|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.|
William (4James, 3James, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis
William Lewis was born in about 1752 in Spotsylvania Co VA. In about 1770 William married Elizabeth Ingram b. 1755 Johnston Co NC.
William and family migrated by 1/1797 to Woodford Co KY. Proof is found in the marriage of son Fielding to Elizabeth Claxton on 1/17/1797. William would have been a first generation pioneer pushing west of the Cumberlands, settling the lands of the Ohio Valley.
Two Lewis men are found in the 1800 Woodford Co KY Tax List, William and his oldest son, Fielding, along with Fielding's father-in-law, Joshua Claxton. William and Elizabeth lived their lives in Franklin Co KY. Reportedly, William died in 1825.
Born c. 1752 Spotsylvania Co VA
Married c. 1770 in Virginia to Elizabeth Ingram b. 1755 Johnston Co NC
6/12/1790 Spotsylvania Co VA Probate
BOOK E (1772-1798) page 993:
LEWIS, James, Spotsylvania Co., d. after June 12, 1790, Executors Bond dated Sept. 7, 1790.
Wit. G. BELL, Benjamin BALLARD.
Ex. wife Hannah LEWIS, John WRIGHT, Sr.
Leg. wife Hannah; daughter Betsey LEWIS; sons James, Willis, Charles and William LEWIS; daughters Becky, Clary and Ann LEWIS; daughter Mary Ann HALBERT; dau Judith NEWTON; daughter Tomesone CLAXTON.
Migrated by 1/1797 to Woodford Co KY
1800 Woodford Co KY Tax List: William Lewis
1810 Franklin Co KY Census: William Lewis
1820 Franklin Co KY Census: Not found
Died 1825 Franklin Co KY
Research Note: The Claxtons were 1st cousins to the Lewises; as Aunt Tomesone Lewis married Joshua Claxton. And, three Lewis boys married three Claxton girls: Fielding Lewis m. Elizabeth Claxton; James Edwin Lewis m. Lucy Ann Claxton; John Lewis m. Nancy Claxton.
Some Descendants of William Lewis
1. Fielding Lewis
|1/17/1797. Kentucky, County Marriages 1797 - 1954:
17 January 1797. Woodford Co KY. Whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended to be held and solemnized between the above bound Fielding Lewis and Betsey Claxton . . Teste: James Long. Fielding Lewis, James Holbers.
1800 Woodford Co KY Tax List: Fielding Lewis
1810 Woodford Co KY Tax List: Fielding Lewis
1820 Woodford Co KY Tax List: Fielding Lewis
1830 Woodford Co KY Tax List: Fielding Lewis
1840 Woodford Co KY Tax List: Fielding Lewis
1850 KY/ IN Census: Not found
Migrated 1850 to Miami Co IN
2. James Edwin Lewis
1850 Federal Census: Woodford County, Kentucky HN FN LAST FIRST AGE Sex Occup. BIRTH ==================================================== 459 Lewis James 78 M Farmer VA Lucy 59 (?) F VA Fleming 24 M KY Sarah A 22 F KY Thomsonann 7 F KY Martha A 4 F KY Elizabeth 2 F KY
3. John Lewis b. 1775 Culpeper Co VA
4. Willis Lewis
1850 Federal Census: Boone County, Missouri HN FN LAST FIRST AGE Sex Occup. BIRTH ================================================= 299 Lewis Willis 55 M Farmer KY Emily 48 F KY Barintha 24 F KY Charles 21 M MO Susan 18 F MO Mansfield 12 M MO Eliza 10 F MO John 6 M MO