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.