Mary Lewis

7 August 1741–
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lewis was born on 7 August 1741, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Lewis Sr., was 39 and her mother, Hannah Mason, was 31. She married Silas Davis on 15 January 1780, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Silas Davis
1731–1780
Mary Lewis
1741–
Marriage: 15 January 1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1780
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1803

Age 62

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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  • Mary Lewis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Lewis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mary Lewis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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