The Zachary Lewis Family

Generation #2

Zachary (1Zachary I, 0Research) Lewis II of Fredericksburg VA

Zachary Lewis II was born 6/1/1702 in King and Queen Co VA. Of note, Zachary's family emigrated from Breconshire, Wales, to King and Queen Co VA in 1692. On 1/9/1725, probably in King and Queen Co VA, Zachary married Mary Waller b. 1/20/1799 in Virginia.

By 1728 Zachary migrated to Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co VA when he was listed as a vestryman of St. George's Parish. Zachary is next recorded in Spotsylvania County where he received land from Dunnill Abney, Jr. on December 13, 1730. Sometime during this period, Zachary studied law.

According to Caroline Co VA Court Orders of 1756, there was a "Deed of Gift from James Lewis to Zachary Lewis." This is the only reference which connects the Zachary Lewis Family of Fredericksburg with the Lewises of Caroline Co VA.

Zachary is cited having served as council to the vestries of St. Mark's Parish of Culpeper Co VA, as the King's Attorney, and as Spotsylvania County representative to the VA House of Burgesses. "The road known as 'the Lawyer road', to this day in Spotsylvania Co., took its name from the fact that Zachary and his son John rode it together so often in attending Orange Co. Courts."

Zachary died 1/20/1765 at his estate "Bel-Air" in Spotsylvania Co VA.

Spotsylvania Co VA Marriages:
Jan 3, 1725/6. Lewis, Zachary, Woman not listed.
Augt. 29, 1768. Waller Lewis of Spts. Co. to Benjamin Waller of same Co. 16 10s. curr. 55 a. in Spts. Co., part of a pat. granted Zachary Lewis, Septr. 28, 1732, etc.
Wit: John Chew, J. Lewis, Oliver Towles. Septr. 5, 1768.
Spotsylvania Co Deed Book C:
4 Dec 1736. John Waller of Spotsylvania Co Gent to Zachary Lewis of same Gent 414A in Spotsylvania Co 397A part thereof of patent granted Jno Waller Jr 28 Sep 1728 and conveyed by him to sd Jno Waller as by deeds 23 and 24 Jun 1730 residue thereof part of a tract granted to sd Waller 21 Feb 1720 then in King William Co.
Wit: Wm Waller, Thomas Robinson, Edmund Waller.
Rec DB C 7 Dec 1736 Spotsylvania Co VA.
25 August 1745.  It is ordered that Zachary Lewis, Attorney, for our Sovereign Lord the King prosecute them according to the law.
11/1753 Land swap between Lawrence Smith and Warner Lewis of Gloucester Co VA:
. . .And the said tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the said county of Spotsylvania, bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at a corner of the land of the said Warner Lewis and Zachary Lewis, on Pamunkey river; thence by the said Zachary Lewis' line up to Henry Lewis' corner; thence by his line to the line of Henry Chiles; thence by Wyat's line; thence to Douglas's run; and thence by Douglas's run. down the same to Pamunkey river; and thence to Pamunkey river, down the same to the beginning containing 4,000 acres . . .
Virginia Laws, p. 410.

Spotsylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, JOHN, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Semple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley.
Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust.
Leg. . .Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there.

Caroline Co VA Court Order Book, p.176:
13 Jun 1756, James Lewis ack. his deed of gift indented to Zachary Lewis.

This " Deed of Gift" from James Lewis to Zachary Lewis is another reference which connects the Zachary Lewis Family of Fredericksburg with the Lewises of Caroline Co VA.

Spotsylvania Co VA Deed Book E, p. 202:
March 19, 1756. Zachary Lewis of Spts. Co., of the first part; Richard Shackleford of same co. and Mary, his wife, of the second part; and Mary Shackleford, dau. of James Shackleford of the same county, of the third part.
Whereas, Zachary Lewis, by letter dated May 29, 1755, did give to Mary, daughter of sd. James Shackleford, and Elizabeth, his wife, sister of the sd. Zachary; sd. Zachary now deeds the sd. negro to the sd. Richd. Shackleford and Mary, his wife, for the use of the sd. Mary, dau. of James; the third party to these presents.
Witnesses, Z. Lewis, Junr.; Waller Lewis, Betty Lewis, Dorothea Lewis. Augt. 3, 1756.

Spostylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, DOROTHY, Spotsylvania Co., d. Oct. 26, 1758.
Wit. John Farish, John Coleman, J. Waller. Ex. son, William Waller.
Leg. granddaughter, Dorothy Jemima Waller, daughter of my son Edmund Waller; son, William; sons, Thomas and Benjamin Waller; son-in-law Zachary Lewis; Ann Waller, wife of William Waller; daughter Mary, wife of Zachary Lewis. (Page 427)

Spotsylvania Co Deed Book E:
November 13, 1760. William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins, sons of Joseph Collins, dec'd. to John Collins Sr. all right and interest of land by said William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins in estate of Joseph Collins after death or remarriage of his relect, Susanna Collins. Witness: Zachary Lewis, Jr., Zachary Lewis III, Lewis Collins, Waller Lewis, Elijah Garton, and George Perry. 
Spotsylvania Co VA Deeds Book E (1751-1761), p. 219:
Nov. 13, 1760. William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Co llins, sons of Joseph Collins, late of Spts. Co., Decd., t o John Collins of Spts. Co. 85 curr. All est., right, titl e or interest held by sd. Wm. Thomas and Lewis Collins in e st. of sd. Joseph Collins, Decd., after the death or marria ge of his relict, Susanna Collins, etc. Witnesses, Z. Lewis , Zy. Lewis, junr.; John Collins, Waller Lewis, Elijah Gart on, George x Perry. April 6, 1761.
Spotsylvania, Virginia County Records (1721-1800) p. 22:
LEWIS, ZACHARY, Spotsylvania Co., d. July 7, 1764, p. Feb. 4, 1765.
Wit. Lewis Shackleford, Mary Shackleford [sister], John Waller.
Ex. sons, John, Zachary, Waller, Benjamin, and my wife's brother, Mr. John Waller.
Leg. son, John, land in Spotsylvania Co., adjoining where I now live;
son, Zachary, lands purchased of Joseph Thomas, Robert Turner and Anthony Golson;
son, Waller; son, Benjamin;
to sons John, Zachary, Waller and Benjamin, 900 acres of land and grist mill lying in Orange Co., which I purchased of Graves and J. Sneed, also my lands and tenements lying in Culpeper Co., at the Great Mountains;
Wife, Mary; daughters, Meriwether; Betty Littlepage; Lucy Ford; Dorothea Smith; son-in-law, James Littlepage.
Personal estate appraised at 1768. 
Spotsylvania Co VA Deed Book H, p. 184:
May 11, 1771. Mary Lewis, widow of Zachary Lewis of Spts. Co. and daughter of John Waller, Deed., to her sons, Zachary Lewis and Benjamin Lewis. Deed of Gift. Negroes.
Witnesses, O. Towles, Waller Lewis. 
10 April 1781. John Zachary Lewis, Robt. Lewis, Nicholas Lewis, Zachary Meriwether in behalf of Jane, his wife; David Meriwether in behalf of Mary his wife; Zachery Lewis, Waller Lewis, Benjamin Lewis, to Mary Stears of Spts. Co. 5 shill. curr. 2 negroes, part of increase of those negroes lent by the last will and testament of Zachary Lewis, decd. to his wife, Mary Lewis, during her life.

    Children

    1. Anne Lewis

    2. Mary Waller Lewis

    3. John Lewis b. 10/18/1729 Spotsylvania Co VA

    4. Col. Zachary Lewis III

Spotsylvania Co Deed Book E:
November 13, 1760. William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins, sons of Joseph Collins, dec'd. to John Collins Sr. all right and interest of land by said William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins in estate of Joseph Collins after death or remarriage of his relect, Susanna Collins. Witness: Zachary Lewis, Jr., Zachary Lewis III, Lewis Collins, Waller Lewis, Elijah Garton, and George Perry. 
Virginia Colonial Militia, p. 519:
Zachary Lewis, Gent., commission dated Nov. 12, 1761, to be Captain of a company in this County, took the oath Apr. 5, 1762.
1766; Zachary Lewis, crown attorney for Caroline, moved his residence from the county, local court declared the position vacant.
Spotsylvania Co, VA Records:
Dtd 7 Jul 1764, probated 4 Feb 1765, whereas he did give to John Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis all his land lying at the Great Mountains in Culpeper Co.
1772 DEED: Culpeper Co, VA, DB F,
This Indenture Tripartite made 18th May 1772 between JOHN LEWIS of County of Spotsylvania, of one part, WALLER LEWIS, of said County of second part and ZACHARY LEWIS of Louisa Co of other part; Whereas ZACHARY LEWIS of County of Spotsylvania, Father of John, Zachary and Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis in his life time being seized in 4,338 acres in Culpeper Co, VA, at the Great Mountains and made his Last Will and Testament dated 7th July 1764, whereas he did give to John Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis all his land lying at the Great Mountains in Culpeper Co.

    5. Elizabeth Lewis

Spotsylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, JOHN, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Semple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley.
Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust.
Leg. . .Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there.

    6. Mourning Lewis

    7. Lucy Lewis

Spotsylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, JOHN, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Semple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley.
Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust.
Leg. . .Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there.

    8. Dorothea Lewis

Spotsylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, JOHN, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Semple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley.
Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust.
Leg. . .Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there.

