PIONEER LEWIS FAMILY


 

1.  ARNOLD LEWIS  (son of NEHEMIAH & ESTHER (ARNOLD) LEWIS) was born 1733/34
at Rhode Island.  ARNOLD LEWIS served in the French and Indian War seven years.
He served seven additional years in the Revolutionary War as a surgeon, and 
held a colonel's commission.  After the Revolutionary War he became a preacher 
in the Baptist church.    He moved to Cheshire, MA, to Sand Lake, NY, and to 
Galway NY.  He had a tannery, and was a currier and shoemaker.  He came into 
the Black River country about 1800 and took up a tract of 700 acres in the now 
Town of Champion, Jefferson County.  In 1803 he moved to Champion, Jefferson 
County, where he purchased 400 acres of land and gave his sons Nicholas and 
Eseck each 100 acres.  He died 6 Oct 1825 at Champion, Jefferson County, NY.  
He and his wife are buried in the Champion Huddle Cemetery.

Note:  Additional information about Arnold Lewis is available in the 
Fonda list of Jefferson County Revolutionary Veterans.  For access to those
files, click on the underlined words in this note.


He married 

ANNA CRANDALL, who was born 26 Feb 1746 at Glocester, RI.  She died 
12 Mar 1831 at Champion, Jefferson County.

Children, LEWIS:

    2     i   FREDERICK LEWIS

    3    ii   ALPHA LEWIS

    4   iii   LYDIA LEWIS
     
+   5    iv   NICHOLAS LEWIS married BARBARA POTTER, daughter of 
                  JOHN & ABIGAIL (---) POTTER of RI

    6     v   ESTHER LEWIS

    7    vi   SABRIANNA LEWIS

+   8   vii   ESECK LEWIS married HANNAH SPRINGER

    9  viii   SALOMA LEWIS 


5.  NICHOLAS LEWIS (son of ARNOLD & ANNA (CRANDALL) LEWIS) was born 2 Mar 1772 
at Providence, RI.  He died at Champion, Jefferson County NY and is buried in 
the old cemetery at Champion.

He married 1793 at Galway, Saratoga County NY 

BARBARA POTTER, who was the daughter of JOHN & ABIGAIL (---) POTTER of RI.  
She died 3 May 1803 at Loborough, Ontario.

Children, LEWIS:

   10     i   CYNTHIA LEWIS, d.y.

   11    ii   ROBEA BARBARY LEWIS m JOSEPH ROBBINS

   12   iii   child, d.y.   

+  13    iv   ABEL POTTER LEWIS married MARY STODDARD, daughter of 
               STEPHEN & ELIZABETH (BEARDSLEY) STODDARD of Vermont 

NICHOLAS married (2) 1806

WAITSTILL MERRILL who was born 1 Jun 1778 and died 25 Sep 1867.


8.  ESECK LEWIS (son of ARNOLD & ANNA (CRANDALL) LEWIS) was born 14 Sep 1783
at Massachusetts.  He died 14 Apr 1879 at Champion, Jefferson County and is 
buried in the Old Church Cemetery there.  

He married

HANNAH SPRINGER, who was born 18 Jan 1783.  She died 1 Oct 1857, and is buried 
in the Old Church Cemetery with her husband.

Children, LEWIS:

   14     i   BENAJAH LEWIS married AMY A. BABCOCK

   15    ii   HIRAM O. LEWIS

   16   iii   ROCKEY L. LEWIS married WILLIAM P. BABCOCK
                      (For their children, use the link above.)

   17    iv   ESTHER M. LEWIS d.y.

   18     v   JOHN N. LEWIS

   19    vi   NEHEMIAH B. LEWIS

   20   vii   SABRA ANN LEWIS married ELAN DURKEE (DIRGY) TOWNSEND

   21  viii   RICHARD F. LEWIS

   22    ix   SARAH A. LEWIS married C.E.PARKER

   23     x   DEMARQUIS LaFAYETTE

   24    xi   MARY J. LEWIS married JOEL ODELL  

13.  ABEL POTTER LEWIS (son of NICHOLAS & BARBARA (POTTER) LEWIS) was born
29 Jun 1800 at Galway Corners, Saratoga County, New York.  He died at 
Great Bend, Town of Champion, Jefferson County. 

He married 14 Jun 1820

MARY STODDARD, who was a daughter of STEPHEN & ELIZABETH (BEARDSLEY)
STODDARD of Vermont.  She was born 4 Apr 1804 and died 3 Jun 1860 at 
Great Bend, Town of Champion.

Children, LEWIS:

   25     i   NICHOLAS P. LEWIS married LOVINA GREMS

   26    ii   JOHN STEPHEN LEWIS married MARTHA FORD

   27   iii   ROBEA BARBARA LEWIS married LEANDER MUZZEY

   28    iv   CORNELIA ELIZABETH LEWIS married BENJAMIN V. HINDS

   29     v   CYNTHIA AMELIA married WILLIAM GREMS

   30    vi   MATILDA WATY LEWIS married HIRAM TAYLOR

   31   vii   WILLIAM IRA LEWIS married ABBIE (---)

   32  viii   CORDELIA MELVINA LEWIS 

   33    ix   MARY ADALINE LEWIS married CHARLES CROSS

   34     x   PRUDENCE M. LEWIS married ROBERT H. OLLEY 

   35    xi   EMILY ANGELINA LEWIS 

   36   xii   HENRY MAITLAND LEWIS married MAGGIE NORTON

   37  xiii   LUCY CANDACE LEWIS married GROVER C. WARD

Two other children died young.  


Roger Gibbs
39 Oak Hill Road
Concord, NH 03301-8603
 

For further information, contact:
Roger Gibbs



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