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Compiled by: Andrew L. Moore

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Dated: 22 Sep 2015


 

 

LEWIS

 

Jesse Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John R Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Milton Jr

Richard Milton Sr/Eliza ____

 

 

 

Molly Milton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Ross

 

 

 

 

Milton Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebsworth Bayne

Walter Bayne/Martha

 

Walter Bayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Middleton

Thomas Middleton/Penelope Hatton

 

Martha Bayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Wade

Robert Wade

 

 

Meek A Wade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Henry

 

 

 

Wm Berry Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaac Lewis Sr

 

 

 

 

Isaac Lewis Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

 

Berry Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azariah Lewis

 

 

 

Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Berry

William Berry

 

Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev William H Hays

 

 

 

 

William Hays Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Slack

Randolph Slack/Sarah Penn

 

Mary Hays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Burcham

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Burcham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca VanVactor

Benjamin VanVactor

 

Claude S Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Sorency

Florin Sorency / Ann ________

 

 

Samuel Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jemina _________

 

 

 

 

David Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silas Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie L Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Wilson I

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?????

 

 

 

 

Lewis Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Faulkner

 

 

 

 

Frances Faulkner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rejoice Craig

Toliver Craig/Mary Hawkins

 

Martha Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Thomas II

Richard Thomas/Isabella Pendleton

 

 

Richard Thomas III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Hawkins

Philemon Hawkins/Sarah Smith

 

 

Sarah A Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 


LEWIS

 

The major source of my Lewis information was obtained from the same source as my Bayne, Hays and Milton information: Robert P. Moore. Robert P. Moore is a very thorough and experienced genealogist from Lexington KY who I began corresponding with in late 1980s and into the 1990s.

 

 

____________ Lewis

 

According to Lewis researcher Robert P. Moore, the Lewis' were of Welsh ancestry and were part of a large contingent of Lewis families who moved from Virginia to South Carolina around 1770. Roberts research, and that from others, points to Isaac Lewis, our descendant and Azariah Lewis, another descendant, as being siblings. This research indicates that it was Isaacs son Isaac Jr and Azariahs daughter Elizabeth who married and had Berry Lewis, the father of Elizabeth Lewis, who eventually married Milton Moore, our direct ancestor.

 

1.     Azariah, born 29 Oct 1743 (possibly VA?), married Mary Ann Berry (daughter of William Berry, whose estate was settled in Edgefield SC in 1783) before 1777, died circa 1808 Washington Co KY. Azariah (and possibly Isaac) lived in the Lewis settlement on Rocky Creek or Turkey Creek of the Savannah River near the present day city of Edgefield, SC. In 1777 he bought more than 400 acres of land in the Old Ninety-Six district of SC. In 1790 he began selling this land and by the late 1790s he had moved to KY because in 1798 he purchased land on Chaplin Fork/Glenns Creek, Washington Co KY. On 9 Sep 1804 he bought land on Long Lick Creek, the same creek as Isaac. In 1846, the heirs of Azariah Lewis executed a Washington Co KY deed to the heirs of Thomas Sanders. Azariahs heirs were listed as: James Hardin, Abigail Hardin, Mary Hupp, Samuel Ewing, Susan Ewing, Elizabeth Lewis, Jacob Burns, Anna Burns, John Lewis, Malinda Lewis. This is the first indication that Elizabeth Lewis (wife of Isaac, who died 1843) was the daughter of Azariah. It was Azariahs daughter, Elizabeth, who married his brother Isaacs son Isaac Jr.

 

Azariah Lewis Land Grants

Court House, Edgefield SC

Deed Book 2, page 233

Acres

Location

District

Date

112

Sleepy Creek

Ninety-Six

3 Mar 1786

122

Stevens Creek

Ninety-Six

3 Apr 1786

188

Sleepy Creek

Ninety-Six

2 Oct 1786

 

2.     Isaac, born VA (some say Culpeper Co, others Rockbridge Co VA), married Mary ______, died in VA. Mary married Thomas Harvey after Isaac died. Isaacs son, Isaac, married his brother Azariahs daughter Elizabeth.

