My Ancestors (34) and (35) – Enoch Lewis (1776 – 1856) and John Jackson Lewis (1825 – 1919)

Last June I read about a Challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, and I was intrigued. I decided to take up the challenge. Some Ancestors may take more than one week, but I still intend to write about 52 Ancestors. I hope you enjoy reading about My Ancestors as much as I am looking forward to researching and writing about them.

  • Enoch Lewis; (2) John Jackson Lewis; (3) Edith May (Lewis) Rider; (4) Marian Edith (Rider) Irwin; (5) Marian Dunlap (Irwin) Guion; (6) Judith Anne Guion

Enoch Lewis was born January 29, 1776 in Radnor (Chester Co.), Pennsylvania.  He married Lydia Jackson, born April 27, 1825.  They had several children, the oldest, John Jackson Lewis was born April 27, 1825, in Wilmington, (New Castle Co.), Delaware.  two other sons were named Edward and William.

John Jackson Lewis was 25 years old when he embarked on his Voyage to California to visit his brother William in 1851.  William had a farm in San Jose, California.  (See Category “Voyage to California” on my blog:

John Jackson Lewis married Margaret Ann Wilde (b.  August 22 or 24, 1844 in New York City, New York).

The children of John Jackson Lewis and Margaret Ann Wilde:

  1. Edith May Lewis, born June 21, 1863 in Sterling Center, Minnesota
  2. Alice Jackson Lewis, born September 28, 1866, Sterling Center Minnesota.
  3. William Edward Lewis born October 24, 1868, Pontiac, Illinois.
  4. Frank J. Lewis born February 6, 1871, Sterling Center, Minnesota
  5. 5 Charles Bertrum Lewis born April 8, 1872, Sterling Center, Minnesota
  6. Margaret Lewis, died May 25, 1876 as an infant in Watsonville, California.

This isn’t very much on these two ancestors but I intend to keep looking for more information. With all the information online, I should be able to find out a bit more.

Tomorrow and for the rest of the week, I’ll continue with the detailed descriptions found in the Log Book of the Helen.

Judy Guion

5 thoughts on “My Ancestors (34) and (35) – Enoch Lewis (1776 – 1856) and John Jackson Lewis (1825 – 1919)

  1. Janet McKee says:

    Reblogged this on Janet's Thread 2 and commented:
    I’ll try to do the ancestor challenge also. Need to keep focused!

  2. I’m surprised that John Jackson Lewis was only twenty-five when he went to visit his brother. From his journal and diary, I envisioned him twice that age.

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