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Charles P.  Lewis



Unknown Unknown
DOB 5/24/1824 Tennessee
DOD 11/11/1866 Hardin Co. IL
Marriage 12/17/1847 Gallatin Co. IL
Spouse Name:  Charlotte Brown
Children DOB DOD Spouse
Rebecca 11/10/1848 5/22/1930 Beard
Robert 1853 1897 Smith
Sara 6/30/1856 2/25/1890 Mason
Charles Thomas 7/3/1857 1/19/1926 Gentry
Jonathan 9/15/1861 1/4/1879  
Brown 10/3/1864 5/8/1949 Angleton
Charles P. Lewis was born May 24th, 1824 in Tennessee.  Very little has been discovered regarding this Charles P. Lewis.  Muster records indicate he was attached to the Illinois 3rd Infantry under Captain Michael Kelly Lawler during the Mexican War of 1846-1848.

Charles married Charlotte Brown, daughter of John Brown, 1807-1875 of Pennsylvania and Sarah McConnell, 1814-1893.  This marriage was recorded December 17th, 1847 in Gallatin County, Illinois.

August 14th 1862 Charles enlisted in the 15th Regiment of the Union Kentucky Cavalry out of Paducha.  He served with this regiment, company C, until October 29th 1863.  This was the extent of Charles' Civil War service.  It is believed that illness prevented him from serving any longer.  The May/June Muster shows Charles as "absent; Sick at Home in Hardin County, Illinois".  While he is present in later musters, it is believed that he died in 1866 of consumption or Tuberculosis.  Charles discharged from service October 29th, 1863.  Here is the discharge muster.

Charles and Charlotte had seven children, one of which died at birth.  The family is present in the 1850 Hardin County Illinois Federal census as well as the 1860 census of the same.  The 1860 census is the last recorded history of Charles P. Lewis recovered to date.  DNA of his descendants seems to indicate that he was of Warner Hall Lewis decent.

Ongoing Research:

A Samuel H. Lewis, according to the 1840 Gallatin County, Illinois Federal census lists a male 15-20 yrs.  Samuel, himself would have been 25yrs old (born 1815, NC).  Supposing that the male listed is 15yrs, Samuel would have been 10yrs old when the child was born.  We can conclude that the male listed 15-20yrs is not a child of Samuel but more likely a sibling.

Samuel H. Lewis married Anna W. Trousdale 1/26/1835 in White County, Illinois.  Anna was the daughter of Alexander Trousdale, son of John Trousdale.  Gov. William Trousdale, son of James Trousdale, married Ann Bugg in 1847, Sumner County, Tennessee.  Ann Bugg was the daughter of Samuel Bugg and Francis Lewis.  Francis Lewis was the daughter of Howell Lewis.

A Malinda Trousdale, listed on the 1840 census for Gallatin County, married a James H. Lewis in 1836 according to the church of LDS.  It is unclear as to why she is listed on this 1840 census as "Trousdale" and no James H. Lewis is present.

An 1830 Federal Census of White County lists a Westly Lewis living very near a James and Alex Trousdale.

An 1850 Federal Census of Gallatin County lists Samuel H. Lewis born 1815 North Carolina.  Next door is a Joseph P. Lewis born 1818, North Carolina.

Samuel H. Lewis married second, Charlotte Fowler, 1841, Gallatin County, Illinois.  She is the Charlotte listed on the 1840 census.  "Gallatin County Illinois Wills and Probates" lists a James Thomas Lewis "died intestate, December, 1850".  The estate was presided over by an Enoch Fowler.

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