Hey Maynard, hold your horses in check for a bit longer here. The
caption of your email (which this message responds to) is not
accurate: I have no indication yet that Lewis ever applied for a
Revolutionary pension for himself.
And your email jumps to another conclusion because we still don't have
proof that Lewis was son of Thomas.
The info I've posted this weekend has only indicated that
- Lewis on 18 May 1846 said he was age 80 and had been born in
Dinwiddie Co, VA without any mention of his daddy [This was on behalf
of "Mary or Polly Taylor" who was the one seeking a widow's pension
for the Rev War service of her husband Jesse Taylor]
- Lewis may well have been the one listed in NC records as Lewis
Portis, who served as a private in Dixons Company of the NC
Continental Line for a year, from 15 April 1781 to 25 April 1782.
In previous years I concentrated on Virginia Rev War participants. I
have not yet searched for any Rev War pensions or Bounty Land
applications for North Carolina. Obviously that now needs to be done.