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.

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.

LHL1-9T9  William
LZV1-JTZ Elizabeth
WILL 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.


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.

    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

Generation #6


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