John Abraham Lehew

1864–1945 (Age 81)
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Abraham

When John Abraham Lehew was born on 19 August 1864, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, his father, Dudley Lehew, was 20 and his mother, Rebecca Nice, was 23. He married Sarah Jane Smith on 4 January 1891. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Clay Magisterial District, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1945, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Abraham Lehew
Sarah Jane Smith
Marriage: 4 January 1891
Clarence Russell Lehew
Charles Marion Lehew
John Abraham Lehew Jr
Frank Lehew
Maude Lehew

Spouse & Children

4 January 1891


Parents & Siblings

  • Dudley Lehew


  • Rebecca Nice




  • William E LeHew


  • Male1864–1945Male

  • Jeremiah LeHew


  • Minta Lehew


  • Male1872–1945Male

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of French Lehu(e), Leheu, Leheut, or Leheux, a nickname or metonymic occupational name, from Old French hos, hues ‘boot’, with the suffix le.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John A Lahn in household of Dudley Lahn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Lehew, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A Lehew, "United States Census, 1940"

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