The ancestral line that I am following is John Lewis,b. 1800 SC according to an 1850 Pike County, AL Census record. Recently I learned that he was commissioned a "Major" by 45 of his own men in Captain John Lewis' company per a website as it relates to old historical documents about Henry County, AL. It puzzles me as to the difficulty in connecting important men who served in the military or Militia as to their roots in a particular state. If Benjamin (b. ca. 1770-1774) and Mary (b. 1774 SC)arrived in the territory (later Henry Co) of AL between 1816-1818, then they should appear in historical material for the year of 1800-1815. David Lewis, b. 1747 (buried at Old Stone Church, Clemson, Pembleton, SC) had a son, Benjamin, b. 26 May 1781 in Guilford Co, NC, but he married Elizabeth ?, and had a son by the name of Joseph H. who was a Brig. General (CSA). He died Jan. 1822. This cannot be the one who moved to AL and died in 1839. Old David is the son of John & Priscilla (Brooks) Lewis of Randolph County, NC. A number of the Lewis' buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery descend from John Taliaferro Lewis, son of Maj. John Lewis (b. 26 Sept 1757 Caroline Co VA who married Anne Berry Earle b. 1791 Pendleton Dist, Anderson Co SC. A lot of women died as a result of childbirth and many men had several wives as a result.