Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #6

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.

Joseph (5Joseph, 4John, 3James, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis, Jr. of Caroline Co VA

There is a yDNA connection between this person and my ancestor, Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 Spotsylvania Co VA. yDNA confirms an exact match (37/37) to some tests. And, there are close (36/37) matches and almost close (35/37) matches. All of theses matches deserve research to determine how the different families are related.

These test results can be found at the Lewis Surname DNA Project. Additionally, a detailed discussion of the significance of these test results and a comparison of the results for the five Lewis families of northern Virginia can be found at DNA Results.

This analysis focuses on the 36/37 match to the Joseph Lewis family of Caroline Co VA. Interestingly, Joseph matches perfectly William Young who died in Page Co VA. [Research]

But then, there's this genealogical inquiry from over a hundred years ago:

Contents for July, 1896. 

45. Want to know of the brothers and sisters of Joseph Lewis, who married Nancy Faulconer about 1793 and came from Virginia to Kentucky in 1818 with members of his wife's family and one Richard Vivian (or Vernon), who married Miss Davis. Joseph Lewis had a son, Burton R., who went as a substitute for his father into the army between 1812 and 1815. Tradition says he had two brothers, Charles and James. The latter settled near Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Would also like the antecedents of Nancy Faulkoner, the wife of Joseph Lewis, who had brothers Thomas, Newman and Edward. My grandfather [Joseph Lewis] was nine years old at the time of the battle of Yorktown and remembered hearing the cannon on that occasion. J. W. L.

    "Lewisiana, the Lewis Letter," v. 7, p.16. <http://www.ebooksread.com> 2 June 2013.

Joseph Lewis (#2) was born 1771, probably in Caroline Co VA. And, there are records to link Joseph Lewis to the larger Lewis family through the Longs of Caroline Co VA.

Caroline Co VA Court Order Book, p. 388:
12 Nov 1762. William Clutterbuck, Joseph Lewis [possible f/o Joseph] and Francis Long ack. debt to the King for 20 lbs (William) and 10 lbs (Joseph and Francis each) if William Clutterbuck does not keep the peace for one year.

In about 1795, probably in Caroline Co VA, Joseph married Nancy Faulconer of St. Anne's Parish, Caroline/ Essex county. As the Faulconers lived in the vicinity of Loretto VA, they would have been just down the Tidewater Trail from Port Royal and the Lewis family.

When Samuel Faulconer died, Joseph was appointed his father-in-law's executor. Subsequently, he was part of a lawsuit c. 1805 for Nancy's father's estate. This is the only record of Joseph in Virginia. Why? The Lewis Family attended St. Mary's Parish in Caroline county. And, those parish registers including deeds and wills no longer exist.

By 1810 the family migrated west to Madison Co KY. And by 1818, the family migrated to Warren Co KY. Joseph is present in the many censuses in Kentucky as are his children. Joseph died in 1861 in Warren Co KY.

CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 170 - 179 by Lyman Chalkley
Kennedy vs. Petty--O. S. 222; N. S. 77
Will of Nicholas Faulconer of Essex County, Parish of St. Ann's.
Legatees, Jane Garnett, James Faulconer and Nicholas Faulconer; son, Thomas Faulconer; son, Samuel Faulconer's children; legatee, James Halbert; grandchildren, Joel, Wm., and Mary Halbert; granddaughter, Mary Faulconer; granddaughter, Mary Halbert; wife.
Dated 3d April, 1789. Proved in Essex, 15th June, 1789.

Suit is brought by Reuben Kennedy and Ursula, his wife; Thomas Faulconer; William Newman and Lucy, his wife; Robert Faulconer; Newman Faulconer; Carter and Edward Faulconer; Joseph Lewis, administrator of Samuel Faulconer; Nicholas Faulconer and Frances, his wife; Joseph Lewis and Nancy, his wife.

Samuel Faulconer, son of Nicholas, left 10 children, viz: UrsuIa, Reuben, Thomas, Frances, Nancy, Lucy, Robert, Newman, Carter and Edward, of whom Carter and Edward are infants.

Research Notes:
-Samuel Faulconer s/o Nicholas Faulconer died in 1804 Culpeper Co VA.
-Joseph Lewis is appointed c. 1805 as administrator of Samuel Faulconer's estate.
-This suit is brought by Reuben Kennedy who married Ursula Faulconer in 1801.
-Therefore, the suit was filed in Augusta Co Court sometime after 1805.

    "Re James and Thomas Faulkner," Rootsweb GenWeb Site <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/va/augusta/court/volume-2/2court21.txt> 20 September 2016.

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH 
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17  17   Lewis Joseph     79  M   Farmer    VA
               N (Nancy)  75  F             VA
1860 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH 
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517 517  Lewis Charles    62  M   Farmer    VA
               Rebecca    52  F             KY
               Joseph     89  M             VA

    Children

    1. Burton R. Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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43  43   Lewis B (Burton) 55  M   Farmer  VA
               L (Louisa) 40  F           KY

    2. Charles Lewis b. 1797 Caroline Co VA

    3. Nimrod Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST       AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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45  45   Lewis N (Nimrod)  47  M   Farmer  VA
               M (Matilda) 41  F           KY

    4. Joseph Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST       AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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264 264  Lewis Joseph      46  M   Farmer  VA
               Nancy       30  F           KY

    5. Robert Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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53  53   Lewis R (Robert) 45  M   Farmer  KY
               M (Mary)   37  F           "

    6. Elizabeth Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST   FIRST         AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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25  25   Miller Isaac         50  M   Farmer  VA
                E (Elizabeth) 45  F           "

    7. Nancy Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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51  51   Vernon D (Davis) 47  M   Farmer  VA
                N (Nancy) 41  F           VA

    8. Mary Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST     AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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44  44   Vernon J (John) 44  M   Farmer  VA
                M (Mary) 38  F           "

    9. Lorenzo Dow Lewis

1850 Federal Census: Warren County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST              AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH 
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17  17   Lewis L.D. (Lorenzo Dow) 34  M   Farmer  VA
               J.A. (Julia A)     28  F           KY

Generation #7

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