Barbara E. Lewis1

b. 20 January 1845, d. 31 January 1910
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*20 January 1845Barbara E. Lewis was born on 20 January 1845 in Marion County, Illinois.1,3
Name VariationShe was called Barbary.3
Marriage*15 July 1860She married William Wesley Kissner, son of Jesse Kissner and Martha Barbee, on 15 July 1860 in Clinton County, Illinois.3,4
(Wife) Death10 January 1888Barbara became a widow when William Wesley Kissner died on 10 January 1888 at age 48.3,4
Death*31 January 1910She died on 31 January 1910 in Marion County at age 651,3
Burial* and was buried in Row 7, Grave 12 of Lewis Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County.3

Family

William Wesley Kissner b. 21 Jun 1839, d. 10 Jan 1888
Children1.William W. Kissner3 b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 6 Aug 1887
2.George W. Kissner3 b. 18 Feb 1863, d. 8 Jan 1864
3.Charles S. Kissner3 b. 6 Jan 1866, d. 12 Sep 1885
4.Jesse T. Kissner3 b. 28 Dec 1867, d. 19 Jul 1877
5.Richard David Kissner+3 b. 25 Aug 1869, d. 11 Mar 1946
6.Cora B. Kissner3,5 b. 6 Apr 1874, d. 12 Jun 1946
7.Mary Arminta Kissner+3,6 b. 1879, d. 1952

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara E. (Lewis) Kissner, Memorial# 19697472.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Wesley Kissner, Memorial# 19712976.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cora B. (Kissner) Morgan, Memorial# 180755776.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Arminta (Kissner) Williams, Memorial# 94001219.

Catherine B. Lewis1

b. 4 June 1816, d. 30 June 1882
Birth*4 June 1816Catherine B. Lewis was born on 4 June 1816 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*1834She married Alexander L. Davasher about 1834.1,2
Name VariationA variation of the spelling of the DAVASHER surname found in our research was Devasher.1,2
Death*30 June 1882She died on 30 June 1882 in Kentucky at age 661
Burial* and was buried in Devasher Cemetery, Austin, Barren County.1

Family

Alexander L. Davasher b. 31 Jan 1811, d. 4 Aug 1895
Children1.John Devasher3 b. 5 Sep 1836
2.Eliza Catherine Devasher4,1 b. 31 Aug 1856, d. 30 Sep 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine B. (Lewis) Devasher, Memorial# 109798401. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alexander L. Devasher Sr., Memorial# 100302071.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Devasher, Memorial# 109799320.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Catherine (Devasher) Britt, Memorial# 109790359.

Charles M. Lewis1,2

b. 28 March 1829, d. 7 January 1903
Birth*28 March 1829Charles M. Lewis was born on 28 March 1829 in Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia.3
Name VariationHis full name was Charles Madison Lewis.3
Marriage*6 August 1850He married Miriam M. Clutter on 6 August 1850 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2,3,4
Census US 1870*29 June 1870Miriam M. and Charles M. Lewis were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Charles was 41 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $185, and Miriam was 39 years of age and keeping house. Seven children were enumerated with them in 1870. Oscar R., Elizabeth K. and Joseph A. were ages 18, 17, and 15 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year; Mary A. was 11 years old, had attended school within the census year, and was not yet able to write; Clark L. was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year; Harvey H. and William W. were ages 5 and 3 years, respectively; and baby Phebe A. was one year old.5
Census US 1880*17 June 1880Miriam M. and Charles M. Lewis were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Charles was 51 years of age and a farmer, and Miriam was 49 years of age and keeping house. The couple's son, Joseph A., who was married, was enumerated with his wife, Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis, and baby daughter in his parents' household. Joseph was 25 years of age and farming with his father; Mary E. was 21 years of age and keeping house with her mother-in-law; and their daughter, Ida May, was one year old. Charles and Miriam's younger children, Harvey H., William W., Phebe A. and Ida Malinda, were ages 15, 14, 11, and 7 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year.6
(Husband) Death5 April 1883Charles became a widower when Miriam Martha (Clutter) Lewis died on 5 April 1883 at age 53.4
Death*7 January 1903He died on 7 January 1903 in Exchange, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 733
Burial* and was buried in Morrison UM Church Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County.3

