Which Lewis was related and
which Lewis was NOT
Short biographies on each Lewis:
Charles Lewis (b. 1730), a cousin and friend of GW’s,
was a younger brother of Fielding Lewis, GW’s brother-in-law,
and of Warner Lewis, of Warner Hall in Gloucester County,
whose letter to GW of 9 Aug. is referred to here.
Charles Lewis secured a commission as captain
and served under GW in the Virginia Regiment
from Sept. 1755 until mid–1757, leaving the service
after Dinwiddie on 16 May 1757 ordered t
hat the number of captains in the regiment be reduced.
Our Charles Lewis is related to George Washington,
according to Founders Online Footnote and
a different Charles Lewis is
killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774,
who is the younger brother of Andrew Lewis –
according to this source:
Joshua Lewis – all correspondence with GW
Not sure if Joshua Lewis is related to
the Charles Smith of George Washington or
the Charles Smith of Andrew Lewis or
MAJOR ANDREW LEWIS FAMILY
Andrew Lewis – all correspondence with GW
Andrew Lewis – Wikipedia bio
Thomas Lewis – all correspondence with GW.
Thomas Lewis 1718 to 1790 the older brother of Andrew Lewis, was the longtime surveyor of Augusta County. Source is Founders Online. Scroll down to see beginning of footnotes. See his Wikipedia bio.