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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Family Time Line

Matthew Lewis
1756–1807
Hannah Ingraham
1758–1830
John Ingram Lewis
1776–1776
Nathaniel Lewis
1785–
Electa Lewis
1789–1807
Mary Polly Lewis Stewart
1777–1814
Hannah Lewis
1779–1780
Alanson Lewis
1781–1863
Rhoda Lewis
1783–
Lydia Parker Austin
1784–1850
Adamson Lewis
1789–1872
Irene Lewis
1792–1864
Martin Lewis
1795–1882
Lucy Lewis
1798–1832
Mathew Lewis
1801–1893

Sources (2)

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

World Events (4)

1789

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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