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.

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

Fielding Lewis, who does not descend from Col. Fielding Lewis of Fredericksburg, was born c. 1750, probably in Northampton Co NC. Fielding's purported father, Edmund Lewis, began selling land in Northampton Co NC in 1758 and is last found in records in 1760. Where did the family go?

Sometime about 1770, Fielding married Elizabeth Johnson b. c. 1750, daughter of Joseph Johnson of Northampton Co NC. Proof of marriage comes from Joseph Johnson's 1792 will where he names daughter Elizabeth Lewis.

Fielding is first documented in 1778 when he patented land on Castle Creek (vic. Woodsdale.) in Caswell (now Person) Co NC.

Fielding died 1/1787, and Elizabeth was named administrix of the estate. From the 2/1787 estate sale, we learn that Fielding and Elizabeth had six children. Of note, Elizabeth married Gabriel Gunn who was appointed guardian of four of the children.

By 1803 Fielding's heirs began selling land inherited from their father. And from the many land records, we learn that at least three sons eventually were in Franklin Co KY. According to the 1810 Franklin Co KY Census, there were five Lewis men. But son John is the only one found in that census.

Person County Deed Book B, p. 75:
I March 1778. Charles Bostick sold 70 acres of land on Castle Creek in Caswell County to Fielding Lewis In January 1795, Charles sold his 210 acres on Hendley (sic) Mill Creek to Mathew Daniel for £166. This land was on the waters of the South Hyco Creek and Derby Hendley's line.
Caswell Co NC Deed Bk 54, p. 298:
#547 dated 8/26/1778 to Fielding Lewis for 62 acres on Castle Ck.
Caswell Co NC Deed Book C, p. 61:
7/20/1784. Thomas Ragsdale of Caswell County to Mesheck Gentry of Halifax County, Virginia for £100, deeds 240 ac on Bold Br. Wit: J. Coffee, Fielding Lewis, And'w Buch'n [Buchanan].
Caswell Co NC Deed Book E, p. 96:
10 Aug. 1786, Nathaniel Duncan to Fielding Lewis, £180, 188 acres both sides of Cobb Creek, Atkinson's line. /s/ Nathl. Duncan. Wit. H. Harolson, James Long.
Caswell Co., NC Probate:
1/25/1787. Elizabeth Lewis named administrix of Fielding Lewis deceased.
22 FEB 1787 in Caswell County. An estate sale by Joshua Coffee, Robert Dickens for Fielding Lewis.
Buyers: Nathan Scoggins, Capt. John Given, James Winfield, John Cummins, Stephen Austin, John H. Pryor, Elizabeth Lewis. 1/7 part allotted to widow.
Joseph Johnson, probate Sep 1794, names his youngest daughter, Elizabeth Lewis; date of Will 26 Nov 1792.  
9/17/1793. Elizabeth and Gabriel Gunn apply for the appointment of guardians of Susanna, John, Fielding and Zachariah Lewis, orphans of Fielding Lewis.

Person Co. Record Books 1, pp. 230-231:
March Ct. 1796. John Lewis, orphan of Fielding Lewis, decd.; guardian account of Gabriel Gunn. 4 Sep 1794
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Zachariah Lewis and Fielding Lewis, orphans of Fielding Lewis; guardian accounts of Gabriel Gunn. 4 Sep 1794.

Person Co Records Book 2, p. 148::
Mar Ct.
1799. Settlement of estate of Fielding Lewis. Legatees: James, John, Fielding, Zachariah Lewis; Gabriel Gunn.  
424-425 Gabriel Gun to Aaron Haskins Halifax Co., Va. 191/2 a adj. Fielding Lewis said tract allotted James Lewis as Legatee of Fielding and by him conveyed to Gunn 6/20/1803. Signed G. A. Gunn.
Person Co NC Records:
1805 Tax Records: Gabriel Gunn for James Lewis 27 1/2 acres.
Person Co NC Record Book 2, p. 133:
Sept. Ct. 1806. Note from G. A. Gunn concerning dower of his wife allotted her from real estate of her late husband, Fielding Lewis deceased. 12/14/1805 Wit: Geo. M. Wilson.
Deed Book OP #110 Fielding Lewis and Zacharia Lewis heirs of Fielding Lewis both of Franklin Co. Ky. To------said land Fielding Lewis allotted window Elizabeth as her dower after she married Gabriel Gunn.

