David Lewis, son of John Lewis and Priscilla Brooks, born 21 March 1747 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Ann Beason, daughter of Benjamin Beason. She was born 30 May 1749 in Frederick County, Virginia. Ann died 7 December 1812 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. David Lewis married Penelopy of Anderson County, South Carolina. David Lewis and Ann Beason were the parents of eleven children all born in Guilford County, North Carolina except the two oldest who were born in Rowan County, North Carolina. Guilford County was formed in 1771 out of part of Rowan County.