Nicholas Lewis

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Colonel Nicholas Lewis (1734 - 1808) was a landowner in Albemarle County and the uncle to famed explorer, Meriwether Lewis.[1]

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Lewis was an officer in the American Revolution, a County magistrate, surveyor, and a Sheriff. In 1744 he inherited his grandfather Nicholas Meriwether's Charlottesville estate, "The Farm," which is now known as the Nicholas Lewis House. A close friend of Thomas Jefferson, Lewis was entrusted with keeping Jefferson's farms while he was minister to Paris.[2]

Lewis was married to Mary Walker, the oldest daughter of Dr. Thomas Walker. [3]


  1. Web. Nicholas Lewis House - Charlottesville, Virginia, Michael Bednar, University of Virginia School of Architecture, Charlottesville, Virginia, February, 2002, retrieved July 30, 2012.
  2. Web. Nicholas Lewis, Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, Charlottesville, Virginia, retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. Print: Looking Back, Vera V. Via, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 6, 1960, Page 28.