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Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Fred Ragland (View posts)
Posted: 16 Feb 2005 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spencer, Lewis
Am trying to put together the Spencer and Lewis families of Lawrence Co., IL. What I have on my main Spencer line is this: Lucy C. Spencer b. Jan. 1877 Lawrence Co., IL to Lafayette Spencer and Mary C. Pettit. Lucy m. 2/18/1894 Samuel E. Lewis. Lafayette Spencer b. April 1848 in Lawrence Twp., Lawrence Co., IL to William Spencer and Lucinda Whitaker. Lafayette m. 12/27/1872 Mary C. Pettit. William Spencer b. c.1823 in IL parents not known. Mary C. Pettit b. c.1856 in Lawrence Co., IL to James Pettit and Clementine Benson. Clementine b. c.1833 to Robert and Nancy Benson. Bensons and Pettits originally from North Carolina.
What I have on my main Lewis line is this:
Samuel E. Lewis b. Dec. 1872 in IL to William Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Smith. Samuel m. 2/18/1894 to Lucy C. Spencer. William Lewis b. c.1837 in IL to Jacob Lewis and Rebecca James. Jacob Lewis b. c.1802 in South Carolina. Parents unknown. Mary Elizabeth Smith b. c.1845 in Ohio. Parents unknown. Rebecca James b. c.1805 in Ohio. Parents unknown.
These lines connect to the Gray and Parrott families of Lawrence Co., IL.
Does anyone have any info on these people? Would appreciate your help and be happy to share what I have.
-Fred Ragland

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Posted: 18 Feb 2005 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lewis
I have a Jacob Lewis b. 1802 son of Isaiah Lewis and Nancy Jillian. Isaiah Lewis along with several of his grown sons settled in Lawrence Co. in around 1816. Isaiah was born in Guilford Co. N.C. He migrated first to the Pendleton District of S.C. then to Simpson Co. Ky. before coming to what would become Lawrence Co. Ill. You can learn a lot more on this line in Pioneer Lewis Families by Michael Cook. Also there are several family trees here on Ancestry which include Isaiah Lewis and his ancestors.

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Posted: 19 Feb 2005 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
In follow up to my previous message here is what I have on the Descendants of Isaiah Lewis. This comes from a tree found here on Ancestry.com compiled by RD Martin. His source seems to be PIONEER LEWIS FAMILIES for the most part.

