Colonel John Lewis1

#76, (1790 - 3 February 1856)
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Alexander Lewis (1763 - 1804)
Mother*Mary Fife

Family

Susannah Oliver b. 1793, d. 1838
Children 1. Robert Alexander Lewis+12 (1814 - 1848)
 2.Patsy Lewis1 (1816 - 1822)
 3.Jane Lewis+1 (1818 - 1849)
 4.John Lewis1 (1819 - 1822)
 5.James A. Lewis1 (1822 - 1839)
 6.Elizabeth Lewis+1 (1824 - 1882)
 7.Nancy Lewis+1 (1827 - 1885)
 8.Martha Lewis+1 (1828 - 1884)
Need evidence that Col. John Lewis was the son of Alexander Lewis and Mary Fife.2 
Birth*1790He was born in 1790 at KentuckyG.1 
1800KY tax list for 1800 lists three entries for "Alexander Lewis": 22 Jul 1800 in Christian Co., 1800 in Hardin Co. and 1800 in Harrison Co.3 
Marriage*15 October 1811He married Susannah Oliver, daughter of John Oliver and Nancy Jane Reese, on 15 October 1811 at Christian Co., KentuckyG.4
between 1809 and 1814He and Susannah Oliver removed to Indiana Territory, Knox (now Posey) Co., IndianaG, between 1809 and 1814.5 
7 August 1820He and Susannah Oliver appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.6
1830He and Susannah Oliver appeared on the census of 1830 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; 2 unk males.7
15 October 1835He received a land grant 80 acres on 15 October 1835 at Posey Co., IndianaG.8
1840He appeared on the census of 1840 at Robb Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; unk, f (5-9), poss. dau.9 
23 September 1850He appeared on the census of 23 September 1850 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; also in hh: Martha Stewart (69), b. KY, and Winemiller children John (6), Martha (4), Nancy (2) (poss. children of Jane (Lewis) Winemiller, d. 1849 (also in hh no. 1096, w. father Jacob); nei. dau.-in-law Martha (Price) Lewis, fam. 1082.10
Death*3 February 1856He died on 3 February 1856 at Posey Co., IndianaG.11 
Burial*circa 7 February 1856He was buried circa 7 February 1856 at Calvin Cemetery, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.11 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), p 339-340.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S766] Kentucky Tax Lists 1799-1801 [transcription], online Ancestry.com, p. 172, img 187/348. Original data Clift, G. Glenn. Second Census of Kentucky, 1800. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.
  4. [S50] Kentucky Marriage Records 1802-1850, online \Ancestry.com\, John Lewis and Susannah Oliver, marr. 15 Oct 1811; Christian Co. KY.
  5. [S520] VWH.
  6. [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.
  7. [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].
  8. [S114] U.S. Letters Patent Land Grant.
  9. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. John (50-59); F (20-29) [Jane]; 2 f (10-14) [Nancy, Martha]; f (5-9) [____].
  10. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John "Louis" (60), farmer, b. KY, value of real estate owned $10,000.
  11. [S49] Calvin (aka Colvin, Crunk) Cemetery, Posey Co. IN [Findagrave], online findagrave.com, modern large grave marker: John Lewis (1790 - 1856; Susan Oliver Lewis (1793 - 1838); "Their Children" Robert Alexander Lewis (1814 - 1848), Patsy Lewis (1816 - 1822), Jane Lewis (1818 - 1849), John Lewis (1819 - 1822), James Lewis (1822 - 1839), Elizabeth Lewis (1824 - 1882), Nancy Lewis (1827-1885), Martha Lewis (1828 - 1884); "buried here at Colvin[sic] Cemetery."
  12. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey Co. (Leffel), p. 339.