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Johnson (From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek info. on Elizabeth Johnson, b. 6/14/1876, Ky., d. 10/3/1948, Corbin, Ky., dau. of Jesse Johnson and Emily Gabbard, m. Henry Hignite, had Grace. Any info. appreciated.
Seek info. on Shell family, Southeastern Ky., in relation to Uncle John Shell, Greasy Creek, Leslie Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Seek info. on the family of Blue Fugate, Troublesome Creek. This family is connected to my husband. Also, anyone with info. on Barnett family. Any info. appreciated.
Barbara J. Fugate
A Thomas Lewis, who was born in Virginia in 1749, could not have been identical with the Thomas Lewis who was a Burgess from Augusta County in 1765, and who was a delegate from the same county to the convention of 1775; they did not send boys of 16 to the House of Burgesses.
The Burgess from Augusta County was the oldest of the sons of John Lewis, an Irish stonemason, who was the pioneer settler in the neighborhood of Staunton in 1732.
The other sons were Gen. Andrew Lewis; Col. William Lewis of Sweet Springs; and Col. Charles Lewis, who fell at Point Pleasant, a notable and vigorous breed of people.
Thomas, the eldest son, was the most intellectual and cultivated of the brothers; an able lawyer and expert surveyor, but, owing to his being nearsighted, had little part in active military affairs. He was not a Colonel in the Revolution. He was not born in Virginia in 1749, but in Ireland in 1738. He did not marry Ann Payne. His wife was one of the many daughters of William Strother of Stafford County. He did not die at the Olympian Springs in Bath County, Kentucky, but at his residence in Rockingham County, Virginia. He never lived in Kentucky, and it is doubtful if he was ever in Kentucky.
He had sons, who won distinction in the Revolution, but the Thomas Lewis who married Ann Payne was not one of them, nor was he in anyway related to the Burgess.
It is not known the identity
of Thomas Lewis of Fayette County with any of the several Lewis
families of Virginia. None of his descendants appear to know
what family of Lewises he belonged. He was not a Colonel in the
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Websites")
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