Person:Joseph Lewis (1)

m. bef 1631
  1. John Lewis1630 - 1710
  2. Thomas Lewis1633 - 1709
  3. James Lewis1635/36 -
  4. Nathaniel Lewis1639 - 1683
  5. Unknown Lewis1642 - 1642
  6. Unknown Lewisest 1644 -
  7. Joseph Lewis1645 - 1675
  • HJoseph Lewis1645 - 1675
  • WMary Jones - Bef 1720
m. 13 Jun 1671
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Lewis
Gender Male
Birth? 1645 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 13 Jun 1671 Swansea, Bristol, Massachusettsto Mary Jones
Burial[1][2] 24 Jun 1675 Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Plymouth Colony Vital Records, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 21:36.

    [Swansey the 4th of March 1675
    In obeidience to an order of Court I have sent an accoumpt of beirthes and Marriages and burialls which were this last yeer;
    Joseph Lewis was buried the 24th of June 1675.

  2. The Names of the First Men Slain by the Indians in the King Philip's War, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 52:145.

    "According to Hubbard's Narrative of the Indian Wars, - 'On the 24 of June 1675 was the alarm of war first sounded in Plymouth Colony when eight or nine of the English were slain in and about Swansea,' but no names were given." Eight burials were recorded that day by the Swansea town clerk, including "Joseph Lewis of Swansea buried 24 June 1675".

  3.   Sheppard, John H. "Genealogy of the Lewis Family", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 17:162.

    Children of George Lewis: 10) Joseph, b. 1647, m. Mary Jones, removed to Swansey, and was killed by the Indians in the war, June 1675, leaving two children.

    Source:Essex Institute Historical Collections (Essex Institute Press), p. 43:79, "There has been considerable discussion as to who were the parents of this Joseph Lewis. Mr. Deane's [History of] Scituate and Mr. Shepherd in the N.E. Hist. Gen. Register [see NEHGR p. 17:162] state that he was a son of George of Barnstable. There appears to be no foundation for such statement, as George had no son by that name, as is shown by Otis' Barnstable Families. There is ample evidence that Nathaniel [Lewis] was from Lynn [and moved to Swansea], and the above [Swansea town record concerning Nathaniel and Joseph's land ownership] is evidence that his brother Joseph was with him." [The facts about marrying Mary Jones and dying in 1675 pertain to whichever Joseph Lewis it was that lived in Swansea. Since no son Joseph was named in the will of George Lewis of Barnstable, it would seem most likely that he is the son of Edmund Lewis of Lynn.]