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John Lewis Bible Inscriptions

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John Lewis Bible Inscriptions

Jackie Rhodes (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jul 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Bible
Surnames: LEWIS, REES, REESE, KELLY, MITCHELL, PRICE, HERSKELL, MOORE, WALKER
The following information giving the birthdates of John Lewis' children was taken from copies of the handwritten inscriptions found in John Lewis' Bible. There are some smudges on the copy and some of it is illegible. I have transcribed the copies as I read them...Jackie Rhodes, Mar 23, 1998.

Reese Lewis born in ye year of our Lord 1730

Susanna Lewis born September ye 15 1735.

Amos Lewis born Decm ye 25 1737

Thomas Lewis born November ye 2 day 1739

Anne Lewis ye daughter of John Lewis and Margert his wife was born ye 26th day of April in the year 1742 Monday about six oclock in the morning

George Lewis was born 1744 the 25 December (note: part of this inscription is smudged and illegible)

Daughter of John and Margret his wife born ye 22 day (note: the name of the daughter and the year are illegible, plus more of the inscription)

Hanah Lewis the daughter of John Lewis and Margreat his wife was born February the 25 day 1746 on Saturday

John Lewis was born ye October 1713 also Margret his wife was born ye September 1713 (note: this inscription is for John and Margreat Lewis, parents of the above and following children)

Evan Lewis ye son of John Lewis and Margreat his wife born May Eight day on Monday in ye fore part of ye neight 1749

Mordecai Lewis ye son of John Lewis and Margareat his wife was born in October ye 26 on Saturday 1751 between 2 and 3 oclock in ye afternoon

This inscription is written upside down at the bottom of a page: July ye 20th day 1748 we have buried our Little Hanah aged fifteen month on Wenesday

The following inscriptions are for the descendants of Mordecia Lewis:

Amos Lewis was born 20 day of October 1777 about sun rising

John Lewis was born 25th day of September 1779 at five oclock in the afternoon

George H. W. Lewis born 14 day of October 1781 between one and two oclock in the afternoon

G Levi Lewis born 5th day of January 1784 about two oclock in the morning

Archibald Lewis born 14 of May 1786 at 10 oclock in the morning

Polly Lewis born 9th Jun 1788 at sun rising

Margaret Lewis born 17th October 1790 at 10 in the afternoon

Betsey Lewis born 20th January 1793

The following inscriptions appear to have been written in a different handwriting and are Amos Lewis', son of Archibald Lewis, children:
(note: this inscription was found on another page: Amos Lewis, and Margaret A. E. Kelly, were married Oct 26, 1854. Amos Lewis, son of Archibld and Nancy
Mitchell Lewis, his wife, was born Aug 25, 1824. Margaret A. E. Kelly daughter of Alexander and Sarah Prigmore Kelly, his wife, was born April 25, 1830.)

Sarah Ann Lewis, daughter of Amos & Margaret Lewis was born June 30, 1856

Archibald Alexander Lewis, son of Amos & Margret Lewis, was born July 23, 1858.

Also a twin sister Nancy Jane Lewis of the same date.

William Joseph Lewis, son of Amos & Margaret Lewis, was born June 8, 1867

James Henderson Lewis, son of Amos Lewis & Margaret Lewis, was born May 26, 1869

Sarah Ann Lewis, and William V. Price, were married Dec 18, 1879 in Marion Co, Tenn

John Alexander Price, son of W. V. and S. A. Price was born Oct 16, 1880

Archibald Alexander Lewis and Isabella O. Herskell were married Dec 6, 1882 in Marion Co, Tenn

Isabella Ophelia Herskell daughter of T. J. & E. U. Herskell was born Dec 30, 1861 in Waynesboro, Wayne Co, Miss

This page of inscriptions lists the children of Archibald Lewis:

Fielding Lewis was born the third day of January 1809

William Anderson Lewis born the 22 day of April 1810

Mary (Polly) Lewis born 21 day of November 1811

Sarah Lewis born 27th March 1815

James Michael Lewis born 30th July 1817

Nancy Lewis born the 9th April 1819

Charlotty Mamurvy Lewis was born 22 of December 1820

The following inscriptions were found, but the parents are not listed:

Lorinda Lewis was born March the 18th 1823

Amos Lewis was born August the 25th 1824

G. Francis Marion Lewis was born August the 5(?)th 1827

Elizabeth Robberts Lewis was born April the 16th 1829

Madison Alexander Lewis was born December the 21st 1834

Ezekiel Moore son of John Moore and Susanna his mother, was born on February 11 day of 1755 (note: This is the son of Susanna, daughter of John & Margareat Lewis)

This inscription was found on the page underneath the inscription on Betsy Lewis: Polly Walker Daughter of Charles Walker and Betsy his wife was born July ye 20 in the year of our Lord 1813)
Other inscriptions on this page:

Larenda Lewis was born March the 18th 1825

Amos Lewis was born the 25 of August 1824

This page of inscriptions seem to be a log kept on employees or servants. The inscription is as follows:
June 7th day 1812
Peter Rambow lost 2 days
James Patterson lost
6th March 4 days
15 April lost 4 days and half
16th one day
17 one do (do was the same as our modern day ditto)
22 one do
29 one do
May 1st day Lost Service
4 do 1/2 day
8 do 1/2 day
15 do 1/2 day
17 do 1/2 dy

Underneath the above inscriptions is the following:

Francis Marion Lewis Born August the 2nd 1827
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jackie Rhodes 19 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Michael Lewis 18 Mar 2003 7:22PM GMT 
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