Vernon Lewis

23 December 1798–4 April 1882 (Age 83)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Vernon

When Vernon Lewis was born on 23 December 1798, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Lewis, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Cauley Canby, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Hannah. He lived in Tarlton, Salt Creek Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 4 April 1882, in Tarlton, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tarlton Cemetery, Tarlton, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Lewis
1798–1882
Hannah
1794–1874
Vernon W Lewis
1828–1887

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 2
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 14
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 22
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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 (9)

  • Vernon Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Vernon Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Vernon Lewis, "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"

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