Fielding Lewis was born at Warner Hall, in Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia back in 1725 to John and Frances. His mother died in 1731. He worked for his father, at a retail store taking it over in the 1750’s. he was a successful merchant before the American Revolutionary War. During the war he was appointed as Commissary General of Munitions.
In 1769, he started construction of a large Georgian mansion which was completed in 1775. It contained some of the most refined colonial interiors of any surviving mansion. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He died in 1781, he was 56.
What you may not know is that he was the brother-in-law to someone you may have heard of, George Washington.
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