The Family of John Lewis, Pioneer

Cowell Jr., Mark W.

Published by Maverick Pub Co
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1893271005 Fisher, 1985. Hard cover, revised edition. VG condition in VG dust jacket; a nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: When John Lewis "slew the Irish lord" and fled to America in 1729, he established a prominent family which has maintained its identity for more than two and a half centuries. His sons Thomas, Gen. Andrew, William and Col. Charles, raised in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley near Staunton, had important roles in American Revolutionary times. This book records more than 9,200 descendants, with some biographical information on more prominent ones. It also sorts out conflicting stories and myths in perhaps the most balanced presentation of the many published through the years about John Lewis and his family.

About the Author: Irvin Frazier (1898-1988) was a civil engineering graduate of the University of Colorado and descendant of John Lewis's son William who retired as a geologist with Texaco in Los Angeles in 1963. Building on works published in 1855 and 1882, he began gathering information on the family in 1933. This book is his greatly-expanded version of a mimeographed work he distributed in 1960. Mark W. Cowell Jr., who researched and wrote the text on the family's origins and early history, is a graduate of the University of Virginia who did post graduate work in linguistics at Harvard and Cornell. A descendant of John Lewis's sons Thomas and Charles, he worked in Saudi Arabia for Aramco setting up Arabic language courses for Americans and later on Arabic grammars and dictionaries for the U.S. government. He was a medical lexicographer for McGraw-Hill and retired in 1990 from John Wiley & Sons, Publishers in New York. He lives in Staunton, Virginia.

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Title: The Family of John Lewis, Pioneer
Publisher: Maverick Pub Co
Binding: Hardcover
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