James Shadrach Lewis

22 November 1829–2 February 1917 (Age 87)
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Shadrach

When James Shadrach Lewis was born on 22 November 1829, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Shadrach Lewis, was 52 and his mother, Rachael Matthias, was 41. He married Elizabeth Williams on 28 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 2 February 1917, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Shadrach Lewis
1829–1917
Elizabeth Williams
1834–1897
Marriage: 28 March 1857
Elizabeth Ann Lewis
1855–1935
Robert Lewis
1870–1901
James William Lewis
1858–1929
John Henry Lewis
1860–1931
William Morgan Lewis
1863–1938
Thomas David Lewis
1865–1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 2
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1863
    Age 34
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).Irish: shortened 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

    Laws
    Lewison
    McGlew
    Lowis

    Sources (31)

    • James Lewis in entry for Thomas David Lewis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James S Lewis in entry for Robert W Lewis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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