Hiram Lewis

1818–1858 (Age 40)
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Lewis was born on 11 February 1818, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Neriah Fredrick Lewis, was 39 and his mother, Mary Jane Moss, was 42. He married Cecilia Harris on 3 December 1838, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ellis, Texas, United States in 1850. He died on 11 February 1858, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Lewis
Cecilia Harris
Marriage: 3 December 1838
Wilson G. Lewis
James F Lewis
Martha A. Lewis

Spouse & Children

3 December 1838
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1819: Logan, Kentucky, United States; 1819: Simpson, Kentucky, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

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, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Hirum Lewis, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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