Category Archives: Lewis

Setting the record straight – Daniel Wade’s three wives and the DAR records

I was so thrilled and excited to find out yesterday that the supplemental application I prepared for the DAR last year was vetted and approved by their genealogists! To correct the mistake of previous applicants, I had to gather proof documents … Continue reading

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Harvey M. Dixon update

I wanted to check in with you again because it has been four months since I posted the Dixon/Lewis connection. Here’s an update: I wrote to three living descendants of Jacob/Harvey through his son George. Coincidentally, they all live in … Continue reading

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Jacob W. Lewis, AKA Harvey M. Dixon???

I wanted to let you know some interesting news regarding Caleb and Joanna (Wade) Lewis’ eldest son, Jacob W. Lewis. The tie-in looks pretty sure, although I am still looking for some sort of confirmation to really nail it down. After all … Continue reading

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Wilson Spencer, 1835-1926

WILSON SPENCER, 1835-1926 Wilson Spencer was born in Herkimer County, New York, on October 25, 1835. He was the second of three sons of Richard and Polly (Smith) Spencer. Richard and Polly had both been born and raised in Herkimer … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2011

I was excited to take another extended road trip, not only to enjoy the company of my parents on an adventure together, but to make research stops at some of the areas that have turned up in the past couple … Continue reading

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Wyoming, by Ralph S. Lewis

“Wyoming” is one of several biographical accounts written by my grandfather, Ralph Spencer Lewis, about his family and his growing-up years. What a treasure he left us! Leslie WYOMING In the year 1900, my father and a brother-in-law, Alvah Spencer, … Continue reading

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Caleb and Joanna (Wade) Lewis musings

Caleb Lewis (1790-1856) is one of our genealogical brick walls. While he left a nice paper trail during his life, we have yet to discover the names of his parents. He first appears in census records in 1820, living in Stafford, Genesee County, … Continue reading

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50th birthday road trip adventure, June-July 2009

When my brother turned 50 he had a big birthday bash at a Mexican restaurant with friends, family, food, drinks, and Karaoke. It was a lot of fun. Knowing I was the next in line, people began asking me what I … Continue reading

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