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THE LEWIS FAMILY
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With what avidity do Vltglnlnns de?
vour everything concerning this wonder
tu) name! How* eager does every school
boy Riodt over ti.o exploits of the In?
trepid Captain Medfwothe'r Lewis, us he
reads of his expedition to tho far West!
Well, It Is possible something new can
lie added here they have never road bo
fore concerning his boyhood dnys; while
ln his quiet Albemarle home; but let
us first go back to Its originality and
trace the name from mediaeval times.
We first find the name, John Lewis,
recorded as early as tho thirteenth cen?
tury, in the Doomsday Book of St. Paul's,
England. It also took the form Lewlson
and Lewson, but never deviated far l'roni
it? original type, Lewes or Lewis. Tho
'family really sprang from Lionel, Duko
of Clarence, who married the Dad y
'"Elisabeth de Burgh. l^C-S (She tvae
duugluer of William de Burgh, Karl of
Orlster). This Lady Elizabeth was de?
scended from Charlemagne, Henry lit.,
and the red-hand King of Connuiight.
The legend goes that threo vikings
approaching Ireland agreed that lie who
first touched the land should own It.
The hindmost one, seeing himself out
etrlpped by the others, cut off his left
hand, nnd threw it red and Weeding
far ashore, thus gaining possession. AVar
John Lewis, second, born ICG"?, died 174."?.
Was of His Majsty'e honorable council
of Virginia; married Elizabeth Warner.
From them wc.-o:
First, Cathoricri; second, Elizabeth! born
1720; third, John, married Frances Field?
ing; fourth, Colonel Charles Lewis (of
"The Bird"), married Many Howcli, fifth,
Colonel Robert Lewis, of "Belvou," Albe?
marle, married Jnnc Morlwether.
From Colonel Robert aud Jane Mori
wether wore eleven children. His third
son was Colonel William Lewis, of "Lo?
cust Hill," Albemarle. he married Lucy
Morlwether who was great niece ol his
mother. Theso woro the parents of Cap?
tain Morlwether Lewis, tho grout ex?
plorer. He had a brother, Dr. Reuben
Lewis, who was inaile. Indian agent by
Mr. Jefferson, nnd who married Mlldr??K
Dabney. The sister of Merlwother Lewis
wus JHno Lewis, who married Edward
Anderson; their son, Dr. Mori wether L.
Anderson, was quite celebrated as a
physician In his day. Ho married Miss
Luccy Harper. Ono of lier children Charles
Harper Anderson, fell heir to tho "Lo?
cust Hill" ostato, which had descended
to his grandmother, Jane Lewis Anderson.
Mr. C. H. Anderson married Sally T. L.
Scott, descendant of the noted Dr. James
M, Scott, of Spotsylvanla county, known
as the "Bol Air" Scotts, and who ac?
quired a large fortuno by his practico,
which wes left to his descendant, They
lived at tha old "Locust Hill" placo
until the year 1SS2. He sold the old man?
sion, with ono hundred acres of the origi?
nal estate, to Mrs. Beasly, an English
lady, who much admired tho character
of Morlwether Lewis Hor only daughter
married Mr. Alexander Small, of England,
who. since the death of Mrs. Beasly,
now owns the old "Locust Hill" residence,
making it quite a tasty and modernized
I The original building, as built by Colo?
nel William Lewi?, and where Captain
I Morlwether Lewis was born, was .simply
? a log cab n, having two front rooms with
small dormer windows and a long porch
Klin, shot her between tho eyes, the ani?
mai dropping at Ills feet.
Whilst his mother was living alono as
a widow at LucUKt Hill, sho was badly
cheated by a horso trader, which grontly
Irritated young Mcrlwother. At the noxt
court, while on tho court-green at Criar?
lottesvilk*, ho saw the man and boldly
charged hitn of cheating his mother, This
made tho mad so mod that he threaten?
ed to catch and thrash young Lewis,
and did waylay him while returning home
at night; young Lowis had nothing to de?
fend hlmsolf with, but hastily pulling ?
horn comb from his pocket which he
had Just bought, said, as he ran his fin?
gers over the teeth, making a clicking
sound like that of a pistol, "I generally
go prepared for such cases as you,"
Whereupon the man hastily retreated. Af?
ter going to an "old field" school until
eighteen years old, he then took charge
of his mother's farm. In 179-4 he volun?
teered In the whiskey insurrection, and
soon after Joined tho regular army. As
young Lewis grew up, Mr. Jefferson
marked his talents nnd sterling qualities,
and In 1S01 mado him his privato secre?
tary, unti! 1S03, when ho was appointed
commander of tho Oregon expedition.
