Solomon Lewis
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Solomon Lewis see FAMILY TREE
Fought in the American Revolution
Born: 10 April 1750  Barnstable, Barnstable, MA

 

   
Married: 14 Nov 1772 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA    
Died: 16 Sept 1839 Montpelier, VT
Will of Solomon Lewis  pg 1
BK J, pages 397 and 398
found in Montpelier Court House.
Will of Solomon Lewis pg 2 in which he bequeaths two dollars to his daughter Lydia Church
 
Will of Solomon Lewis pg 2
Will of Solomon Lewis pg 4
Buried: North Branch Cemetery, Middlesex Co., VT
Solomon Lewis, Susanna and Lucinda
"Solomon Lewis died Sept 16, 1839 AE 89 y's"
FATHER
North Branch Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington Co.,  VT
 

Isaac Lewis

MOTHER

Martha Bearse

WIFE

1st:  Susannah Linnell b. 1752

     died 24 Sept 1822

     buried North Branch Cemetery

 
"Mrs. Susanna wife of Solomon Lewis died Sept 24, 1822 in the 70 year of her age.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
2nd:  Lucinda Strong  b. Abt 1759

       married: 29 Dec 1825

       died: 28 March 1827

       buried: North Branch Cemetery

Marriage Records of the Congregational Church of Montpelier to 1852. These
records are not in the town records. 
http://vermontgenealogy.wordpress.com/category/vermont-towns/montpelier/page/9/

 
"Mrs. Lucinda 2nd wife of Solomon Lewis died March 28, 1827 in the 68 year of her age. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

CHILDREN with Susannah Linnell

1. Edward Lewis b. 1772

2. Solomon Lewis b. 1774

3. Shubael Lewis

4. William Lewis  b, 10/Jul/1777

5. Rebeca Lewis

6. Phebe Lewis abt 1783

7. Lathrop Lewis

8.. Lydia Lewis  b. 19/Aug/1785

9. Josiah Lewis

10. Susannah Lewis b. abt 1786

 

Solomon Lewis first appears in VT in the 1800 census for Montpelier, Caldedonia, VT. In 1801 he purchased land in Montpelier for $140. In 1808 he and his wife, Susanna were among the 17 who organized the first Congregational Church in Montpelier. In John Gridley's book "History of Montpelier" he says that Solomon Lewis and his wife came from Cape Cod, Mass.  
Original members of Congregational Church

 

On Feb 10, 1796 a Solomon Lewis and his wife Susanna sold land in Barnstable. The Solomon Lewis of Barnstable was born to Isaac Lewis and Martha Bearse April 10, 1850. The tombstone in North Branch Cemetery outside Montpelier says Solomon Lewis died Sept 16, 1839 at 89 years of age. This gives us reason to believe that Solomon is indeed the son of Isaac Lewis and Martha Bearse.  
Land sold in Barnstable by Solomon and Susanna

 

Solomon lived in Montpelier for 39 years. In 1825 he sold his land to his son, William Lewis. When he died in 1839 he left a will (see above) in which he bequeathed "my son, Lathrop Lewis one dollar, my granddaughter Sally Harp, daughter of my son Edward Lewis, deceased, one dollar, my son Shubael Lewis all my wearing apparel, my son Solomon Lewis one dollar, my son Josiah Lewis one dollar, my daughter Phebe Gallison seven dollars, my daughter Lydia Church two dollars, my daughter Susanna Hatch two dollars, my daughter Rebeca Clifford two dollars". The rest went to his son, William Lewis. The estate was appraised at $226.60.
 
 
Land sold to son, William, just before marriage to Lucinda Strong

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From the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors "Lewis, Solomon. Capt. Jacob Lovell's co., Col.Freeman's regt.; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Bedford and Dartmouth in Sept., 1778; also, Corporal, Capt. Micah Hamlem's co., Lieut. Col. Hallet's regt.; enlisted Aug. 6, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 2 mos. 26 days, at Rhode Island; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months."
Revolutionary War Record of Solomon Lewis
Micah Hatch, whose daughter married Solomon's son William, was a good friend of Solomon. He was in the Revolution "roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.; service, 8 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth in Sept 1778."
"I Solomon Lewis of Middlesex County of Washington State of Vermont age 82 years do testify & say, that I have been acquainted with Timothy Hatch of Montpelier in said Washington County who is applying for a pension about 70 years that I know said Timothy Hatch served as a Soldier in the Militia of Massachusetts on Rhode island three months in the year 1779. This I well recollect as I was out & on the Island three months in the same Regiment. This service commenced the latter part of July or first of August. I saw said Hatch in this service every few days.
I also recollect that T Hatch was a Soldier & served on Nas -------- Island in 1777 but how long I can not state
Sworn & subscribed before me at Montpelier this 24th day of July 1832 Solomon Lewis (his signature)
 
Sworn Testimony of Solomon Lewis swearing that he and Timothy Hatch had served in the Revolution.  Dated July 24, 1832

record found on Ancestry.com by Sue Overturf at nsoturf@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

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