Generation 1 

1.         William Jesse Lewis-1 was born on 04 Dec 1789 in Tennessee, USA. He died between 1861-1870 in Madison, North Carolina, USA.  He attended both Bull Creek Baptist Church and Big Laurel Baptist Churches in Madison, North Carolina, USA. He is mentioned in the minutes from both churches through the year 1861.

Notes for William Jesse Lewis:

       The 1860 Census, Madison County, North Carolina, states that William Jesse Lewis was alive and living with his 
       wife, Nancy. He is not mentioned in the 1870 census. I am assuming he died between 1861-1870. 

The 1860 Census, Madison County, North Carolina states that both William and Nancy could neither read or write. He had no real estate, and his personal property was worth $100.00. There is an "check mark" in the race column. I assume he was an Indian or possibly Mulegeon.  

Nancy Hensley She was born in 1791 in Yancet, North Carolina, USA.  Some family history books state that she was the daughter of Henry Halen Hensley and Barbara Angel. She died after 1870 in Madison, North Carolina, USA.  

        Notes for Nancy Hensley:

The 1870 Census, Madison County, North Carolina states that Nancy was living with her daughter, Dorcas Austin. William Jesse is not mentioned. 

William Jesse Lewis and Nancy Hensley had the following children:  

2.       i.       Berry Lewis was born on 03 Dec 1809 in Buncombe, North Carolina, USA. He married Talitha Gillespie about 1841 in Yancey, North Carolina, USA. He died in 1880 in Madison, North Carolina, USA. 

3.       ii.      William Lewis was born in 1814 in Yancey, North Carolina, USA. He married Francis H.Brooks on 11 Sep 1854 in Madison, North Carolina, USA. 

4.       iii.      Washington Lewis was born in 1818 in North Carolina, USA. He married Louisa Jane Hignite in 1840 in Yancey, North Carolina, USA. He died after 1898 in Kentucky. 

5.       iv.     John Lewis was born in 1820 in Buncombe, North Carolina, USA. He married Sarah Hunnicutt in 1840 in Yancey, North Carolina, USA. He died on 05 May 1888 in Kentucky. 

6.       v.       James Lewis was born in 1826 in North Carolina, USA. He married Emeline Brooks on 25 Nov 1855 in Madison, North Carolina, USA. 

7.       vi.      Darcas Lewis was born about 1829. She married Amos L. Austin on 26 Sep 1852 in Madison, North Carolina, USA. She died before 1900. 

vii.     Mary Lewis was born in 1832.

viii.    Patterson Lewis was born about 1839. He died between 1860-1870. 

Notes for Patterson Lewis: 

Died in time of war and nothing is known.

Bull Creek Baptist Church where Jesse Lewis attended



                                           1860 Census showing William Jesse Lewis Family