Few peoplo nre aware that Captain
l.*ewis was wounded by his own men,
while on tho expedition. It seems that ho
usually wore a coon skin cap, and a deer
skin ricket with buck skin breeches, at
a d'stance from his men, ono day, ho was
either take ? for an Indimi or a deor as
ho moved among tho bushes and wis
tired at by ono of thorn, tho ball taking
effect In his leg, which caused him to
limp ever afterwards.
The writer has seen a letter written
by Captain Lewis to his mother, dated
Fort Mandati, March 31, 1805, describing
the country, whero ho had been over.
This was just previous to his return. Ho
had then bought more than five thou?
sand acres of land, tho most of wh ch
St. Lou's is now built upon. It Is to be
regretted that the entire Locust Hill es
I tote has now passed out of the family,
' and tho old landmarks surrounding the
historic spot will soon be obliterated and
THE LEWIS HOME.
llko clans tfescendjng from him use tho
"red hand" o'n their crests and shields.
The crest of the Lewises of Virginia
Is a red hand Cwhlch we give), and since
they uro lineally descended from this reo
handed Kin? of Connaught, this legend
probably explains the cri-st.
The Lewises of Virginia; however, per?
tain more to those of Wales, as It Is said
the family there sprang from -jir Edward
Lewis of Van Edglnton, Wilt}' county,
who married Lud y Ann Dorset (daughter
?Of the Earl of Dorset).
From them were:
Robert Lewis, of Brecon, Wales, born
General Robert Lewis, emigrant, born
l:i Brecon, Wales, caino to Virginia lra*,;
settled In Gloucester county. He hud two
(1) Malor William Lewis, o? No?* Kent
?'i John Lewis, flrct, born ??'?, married
ln front. In 1S10, while being occupied
by Dr. M. L. Anderson, the or'.glnal
building was unfortunately destroyed by
Uro. with many nistoric relics connected
with Captain Lewis, whllo on his expedi?
tion. In 1SI3, the present building was
orcctrnl nearly on tbo sumo spot. It,
too, wus a log dwelling, but afterwards
weather-boarded. Tho old house was sur?
rounded by a dense grovo of locust trees,
heneo Its name. Some ot these trees wero
destroyed by the Are, but from their
Mumps havo grown another stately grove.
Let us now turn to tlio days when young
Merlwether Lewis, roamed over t h ?*??>?*>?
hills as a boy. To h?iow his early fear?
lessness and bravery even an a boy of
ten-yoars, the story ?h told of him, thnt
iw'n lo hunting an?? passing through a
Hold with his gun, ? mud cow mudo for
him, lowering hor horns to toss Hin, be
st?x>d perfectly still until tho cow got
within ten feot o? him, thon raising lila
give place to modern architecture, yet at
least one monument should bo placed to
mark tho birthplace of Captain Mori
wether Lewis, the most bold and Intre?
pid pioneer In the cause of sclenoo, Vir?
ginia ever hod, and ono to whom Presi?
dent Roosevelt gave high und just tribute
ln his recent eloquent speech at the Uni?
versity of Virginia,
B. C. M.
BUILD A SANITARIUM
One to Be Erected Near Fayettevllle
Old Do abin House.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
FAVKTTFVlLi-l?., N. C, Oct. 10.?Dr.
W. H, Kugler, -at Chester, Pa., is stop?
ping at tnu Atlantic Hotel, rtnd Is hero
to iiulld an ex tei g Ive sanitarium on Har?
rington UHI. overlooking tlie city from
the north. Somo weeks ago Dr. Kugler
nought valuable property on tho hill
from Mr. John P. Thomson, Including a
largo tract of heavily wooded land, in thu
middle of Which he will build hi? sani?
tarium, with a rosfdence for his family.
Tho occupants of the Dobbin Houso
on upper Hay Street havo been notified
to vacalo the dillerent tenements, os the
umilimi', is to bo remodeled and enlarged
for a high-grade hotel. Tho DobNr?
Houso offer? a parelio] to tho Swan
House, ho Interestingly told about in The
Tlmos-Disptach a fow days ago. A hotel
has boen kept on tho spot for three
quarters of a century. '??? old Plantera'
Hotel wiih burned a yenr or two beforo
tho Civil War, and on Its site was built
tho present Dobbin House, named In
memory of James C. Dobbin, a leading
member of thn Fayettevllle bar and Sec?
retai*, of Dm Navy undo.- tho administra-*?
tin of j? ranklln ijiei<-o.
