Pension Application of William Lewis BLWt1300-400

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

[The folder notes that William Lewis was a Major. Any original documents in the folder were destroyed by fire in 1800. The file does contain the following biographical notes from published histories.]

 

From the History of Agusta [sic: Augusta] Co Va  B J L Peyton  Page 340

Col William Lewis

Col Wm Lewis 3rd son of John Lewis & Margaret Lynn his wife

was born in Ireland in 1724

he was educated at a school in Virginia & received a liberal education, went to Philadelphia where graduated in Medecine

Returning to Virginia he volunteered for service in the War 1753-4

was wounded at the Battle of Braddock’s defeat [9 Jul 1755] – returned to Agusta Co. & practised medecine

            In 1776 he accepted a commission as a Colonel in the old Continental line and served in the Army until 1781 – he removed from Agusta to the Sweet Springs Va 1790, where he died in 1812

 

From the Annals of Agusta Co Va by Waddele.

William Lewis 1724 - 1811

Born in Ireland  was one of four brothers, prominent in the Revolutionary War. he was also engage in the French & Indian War under his brother Gen Andrew Lewis