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
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