John M Lewis

Male28 April 1808–7 February 1865

Brief Life History of John M

When John M Lewis was born on 28 April 1808, in Worcester, Maryland, United States, his father, Jesse Lewis, was 23 and his mother, Ann Little, was 21. He married Sarah Ann Hill on 20 December 1827, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Township, Madison, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 7 February 1865, in Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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John M Lewis
Sarah Ann Hill
Marriage: 20 December 1827
Martha H Lewis
William Wesley Lewis
Mary Ann Lewis
Margaret S. Lewis
Robert Lewis
Sarah M Lewis
Elizabeth Jane Lewis
John Lewis
Rebecca Alice Lewis

Sources (5)

  • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Lewis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John M Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1827Pickaway, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 2

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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