William Gould Lewis1

TMG ID:8861, (10 Jul 1756 - 8 Nov 1841)
Relationship:
3rd great-grandfather of Elsie Dora Lewis
Born 10 Jul 1756, Rhode Island, Died 8 Nov 1841, probably Poultney, Vermont. He married in Westfield, Mass to Experience Rice. Removed with father to Westfield before he was 19, and at that age enlisted in the Continental Army and served 5 1/2 years. He was taken prisoner on Long Island and was a prisoner for 1 1/2 years in New York, being treated very badly, starved and in cold weather nearly frozen. He had a brother who died in a New York prison ship. He served most of his time on the shores of the Hudson River. He was exchanged soon after General Burgoyne's surrender in 1777. He was on sentry duty at the house where General Washington had his headquarters the night before Major Andre was hung, and was present at the hanging. He stated that General Washington never saw Major Andre. After the war, he returned to Westfield and later removed to Poultney, Vermont.

From: Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 Volume II

"At the age of 19 years he enlisted in the Continental army and served 5 1/2 years. He was taken prisoner on Long Island and was a prisoner about 1 1/2 years in New York. He was treated very badly, starved and in cold weather nearly frozen, no fire being provided to keep the prisoners warm.

He had a brother who was also a prisoner, who could not stand the treatment and died in prison. He served most of his time on the shores of the Hudson River. He was exchanged soon after Gen. Burgoyne's surrender in 1777. He was on sentry duty at the house where Gen. Washington had his headquarters the night before Major Andre was hung.

He was present at the hanging of Andre.

He stated that Gen. Washington never saw Major Andre. After the war was over he returned to Westfield, where he married Experience Rice and they had 4 or 5 children, then removed with his family to Poultney, Vt., where several others were born."

From: Lewisiana

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
10 Aug 1782MarriageWilliam, age 26 years and 1 month, and Experience Rice, age 22 years and 10 days, daughter of: Abner Rice and Experience Shepard, were married on Saturday, 10 Aug 1782 at Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsB.6,4,1,7,8

Children of: William Gould Lewis and Experience Rice

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In 1790, William lived at Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.9
     
Circa 1792, they was living with Abner at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: William Lewis, Experience Rice, Philip Lewis and Lydia Lewis.10
In 1800, William lived at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont.11
     
In 1810, William lived at Rutland County, Vermont.12
     
In 1830, William lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.13
     
On 1 Jun 1840, William lived at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont.14
     

Military

Detail(s)
William began his military service in 1775, at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB. Enlisted in the Continental Army and served 5½ years.8
William between 1776 and 1777 at New YorkB was taken prisoner on Long Island for 1½ years and was exchanged soon after General Burgoyne's surrender in 1777.15,8
William on 2 Oct 1780 at Tappan, Rockland County, New YorkB, he was present at the hanging of 31 year old Major John André.8,16
William ended his military service in 1781 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB.3
William between 1801 and 1815 at New YorkB.17

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-17901790, Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB, Head of family9
Census-18001800, Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Head of family11
Census-18101810, Rutland County, VermontB, Head of family12
Census-18301830, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB13
Census-18401 Jun 1840, Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB14

Occupation(s)

DateLocationOccupation/Industry
4 Mar 1831Chenango County, New YorkBCommencement of Pension. Annual allowance was $33.33. This amount is the equivalent of about $505.71 in 1999 dollars.18
7 Jan 1834Chenango County, New YorkBPlaced on the pension roll. Description of service, Rhode Island militia. His rank is shown as Private.18

Citations

  1. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, stevegoold525 EGoold Geneology.
  2. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
  3. [S70] Lewis News Letter, May 1902, 181.
  4. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  5. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  6. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address.
  7. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988.
  8. [S3849] Elliot Conn, Lewisiana, page 181, Book CVIII, James Lewis of Rhode Island, Chapter II 1893.
  9. [S94] 1790, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y8v6qsc8, Westfield, Massachusetts Microcopy M637-Roll4 p. 639.
  10. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1445 Vol II 1978.
  11. [S110] 4 Aug 1800, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y83rb7s3, Microcopy No. 32. Second Census of the United States. Roll 52. Vermont.
  12. [S111] 6 Aug 1810, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y7zlsedz, Population Schedules of the Third Census of the United States 1810 Roll 65, Microcopy No. 252 at Rutland County, Vermont.
  13. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1830 Census Town of Gaines.
  14. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, 1840 Census On-line.
  15. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 Volume II 1978.
  16. [S618] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UE, John André.
  17. [S1039] Internet - NY Invalid Pension Recs, online http://tinyurl.com/y9hd5l2s, Lewis, William. Rank: Private; Page: 30, 95;.
  18. [S89] Unknown compiler, NY Pensioners 1835.
Last Edited=11 Jul 2019