Family

Miriam M. Clutter b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Children1.Oscar R. Lewis5 b. 1852
2.Elizabeth K. Lewis5 b. 1853
3.Joseph A. Lewis5 b. 15 Oct 1855, d. 19 Nov 1932
4.Mary Agnes Lewis1,3,5 b. 2 Feb 1859, d. 30 Jul 1935
5.Clark L. Lewis5,7,3 b. 30 Jun 1862, d. 9 May 1879
6.Harvey H. Lewis5 b. 1865
7.William W. Lewis5 b. 1867
8.Phebe A. Lewis5 b. 1869
9.Ida Malinda Lewis6 b. 1873

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Agnes (Lewis) Perkins, Memorial# 186372522. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Charles M Lewis and Miriam M Clutter on 6 August 1850 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Madison Lewis, Memorial# 207432172.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Miriam Martha (Clutter) Lewis, Memorial# 136660289.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clark L Lewis, Memorial# 137262712.

Clark L. Lewis1

b. 30 June 1862, d. 9 May 1879
Father*Charles M. Lewis1,2,3 b. 28 Mar 1829, d. 7 Jan 1903
Mother*Miriam M. Clutter1,2,4 b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Birth*30 June 1862Clark L. Lewis was born on 30 June 1862 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Clark L. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
Death*9 May 1879He died on 9 May 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 162
Burial* and was buried in Morrison UM Church Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Clark L Lewis, Memorial# 137262712. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Madison Lewis, Memorial# 207432172.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Miriam Martha (Clutter) Lewis, Memorial# 136660289.

David Lewis1

b. 6 May 1689
Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary __?__1 d. c 1704
Birth*6 May 1689David Lewis was born on 6 May 1689 at Haverford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1
(Son) ResidenceAfter his father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.3

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1427] John Pitts Launey, Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In three volumes, with indexes in each. Contents of Volume 1: Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester, Penn., births and deaths, marriage certificates, minutes 1681-1801, acknowledgments and disownments; St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Chester, Penn., membership roster, births, baptisms, deaths, and burials, marriages. (Authors: John Pitts Launey and F. Edward Wright.) Contents of Volume 2: Concord Monthly Meeting marriage certificates, births and deaths, marriages out 1757-1800, minutes 1684-1800, annotations and addendum 1801-1828; Forks of Brandywine Presbyterian Church marriages and baptisms [West Brandywine Township, Chester County]; Brandywine Baptist Church baptisms, deaths, marriages, minutes; Middletown Graveyard sexton's journal. (Authors: Henry C. Peden Jr. and John Pitts Launey.) Contents of Volume 3: Radnor-Haverford-Merion Monthly Meeting, Welsh births, Pennsylvania births, burials, marriage certificates, certificates from Wales, minutes 1684-1800, meeting for suffering; St. David's Protestant Episcopal Church births and baptisms; Darby Monthly Meeting births, deaths, early wills, marriage certificates, certificates of removal, minutes 1684-1800. (Author: John Pitts Launey). (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1997), Volume 3, page 19, the date written as "6th da, 3rd mo. 1689" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March. Hereinafter cited as Early Church Records of Delaware County.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 102-105.

David Lewis1

Father*John Lewis1
Marriage*1768He married Ann Beeson, daughter of Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth Hunter, in 1768.1
Religion*30 January 1768Ann was disowned by the Society of Friends on 30 January 1768 at a New Garden Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, for marrying out of unity.1

Family

Ann Beeson b. 30 May 1749, d. 7 Dec 1812

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

David Wesley Lewis1

b. 9 March 1812, d. 1866
Birth*9 March 1812David Wesley Lewis was born on 9 March 1812.1
Marriage*He married Nancy Jane Hatfield.2,1
Death*1866He died in 1866 at about age 541
Burial* and was buried in the Moore Family Cemetery, Chambersville, Collin County, Texas.1

Family

Nancy Jane Hatfield b. 8 Jul 1813, d. 14 Jan 1914
Child1.Eliza Jane Lewis1,3 b. 6 Jan 1834, d. 24 Feb 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, David Wesley Lewis, Memorial# 66484702. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Hatfield) Lewis, Memorial# 66484630.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Lewis) Byrd, Memorial# 28151924.

