James Lewis

Brief Life History of James

When James Lewis was born on 10 October 1785, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Lewis, was 31 and his mother, Mary Phelps, was 23. He married Desire Remington on 5 August 1811, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Kaneville Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 4 February 1861, in Kaneville, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis
1785–1861
Desire Remington
1787–
Marriage: 5 August 1811
Normand Lewis
1813–1891
James Lewis Jr
1815–1881
Albert Lewis
1830–
Leicester Lewis
1817–1858
Seth B. Lewis
1825–1893
Henry E. Lewis
1827–
John F Lewis
1829–

Sources (21)

  • James Lewis in household of Jas Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Lewis, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • James Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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