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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lewis of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

Several readers gave suggestions as to the surnames they wanted me to post. In my blog, "Help, Please Tell Me Which Surnames You'd Like to See" of May 19, 2012, I received a few responses. One suggested LEWIS from Connecticut posted earlier today, and this one is the LEWIS line from Massachusetts. My direct lines are bolded in green. Please write if you would like more information or sources.


Generation No. 1




1.JOHN LEWIS (EDMUND LEWIS1) was born 1631 in England, and died 1710 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married HANNAH MARSHALL 17 JUN 1659 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS MARSHALL and MARSHALL. She was born 7 JUN 1640 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 MAY 1699 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth KING 2 SEP 1699 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah JENKS 10 FEB 1707 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN LEWIS and HANNAH MARSHALL were:
2  i.John LEWIS was born 30 MAR 1660 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 27 JUN 1711 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth BREWER 18 APR 1683 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
3  ii.Hannah LEWIS was born FEB 1661 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 MAY 1699 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Edward FULLER 12 MAY 1686 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.Thomas LEWIS was born 2 JUN 1663 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JAN 1714 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary BREED 25 OCT 1686 in Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+5  iv.MARY LEWIS was born 24 FEB 1665 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6  v.Benjamin LEWIS was born 27 APR 1667 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.Nathaniel LEWIS was born 16 APR 1672 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 NOV 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
8  vii.Samuel LEWIS was born 25 JUL 1675 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 AUG 1675 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
9  viii.Abigail LEWIS was born 16 MAY 1679 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 MAY 1706.
10  ix.Ebenezer LEWIS was born 16 JUL 1681 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
11  x.Rebecca LEWIS was born 22 NOV 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 NOV 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2




5.MARY LEWIS (JOHN LEWIS2, EDMUND LEWIS1) was born 24 FEB 1665 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married THOMAS BAKER 10 JUL 1689 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of EDWARD BAKER and JOAN \ JANE. He was born ABT 1653 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 OCT 1734 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of MARY LEWIS and THOMAS BAKER were:
12  i.Thomas BAKER was born 11 AUG 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 SEP 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
13  ii.Hannah BAKER was born 17 AUG 1693 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 DEC 1753 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Theophilus FARRINGTON 19 NOV 1720 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was born 24 SEP 1696.
14  iii.Mary BAKER was born 15 JUL 1695 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 AUG 1695.
15  iv.Abigail BAKER was born 25 JUL 1696 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 AUG 1696.
16  v.Thomas BAKER was born 14 SEP 1697 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 OCT 1697.
17  vi.Thomas BAKER was born 26 MAY 1699 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca KELSEY 10 MAY 1729.
18  vii.Abigail BAKER was born 19 JUL 1701 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 FEB 1727. She married John NEWHALL 20 OCT 1722.
+19  viii.MARY BAKER was born 19 MAY 1706 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 MAR 1751.
20  ix.Ruth BAKER was born 12 JAN 1708 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
21  x.John BAKER was born 27 AUG 1710 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 MAR 1711.



Generation No. 3




19.MARY BAKER (MARY LEWIS3, JOHN LEWIS2, EDMUND LEWIS1) was born 19 MAY 1706 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 MAR 1751. She married HUGH FLOYD 29 APR 1729 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of HUGH FLOYD and ELINOR w\o HUGH FLOYD. He was born 13 MAY 1704 in Rumney Marsh (Chelsea, now Revere), Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 SEP 1789 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
Children of MARY BAKER and HUGH FLOYD were:
22  i.Mary FLOYD was born 5 AUG 1730 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
23  ii.Eleanor FLOYD was born 27 AUG 1731 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+24  iii.Hugh FLOYD was born 2 FEB 1733 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 AUG 1800 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+25  iv.Peter FLOYD was born 6 JUN 1734 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
26  v.Hannah FLOYD was born 27 DEC 1735 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
27  vi.Susanna FLOYD was born 26 NOV 1737 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+28  vii.William FLOYD was born 27 JUN 1739 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died in Of Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+29  viii.STEPHEN FLOYD was born ABT 22 NOV 1741 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1787.
30  ix.Andrew FLOYD was born 17 DEC 1743 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 NOV 1789 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts?. He married Elizabeth BRADSHAW 31 OCT 1765 in Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Lewis of Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

Several readers gave suggestions as to the surnames they wanted me to post. In my blog, "Help, Please Tell Me Which Surnames You'd Like to See" of May 19, 2012, I received a few responses. One suggested LEWIS from Connecticut. Later today, I will be posting another Lewis line, this one from Massachusetts. My direct lines are bolded in green. Please write if you would like more information or sources.





