In "Lewis Family in America "by William Terrell Lewis your John Lewis is one of the first mentioned. B: 1687 was son one one of the 4 Lewis brothers that left Wales abt the middle of the 17th century. Here is a bit of his history "John was born in Ireland. In 172 he killed an Irish landlord and fled to America, and settled near where the town of Stanton, in Augusta County, now stands .He died in 1762 and is buried at Bellefonte in Augusta County, where a plain marble slab marks the spot, with the following inscription on it " Here lies the remains of JOHN LEWIS, who sled the Irish landlors, settled Augusta County, Located the town of Staunton and furnished five sons to fight battles of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. He was the son of Andrew Lewis, Esq and Mary Calhoun and was born in Donegal Co, Ireland 1678 and died in Virginia Feb 1, 1762 He was a brave man, a true patriot, and a firm friend of liberty throughout the world"
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