William Lewis, the subject of this sketch, was born near Manchester, in Clay county, Kentucky, May 18, 1820. His father, Samuel Lewis, was a native of that State, also his mother, and both passed their lives in their native State. Mr. Lewis lived thirty-seven years in Kentucky and in 1857 came to Daviess county, and first located in Union township near Gallatin, where he remained a few years, engaged in farming. He then sold this farm and purchased land in Monroe township which he improved and cultivated until recently, when he purchased the farm on which he now resides. December 28, 1848, Mr. Lewis was married to Miss Cynthia C. Cook, of Tennessee, but a native of Kentucky. They have had eight children, all but one now living: Eliza A., Thomas, Ellen, John, Elvira E., Lydia L. and Mary M.
Biographical Sketch of William Lewis
MLA Source Citation:The History of Daviess County, Missouri. Daviess County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 1882. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 31 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biographical-sketch-of-william-lewis.htm - Last updated on Jul 31st, 2012
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