Gould Lewis

TMG ID:8862, (c 1760 - 21 May 1834)
Relationship:
3rd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
26 Jan 1786Marriage BannMarriage banns for Gould Lewis and Fanny Allen were published on 26 Jan 1786 at Hampshire County, MassachusettsB.1
16 Mar 1786MarriageGould and Fanny Allen were married on Thursday, 16 Mar 1786 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB. Married by Reverend Noah Atwater.3
17 Apr 1824Marriage BannMarriage banns for Gould Lewis and Permelia Wilson were published on 17 Apr 1824 at Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsB.3,1

Children of: Gould Lewis and Fanny Allen

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In 1790, Gould lived at Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.4
     

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-17901790, Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB4

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  3. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
  4. [S94] 1790, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y8v6qsc8, Federal Census.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

Mary Lewis

TMG ID:8863, (c 1762 - )
Relationship:
3rd great-grandaunt of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 12 Jun 1782, her married name was Mrs. Chapman (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
25 May 1782Marriage BannMarriage banns for Mary Lewis were published on 25 May 1782 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB.1
12 Jun 1782MarriageMary and Caleb Chapman were married on Wednesday, 12 Jun 1782 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB. Married by John Kirkland, J.P. B-273.1

Children of: Mary Lewis and Caleb Chapman

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
Last Edited=1 Feb 2013

Experience Rice

TMG ID:8864, (31 Jul 1760 - 31 Jan 1827)
Relationship:
3rd great-grandmother of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 10 Aug 1782, her married name was Mrs. Lewis (née Rice).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
10 Aug 1782MarriageExperience, age 22 years and 10 days, and William Gould Lewis, age 26 years and 1 month, son of: James Lewis and Waite Gould, were married on Saturday, 10 Aug 1782 at Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsB.4,2,5,6,7

Children of: Experience Rice and William Gould Lewis

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
Circa 1792, they was living with Abner at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: William Lewis, Philip Lewis, Lydia Lewis and William Gould Lewis.8

Citations

  1. [S61] Interview, Lewis, ca 1987.
  2. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  3. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  4. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address.
  5. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, stevegoold525 EGoold Geneology.
  6. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988.
  7. [S3849] Elliot Conn, Lewisiana, page 181, Book CVIII, James Lewis of Rhode Island, Chapter II 1893.
  8. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1445 Vol II 1978.
Last Edited=3 May 2018

Philip Lewis1

TMG ID:8865, (10 Mar 1785 - 12 Feb 1834)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
circa 1809MarriagePhilip and Elsena Hancock, daughter of: Joseph Hancock and Susannah Mellen, were married circa 1809.2

Children of: Philip Lewis and Elsena Hancock

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
Circa 1792, they was living with Abner at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: William Lewis, Experience Rice, Lydia Lewis and William Gould Lewis.3

Citations

  1. [S186] Unknown author, DAR Lineage Books.
  2. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  3. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1445 Vol II 1978.
Last Edited=12 Jul 2019

Abner Lewis

TMG ID:8866, (27 Feb 1787 - 25 May 1878)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
15 Dec 1814MarriageAbner, age 27 years, 9 months and 18 days, and Betsey Nicholson, age 27 years, 11 months and 21 days, daughter of: Peltiah Glover Nicholson and Rhoda Richmond, were married on Thursday, 15 Dec 1814 at prob. Rutland County, VermontB.2
3 Nov 1835MarriageAbner, age 48 years, 8 months and 7 days, and Amelia Stanton, age 34 years, 7 months and 5 days were married on Tuesday, 3 Nov 1835 at prob. Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB.2

Children of: Abner Lewis and Betsey Nicholson

Children of: Abner Lewis and Amelia Stanton

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
Circa 1792, Abner lived at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, removed with Father from Westfield to Poultney when he was about 5 years old and lived there the rest of his life except for five years in Tinmouth.
     Also living at this place: William Lewis, Experience Rice, Philip Lewis, Lydia Lewis and William Gould Lewis.4
On 1 Jun 1840, Abner and Amelia lived at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont.
     Also at this address: Judson A. Lewis, Samuel C. Lewis, Abner R. Lewis, Henry G. Lewis, Betsey Jane Lewis and Emily K. Lewis.5

