The American Revolution in North Carolina

Exum Lewis

Colonel over the Edgecombe County Regiment of Militia - 1776-1783

On 4/22/1776, Exum Lewis was commissioned as Colonel/Commandant over the Edgecombe County Regiment of Militia, replacing Col. William Haywood, who had resigned. It is assumed that Col. Exum Lewis served in this same capacity until the end of the war (records incomplete).
Exum Lewis was born c.1732 in Brunswick County, VA and he died in 1795 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married Elizabeth Figures on 3/16/1758 in Southampton County, VA and they had ten (10) known children.

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