Nancy Mourning Lewis

Brief Life History of Nancy Mourning

When Nancy Mourning Lewis was born on 27 February 1794, in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, James Zacharias Lewis, was 37 and her mother, Winnifred Mustain, was 38. She married James McCown Jr. on 28 November 1812, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Monroe Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 21 August 1885, in Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McCown Jr.
Nancy Mourning Lewis
Marriage: 28 November 1812
Evaline McCown
Eliza A. McCown
Nancy J McCown
Elijah Thomas McCown
Mary J. McCown
Sarah Ann McCown
William M McCown
Margaret Jane McCown
John Mccowen
Frances McCowen

Sources (9)

  • Manning Mc Conn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mourning Lewis, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Nancy Mourning Lewis McCown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Historical Boundaries: 1805 - 1817: Harrison County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1817 - Present: Washington County, Indiana, United States.


Historical Boundaries 1818: Monroe, Indiana, United States

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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