Henry Lewis

1757–April 1837 (Age 80)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Lewis was born in 1757, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Abraham Lewis Sr, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca Chesebrough, was 32. He married Mary McMillan about 1814, in Fort Covington, Fort Covington, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in April 1837, in Monroeville, Huron, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lewis
1757–1837
Betsy Polly Jackson
1769–1807
Elizabeth Lewis
1783–1859
Ephraim Lewis
1786–1865
Betsey Polly Lewis
1789–1835
Henry Franklin Lewis Jr
1791–1873
Stephen Lewis
1792–1856
Polly Lewis
1795–1831
Martha Lewis
1802–1829
Granson Lewis
1805–1851
Rudolphus Jackson Lewis
1807–1881

Spouse and Children

    Male1757–1837Male

    Betsy Polly Jackson

    Female1769–1807Female

children

(9)

    Elizabeth Lewis

    Female1783–1859Female

    Ephraim Lewis

    Male1786–1865Male

    Female1789–1835Female

    Henry Franklin Lewis Jr

    Male1791–1873Male

    Male1792–1856Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    CPL Abraham Lewis Jr

    Male1752–1838Male

    CPT James Lewis

    Male1753–1823Male

    Male1757–1837Male

    James Lewis Sr.

    Male1758–1805Male

    David Lewis

    Male1761–1842Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 19

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 23

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

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)

  • Henry Lewis in entry for M. Lewis, "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"
  • Jefferson County, New York, Pioneer Henry Lewis Family
  • Jefferson County, Land and People

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