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date: 18 January 2020

Lewis, William Berkeleylocked

(23 June 1784–12 November 1866)
  • Robert E. Corlew


Lewis, William Berkeley (23 June 1784–12 November 1866), planter and politician, was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, the son of John Lewis. He arrived in Nashville as a young man in his mid-twenties, but little is known of him prior to that time, including anything about his forebears except that his mother was a member of the prominent Berkeley family. Shortly after his arrival in Nashville he obtained a position in the state land office and soon married Margaret Lewis (no relation), a daughter of William Terrell Lewis. They had one child. One of the richest men in Tennessee, boasting ...

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