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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.
LEONARD LEWIS, Jr., was born November 17, 1845, in Simpson County, Ky., where he has always resided. In 1863 he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-second Kentucky Mounted Infantry, with which he remained 18 months. His father, James W. Lewis, a native of Simpson, was a magistrate and a member of the court of claims of Simpson County, and is still living. He is the son of Leonard Lewis, Sr., a native of North Carolina, who died in 1864, in Simpson County. James W. married Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah and Cretia (Nolan) Alderson, of Simpson County, and their offspring are Drusilla (Herrington), Emeline (Snider), Leonard, Jr., Violet (Roark), Joab and James B. Leonard, Jr., married, December 18, 1866, Bettie E., daughter of Henry and Amanda J. (Carr) Snider, of Simpson County (born June 22, 18144), and to them have been born Billy, Maggie, Maud and Oscar. Mr. Lewis is a farmer, cultivating 120 acres of land on which he raises corn, oats, wheat and tobacco. He is a member of the old Regular Baptist Church, and in politics is a Republican.