Thompson Price Lewis

#72, (8 June 1840 - 9 April 1922)
RelationshipGrandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Robert Alexander Lewis1 (1814 - 1848)
Mother*Marthey Price1 (1809 - 1899)
Illustrated Atlas of Posey County (Keller & Fuller, 1900)


Elizabeth Jane Green b. 1844, d. 1922
Children 1.Mary Jane Lewis+15 (1860 - 1934)
 2. James Robert Thompson Lewis+1 (1861 - 1938)
 3.Udora Lewis+15 (1863 - 1944)
 4.Nathaniel Lewis+15 (1866 - 1964)
 5.Patsey Lewis+15 (1868 - 1941)
 6.William David Lewis15 (1870 - 1871)
 7.Orilley Lewis1 (1872 - 1873)
 8.Price Lewis+15 (1874 - 1938)
 9.Ellsworth Lewis+15 (1876 - 1959)
 10.Edward Lewis+15 (1879 - 1953)
 11.Thompson Lewis Jr+15 (1882 - 1976)
 12.Oscar Lewis15 (1885 - 1887)
Birth*8 June 1840He was born on 8 June 1840 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.2 
1840He appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of Robert Alexander Lewis and Marthey Price at Robb Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; unidentified man and woman (40-49) in hh, poss. Martha and John Crunk; neis. Pendall, Crabtree, Burlison, Day, Stephens, Denny; Wm Oliver same page.3 
23 September 1850He appeared on the census of 23 September 1850 in the household of Marthey Price at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, age 10, b. IN; (neis. Wm. Oliver and Rilla Price, fam. 1083; bro. Abner Crunk, fam. 1084; bro. David Crunk, fam. 1085.)4
Marriage*3 November 1858He married Elizabeth Jane Green, daughter of Thomas S. Green and Mary Morris, on 3 November 1858 at Hamilton Co., IllinoisG.5 
20 July 1860He and Elizabeth Jane Green appeared on the census of 20 July 1860 at Mt. Vernon P.O., Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.6
23 June 1870He and Elizabeth Jane Green appeared on the census of 23 June 1870 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.7
24 June 1880He and Elizabeth Jane Green appeared on the census of 24 June 1880 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.8
18 June 1900He and Elizabeth Jane Green appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; neis. Nathaniel Lewis and James Robert Lewis.9
15 April 1910He and Elizabeth Jane Green appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; neis. Wm. D and Minnie Lewis, fam 8; Amanda (Green) Bender, wid., fam. 2.10
3 September 1919He left a will on 3 September 1919 at Posey Co., IndianaG.11
14 January 1920He appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 in the household of Thompson Lewis Jr and Margaret Keitel at Lower Mt. Vernon Road, Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, father, age 79, b. and parents b. IN; nei. James (59) and Annie (64) Barton with gr-dau. Dartha Luts.12
Death*9 April 1922He died on 9 April 1922 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, at age 81.13 
Burial*circa 10 April 1922He was buried circa 10 April 1922 at Cty Rd 550 Layer Road west of Caborn, Calvin Cemetery, Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; also known as Colvin or Crunk.13 
History of Posey County
Thompson Price Lewis, a pioneer farmer of Marrs township, Posey county, Indiana, was born June 8, 1840, in the same farm house where he now lives. He is the son of Robert and Martha (Price) Lewis, the former having been born March 26, 1814, in Marrs township, where he was a farmer till his death, on August 10, 1848. The father of Robert Lewis was a native of Kentucky and came to Posey county in 1809, making the trip on foot and carrying his supplies, and blazing the way with a hatchet. This was Col. John Lewis. He had two sons : James and Robert, the latter the father of our subject; and four daughters — Jane, Betsie, Nancy and Martha, all deceased. Colonel Lewis resided in Posey county till his death in 1854.
Robert Lewis had four sons and one daughter: James, born in 1835, died March 16, 1876; John, born in 1837, died in infancy; Thompson Price, of this sketch; Orila Jane, born January 30, 1849, now the wife of Thomas M. Green, a farmer in Black township; Nathaniel, born in 1847, died in December, 1864.
Thompson Price Lewis was married November 3, 1858, to Miss Elizabeth J. Green, daughter of Thomas S. and Mary Green, of Hamilton county, Illinois. She was born February 22, 1844, in the same county. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis became the parents of six sons and six daughters : Mary Jane, born May 11, 1860, now the wife of Miles Thomas, farmer and trustee of Black township; James Robert, born October 7. 1861, now a farmer in Marrs' township ; Udora, born January 6, 1863, now the wife of Alexander S. Goodall, a farmer of Marrs township ; Nathaniel, born January 6, 1866, a farmer in Marrs township; Patsey, born April 12, 1868, now the wife of Jacob Benner, farmer in Marrs township ; William David, born April 15, 1870, died October 18, 1877; Orila, born August 22, 1872, died August 26, 1873; Price, born August 18, 1874, a farmer in Lynn township ; Ellsworth, born September 22, 1876, a farmer in Marrs township; Edward, born April 20, 1879, a farmer of Marrs township; Thompson, born July 27, 1882, now on the old home place with his parents, married Miss Margaret Keitel December 31, 1905, and has one child— Elwood Thompson Lewis, born August 27, 1912; Oscar, the youngest child of Thomas Price Lewis, was born May 17, 1885, died May 4, 1887.
Mr. Lewis has 365 acres of land in Marrs township and has one of the best improved farms in Posey county with a fine residence and a number of large barns. He is a Democrat and a Baptist.14
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), p. 339.
  2. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, Gerald Ray Lewis, owner, online, shows DOB as June 8, 1840.
  3. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Robert Lewis (20-29); F (20-29) [Marthey]; M (40-49) [____]; F (40-49) [____]; 3 m (<5) [James A, John, Thompson Price].
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Martha Louis [Lewis], 40, b. KY, $2,000 real estate value.
  5. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel), for date and location.
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. "Thomas" (20), b. IN; Elizabeth (17), b. IN.
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Thompson P (29); Elizabeth (26).
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Thompson (40), b. and mother b. IN, father b. KY; Elisabeth (38), b. IL, parents b. VA.
  9. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Thompson (59), b. Jun 1840, farmer; Elizabeth (56), b. IL Feb 1844, 12 children, 9 living; married 42 yrs.
  10. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Thompson P (69), b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. VA, farmer, owner; Elizabeth (66), b. IL, parents b. VA; married 51 yrs.
  11. [S1434] Posey County Record of Wills, 1816-1923, index and images, online, Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999, Will Records Vol. 3-4, 1904-1923, p.491, img. 362/413. Names wife Elizabet J sole heir; names as executors Jacob M Harlem, Miles Thomas and James Lewis; witnesses Wm. Espenschied and Daisy L Maulding; signed 3 Sep 1919.
  12. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Thompson Jr (37), farmer; Margaret (32).
  13. [S1628], online, newer shared standing marker. Side 1: Robert Lewis, 26 Mar 1848 – 10 Aug 1848 / Marthey his Wife, 10 Aug 1809 – 22 Feb 1899. Side 2: Thompson P Lewis, 8 Jun 1840 – 9 Apr 1922 / Elizabeth J his wife, 22 Feb 1844 – 4 Sep 1822. Side 3: Johnney / Nathaniel / Artamiss, dau. of N. & M. Lewis. Calvin Cemetery, Posey Co. IN. Memorials 55719770, 55719794 and 55719795, created by Have Paws will travel, photo added by Crystal G.
  14. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel), p. 340.
  15. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel).