John Lewis (1747-1825)

Capt. John Lewis, of "Elmwood" Logan County, Kentucky

He was born in Virginia and graduated from Oxford University in England. He fought in the Revolution and was a partner in his father's gunpowder manufacturing firm. He inherited property in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. From 1811, he moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where he owned a large amount of land. His first wife was Lucy, daughter of Colonel John and Mildred (Gregory) Thornton. His fifth wife was Mildred, daughter of Landon Thornton Carter of Cleve.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 07/12/2022 and last updated on 12/02/2023.