David Lewis

1 March 1843–30 September 1866 (Age 23)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Lewis was born on 1 March 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, David Lewis, was 28 and his mother, Duritha Trail, was 30. He lived in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 September 1866, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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David Lewis
Duritha Trail
Mahala Arminta Lewis
Preston King Lewis Sr
David Lewis
Olive Lewis
Siney Lewis
William Trail Lewis

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World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father
Age 2
"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
Age 7
California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

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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Sources (7)

  • David Lewis in household of David Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Lewis in entry for Martin B Lewis, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • David Q Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

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