Deed Book D page 132 Thomas Jeffries----to -------adj. dowerland of Elizabeth Lewis, Alias Elizabeth Gunn said land part of dower of Elizabeth Gunn 4/1/1809

Deed Book D 178-179 John Lewis Franklin Co. Kentucky to Thomas Jeffreys----------his part in dowerland of his mother Elizabeth Gunn 49 a Hyco and Cobb Creek Person Co. Adj. Jeffries.

    Children

    1. James Lewis

Research note: Proof of age comes from the 1793 guardianship for the orphans which does not list James; as he had come of age,

Person Co Records Book 2, p. 148::
Mar Ct.
1799. Settlement of estate of Fielding Lewis. Legatees: James, John, Fielding, Zachariah Lewis; Gabriel Gunn.  
Person Co NC Deed Book C, p.. 261-2:
James Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to Gabriel Gunn of Person Co, for $50, 19 ½  ac on Hico adj Fielding Lewis, Abner Duncan, Joseph Moore, John Ogilby – it being land allotted James Lewis as legatee of his late father Fielding Lewis, decd , 24 Apr1799.  Wit.: H. Haralson, Sally Bennett, Polly Haralson.  
Gabriel Gunn for James Lewis 27 1/2/ a
Gabriel Gunn for James Lewis 22 ½ a

Person Co NC Deed Book C, pp.. 424-425:
Gabriel Gunn to Aaron Haskins of Halifax Co, VA, for 20 lbs, 19 ½ ac E. side Hico adj Fielding Lewis, Abner Duncan, Joseph McGehee, John Ogilby- said tract allotted James Lewis as legatee of Fielding Lewis decd & by him conveyed to Gunn  20 Oct 1803.
Wit: H Haralson, Richard Ogilby, Creed Haskins.  

49-50 Henry Atkinston of Caswell Co. to William Branch $34 pounds 19 ½ acres on e. side of Hico. Adj Fielding Lewis et al. Allotted to James Lewis, Legatees of Fielding Lewis, Dec. was conveyed to Gabriel Gunn then to Aaron Haskins 5/12/1807

    2. Nancy Lewis

Person Co NC records dated June 1793. Reuben Long, gdn of Nancy Lewis, petition for portion of her estate of Fielding Lewis...Elizabeth and Gabriel Gunn ordered to appear.

    3. Susannah Lewis

9/17/1793. Elizabeth and Gabriel Gunn apply for the appointment of guardians of Susanna, John, Fielding and Zachariah Lewis, orphans of Fielding Lewis.

    4. Fielding Lewis

Person Co. Record Books 1, p. 231:
March Ct. 1796. Zachariah Lewis and Fielding Lewis, orphans of Fielding Lewis; guardian accounts of Gabriel Gunn.
4 Sep 1794.

Person Co Records Book 2, p. 148::
Mar Ct.
1799. Settlement of estate of Fielding Lewis. Legatees: James, John, Fielding, Zachariah Lewis; Gabriel Gunn.  
#187 Fielding Lewis, Zacharia and John to Lawson Neal 100 for 67 ½ acres and 36 acres adj. Atkinson, Deshaza, Zachariah Lewis signed for John Lewis Attorney.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 41:
Fielding Lewis of Shelby Co, KY to Benjamin Johnston of Person Co, of $137 1/2, 25 ac on N Hico adj Zachariah Lewis, Abnar Duncan, John Ogilby, Henry Atkinson – it being his part of large tract of Fielding Lewis his father./s/ by John Lewis for Fielding Lewis.
2 Feb 1807 . Wit: H. Haralson Archd Haralson.

Person Co NC Deed Book C, pp.. 424-425:
Gabriel Gunn to Aaron Haskins of Halifax Co, VA, for 20 lbs, 19 ½ ac E. side Hico adj Fielding Lewis, Abner Duncan, Joseph McGehee, John Ogilby- said tract allotted James Lewis as legatee of Fielding Lewis decd & by him conveyed to Gunn  20 Oct 1803.
Wit: H Haralson, Richard Ogilby, Creed Haskins.  

