Cumberland County, NC
Fayetteville Weekly Observer
In this county, on Wednesday morning, the 6th inst., William Lewis, in the 81st year of his age, a soldier and pensioner of the Revolutionary War, and a native of Contentna, Greene County, N.C.
Previous to the commencement of hostilities with the mother country, he united himself with the Wesleyan Missionaries to whose religious tenets he adhered to the day of his death. He appeared to depart in the full assurance of a blessed immortality. When asked if he had doubt as to his future state, he replied, "No, I am ready," raising his hand and pointing upwards. -- Communicated
Raleigh Register Newspaper RR Oct. 15, 1841
North Carolina Star (Raleigh NC) 22 Oct 1841