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42. Martha CLOPTON was born about 1758.11

Martha was the 2nd of Iverson Lewis' three wives.

Martha CLOPTON and Rev. Iverson LEWIS were married.11 Rev. Iverson LEWIS50,51, son of John LEWIS and Sarah IVERSON, was born on 4 March 1741.11 He died on 5 January 1815 at the age of 73 in King & Queen County, Virginia.11

Iverson Lewis from Lewisville in King & Queen Co was converted out of the Anglican Church, Stratton Major Parish to the Separate Baptists. John Waller, pastor of the Lower Spotsylvania Church was preaching in adjacent Middlesex Co in 1770 and periodically visited in King & Queen Co. Iverson went to hear him and was converted and baptized about 1771, possibly by Waller himself. Waller may have been a brother of Iverson's aunt-by-marriage, Mary Waller who had married Zachary Lewis Jr.

Iverson Lewis continued to lived in Lewisville but he pastored and planted churches in King & Queen, Middlesex & Gloucester County. In Gloucester he started churches in three of its four parishes. Lewisville is located between Exol and Dragon Run Swamps and is where the Exol Baptist Church was organized in 1775 by John Waller with 30 members. Iverson Lewis was the first pastor and continued until his death.

Iverson was married three times and had children by each marriage.

Mathews Co was formed from Kingston Parish of Gloucester in 1791.

Martha CLOPTON and Rev. Iverson LEWIS had the following children:

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i.

Dr. Zachary LEWIS.

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ii.

Sarah Iverson LEWIS50 was born (date unknown).

Sarah married Thomas Crittendon.

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iii.

Martha Churchill LEWIS50 was born (date unknown).

Martha married (1) George Shackleford and (2) Rev. Richard Claybrook.

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iv.

Iverson LEWIS Jr.50 was born (date unknown).

Iverson volunteered in a cavalry company in the War of 1812. He died in service.