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Lewis George Washington

Male 1834 - 1902


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  • Born  24 Oct 1834  Quincy, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Mar 1902  Ingram Twp., Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • 1236235About Lewis, George Washington
      History of Mills County Iowa 1985 p.472 and 473.
      George Washington Lewis was born in Quincy, Illinois October 24, 1834,and died March 22, 1902 in the East Liberty community. His parents were Daniel and Harriet Holstine Lewis. His wife, Mariah Wiatt Lewis, was born Febuary 28, 1841, and died July 14, 1900. Burial for all these grandparents is in the East Liberty Cemetery. In his obituary it is written that George Washington Lewis` parents came to Iowa when he was yet an infant, coming years before Iowa was admitted into the union of states. First locating near Burlington before coming to Mills County, arriving in September of 1850. On August 7, 1851 Settling in what was known as Cutler Camp, his father Daniel Lewis secured squatters rights to the land in 1851. George Washington Lewis drove an ox team, driving what was known as a`Linch Pin` wagon, across the entire state of Iowa. Soon after reaching his majority, almost single-handed and alone, he cut and hewed logs and erected for himself a log cabin on the home place near where his parents resided. Soon after completion of this task on November 30, 1856 he was united in marriage with a neighbor girl, Mariah Wiatt, whose parents were also pioneers, coming to the East Liberty community a few years later and settling on a farm near the Lewis`. Not content with his surrounding, but characteristic of his life, he early sought to better his condition, tore down the old log cabin and removed it to the prairie, and erected it once more. He then began the task of opening up what finally became the beautiful farm and home that he left as a monument to his energy, pluck, and enterprise. George resided in the East Liberty community for over fifty one years, living in but two townships, Silver Creek and Ingraham, as stated the change was merely moving across the public highway. In G.W. Lewis` obituary it states that he had belonged to the church for over thirty years; it had to be the East Liberty Methodist Church as that is where the Lewis family attended church. The only thing found out about Mariah Lewis was that funeral services were held on Monday, July 16, 1900, at the East Liberty Church. We know that she is buried in the East Liberty Cemetery. There was a notation`What added to her infirmity was the care and anxiety in regard to her husbands mental condition which had been of a most alarming nature for the past two years`. Submitted by Helen Parker.
    Person ID  I2776  Walden Family
    Last Modified  13 Mar 2009 

    Father  Lewis Daniel Johnson, Sr.,   b. 4 Dec 1799, Shelby Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1892, Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Holstein Harriet,   b. 10 Dec 1810, Botetourt Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1891, Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1830 
    Family ID  F1875  Group Sheet

    Family  Wiatt Mariah,   b. 28 Feb 1841, Madison Twp., Muskingum Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1900, Ingram Twp., Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Nov 1856 
    Children 
    >1. Lewis Margaret (Maggie) Ellen,   b. 23 Sep 1857, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1926, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Lewis Daniel H.,   b. 13 May 1859, Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1942, Callaway, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lewis Anna Harriet,   b. 18 Oct 1862, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1939, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Lewis George G.,   b. 28 Sep 1864, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1938, Gage Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lewis William O.,   b. 26 Aug 1866, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1890, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lewis Harvey,   b. 12 Sep 1880, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1950, Tekamah, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1874  Group Sheet

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