Timothy Lewis

about 1763–22 November 1821 (Age 58)
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Lewis was born about 1763, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Lewis, was 33 and his mother, Ruth Norton, was 36. He married Submit Bullock on 1 April 1787, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 22 November 1821, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Lewis
1763–1821
Submit Bullock
1762–1844
Marriage: 1 April 1787
Mary Lewis
1789–1865
Polly Lewis
1789–1865
Betsey Lewis
1791–1854
William Lewis
1793–
Ruth Lewis
1794–
Timothy Lewis
1795–1839
Sally Lewis
1798–1865
Submit Lewis
1802–1887
Leonard Lewis
1802–1842
Nancy Vose Lewis
1804–1880
Isaac Lewis
1807–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1787
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 18

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Timothy Lewis in entry for Nancy Lewis Summer, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"
  • Timothy Lewis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Timothy Lewis in entry for Isaac Lewis and Betsey J West, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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