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m. 1851


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  • Robert LewisFather | Male
    Robert Lewis

    Born  09 Feb 1827  ,Marion County,Tennessee,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  03 Mar 1912  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1851  ,,Tennessee,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  George Lewis | F9520140 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Gilliland | F9520140 Group Sheet 

    Mary "Polly" GriffithMother | Female
    Mary "Polly" Griffith

    Born  15 Jun 1831  ,,Tennessee,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  05 Apr 1916   
    Buried     
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    George LewisChild 1 | Male
    George Lewis

    Born  22 Jun 1852  ,Carroll County,Arkansas,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Oct 1938  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lucretia "Lou" Mary Coil | F83036408 
    Married  8 Feb 1874  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Martha "Mattie" Jane LewisChild 2 | Female
    Martha "Mattie" Jane Lewis

    Born  27 Aug 1853  ,Carroll County,Arkansas,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Jul 1925  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  14 July 1925  Chloride,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  George Washington Ketcherside | F82004508 
    Married  11 May 1879  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Samuel LewisChild 3 | Male
    Samuel Lewis

    Born  5 Jan 1855  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Dec 1926  Redford,Reynolds County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  5 Jan 1855  ,Reynolds County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Jane McKenzie | F12613909 
    Married  15 Nov 1877  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth Bradey | F18830777 
    Married  20 Jul 1879  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Sarah Catherine LewisChild 4 | Female
    Sarah Catherine Lewis

    Born  28 Apr 1856  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Feb 1920  Ellington,Reynolds County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    ,Reynolds County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Azariah "Erza" Bud Braddy | F35137736 
    Married  9 Apr 1876  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    William A. LewisChild 5 | Male
    William A. Lewis

    Born  30 Aug 1857  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Feb 1922  Piedmont,Wayne County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary "Polly" Ann Johnson | F7351593 
    Married  2 Jan 1881  ,Reynolds County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Robinson or Roberson LewisChild 6 | Male
    Robinson or Roberson Lewis

    Born  13 Apr 1859  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Sep 1928  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Chloride,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha Jane Nance | F489472 
    Married  12 Dec 1880  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mary Emma LewisChild 7 | Female
    Mary Emma Lewis

    Born  15 Apr 1860  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 May 1937  Liberty Township,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 May 1937  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Reverend John R. Singleton | F35734091 
    Married  22 Jan 1903  Ironton,Iron county,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Phoebe LewisChild 8 | Female
    Phoebe Lewis

    Born  24 Jul 1862  Iron Mountain,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Aug 1899  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  John E. Buckner | F73291332 
    Married  25 Aug 1879  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Elder Joel LewisChild 9 | Male
    Elder Joel Lewis

    Born  2 Jul 1865  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Apr 1936  Piedmont,Wayne County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Chloride,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Isabell Phelps | F91434210 
    Married  1 Jan 1888  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Annie Clardy Morton | F18932153 
    Married  29 May 1898  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Matilda LewisChild 10 | Female
    Matilda Lewis

    Born  12 Aug 1867  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Nov 1959  Bunker,Dent County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas Jordan | F29866077 
    Married  1 Apr 1900  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    John Higdon LewisChild 11 | Male
    John Higdon Lewis

    Born  13 Nov 1870  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Nov 1932  Poplar Bluff,Butler County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Caroline "Carrie" Victoria Shipley | F18529482 
    Married  27 May 1896  ,Butler County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Lucy Ollie LewisChild 12 | Female
    Lucy Ollie Lewis

    Born  9 Jul 1871  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Jan 1963  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Lower Carver Creek Valley,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Robert Lee LewisChild 13 | Male
    Robert Lee Lewis

    Born  2 Feb 1873  Sabula,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Feb 1906  ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    ,Iron County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary E. Pinkley | F25720516 
    Married     


  • Notes 

    • !AGRICULTURE CENSUS

      1870 MISSOURI AGRICULTURE CENSUS ...PAGE NUMBER 12 Schedule 3 Productions of Agriculture in Township N 32 Range 3 East in the County of Iron in the State of Missouri. Post Office - Ironton

      1. Name of Agent, Owner, or Manager Robert Lewis
      2. Acres of improved land 50
      3. Acres of unimproved woodland 370
      5. Present cash value of fare $2000
      6. Value of faring implements and machinery $1100
      LIVE STOCK, JUNE 1, 1870
      8. Horses 4
      9. Mules and Asses 5
      10. Milk Cows 3
      12. Other Cattle 3
      13. Sheep 14
      14. Swine 15
      15. Value of all live stock $713
      PRODUCE DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 1, 1870
      17. Bushels of Miner Wheat 40
      19. Bushels of Indian Corn 300
      20. Bushels of Oats 40
      26. Pounds of Wool 17
      28. Bushels of Irish Potatoes 6
      30. Value of Orchard Products $10
      32. Produce of Market Gardens $5
      37. Bushels of clover seed 1
      46. Gallons of Molasses 20
      50. Value of Home Manufactures $5
      51. Value of Animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter $110
      52. TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE OF ALL FARM PRODUCTION, INCLUDING BETTERMENTS, AND ADDITIONS TO STOCK $570

