Mansfield Tanner Lewis

Brief Life History of Mansfield Tanner

When Mansfield Tanner Lewis was born on 8 March 1844, in Missouri, United States, his father, Willis Lewis, was 49 and his mother, Emily McDowell, was 42. He married Nancy A. Burks on 15 May 1864, in Boone, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Perche, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Perche Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 14 December 1908, in Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Mansfield Tanner Lewis
Frances Ann Foley
Emmit Elbert Lewis
Nancy Lewis
Ida Lou Lewis
Charles Blackburn Lewis
Susan Irene Lewis
Loyd Samuel Lewis

Sources (10)

  • Mansfield Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mansfield Lewis, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Mansfield L. Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historic Boundaries: 1851: Franklin, Missouri, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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