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Daniel T. Rogers(b. 1943) - all my relatives - pafc3840 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Daniel T. Rogers(b. 1943) - all my relatives


George Lewis

1John H. Sheppard, Genealogy of the Lewis Family, NEHGR Vol. 17, pp. 162-163.
"I. GEORGE LEWIS came out here before 1633 from East Greenwich in Kent, Eng.; m. Sarah Jenkins of that country, sister of Edward Jenkins, clothier; who afterwards emigrated to Plymouth. Mr. Lewis was dismissed from the Plymouth Church in 1634, and joined the church in Scituate, as appears by the church records, Sept. 20, 1635, where he had lands; he was enrolled in the list of freemen at New Plymouth, March 7, 1636, and removed to Scituate, where with certain freemen in 1637 he petitioned the court for more land, his allotment being insufficient for his support, and the petition was granted. From thence he removed to Barnstable in 1640, where he resided till his death, which in Farmer's Genealogical Register, p. 178, is stated to have been March 26, 1676, when "he was killed by the Indians at Blackstone farm;" but this is an error, as the date applies to his son; for he died in 1668, as his will was presented for probate at Barnstable, March 3, 1662-3. See N. E. His. and Gen. Reguster, vol. VI, p. 185; also Savage's Geneal. Dictionary.
II. 1. CHILDREN OF GEORGE LEWIS: (2) Mary, b. about 1623, m. John Bryant of Scituate, Nov. 14, 1643, d. 1656. They had seven children. (3) Thomas, + b. in England; m. Mary Davis, June 15, 1653; was one of the first settlers of Swansey, and selectman there; twice m. (4) George, + b. in England; m. Mary, dau. of Barnard Lombard of Scituate, December, 1654; d. March 20, 1710. (5) JAMES, + b. 1631 in Scituate; m. Sarah Lane Oct. 31, 1655, dau. of George Lane of Hingham; was admitted freeman in 1658; was selectman of Barnstable, 1660, 1679 and 1681 (Plymouth Col. Records), and from his military rank was called in the records, Lieut. Lewis. There was a "Select Court" in each town, and he was appointed one of the three justices for Barnstable; d. Oct. 4, 1713, a. 82. (6) John, b. at Scituate Oct. 29, 1637; m. Margaret ------. In the year 1676, the time of that bloody and destructive war with the Indians under King Philip, he was in the battle called "Pierce's fight," which took place in Rehoboth near Mount Hope, the residence of that celebrated Sachem. Capt. Michael Pierce of Scituate commanded the brave band, consisting of 63 English and 20 Cape Cod Indians. They were decoyed by the wily foe into an ambush, surrounded by 500 Indians, and after fighting heroically were nearly all slain, save only 8 English and 10 Indian allies, who escaped. John Lewis was slain in this battle, which took place on the sabbath day, March 26, 1670, in his 39th year; he had only one son, b. July, 1638. (7) Ephraim, b. at Barnstable, July 23, 1641, and bap. 25th. In Dr. Stiles' copy of Records of Churches of Scituate and Barnstable is the following: "28 Goodman Lewis, Sr., joined September 20, 1635," and again, "Ephraim son of George Lewis, July 25, 1644." (see N. E. His. and Gen. Register, vol. IX, p. 282. P. S, This is named because Ephraim and Edward were supposed by Mr. Drake to be the same person. The will of George Lewis, exhibited Mar. 3, 1663, at Barnstable, speaks of both. Reg., vol. VI, p. 185.) (8) Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1643; m. Dec. 26, 1663, 1st James Cobb and 2d Jonathan Sparrow, Nov 23, 1698. (9) Nathaniel, + b. 1645; m. ------; removed to Swansey, where he had a son Nathaniel, 1673; he d. Oct. 15, 1683. (10) Joseph, + b. 1647; m. Mary Jones; removed to Swansey, and was killed by the Indians in the war, June, 1675 (Deane's Hist. of Scituate, p. 303); he left two children. (11) Edward, m. Hannah Cobb, May 9th, 1661.".