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18401 Jun 1840, Poultney, Rutland County, VermontBAmelia Stanton, Judson A. Lewis, Samuel C. Lewis, Abner R. Lewis, Henry G. Lewis, Betsey Jane Lewis and Emily K. Lewis5

Citations

  1. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  2. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  3. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address, 21 April 1998.
  4. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1445 Vol II 1978.
  5. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, 1840 Census On-line.
Last Edited=26 Oct 2014

Lydia Lewis

TMG ID:8867, (c 1784 - b 1875)
Relationship:
2nd great-grandaunt of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • Her married name was Mrs. Buck (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
MarriageLydia and Alanson Buck were married.

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
Circa 1792, they was living with Abner at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: William Lewis, Experience Rice, Philip Lewis and William Gould Lewis.3

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, stevegoold525 EGoold Geneology.
  3. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1445 Vol II 1978.
Last Edited=1 Feb 2013

Gideon Shepard Lewis1

TMG ID:8868, (19 Sep 1792 - 6 Oct 1865)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis
"Samuel C. Lewis was born in Poultney, Vermont, June 5th, 1796. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army as a soldier in the war of 1812, and served in a company commanded by Captain Miller, who was founder of the sect since known as Millerites, or Second Adventists. He was in the battle of Plattsburgh, and at French Mills. He served in the army about two years.

In February, 1816, in company with his brother Gideon, Roswell and Amos Clift, Elias Clift, and their sister, Esther Clift, who afterwards married Guy C. Merrill, he came in a lumber wagon drawn by two yoke of oxen, from Poultney, Vermont to Gaines, being twenty-five days on the road, arriving in Gaines march 19th, 1816.

Arba Chubb, a brother-in-law of the Lewises, with his wife and child, arrived in Gaines the day before Mr. Lewis and company, and moved into the log house built fy Mrs. Burgess, near where Judge Anderson now resides. The house ha not been occupied for some time previous, and was not in good condition to inhabit; but it was the best they could get, and the three Lewis brothers went there to stay with Mr. Chubb. They had cleared away the snow and got s good supply of fuel for their fire heaped up against the stoned up end of the house, which served as a chimney the night after their arrival, as the weather was stormy and cold, and the house had large crevices open between the logs.

Mr. Chubb and his family had a bed in a corner of the room, while the three young men lay on the floor with their feet to the fire. in the night the great fire thawed out the old chimney, and the whole pile fell forward into the room, luckily, however, without crushing any of the persons sleeping there. Next morning they piled the stones back in their places and made a chimney that answered their purpose.

Mr. Lewis and his brother bought of Lansing bailey, an article for one hundred and twenty-five acres of land, lying at Gaines Basin, on which Mr. Bailey had built a lot house, which had not a shingle or nail in it, all pieces being fastened with wooden pins.

On this lot they labored clearing land the next summer, occupying their house, and getting their cooking and washing done in Mr. Bailey's family, on an adjoining lot, for which they worked for Mr. Bailey every seventh day that season to pay him.

Samuel C. Lewis married Anna Frisbie, in March, 1819. She died the next year.

January 30th, 1824, he married Anna Warner, of Cornwall, Vt., She died April 10th, 1841.

Mr. Lewis retains and resides on the lot of land on which he first settled.

He has walked and carried his knapsack on his back, twelve times the whole distance between Gaines and Poultney, Vt. Once he performed the journey on October, in six days, walking on an average nearly fifty miles a day.

In the year 1819, he had a tax to pay and wanted a dollar to make the sum required. To raise the money, he cut four cords of body maple wood and drew it a mile and sold it to Oliver booth for twenty-five cents a cord, and so paid his tax."


Book
Author: Thomas, Arad
Periodical: Pioneer History of Orleans County, New York
Publication: H. A. Bruner, Orleans American Steam Press Print
Date: 1871
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/orl/ch19/bios2.html

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
10 Dec 1818MarriageGideon, age 26 years, 2 months and 21 days, and Betsey Mason, age 17 years, 1 month and 1 day, daughter of: Jesse Mason and Hannah Brown-Leland, were married on Thursday, 10 Dec 1818.
after 1842MarriageGideon and Betsey Shelley, daughter of: Aaron Shelley and Lorana Wood, were married after 1842 at Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB.4

Children of: Gideon Shepard Lewis and Betsey Mason

Biography

Item(s)
from 23 Feb 1816 to 19 Mar 1816 at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB.

