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

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listed as both a grantor and grantee, and he is a witness to a deed and as a creditor in several wills.

The next significant record is in Patrick County Court where his pension is reaffirmed and he is listed as an invalid pensioner.

February Court, Patrick County, Virginia
28 Feb. 1805

“Edward Lewis appeared in Court and was examined relative to his wound received in the Revolutionary War whereupon the Court were of opinion that the said Lewis be continued on the state pension list & his pay be as ___? and it is ordered that the Sheriff  pay the said Lewis fifteen pounds out of collection for the year 1804, and the same was Ordered to be Certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts.

This proves that Edward Lewis son of Charles Lewis of Pittsylvania is the Edward Lewis of Patrick County. Edward continued to live in Patrick County and is listed with sons Alvin and Morris on the 1810 Tax List.  In 1812 he is listed on a deed as witness along with Edward Lewis, Jr. This is the only record we have were both are listed and is a likely proof source for their relationship as father and son.

He is included in various Land and Court Records and until 1820 when the next significant record is made. In the 1820 Patrick County Census lists four Lewis households. They are as follows:

Charles Lewis, the brother of Edward. Fielding Lewis, the son of Charles. Edward Lewis and Edward Lewis, Jr. are living next to each other. Alvin Lewis is listed in the 1820 Census living in Franklin County, Virginia.

Edward has a male living in his household age 16-26 and a female age 16-26. These are most likely Samuel Lewis, born 1801 and Elizabeth Lewis, born 1805.

Now this is where things get really interesting. Three sons of Charles Lewis who left a will in Pittsylvania County are known to have left Pittsylvania County. Charles and Edward moved to the Smith River in the Northern part of Patrick County, Virginia. James


  District Court of Franklin, Virginia, Patrick, Court Records, Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950. FHL films 31512 & 31512.
  Virginia Commissioner of Revenue, Personal property tax lists, 1791-1850, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992
  United States. Census Office, Virginia, 1810 thru 1840 federal census : population schedules (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, 1938, 1949-1950, 1958-1961), FHL US/CAN Census Area [ 193700 ], Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT  84150-3400.
From the 1850 Census we deduce her birth year to be 1805. From the 1820 Census she is listed as a female age 16-26 or about 16 years old. She was living in the household of Edward Lewis and wife Nancy. She married George Bowman in Patrick, Virginia 18 April 1827 age 22.