Saturday, June 25, 2011

Surname Saturday - LEWIS (England > RI > NY > Canada)

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It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 251, who is Catherine LEWIS (1759-1845), another of my 5th-great-grandmothers. [Note: The 5th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back to Catherine Lewis and to the first known Lewis ancestor is:

1. Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-....)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14. Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15. Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

30. James Abram Kemp (1831-1902)
31. Mary Jane Sovereen (1841-1874)

62. Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907)
63. Eliza Putman (1820-1895)

124.  Frederick Sovereign (1786-1875)
125. Mary Jane Hutchison (1792-1868)

250. William Hutchinson, born 1745 in of Knowlton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States; died 20 March 1826 in Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. He married 03 August 1784 in Parr, New Brunswick, Canada.
251. Catherine Lewis, born 22 March 1759 in Richmond, New York, United States; died 15 August 1845 in Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. 

 Children of William Hutchinson and Catherine Lewis are:  James Hutchison (1788-1858); Mary Jane Hitchison (1792-1868); Elizabeth Hutchison (1794-1871); Catherine Hutchison (1796-1840); David Hutchison (1798-1865); George Hutchison (1799-1888); Joseph P. Hutchison (1801-1889);

502. Jonathan Lewis, born about 1715 in probably Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States; died 1785 in Richmond, New York, United States.  He married before 1756 in Richmond, New York, United States.
503. Marie La Tourette, born before 01 September 1734 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States; died in Richmond, New York, United States. She was the daughter of 1006. David La Tourette and 1007. Catherine Poillon.

Children of Jonathan Lewis and Marie La Tourette are: David Lewis (1757-????); Catherine Lewis (1759-1845); James Lewis (1761-1845); Mary Lewis (1763-????); Francis Lewis (1765-????); Elizabeth Lewis (1767-????); Israel Lewis (1769-????); Phoebe Lewis (1772-????); Joseph Lewis (1775-????).

1004. Jonathan Lewis, born 01 May 1688 in Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States; died 11 May 1764 in Richmond, New York, United States.  He married about 1708 in Suffolk, New York, United States.
1005. Abigail, born before 1692 in Suffolk, New York, United States; died before 1753 in Richmond, New York, United States.

Children of Jonathan Lewis and Abigail are:  Phebe Lewis (1712-1780); Jonathan Lewis (1715-1785); Elizabeth Lewis (1716-1785); Bathsheba Lewis (1718-1764); Mary Lewis (1720-????); Sarah Lewis (1722-1762).

2008. Jonathan Lewis, born 1658 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States; died 08 August 1708 in Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States.  He married 31 December 1683 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States.
2009. Jemima Whitehead, born 1655 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States; died 1694 in Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States. She was the daughter of 4018. Daniel Whitehead and 4019. Jeanne Skidmore.

Children of Jonathan Lewis and Jemima Whitehead are:  Sybil Lewis (1685-1738); Jonathan Lewis (1688-1764); John Lewis (1690-1754); Daniel Lewis (1692-1748).

4016. John Lewis, born about 1630 in Wales; died 1690 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. He married before 1658 in probably Rhode Island, United States.
4019. Mary, died in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

Children of John Lewis and Mary are:  Jonathan Lewis (1658-1708); John Lewis (1660-1735); James Lewis (1664-1745); David Lewis (1667-1718); Daniel Lewis (1668-1718); Israel Lewis (1669-1719); Samuel Lewis (1672-1739); Dorcas Lewis (1672-????).

Information about the Rhode Island and New York families were obtained from:

*  Mary ????, "Lewis, Riddell, Cook, Harvey & Affiliated Families," online database, Rootsweb WorldConnect (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com), updated 24 October 2007 [no longer online, apparently.  There are several other databases with this information]; much of which was gleaned from:

*  Michael L. Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families (Evansville, Indiana: Cook Publications, Inc., 1978).

*  Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut: being the ancestry & kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith ... (Washington DC: 1939-1958)

Information connecting the Catherine Lewis who married William Hutchinson to the Staten Island Lewis families was obtained from:

*  Bev Franks, "Turrill Family Tree (including part of Fran Johnson & William Terrill's info)," online database, Rootsweb WorldConnect (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com), updated 23 February 2010.

The key connecting information is the will of Jonathan Lewis (1715-1785, dated 28 October 1785, which mentions "... to my daughter Catherine Hutchinson one sixteenth,..."  The transcribed will can be found here.  It is on my to-do list of items to find at the FHC or FHL!

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7 comments:

Miriam said...

Randy, I'm a Lewis descendant too. I think this is about the 3rd or 4th way we are related! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hmm a professor at the university of new Brunswick wrote a book about the new Brunswick lewis', its in the unb library..essentially 2 brothers came from Virginia (Kentucky) n were tobacco farmers, during the revolution they were driven out.. came to moncton nb, one brother became the local hotel/judge n the other took a land grant an became a farmer.. there's close to 5000 lewis' most of them are descendents of the farmer brother

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Gwynn Socolich said...

Hi Randy,

I am related to Lewis through the Riddell Family, although they are a collateral line not direct.

Gwynn Socolich
gsgenelaogy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Randy, I forgot to tell you that I know who your Mary is but I will have her email you directly or contact you though your blog. I wanted to let her know first. I put in a good word for you!

Gwynn

Mary Jane said...

Hi Randy,
I am the Mary (Mary Jane Lewis Cook) who is responsible for the info from rootsweb i.e. Riddell, Lewis, Gates, etc. Nice to meet you. Can I help?
Mary Jane

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Mary Jane,

Would you please email me at rjseaver@cox.net and we can discuss the Lewis family in email?

Thank you, Gwynn, for having Mary contact me!

Thanks -- Randy