Esop Lewis, a blacksmith, was of English parentage, and lived in the State of New York, from whence he removed to Vermont. The names of his children were Rufus, Benjamin, Eli, Chandis, Salina, and Hannah. Rufus, who was a cooper by trade, married Elizabeth Gilbert, of Connecticut, and moved with his parents to Ohio in 1816. They went from there to Kentucky, and in 1819 they came to Missouri in keel-boats, landing at St. Genevieve. They settled in Washington County, and in 1839 Rufus Lewis, with his wife and son, Enos W., came to Montgomery County. They had three children besides Enos W., viz.: Mary A., George W., and Elizabeth. The latter was married first to Commodore C. Lewis, and after his death she married Joseph Charles. Mary A. and George W. married and settled in Missouri. Enos W. lives in Montgomery County, and is a substantial, well-to-do farmer, fond of fun and frolic, and nearly always has a joke to tell on somebody. He married the widow Cotes, whose maiden name was Nancy Smith.
Biographical Sketch of Esop Lewis
MLA Source Citation:Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 10 March 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biographical-sketch-of-esop-lewis.htm - Last updated on Feb 11th, 2013
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