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In Feb 1816, Gideon lived at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB,
     Also living at this place: Samuel C. Lewis, Roswell Rice Lewis, Arba Chubb, Emily Frisbie (Frisbee) and Ann Eliza Chubb.5
In 1830, Gideon and Betsey lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Lestina Lovisa Lewis and Homer R. Lewis.6
In 1850, Gideon and Betsey lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Augusta Elizabeth Lewis and Augustus Gideon Lewis.7
In 1855, Gideon lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Betsey Shelley and Augusta Elizabeth Lewis.8
In 1865, he lived with Alonzo M. Morgan at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Augusta Elizabeth Lewis, Betsey Shelley and Lestina Morgan.9

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18301830, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBBetsey Mason, Lestina Lovisa Lewis and Homer R. Lewis6
Census-18501850, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBBetsey Shelley, Augusta Elizabeth Lewis and Augustus Gideon Lewis7
Census-1855 NY1855, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB, The census of 1855 lists a Joseph Plummer as servant, 19 years of age and born in England.Betsey Shelley and Augusta Elizabeth Lewis8
Census-1865 NY1865, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBAlonzo M. Morgan, Augusta Elizabeth Lewis, Betsey Shelley and Lestina Morgan9

Occupation(s)

DateLocationOccupation/Industry
circa 1850Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBfarmer7
circa 1855Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBfarmer8

Citations

  1. [S62] Arad Thomas, History of Orleans, NY, p. 229-230 1871.
  2. [S3849] Elliot Conn, Lewisiana, page 196, Book CVIII, James Lewis of Rhode Island, Chapter III 1893.
  3. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, Sharon Kerridge, Orleans County Coordinator,
    Transcribed 1993 & contributed November 1996.
  4. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  5. [S75] Author - Arad Thomas, History of Orleans County NY 1871.
  6. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1830 Census Town of Gaines.
  7. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1850 Census Town of Gaines.
  8. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1855 Census Town of Gaines.
  9. [S126] 1865 Digital, New York, http://tinyurl.com/pcf6tp
Last Edited=3 May 2018

Roswell Rice Lewis

TMG ID:8869, (30 Jul 1794 - 2 May 1842)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis
"Samuel C. Lewis was born in Poultney, Vermont, June 5th, 1796. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army as a soldier in the war of 1812, and served in a company commanded by Captain Miller, who was founder of the sect since known as Millerites, or Second Adventists. He was in the battle of Plattsburgh, and at French Mills. He served in the army about two years.

In February, 1816, in company with his brother Gideon, Roswell and Amos Clift, Elias Clift, and their sister, Esther Clift, who afterwards married Guy C. Merrill, he came in a lumber wagon drawn by two yoke of oxen, from Poultney, Vermont to Gaines, being twenty-five days on the road, arriving in Gaines march 19th, 1816.

Arba Chubb, a brother-in-law of the Lewises, with his wife and child, arrived in Gaines the day before Mr. Lewis and company, and moved into the log house built fy Mrs. Burgess, near where Judge Anderson now resides. The house ha not been occupied for some time previous, and was not in good condition to inhabit; but it was the best they could get, and the three Lewis brothers went there to stay with Mr. Chubb. They had cleared away the snow and got s good supply of fuel for their fire heaped up against the stoned up end of the house, which served as a chimney the night after their arrival, as the weather was stormy and cold, and the house had large crevices open between the logs.

Mr. Chubb and his family had a bed in a corner of the room, while the three young men lay on the floor with their feet to the fire. in the night the great fire thawed out the old chimney, and the whole pile fell forward into the room, luckily, however, without crushing any of the persons sleeping there. Next morning they piled the stones back in their places and made a chimney that answered their purpose.

Mr. Lewis and his brother bought of Lansing bailey, an article for one hundred and twenty-five acres of land, lying at Gaines Basin, on which Mr. Bailey had built a lot house, which had not a shingle or nail in it, all pieces being fastened with wooden pins.

On this lot they labored clearing land the next summer, occupying their house, and getting their cooking and washing done in Mr. Bailey's family, on an adjoining lot, for which they worked for Mr. Bailey every seventh day that season to pay him.