    9. Waller Lewis

Spotsylvania Co VA Wills:
WALLER, JOHN, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Semple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley.
Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust.
Leg. . .Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there.

Spotsylvania Co, VA Records:
Dtd 7 Jul 1764, probated 4 Feb 1765, whereas he did give to John Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis all his land lying at the Great Mountains in Culpeper Co.
Spotsylvania Co Deed Book E:
November 13, 1760. William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins, sons of Joseph Collins, dec'd. to John Collins Sr. all right and interest of land by said William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins in estate of Joseph Collins after death or remarriage of his relect, Susanna Collins. Witness: Zachary Lewis, Jr., Zachary Lewis III, Lewis Collins, Waller Lewis, Elijah Garton, and George Perry. 
1772 DEED: Culpeper Co, VA, DB F,
This Indenture Tripartite made 18th May 1772 between JOHN LEWIS of County of Spotsylvania, of one part, WALLER LEWIS, of said County of second part and ZACHARY LEWIS of Louisa Co of other part; Whereas ZACHARY LEWIS of County of Spotsylvania, Father of John, Zachary and Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis in his life time being seized in 4,338 acres in Culpeper Co, VA, at the Great Mountains and made his Last Will and Testament dated 7th July 1764, whereas he did give to John Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis all his land lying at the Great Mountains in Culpeper Co.
Louisa Co Deed Bk H, p. 25:
3/8/1779 Grantor: Bernard Mitchell and Elizabeth, his wife, Grantee: Joseph Watkins. Bernard Mitchell and Elizabeth, his wife, of Louisa to Joseph Watkins of same 1,000 for tract on Contrary River adj. Byars and Dickerson, Waller Lewis, main road to Contrary Bridge, Dickerson Swamp, Winston, Cole, Jerdons Mill road containing 330 acres. no wit Rec. 8 Mar 1779.
Louisa Co Deed Bk G, p. 342:
1/13/1794 Grantor: Nathan Talley and July his wife, Grantee: Henry Harris. Nathan Talley and July his wife of Louisa to Henry Harris of Caroline Co. 100 for 200 acres adjoining Waller Lewis, Boxley, Jerdone. Sig. Nathan and Juley Talley. No witnesses.
Louisa Co Deed Bk J, p. 70:
7/19/1800 Grantor: William Mead, Grantee: Samuel Overton Jr. William Mead of Louisa to Samuel Overton Jr. of Fredericksburg, Spots. Co., Va. in trust tract in Louisa on contrary River adjoining George and Joseph Boxley, Waller Lewis, William Kimbrough, John Burrus, John Gibson and Daniel Ford cont. 216 acres. Mead indebted by bond 29 Jun 1800 29 s 18 p 2d with interest payable to Thomas Goodwin Esq. merchant of Town of Fredericksburg payable before 1 May 1801. Sig. William Mead, Samuel Overton Jr. Wit. Charles Lewis, Thos. Hiskett, Dabney Lipscomb. Rec. 13 Oct 1800.

    10. Benjamin Lewis

Spotsylvania Co, VA Records:
Dtd 7 Jul 1764, probated 4 Feb 1765, whereas he did give to John Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Waller Lewis and Benjamin Lewis all his land lying at the Great Mountains in Culpeper Co.
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VA Deed Book F, 1761-1766. p. 246:
Octr. 7, 1765. Joseph Holloday of Spts. Co. and Elizabeth, his wife, to Benjamin Lewis of sd. County. 20 curr. in hand pd. by Zachary Lewis, Decd., etc. 69 a. on East North East River in Spts. Co. and part of a tract devised sd. Joseph Holloday, by his father John Holloday, etc.
No witnesses. No date of record.
Louisa Co VA Deed Book D 1/2, p. 105:
6/13/1768. Grantor: Benjamin Lewis, Grantee: James Mitchell
Benjamin Lewis
of Spotsylvania to James Mitchell of Louisa. +200 currt. money Va. tract in Trinity parish Louisa on Duckinghole Creek containing by estimation 282 acres more or less adj. Duckinghole Creek a little below the falls, Goldmine Road, Henry Edwards, Duckinghole bridge, Bibb, with all houses, orchards, woods, etc.
Louisa Co VA Deed Book D 1/2, p. 405:
Grantor: Lewis, Benjamin, wife, Grantee: Cole, Richard [no abstract]
Louisa Co VA Deed Book K, p. 173:
9/26/1805. Grantor: William Kerby and Elizabeth his wife, Grantee: Hezekiah Faris.
William Kerby and Elizabeth his wife of Louisa to Hezekiah Faris of same +39 for tract in Louisa containing 50 acres adj. Ross, Copeland's old line which now is Isaack's. Wit. Stanhope Johnson, Richard Faris, Nathan Anderson, Benjamin Lewis.

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