Person:John Lewis (299)

John Wallace Lewis, Sr.
b.08 JUL 1839 Oswego, New York
  1. George W. Lewis, jr.1827 - aft 1879
  2. Henry D. Lewis1831 - 1898
  3. Sarah P. Lewis1834 - 1908
  4. Alonzo Nataniel Lewis1837 - 1866
  5. John Wallace Lewis, Sr.1839 - 1908
  6. Lawrence Harrison Lewis1840 -
  7. Emmet Lewis1844 -
  • HJohn Wallace Lewis, Sr.1839 - 1908
  • WEsther1840 -
m. 1858
  1. Clarence LewisABT 1858 -
  2. Clara Lewis1859 -
m. 20 APR 1867
  1. George E. Lewis1868 - 1964
  2. John Wallace Lewis, Jr.1870 - 1908
  3. Esther Lewis1874 -
  4. Ethel LewisABT 1875 -
  5. Hartman Lewis1876 -
  6. Willie Lewis1879 -
  7. Ida May Lewis1879 - 1970
Facts and Events
Name John Wallace Lewis, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5][8] 08 JUL 1839 Oswego, New York
Marriage 1858 to Esther
Occupation[10] 1860 Amboy, Oswego, New York, United StatesCooper
Census[10] 31 JUL 1860 Amboy, Oswego, New York, United States
Military[8][10][20][21] abt 1861 Private, 101st NY Infantry
Residence[13] 8 Jun 1861 Amboy, Oswego, New York, United States
Marriage 20 APR 1867 Washtenaw County, Michiganto Elenor Vreeland
Illness[4][8][12][22] Between 5 Jul 1907 and 13 Feb 1908 Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Death[1][4][5][8][19] 13 FEB 1908 Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, United Stateschronic nephritis with a contributary fatty infiltration of heart. Death occurred at 6 a.m.
Burial[4][5][8][11] 16 FEB 1908 Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Occupation[4] a farmer

Personal History

Newspaper Mentions

Mexico Independant Volume XVIII
Mexico, N. Y., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1879 No. 52

YORK, to Geo. W. Lewis, jr., of Amboy,
Oswego Co., N.Y.; Henry D. Lewis, of Bald-
winsville, Onondaga Co., N. Y.; Lawrence H.
, of Cuba, Crawford Co., Mo.; Sarah P.
, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; Minnie
, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; Andrew
, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; John W.
, whose place of residence is unknown.

Heirs and next of kin of Geo. W. Lewis, late of
the town of Amboy, in the County of Oswego,
deceased, send greeting:

Whereas, Emmet Lewis, of the town of
Amboy, in the county of Oswego, has lately
made application to our Surrogate of the
County of Oswego, to have a certain instrument
in writing, relating to the real and personal estate
(illegible) provided as the Last Will and Testament of
said Geo. W. Lewis, deceased; you and each
of you are hereby cited and required personally,
to be and appear before our said Surrogate, at his
office in the village of Mexico, in said County
of Oswego, on the 12th day of Jan. next, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then and
there to attend the probate of said instrument
as the Last Will and Testament of said deceased.

In Testimony Whereof, We have
caused the Seal of Office of our said
Surrogate's Court, of the County of Os-
wego to be hereunto affixed.
L.S. Witness, Timothy W. Skinner, Surro-
gate of the said County, at the village of
Mexico, in said County, the 26th day of
Nov., in the year one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-nine.


Clerk of the Surrogate's Court

48-7 of Oswego County.


29 Years in Whitehall
Death of John Wesley Lewis, After Long Sickness--Funeral Tomorrow.

Whitehall, Mich., Feb. 15--John Wesley Lewis was born in Oswego, N. Y., sixty-nine years ago, from which place he moved to St. Johns, Michigan, soon after being married, living in that vicinity for quite a long time.

The family moved to Whitehall twenty-nine years ago, locating on a farm just east of town.

About twelve years ago, his health failed to so great an extent as to render manual labor impossible for some years, gradually he improved, and was able to do light work, until the fifth of last July, at which time he was again afflicted, and never saw a well day again.

He became a member of White Lake Tent, Modern Maccabees of the World, nineteen years ago. For the past few months his sufferings have been very great, and on many occassions it was not thought he could possible survive from hour to hour, the end coming very peacefully at seven o'clock Thursday morning, February 13, 1908.

His family are all grown, and married away from the old home.

He was of a very cheery, happy disposition, and when able, was a most excellent worker in anything his hand found to do. The family have the sincere sympathy of the community. The funeral will be held from the home of his son, John W. Lewis, tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock, with interment in Oakhurst cemetery here.[12]

  1. 1.0 1.1 DR-032, Record Type: Death Record, Name Of Person: Lewis, John Wallace Sr..

    b. 8 Jul 1839
    bp. New York, USA

  2. Whitehall Forum: Obituary of John W. Lewis, Sr., Location: Whitehall, Michigan. (13 Feb 1908).

    b. 1839
    bp. Oswego, , New York, USA

  3. Michigan, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Secondary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 DC-063, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Lewis, John Wallace (sr), Number: No. (blot). (Mar 8, 1908).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Oakhurst Cemetery.

    bur. Oakhurst Cemetery

  6.   New York Infantry (Part 8), in The Civil War Archive Files Index, Secondary quality.
  7.   New York State Archives. NYS Civil War Database, Secondary quality.

    This person is not the same person. I'm leaving the source in for future reference.


    Index searched 110th infantry, Lewis, John. Found 1 record for John W. Lewis

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Muskegon County Civil War Veterans, Secondary quality.

    "Whitehall cem gr W-417-4 (CR, Fohl)" (This is actually John W. Lewis Jr's grave; John Sr, who was in the civil war is in Lot 415.)

  9.   Lewis, John W. household, in United States. Census Office. 11th census, 1890. 1890 U.S. Census Schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 1948), ED 170, page 1, line 3, June 1890, Secondary quality.

    Blue Lake Township, Muskegon County, Michigan, downloaded 13 July 2006.

    Private -- refused to give enlistement information

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 New York, in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Secondary quality.
  11. John Wallace Lewis, Sr., in Find A Grave, Secondary quality.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Death of John Wesley Lewis, After Long Sickness, in Muskegon, Michigan. Muskegon News Chronicle, 15 Feb 1908, Secondary quality.
  13. Lewis, John W. to Alonzo N. Lewis, in New York, United States. New York, Land Records, 1630-1975, 89, 252, 8 Jun 1861, Primary quality.

    John sold his interest in the property willed to him in Nathaniel Lewis' will. There was no mention of a wife, but that doesn't mean anything.

  14.   b. 8 Jul 1835
  15.   b. 1840, age 68-7-7 *** they must have done their math wrong, because 68-7-7 subtracted from 13 Feb 1908 (the death date they give) is Jul 1839.
  16.   d. 13 Feb 1908
    dp. Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan
  17.   d. 13 Feb 1908
  18.   d. 13 Feb 1908
    cause. chronic nephritis
  19. Cause of death: chronic nephritis with a contributary fatty infiltration of heart. Death occurred at 6 a.m.
  20. Co A 101 New York Infantry
  21. Co A, 101 New York Infantry
  22. chronic nephritis