Samuel C. Lewis married Anna Frisbie, in March, 1819. She died the next year.

January 30th, 1824, he married Anna Warner, of Cornwall, Vt., She died April 10th, 1841.

Mr. Lewis retains and resides on the lot of land on which he first settled.

He has walked and carried his knapsack on his back, twelve times the whole distance between Gaines and Poultney, Vt. Once he performed the journey on October, in six days, walking on an average nearly fifty miles a day.

In the year 1819, he had a tax to pay and wanted a dollar to make the sum required. To raise the money, he cut four cords of body maple wood and drew it a mile and sold it to Oliver booth for twenty-five cents a cord, and so paid his tax."


Book
Author: Thomas, Arad
Periodical: Pioneer History of Orleans County, New York
Publication: H. A. Bruner, Orleans American Steam Press Print
Date: 1871
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/orl/ch19/bios2.html

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
1 Aug 1821MarriageRoswell, age 27 years and 2 days, and Elcena Mason, age 21 years, 6 months and 23 days, daughter of: Daniel Mason and Mary Elizabeth Baker, were married on Wednesday, 1 Aug 1821 at Granville, Washington County, New YorkB.

Children of: Roswell Rice Lewis and Elcena Mason

Biography

Item(s)
From 23 Feb 1816 to 19 Mar 1816Roswell Rice Lewis (an unknown value.)

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In Feb 1816, they was living with Gideon Shepard at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: Samuel C. Lewis, Arba Chubb, Emily Frisbie (Frisbee) and Ann Eliza Chubb.7
Circa 1819, Roswell lived at VermontB, returned to Vermont.7
     
On 1 Jun 1840, Roswell and Elcena lived at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont.
     Also at this address: Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Lydia Maria Lewis, Truman Mason Lewis, Laura Ellen Lewis, Roswell Rice Lewis Jr., William Gould Lewis and Harriet Emily Lewis.8
In 1858, Roswell and Elcena lived at Orwell, Addison County, VermontB, his widow and family moved after his death
     Also living at this place: Henry Harrison Lewis, Talmadge Wyman Lewis, Jennie Medora Lewis and Daniel Lewis.9

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families 1978.
  3. [S70] Lewis News Letter, May 1902, 181.
  4. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address, 21 April 1998.
  5. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  6. [S282] RootsWeb.com, 5 Sep 2000.
  7. [S75] Author - Arad Thomas, History of Orleans County NY 1871.
  8. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, 1840 Census On-line.
  9. [S92] Donald H. Wickman, Letters to Vermont, Page 1445 Vol. II.
Last Edited=26 Jun 2016

Samuel C. Lewis1

TMG ID:8870, (8 Jun 1796 - 20 Jun 1877)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis
"Samuel C. Lewis was born in Poultney, Vermont, June 5th, 1796. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army as a soldier in the war of 1812, and served in a company commanded by Captain Miller, who was founder of the sect since known as Millerites, or Second Adventists. He was in the battle of Plattsburgh, and at French Mills. He served in the army about two years.

In February, 1816, in company with his brother Gideon, Roswell and Amos Clift, Elias Clift, and their sister, Esther Clift, who afterwards married Guy C. Merrill, he came in a lumber wagon drawn by two yoke of oxen, from Poultney, Vermont to Gaines, being twenty-five days on the road, arriving in Gaines march 19th, 1816.

Arba Chubb, a brother-in-law of the Lewises, with his wife and child, arrived in Gaines the day before Mr. Lewis and company, and moved into the log house built fy Mrs. Burgess, near where Judge Anderson now resides. The house ha not been occupied for some time previous, and was not in good condition to inhabit; but it was the best they could get, and the three Lewis brothers went there to stay with Mr. Chubb. They had cleared away the snow and got s good supply of fuel for their fire heaped up against the stoned up end of the house, which served as a chimney the night after their arrival, as the weather was stormy and cold, and the house had large crevices open between the logs.

Mr. Chubb and his family had a bed in a corner of the room, while the three young men lay on the floor with their feet to the fire. in the night the great fire thawed out the old chimney, and the whole pile fell forward into the room, luckily, however, without crushing any of the persons sleeping there. Next morning they piled the stones back in their places and made a chimney that answered their purpose.

Mr. Lewis and his brother bought of Lansing bailey, an article for one hundred and twenty-five acres of land, lying at Gaines Basin, on which Mr. Bailey had built a lot house, which had not a shingle or nail in it, all pieces being fastened with wooden pins.

