The Five "KEY" Lewis Families in "My Neck of the Woods"

"My Neck of the Woods" includes Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, and Sampson Counties in North Carolina; plus Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, and Marion Counties in South Carolina.

In this area, FIVE KEY Lewis Families settled in the 1700s, as described below. In the 1800s, other Lewis Families arrived in Our Area, and these later families are identified in the appropriate counties linked from the Home Page.

Timeline of All Known LEWIS MEN in Our Area - 1700 to 1850: Click HERE

Key Lewis Family 

Notes

William Lewis
This William Lewis [Key Lewis Family #1] was born circa 1690 in "upper NC" area of Bertie and Chowan Counties. He moved his family to "lower NC" circa 1727, arriving in Town Creek - present-day Brunswick County. William Lewis died in Brunswick County in 1731. His two sons, William Jr. and Solomon moved on south to what is present day Horry County, SC in the mid- to late-1730s, and their sons moved into Marion County, SC and Bladen County, NC. This KEY LEWIS FAMILY is represented in all timelines herein with a lavender color.

William Lewis, Jr.
Born in Northern Ireland c.1690, this William Lewis, Jr. (of another Lewis lineage) [Key Lewis Family #2] brought his family to the Black River area just north of New Hanover County, NC in 1736. His descendents spread out all over our region, settling in Bladen County, Columbus County, Brunswick County, New Hanover County, Pender County, Robeson County, Cumberland County, Duplin County, and Sampson County, NC. Some settled in Marion County, SC. This KEY LEWIS FAMILY is represented in all timelines herein with a red color.

Charles Lewis, Jr.
Charles Lewis, Jr. [Key Lewis Family #3] is the grandson of Robert Lewis and Mary Biggerstaffe of Charleston, SC - two of the earliest Lewises to arrive in SC in 1675. Charles Lewis, Jr. and wife Martha Morrall had three daughters and two sons, all who remained in what is present-day Horry County. Later descendents moved "south and west" as was common in the early 1800s. This KEY LEWIS FAMILY is represented in all timelines herein with a dark blue color.

William Lewis
This William Lewis [Key Lewis Family #4] married Mourning Van Pelt and settled in Horry County, SC. This William Lewis is the son of yet another William Lewis of Bertie County, NC - the father William being a nephew of the first William Lewis listed above. Yeah, it gets confusing, doesn't it? Many of this William Lewis's descendents moved back and forth between Horry County and Marion County, with some moving on "south and west." This KEY LEWIS FAMILY is represented in all timelines herein with a green color.

William Lewis 
This William Lewis, from yet another lineage [Key Lewis Family #5], was born in Charlottesville, VA circa 1750. He arrived in New Hanover County, NC in 1780 with his family. Very little is known about this family, but everything available to the Author is in this website. This KEY LEWIS FAMILY is represented in all timelines herein with a yellow color.


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