Registration number 20080814F
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Lewis Barge which are offered in memoriam and conveyed to his descendants are registered and described by the blazon below
Born 1741 Philadelphia, Pa., d. 2 Feb 1809 Fayetteville, NC bd. Cross Creek Cemt. No. 1 Fayetteville, NC R.S. (DAR). Lewis was a signatory of the "Liberty Point Resolves."
The surname Barge is derived from the German word for “birch;” the three silver birch leaves represent the three states (PA, NC, GA) of the US where he lived; the blue and white saltire represents Cross Creek (Fayetteville, NC) where Lewis Barge began his business career, lived during the American Revolution, and where he signed the “Liberty Point Resolves;” the whiskey barrel and keys are reminders that he began his business career as both a tavern and an inn keeper; and the motto refers to his signing of the Resolves.
Larry Meadows Broadfoot