Eliza Jane Lewis1

b. 6 January 1834, d. 24 February 1918
Father*David Wesley Lewis2,1 b. 9 Mar 1812, d. 1866
Mother*Nancy Jane Hatfield3,1 b. 8 Jul 1813, d. 14 Jan 1914
Birth*6 January 1834Eliza Jane Lewis was born on 6 January 1834 in Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee.1
Marriage*She married first, as his first wife, John Wallis, son of Rockmore Wallis and Mary McFadden.1,4
Divorce*Eliza Jane (Lewis) Wallis and John Wallis were separated, and probably divorced before they each married again, Eliza in about 1863 and John in 1866.4,1,5,6
Marriage*She married second Jesse Blackstone Byrd Sr., son of James Pleasant Byrd Sr. and Nancy Carpenter.6,1
(Wife) Death9 February 1884Eliza became a widow when Jesse Blackstone Byrd Sr. died on 9 February 1884 at age 63.6
Death*24 February 1918She died on 24 February 1918 in Brown County, Texas, at age 84.1

Family 1

John Wallis b. 1834, d. 1890

Family 2

Jesse Blackstone Byrd Sr. b. 16 Feb 1820, d. 9 Feb 1884

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Lewis) Byrd, Memorial# 28151924. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Wesley Lewis, Memorial# 66484702.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Hatfield) Lewis, Memorial# 66484630.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wallis, Memorial# 182861228.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charity Ann (Loyd) Wallis, Memorial# 215225494.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jesse Blackstone Byrd Sr., Memorial# 28336726.

Elizabeth Lewis1,2,3

b. 1796
Birth*1796Elizabeth Lewis was born in Virginia, probably about 1796. She was recorded as age 50 on the 1850 census, which would have made her birth year about 1800. We believe she was born at least four years before that. If she had been born in 1800, she would have been about 11 years old when she married and 13 years old when her son, Lewis, was born. If born about 1796, which we believe is more likely, she would still have been young at about 15 years old when she married, and 17 years old when Lewis was born. We suspect Lewis may have been his parents' first son, although he may not have been their first child. His mother, Elizabeth, was not able to read or write, and likely didn't know, or really care, how old she was; and depending upon who provided the information to the census taker in 1850, her age may just have been rounded down to a convenient whole number.

Although not the same census taker, nor the same Mrs. Knight, the following anecdote included in Sutton's 1919, "History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia" made us smile. Our transcription follows:

"Mr. G. B. Browning, while taking the census several years ago, was interviewing a Mrs. Knight as to the ages of her children. She said she was unable to give their ages, but if he could see Mary Morton, she could tell him, as one of her children was born the same time. Another child was born the same time that Jesse Skidmore’s wife had a child, and if she just knew what year John Frank Beamer had wheat in the hill field, she could give him the age of the other one exactly."

That story made us realize the possibility that Elizabeth's parents never told her the year she was born, and she and her family may have grown up using rounded estimates as their ages.4,2,3,5
Marriage*14 February 1811She married John V. Knight on 14 February 1811 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2
(Wife) Deathbefore 20 August 1850Elizabeth became a widow when John V. Knight died before 20 August 1850, the date the 1850 census was taken in Braxton County, Virginia, and his widow, Elizabeth, was enumerated as the head of her household and owned real estate valued at $50. At that time, married women were not permitted, among other things, to own real estate independently of their husbands.

Through Google, we found an excellent article by Sara Frances Ketchum, her 1985 thesis at the University of Virginia, explaining "Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia". The laws she described applied to most of the United States, and women's struggles for legal independence and equality were fought for decades before laws, state by state, were enacted. By 1900, every state has passed legislation granting married women the right to keep their own wages and to own property in their own names.6,7
Census US 1850*20 August 1850Elizabeth Knight was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 50 years of age, unable to read and write, and had real estate valued at $50. Three sons were enumerated with her in 1850. Martin was 22 years of age, worked as a farmer, and had real estate valued at $150. He was recorded as being unable to read and write, and having attended school within the census year. His brothers, Hudson M. D. and James H., were ages 19 and 17 years, respectively. Hudson worked as a laborer, and both had attended school within the census year.6

