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Charles Ewing

Male - 1770

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  • Name Charles Ewing  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 31 May 1770 and 24 Jul 1770  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I9387  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Family Martha Baker,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1770 
    +1. Charles Ewing,   b. Abt 1744,   d. Aft 1808  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Said to have been born in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Brother of Robert Ewing, with whom he came to Virginia. Took the oath of vestrymen at Bedford County, Virginia on 24 Mar 1755.

      From Clan Ewing of Scotland by Elbert William R. Ewing [citation details below]:

      "Charles Ewing, whose will is dated May 31, 1770, and which was probated in Bedford County, Virginia, July 24, 1770, was the same splendid type of citizen as his brother, Robert. This is not mere theory. Nor is it simply family tradition. The positions these two brothers filled as well as those held by their children after them and the testimony of such men as R. D. Buford, who knew their neighbors and who spent years studying the family records of his county, furnish us undisputed proof.

      "This Charles, the immigrant, and his son, Charles, were the only Ewings of that Christian name in all that part of Virginia in their day, so far as I can learn. So it is the more easy to identify them. [...]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3490] Will of Martha Brooks, transcribed by Travis Wagner on

    2. [S3491] Joseph D. Eggleston, "The Buffaloe Settlement and Its Makers." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 49:311, Oct 1941.

    3. [S3488] Clan Ewing of Scotland by Elbert William R. Ewing. Ballston, Virginia: Cobden Publishing Company, 1922.

    4. [S3489] The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches: A Survey of the Ewings and Their Kin in America by Presley Kittredge Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing. 1919., year and place only.