Abagail Francis Lewis

2 December 1845–30 March 1869 (Age 23)
Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Abagail Francis

When Abagail Francis Lewis was born on 2 December 1845, in Franklin, Missouri, United States, her father, James Brown Lewis, was 27 and her mother, Ann Mariah Falwell, was 19. She married Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington on 16 April 1868, in Franklin, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Franklin, Howard, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 30 March 1869, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Houston, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington
Abagail Francis Lewis
Marriage: 16 April 1868
James Joshua Herrington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1868Franklin, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 15
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Abigail F Lewis in household of James B Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abigal Francis Lewis in entry for Silas Green Harrington, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Abigail Lewis in entry for James Joshua Herrington, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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