James Stapleton Lewis

Male22 February 1814–22 May 1901

Brief Life History of James Stapleton

When James Stapleton Lewis was born on 22 February 1814, in Sugar Creek Township, Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Col. 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
Anna Jones
Marriage: 10 May 1833
Joel Jones Lewis
John Alma Lewis
James Ammon Lewis
Francis Marion Lewis
Isaac Morley Lewis
Alva Tippets Lewis
Wilford Woodruff Lewis
William Fallis Lewis

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1833Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    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.

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    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 …

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