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Lewis Daniel Johnson, Sr.

Male 1799 - 1892


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  4 Dec 1799  Shelby Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Jan 1892  Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  East Liberty Cemetery, Malvern, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Daniel Lewis was born in Shelby County Kentucky, on December 4, 1799. He was named Daniel Johnson Lewis. The middle name was his grandmother Ketchum's maiden name. Our first census record of the family is 1810 in Henry Co., Kentucky (earlier records were destroyed).
      Census Records:

      HENRY CO.,KENTUCKY 1810: John Lewis over 45, wife Mary over 45, Daniel 10, Isaac 16, Pricilla 18, Mary 25 years old.

      HENRY CO.,KENTUCKY 1820: Daniel Lewis 20, Nancy 18.

      FOUNTAIN CO.,INDIANA 1830: Daniel Lewis 30, Mary (Daniel and Nancy?s daughter) 9.

      DES MOINES CO.,IOWA 1840: Daniel Lewis 40, Harriet 30, Mary 19, Margaret 8, George 4.

      MILLS COUNTY RESIDENTS IN 1881 Daniel Lewis is a native of Kentucky, born in Shelby county, December 4, 1800, where he lived until he was twenty-seven years old when he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. After spending a couple of years here, and three years at Quincy, Illinois, he located in Des Moines Co., Iowa. In the fall of 1850 the family joined a wagon train headed for the California gold rush, because of a storm that over turned their wagon and injured Daniel the family stayed in Mills county, Iowa. He located on land then in the possession of the Mormons, and from whom he purchased it in Aug. 1851. It was then known as Cutler's camp. At the time Mr. Lewis came to Mills county the country about him and Malvern, except the `Mormon settlement` was unoccupied by white men. He was identified with the first formation and settlement of the county; he was a member of the first grand jury organized in the county; he had seen corn sold in the early days of the settlements for $1.50 per bushel; he was first married to Nancy Logan, in Kentucky, in 1820; his second marriage was to Harriet Holstine, October 24, 1830; has five children living: George Washington, Daniel Johnson Jr, Henry Clay, Winfield Scott and Millard Fillmore; his farm lies in section 7,and contains three hundred acres. Before providing for his children his acres numbered twelve hundred.
      The land where the East Liberty Church and Cemetery are located, where donated by Daniel Lewis. Daniel and Harriet were among the founding members of the East Liberty Church. The cemetery contains a large number of their family members, including George W. and his wife Mariah Wiatt Lewis.

    • Silver Creek Township Malvern Leader dated Jan.7, 1892; A PIONEER GONE The death of Daniel Lewis, which occurred Sunday morning at 10 o?clock on the home farm north of Malvern, removes from the community one of the pioneers of Mills County, he having settled on the farm where he died on August 7,1851 - a little more than forty years ago. Mr. Lewis was one of those sturdy, iron-constitution men who are often found on the frontier, the advance guards of civilization, whose powers of physical endurance are marvelous. Although born in the last century he retained all his faculties and saving that his steps were somewhat feeble and unsteady give little evidence of his advance age - of the heavy weight of years that rested upon him. All the older settlers in Mills County will remember Mr. Lewis, for he was here when most others came. A member of the family had kindly furnished The Leader the following facts concerning his earlier and late years. `Sunday morning at five minutes before 10 o?clock the light of life that had burned more than 92 years went out. Until his recent illness, which lasted more than six weeks, the venerable man was in full possession of his faculties, saving that his steps were enfeebled and unsteady. Six weeks ago he was taken down with something like a chill. Medical aid was promptly rendered, and loving hands kindly and lovingly cared for him, but the disease refused to let go until death claimed him. During the last days of his life he seemed to suffer no pain and his death was singularly easy - his life going out as a candle flame blown by a breath. `Daniel Lewis was a remarkable man, his mind being a perfect storehouse of facts from which he at will drew the most interesting incidents. He was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, Dec. 4,1799. While yet a young man he removed to the state of Indiana, living in the city of Indianapolis. Then for about three years in Quincy, Illinois. He then moved to Iowa before Iowa was admitted as a state, locating near Burlington. He again moved, once more westward, this time,in September of 1850. On August 7,1851 he purchased a large section of land and settled on the old home farm in Mills County where he continued to reside the remainder of his days. He leaves a family of five sons; wife, and mother having preceded him to the glory land almost a year ago. During the last days of his sickness he talked freely of his life beyond, saying that he was prepared to go and all things would be well; he could see them gathering together and that he was going to the land of rest. The funeral services conducted by W.J. Watson at West Liberty Church were largely attended, considering the almost impossible condition of the roads. Interment took place in the cemetery connected with this church.
    Person ID  I5875  Walden Family
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2010 

    Father  Lewis John,   b. 18 Jan 1734/35, St Johns Parish, Prince George County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ketchum Mary, b.1766,   b. 22 Nov 1766, Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location, Henry Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1782 
    Family ID  F1013  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Logan Nancy,   b. 1802, Shelby Co. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Henry Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 May 1819 
    Children 
     1. Lewis Mary, b.1820,   b. 1820
    Family ID  F1251  Group Sheet

    Family 2  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 
    Children 
     1. Lewis Margaret J.,   b. 1832, Quincy, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Lewis George Washington,   b. 24 Oct 1834, Quincy, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1902, Ingram Twp., Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lewis Harriet,   b. 1840, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Lewis Daniel Johnson Jr.,   b. 10 May 1842, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1920, Orchard, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Lewis Sarah Ann,   b. 25 Mar 1844, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1872, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Lewis Henry Clay,   b. 7 Oct 1846, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1926, Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lewis Thomas Jefferson,   b. 1848, Franklin Twp., Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Mills County, iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lewis Zachary Taylor,   b. 1850, Mills County, iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Mills County, iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Lewis Winfield Scott,   b. 8 Nov 1852, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Lewis Millard Filmore,   b. 25 Aug 1856, Malvern, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Roseville, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1875  Group Sheet

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    East Liberty Church on Daniel Lewis land.
    East Liberty Church on Daniel Lewis land.

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    Daniel Lewis
    Daniel Lewis


  

  

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