3.     Benjamin, married Elender Stevens. According to Edgefield SC Deed Book B, page 180: Benjamin had 320 acres of land on the Horse Branch of Little Stevens Creek, waters of Savannah River, surveyed and recorded on 30 Jan 1787.

4.     Samuel, married Nancy.

Samuel Lewis Land Grants

Court House, Edgefield SC

Deed Book 2, page 233

Acres

Location

District

Date

462

Stevens Creek

Ninety-Six

5 Jun 1786

230

Red Bank Creek

Ninety-Six

2 Oct 1786

250

Red Bank Creek

Ninety-Six

2 Oct 1786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Azariah Lewis

 

The children of Azariah and Mary Ann (Berry) Lewis were:

 

1.     Elizabeth, born 1777 SC, married Isaac Lewis Jr (see right) 1794 (probably Edgefield SC), died 1859 Savannah, Andrew Co MO, buried Bedford Chapel Cemetery, Savannah MO.

2.     John, born 1778 SC, married (1) Maryann Dowdall 19 Nov 1794, (2) Polly Grimes 14 Feb 1802 Washington Co KY, (3) Malinda Hardin 28 May 1822 Washington Co KY.

3.     Mary, born 11 Jan 1783 Edgefield SC, married William J. Hupp 20 Aug 1804 Washington Co KY.

4.     Hulda, born circa 1784, married Jon Hungate 1 Jun 1806 Washington Co KY.

5.     William, born circa 1789, married Elizabeth Burns 31 Mar 1813 Washington Co KY, moved to IL 1828, died 1844 Mason Co IL.

6.     Anne, born 19 Mar 1798, married Jacob Burns 1815. Both are buried in the Burns Cemetery, Nelson Co KY.

7.     Susan, born circa 1800, married Samuel Ewing 9 Dec 1821 Washington Co KY.

8.     Abigail, born circa 1802, married James Hardin 9 Sep 1822.

 

 

Isaac Lewis, Sr.

 

The children of Isaac and Mary Lewis were:

1.     James.

2.     William.

3.     Isaac, born 1766 VA, married Elizabeth Lewis (see left) 1794 (probably Edgefield SC), died 24 Feb 1843 Washington Co KY, buried Hillsboro Cemetery, Washington Co KY.

4.     Susan.

5.     Mahala.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Isaac Lewis, Jr. and Elizabeth Lewis

 

According to the 1850 Washington Co KY census of a descendant, Isaac was born in 1766 in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Lewis circa 1794 (probably Edgefield SC) and died 24 Feb 1843 Washington Co KY. He is buried in the Hillsboro Cemetery, Washington Co KY.

 

Elizabeth was born circa 1777 in SC. After Isaac died in 1843, she lived in Washington Co KY with her daughter Mahala (Lewis) Selecmans family until 1855 when she migrated to MO with her daughter and family to Savannah, Andrew Co MO. She died there circa 1859 and is buried in the Bedford Chapel Cemetery, Savannah MO.

 

On 5 Aug 1800, Isaac and Elizabeth purchased land near Edgefield SC, on Half Way Swamp on the Saluda River. The family reportedly moved from Old Ninety-Six SC to Washington Co KY in 1804. On 25 Nov 1809, Isaac and Elizabeth purchased land on Long Lick Creek (Washington Co KY).

 

According to an early Lewis researcher (Mr. William Franklin), Isaacs served in 1782 (at the age of 16!) in the American Revolution under Francis Marion. According to the 1999 Grolier Encyclopedia:

 

Francis Marion, born circa 1732 Berkely Co SC, died 27 Feb 1795, was known as "the Swamp Fox," and was a guerrilla commander during the American Revolution who helped keep the rebel cause alive in South Carolina in 1780 and 1781. He sat in the South Carolina Provincial Congress in 1775 and subsequently became a militia officer. After the British captured Charleston in 1780, he and a band of irregulars roamed the coastal marsh country, raiding enemy outposts and disrupting British and Loyalist activity. In 1781 he commanded the militia at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. After the war, Marion served in the South Carolina legislature and the state constitutional convention of 1790.