Generation No. 1





1.BENJAMIN LEWIS was born ABT 1650 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married HANNAH CURTIS ABT 1671 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN CURTIS and ELIZABETH WELLES. She was born 2 FEB 1654 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 21 OCT 1728 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of BENJAMIN LEWIS and HANNAH CURTIS were:
2  i.John LEWIS was born 30 SEP 1672 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
+3  ii.Mary LEWIS was born 9 NOV 1674 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 7 OCT 1745 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+4  iii.JAMES LEWIS was born ABT 1677 in of Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 29 JAN 1766 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+5  iv.Edmund LEWIS was born ABT 1679 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1757 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+6  v.Joseph LEWIS was born ABT 1682 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUL 1756.
+7  vi.Hannah LEWIS was born ABT 1684 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
8  vii.Mary LEWIS was born ABT 1688 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+9  viii.Martha LEWIS was born ABT 1691 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 30 SEP 1754.
+10  ix.Abigail LEWIS was born ABT 1694 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+11  x.Benjamin LEWIS was born 1696 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 7 JUL 1759 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
12  xi.Eunice LEWIS was born 1698 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Judson BURTON 9 JAN 1722 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.





Generation No. 2




3.Mary LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born 9 NOV 1674 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 7 OCT 1745 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel FAIRCHILD 22 NOV 1699 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Thomas FAIRCHILD and Susanna w\o Thomas FAIRCHILD. He was born JAN 1677 in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT MAY 1752.
Children of Mary LEWIS and Samuel FAIRCHILD were:
13  i.Thomas FAIRCHILD was born 23 AUG 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
14  ii.Dinah FAIRCHILD was born 12 MAR 1702 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Ebenezer ALLEN.
15  iii.Robert FAIRCHILD was born 18 MAY 1703 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Anne CURTIS.
16  iv.Curtis FAIRCHILD was born SEP 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mary BENJAMIN.
17  v.Edmund FAIRCHILD was born ABT 1710 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


4.JAMES LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born ABT 1677 in of Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 29 JAN 1766 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Episcopal Burying Grounds, Stratford, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married HANNAH JUDSON 11 NOV 1702 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JAMES JUDSON and REBECCA WELLES. She was born 30 MAY 1681 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JUL 1756 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Episcopal Burying Grounds, Stratford, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of JAMES LEWIS and HANNAH JUDSON were:
+18  i.John LEWIS was born 20 DEC 1703 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1775 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+19  ii.MARY LEWIS was born 18 MAY 1706 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 11 DEC 1769 in Greenfield Hill (now Fairfield), Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
20  iii.James LEWIS was born 12 OCT 1708 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 1766. He married Naomi SHERMAN DEC 1730 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Nathaniel SHERMAN and Abigail BURR. She was born 5 MAY 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JAN 1797 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
21  iv.David LEWIS was born 5 JUN 1711 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 13 NOV 1783 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Phebe CURTIS ABT 1734, daughter of Ephraim CURTIS and Elizabeth STILES. She was born 31 AUG 1713 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
22  v.Ephraim LEWIS was born 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 29 FEB 1788 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah EVERETT ABT 1739. She was born ABT 1720 in Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 5 MAY 1776 in Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
23  vi.Abigail LEWIS was born 9 NOV 1722 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Nehemiah BEARDSLEY ABT 1740 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Nathan BEARDSLEY and Dinah CURTIS. He was born 5 APR 1719 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


