Lewis Henry Shuey

1824–1874 (Age 50)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis Henry

When Lewis Henry Shuey was born on 20 March 1824, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, Christian Shuey, was 32 and his mother, Catharine Geeding, was 28. He married Jemima Virginia Grimm in 1851. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Harrison Magisterial District, Charles City County, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 13 June 1874, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Swoope, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Henry Shuey
Jemima Virginia Grimm
Marriage: 1851
Christian B Shuey
Ella M Shuey

Spouse & Children

  • Male1824–1874Male

  • Jemima Virginia Grimm




  • Christian B Shuey


  • Ella M Shuey


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1792–1862Male

  • Catharine Geeding




  • Male1815–1876Male

  • Maria M Shuey


  • Eliza Ann Shuey


  • Male1824–1874Male

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Schuy ( see Shy ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lewis H Shuey in household of Christian Shuey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis H Shuey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis H Shuey, "United States Census, 1870"

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