Lewis Revel

25 August 1799–19 May 1874 (Age 74)
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Revel was born on 25 August 1799, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, Humphrey Revell II, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Blackshear, was 30. He married Martha Outland in December 1823, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 19 May 1874, in Collierville, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Tabernacle Cemetery, Piperton, Fayette, Tennessee, United States.

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Lewis Revel
Martha Outland
Marriage: December 1823
Martha Revel
Joseph Revell
Mary Revel
Elizabeth Frances Reville
John W Revel
Duke Revell
Margaret Ann Revel
Elzia Holmes Revel
Tom Lewis Reville
Henrietta Reville
James Lewis Revell

Spouse and Children


    Martha Outland


December 1823
Northampton, North Carolina, United States


    Martha Revel


    Mary Revel


    Elizabeth Frances Reville


    John W Revel


    Duke Revell


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Walton War

Age 5

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Revell .2 French: habitational name from any of the places so named, for example in Isère and Haute-Garonne.3 French and southern French: nickname from Old French, Occitan reveau ‘rebel’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Revil, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Revet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis Revells, "United States Census, 1870"

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