The Samuel LEWIS family was enumerated in the 1860 & 1870 census of Richland Twp., Miami Co., IN. Samuel was my wife's maternal third-great granduncle, the son of Nathaniel and Nancy Ann (SNIDER) LEWIS.
Samuel was a farmer with a real estate value of $6500 in 1860 and a personal estate valued at $1500. By 1870, his real estate was valued at $8000 and his personal estate was valued at $2500. Samuel was born in Ohio, while his wife Mary was born in Virginia. All of their children were born in Indiana.
Son Aaron was living next door by 1870, and eldest daughter Nancy was still living at home at age 27 in the 1870 census. All of the children had attended school within the year.
Samuel LEWIS b. November 26, 1815 Ohio, d. May 7, 1872 Denver, Miami Co., IN., m. December 9, 1838 Hagerstown, Wayne Co., IN to Mary MATCHET. Mary b. November 26, 1815 Lexington, VA, d. September 16, 1905 Denver, Miami Co., IN.
Known children of Samuel and Mary (MATCHET) LEWIS :
i. Aaron LEWIS b. ca. 1840 Indiana, m. Catherine ________
ii. Nancy LEWIS b. ca. 1843 Indiana
iii. Sarah LEWIS b. ca. 1846 Indiana
iv. Louisa LEWIS b. ca. 1848 Indiana
v. Henry LEWIS b. ca. 1850 Indiana
vi. George LEWIS b. ca. 1853 Indiana
vii. Ann LEWIS b. ca. 1858 Indiana
viii. Mary LEWIS b. ca. 1859 Indiana
ix. William LEWIS b. ca. 1864 Indiana