Family

John V. Knight d. b 20 Aug 1850
Children1.Lewis Knight3 b. 1813
2.Martin Knight+1 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
3.Hudson M. D. Knight6 b. 1831, d. 20 May 1900
4.James H. Knight6 b. 1833

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of H.B.M. Knight on 30 October 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 27, married to Elvira, born about 1828, son of John V. and Elizabeth Knight, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Knight and Elizabeth Lewis on 14 February 1811 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, Utah, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 26 August 1856 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of Lewis Knight, age 43, born about 1813 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, Widowed, son of John Knight and Elizabeth, and Caroline Carpenter, age 25, born about 1831 in Braxton County, Virginia, Single, daughter of Solomon Carpenter and Mary, referencing West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, FHL Digital Folder# 007499352, FHL Film# 34484, Originating System EASY, Batch# M54976-4, citing "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR43-KJM : 30 January 2020), Lewis Knight, 1856. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a, reporting Elizabeth's age as 50, and estimating her year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2534] John Davison Sutton, History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Sutton, West Virginia: published by the author, January 1919), Chapter XI., Anecdotes, page 323, Mr. G. B. Browning and Mrs. Knight's children. Hereinafter cited as History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a.
  7. [S2578] Sara Frances Ketchum, "Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia", University of Virginia (August 1985), found online using www.google.com, which took us on 7 October 2023 to the University of Virginia site: https://www.google.com/url. Hereinafter cited as "Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia."

Elizabeth K. Lewis1

b. 1853
Father*Charles M. Lewis1 b. 28 Mar 1829, d. 7 Jan 1903
Mother*Miriam M. Clutter1 b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Birth*1853Elizabeth K. Lewis was born about 1853 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 187029 June 1870Elizabeth K. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 17 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Evan Lewis1

Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary __?__1 d. c 1704
Birth*Evan Lewis was probably born at Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales.1
(Son) Religion10 September 1683Evan's family were Quakers, and in preparation for their immigration to America, his father received a certificate of transfer from the Society of Friends at Treverig, Glamorganshire, Wales, for himself, his wife Mary and his children.2
(Son) Immigration1684The family arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684, settling first in the north-eastern part of the township of Haverford, Chester County.2
(Son) ResidenceAfter his father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.2

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 102-105.

Fielding Jefferson Lewis1

b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 August 1858
Birth*5 May 1803Fielding Jefferson Lewis was born on 5 May 1803 in Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*21 February 1830He married Mary E. Laughlin, daughter of Alexander Laughlin and Barbara Kinder, on 21 February 1830 in Madison County, Illinois.3,1,2
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Fielding was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his mother-in-law, Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing several times on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.4
(Husband) Estate Distribution6 April 1833Fielding's wife was a daughter, and one of several heirs, of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, and Fielding received $90.50, the remainder of his wife's heir's share, on 6 April 1833 from the administrators of his mother-in-law's estate. The shares of the two older sons, John and Valentine Heaton, were paid by the estate administrators directly to them, the shares of the four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of the two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846 Rebecca Gillham, daughter of the deceased, provided a written statement to the probate court stating that she was one of the several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that, to her knowledge, the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of her estate the sum of $105.50 each, by themselves or through their guardian.5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Death*27 August 1858He died on 27 August 1858 in Marion County, Illinois, at age 551,2
Burial* and was buried in Row 7, grave 8 in Lewis Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County.2

Family

Mary E. Laughlin b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Children1.Sarah J. Lewis+2,13 b. 30 Jan 1831, d. 30 May 1854
2.Martha M. Lewis2,14 b. 19 Jan 1833, d. 3 Sep 1854
3.George Washington Lewis+15,2 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
4.William H. Lewis2 b. 1842, d. 29 Jul 1864
5.Barbara E. Lewis+2 b. 20 Jan 1845, d. 31 Jan 1910
6.Richard T. Lewis+2 b. 4 Jul 1847, d. 28 Sep 1877
7.James Lewis2,1 b. 1850
8.Mary Louisa Lewis+2 b. 7 Sep 1852, d. 25 Mar 1882
9.Susan G. Lewis1,2 b. 1855

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Fielding J. Lewis and Mary Laughlin on 21 February 1830 in Madison County, Illinois, citing FHL Film# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 578-579, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $55.50 to heir William Gillham.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 580-581, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Isaac Gillham.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 582-583, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $40.50 to heir Thomas G. Lofton.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 590-591, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Valentine Heaton.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 592-593, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $93.50 to heir John Heaton.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 594-595, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $211.00 to Valentine Heaton as guardian of Sarah and James Laughlin, minor heirs to Barbara Laughlin.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah J. (Lewis) Ptomey, Memorial# 19697350.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha M. (Lewis) Wickersham, Memorial# 19687675.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington Lewis, Memorial# 19902308.

