COL. CHARLES LEWIS
Charles Lewis, the fourth son of the Founder of Staunton, Virginia, was killed at the battle of Point Pleasant on 10 October 1774. "He was esteemed," said Howe (p. 183), "the most skillful of all the leaders of the border warfare, and was as much beloved for his noble and amiable qualities as he was admired for his military talents."
Hon. Alex. H. H. Stuart, M. C. for the Augusta District from 1841 to 1843, and Secretary of the Interior under President Fillmore from 185O to 1853, communicated in a letter some interesting particulars as to Col. Charles Lewis, who, it seems, was the "Idol of die Army" :
That Charles was a son of Col. John Lewis is also evidenced by John's 1761 will, an extract of which appears in Chalkley's "Chronicles"
Charles was also named as a nephew in the 1757 will of his mother's brother, Dr. William Lynn of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The will includes bequests to "my sister [first name not stated] Lewis & my Nephews Thomas Lewis, Andrew Lewis, William Lewis & Charles Lewis … all of Augusta Co. [Virginia]., 
In 1760, Col. Charles Lewis married Sarah Murry, and left seven children, viz., Elizabeth, Margaret, John, Mary, Thomas, Andrew, and Charles (the father of Charles C. Lewis), who was born in Augusta county, Virginia, in 1774, probably on September nth, as in the will of Col. Charles Lewis, dated August 10, 1774, just before starting on his march to Point Pleasant, he provides for the unborn child of his wife, Mary.
Information concerning Charles's offspring is found on LDS Microfilm #1486619, which asserts also that : (1) a microfilm of the original records is in the Library of the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA; (2) the genealogical data was assembled by the Tinkling Spring Congregation in Augusta County, VA; and (3) the Bible was offered by Mr. H.L. Warwick of the Augusta Stone Congregation, Augusta County, VA. 
The children mentioned in Charles' will are:
Owing no doubt to his distinguished Revolutionary War career, Col. Charles Lewis left his mark by having Lewis County, West Virginia named in his honor.
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