Andrew Lewis

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Birthday
9, 1720
Birthplace
Donegal, Ireland
Death Date
Sep 26, 1782 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1720
Birthplace
Donegal, Ireland
Death Date
Sep 26, 1782 (61)

About

Remembered for his service in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, this eighteenth-century military man also fought victoriously for the Colony of Virginia in Lord Dunmore's War, a 1774 conflict with the Mingo and Shawnee Native American tribes.

Before Fame

In his late childhood years, he emigrated from his native County Donegal, Ireland to Augusta County in the Colony of Virginia.

Trivia

During the 1770s, he served in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Family Life

His marriage to Elizabeth Givens resulted in six sons (Samuel, Thomas, Andrew, John, Charles, and William) and one daughter (Anne). The family settled in an area that is present-day Roanoke County, Virginia.

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In 1775, George Washington recommended Lewis for the position of Brigadier General in the Continental Army.