Edward Lewis Son of Charles Lewis of Amelia and Pittsylvania Counties
by Bryson C. Cook
posted April 21, 2006

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Lewis, Edward, Pension 245, 1787-1828

Lunenburg County Militia Pittsylvania County:

I do hereby certify that Edward Lewis, soldier in actual service of the State, when on duty in the city of Williamsburg in the year 1777 received a wound accidentally, which occasioned the loss of several fingers on the right hand with the ___ of the hand. Given under my hand this 28 day of June, 1787. John Bradnax, then Capt. of Militia.

On examination of the above mentioned person find his right hand in greatly cut away and what fingers remain are of very little service so that he has no benefit of that limb and it is totally disabled from obtaining a living by hard labor. He appears to be about twenty eight years of age. W. Foushes, surgeon, June 4, 1787.

I do with the advice of the Council hereby certify that Edward Lewis, aged about 28 years, late a private in the Lunenburg County Militia, was wounded in the service of the United States and that he is allowed the sum of 15 pounds yearly, commencing from the first of Jan. 1786. Given under my hand as Governor of the Commonwealth of VA, at Richmond, this 13th day of June, 1787.

Signed: Beverley Randolph
Teste: T. Meriwether

His son Alvin Moore Lewis was born in Pittsylvania in 1788 according to the death record provided by Alvin’s daughter Judith.  Edward was named on the 1789 Tax List and also the 1790 Tax List of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

In 1790 Edward appears on the Franklin County Tax List and in 1791 he is a witness on a deed in Franklin County, Virginia.

In 1794 he bought land in Patrick County, Virginia. He lived on a branch of the Smith River in the north east part of Patrick County near the Franklin County border.  While in Patrick County he is listed in the record every year in some capacity. He was a juror, he is


  Virginia, Pittsylvania County Clerk, Index to court orders, 1767-1904, Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950. FHL films 0033305 &0033307. Virginia: Lewis, Edward, Pension 245, 1787-1828 transcription found, https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb, Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection. REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICAL PENSION AFFIDAVIT - EDWARD LEWIS
Copyright (c) 2003 by Janet Putt Neville.  [jandneville@yahoo.com]
  Anne James, Patrick County, Virginia death register 1853-1870, Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, 1991
  Virginia Commissioner of Taxes Pittsylvania County, Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1850, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992
  Sara Motisher Beck, Abstracts of the Eighteenth Century Deed Books Franklin County, Virginia, Volume 1, Deed Book !, 1786-1789, p. 112.
  Patrick County, Virginia, deed index abstracts, 1791-1850 / Baughan, Barbara C