Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #5

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.

Caroline Co VA Probate:
5, Feb 14 Last Will & Testament: John Lewis.
Witness: Mary Atchison. Caroline Co., VA
Colonial Caroline, p. 479:
John Lewis, decedent; John Lewis, Jr. executor


    1. John Lewis b. c. 1775 Caroline Co VA

Generation #6


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