5.Edmund LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born ABT 1679 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1757 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Episcopal Burying Grounds, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah. She was born ABT 1710, and died JAN 1792 in Connecticut. She was buried in Monroe, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah BEACH 21 MAY 1702 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Benjamin BEACH and Sarah WELLS. She was born SEP 1681 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 13 JUL 1756 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Edmund LEWIS and Hannah BEACH were:
24  i.Sarah LEWIS was born 30 APR 1704 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Ephraim BURRITT.
25  ii.Sevignion LEWIS was born 5 JUN 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Bathsheba BURROUGHS.
26  iii.Ichabod LEWIS was born 14 SEP 1707 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah BEARDSLEY.
27  iv.Jane LEWIS was born APR 1709 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1711 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
28  v.Edmund LEWIS was born 3 OCT 1710 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah BURRITT. He married Frances.
29  vi.Hannah LEWIS was born 24 AUG 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Nathan THOMPSON.
30  vii.Jane LEWIS was born 27 AUG 1714 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
31  viii.Martha LEWIS was born 12 APR 1716 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
32  ix.Ruth LEWIS was born 11 JAN 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph UFFORD.
33  x.Nathaniel LEWIS was born 23 JAN 1719 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Ruth BEARDSLEY.
34  xi.Eunice LEWIS was born AUG 1723 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Abraham THOMPSON.


6.Joseph LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born ABT 1682 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUL 1756. He was buried in Episcopal Burying Grounds, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Phebe JUDSON 29 JUN 1714 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JAMES JUDSON and REBECCA WELLES. She was born 2 OCT 1691 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 11 SEP 1753 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Episcopal Burying Grounds, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Joseph LEWIS and Phebe JUDSON were:
35  i.Rebecca LEWIS was born 14 APR 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died JUL 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
36  ii.Rebecca LEWIS was born ABT 1716 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Robert WALKER.
37  iii.Rebecca LEWIS was born 22 JUL 1716 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
38  iv.Thomas LEWIS was born AUG 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Eunice WELLES. He married Anne.
39  v.Joseph LEWIS was born ABT 1720 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah BLACKLEACH.


7.Hannah LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born ABT 1684 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph JONES 10 SEP 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Joseph JONES and Rebecca DRAKE. He was born 20 DEC 1682 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Hannah LEWIS and Joseph JONES were:
40  i.Child JONES was born 3 DEC 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 DEC 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
41  ii.Mary JONES was born 9 JAN 1707 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
42  iii.Joseph JONES was born ABT MAR 1724 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
43  iv.John JONES was born ABT APR 1726 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


9.Martha LEWIS was born ABT 1691 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 30 SEP 1754. She married James JUDSON 18 DEC 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of JAMES JUDSON and REBECCA WELLES. He was born 1 APR 1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1744 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Martha LEWIS and James JUDSON were:
44  i.Abigail JUDSON was born 15 SEP 1713 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
45  ii.Sarah JUDSON was born 8 JUL 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
46  iii.Eunice JUDSON was born 24 OCT 1717 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
47  iv.Martha JUDSON was born 18 FEB 1719 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph CURTIS.
48  v.James JUDSON was born 27 NOV 1721 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth CURTIS.
49  vi.Lewis W. JUDSON was born ABT 23 AUG 1723 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
50  vii.Elizabeth JUDSON was born 25 SEP 1725 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Job PECK.
51  viii.Benjamin JUDSON was born 13 SEP 1727 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth CURTIS.
52  ix.Hannah JUDSON was born 17 JUL 1729 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
53  x.Elihu JUDSON was born 11 MAY 1732 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
54  xi.Sarah JUDSON was born 31 JAN 1736 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


10.Abigail LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born ABT 1694 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel PRINDLE 1 DEC 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of John PRINDLE and Mary HULL. He was born 18 JUL 1691 in Derby, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 25 MAY 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Child of Abigail LEWIS and Samuel PRINDLE was:
55  i.Samuel PRINDLE was born 28 JUN 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


11.Benjamin LEWIS (BENJAMIN LEWIS1) was born 1696 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 7 JUL 1759 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Congregational Church Burial Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah DEFOREST 24 DEC 1719 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of David DEFOREST and Martha BLAGGE. She was born 9 NOV 1698 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 8 JUN 1765 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Congregational Church Burial Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Benjamin LEWIS and Sarah DEFOREST were:
56  i.William LEWIS was born ABT 1720 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah DEFOREST.
57  ii.Nehemiah LEWIS was born ABT 1722 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
58  iii.Hepzibah LEWIS was born ABT JUN 1724 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel FAIRCHILD.
59  iv.Benjamin LEWIS was born 14 SEP 1729 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth.
60  v.Samuel LEWIS was born 23 JUN 1731 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Eunice PATTERSON.
61  vi.Isaac LEWIS was born SEP 1734 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Anne THOMPSON. He married Mary WHEELER. He married Mary MOREHOUSE. He married Alice CAMPBELL.