Colonel Charles Lewis of "The Byrd" plantation was the second son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner. He was born at Chemokins on October 13, 1696 (Abingdon Parish register) in Glocester County, Virginia. He married Mary Howell on May 28, 1717 in Goochland County, Virginia. Mary was the daughter of John Howell. Charles took up the Byrd Plantation in 1733, was an officer in the French and Indian Wars, and a member of the Council.
Colonel Charles Lewis, Sr.
Parents: Councillor John Lewis (1669-1725) and Elizabeth Warner (1672-1719/20)
Howell Lewis, married Isabella Willis, also called Mary Isabella, Mary Isabell, daughter of Henry Willis. Howell was born September 13, 1731 in Goochland County and died November 20, 1813 in Granville, North Carolina.
Ann (Lewis) Taylor, married Edmund Taylor. Ann was born March 2, 1733 in Goochland County.
Died: between 21 September and 20 December 1779, The Bryd, Goochland County, Virginia.
Will of Charles Lews [sic] of St. James Northern Parish, Goochland:
To Wife Mary, all estate real and personal for life, at her death to:
Son Charles, 400 acres in Albermarle called "Buck Island";
To son Robert, land whereon I live know as "The Bird";
To sons Howell and Robert, 1st & 2nd choice of negroes;
son John, 3 negroes; son Charles, 2 negroes; son Howell, 1 negro;
On wife's death rest of the estate to be divided into 8 parts, one part each to children: John, Charles, Howell, Robert, Elizabeth Kennon, Ann Taylor, and Frances Lews, and an eighth part to children of my deceased son James
Executors: wife Mary, sons John, Carles, and Robert, and friend William Holman
Witnesses: Anna Harrison, Milly Cobbs,? William Harrison.
Will written 21 September 1779 and proved 20 December 1779, Goochland County.
Gloucester County, formed 1651 from York County
Abingdon Parish, formed about 1653, served Gloucester County to after 1785.
Goochland County formed 1728 from Henrico County
St. James's Parish, formed in 1720, served Henrico County to 1728 and Goochland County to 1744 (formed from Henrico Parish; when Goochland County was formed in 1728, St. James Parish went too).
St. James Northam, formed 1744, served Goochland County to aft 1785 (formed from St. James Parish)
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, is sometimes given as the birth location of Charles, but a record of his birth cannot be found in that parish's register. St. Peter's Parish, formed 1679, served James City County to 1767 and then New Kent County to aft 1785.
↑ dates from transcriptions of their tombstones, from "Inscriptions on Old Tombs in Gloucester Co., Virginia," Lyon G. Tyler, The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1894), pp. 219-229 (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1915402). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915402 (page 227)
↑ The three sons of "Councillor" John and Elizabeth (Warner) Lewis: Col. John Lewis of Warner Hall, born 1694; Col. Charles Lewis of The Byrd, born 1696; and Col. Robert Lewis of Belvoir, born 1704. (page 9)
↑ 7.07.17.27.22.214.171.124 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Jan. 21, 2017), "Record of Charles Lewis Sr.", Ancestor # A069786.
↑ "Lewis, John, son of Charles Lewis of "The Byrd," Goochland county; descended from John Lewis who came to Virginia in 1653 and settled on Poropotank Creek, Gloucester county; [John] was burgess for Halifax county in the assembly of May 1769. He married his cousin, Jane Lewis, daughter of his uncle, Robert Lewis, of Albemarle. His will dated October 26, 1790, was proved in Pittsylvania county, August 21, 1794.
↑ 9.09.1St. Peter's parish register (page 90) has John, son of Charles Lewis Gent., born Oct. 8, 1720 ... could be his son - info on Charles' father's profile says Charles "of the Byrd" was born in St Peter's parish (which is why I was looking in the register; I didn't find Charles' birth).
↑ 10.010.110.210.310.4 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Jan. 21, 2017), "Record of Mary Howell Lewis", Ancestor # A070069.
↑ Find a Grave memorial #11596743 for Col. Charles Lewis (1696-1779), buried in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA. Memorial created by Kaaren Crail Vining, Aug 23, 2005. (Memorial includes a transcription of will.)
"Find A Grave Index," database FamilySearch : 13 December 2015), Charles Lewis, 1779; Burial; citing record ID 11596743, Find a Grave.
The following two lists were included in the profile prior to Jan. 21, 2017 - not clear where they were from. I combined the lists, basing the order on one list until dates for them all can be found. Noland-165 01:49, 22 January 2017 (EST)
I. John Lewis
II. Charles Lewis
III. Elizabeth Lewis
IV. James Lewis
V. Mary Lewis
VI. Howell Lewis
VII Ann Lewis
VIII. Mary Lewis
IX. Robert Lewis
X. Frances Lewis
1) Ann Lewis
2) Mary Frances Lewis
3) John Lewis
4) Charles Lewis Jr.
5) Elizabeth Lewis
6) James Lewis
7) Mary Lewis
8) Howell Lewis
9) Mary Lewis
10) Robert Lewis
The following is placed here because it has caused many problems. The Charles Lewis referred to was not this Charles Lewis (Lewis-683), of "The Byrd," but his grandson Charles Lewis by his son John Lewis and his wife Jane (Lewis) Lewis. Charles Lewis of "The Byrd" was long dead before 1799.
The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia, Maud Carter Clement (1929) at 213 (footnote 4) states that Charles Lewis of "The Byrd" married Mary Merrimon Johns in 1799. Her first husband purportedly was James M. Lanier. James M. Lanier was a lawyer by profession (license to practice 1817) and made his home near Whitmell [Pittsylvania County, Virginia]. He married Mary Merrimon Johns, the daughter of Mrs. Gaterhood Glover Johns of North Carolina (who married secondly, 1799, Mr. Charles Lewis of "The Byrd" and had issue: Lucy, who married Fielding Walker; and Nicholas), and had issue: 1. James Lanier. 2. John Lanier. 3. Lucy Washington Lanier born Sept. 18, 1817, married July 2, 1834, James Carter of "Greenrock." 4. Cecilia Virginia Lanier, married Feb 28, 1844, Morris Pollock of Scotland. 5. Mary Johns Lanier, married July 14, 1831, Green R. Hill and moved to Mississippi. 6. David Lanier, of White Oak, married Anne Carter.Source: The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia, Maud Carter Clement (1929) at 213 (footnote 4). Note that the foregoing text from the Maud Clement book is incorrect in its reference to Mr. Charles Lewis of "The Byrd." The Charles Lewis who married, as her second husband, Gaterhood Glover Johns, was Charles Lewis, grandson of Charles Lewis of "The Byrd." Source: Anderson, Sarah Travers Lewis (Scott), Compiler. Lewises, Meriwethers, and their Kin. Richmond, Virginia: Dietz Press, 1938 at 43. Clement made another error. Lucy Meriwether Lewis did not marry Fielding Walker; she married Dr. Ajax J. Walker. They had a son named Fielding Lewis Walker.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Charles by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Charles: