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Lewis Barge


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

Arms: Gules a saltire Argent nine barrulets engrailed on the upper side Azure between three Silver Birch Leaves slipped of the second a Catkin pendant palewise Or attached to each leaf.
Crest: A wooden Keg proper having three bands the middle one inscribed with “X’s” signifying the contents as whisky thereto attached a ring holding three keys one in pale between two in chevron their wards to the sinister all pendant from a ring all Gold.
Motto: Point to Liberty
Badge: An American Bald Eagle Proper displayed charged on its breast with the crest of Lewis Barge.




Biographical information

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."

Design rationale

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.

Registered by

Larry Meadows Broadfoot

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Personal, Original, US, B

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