Which Lewis was related and which Lewis was NOT
Short biographies on each Lewis:
Charles Lewis (b. 1730), a cousin and friend of GW’s, was a younger brother of Fielding Lewis, GW’s brother-in-law, and of Warner Lewis, of Warner Hall in Gloucester County, whose letter to GW of 9 Aug. is referred to here. Charles Lewis secured a commission as captain and served under GW in the Virginia Regiment from Sept. 1755 until mid–1757, leaving the service after Dinwiddie on 16 May 1757 ordered that the number of captains in the regiment be reduced. Source is Founders Online Footnote.
Founders Online Footnote: Charles Lewis, younger brother of Warner and Fielding Lewis and friend of GW’s, was captain of a company in the Virginia Regiment from September 1755 to the summer of 1757. See source.
Our Charles Lewis is related to George Washington, according to Founders Online Footnote and is still writing to GW four years after a different Charles Lewis is killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774, who is the younger brother of Andrew Lewis – according to this source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lewis-442
Joshua Lewis – all correspondence with GW
Not sure if Joshua Lewis is related to the Charles Smith of George Washington or the Charles Smith of Andrew Lewis or to neither.
MAJOR ANDREW LEWIS FAMILY
Andrew Lewis – all correspondence with GW
Andrew Lewis – Wikipedia bio
Thomas Lewis – all correspondence with GW.