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Lewis, John W.

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Lewis, John W.
March 15, 2007 12:05PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

JOHN W. LEWIS, a son of Nimrod and Matilda (Isbell) Lewis, was born
January 6, 1837, in Warren County, Ky., and is the eldest in a family of
three boys and three girls. Nimrod Lewis, a native of Virginia, was born
in 1802, to Joseph and Nancy (Faulkner) Lewis. He was reared on a farm,
and in 1818 came to Kentucky with his parents. In 1836 he married, and
followed farming up to the time of his death. He was, or had been, a
member of the Methodists and his wife of the Christian Church. John W.
Lewis was reared on a farm, attended the common schools, and enjoyed the
benefits of the Craddock fund in connection therewith. At the age of
nineteen he began teaching school in Warren County. In his twenty-third
year, he attended Camden Seminary five months. This institution was
conducted on Methodist principles by Rev. J. P. Murrell. Since then Mr.
Lewis has farmed and taught. He married, in 1865, Martha J. Hamilton,
daughter of Edwin and Millie A. Hamilton, and to their union were born two
children: Benjamin R. (deceased) and Clinton C. Mr. Lewis is a local
preacher in the Methodist Church, of which church his wife is also a
member. Mr. Lewis has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for
twenty-two years. He owns 320 acres of improved land, 120 acres of which
are under cultivation. In politics he is a Democrat, and held the office
of constable one term.

Lewis Isbell Faulkner Craddock Murrell Hamilton
Warren-KY VA

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