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Lewis Clewis (b. 1831 GA), Dooley, Ga > TX

Lewis Clewis (b. 1831 GA), Dooley, Ga > TX

Barbara King (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2000 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clewis, Ivy
My ancestor, Lewis Clewis (b. 1831 GA) left Dooley GA late 1850's. Migrated to Rains County Texas. His brother was Charles Clewis (b. 1832 GA), His father was Lewis Clewis, mother was Mary Ivy. Anyone researching this line?

RE: Lewis Clewis

Virginia Clewis Gerganous (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2000 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clewis
Barbara, do you know anything before the info that you have on your Lewis Clewis? Do you know his father? If not I can help you.

Lewis Clewis

Barbara King (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2000 12:45PM GMT
I don't know much, just what I mentioned. I would love to know more. Thanks. You can contact me at bkay_2000@yahoo.com

Line of Lewis Clewis

Virginia Clewis Gerganous (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2000 5:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clewis, Huffine, Outlaw, Bennett, Ivey
Oh Shucks!! I just had the nicest reply to your message on Lewis Clewis. I hit the wrong button and heaven only knows where it went!! I will try again. It looks as if Texas and California have many residents sharing our surname. My sister, Margaret (Cookie) use to travel the country with her husband when he was in the trucking business and she always checked out telephone directories for the Clewis name. The community that we live in is known as Crusoe Island. In the state of NC we have the most concentrated population with the Clewis name. We don't have as many as we once did. Here is some of the earliest info that I have. George Clewis, bc 1745 (?), died 1816. I know that his will was probated in 1816. He had property, lived and died in Brunswick Co. NC. Listed in his will were, Son, Samuel Clewis,bc 1782 died 1843(this was the date on the inventory of his property), married,Elizabeth Huffine in 1809 Bruns. Co, NC. Samuel also had property here in Columbus Co. Dau. Hannah Clewis bc 1785 Bruns. CO.NC marrird John Outlaw 4-22-1805 Bruns. Co.NC. Dau. Sabra Clewis bc 1789 married ? Benton, Sabra had a son,George Benton that was named in his g-father's will also. There was another unmarried dau. and Iam uncertain of the spelling of her name, Sivell (?) Clewis. She got the bulk of the property. This brings me to the John Clewis that had property in Bruns. Co.NC during the same time period that George Clewis did and it was in the same area of the county. I believe John and his wife went to Robeson Co,NC. John Clewis bc 1780, married Mary Bennett 6-1-1811. Mary's birth was about 1780, Bruns. Co,NC. John Clewis and Mary Bennett had a son, Lewis Clewis bc 1812.Bruns. Co.NC (?). married Mary (Ella) Ivey 5-16-1831, Robeson Co.NC. This Lewis Clewis had a son named Lewis Ciewis. The younger Lewis Clewis went to Georgia. The following is some info that I have from a Rev. D. Douglas Clewis, Miami, Fl. dated 11-6-1980. He states, "My GGGrandfather was born in NC in 1800 and moved to GA about 1839-1841. His wife was Mary Ivey. They are listed in the 1830 Census for Robeson Co, NC. His son Richard was born in NC in 1822. His father was Lewis Clewis. I can trace my family no further than Lewis."

I have always worked so I have had precious little time to do family research. I am now no longer working so I am going to try and get some time for research. There are many things that I need to look at. I shall keep you posted on all that I discover.

Virginia Clewis Gerganous

Re: Line of Lewis Clewis

Virginia Clewis Gerganous (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2000 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clewis
The Richard Clewis that is mentioned in my previous reply had two brothers that were both in Tampa, Fl but both deseased at the time Rev.Douglas Clewis gave the afor mentioned info in 1980. One of these brothers was Alonzo Charles Clewis that went on to become an investment and banking person in FL. The town of Clewiston Florida was named for this Charles Clewis. He and another family, I believe their name was Barefoot, were into the sugar cane business and they built a railroad for shipping the products. When a town was platted and founded they drew straws to see which man the town would be named for.Well, Charles Clewis drew the straw so That is how Clewiston, Florida got its name. I went there one year on vacation thinking that I would discover a great number of people with the name Clewis. After talking to the local historian at the town library in Clewiston I was disappointed. She told me that I would not find anyother Clewises there.

So, I suppose when the first Clewis family moved into GA. the others just started to scatter all over the country. So far as I have been able to document the first mention of a resident in NC listed with the spelling of Clewis, was a Molly Clewis in the Census of 1750. After searching the census records of Brunswick Co.NC I found ole George, but guess what the census taker has spelled his name like he said it, Clus. By the way, George Clewis was given small pay for some help he gave in the Revolutionary War. I believe he was the son of the Molly Clewis.

What do you think so far? Have any of you ever heard about the Clewises in our area of NC?
Virginia Clewis Gerganous

CLEWIS origin - Cluvier

Sherley Clewis (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2000 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Oct 2004 4:54AM GMT
Surnames: Clewises, Cluvier.
Have delightful story of the beginning of the Clewises in America. Their orginal name were Cluvier. Will mail to you if you like.

Re: CLEWIS origin - Cluvier

Virginia Clewis Gerganous (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2000 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Oct 2004 4:55AM GMT
I would like you to send me the info that you mentioned in your message. It is possible that I have already seen or heard of this

Re: CLEWIS origin - Cluvier

Sherley (View posts)
Posted: 4 Dec 2000 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Oct 2004 4:55AM GMT
Surnames: clewis
It was sent to me by Doug Clewis in Florida, so possible he has sent it to you.
Sherley

Origin of the name Clewis

george clewis (View posts)
Posted: 20 Dec 2000 4:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
i would like to have some information that you say you have on the original spelling of the clewis name you say it is spelled cluvier how did you arrive at this spelling please reply

CLEWIS SURNAME

Sherley Clewis (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 2000 5:07AM GMT
Hi George, I do have info on the Clewises and where they came from. Obtained it from Doug Clewis in Florida. If you like I can send it to you. Need your address. It's several pages.
Sherley
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