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Lewis disambiguation

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Which Lewis was related and

which Lewis was NOT

Short biographies on each Lewis:



Charles 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.

Source is Founders Online Footnote.


Founders Online Footnote:

Charles Lewis, younger brother of Warner and Fielding Lewis and friend of GW’s, was captain of a company in the Virginia Regiment from September 1755 to the summer of 1757.   See source.


Correspondence between Charles Lewis and George Washington


Our  Charles Lewis  is related to George Washington,

according to Founders Online Footnote  and

is still writing to GW four years after

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

to neither.





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.


William Lewis




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