Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Leander Lewis family - Huntington Co., IN

The Leander LEWIS family was enumerated in the 1900-1920 census of Jefferson Twp., Huntington Co., IN. Leander was Eileen's maternal 2nd-great granduncle, the son of Solomon and Margaret (RHINEHART) LEWIS.

Leander was a farmer who owned his own home in all three census records. He listed his father as being born in Indiana in the 1900 and 1910 census, but in 1920, his father was listed as being from Pennsylvania. Leander's wife, Emily, was recorded as Emma, and she listed herself as born in Ohio with both parents being from Ohio. Both Leander and Emma could read and write.

Only one child, Ernest, was listed in the 1900 census, as a farm laborer, born February 1888. Yet the 1900 census states that Emma was the mother of 2 children who were both living. I have not yet found the record of the other child. By the 1910 census, Ernest was not living with his parents.

Leander LEWIS b. December 25, 1855 Huntington Co., IN., d. April 6, 1929 Huntington Co., IN., m. November 18, 18777 Huntington Co., IN to Emily ADAMS. Emily b. April 23, 1861 Preble Co., OH., d. January 31, 1932 Huntington Co., IN.

Known children :
i. Ernest LEWIS b. February 1888 Indiana.

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