On this lot they labored clearing land the next summer, occupying their house, and getting their cooking and washing done in Mr. Bailey's family, on an adjoining lot, for which they worked for Mr. Bailey every seventh day that season to pay him.

Samuel C. Lewis married Anna Frisbie, in March, 1819. She died the next year.

January 30th, 1824, he married Anna Warner, of Cornwall, Vt., She died April 10th, 1841.

Mr. Lewis retains and resides on the lot of land on which he first settled.

He has walked and carried his knapsack on his back, twelve times the whole distance between Gaines and Poultney, Vt. Once he performed the journey on October, in six days, walking on an average nearly fifty miles a day.

In the year 1819, he had a tax to pay and wanted a dollar to make the sum required. To raise the money, he cut four cords of body maple wood and drew it a mile and sold it to Oliver booth for twenty-five cents a cord, and so paid his tax."


Book
Author: Thomas, Arad
Periodical: Pioneer History of Orleans County, New York
Publication: H. A. Bruner, Orleans American Steam Press Print
Date: 1871
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/orl/ch19/bios2.html

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
Mar 1819MarriageSamuel, age 22 years and 8 months, and Anna Frisbie were married in Mar 1819 at Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB.4
30 Jan 1824MarriageSamuel, age 27 years, 7 months and 22 days, and Anna Warner were married on Friday, 30 Jan 1824 at Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB.
after 1841MarriageSamuel and Eunice C. (?) were married after 1841.3

Children of: Samuel C. Lewis and Anna Warner

Biography

Item(s)
from 23 Feb 1816 to 19 Mar 1816 at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB.
In 1819, at Orleans County, New YorkB. In the year 1819, he had a tax to pay and wanted a dollar to make the sum required. To raise the money, he cut four cords of body maple wood and drew it a mile and sold it to Oliver Booth for twenty-five cent a cord, and so paid his tax..5
On 28 Dec 1877, at Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion, Orleans County, New YorkB. His two previous wives (Anna Frisbie & Anna Warner) were moved from their graves in Gaines Cemetery, Gaines, Orleans County, New York and re-interred in Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, Orleans County, New York..3

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In Feb 1816, they was living with Gideon Shepard at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB, Also living at this place: Roswell Rice Lewis, Arba Chubb, Emily Frisbie (Frisbee) and Ann Eliza Chubb.5
In 1830, Samuel and Anna lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Maria Lewis.6
In 1850, Samuel lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Maria Lewis, Abner Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis.7
In 1855, Samuel lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Maria Lewis, Abner Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis.8
In 1865, Samuel lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Abner Lewis, James Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, Mary L. Lewis, Faustina (?), William Chapman and Maria Lewis.9
On 6 Jun 1870, Samuel lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Betsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis.10
In 1875, Samuel lived at Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
     Also at this address: Mary L. Lewis.11

Military

Detail(s)
Samuel began his military service circa 1813, at Poultney, Rutland County, VermontB. "Samuel C. Lewis was born in Poultney, Vt. in 1796. When seventeen years of age he enlisted in the war of 1812, and served in the company of Captain Miller, afterward the founder of the sect called Millerites. He served about two years and fought at Plattsburg and French Mills. Samuel resided on the (Bailey) farm during the rest of his life. He married Anna Warner, of Cornwall, Vt. She died in 1841. He died in 1877. It is said that he made the journey between Gaines and Poultney, Vt. twelve times on foot."4
Samuel ended his military service circa 1815.4

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18301830, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBMaria Lewis and Anna Warner6
Census-18501850, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkB, Census includes Frisby Lewis M 45 NYMaria Lewis, Abner Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis7
Census-1855 NY1855, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBMaria Lewis, Abner Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis8
Census-1865 NY1865, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBAbner Lewis, James Lewis, Betsey J. Lewis, Mary L. Lewis, Faustina (?), William Chapman and Maria Lewis9
Census-18706 Jun 1870, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBBetsey J. Lewis, James Lewis and Mary L. Lewis10
Census-1875 NY1875, Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBMary L. Lewis11

Occupation(s)

DateLocationOccupation/Industry
circa 1850Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBfarmer7
circa 1875Gaines, Orleans County, New YorkBfarmer11

