Sarah Lewis

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Lewis was born on 15 October 1846, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Lewis, was 43 and her mother, Barbara Leigh Hutchinson, was 35. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with William Allen. She lived in Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 9 March 1928, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
1835–
Sarah Lewis
1846–1928
Mary Allen
1867–
Anne Frances Allen
1871–1922
Emma Allen
1871–
Willie Allen
1873–
James Allen
1875–

Sources (5)

  • Sarah Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Lewis in entry for Annie Frances Pace, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Sarah Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

Irish: shortened 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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