John Lewis

1786–23 September 1864 (Age 78)
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When John Lewis was born in 1786, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Samuel Lewis, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth James, was 30. He married Martha Lewis in 1815, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 23 September 1864, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis
1786–1864
Martha Lewis
1794–1834
Marriage: 1815
John Lewis
1807–1877
Sabin Lewis
1809–1826
James Lewis
1811–
Silas Lewis
1813–1826
Samuel Lewis
1815–1889
Martha Electa Lewis
1816–1884
Sarah Lewis
1817–1889
Sabin Lewis
1818–
Mary A. Lewis
1819–1826
Electa Lewis
1821–1884
Silas Lewis
1822–
Elijah Lewis
1823–1902
Eliza E. Lewis
1825–1913
Mary A. Lewis
1828–
Electa Lewis
1830–

Spouse and Children

    Male1786–1864Male

    Martha Lewis

    Female1794–1834Female

MARRIAGE
1815
Rhode Island, United States
children

(15)

    John Lewis

    Male1807–1877Male

    Sabin Lewis

    Male1809–1826Male

    James Lewis

    Male1811–Male

    Silas Lewis

    Male1813–1826Male

    Samuel Lewis

    Male1815–1889Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Lewis

    Male1752–1822Male

    Elizabeth James

    Female1756–Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1786–1864Male

    Female1787–1839Female

    Sally

    Female1790–1851Female

    Thankful Lewis

    Female1794–Female

    Elizabeth Lewis

    Female1796–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1790 · 13th State

Age 4

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.
1808

Age 22

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Eliza Emily Rounds, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • John Lewis in entry for Eliza Emily Rounds, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • John Lewis in entry for Martha Electa Hill, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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