Frances Lewis1,2

Father*Zachariah Lewis1 d. 1810
Mother*Sarah __?__1
Name VariationShe was called Fanny.1
Marriage*1 June 1788She married James Scout on 1 June 1788 in the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warminster, Hartsville, Bucks County.2
(Daughter) Will4 June 1809Fanny's father prepared his will dated 4 June 1809, naming his wife, Sarah, his son, Thomas Lewis, and his daughters, Rachel Heaton, Sarah Kelly, Fanny Scout, Anna Thompson and Rebecca Roberts. He appointed his son Thomas and son-in-law, James Scout, his Executors. To the children of his daughter Fanny Scout, he bequeathed £100.1

Family

James Scout

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Bucks, Abstracts of Wills, 1685-1825, image# 561 of 713, abstract#2007, referencing page 209, Zachariah Lewis of Warrington Township, yeoman, will dated 4 June 1809 and proved on 31 May 1811. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S1756] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Hartsville, Bucks County, Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warminster, Baptisms, Births, Marriages, 1788-1912, marriage of James Scout of Warminster and Frances Lewis of Warrington on 1 June 1788. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.

George Lewis1

Marriage*19 August 1819He married Lydia Lewis on 19 August 1819 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2

Family

Lydia Lewis
Child1.Margaret F. Lewis+1 b. 1821, d. 27 Mar 1861

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Margaret F. Cutlip on 27 March 1861 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 40, married, born about 1821, daughter of George Lewis and Lydia, wife of Allen Cutlip, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Lewis and Lydia Lewis on 19 August 1819 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.

George Washington Lewis1

b. 27 April 1835, d. 22 November 1864
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2,3 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1,2 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*27 April 1835George Washington Lewis was born on 27 April 1835 in Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*14 May 1857He married Mary LuElla Tabor, daughter of Martin Tabor and Mary Weaver, on 14 May 1857 in Marion County.2,4,5
Civil War (U.S.)*George served in the Civil War as a Private in Company F of the 111th Illinois Infantry formed at Patoka. He was captured and held at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.2
Death*22 November 1864 After being released from Andersonville Prison, he died of disease on 22 November 1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at age 29.1,2
Burial*He was buried in Section G, Site 8433 of Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga.2

Family

Mary LuElla Tabor b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Children1.James Madison Lewis4 b. 13 Mar 1858, d. 11 Apr 1940
2.George Washington Lewis4 b. 29 Apr 1859, d. 3 Jun 1933
3.William Harrison Lewis4,6 b. 29 Jan 1862, d. 1 Dec 1940

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington Lewis, Memorial# 19902308.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George W. Lewis and Mary E. Tabor on 14 May 1857 in Marion County, citing FHL Film Number: 001010515. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Harrison Lewis, Memorial# 19902096.

George Washington Lewis1

b. 29 April 1859, d. 3 June 1933
Father*George Washington Lewis1 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother*Mary LuElla Tabor1 b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Birth*29 April 1859George Washington Lewis was born on 29 April 1859 in Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Name VariationHe was called Wash.2
Marriage*17 March 1881He married Minerva Lucille Jolliff, daughter of Abner Wilson Jolliff and Louiza Parmelia Kinyon, on 17 March 1881 in Marion County.2,3
Children*Wash and Lucy had 8 children together.3,2
(Husband) Death11 February 1916George became a widower when Minerva Lucille (Jolliff) Lewis died on 11 February 1916 at age 53.2,3
Death*3 June 1933He died on 3 June 1933 in Patoka at age 741,2
Burial* and was buried in Lewis Cemetery, Patoka.2

Family

Minerva Lucille Jolliff b. 25 Jul 1862, d. 11 Feb 1916

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington “Uncle Wash” Lewis, Memorial# 19713044.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Minerva Lucille (Jolliff) Lewis, Memorial# 19713059.

