Lurinda Lewis

Female5 June 1831–17 March 1886

Brief Life History of Lurinda

When Lurinda Lewis was born on 5 June 1831, in Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Amos R Lewis, was 28 and her mother, Bethiah N Carpenter, was 22. She married Benjamin Russell Grover about 1849, in Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 March 1886, in Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in North Bingham, Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Russell Grover
1821–1885
Lurinda Lewis
1831–1886
Marriage: about 1849
Adelaide Grover
1850–1916
Richard Grover
1854–1880
David Grover
1859–1894
Chester Grover
1852–1905
Rachel T. Grover
1854–1919
Ellen A Grover
1856–
Lucy M. Grover
1861–
Amos R Grover
1863–1946
Betsey Bethiab Grover
1866–1922
Edmund R Grover
1869–1931
Georgeanna Wright Miller Thompson
1871–1945
Lloyd Grover
1871–1929

Sources (8)

  • Lorinda Grover in household of Benjamin R Grover, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lorinda Lewis Grover, "Find A Grave Index"
  • R*da Lewis in entry for A R Grover, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1846

    Age 15

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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