Citations

  1. [S62] Arad Thomas, History of Orleans, NY, p. 228-229 1871.
  2. [S126] 1865 Digital, New York, http://tinyurl.com/pcf6tp, Microfilm roll # 412.
  3. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  4. [S76] Author - Hon. Isaac S. Signor, Landmarks of Orleans County, New York 1894.
  5. [S75] Author - Arad Thomas, History of Orleans County NY 1871.
  6. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1830 Census Town of Gaines.
  7. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1850 Census Town of Gaines.
  8. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1855 Census Town of Gaines.
  9. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1865 Census Town of Gaines.
  10. [S97] 1 Jun 1870, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9hbo4f7
  11. [S79] Internet - NY GenWeb, online http://tinyurl.com/h6396um, 1875 Census Town of Gaines.
Last Edited=3 May 2018

Waite Gould Lewis

TMG ID:8871, (5 Nov 1799 - 23 Apr 1877)
Relationship:
2nd great-grandaunt of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 30 Nov 1826, her married name was Mrs. Buck (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
30 Nov 1826MarriageWaite, age 27 years and 25 days, and Jeremiah Buck Jr., age 27 years, 3 months and 14 days, son of: Jeremiah Buck and Hannah (?), were married on Thursday, 30 Nov 1826 at Sardinia, Erie County, New YorkB.2,1

Children of: Waite Gould Lewis and Jeremiah Buck Jr.

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
On 23 Oct 1850, Waite and Jeremiah lived at Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.
     Also at this address: Ezra Buck, Fidelia Buck, George Washington Buck, DeLora A. Buck and Jeremiah Buck.3
On 16 Aug 1860, Waite and Jeremiah lived at Ellicottville Post Office, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.4
     
On 29 Jul 1870, Waite and Jeremiah lived at Boston Post Office, Sardinia, Erie County, New York.5
     

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-185023 Oct 1850, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New YorkBJeremiah Buck Jr., Ezra Buck, Fidelia Buck, George Washington Buck, DeLora A. Buck and Jeremiah Buck3
Census-186016 Aug 1860, Ellicottville Post Office, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New YorkB, Includes Louisa M. Buck, 8Jeremiah Buck Jr.4
Census-187029 Jul 1870, Boston Post Office, Sardinia, Erie County, New YorkB, Includes Louisa M. Buck, 18Jeremiah Buck Jr.5

Citations

  1. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address, 21 April 1998.
  2. [S70] Lewis News Letter, May 1902, 181.
  3. [S80] 1 Jun 1850, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9393x5q
  4. [S96] 1 Jun 1860, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/yayf9d52
  5. [S97] 1 Jun 1870, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9hbo4f7
Last Edited=14 Apr 2018

James Lewis

TMG ID:8872, (28 May 1801 - 14 Aug 1858)
Relationship:
2nd great-granduncle of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
24 Aug 1826MarriageJames, age 25 years, 2 months and 27 days, and Julia A. Brookins, age 18 years, 4 months and 13 days, daughter of: Caleb Brookins, were married on Thursday, 24 Aug 1826.

Children of: James Lewis and Julia A. Brookins

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In 1830, James lived at Conewango, Cattaraugus County, New York.2
     

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18301830, Conewango, Cattaraugus County, New YorkB, Head of family2

Citations

  1. [S70] Lewis News Letter, May 1902, 181.
  2. [S80] 1 Jun 1850, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9393x5q, National Archives Microfilm Publications. Microcopy No. 19. Fifth Census of the United States. 1830 Roll 85. Population Schedules New York.
Last Edited=1 Feb 2013

Elizabeth Lewis1

TMG ID:8873, (22 Jul 1803 - 12 Nov 1886)
Relationship:
2nd great-grandaunt of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • Her nickname was "Betsey"1,2,4
  • As of 25 Dec 1823, her married name was Mrs. Mason (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
25 Dec 1823MarriageElizabeth, age 20 years, 5 months and 3 days, and Cyrus Mason, age 28 years, 4 months and 14 days, son of: Daniel Mason and Polly Whitman, were married on Thursday, 25 Dec 1823.

