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.

John (5Fielding, 4Edmund, 3Joshua, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Franklin Co KY

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 37/37 match to John Lewis of Franklin Co KY. [Research] According to the many censuses, John Lewis of Franklin Co KY was born about 1782 in North Carolina. However, in the 1870 Census we learn that he was born in Virginia. And from his tombstone, we learn that he was born in 1788. So, what's the answer? The earlier censuses are probably right.

After exhaustive research, we learn that there was only one John Lewis in Franklin Co KY as early as 1805. And, he is the documented son of Fielding Lewis of Caswell Co NC. Additionally, we learn that John's son, Lewis Walker Lewis, named one of his sons, Fielding C. Lewis, continuing the Fielding name in this family. [Franklin Co KY Research]

John Lewis of Franklin Co KY was born about 1782 in Caswell Co NC and was the youngest son of Fielding Lewis.

From the Caswell Co NC records, we learn that John sold lands inherited from his father's estate. And as early as 1805, he is cited as John Lewis of Franklin Co KY.

In Franklin Co KY, John is first documented in the 1810 Census in his new home. And in that census, John is about 4 persons down from Henry Lewis which causes confusion.

On 11/28/1810 in Franklin Co KY, John married Patsy Pruett b. 8/8/1789 in Virginia. John and Patsy lived the remainder of their lives in Franklin Co KY.

Person Co. Record Books 1, p. 230:
March Ct. 1796. John Lewis, orphan of Fielding Lewis, decd. guardian account 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 C, p. 528:
John Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to Gabriel Gunn of CC. for $125, 25 ac E. bank Hico adj Jno Ogilby, Abner Duncan – it being part of land of his father Fielding Lewis who died intestate. 
8 Feb 1805. Wit: John McFarland, Wm. McFarland.  
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. 178-9:
John Lewis of Franklin Co, KY to Thomas Jeffreys of CC, for $30 , his part in dower land of his mother Elizabeth Gun, formerly Elizabeth Lewis; total of 49 A & John Lewis entitled to one-fourth; land on Hyco & Cobb Cr in Perosn Co. adj said jeffreys, William Scott Branch, Richard Ogilby and formerly belonged to Fielding Lewis decd. 22 Dec 1809. Wit: H. Harralson, Ben Johnston, A. Harralson.  
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.

Person Co NC Deed Book D, p. 187:
Fielding Lewis, Zachariah Lewis & John Lewis to Lawson Neal, for $100, 67 ˝ 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.  
Males  Born
After
# Lewis  Females Born
After
# Lewis
45+   45+  
25-44 1765 1 John 25-44 1765
16-25 1785 16-25 1785
10-15 1795 10-15 1795
to-10 1800 to-10 1800
Franklin Co KY Order Book D, p.54:
Ordered that John Lewis be appointed guardian to Zachariah Lewis [nephew], orphan of Fielding Lewis, dec’d, he entering bond with Robert Church his security, for 200 pounds. February 19, 1810.  
LEWIS, John PREWITT, Patsy November 28, 1810
Lewis, Henry    -   2300   [Henry s/o Henry Lewis of Culpeper Co VA]
Lewis, John     -   1400   [John "of Llangollen" of Spotsylvania Co VA]
Long, Barsheba  -   4000
Loomis, W. P.   -
Long, Thomas    -    550
Love, Elizabeth -   3000
Lewis, John     -    600   [Probably this John Lewis]
1850 Federal Census: Franklin County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH        
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615 618  Lewis John       68  M   Farmer    North Carolina
               Patsy      61  F             Virginia
               Martha A.  27  F             Kentucky
               Mary A.    25  F             "
               James      30  M   Laborer   "
               Jane       18  F             "
               Robert     20  M   Laborer   "
1860 Federal Census: Franklin County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH        
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260 248  Lewis John       77  M   Farmer    N. Carolina
               Jane       28  F             Kentucky
1870 Federal Census: Franklin County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH    
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24  24   Lewis Robert     40  M   Farmer    Kentucky
               Sarah F.   37  F             "
         Lewis John       88  M             Virginia

    Children

    1. William S. Lewis b. 1811 Franklin Co KY

    2. John P. Lewis

    3. Lewis Walker Lewis

    4. James Madison Lewis

    5. Martha A. Lewis

1880 Federal Census: Franklin County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.       BIRTH    
========================================================
66  72   Wade  Royal      61  M   Farmer       Kentucky
               Martha A.  56  F                "
               John L.    18  M                "
               Harry W.   16  M                "

    6. Mary A. Lewis b. 1825 Franklin Co KY

    7. Robert D. Lewis

1870 Federal Census: Franklin County, Kentucky
HN  FN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH   
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24  24   Lewis Robert     40  M   Farmer    Kentucky
               Sarah F.   37  F             "
               Safronia   16  F             "
               Mary E.    14  F             "
               Robert S.  10  M             "
               Alice       8  F             "
               Ira       2/12 M             "
               John       88  M             Virginia
         Owen  Elisabeth  27  F             Kentucky
         Perry America    13  M             "

    8. Jane Lewis

Generation #7

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