I would appreciate any info on Thomas Lewis, husband of Sarah _______, and the father of Zebulon Lewis (b. May 4, 1687 as cited in the Middletown Vital Records). Thomas is my 9g-grandfather, and I have conflicting data regarding the identity of Thomas's parents.
According to "The Lewis Genealogy c. 1600-1970", by Lewis Hodges (my great uncle) and Gail Peacock:
"(3) Thomas Lewis
(From Lewis Letters, Vol. 3, p 64 in the Detroit Burton Historical Collection, by George Lewis of Hingham Center, Mass.)
Thomas Lewis, born July 15, 1656 - married Jane _______ who survived him. He died March 19, 1718. The children were:
Thomas born at Falmouth
George born at Eastham May 6, 1691
Nathaniel " " March 31, 1696
Rebecca " " March 17, 1698
Benjamin " " Oct. 8, 1700
Sarah " " June 2, 1704
Apphia " " May 9,1704
Thomas died March 19, 1718. His will was dated Jan. 15, 1713 and proved April 23, 1718-19. He appointed his wife Jane sole executrix and names sons Thomas, John, George, Nathaniel and Benjamin and four daughters.
(Note: No mention is made here of Zebulon)"
The references to this Thomas that I've found on the internet show he died in Eastham, MA.
However, according to "Middletown town records - Dates of admittance 1658-1730" a certain Thomas Lewis was admitted as an inhabitant on December 29, 1713, along with John Gaines and Robert Collins.
An even more significant however, according to the Middletown Vital records, besides my Zebulon, eight more children were born to Thomas and Sarah from 1689-1707, none of which match the children born to the above-mentioned Thomas and Jane.
The most intriguing however, however, is that some sites show that Zebulon Lewis's mother to be a certain Sarah Bassett, daughter of William Bassett and Mary Rainsford, who (it is supposed) married one Thomas Lewes of Falmouth, MA at Falmouth in 1683. This Sarah Bassett it seems had two half-brothers - one, James Percival, removed to East Haddam, CT - the other, John, remained at Barnstable.
My question is therefore twofold:
1) Who is Zebulon Lewis's mother?
2) Who is Thomas Lewis's father?
Anyone have a good answer? I'd be thrilled to hear from you.
BTW, I have photos of some of Zebulon's descendants starting with Ralph Buckingham Lewis, son of Nathan, son of Augustus, son of Nathan, son of Zebulon. I'd be happy to share.