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  • ID: I17424
  • Name: Exum Lewis
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Col.
  • Birth: 1 MAR 1731/32 in Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Death: 26 JUN 1795 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • Will: 26 JUN 1795
  • Occupation: Justice of the Peace
  • Military Service: Colonel in Revolutionary War
  • Note:
    May be from Nansemond County, Virginia

    Deed abstract from Edgecombe County, NC:
    "1019-(437) Demsey Speir & his wife Mary (x) of Edgecombe Co to Exum Lewis of same. 11Apr1767.27Pounds Va. 160 acres which was part of a 407 acre deed to Demsey Speir 24 Jul 1761, on the south side of White Oak Swamp, joining James Benton, Demsey Speir, Robert Roberson, Ethd Exum, Jabez Coker. Apr Ct 1767. Jas Hall CC"

    1790 North Carolina
    Halifax district Edgecombe County

    1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    2nd # free white males under 16 years
    3rd # free white females and head of families
    4th # all other free persons
    5th # slaves

    Lewis, Exum...................................3-3-3-0-15

    [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #2555, Date of Import: Apr 19, 1999]

    From Edgecombe County History:

    Under the regularly instituted military organization in the county field officers were elected, and commissions were issued by the Provincial Congress. Subordinate officers were elected by the county commissioners. The Council of Safety exercised the authority of calling out the militia in an emergency when the Congress was not in session. The first field officers of the Regular or Grand Army--Colonel William Haywood, Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Haywood, Major James Moore, and Second Major Henry Horne--were elected in 1775. In 1776, the militia system was reorganized because of the inactivity of the officers. Edgecombe's list was changed completely. Exum Lewis succeeded William Haywood as colonel; Simon Gray became lieutenant-colonel; Jonas Johnson Major, and Thomas Hunter second major. At the same time the Continental Regiments were organized in North Carolina, and James Blount and Henry I. Toole were elected captains in the Second Regiment.

    Many descendents gained entrance to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the SAR on the basis of this passage.

    Died: After June 26, 1795 (date on his will)

    Married: Elizabeth Figures Children: Figures
    Elizabeth Figures
    Mary Rebecca
    Sallie Ann Figures
    Exum, Jr.

    Will of Exum Lewis:

    June 26, 1790. Aug. Ct., 1790. Wife; ELIZABETH, life estate. Son: THOMAS, plantation where he now lives, on the Reedy or Great Branch to low grounds of Swift Creek. W to GEORGE FOREMAN'S line. S by P. FOREMAN'S line, 200 A; 2 negroes. Son: GREEN, 420 A plantation I now live on, near run of Swift Creek N by GEORGE FOREMAN'S to mouth of Reedy or Great Branch, up Mirey Branch, E to FIGURES LEWIS, to GEORGE LINCHE'S 2 negroes, cattle, furniture, pewter dishes, $50 when 20 yrs. of age. Son: BARTHOLOMEW, 793 A of land adjoining lands given, Sons: THOMAS & GREEN LEWIS, negro girl, cows and calves, furniture, pewter, dishes, Basins, 6 plates, $180 cash. Sons: EXUM & EDWIN, money goods in the store, Pork, Bacon, Brandy, lands, when EDWIN arrives at age 20. Son: EXUM, negro boy, Cato, horse, Marcus, bridle and saddle, cows and calves, Bed and furniture, 2 pewter basins, pewter dishes, 6 pewter plates, etc. Dau: ELIZABETH, 2 negro women, bay mare, Silver Heels, bridle and saddle, 2 cows and calves, furniture, 2 Pewter dishes, 2 Pewter basins, 1 flax wheel. Dau: SALLY MOORE, negro girl. Sons: THOMAS, BARTHOLOMEW and GREEN LEWIS, the use of my brandy still. Residue of property lent to wife, ELIZABETH. Exr: sons: FIGURES LEWIS and EXUM LEWIS; son-in-law JESSE JOHNSON. Wit: NATHAN HARRIS, ELI B. WHITAKER, JAMES WHITAKER. Probate date, 1795.

    Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1788 - 1855 by Joseph W. Watson, c. 1969

    Father: Richard Lewis b: ABT. 1705

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Figures b: 14 SEP 1737 in Suffolk, Nancemond County, Virginia
    • Married: 16 MAR 1758 in Southampton County, Virginia
    1. Has Children Figures Lewis
    2. Has Children Jane Lewis
    3. Has No Children Thomas Lewis b: BET. 1759 - 1772
    4. Has Children Elizabeth Figures Lewis b: BET. 1759 - 1781 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
    5. Has Children Mary Rebecca Lewis b: 1760
    6. Has Children Sallie Ann Figures Lewis b: 1769 in Southampton County, Virginia
    7. Has Children Exum Lewis , Jr. b: 15 SEP 1771 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
    8. Has Children Green Lewis b: AFT. 1775
    9. Has Children Bartholomew Lewis b: AFT. 1778
    10. Has Children Edwin Lewis b: 1782 in Virginia
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