Mr. w. p ltoyiiil. general Superintend?
ent of the Atlnntli? Coast Lino Railroad.
iMoi-rs the Fayotleylllo Chamber of
Commerce that It Is not nt present
doomed advisable to run what la known
a? tho Richmond "Shoo-Fly" train any
lower down than Smlthlluld. This causes
much disappointment to tho largeiy-in
cicise.fl travel o?, this part of the line.
Dr. V. Wllbon and William Workman,
of Richmond, V?v., ore registered at the
Hotel La layette to-day.
Dr. Frayser to Lectura at Cartnrsville
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.)
OARTKHSVILLF, VA., October 10.-In
Tho Tlmes-DIspatch Of a recent date men?
tion was mudo of ? mammoth pumpkin
or: a volunteer vine ln Mr. 11. M. Kiig
l-inii's potato patch. Mr, England lives
In the picturesque llttlo village of Clin?
ton, V.l., about twelve mile ? from Car
leiBViil*. A tew ?lays agu Mr. Knghiiui
noticed that his wonderful pumpkin was
beg lining to spoil, ?a he plucked It fi">"
the vine. When pulled It meaauied forty?
lour inches in length, fifty Inches mound,
and weighed 1'? pound? The four main
Vines in-aMire, re-p< clively, lifly-fnur,
fifty-two, foriy-oight and forty-four feet.
Tbero ate a do_*n or inoro ymiipklm* nUll
a ?f^Ai?^L ?1
1 tk^M?HI 1
M 1 wtnt^ym^iU m w?&v mm
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Tuxedos, Full Suits for $20 to $30.
Prince Alberts ?coat and vest) $15 to $25
Pull Dress Suits, $20.00, $25.00_
You want to bog those now outfits even though your
ta*lor .3 to make a suit, for you. Tlio general get-up
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$ 6 onos., , . $ 3. 75
$ 0 onos.$ aS. 75
$12 ones.$ 7.75
fr'8 ones .
$14 once .
$18 ones .
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$50 00 ones.$35.00
Bra! Malleable Iron Beds, with ?on?
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bowed foot stylos, with (ull bras?
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$12.0? Beds.$8 SO.
?O.OO Bode. $6.2S.
* 8.50 Hods.$4 98.
? 7.00 Hods.$3.95
Hnndfomo "Polished Oak Bcd-ix-om
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is good, well baked bread, good but?
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care is taken in its preparation, the
best flour being used, properly and
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516 ?. Marshall St.
growing on the vine, ranging ?n '?"?* '
from twelve Inches up to thirty
; Hube?. The largest one now on ti e V?W
! ?H-aMii-f-s thirty-four Inches In le is h.and
i forty-funi? and a half inchea atomo.
iCila/l'ins arc out tW^Mfifopot
Mr. Fletcher Duncan, eldest ?on of Mr.
I*" 8. Duncan, of Cumber and, to MU?
palay Moon, daughter of Mr. A. ?>MOOJJ
ot Tamworth, Va. The m*"??*?? "."J
, ulte piare at the Cartellile PapUet
Church on Wednesday. October?}? t.
The ??riot fever scare Is ulioaOVO ?.
trough Ihe ?hinge.? still exists. No new
cases have been reported lately.
I ?? JfTJd&y. October ?3d, Dr. Fraser,.
former president of the State Normal
School at Farmvllle, will deliver an ad?
dress on education ln or nour Carters
vllle. Arrangements are being made by
Mr. C. W. Dickinson, county superintend?
ent of public schools, for an all-day meet?
ing at some central point, where the ad?
dress will be delivered.
Rev. J. Sidney Peters, of the First M.
13 Church, South, Hampton, Va., ho?
promised to be ln Curtorsvllle eomo time
In tho near future to deliver a lecture
on temporaneo. Tho dato of Mr. Poter?'
visit has not yet beon decided upon, but
he will doubtless bo ln Curtersvllle u.-i
coon after conference as possible,
Small California Hams, per pound Q^c.
Fancy Breakfast Bacon, lb.15c I Country Butter, lb.23c,
Sliced Cooked Ham, lb.13V.O Pure Butchers* Lard, lb.Ho
English Cured Shoulders, lb.llV-O. | Good Lard, Ib.Oo
Country Meal, peck.20e I Creamery Butter, lb.l-lo
Largo Irish Potatoes, peck.25c | Best Cream Cheese, lb.lUo
Fine Elgin Buttar, per Ib. 25c.
or 4 1-4 lbs. for $1.00.
Onions per quart.Oo I Preserves, per lb.60
Large Shad, per pound.10u 10-11) Bucket Fine Mnckeral.98o
New Cut Herring, dozen.,.Ifl. ?S^Sge^^^t^?::)^
S-lb Crock Preserves only.20u Granulated .Sugar.So
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Second Hand, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.50.
Good Tires, $1.50.
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