Joel Jones Lewis

Brief Life History of Joel Jones

When Joel Jones Lewis was born on 27 February 1834, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, his father, James Stapleton Lewis, was 20 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 23. He lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 19 December 1868, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Joel Jones Lewis
1834–1868
Mrs Charlotte Lewis
1835–

Sources (10)

  • Joel J Lewis in household of James S Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joel Jones Lewis - Published information: birth: 27 February 1834; Kentucky, United States
  • Joel Jones Lewis, "BillionGraves Index"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Brigham City is Settled

In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

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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