Robert Alexander Lewis

#74, (26 March 1814 - 10 August 1848)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Colonel John Lewis1 (1790 - 1856)
Mother*Susannah Oliver2 (1793 - 1838)

Family

Marthey Price b. 1809, d. 1899
Children 1.James A. Lewis+ (1835 - 1876)
 2.John Lewis11 (1837 - 1841)
 3. Thompson Price Lewis+1 (1840 - 1922)
 4.Nathaniel Lewis (1847 - b 1850)
 5.Orilla Jane Lewis+ (1849 - 1926)
Note on children: History of Posey County names James, John, Thompson Price, Orila Jane, Nathaniel.3 
Birth*26 March 1814He was born on 26 March 1814 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB.2 
7 August 1820He appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of Colonel John Lewis and Susannah Oliver at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB.4
1830He appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of Colonel John Lewis and Susannah Oliver at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB, age 15-19; 2 unk males.5
Marriage*30 March 1835He married Marthey Price, daughter of Thompson Price and Patsy "Martha" Downen, on 30 March 1835 at Posey Co., IndianaB.6,7 
30 March 1837He received a land grant of 52.16 acres on 30 March 1837 at Twp. 6 Range 12 W, Posey Co., IndianaB.8 
1840He and Marthey Price appeared on the census of 1840 at Robb Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB; unidentified man and woman (40-49) in hh, poss. Martha and John Crunk; neis. Pendall, Crabtree, Burlison, Day, Stephens, Denny; Wm Oliver same page.9 
1848He left a will in 1848 at Posey Co., IndianaB.10 
Death*10 August 1848He died on 10 August 1848 at Posey Co., IndianaB, at age 34.11 
Burial*12 August 1848He was buried on 12 August 1848 at Calvin Cemetery, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB; est. date.11 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), p. 339.
  2. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel), p 339-340.
  3. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel), 339, entry for Thompson P Lewis.
  4. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. M (26-44) [John]; F (26-44) [Susannah]; 2 m (<10) [Robert A, John]; 2 f (<10) [Patsy, Jane]; agriculture.
  5. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. John (40-49); F (40-49) [Susannah]; m (20-29) [____]; 2 m (15-19) [Robert Alexander, ____]; m (<5) [____]; 2 f (5-9) [Elizabeth, prob. Jane]; 2 f (<5) [Nancy, Martha].
  6. [S715] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850, online web.isl.lib.in.us, Robert Lewis and Martha Martin, marr. Posey Co. 30 Mar 1835. Hereinafter cited as Indiana State Library: Marriages through 1850.
  7. [S272] Ruth M. Slevin, compiler, Posey County Indiana Marriages, Index, Book 2 1832-1846 (Indiana: n.pub., unk. yr.), Brides p. 22, no. 422. Martha Martin and Robert Lewis, marr. 30 Mar 1835.
  8. [S114] U.S. Letters Patent Land Grant.
  9. [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].
  10. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, Gerald Ray Lewis, owner, online Ancestry.com, His estate was settled on July 19, 1852 with Patsy (Price) Lewis granted gaurdianship over James, Thompson, Nathaniel, and Aurilla Lewis, his heirs. Each child received one fourth part in value.
  11. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, 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.