James Stapleton Lewis

22 February 1814–22 May 1901 (Age 87)
Sugar Creek Township, Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James Stapleton

When James Stapleton Lewis was born on 22 February 1814, in Sugar Creek Township, Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Joel Lewis Sr., was 38 and his mother, Rachael J Stapleton, was 42. He married Anna Jones on 10 May 1833, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons. He died on 22 May 1901, in Declo, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Albion Mormon Cemetery, Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Stapleton Lewis
1814–1901
Anna Jones
1810–1875
Marriage: 10 May 1833
Joel Jones Lewis
1834–1868
John Alma Lewis
1835–1919
James Ammon Lewis
1838–1840
Francis Marion Lewis
1841–1843
Isaac Morley Lewis
1844–1875
Alva Tippets Lewis
1846–1921
Wilford Woodruff Lewis
1848–1914
William Fallis Lewis
1851–1851

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1833Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1818
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries 1818: Randolph, Indiana, United States
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 22
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 27
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Laws
    Lewison
    McGlew
    Lowis

    Story Highlight

    James Stapleton Lewis's Conversion to the LDS Church

    In 1831, James Lewis was a young man of 17 living in Randolph County, Indiana, presumably with his older brother Joel (often referred to as Joel Jr. to differentiate him from their father also named J …

    Sources (25)

    • James Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James Lewis, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • James Stapelton Lewis in entry for John Alma Lewis, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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