Family of John Lewis and Priscilla Brooks
John Lewis, son of David and Mary, settled in Rowan County, North Carolina. This is the John Lewis who married Priscilla Brooks.
John Lewis, son of David Lewis and Mary Crawford, was born in the early 1700's in Virginia, probably in Orange County. He married Priscilla Brooks, daughter of Jacob Brooks and Rosanna. It is believed they were married in Frederick County, Virginia. John and Priscilla moved to Rowan County, North Carolina on Pole Cat Creek, where they lived the remainder of their lives. However, new counties were formed and County lines changed. In 1771 Guilford County was formed out of part of Rowan County and later Randolph County was formed out of part of Guilford County. At the time of the death of John Lewis, 10 June 1802, his address was Randolph County, North Carolina. Priscilla also died in Randolph County, North Carolina. John Lewis and Priscilla Brooks were the parents of eight children. Their five sons served in the Revolutionary War. Their children were born in Rowan County, North Carolina in the section that later become Guilford County.