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Lewis, Andrew (09 October 1720–26 September 1781), military, political, and economic leader, was born in County Donegal, Ireland, the son of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn, farmers. Lewis’s mother was a cousin of James Patton, who would also play a leading role in the development of southwestern Virginia. During Lewis’s childhood, the family left their substantial farm, migrated first to Pennsylvania, and reached Augusta County, Virginia, by about 1732. They were among the area’s earliest white settlers. Lewis married Elizabeth Givens; they settled, with their children, along the Upper Roanoke River....