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GEORGE LEWIS




Born: abt 1764 Virginia

Died: Nov 9, 1854

Buried: New Chapel Cemetery, Clark County, Indiana

Married: Ellen _________ (possibly Purdy)


The 1850 census shows him in their household:

Thomas PURDY age 52 Born: Scotland

Nancy Purdy age 40 Born Maryland (probably patriots daughter)

George Lewis Born in Virginia(Patriot) age 84)

George Lewis age 2 Born in Indiana

Ellen Lewis age 12 born in Indiana

Service: Enlisted Aug 3, 1780 Prince Georges Co., Maryland, 1st MD Regiment, under Capt Alexander TOUMAN for 3 years. In same service as father George.

Pension Claims R21100 MD appl 23 Oct 1832 age 67, Clark Co, IN

Tombstone reads: A Fathers Grave, George Lewis, Revolutionary Soldier, died 9 Nov 1854, in the 94th year of his age.

Information: From Waters Supplement page 65

Information & Photos courtesy of Stephen D Franklin, Hoosier Pioneer Patriots Chapter SAR,
Jeffersonville, Indiana

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin

Directions: New Chapel Cemetery, Clark County, Indiana

The best way to reach this from Jeffersonville, Indiana is to go East om State Hwy 62 and go to the 1st traffic light past the State Road 265 (Hopefully one day will be I-265). At the traffic light that will be Utica - Sellersburg Road, turn right go to stop sign where the road T's out. Turn left. about 1/4 mile down the road there is a stop sign, go straight do not continue on Utica Sellersburg Road. As you go throught this stop sign the road says DEAD END. The cemetery and church is all the way at the end on your left. If you enter the second entrance to the cemetery on an asphalt road it bears to the left or to the right on a grass road. Take the grassy area to the old section of the cemetery, all the patriots buried there are in this section.

BASIL PRATHER - GEORGE LEWIS - ISAAC HOLMAN, and I'm think one more. I'm still also searching for a Peter Ditzler, Pitzler, Tittsler in Clark County.

Indiana War Graves Index - Hoosier Pioneer Patriots Chapter SAR, Jeffersonville, Indiana
The Indiana State Society SAR Homepage