Hiram Lewis

1820–1902 (Age 81)
Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Lewis was born on 5 December 1820, in Franklin, Missouri, United States, his father, John Stewart Lewis, was 20 and his mother, Jane Osborne, was 18. He married Sarah Farmer on 18 January 1844, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Sierra, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 April 1902, in Loyalton, Sierra, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Loyalton, Sierra, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Lewis
Sarah Farmer
Marriage: 18 January 1844
Mary Abigail Jane Lewis
Malinda R Lewis
Nancy Samantha Lewis
William Spurgeon Lewis
Horace Edwin Lewis
Richard Hiram Lewis

Spouse & Children

  • Male1820–1902Male

  • Sarah Farmer


18 January 1844
Cass, Missouri, United States


  • Mary Abigail Jane Lewis


  • Female1852–1944Female

  • Nancy Samantha Lewis


  • William Spurgeon Lewis


  • Horace Edwin Lewis


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Missouri is the 24th state
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 26

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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Story Highlight

Hiram Lewis - Source: History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sierra's; Guinn (1906) Page 287

HIRAM LEWIS. In the annals of Sierra county the name of Hiram Lewis, late of Loyalton, will ever hold a place of honor and distinction. As one of the original settlers of this section of the state he …

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Sources (3)

  • H H Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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