 

The children of Isaac Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis were:

 

1.     Berry, born 10 Nov 1795 Ninety Six SC, married Mary Hays 8 Mar 1821 Washington Co KY, died 2 Apr 1836 Washington Co KY. Mary Hays was born 22 Sep 1798 Washington Co KY, died 8 Dec 1885 Washington Co KY. She is the daughter of William and Eleanor (Burcham) Hays. Mary was buried in the Hillsboro Church Cemetery, Washington Co KY.

2.     Mary, born 4 Dec 1798 Ninety Six SC, married James Clark 21 May 1818 Washington Co KY, lived and then died in McComb IL on 3 May 1879. According to an old family story, when James proposed to Mary, he said: How about another Lewis and Clark Expedition?. Mr. William Franklin, a grandson of Mary Lewis Clark and an early Lewis historian, remembered his grandmother telling him during the Civil War (in which he fought) that if he would ever go to Old Ninety Six, SC to look for a place with an iron fence around itfor that would be where she (Mary Lewis Clark) was born.

3.     William, born 1802. Died circa 1822 of Yellow Fever on a cargo boat trip to New Orleans. He is buried in the banks of the Mississippi River.

4.     Samuel, 5 Sep 1805, married Mrs. Elizabeth Dunbar 24 Oct 1844 Washington Co KY, died 1882, buried Bedford Chapel Cemetery, Savannah, Andrew Co MO. Mrs. Elizabeth Dunbar was born 24 Oct 1820 and died circa 1872.

5.     Jane, born 26 Nov 1809, married Isaiah Yocum 7 Aug 1830 Washington Co KY, died 13 Jan 1886 Newton KS.

6.     Infant (male), born 1812.

7.     Susan, born 1815, married 1837 river boat Captain William McDonald, died before 1846.

8.     Elizabeth, born 1818, married Thomas Walter Nantz 27 Mar 1843 Washington Co KY, died 1850.

9.     Mahala, born 10 May 1820, married Samuel Giffin Selecman 1841, died Kansas City MO 8 Jan 1905, buried Bedford Chapel Cemetery, Savannah, Andrew Co MO. Samuel, Mahala and Mahalas mother Elizabeth (Lewis) Lewis migrated to MO in 1855.

 

Berry Lewis

 

Berry, born 10 Nov 1795 Ninety-Six SC and married Mary Hays 8 Mar 1821 Washington Co KY, died 2nd (or 28th, see will abstract below) Apr 1836 Washington Co KY. On April 2nd 1836 (or 28th, see will abstract below), Berry was using a breaking plow in the field directly in front of his house. The hame sting holding the hame on the collar broke. He had stopped the team and walked in front of them to adjust the collar and hame and to retie the hame string when something happened to excite the horses the team bolted and Berry was knocked to the ground. The point of the breaking plow entered the upper part of his thigh and severed an artery and causing immediate death. Funeral services were held at his home the following day and his body was buried in the corner of the yard of his home. Later, when Mary died, a monument was erected in the Hillsboro Cemetery for both Berry and Mary, although Berrys remains were never moved.

 

Berry Lewis will, written 28 Apr 1836 and probated 28 May 1836, is located in Washington Co KY Will Book F (1792-1858), page 352. Below is an abstract of this will:

 

Berry Lewis Will

Washington Co KY

Written 28 Apr 1836, Probated 28 may 1836

Berry Lewis, being weak in body, etc

First I give to my wife Mary the tract of land I purchased last from Abner Short also the tract l purchased from Benjamin Starks, also my negro man Bant, also my woman Jane, two of my best horses and a third part of the personal and household and kitchen property. I wish her to hold during her widowhood. If she should marry I wish her then to be a lawful heir that is to hold only one third of my estate.

Secondly, I wish all my land and property not included in the above to be sold and equally divided among all my children, etc.

Thirdly, I appoint my Father in Law William Hays and wife Mary to be Executors of this my last will, etc.

Witnesses: A.E. Gibbons, Thomas Montgomery, Elijah Evans.

