Lewis, Joel, Col.
the Memory of
Col. Joel Lewis
Who was born
August 28th 1760.
was an Officer of the
during the Revolutionary War
and contributed his full share
Patriotism Prudence & Bravery
the Independence of his Country.
reared a numerous and respectable family
and set them a striking example
a virtuous man & useful citizen.
was a firm and practical believer
the doctrines of Revealed Religion
and with unwavering Faith and
died on the 22nd of November
Anno Domini 1816
The tombstone and grave for Col. Joel Lewis were
relocated in 1912 to the
City Cemetery. His grave had been on his home place
“Manchester,” on the Murfreesboro Pike. This removal
took place when the City View Sanitarium
was built on this site. Acklen, Volume I, page 107,
Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005
After 2009 Restoration
American Revolution Soldier Buried at City Cemetery
Roster Of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974)
Compiled by Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman
Revised 1979, by Helen Crawford Marsh
Published by Tennessee Society, NSDAR
Lewis, Joel (b 8-28-1760 Albemarle County, VA/ d 2-22-1819 Nashville, TN) Bur in Old City Cem.. Lt. of a Company raised in Surry County, NC at beginning of War. Raised a Company containing 22, was elected Capt.. Fought at King’s Mountain came to TN 1787. married Miriam (Myraim) Eastham. Children Sarah Lewis b 2-16-1787/ d 12-27-1870 married 1st James King, married 2nd 1812 Major Thomas Claiborne b 5-17-1780/ d 1-9-1856; James Martin b 1788 m Sally Barfield; John H. b 1790 m Mary Betis; Eastham (1) b 1792/d young; Martin b 1794; Eliza Augusta b 1796 m Dr. W.W. Lea; William Dixon b 1798 married 1st Sallie Sellers, m 2nd Jane Terry; Hickman b 1801 m Virginia Lindsay; William C. Claiborne b 1803/ d childhood; Rachel b 1805/ d childhood; Mary Louisa married E.R. Wallace; Anna Octavia married William Knox; Joel d unmarried; Eastham (2nd) d single; Dorthula married ____Harrison; Lucy d at age 16; Micajah d childhood; David d childhood. Ref: DAR #122074; King’s Mt. Men, p 247, 260, 261, 304, 457, 458, 461, 588; TN Land Grants: SR 1909-10; S.G.; N.M.: Ack., Vol 1, p 12, 107.