Lewis, Joel, Col.

Section 7

ID # 70001

 

Sacred

To the Memory of

Col. Joel Lewis

Who was born

August 28th 1760.

He was an Officer of the

United States

during the Revolutionary War

and contributed his full share

of

Patriotism Prudence & Bravery

towards

the Independence of his Country.

He reared a numerous and respectable family

and set them a striking example

of the life

of a virtuous man & useful citizen.

He was a firm and practical believer

In the doctrines of Revealed Religion

and with unwavering Faith and

Christian Hope

He died on the 22nd of November

Anno Domini 1816

 

History

The tombstone and grave for Col. Joel Lewis were relocated in 1912 to the

City Cemetery. His grave had been on his home place “Manchester,” on the Murfreesboro Pike.  This removal took place when the City View Sanitarium

was built on this site.  Acklen, Volume I, page 107, published 1933.

 

Documentation

Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005

 



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After 2009 Restoration

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Lewis, Joel

American Revolution Soldier Buried at City Cemetery

Roster Of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974)
Compiled by Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman
Revised 1979, by Helen Crawford Marsh
Published by Tennessee Society, NSDAR

Lewis, Joel (b 8-28-1760 Albemarle County, VA/ d 2-22-1819 Nashville, TN) Bur in Old City Cem.. Lt. of a Company raised in Surry County, NC at beginning of War. Raised a Company containing 22, was elected Capt.. Fought at King’s Mountain came to TN 1787. married Miriam (Myraim) Eastham. Children Sarah Lewis b 2-16-1787/ d 12-27-1870 married 1st James King, married 2nd 1812 Major Thomas Claiborne b 5-17-1780/ d 1-9-1856; James Martin b 1788 m Sally Barfield; John H. b 1790 m Mary Betis; Eastham (1) b 1792/d young; Martin b 1794; Eliza Augusta b 1796 m Dr. W.W. Lea; William Dixon b 1798 married 1st Sallie Sellers, m 2nd Jane Terry; Hickman b 1801 m Virginia Lindsay; William C. Claiborne b 1803/ d childhood; Rachel b 1805/ d childhood; Mary Louisa married E.R. Wallace; Anna Octavia married William Knox; Joel d unmarried; Eastham (2nd) d single; Dorthula married ____Harrison; Lucy d at age 16; Micajah d childhood; David d childhood. Ref: DAR #122074; King’s Mt. Men, p 247, 260, 261, 304, 457, 458, 461, 588; TN Land Grants: SR 1909-10; S.G.; N.M.: Ack., Vol 1, p 12, 107.

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