Descendants of Isaiah LEWIS

1 Isaiah LEWIS 1769 - 1837
. +Nancy JULIAN
........ 2 Rebekah LEWIS
............ +Eli NOEL
........ 2 David LEWIS
............ +Elizabeth HENDRICKS
................... 3 John LEWIS
................... 3 Mary Ann (Polly) LEWIS
................... 3 William M LEWIS
................... 3 Phillip LEWIS
................... 3 Sarah Ann LEWIS
................... 3 Neriah LEWIS Abt 1814 -
................... 3 Isaiah B LEWIS Abt 1822 -
................... 3 Peter S LEWIS Abt 1824 -
........ 2 Peter LEWIS
............ +Mahala SPENCER
................... 3 James LEWIS
........ 2 Ann LEWIS
............ +Andrew McMAHON
........ 2 Paul LEWIS Abt 1800 -
............ +Ann STEWART
................... 3 James Paul LEWIS
................... 3 Matilda Ann LEWIS
................... 3 Nancy LEWIS
................... 3 Voltaire LEWIS
................... 3 Martha LEWIS
................... 3 Perry LEWIS 1821 -
................... 3 Phillip LEWIS Abt 1830 -
................... 3 John LEWIS Abt 1836 -
........ 2 Phillip LEWIS Abt 1800 - Abt 1873
............ +Mary (Polly) CRAVEN 1784 -
................... 3 Louisa LEWIS
................... 3 Julian LEWIS
................... 3 Elizabeth LEWIS Abt 1826 -
................... 3 William Milton LEWIS Abt 1828 - 1882
....................... +Catherine EATON
.............................. 4 Henry H LEWIS
.............................. 4 Mollie M LEWIS
.............................. 4 Harlie V LEWIS
.............................. 4 Siegel D LEWIS
.............................. 4 Marion LEWIS
................... 3 Priscilla LEWIS Abt 1830 -
................... 3 Mary Ann LEWIS Abt 1833 -
................... 3 Erwin LEWIS Abt 1834 -
................... 3 Franklin LEWIS Abt 1835 -
................... 3 Cynthia E LEWIS Abt 1839 -
................... 3 Martha LEWIS 1841 -
................... 3 Eleaner LEWIS Abt 1843 -
................... 3 Commodore Perry LEWIS Abt 1846 -
................... 3 Caroline LEWIS Abt 1847 -
........ 2 Jacob LEWIS 1802 - Abt 1881
............ +Rebecca Louisa JAMES Abt 1804 -
................... 3 Alfred LEWIS Abt 1825 -
................... 3 Alvin LEWIS Abt 1827 -
................... 3 Calvin LEWIS Abt 1828 -
................... 3 Jacob LEWIS 1830 -
................... 3 Emsley LEWIS Abt 1833 -
................... 3 Adaline LEWIS Abt 1835 -
................... 3 William James LEWIS Abt 1837 -
................... 3 Samuel Perry LEWIS Abt 1839 -
................... 3 Emeline LEWIS Abt 1841 -
................... 3 Milton LEWIS Abt 1844 -
................... 3 Martha Ann LEWIS Abt 1848 -
................... 3 John LEWIS Abt 1852 -
........ 2 William Milton LEWIS 1806 -
............ +Martha CRAVEN Abt 1815 -
................... 3 Commodore Perry LEWIS
................... 3 Ddison LEWIS Abt 1830 -
................... 3 Crawford LEWIS Abt 1832 -
................... 3 Emmaline LEWIS Abt 1834 -
................... 3 Pamelia LEWIS Abt 1836 -
................... 3 Eliza E LEWIS Abt 1838 -
................... 3 William Hardin LEWIS Abt 1847 -
................... 3 Joseph (Jasper) Marion LEWIS Abt 1849 -
................... 3 William C LEWIS Abt 1855 -
................... 3 Mary LEWIS Abt 1856 -
........ 2 John LEWIS Abt 1807 -
............ +Matilda STEWART Abt 1807 -
................... 3 Mathha LEWIS
................... 3 Abner Hamilton LEWIS
................... 3 Nancy Ann LEWIS
................... 3 Margaret LEWIS
................... 3 Allen J LEWIS Abt 1831 -
................... 3 Josephus LEWIS Abt 1833 -
................... 3 Mary A LEWIS Abt 1835 -
................... 3 John W LEWIS Abt 1840 -
................... 3 James Paul LEWIS Abt 1843 -
........ 2 Isaiah LEWIS Abt 1808 - Abt 1850
............ +Mary SMITH
................... 3 Joab LEWIS
........ 2 Mary LEWIS Abt 1811 -
............ +Hugh SCOTT

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Darlene English Stirm (View posts)
Posted: 22 Feb 2005 1:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have any information of a Della (Dollie) Mae Lewis b, 1875 in Illinois? She resided with her husband Charles McDonald in Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois in 1914. I am having difficulty finding any additional family members. I have hit a rode block re: Della Lewis. Any information is appreciated.

Darlene English Stirm

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

SK Cirullo (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2005 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any census info as to where William's parents were born? I am looking for 3 older sons of Thomas & Sarah [unk] Spencer. They lived in Clark Co Darwin twsp. Thomas was b] 1795 Ky, and Sarah 1805 Ky.

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

Posted: 25 Apr 2005 7:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Mar 2006 3:01PM GMT
Surnames: Spencer
No, I'm sorry but I don't. The only census that William appears in from 1850 onward is the 1850 census. In 1860 his family is listed with his wife as head of household. I assume he died but the 1850 census does not list marital status. All censuses prior to 1850 only list head of household by name and do not list their birth state.

Other Spencers living in the same county (Lawrence) in 1850 are Thomas Spencer b.1767 in KY, Thomas Spencer b.1804 in KY, Martha Spencer b.1836 in IL, James Spencer b. 1834 in IL, George Spencer b.1826 in IL, George Spencer b.1840 in IL, and Caroline Spencer b.1838 in IL. I do not know their relationship to William and his family. It is possible that one of the Thomases might be who you are looking for. I find that many people gave varying birth years to the census taker, whether from poor memory or some other reason I don't know.

-Fred

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

S K Cirullo (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2005 12:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info. There were two Thomas Spencer families in Clark Co. There are about a dozen or so Thomas Spencers that fought in the War of 1812. Some from Ill. Sandy

Re: Spencer and Lewis Families in Lawrence Co.

S K Cirullo (View posts)
Posted: 26 May 2005 2:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I received a death certificate that has my Thomas Spencer's wife Sarah's last name as Preston. However the birth state was listed as Va. Seems the more info I get the more quetions I have. S
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