John M Lewis

28 April 1808–7 February 1865 (Age 56)
Worcester, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary 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 A. Lewis

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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

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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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Sources (5)

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

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