DAVID LEWIS JR. OF VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA Part 4 14 Jan 1785 Wm. Lewis (attorney for his brother David Lewis of N. Carolina) to James Lewis of Albemarle Co., 1/2 acre lot in Town of Charlottesville, #45, a back lot joining Mr. Thomas West, #46, for £12, 10sh. Wm. T. Lewis seal Recorded in court March 1785 for David Lewis Albemarle Co., VA, Deeds (8 or 9):75-6 6 Apr 1785 David Lewis Sr. of Dist. 96, SC to George Music of Rutherford Co., NC, a tract of land on Wheats Creek in Rutherford Co., 100 acres for £7, being part of a tract whereon George Musick now lives, a tract surveyed for Thomas Rowland, #584. Rutherford Co., NC, Deeds E:40 David Lewis Sr. seal Sep 1785 David Lewis selected to attend next court as a grand juror. Brent Holcomb Spartanburg Co., Minutes of the County Court 1785- 1799, p. 26 Jan 1786 David Lewis was paid £4, 14s, 3 1/4 p, for provisions supplied to the Militia in 1780 and 1782. Stub Entries to Indents issued in payments of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution, Book X, Part I, page 166. Mar 1786 Court - Ordered that Rowland Johnson be appointed in the room of John Williams, David Lewis warner. Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799, p. 17 21 May 1786 William McDowell and wife Mary of SC to David Lewis of same, 250 acres for £80 sterling, on Willcockes Creek of Lawson's Fork, border NE John Rottin, NW John Earle, wit: David Lewis Jr. Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds B:92 Jun 1786 Court, David Lewis selected for grand jury next court. David Lewis Jr. selected for Pettit Jury Sep court. Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799, p. 17 18 Aug 1786 David Lewis was paid £6, 14s, 3 1/4 p Sterling, for Militia Duty in Roebuck's Regt. Stub Entries to Indents issued in payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing out of the Revolution, Book X, Part II:157. [His rank is not given here but the D.A.R. Patriot Index, Centennial Edition says he was a private. I really do not think this was David Lewis Jr. He was a 54 year old man, a mill owner and substantial man in the community, with with 10 minor children. I just do not think he would be just a private in the militia. He had already contributed supplies to the Militia. It is more reasonable to think this was his 17 year old son David III.] Sep 1786 Court David Lewis on Grand Jury. p. 18 David Lewis Jr. on Pettit Jury, p. 19, 20, 22, 23 Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 (undated) Israel Morris of Spartanburgh to William Brannon of same, 240 acres for 100L, 5sh sterling, on both sides of Lawson's Fork of Packolet River, border SW David Lewis, NE granted to Stephen Miller; a grant dated 5 Jun 1786 by Gov. William Moultrie to Israel Morris. Israel X Morris Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds B:496-8 Lettice X Morris 7 Feb 1787 will of David Lewis, date given in deed of 23 Dec 1794 in Albemarle Co. [The actual will is unknown.] Sep 1787 Ordered that Thomas Hayes serve as Constable during this Court in Room of David Lewis Junr. who could not attend. Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799, p. 46 17 Mar 1788 Deed of conveyance from William McDowell and wife to David Lewis acknowledged in open court. Ordered to be recorded. The last will and testament of David Lewis deceased, proved by David Lewis Jr.[III] and Joel Lewis. Ordered to be recorded. Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799, p. 62. Sep 1789 David Lewis against Charles Bruce. Appeal from judgment of Squire Goodlet. David Lewis against Charles Bruce. Judgment revised, def. to pay all costs. Brent Holcomb, Spartanburg Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799, p. 103. 1790 Census SC, District Ninety Six, Spartanburg Co. Lewis David M - I - 16 and up, F - 2, 4 slaves Nat. Archives Microfilm M637, Roll #11, p. 32 [This is David III, one female would be Margaret Wood whom he married about 1789, the other probably was his daughter who was born in 1790.] Lewis John M - 2 - 16 and up, 1 - under 16, F - 4, 3 slaves Nat. Archives Microfilm M637, Roll #11, p. 31 [David's son John would have been only 15. This would fit the males and females in Elizabeth's family if this were Joel aged 23. She had children aged 15, 13, 11, 9 and 6 in 1790. Could the census taker have put down the wrong name for the oldest male in the family and then decided that this male had to be the head of household instead of Elizabeth? Neither Joel nor Elizabeth was found as head of household in Spartanburg Co. in 1790. Edward Ballenger, husband of her daughter Pleasant, was not found in the census.] Sep 1790 Ordered that John Young Sr. overseer the road from the South Fork of Packolate to the Widow Lewis' mill on a branch of Lawson's Fork, in place of David McDowell, Joel Lewis warner. Spartanburg Co. SC, Court Orders p. 139 11 Dec 1792 Elizabeth Lewis of Spartanburg to David Cornwell of same, for £60 sterling, 200 acres on north side of Lawsons fork, part of 2 tracts granted 3 Aug 1774 by Gov. William Bull to John Earle Elizabeth x Lewis Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds C:209-10 3 Jun 1793 John Lewis of Spartanburg to Drury Hutcherson of same for £80 sterling, 140 acres where Drury Hutcherson lives on south side of Twilleys Branch and south side of Lawsons Ford, part of a 300 acre grant to William Nevel who sold to David Lewis Sr. and part of Henry Hayes tract sold to David Lewis Sr., and David Lewis Sr. "gave" it to John Lewis, border Thomas Wadsworth. John Lewis seal Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds H:308-11 23 Dec 1794 Rebecca and Sarah Haild, of Union Co., SC, to James Lewis of Albemarle Co., a tract of land which they received as heirs at law of William Haild deceased, which he received as a bequest from the will of David Lewis of Spartanburg Co., bearing the date of 7 Feb 1787, 100 acres for $42.50. Recorded April court 1796 Albemarle Co., VA, Deeds 12:77-9 6 Aug 1795 Suit of Francis Browning against Henry Graves & Rachel his wife, Rebecky Lewis, Prudy Lewis, James Lewis, Polly Lewis, James Pool & Rebecky his wife, George Johnson & Susannah his wife, John Stovall and Mary his wife, heirs of David Lewis deceased and William Terrell Lewis, a tract of land of 400 acres sold for 100L, by William Terrell Lewis to Francis Browning on 14 Aug 1778. [This suit was to quiet title to the land.] Albemarle Co., VA, Court Order Book 1795-8:86-7, 441 23 Sep 1795 At a Court continued and held for Albemarle County, the 6th of August, 1795, In Chancery Francis Browning Pltf, against Henry Graves, and Rachel his wife, Rebecca Lewis, Priddy Lewis, James Lewis, Polly Lewis, James Pool, and Rebecca his wife, George Johnson, and Susanna his wife, John Stovall, and Mary Stovall, heirs of David Lewis, dec'd, Defts The Defendants not having entered their appearance, and given security according to the Act of Assembly, and the Rules of this Court, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that they are no inhabitants of this State; on the motion of the Plaintiff, by his Attorney, It is Ordered by the Court, That the Defendants do appear here, on the first day of the next November term, and answer the Bill of the Plaintiff; and that a Copy of this Order be forthwith inserted in the Virginia Gazette, for two months successively, and published at some Church of the Parish of _____, in the County of Albemarle, on some Sunday immediately after Divine Service, and at the door of the Courthouse of the said County. The Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser, Vol. X, No. 481, page 3 NDT 1:62 5 May 1796 At a court held for Albemarle Co., a decree from the Court barring the defendants in said suit from all claims to the lands in this issue. The defendants were the "heirs of David Lewis, deceased, Henry Graves and his wife Rachel, Rebecca Lewis, Priddy Lewis, James Lewis, Polly Lewis, James Pool and Rebecca his wife, George Johnson and Susanna his wife, John Stovall and Mary Stovall". Albemarle Co., VA, Court Order Book 1795-1798:86-7 1796 Elizabeth Lewis died in Spartanburg Co. WTL p. 198. 3 Jun 1800 Joseph ________ and wife Lucy of Spartanburg to Anthony Bates of same, 100 acres on waters of Richland Creek of Pacolate River, part of a survey for David Lewis, border the Ironworks and Golightly, Pinkney Road, and near "place known by the Indian graves", where Anthony Bates now lives. Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds G:131-2 26 Jan 1801 John Morris of Spartanburg to David Lewis of same, a mortgage, $268.21 for 200 acres on waters of Lawsons Fork of Pacolate River, where John Morris now lives, formerly John Bennetts land being part of land David Lewis sold to John Bennett. Deed is void if John Morris pays David Lewis $268.21 by 1 Oct 1802. John Morris seal Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds G:291-2 1 Jan 1802 John Morris of Spartanburg to David Lewis of same, for $268 sold 200 acres on waters of Lawsons Fork and on north side of Twilleys Branch where John Morris now lives, formerly owned by John Bennett, part of a tract bought from John Bennett. Wit. oath 6 Mar 1802, recorded 13 May 1802 John Morris seal Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds G:142-3 6 Dec 1802 Robert McDowell of Spartanburg to William Foster of same for £250 sterling, 461 acres on waters of Lawsons Fork, border John Lackey, William Lewis, John Bennett, part of 3 tracts, (1) large grant to Francis Boys, (2) and (3) State to David Lewis and Daniel White. Spartanburg Co., SC, Deeds I:113-4 15 Dec 1817 Agnes Barnett, widow of Joseph Barnett, decd., to Richard Thomson, 300 acres on waters of Lawsons Fork, border - Ironworks Road, part of 2 grants (1) 383 acres 7 Nov 1785 to Wm. Poole and (2) 500 acres to David Lewis. Spartanburg Co., SC, Deed Book, p. 377-8.
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