Saturday, November 03, 2007

Solomon Lewis family - Huntington Co., IN

The Solomon LEWIS family was enumerated in the 1860 & 1870 census of Jefferson Twp., Huntington Co., IN. Solomon was my wife 's maternal 3rd-great grandfather, the son of Nathaniel and Nancy Ann (SNIDER) LEWIS.

Solomon's occupation was that of a farmer, with a real estate valued at $4000 in 1860 and $8000 in 1870; as well as a personal estate valued at $800 in 1860 and $1380 in 1870. The 1870 census indicated that both Solomon and wife Margaret could not write, and Margaret could not read.

The 1860 census listed Margaret's birthplace as Indiana and the 1870 listed her birthplace as Ohio. Other sources state that she was born in Henry Co., IN.

By 1870, daughter's Christina and Isabella were married and listed with their own families.

Solomon LEWIS b. January 9, 1820 Montgomery Co., OH, d. December 18, 1895 Lancaster, Huntington Co., IN., m. January 31, 1841 Henry Co., IN., to Margaret RHINEHART, daughter of Jacob and Mary (ADNEY) RHINEHART. Margaret b. July 6, 1822 Henry Co., IN., d. October 28, 1895 Lancaster, Huntington Co., IN.

Known children of Solomon and Margaret (RHINEHART) LEWIS :
i. Christina Lewis b. August 11, 1841 Wayne Co., IN., d. July 2, 1912 Huntington Co., IN., m. Peter RHINEHART
ii. Jacob Lewis b. January 17, 1847 Huntington Co., IN., d. April 22, 1898 Huntington Co., IN., m. Laura GROFF, m(2) Marietta COOK
iii. Isabella Lewis b. February 17, 1850 Huntington Co., IN., d. March 7, 1876 Huntington Co., IN., m. William ARNOLD
iv. Amanda Lewis b. November 28, 1853 Huntington Co., IN., d. April 5, 1943 Huntington Co., IN., m. Levi ARNOLD
v. Leander Lewis b. December 25, 1855 Huntington Co., IN., d. April 6, 1929 Huntington Co., IN., m. Emily ADAMS
vi. Melsona Lewis b. September 28, 1857 Huntington Co., IN., d. November 16, 1883 Huntington Co., IN., m. Levi DITZLER
vii. Daniel Lewis b. August 23, 1862 Huntington Co., IN., d. November 28, 1914 Huntington Co., IN., m. Alpha M. RICHARDSON

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