Chapter 14 – Children of Samuel Howell Lewis

April 18, 2009 - 1,733 views

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Chapter 14 – Children of Samuel Howell Lewis

Our family oral tradition is that Samuel Howell Lewis and his first wife Henrietta Mabrey had four sons – James, Samuel, Hardin and Ansell, and that these four sons preceded Samuel Howell Lewis to Illinois.  Based on recent DNA testing, it appears we have located a descendant of son Samuel.  The DNA match is to a man whose ancestor is a Samuel Lewis, born in 1824, and lived in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Our DNA genetic markers indicate a very high probability of a common ancestor at this generation.

Following the death of Henrietta Mabrey, Samuel Howell Lewis remarried to a Jane Darnell.  They had three sons, Benjamin Darnell Lewis, Robert Lewis and William Baugh Lewis.  A daughter, Ann Lewis, died in childhood.