James Gideon Lewis

23 May 1835–26 May 1903 (Age 68)
Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Gideon

When James Gideon Lewis was born on 23 May 1835, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Lafayette Lewis, was 36 and his mother, Mary Polly Goodwin, was 28. He married Nancy Jane Dugger on 4 January 1866, in Carter, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Carter, Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 26 May 1903, in Helt Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

James Gideon Lewis
1835–1903
Nancy Jane Dugger
1842–1919
Marriage: 4 January 1866
Frederica Isadore Lewis
1867–1944
Frank Lewis
1882–
Addie Amison Lewis
1868–1952
Mary Rosalie Lewis
1869–1877
William Franklin Lewis
1871–1960
James Lawson Lewis
1873–1933
David Edgar Lewis
1877–1954
Nancy Elsie Lewis
1880–1959
Mortimer Lewis
1884–1965

Spouse and Children

    Male1835–1903Male

    Nancy Jane Dugger

    Female1842–1919Female

MARRIAGE
4 January 1866
Carter, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 11

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 27

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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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Sources (3)

  • James Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James G Louis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Lewis in household of William Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"

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