Electa Lewis

Brief Life History of Electa

When Electa Lewis was born about 1789, in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Matthew Lewis, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Ingraham, was 32. She died on 14 July 1807, at the age of 19, and was buried in Cornwall Central Cemetery, Cornwall, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Matthew Lewis
Hannah Ingraham
John Ingram Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis
Electa Lewis
Mary Polly Lewis Stewart
Hannah Lewis
Alanson Lewis
Rhoda Lewis
Lydia Parker Austin
Adamson Lewis
Irene Lewis
Martin Lewis
Lucy Lewis
Mathew Lewis

Sources (2)

  • Electa Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Electa Lewis, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (4)


George Washington elected first president of United States.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

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