 

 

Mary Hays was born 22 Sep 1798 Washington Co KY and died 8 Dec 1885 Washington Co KY. She is the daughter of William and Eleanor (Burcham) Hays. Mary was buried in the Hillsboro Church Cemetery, Washington Co KY. For more information regarding the Mary Hays ancestry, please refer to the Hays chapter.

 

In Robert P Moores information: The home of Berry and Mary (Hays) Lewis stood on the top of the hill on the south side of Mayes Creek slightly southwest of the Hillsboro Church and on the road leading to the Simms property.

 

The children of Berry and Mary (Hays) Lewis were:

 

1.     Eleanor Jane, born 17 Jun 1823, married Uriah Litsey 7 Oct 1841, died 23 Jun 1903. Both are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Washington Co KY. An extensive biographical sketch on B.L. Litsey, son of Uriah and Eleanor Jane Litsey, appears on page 920 of the History of Kentucky, Illustrated, Edition 4, F.A. Battey and Co, Louisville, KY and Chicago, IL, 1887.

2.     Amanda, born circa 1826, married Dr. William Conway.

3.     Sarah, born 29 Feb 1828, married W. Warton, died in Louisville KY.

4.     Elizabeth L., born 26 Mar 1832 or 33, married Milton Moore 21 May 1854 Washington Co KY. As her father had died when she was only 4 years old, Elizabeths grandfather William Hays witnessed and was a signator on her Washington Co KY marriage bond with Milton Moore. There is conflicting information on her date of death. After marrying Milton in 1854, she and Milton appear together in the 1860 Washington Co KY census (see below). She does not appear in the 1870 or 1880 census with Milton (Milton died in 1880). Hence, one would conclude she died between 1860 and 1870. No record of her death appears in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church (Washington Co KY) cemetery records the cemetery where Milton was buried in 1880. Two sources have provided Elizabeths death date (22 Sep 1864 and 22 Sep 1904) but neither one can identify the source of their death date. For more on this union and their descendants, please see the Moore chapter.

 

 

 

 

Federal Census Records

 

LEWIS

 

1810 Federal Census, Washington Co, KY (Page 295)

Isaac Lewis (father of Berry Lewis)

Males 2 under 10

1 between 10 and 16 (Berry, born 1795)

1 between 26 and 45 (Isaac, born 1766)

Females 2 under 10

1 between 10 and 16

1 between 26 and 45 (Elizabeth (Lewis) Lewis, b 1777)

No slaves

 

1820 Federal Census, Washington Co, KY (Pages 47A)

Isaac Lewis (father of Berry Lewis)

Males 1 under 10

1 between 10 and 16

1 between 18 and 26

1 45 and older (probably Isaac Lewis)

Females 3 under 10

1 between 16 and 26

1 between 26 and 45 (probably Elizabeth (Lewis) Lewis)

1830 Federal Census, Maysville (formerly known as Limestone), Washington, Co, KY (Pg 136)

Isaac Lewis (father of Berry Lewis)

Males 1 between 60 and 70 (probably Isaac)

Females 2 between 10 and 15

1 between 15 and 20

1 between 40 and 50 (probably Elizabeth (Lewis) Lewis)

 

1830 Federal Census, Washington, Co, KY (Page 124)

Berry Lewis (son of Isaac Lewis)

Males 1 between 30 and 40 (probably Berry)

Females 2 under 5

1 between 6 and 10

1 between 30 and 40 (probably Mary Hays)

 

1840 Federal Census, Washington Co, KY (Page 101)

Isaac Lewis (father of Berry Lewis)

Males 1 between 70 and 80 (probably Isaac Lewis)

Females 1 under 5

1 between 5 and 10

1 between 15 and 20

1 between 20 and 30

1 between 30 and 40

1 between 40 and 50

1 between 60 and 70 (probably Elizabeth Lewis Lewis)

 

1840 Federal Census, Washington Co, KY (Page 136)

Mary Lewis (widow of Berry Lewis, who died 1836)

Females 1 between 6 and 10 (probably Elizabeth, Milton Moores future wife)

2 between 10 and 15

1 between 15 and 20

1 between 40 and 50 (probably Mary Hays Lewis)

 