Harvey H. Lewis1

b. 1865
Father*Charles M. Lewis1 b. 28 Mar 1829, d. 7 Jan 1903
Mother*Miriam M. Clutter1 b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Birth*1865Harvey H. Lewis was born about 1865 in West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Harvey H. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census US 188017 June 1880Harvey H. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 15 years old and had attended school within the census year.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Helen Lewis1

b. 1895, d. 1971
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*1895Helen Lewis was born in 1895 in Brighton, East Sussex County, England.1,2
Marriage*She married Irwin W. Heaton, son of Rollin Bell Heaton and Marie White.1,3
Census US 1940*31 May 1940Helen and Irwin W. Heaton were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 31 May 1940 on east side the road north of Conway Road, Orange County, Florida. Irwin was 46 years of age and owned and operated his own business which was a bulb farm. Helen was 44 years of age and worked as a laborer on the farm, which they owned, and was valued at $3,000. Their four children were enumerated with their parents in 1940. Helen was 22 years old, had completed four years of high school, and worked as a practical nurse in private homes; Roland was 20 years old and had completed two years of high school; Dean was 17 years old and had completed his first year of high school; and Harvey was 9 years old and had completed the 2nd grade of elementary school. The three youngest children were still attending school in 1940.4
Death*1971She died in 1971 at about age 761
Burial* and was buried in Section M, Lot 835, in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Orange County, Florida.1

Family

Irwin W. Heaton b. 2 Apr 1894, d. 14 Oct 1985
Children1.Helen M. Heaton4 b. 1918
2.Roland T. Heaton4 b. 1920
3.Dean Lewis Heaton2 b. 1923
4.Harvey L. Heaton4 b. 4 May 1931, d. 15 Jan 1981

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen (Lewis) Heaton, Memorial# 132766344. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 22 May 1946 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania of Dean Lewis Heaton, age 23, born in San Luis Obispo, California, reporting no occupation, residing in Orlando, Florida, son of Irvin W. Heaton, born in Salem, Ohio, mechanic, and Helen Lewis Heaton, born in Brighton, England, housewife, both residing in Orlando, Florida, and Betty Jane Weibley, age 24, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, no occupation, residing in Steelton, Pennsylvania, daughter of Luther M. Weibley, born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, bar clerk, and Hazel Rife, born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, housewife, both residing in Steelton, Pennsylvania, referencing Film# 000021225. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irvin W Heaton, Memorial# 132766229.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Irvin W. and Helen L. Heaton, Orange, Florida; Roll: m-t0627-00604; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 48-34. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.

Hezekiah Lewis1

Marriage*He married Diana Oldner.1

Family

Diana Oldner
Child1.Mary Lewis+1 b. 1783

Citations

  1. [S2561] Descendants of George Cutlip, compiled by Don Norman, viewed on 27 August 2023 at https://studylib.net/doc/6618396/…, #7. Henry Cutlip. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of George Cutlip.

Ida Malinda Lewis1

b. 1873
Father*Charles M. Lewis1 b. 28 Mar 1829, d. 7 Jan 1903
Mother*Miriam M. Clutter1 b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Birth*1873Ida Malinda Lewis was born about 1873 in West Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 188017 June 1880Ida Malinda was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Isaac Lewis1,2

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*22 June 1849He married Rachel Ross, daughter of John Ross and Phoebe Heaton, on 22 June 1849.1,2

Family

Rachel Ross b. 24 Dec 1832, d. 23 Jan 1903

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 154-155. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 470-471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Isaac Lewis1

b. 1 August 1751, d. 1831
Birth*1 August 1751Isaac Lewis was born on 1 August 1751.1
Marriage*He married Mary Jones.2
Death*1831He died in 1831 at about age 801
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Mary Jones
Child1.Rachel Lewis+1,3 d. 10 May 1848

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Lewis, Memorial# 55334654. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Jones) Lewis, Memorial# 55334653.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Lewis) Jones, Memorial# 55334660.

