The Descendents of William Lewis and Mourning Van Pelt
William Lewis of Hertford, NC was born in 1740 and married Mourning Van Pelt of Bertie, NC circa 1764. About 1768, William and Mourning moved to what is present-day Horry County, South Carolina, with their two young children, William, Jr. and Mary (Polly). They proceeded to acquire farmlands and to produce more children, some that remained in Horry County, some that moved on to Marion County, and some that moved on to Alabama and Mississippi. William Lewis died in August, 1811. See acknowledgements at bottom of page. 

 Children

Date Born

Date Died

Date Married

Who Married
William Lewis, Jr.*

1765

1801

?

Elizabeth Phillips
Mary (Polly) Lewis*

1767

c. 1835

c 1787

Averitt Nichols
Sally (Sarah) Lewis**

1769

c. 1835

c. 1792

Elias Nichols
James Lewis**

1771

7/21/1818

?

Charity Coleman
Isaac Lewis**

4/13/1775

3/1838

2/16/1799

Mary Norton
Hardy Lewis**

1777

9/1847

1808

Dicey Floyd
Jonathan Lewis**

1779

8/1849

1st - 1806

2nd - ?

Susannah Porter

Feraba Strickland
Joel Lewis** 

1781

1853

1807

Ruth Norton
Elisha Lewis**

1783

c.1820

Never

Never
Zilpha Lewis**

1783

1854

1818

Samuel B. Gerrald
Patrick Lewis**

1785

10/26/1864

1815

Nancy Ann Floyd
Pennsylvania (Penny) Lewis**

1786

?

?

Mr. Coleman
Morning Lewis**/***

1787

?

?

Mr. Floyd
* Born in NC. ** Born in present-day Horry County, SC; *** Not in Mary Lewis Stevenson's book, "William Lewis of Horry County, SC."
A descendent of this William Lewis, Mary Lewis Stevenson, published a book entitled, "William Lewis of Horry County, South Carolina" in 1960, printed by The R.L. Bryan Company of Columbia, SC. The Author's research into this family was performed independently of Ms. Stevenson's book. The descendents of this family owe a gigantic debt of gratitude to Ms. Mary Lewis Stevenson for her excellent effort. The Author finally obtained a copy of Ms. Stevenson's book in December 1999 and has cross-checked his independent research with the work of Ms. Stevenson - and found only minor differences between the two researches.
In May of 2010, Bill Johnson, a descendent of this William Lewis, completed his initial update to Mary Lewis Stevenson's book, "William Lewis of Horry County, SC," based upon his own research with additional family members and the author of this website. Although he does not agree 100% with this author, his work is significant and should prove to be extremely useful to descendents. Click Here to download an Adobe PDF version of his updated version of Mrs. Stevenson's book. If and when he updates this again, it will (hopefully) be posted here for posterity.


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