My dog King
My father and me under a tree in Old Town, Stonefort, IL
My first day of school. There was no kindergarten, so I am starting first grade.
My immigrant Lewis ancestor was a John Lewis who came to Virginia in 1653 after leavng Abergavenny, Wales following the English Civil War. My ancestors were prominent in the Virginia Colony, with one being the Speaker of the House of Burgess and owner of Warner Hall, a colonial home that stands today along with the original undivided 600 acres as a beautiful bed and breakfast.
Like many settlers, my ancestors moved South and then West, coming to Illinois in the 1840s where we lived until my family moved away in 1965.
My father is buried in the small Joyner Cemetery outside Stonefort, Illinois, near his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and many relatives.
I am working on a book of family history, and am publishing the work in progress on this site.
- Lewis Family Crest Pottery
- Lewis Reunions
- Recent Photos Of Various Lewis Family Members
- My Short Lewis Lineage 1592 – Today
- My Lewis Family History (book is now published)
- Overview – Lewis Family History
- Chapter 1 – Overview
- Chapter 2 – Early Origins
- Chapter 3 – Welsh Information
- Chapter 4 – Rhys Goch
- Chapter 5 – Richard Lewis (grandfather of John the Emigrant)
- Chapter 6 – Lewis ap Richard (Lewis Prichard, Prickett, Ryckett)
- Chapter 7 – John Lewis of Monmouthshire (Emigrant John)
- Chapter 8 – Major John Lewis
- Chapter 9 – Councilor John Lewis
- Chapter 10 – Robert Lewis of Belvoir
- Chapter 11 – Robert Lewis of Granville
- Chapter 12 – Robert of Mecklenberg
- Chapter 13 – Samuel Howell Lewis
- Chapter 14 – Children of Samuel Howell Lewis
- Chapter 15 – Children of Robert Lewis of Stonefort
- 15a. Henrietta Lewis Kelly
- 15b. (Joshua Samuel) Howell Lewis
- 15c. Florence Lewis
- 15d. Jennie Lewis Kelley
- 15e. John Henry Lewis
- 15f. (Seth) Albert Lewis
- 15g. Oliver Lewis
- 15h. Oscar Lewis
- 15i. Cora June Lewis Green
- 15j. (Robert) Ira Lewis
- 15k. Ellis Raymond Lewis
- Chapter 16 – Children of William Baugh Lewis