James Lewis

Male12 January 1814–28 May 1898

Brief Life History of James

When James Lewis was born on 12 January 1814, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, James Lewis, was 43 and his mother, Hannah Harding, was 39. He married Emily Jennison Holman on 9 May 1847, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. In 1867, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as selectman to the washington county court in Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 28 May 1898, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis
Emily Jennison Holman
Marriage: 9 May 1847
Annie Elizabeth Lewis
Emily Lewis
James Harding Lewis
William Staines Lewis
Joseph Albert Lewis
George Frederick Lewis
Ida Francel Lewis
Nathaniel Holman Lewis
Martha Ella Lewis
Zilpha Smith Lewis
Mary Alice Lewis
Samuel Larcum Lewis
Charles Lewis
John Lewis

Sources (44)

  • Jas Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Lewis, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James Lewis in entry for Annie E. Fuller, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1847St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 6

    Maine is the 23rd state.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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