Children of: Elizabeth Lewis and Cyrus Mason

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In 1880, her lived at Granville, Washington County, New York.
     Also at this address: Albert Sylvester Mason.5

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18801880, Granville, Washington County, New YorkBAlbert Sylvester Mason5

Citations

  1. [S61] Interview, Lewis, ca 1987.
  2. [S70] Lewis News Letter, May 1902, 181.
  3. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  4. [S129] Ancestry.com, various, stevegoold525 EGoold Geneology.
  5. [S98] 1 Jun 1880, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9djv69w, Page 206C, film number 1254942, New York 1880 Federal Population Census.
Last Edited=1 Feb 2013

Fanny Allen

TMG ID:8874, (c 1763 - 21 Oct 1823)

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 16 Mar 1786, her married name was Mrs. Lewis (née Allen).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
26 Jan 1786Marriage BannMarriage banns for Fanny Allen and Gould Lewis were published on 26 Jan 1786 at Hampshire County, MassachusettsB.4
16 Mar 1786MarriageFanny and Gould Lewis, son of: James Lewis and Waite Gould, were married on Thursday, 16 Mar 1786 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB. Married by Reverend Noah Atwater.5

Children of: Fanny Allen and Gould Lewis

Citations

  1. [S620] FamilySearch.org, Various, William Lee Ellis Family Tree Submitted 3/25/2015.
  2. [S82] Janet Mortensen, online e-mail address.
  3. [S826] Find A Grave, online http://tinyurl.com/5xkq9
  4. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  5. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

James Lewis

TMG ID:8875, (7 May 1787 - 14 Apr 1837)
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
29 Dec 1812MarriageJames, age 25 years, 7 months and 22 days, and Sophia Cowles were married on Tuesday, 29 Dec 1812 at Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsB. Married by Reverend Isaac Knapp.3

Child of: James Lewis and Sophia Cowles

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
In 1880, he lived with Jacob Lovell and Mercy at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.4
     

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-18801880, Barnstable, Barnstable County, MassachusettsBMercy C. Lewis and Jacob Lovell4

Citations

  1. [S620] FamilySearch.org, Various, William Lee Ellis Family Tree Submitted 3/25/2015.
  2. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
  3. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  4. [S98] 1 Jun 1880, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9djv69w, Page 159B, film number 1254519, Massachusetts 1880 Federal Population Census.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

Allen Lewis

TMG ID:8876, (c 1789 - b 1850)
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
14 Aug 1819MarriageAllen and Rhoda Adams, age 19 years, 11 months and 23 days, daughter of: Thaddeus Adams and Polly Plumb, were married on Saturday, 14 Aug 1819 at Westfield, Hampshire County, MassachusettsB.

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S620] FamilySearch.org, Various, William Lee Ellis Family Tree Submitted 3/25/2015.
  3. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

William Lewis

TMG ID:8877, (c 1791 - )
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
MarriageWilliam and Roxanna Pomeroy were married.1

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=13 Sep 2017

Stephen Lewis

TMG ID:8878, (8 Dec 1794 - )
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Citations

  1. [S620] FamilySearch.org, Various, William Lee Ellis Family Tree Submitted 3/25/2015.
  2. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

Nancy Lewis

TMG ID:8879, (c 1795 - )
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 31 May 1819, her married name was Mrs. Kilburn (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
31 May 1819MarriageNancy and Moses Arnold Kilburn were married on Monday, 31 May 1819 at Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsB. Married by Reverend I. Knapp. Moses was from Windsor, Connecticut.1

Child of: Nancy Lewis and Moses Arnold Kilburn

Known Address(es)

Address(es)
On 23 Jun 1880, she lived with Joseph Kilburn and Elizabeth at Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan.2
     

Census Records

CensusDate/Location/CommentOthers Same Household
Census-188023 Jun 1880, Paw Paw, Van Buren County, MichiganBJoseph Kilburn and Elizabeth A. (?)2

Citations

  1. [S105] Bonnie J. Wiley (6433), 13 Jan 2000.
  2. [S98] 1 Jun 1880, Digital, FamilySearch.org, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150, https://tinyurl.com/y9djv69w, Page 543A, film number 1254608, Michigan 1880 Federal Population Census.
  3. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2016

Sally Lewis

TMG ID:8880, (c 1796 - )
Relationship:
1st cousin 4 times removed of Elsie Dora Lewis

Vital Statistics

Alias(es)

  • As of 12 Dec 1816, her married name was Mrs. Wheaton (née Lewis).

Union(s)

DateEventDetails/Notes
12 Dec 1816MarriageSally and Walter Wheaton were married on Thursday, 12 Dec 1816 Married by Reverend I. Knapp. Walter was from Westfield, Massachusetts.

Citations

  1. [S57] Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Page 1444 1978.
Last Edited=1 Feb 2013