1850 Federal Census, Washington Co KY

Household 838 (containing Elizabeth Lewis, widow of Isaac Lewis)

 

 

 

 

Value of Real

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Estate Owned

Birth

Samuel Selecman

43

M

Farmer

$4,570

VA

Mahala Selecman

30

F

 

 

KY

Mary Selecman

8

F

 

 

KY

Amelia Selecman

7

F

 

 

KY

Isaac Selecman

5

M

 

 

KY

Susan Selecman

3

F

 

 

KY

Nancy Selecman

1

F

 

 

KY

George Selecman

31

M

Farmer

 

VA

Elizabeth Lewis

73

F

 

 

KY

Mary Selecman

84

F

 

 

SC

Charles Selecman(*)

20

M

 

 

Penn

Mary Selecman(*)

18

F

 

 

KY

William Selecman(*)

17

M

 

 

KY

(*) All listed as Mulattos so most likely slaves.

 

1850 Federal Census, Washington Co, KY

Household 1359 (containing Mary Lewis (widow of Berry Lewis)

 

 

 

 

Value of Real

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Estate Owned

Birth

Mary Lewis

52

F

 

5164

KY

Elizabeth Lewis

17

F

 

 

KY

James Thompson

60

M

Farmer

2200 or 22000

KY

Mary Thompson

52

F

 

 

KY

Amanda Thompson

22

F

 

 

KY

James Thompson

20

M

Farmer

 

KY

Leroy

18

M

Farmer

 

KY

John

16

M

Farmer

 

KY

Charles

14

M

 

 

KY

Mary

12

F

 

 

KY

Susan

8

F

 

 

KY

 

1860 Federal Census, District No. 2,Willisburg PO, Washington Co, KY (Household 395)

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

Milton Moore

38

M

Farmer

$5,875

$2,875

KY

Elizabeth (Lewis)

27

F

 

 

 

KY(d 1864)

Mary M.

5

F

 

 

 

KY

William

3

M

 

 

 

KY

Sarah

1

F

 

 

 

KY

 

1860 Federal Census, District No. 2,Springfield PO, Washington Co, KY

Household 270 (containing Mary Lewis, widow of Berry Lewis, living with her daughters family)

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

Uriah Litsey

46

M

Farmer

13,150

11,080

KY

Ellenor

37

F

 

 

 

KY

Berry L.

18

M

 

 

 

KY

Mary

15

F

 

 

 

KY

William H.

13

M

 

 

 

KY

James

10

M

 

 

 

KY

Edwin

2

M

 

 

 

KY

Mary Lewis

62

F

 

3,300

3,500

KY

 

1870 Federal Census, Glenville Precinct, Beechfork PO, Washington Co, KY (Household 30)

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

Milton More

49

M

Farmer

$11,000

$9,980

KY

Mollie

15

F

Keep'House

 

 

KY

Willie

13

M

at School

(attended school)

 

KY

Sallie

12

F

at School

(attended school)

 

KY

John

9

M

 

(attended school)

 

KY

Edwin

6

M

 

 

 

KY

John Hobbs

30

BM

Farm Laborer

(can't read/write)

 

KY

Dealy

60

BF

P Servant

(can't read/write)

 

KY

Louisa

4

BF

 

 

 

KY

Mary Lewis

31

BF

Cook

(can't read/write)

 

KY

Cecil

10

BF

at home

 

 

KY

Charlotte

5

BF

 

 

 

KY

Mary

2

BF

 

 

 

KY

 

 

LEWIS SOURCES

 

         Genealogical and historical research I conducted.

         Robert P. Moore, 176 Valley Rd, Lexington KY 40503 (1991-1994). Robert is an accomplished Genealogist who is interested in the Moores due to his relation to the Murphys. He has been a tremendous help to me in providing detailed information on the Moores, Murphys, Miltons and Baynes. Before Robert retired in the mid 1990s, he published a series of translations of Soviet military books for the Department of Defense and before that had been a professor of the Russian language.

         Mr. William Franklin, Houston TX. Mr. Franklin served in the Civil War and his Lewis research has been documented.

         1999 Grolier Encyclopedia.