Family of David Lewis and Mary Crawford
John Lewis, the son of David and Mary, originally settled in Rowan County, North Carolina on Pole Cat Creek. He lived their with his family his whole life. David Lewis, another son of David and Mary, settled in Marinsburg, West Virginia. It is recorded that Crawford Lewis, son of David and Mary, was deeded 200 acres of land in South Carolina from his father.
Frederick County, Virginia deed Book #4, page 167 - David Lewis and wife, Mary, late of Frederick County and now of South Carolina - to Simeon Haitt of Frederick County, 150 acres being part of 184 acre tract granted to Wm. Haitt, June 20, 1751 and conveyed Wm. Haitt to David Lewis October 25, 1751, lying on the east side of Opequon Creek. Witnessed by Edward Thomas and Richard Fowler. Signed by David Lewis, September 1, 1756.
David Lewis and Mary Crawford were first found in Orange County, Virginia. In 1738 Frederick County was formed out of part of Orange County. The Lewis family lived in the section that became Frederick County. David Lewis and Mary Crawford secured two Fairfax grants. This land was on Opequon Creek in Frederick County, Virginia. It is interesting to note that David Lewis' land adjoined that of Jacob Brooks, father of Priscilla Brooks, who married David's son, John Lewis. About 1756, David Lewis and Mary Crawford sold out in Frederick County, Virginia and moved to South Carolina. David and Mary probably had a large family - but only 3 of their children have been found: David Lewis Jr., Crawford Lewis, and John Lewis.
David Lewis Jr., son of David and Mary, married Tabitha. Descendants of this family settled in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Crawford Lewis, son of David and Mary, according to South Carolina land grants was deeded 200 acres to him by his father, David Lewis.
John Lewis, son of David and Mary, settled in Rowan County, North Carolina. This is the John Lewis who married Priscilla Brooks.