Posted By:Michael Lewis
Subject:Thomas Jefferson Lewis
Post Date:August 15, 2004 at 16:05:36
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Forum:Harrison County, IA Genealogy Forum
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I'm seeking information about descendents of Thomas Jefferson LEWIS, born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in 1809. I'm looking for anyone who might have stories or family heirlooms, especially information about TJs parents.

Thomas Jefferson Lewis, b.╩20 January 1809, d.╩17 April 1878
Thomas Jefferson Lewis joined Reformed LDS church in 1841 and traveled to Iowa with Brigham Young after the assassination of Joseph Smith in 1844. He split with Young in Nebraska and returned to Monoma County, Iowa in 1854, where he helped found Preparation, Iowa, a communalist LDS community.

Spouse: Priscilla Rude, b.╩17 September 1815, d.╩11 March 1875
╩╩╩╩Father: Squire Rude, b.╩23 January 1784, d.╩1 February 1869
╩╩╩╩Mother: Mary "Polly" Loffland
╩╩╩╩Married 23 January 1834 in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Children and grandchildren:

╩╩1╩Branson Laughlin Lewis,
b.╩22 September 1835,
m.╩Mary Lois Lugenia Hickox, 31 May 1866,
d.╩22 June 1914; 9 grandchildren

╩╩2╩Lucretia Lewis, b.╩1837, m.╩Kinning Mulkins

╩╩3╩Squire Thomas Lewis, b.╩1840, m.╩Carrie M.; 2 grandchildren

╩╩4╩Dorman Lewis,
b.╩9 December 1841, m.╩Mary, m.╩Mary Wilson, 9 January 1878,
╩╩╩╩d.╩4 May 1919; 5 grandchildren

╩╩5╩Mary Lewis, b.╩1848, d.╩1952

╩╩6╩Hiram Lewis, b.╩1850, d.╩1868

╩╩7╩Sylvania Lewis, b.╩1856, m.╩John J. Conyers, d.╩6 June 1878

Michael Alan Lewis
Santa Cruz, California