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Lewis family of Richmond, Virginia

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  John Minor Botts (1802-1869) — of Virginia. Born in Dumfries, Prince William County, Va., September 16, 1802. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1833-39; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1839-43, 1847-49 (2nd District 1839-41, 11th District 1841-43, 6th District 1847-49); delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Slaveowner. Died in Richmond, Va., January 8, 1869 (age 66 years, 114 days). Interment at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Rosalie Summers Botts (who married Lunsford Lomax Lewis (1846-1920)).
  Political family: Lewis family of Richmond, Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Francis Lewis (1818-1895) — also known as John F. Lewis — of Port Republic, Rockingham County, Va. Born in Lynnwood, Rockingham County, Va., March 1, 1818. Republican. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1869-70, 1882; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1870-75. Slaveowner. Died, from cancer, in Lynnwood, Rockingham County, Va., September 2, 1895 (age 77 years, 185 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Half-brother of Lunsford Lomax Lewis (1846-1920).
  Political family: Lewis family of Richmond, Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Lunsford Lomax Lewis (1846-1920) — also known as Lunsford L. Lewis — of Richmond, Va. Born in Rockingham County, Va., March 17, 1846. Lawyer; Culpeper County Commonwealth Attorney, 1870-74; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1874-82, 1902-05, 1905-12; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1883-95. Died March 13, 1920 (age 73 years, 362 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gen. Samuel Hance Lewis (1794-1869) and Anna Maria (Lomax) Lewis (1808-1853); half-brother of John Francis Lewis (1818-1895); married, September 4, 1867, to Rosalie Summers Botts (died 1878; daughter of John Minor Botts); married 1883 to Janie Looney.
  Political family: Lewis family of Richmond, Virginia.
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