Elizabeth Lewis

about 1783–
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Lewis was born about 1783, in Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Lewis, was 31 and her mother, Plotemia Harvey, was 30. She married Henry Brisco Branson on 7 May 1803, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Henry Brisco Branson
1782–1850
Elizabeth Lewis
1783–
Marriage: 7 May 1803
Briscoe Branson
1811–
Jane Branson
1812–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1803Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America
    Age 0
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1788 · Becomes the 10th state
    Age 5
    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 36
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Laws
    Lewison
    McGlew
    Lowis

    Sources (1)

    • Elizabeth Lewis, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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