James Lewis1

b. 1850
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2,1 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*1850James Lewis was born about 1850 in Illinois.1,3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Fielding Lewis, his name transcribed as "Felin", District 11, Marion, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 48B; Image: 623. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

James Madison Lewis1

b. 13 March 1858, d. 11 April 1940
Father*George Washington Lewis1 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother*Mary LuElla Tabor1 b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Birth*13 March 1858James Madison Lewis was born on 13 March 1858 in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*6 March 1884He married Martha Lavinia Smith, daughter of Nathan Smith Jr. and Sarah Jane Cole, on 6 March 1884 in Clinton County, Illinois.2,3
Children*James and Martha had 6 children together.3
(Husband) Death28 April 1936James became a widower when Martha Lavinia (Smith) Lewis died on 28 April 1936 at age 68.2,3
Death*11 April 1940He died on 11 April 1940 in Clinton County, Illinois, at age 821,2
Burial* and was buried in Lot 66, Range 25, Grave 3 of Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County.2

Family

Martha Lavinia Smith b. 20 Jul 1867, d. 28 Apr 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Madison Lewis, Memorial# 54196379.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Lavina (Smith) Lewis, Memorial# 54196487.

John Lewis1

Family

Child1.David Lewis1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

John Lewis1,2

b. 6 September 1793, d. 20 October 1877
Birth*6 September 1793John Lewis was born on 6 September 1793 in Kentucky.2
Name VariationHe was called Jack.2
Marriage*23 October 1813He married Eliza Martz Reed on 23 October 1813 in Mercer County, Kentucky.3,2,4
Name VariationAfter the birth of his son John, he was identified as John Lewis Sr.2
(Neighbor) Land Records30 December 1843John Lewis was identified as a neighbor whose land bounded the tract of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, sold on 30 December 1843 by Robert and Susan Woodcock to John H. Page. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into this 30th day of December 1843 between Robert Woodcock and Susan Woodcock, his wife, of the County of Barren and State of Kentucky of the one part and John H. Page of the County of Allen and State aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that in and for the consideration of money heretofore received and $1.00 in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, we have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey to the said John H. Page, all of our right, title and interest whatsoever to a certain tract of land on Peters Creek whereon James D. Carver now lives, it being the survey that William Carver owned in his life time, and bounded by the lands of John Lewis, Benjamin Littrell, Alexander L. Devasher and George W. Page, and the Creek. To have and to hold to the said Page and his heirs forever, and we bind ourselves, our heirs and executors to warrant and defend the title to the said land against the claim of all and every person or persons whatever. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date above written.

The signatures of both Robert Woodcock and Susan Woodcock were sealed with their marks, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 21 March 1844.1
(Neighbor) Land Records11 December 1847In a deed dated 11 December 1847, John Lewis, Obadiah Britt and Samuel Whitney were all identified as owners of land adjoining the land on Barren County, Kentucky, being sold to John T. Rogers by James and Lucy Carver. The land had been in the possession of Lucy's father, Elisha Carver, at the time of his death.5
Death*20 October 1877He died on 20 October 1877 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, at age 842
Burial* and was buried in Plot WCIR B 08 of Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, Barren County.2

Family

Eliza Martz Reed b. 26 Aug 1801, d. 6 Oct 1878
Child1.Olivia Lewis2,6 b. 28 Apr 1822, d. 18 Apr 1903

Citations

  1. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Volume R, pages158-159, image# 115-116 of 601, Robert and Susan (Carver) Woodcock to John H. Page; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John “Jack” Lewis Sr., Memorial# 106040996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Martz (Reed) Lewis, Memorial# 106040801.
  4. [S2277] Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-1830, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Lewis and Elizabeth Reed on 23 October 1813 in Mercer County, Kentucky, USA. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-1830.
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Volume S, page 208, image# 430 of 601, James and Lucy Carver to John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Olivia (Lewis) Rogers, Memorial# 41510657.

