|Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.|
John, Jr. (4John, 3James, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Essex Co VA
Research Note: There are even fewer records for this John Lewis. In fact, this John could almost be described as a place-holder. But, he really existed.
John Lewis, Jr. was born about 1743 in Caroline Co VA and grew up on the family plantation. On 2/20/1721, John's grandparents were gifted 100 acres at the head of Taliaferro's Branch in what is now Caroline Co VA by Great Grandfather Richard Long. And, locating this grant is important for future generations of the Lewis family. Located on the Rappahannock River (vic. Dogue VA) adjacent to the Gabriel Long family and the ferry operated by the Tankersleys, John would have grown up in the Long family circle and could have worked for George Tankersley, Sr.
In 1728, Caroline Co was split from Essex Co VA. But, John and family are seldom found in records. Why? The Lewis family attended St. Mary's Parish in Caroline county. And, those parish registers, including deeds and wills, no longer exist.
From Colonial Caroline, a compilation of records from the non-indexed Caroline County Order Books, we learn that John Lewis, Jr. was the executor for his father's estate in 1766. But, that's all.
Born c. 1743 Caroline Co VA
Married c. 1775 in Caroline Co VA to and unknown spouse
John, Sr. died after 2/1765 Caroline Co VA
Co VA Probate:
1765, Feb 14 Last Will & Testament: John Lewis.
Witness: Mary Atchison. Caroline Co., VA
1766 Caroline Co VA Probate
Caroline, p. 479:
1766. John Lewis, decedent; John Lewis, Jr. executor
Date and place of death unknown
1. John Lewis b. c. 1775 Caroline Co VA