Dewitt Clinton Lewis

12 October 1812–22 September 1878 (Age 65)
Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dewitt Clinton

When Dewitt Clinton Lewis was born on 12 October 1812, in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lewis Lewis, was 38 and his mother, Abigal Roberts, was 38. He married Mary Jane Greathouse on 18 April 1845, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 22 September 1878, in Highland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lewis Cemetery, Concord Township, Highland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewitt Clinton Lewis
Mary Jane Greathouse
Marriage: 18 April 1845
Ellis Lewis
Caroline Lewis
Isaac Newton Lewis
Lewis Lewis
Julia E Lewis

Spouse and Children

18 April 1845
Highland, Ohio, United States


    Ellis Lewis


    Caroline Lewis


    Isaac Newton Lewis


    Lewis Lewis


    Julia E Lewis


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Lewis


    Abigal Roberts




    Lewis Lewis Jr.


    Ellis Lewis


    Charles Lewis


    James Roberts


    Harriet Roberts


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Clinton Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clinton D Lewis, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Dewitt Lewis in entry for Isaac Newton Lewis, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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