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Re: Descendants of slaves freed by Lewis.

My ancestor Charles Lewis, was a Mulatto and his father is pro ported to be John Lewis. Charles Lewis was born about 1750, and also had a brother, Ambrose Lewis. Charles and Ambrose both served in the Revolutionary War out of Virginia. I recently found out that their mother was named Josephine (no last name). Although the brothers were born in King George County, the Lewis' owned property throughout Virginia. Their father, John Lewis was born about 1720, the son of Zachary Lewis. It is interesting to note that I found more information on my ancestors white father, then their mulatto mother.

I traced my ancestor to John Lewis through another white family member who told me that Charles and Ambrose Lewis, were in the Lewis Pioneer Family Book. He also sent me research he completed on my ancestors, and John Lewis. I found that my ancestor, Charles Lewis purchased and released slaves in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg. He purchased and released Fanny Williams, who married his brother Ambrose.

I just wanted to pass that tidbit along.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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