John Lewis was the son of Revolutionary War soldier Peter Tilman Lewis and Katherine Strader. The only document that connects John to his parents is a hand written note found in a trunk belonging to John’s daughter Matilda. This note in its original form and as a transcription are provided in my blog post for 05 May 2013.
John first married to Susannah Martin about 1815 and they had five known children: Christian E., Tellman, Elijah, Jonathan Seaborn Nicholson, and Susan Elizabeth. Susannah died about 1855 in Paulding County, Georgia, and John married Rebecca (Baird) Draper on 20 March 1856, Paulding County. They moved to Cobb County, Georgia, and had five children: John Henry, Marion Parker, Emma Luster, Jet Thomas, and Lucia A. Matilda Lewis. A “Family Report” will be prepared, so check that page in the near future.
John served as a private in the War of 1812. It is probable that his son Jet Thomas was named for Colonel (later General) Jet Thomas of the Georgia Militia, under whom John served in 1814. See the sub-page or use this link http://wp.me/P3fUj5-4u to see a summary of John’s War of 1812 pension application and Rebecca’s widow’s application.
Compiled Service Record
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