Mary Lewis

about 1783–15 December 1831 (Age 48)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lewis was born about 1783, in Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Lewis, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Van Benschoten, was 22. She married Richard Kidney on 20 May 1801, in Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 15 December 1831, in Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Richard Kidney
Mary Lewis
Marriage: 20 May 1801
Henry Kidney
James Maddison Kidney
Ann Marie Kidnie
Sarah Matilda Kidney
Richard Kidney
Thomas Lewis Kidney

Spouse and Children

20 May 1801
Dutchess, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Rachel Lewis


    Catarina Lewis



    Rachel Lewis


    Jemima Lewis


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 0

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 14

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

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)

  • Mary Lewis in entry for Thomas Lewis Kidney, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Mary Lewis in entry for Richard Kidney, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Mary Lewis in entry for James Maddison Kidney, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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