Mary Lewis

31 March 1699–
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lewis was born on 31 March 1699, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Lewis IV, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Moore, was 37.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis IV
1656–1737
Sarah Moore
1662–1725
Ruth Lewis
1679–1760
Sarah Lewis
1682–1725
Isaac Lewis
1685–1761
William Lewis
1687–1713
Daniel Lewis
1691–1774
Phebe Lewis
1694–1712
Captain Jonathan Lewis
1697–1774
Mary Lewis
1699–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 77

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 77

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 82

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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 (2)

  • Mary Lewis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Lewis, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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