Jeremiah Thomas French Lewis

Jeremiah Thomas French Lewis

Male 1807 - 1855

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  • Name  Jeremiah Thomas French Lewis 
    Born  22 Oct 1807  , Stewart, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Jul 1855  Walpole, Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rector Cemetery, Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I25207  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2014 

    Family  Phoebe Vickers,   b. 1807, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1855, Walpole, Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Nov 1826  Indian Mound, Stewart, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Daniel Lewis,   b. Abt 1832, , Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Walpole, Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Catherine Lewis,   b. 22 Jul 1835, , , IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1889, , Hamilton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F4507  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial #34908629

      Jeremiah Thomas French Lewis is the surviving twin of Daniel Lewis and Nancy French Lewis. He is the first of his family to move to Hamilton Co., IL. Jeremiah fought in the Black Hawk Indian War. He fought with the 1st Regt. 1st Brigade, Illinois Mounted Volunteers. Jeremiah married Phoebe Vickers 23 Nov 1826 and they had sixteen children together. Jeremiah was a preacher and elder at the Primitive Baptist Church and traveled throughout southern Illinois preaching. He helped organize the Union Church between Raleigh & Galatia and was the preacher there about 1837. Jeremiah volunteered for the Mexican War in 1847 and sailed from Alton, IL to Tompico and fought overland to Mexico City. He was sick with malaria and jungle fever but served in all the battles that took place. Jeremiah, his wife, Phoebe and small daughter Dulcena died from Cholera after drinking from a contaminated spring when returning from a church outing. All three died the same day. They left behind seven minor children that went to live with their brother, Moury Vickers Lewis.