Lewis

1798–
Galway, Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis was born about 1798, in Galway, Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Nicholas Lewis, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Potter, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Lewis
1773–1859
Barbara Potter
1777–1803
Robea Barbary Lewis
1794–1820
Cynthia Lewis
1796–
Lewis
1798–
Abel Potter Lewis
1800–1888

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 29

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.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Lewis - Published information: birth-name: Son Lewis
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lewis - Published information: birth-name: Lewis

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