Name: Lewis, M. T.
Occupation: Pastor, Delevan Baptist Church
aka: Motier Timothy Lewis
Death: 20 May 1883
Spouse(s): Mary Overton Martin Lewis
Parents: William and Amy Lewis
Children: Lottie Delcena Lewis Bullock Barcus, Walter Overton Lewis
THE RICHMOND DISPATCH
Wednesday May 12, 1875
While pastor of Charlottesville’s Delevan First Baptist Church on West Main Street, the Rev. M.T. Lewis doubled as local agent/canvasser for The People’s Advocate, an African American owned newspaper published in Alexandria, Va. His name appears in the “Local Department” alongside agents from Richmond, Portsmouth, Winchester, and Washington, D.C. throughout the summer of 1876. Local residents looking for social notes and national news untainted by racial or regional bias could turn to the Advocate in lieu of Charlottesville’s white newspaper, the Jeffersonian Republican. Copies of The People’s Advocate (Alexandria, Va.) could be obtained from the Rev. M.T. Lewis and other local agents throughout Virginia and DC.
— Professor Scot French, March 11, 2017
THE JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN
Wednesday May 5, 1880