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.

Edmund Lewis (4Edmund, 3Joshua, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Person Co NC

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 Edmund Lewis family of Person Co NC. [Research] Previously, Edmund Lewis was reported to be distantly related to Fielding Lewis as proven by DNA. However, the antiquated system for calculating Time to the Most Recent Common Ancestor [TMRCA] was replaced. And now, we find that Edmund is actually a close match and possibly the brother of Fielding Lewis.

Edmund Lewis was born about 1752 in Northampton Co VA. In about 1775 in North Carolina, Edmund was wed to Mary Lewis b. c. 1755.

Edmund first appears in records in the 1777 Caswell Co Tax List. And in 1778, Edmund was granted land on Storey Creek where he lived the remainder of his life. Edmund died in 1792 and left a will naming his wife Mary and his six children.

Caswell Co NC Deed Bk 54, p. 282:
#506. 12/10/1778 to Edmond Lewis for 200 acres on Storey Ck.
Caswell Co NC Deed Book A, p. 26:
475 State of NC - No. 156 - to Henry Fuller 100 A on Stories [Storey] Cr. (vic. Roxboro NC) adj his own corner, Edmund Lewis, Paul Waters. 17 Dec 1779.
CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS AND ESTATES - Administrator Bond, Nehemiah Fuller's Estate, 18th Dec 1780.
Edmund Lewis 1 bottle 42----
Caswell County Deed Book C:
126 Ambrose Hudgens of CC to John Mitchell of same, for 12 lbs specie, 50 A east side Rosemary Cr adj William Southard, John Mitchell's old line, Seth Moore, John Dinwiddie. 30 Sept 1785.
Wit: Edmond Lewis, Henry Horly.
Caswell Co., NC, April Court 1791, p. 381:
Estate of John MOORE in acct. with James SANDERS and Joseph MOORE, exec. from 1786-1790.
Payments to: John LOW for Dr. Lancelotte JOHNSTON, Jonathan ALLEN, Col. Wm MOORE, Edmund LEWIS, Thomas WHITE, Hugh DOBBIN, Joshua CARNEY, Robert MOORE, George WILEY, George BLACK, AMBROSE ARNOLD, Miss Rachel DOBBINS, Robert WILSON, John YANCEY, Thomas JEFFREYS, Thomas LIPSCOMB, Josias COLE, John CAMPBELL for board of Betsy and Lucy MOORE.
By Adams SANDERS and James WILLIAMSON.
Will of Edmond Lewis:
In the Name of God Amen --I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina Being weak in Body But of sound mind & memory do make and Ordain this as my Last will & Testament. Which is as Followeth) Item to wit; --
I lend to my wife Mary Lewis the plantation and land whereon I now Dwell; during her Natural life or widowhood also all my stock & Household Furniture & all other Property I now Possess after Paying all Just Debts.
But after her death or Marige (sic) then my will & Desire is that my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis Burrel Green Lewis --
also I do constitute & appoint Reuben Newton & James Long Executors to this my Last will and Testament given under my hand this the Twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven Hundred & Ninety Two.
Signed & acknowledged before Roger Williams, Edmond Lewis, John Clift, John Newton.

Person County, September Court 1792. The Execution of this Will was duly proved in Open Court by the Oaths of John Clift and John Newton two subscribing Witnesses thereto & Motion Ordered to be recorded at the same
time Reubin Newton & James Long the Executors.
Quallify'd. Teste Robt Paine, Clerk

Males  Born
After
# Lewis  Females Born
After
# Lewis
45+   45+  
25-44 1755   25-44 1755 1 Mary
18-25 1775 3 Hiram
Ware
Warner
18-25 1775 0
10-15 1785 1 Fielding 10-15 1785 2 Elizabeth Tomkins
Frances
to-10 1790 1 Burrell Green to-10 1790 0  
Person Co NC Record Book 3, pp. 262-263:
March Court 1804:
Guardian accounts for orphans of ______ Lewis by Hiram Lewis, guardian, and John McFarland, former guardian.
John McFarland, guardian account for Elizabeth Lewis, now the wife of Thos. Henshaw. 10 Dec. 1803. /s/ James D. Henley, William Trotter.
Person Co NC Will Book N, p. 114:
Mary CATES...written 15 Sept 1828, no probate date.
Grandaughters: Mary Barker WARREN, Mary LEWIS and Mary Barker HENSHAW; grandson: Martin WARREN; daughter: Frances WARREN
Exe: friend John MILES; Wit: Thomas PENDERGAST
John MILES rejected his right to execute and MARTIN WARREN named adm. with will annexed bonded by John MILES and John KIMBROUGH.

    Children

    1. Hiram Lewis

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .
Person Co NC Record Book 3, pp. ages 262-263:
March Court 1804:
Guardian accounts for orphans of Fielding Lewis by Hiram Lewis, guardian, and John McFarland, former guardian.
John McFarland, guardian account for Elizabeth Lewis, now the wife of Thos. Henshaw. 10 Dec. 1803. /s/ James D. Henley, William Trotter.
Lewis, Hiram married Agness Cearney 3 Mar 1806. Thomas Henshaw Bondsman.
Lewis, Burrell Green married Fanny Turner 24 Aug 1813. Hiram Lewis Bondsman.

Sumner Co TN Probate:
Will of Hiram Lewis. wife Agnes “Aggy” and their children listed in the will: Elizabeth , Joshua, Edmond , Walton, David, John, Pamela, Mary, & Rachel C.
(wife’s family were executors: Daniel Carney, and Shelton Carney.)
Will Written 7th Dec 1826, codicil added 22 May 1829, and in Probate court Feb. Term 1833

    2. Ware Lewis

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .

    3. Warner Lewis (Cedar's Cemetery, Milton NC)

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .

    4. Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .

    5. Frances Lewis

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .
Person Co NC Will Book N, p. 114:
Mary CATES...written 15 Sept 1828, no probate date.
Grandaughters: Mary Barker WARREN, Mary LEWIS and Mary Barker HENSHAW; grandson: Martin WARREN; daughter: Frances WARREN
Exe: friend John MILES; Wit: Thomas PENDERGAST
John MILES rejected his right to execute and MARTIN WARREN named adm. with will annexed bonded by John MILES and John KIMBROUGH.

    6. Fielding Lewis

I Edmond Lewis of Persons County & State of North Carolina. . .my Estate shall be Equally Divided among my seven children Hiram Lewis, Ware Lewis, Warner Lewis, Elizabeth Tomkins Lewis, Frances Lewis, Fielden Lewis, Burrel Green Lewis. . . .
Lewis, Fielding married Betsey Evans 6 Oct 1810. Thomas Henshaw Bondsman.
"A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri," Bryan and Rose, 1876:
"Edwin [Fielding] Lewis, of North Carolina, pitched his tent in Montgomery County in 1830."
1850 Federal Census: Montgomery County, Missouri
HN  FN  LAST  FIRST              AGE Sex Occup. BIRTH
=========================================================
481 481 Lewis Fielding           61  M   Farmer NC
              Rebecca            45  F          VA

    7. Burrell Green Lewis b. 1790 Caswell Co NC

Generation #6

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