      !CENSUS

      1880 census ...Liberty Township, Iron county, Missouri ... Enumerated by Leroy (?) on the 5th day of June 1880...Robert Lewis (age 53) was the head of the household. He was a farmer. His wife, Mary, keeps house. Mary (age 49) cannot read or write. Robert's parents were both born in Tennessee. Mary's father was born in Georgia and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. Robert and Mary were born in Tennessee. Their 8 children were born in Missouri. Their sons were: Wm. (age 22); Robertson (age 21); Joel (age 14); John (11) and R.L. (age 7). Their daughters were: M.E. (age 21); Matilda (12) and Lucy (8). None of the children were married. Robertson, M.E., Joel, Matilda, John and Lucy attended school. Matilda, Joel and M.E.'s occupations are 'at home'. Robertson 'works on farm" and M.E. is a 'laborer'. (NOTE: M.E. and Robertson are both listed as being 211

      1900 census ...Liberty Township, Iron County, Missouri ...Robert Lewis (age 73) was born in February 1827. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 49 years and had 16 children. Twelve of the children are still living. Mary (age 69) was born in June 1830. Mary, Robert and their parents were born in Tennessee. Their two daughters were born in Missouri. Mary E. (age 40) was born in April 1860. Lucy (age 28) was born in July 1871. A grandson, Samuel (age 18), also was in the house. Samuel was born in March 1882 in Missouri. Robert owns his own farm mortgage free. Samuel is a farm laborer. Everyone in the house can read, write and speak English except Mary, who cannot read or write.

      !NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

      Among the callers at the REGISTER office the past week was our venerable friend, 'Uncle Bobbie' Lewis of Sabula. Despite his advanced years, Mr. Lewis is still quite active and is enjoying fairly good health. May he reach the century mark. (IRON COUNTY REGISTER newspaper... Ironton, Iron County, MO...Nov. 10, 1898)

      !OBITUARY

      Word was received in Ironton last Thursday morning of the death of 'Uncle
      Robby' Lewis, which occurred at his home, near Sabula, the night before at the
      age of 85 years. The death of Mr. Lewis marks the passing of another of the
      pioneers. Nearly sixty years ago he located in what is now Iron County and
      lived there until his death. Eleven children, sixty grandchildren and 32 great
      grandchildren survive him. The total number of children and grandchildren is
      132, but a number of thee are dead. Surely, a pretty large family. The remains
      were interred in the cemetery near Sabula Friday and a large concourse was
      present. A good man has gone. Peace to his ashes.
      (IRON COUNTY REGISTER newspaper Ironton, Iron County, Missouri 3/21/1912)

      !OBITUARY
      Annapolis News.Robert Lewis, 84 years old, of Carver Creek, died last
      Thursday, March 15th, and was buried next day. He was a good man will be
      greatly missed.
      (IRON COUNTY REGISTER newspaper Ironton, Iron Co., MO 3/21/1912)

      !OBITUARY

      Robert Lewis was born February 9, 1827 in Marion Co. Tenn., and died March 3, 1912 being 85 years, 1 month, and 4 days old.

      He was married to Mary Griffith July 30, 1851. He moved to Carrol Co. Ark., and in the fall of the same year moved to Iron Co. Mo.; then to Madison Co. about 1855 or 1856. Sixteen children were born to this union; eleven are now living. (1912) He had 60 grandchildren , 32 great-grandchildren alive, and some dead. Total living and dead are 132.

      His last years were spent in much suffering. We are taught that through suffering we are made perfect. His words to his grandson are our consolation: He was asked of the future and he said, 'My business here is finished, Tom, I'm waiting on the Lord; letting him use me. I am ready to go.'

      Cheer up dear mother and children; all was done that you could do. Now let's be submissive to the will of Him that doeth all things well. 8y and by we will go too.

      A Son (This was written by Robert's son, Reverend Joel Lewis.) (Copy received from Leona Sutton Asher in August 1990)

      !NOTES

      Robert Lewis is either buried in Emily's Chapel Cemetery (Carver Creek).

      !NOTES

      Mary 'Polly' Griffith Lewis was the mother of 16 children. Two children died as infants. One of the children was possibly either Frona or Ivel. Polly is buried in Emily's Chapel Cemetery.


      SECOND GENERATION

      !OBITUARY
      OBITUARY OF MARY (POLLY) LEWIS
      APRIL 5, 1916

      Mary, commonly known as Polly Lewis, was born in Tenn. June 15, 1831. Her maiden name was Griffith. She was married to Robert Lewis in Tenn. They moved to Arkansas, then to Missouri, settled on Carver Creek 2 1/2 miles from Sabula, in 1852. She departed this life April 5, 1916, aged 84 years, 9 months, and 20 days. She was the mother of 16 children, of whom 11 are living, 67 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren.

      She was a member of the United Baptist church at Big Creek for almost half century. The remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Emily Chapel burying grounds to await the raising of the just. Elder John Proffit preached the funeral services, with Elder J. R. Singleton concluding.

      Being feeble for the past several months yet cheerful, we expected a sudden departure, but not as it was. Working all day at her carpet rags, eating a hearty supper and going to bed as usual. The old home was wrapped in darkness and slumber with its four occupants. In the first hour of the new day about 1 o'clock the summons came. '0, Lord' in a voice as of prayer, came from the bedroom and aroused the vigilant daughter. In a very few moments that spirit who had known its tenement of clay and went to God who gave it.

      Now we are satisfied, not because mother is gone, but because we know where she has gone. Rest and rejoice thou weary mother, until we come! We know she can't come to us, but we can go to her. And now may the father of light keep unto the hollow of hand this brother and sisters hand as a peaceful and loving family is the earnest prayer of this

      SON (Written by her son Joel)
      (above was copied from the original is it appeared in the paper.by Boris Birdsong on Nov. 1, 1964)
      (Copy given to Linda Lewis in August 1990 by Billie J. Lewis)