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Edward C. Lewis

Edward C. Lewis
1824 - 1891

 Edward Lewis is my 3rd great grandfather; he is the father of Florence M. Lewis Myers Hunter that I wrote about last week.  When I was trying to figure out who I wanted to write about this week I was working on some research on ancestry and came across the above picture posted by a "cousin."  I don't know anything about the picture..I wish I did!  
Edward was born 1 October 1824 in Sussex County, New Jersey to unknown parents, at least to me at this time.  From census records I have been able to tell that he spent his married life in Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Some next steps in my research on Edward are:
  1. Who are Edward's parents?
  2. When did they move to Pennsylvania?
  3. Why did they move to Pennsylvania?
Edward was a farmer and it looks like he owned land so I want to look for that as well.

Edward married Ellen (aka Eleanor) Bonham on 27 March 1842, at least according a cousin.  (I am still looking for evidence of this).
Edward and Ellen had the following children:
  1. Samuel Lewis --  born 19 April 1843
  2. Gilbert Lewis --  born 29 June 1846
  3. Margaret Jerusha Lewis -- born 1 Dec 1850
  4. Pricilla Regine Lewis -- born 6 April 1853
  5. Merrybah Elizabeth Lewis -- born 22 Dec 1855
  6. Jessie Jamima Lewis -- born 20 June 1858
  7. Johnathan Lincoln Lewis -- born 3 June 1860
  8. Florence M. Lewis -- born 5 Sep 1865
  9. Edward Boaz Lewis -- born 1 April 1870
  10. Eleanor Lewis -- born 1 April 1870
  11. Clemance Irene Lewis -- born 3 Mar 1872
Screen shot taken from my Legacy database.
Still a lot of information to find and add to the database.
Edward died 14 Aug 1891 in Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and he is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. {I cannot wait for some warmer weather so I can take a trip to the cemetery.  It is only about an hour away from where I live now.} 

I was able to locate Edward's Will and a Continuance Docket on familysearch.org.  I have not transcribed the will yet but he does mention his daughter Clemence I. Lewis and his son Edward B. Lewis.  It also states that his wife Emily can continue to live in his house as long as she remains his widow. Emily??  Where did she come from??  I think he may have remarried after Ellen died...something else for me to look for.  Also, in his will Edward appoints Stephen H. Bonham as the Executor.  I'm thinking he must be related to Ellen being that her maiden name was Bonham. There is also a Catherine Bertha Rossitas mentioned and it says that she "has a home here on my place till she arrives at the age of eighteen years old." Who is she??

There is still research to be done and questions to answer but I am getting closer to finding out who my 3rd great grandfather was.

 

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