Hiram Lewis

1811–1878 (Age 66)
Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Lewis was born on 1 November 1811, in Madison, New York, United States, his father, Eleazer Lewis, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Stanton Rood, was 36. He married Candice Susannah Leland about 1832, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Prairieville, Barry, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1878, at the age of 67.

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Hiram Lewis
Candice Susannah Leland
Marriage: about 1832
Charles Lewis
Mary E. Lewis
George Lewis
Emma Lewis
Harriet Lewis
Hiram Leland Lewis
Francis C Lewis
Annette Marie Lewis
Augusta Lewis

Spouse & Children

about 1832
Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Lewis in entry for Hiram L Lewis and Marcie Thomas McKenzie, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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