Joseph A. Lewis1

b. 15 October 1855, d. 19 November 1932
Father*Charles M. Lewis1 b. 28 Mar 1829, d. 7 Jan 1903
Mother*Miriam M. Clutter1 b. 12 Feb 1830, d. 5 Apr 1883
Birth*15 October 1855Joseph A. Lewis was born on 15 October 1855 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was Joseph Allen Lewis.2
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Joseph A. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 15 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
Marriage*1878He married first Mary Ellen Knight, daughter of William H. Knight and Sarah Gillespie, in 1878.3,2,4
(Married Son) Census US 188017 June 1880Joseph A. was enumerated with his wife and baby daughter on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Joseph was 25 years of age and farming with his father; his wife, Mary E., was 21 years of age and keeping house with her mother-in-law; and their daughter, Ida May, was one year old.4
Divorce*before 26 April 1910Joseph A. Lewis and Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis were divorced before 26 April 1910, the date Joseph was enumerated as divorced on the 1910 census taken in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Four of the couple's sons were enumerated in their father's household that year.5
Marriage*18 May 1914He married second, as her second husband, Mamie M. (Hosey) Williams, daughter of John Henry Hosey and Saphrona Knight, on 18 May 1914 in Braxton County, West Virginia.6
Death*19 November 1932He died on 19 November 1932 in Hyers, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 772
Burial* and was buried in Newville Cemetery, Newville, Braxton County.2

Family 1

Mary Ellen Knight b. 22 May 1859, d. 1919

Family 2

Mamie Minerva Hosey b. 18 Oct 1889, d. 9 Jul 1962

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Allen Lewis, Memorial# 114798119. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis, Memorial# 138440868.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph A. Lewis, (his middle initial recorded as H), Year: 1910; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 5b; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Joseph A Lewis, age 54, born about 1860 in Greenbrier, West Virginia, and Mamie V Williams, age 26, born about 1888 in Braxton County, West Virginia, married on 18 May 1914 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Judith Lewis1,2

b. 6 July 1693, d. 2 February 1787
Birth*6 July 1693Judith Lewis was born on 6 July 1693 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Ebenezer Dean, son of John Dean and Sarah __?__.1,3
(Wife) Death30 October 1766Judith became a widow when Ebenezer Dean died on 30 October 1766.3,5
Death*2 February 1787She died on 2 February 1787 at age 93.3

Family

Ebenezer Dean b. 17 May 1681, d. 30 Oct 1766

Citations

  1. [S621] Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1902), Fourth Generation, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), Second Generation, Ebenezer Dean, pages 19-22. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 25.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 103.

Lydia Lewis1

d. 1763
Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary __?__1 d. c 1704
Birth*Lydia Lewis was probably born at Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales.1
(Daughter) Religion10 September 1683Lydia's family were Quakers, and in preparation for their immigration to America, her father received a certificate of transfer from the Society of Friends at Treverig, Glamorganshire, Wales, for himself, his wife Mary and his children.2
(Daughter) Immigration1684The family arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684, settling first in the north-eastern part of the township of Haverford, Chester County.2
(Daughter) ResidenceAfter her father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.2
Marriage*31 May 1704She married Joseph Sharpless, son of John Sharpless and Jane Moore, on 31 May 1704 in Chester County.3,4
Residence*Lydia and Joseph Sharpless settled first in Nether Providence, Chester County, and then later in Middletown. About 1737 they relocated to West Caln, also in Chester County, with their younger children and remained there seven years.1
(Wife) Death1757Lydia became a widow when Joseph Sharpless died in 1757.1
Death*1763She died in 1763.1

Family

Joseph Sharpless b. 28 Nov 1678, d. 1757

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 102-105. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "3, 31, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  4. [S1429] George Smith M.D., History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the territory included within its limits to the present time, downloaded from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Website, Genealogy Resources at http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/genresources_home.html. Contains a notice of the geology of the county, catalogues of its minerals, plants, quadrupeds and birds. Written under the direction and appointment of the Delaware County Institute of Science. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry B. Ashmead, 1862), Lewis, Ralph, page 478. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1862, Smith.

Lydia Lewis1,2

Marriage*19 August 1819She married George Lewis on 19 August 1819 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2

Family

George Lewis
Child1.Margaret F. Lewis+1 b. 1821, d. 27 Mar 1861

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Margaret F. Cutlip on 27 March 1861 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 40, married, born about 1821, daughter of George Lewis and Lydia, wife of Allen Cutlip, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Lewis and Lydia Lewis on 19 August 1819 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.