Hiram Lewis

1831–1856 (Age 25)
Harlan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Lewis was born in 1831, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Jarrett Lewis, was 40 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Morgan, was 33. He married Letitia O Ely about 1851, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 21 December 1856, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 25.

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Hiram Lewis
Letitia O Ely
Marriage: about 1851
Catharine Lewis
John G Lewis
Jonathan E Lewis
Hiram Lewis

Spouse & Children

about 1851
Kentucky, United States


  • Female1852–Female

  • John G Lewis


  • Male1855–1928Male

  • Hiram Lewis


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World Events (4)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Lewis in household of John Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eli Lewis in entry for Johnathan E. Lewis, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Hiram Lewis in entry for J E Lewis and Lizzie Bates, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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