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 110-11:
Power of atty – Fielding Lewis of Shelby Co, KY to brother Zachariah Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to sell & dispose of property in Person Co. 17 Nov 1807. Wit: Isaac E. Gane. Benjamin Morphin.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 110:
Fielding Lewis & Zachariah Lewis, heirs of Fielding Lewis, both of Franklin Co, KY, to Thomas Jeffreys of CC, for $59.50.  59 1/2 A both sides
N Hico adj John Ogilby crossing Cobb Cr, Abner Duncan, Richd. Ogilby – said land that of Fielding Lewis decd and allotted to widow Elisabeth as her dower after she married Gabriel Gunn. May 1808.  Wit: H. Haralson, James Howerton.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 187:
Fielding Lewis, Zachariah Lewis & John Lewis to Lawson Neal, for $100, 67 ½ A at the dower line with 36 A, on the chapple path adj Atkinson, Deshazo; Zachariah Lewis signs for John Lewis as atty.
3 Jan 1810 . Wit: Thomas Webb, Thomas Lawson.  
Deed Book OP #110 Fielding Lewis and Zacharia Lewis heirs of Fielding Lewis both of Franklin Co. Ky. To------said land Fielding Lewis allotted window Elizabeth as her dower after she married Gabriel Gunn.
Franklin Co KY Order Book D, p.54:
Ordered that John Lewis be appointed guardian to Zachariah Lewis, orphan of Fielding Lewis, dec’d, he entering bond with Robert Church his security, for 200 pounds. February 19, 1810.  

    5. John Lewis b. 1782 Caswell Co NC

    6. Zachariah Lewis

Person Co. Record Books 1, p. 231:
March Ct. 1796. Zachariah Lewis and Fielding Lewis, orphans of Fielding Lewis; guardian accounts of Gabriel Gunn.
4 Sep 1794.

Person Co Records Book 2, p. 148::
Mar Ct.
1799. Settlement of estate of Fielding Lewis. Legatees: James, John, Fielding, Zachariah Lewis; Gabriel Gunn.  

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 110-11:
Power of atty – Fielding Lewis of Shelby Co, KY to brother Zachariah Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to sell & dispose of property in Person Co. 17 Nov 1807. Wit: Isaac E. Gane. Benjamin Morphin.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 110:
Fielding Lewis & Zachariah Lewis, heirs of Fielding Lewis, both of Franklin Co, KY, to Thomas Jeffreys of CC, for $59.50.  59 1/2 A both sides
N Hico adj John Ogilby crossing Cobb Cr, Abner Duncan, Richd. Ogilby – said land that of Fielding Lewis decd and allotted to widow Elisabeth as her dower after she married Gabriel Gunn. May 1808.  Wit: H. Haralson, James Howerton.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 188:
Power of Atty – John Lewis of Franklin co, KY to Zachariah Lewis, of same, to convey land in Person Co., which was sold by Zachariah Lewis to Thomas Jeffreys. 20 May 1809.
Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 179-80:
Zachariah Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to Benjamin Johnston Jr. of Person Co, for $140, 24 A N side N Hyco adj William S. Branch; said land allotted from estate of his father Fielding Lewis decd & designated as lot #2.
23 Dec 1809. Wit: H Harralson, Ad Harralson.  
Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 187:
Fielding Lewis, Zachariah Lewis & John Lewis to Lawson Neal, for $100, 67 ½ A at the dower line with 36 A, on the chapple path adj Atkinson, Deshazo; Zachariah Lewis signs for John Lewis as atty.
3 Jan 1810 . Wit: Thomas Webb, Thomas Lawson.  
Zachariah Lewis mar. Jane Mason 4 or 14 Jul in 1813 in Franklin co., bond Nimrod Mason, signed Zachary B. Lewis and Nimrod Mason.
Zachariah/Zachary, also called Z. B. Lewis, was in the War of 1812.
Zachariah Lewis mar. Ruthy Roberts in Franklin in Oct 1815.

Generation #6

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