Name: Mordecai LEWIS
Given Name: Mordecai
Birth: 26 Oct 1751 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Death: Aug 1817 in Sevier County, TN
Reference Number: 250
Event: Private, Revolutionary War,
Military Service Capt.Jacob Holleman's Company of the Virginia Dunsmore County Militia
Source: John Lewis Bible; and "Mordecai Lewis -Militiaman in the Continental Army", 1976, by Mrs. Beulah D. Linn, Sevier County, TN,Historian.
Change Date: 5 Jul 2004 at 15:33:55
Mordecai Lewis served in the Revolution as a private in Capt.Jacob Holleman's Company of the Virginia Dunsmore County Militia. He was in the Shenandoah County census of 1785 with seven persons in his household. Shortly afterward, he moved to Sevier County, TN. In 1794 he was appointed coroner of Sevier County as well as a Justice of the Peace. He was granted 151 acres by Gov. Blount in 1807. The land adjoined that of Isaac Runyan and Richard Fancher and was on the eastside of the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River. The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is on the original land grant made to Mordecai Lewis. Mrs. Linn lists the names and dates of birth of his children as well as their families. Mention is made of a DAR application..
Named as a "First Family of Tennessee", Sevier County, TN, file 1155,in 1996.
THE FIRST JUSTICES OF SEVIER COUNTY IN 1796.
The first court held in SEVIER County, Tennessee, met on July 4, 1796. The following justices were present:
ROBERT POLLOCK (POLK)
JAMES RIGGIN (REAGAN(?)
ISOM GR?? (IS??)
The new officers selected were as follows:
SAMUEL NEWMAN, Chairman.
SAMUEL WEAR, Clerk.
JAMES McMAHAN, Register.
THOMAS BUCKINGHAM, Sheriff.
JAMES D. PUCKETT, Coroner.
ALEX MONTGOMERY, Surveyor.
This was the same list of officers who had served under the State of Franklin, with the exception of the Register and Coroner.
Father: John Lewis b: Oct 1713 in Flintshire, Wales
Mother: Margaret Reese b: Sep 1713 in Flintshire, Wales
Mary Ziegler b: 21 Jan 1751 in of Greenbrier, Robertson, Tennessee
21 Jan 1777
in Frederick County, Virginia
- Amos Lewis b: 20 Oct 1777 in , Marion, Tennessee
- John Lewis b: 25 Sep 1779 in , Shenandoah, Virginia
- George Henry Washington Lewis b: 14 Oct 1781 in , Shenandoah, Virginia
- Levi Lewis b: 5 Jan 1784 in , Shenandoah, Virginia
- Archibald Lewis b: 14 May 1786 in Tennessee
- Mary LEWIS b: 9 Jun 1788 in , , Virginia
- Margaret Lewis b: 17 Oct 1790 in Virginia
- Elizabeth Lewis b: 20 Jan 1793 in Greenbriar, Robertson, Tennessee
Name: Sevier County, Tennessee Historian
Title: "Mordecai lewis--Militiaman In The Continental Army"
Author: Mrs. Beulah D. Linn