Neriah Lewis

29 April 1816–22 July 1890 (Age 74)
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Neriah

When Neriah Lewis was born on 29 April 1816, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Neriah Lewis, was 37 and his mother, Mary Moss, was 40. He married Rebecca Hendricks on 5 January 1836, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1853 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1857. He died on 22 July 1890, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Neriah Lewis
Martha Catherine Youngblood
Marriage: about 1855
Arza Lewis
Martha Ellen Lewis
Orsen Hyde Lewis
Lydia Lewis
Francis Hyrum Lewis
Willard N Lewis
Ezra Lewis
Wilford Lewis
Albert Edward Lewis
Hattie Arminta Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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 3
    Historical Boundaries 1819: Simpson, Kentucky, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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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    Neriah Lewis Jr History

    Neriah Lewis Jr. was the tenth child in a family of twelve children. His parents, Neriah Lewis and Mary moss, lived in Simpson County, Kentucky having moved there from North Carolina in the year of 18 …

    Sources (35)

    • Neriah Lewis, "United States Census, 1840"
    • N L Lewis in entry for Rebecca Lewis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Neriah Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"

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