Lewis, Gideon

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Age at Enlistment:  47

Length of Service: 1812-1815

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Cpt

Unit:  5th Regiment, NC Militia

Service Record:  Served as commanding officer of the company.   The 1814 muster roll shows Cpt Lewis’ company designated as “10th Company” of the 5th Regiment, NC Militia from Ashe Co., NC. Click here for: 5th Regiment NC Militia roster. The Soldiers were on detached service with U.S. Army and included another 1st cousin, Joshua Pennington.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Gideon Lewis Cemetery, Ashland, Ashe Co., NC

Soldier Info:   Born in  NC in 1765;  Died in Creston, Ashe Co., NC in 1842

Relationship to Author:  1st Cousin 7x