William Linton Lewis was born 236 years ago – December 8, 1777 – in Loudoun County, Virginia. William was the son of William Joseph Lewis and Catherine Jennings Linton. He married Ann Winter Dunnington. William and Ann had 8 children: George Dunnington, Katherine Dunnington, Francis Dunnington, Joseph Dunnington, Frederick Dunnington, William Dunnington, Elizabeth Dunnington and Ann Dunnington Lewis. The family moved to Hancock County, Kentucky.