John Robison Lewis

11 May 1820–13 April 1901 (Age 80)
Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Robison

When John Robison Lewis was born on 11 May 1820, in Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, Amos Lewis, was 42 and his mother, Susan Robinson, was 37. He married Martha Ann Maynard about 1851, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 13 April 1901, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robison Lewis
Martha Ann Maynard
Marriage: about 1851
Susan Jane Lewis
Amanda Lewis
Henry C Lewis
Samantha Lewis
Abraham Lewis
George A Lewis
Anna Lewis

Spouse and Children

about 1851
Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


    Susan Jane Lewis



    Henry C Lewis


    Samantha Lewis


    Abraham Lewis


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 6

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John R Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John R Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"

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