James Lewis

10 October 1785–4 February 1861 (Age 75)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Lewis was born on 10 October 1785, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Lewis, was 45 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, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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James Lewis
Desire Remington
Marriage: 5 August 1811
Normand Lewis
James Lewis Jr
Albert Lewis
Leicester Lewis
Seth B. Lewis
Henry E. Lewis
John F Lewis

Spouse and Children

5 August 1811
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Lewis





    Seth Lewis Jr


    John Lewis


    Calvin Lewis



    Lydia Lewis


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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

Age 3

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.

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 (3)

  • James Lewis in household of Jas Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James in entry for Leicester Lewis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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