Elizabeth Lewis

15 April 1809–13 April 1879 (Age 69)
Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Lewis was born on 15 April 1809, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Rees Lewis, was 23 and her mother, Gwenllian Hopkins, was 24. She married Thomas Edwards Jr on 31 December 1836, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 14 daughters. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1855 and lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 April 1879, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edwards Jr
1793–1893
Elizabeth Lewis
1809–1879
Marriage: 31 December 1836
Elizabeth Edwards
1828–
John Edwards
1829–
Margaret Edwards
1829–
Llewellyn Edwards
1841–
William Edwards
1830–
Catharine Edwards
1832–
Elizabeth Edwards
1832–
Ann Edwards
1833–
Reese Edwards
1835–1910
David Edwards
1836–1838
Elizabeth Edwards
1837–1839
Margaret Edwards
1837–1839
Richard Edwards
1838–
Anne Maria Edwards
1839–
Mary Edwards
1839–1920
Margaret Edwards
1840–1841
Mary Edwards
1841–1900
Jenette Edwards
1843–1910
Elizabeth Edwards
1846–1855
Thomas Edwards
1849–1923
Sarah E Edwards
1852–1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1836Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (21)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812
    Age 3
    Louisiana is the 18th state.
    1830
    Age 21
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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

    Life Story of Elizabeth Lewis

    Elizabeth Lewis was born on April 15, 18041 to Rees Lewis and Gwenllian Hopkins in Aberavon, Glamorgan, Wales. She was born in a monumental year when the first steam locomotive made its outing on Feb …

    Sources (32)

    • Elizth Edward in household of Thomas Edward, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Elizabeth Edwards in entry for Mary Edwards, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"
    • Elizabeth Edwards in household of Thos Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"

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