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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