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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Nate LEWIS which was taken at the A.
Kracaw Studio in Washington, IA. The photograph appears to have been taken
in the 1860's or 1870's with Nate likely in his teens or 20's at the time it
was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following
information regarding Nate and his family:
Nathaniel Clabaugh LEWIS was b. 11 Jan 1849 in Washington Co., IA to parents
William Blackstock LEWIS (b. 4 Sept 1806 in Garrard Co. KY-d. 20 Feb 1888 in
Washington, IA) and Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane DONNELL (b. 7 Jul 1809 in Bourbon
Co., KY-1894). Nate's parents were married in Indiana on 24 Nov 1828 and are
said to have had 13 children. Their children included, Samuel Milton; Nancy
Catherine or Katherine; Robert Porter; Thomas L.; James Harvey; Mary Ellen;
Cassandra Jane; Elizabeth Emily; Lizzie E.; Thomas Luther; Nathaniel
Clabaugh; John Nuton; and Josephine LEWIS all born between 1829 and 1851in
either Decatur, IN or Washington, IA. Nate died 8 Apr 1873 in Washington
Co., IA and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington, IA.
These six siblings are buried in the same cemetery with Nate, Nancy Cathrine
LEWIS VINCENT (1831-1908); Robert Porter LEWIS (1833-1924); Mary Ellen LEWIS
MARSHALL (1838-1912); Casander Jane LEWIS (1840-1894); Thomas Luther LEWIS
(1846-1937); and John Nuton LEWIS (1849-1908).
Census records provide the following details:
1860 census of Brighton, IA:
W. B. LEWIS, age 55, a Farmer, born KY
Eliza J. LEWIS, age 51, born KY
Mary E. LEWIS, age 21, a Teacher, born IN
Casander LEWIS age 19, a Domestic, born IN
Elizabeth LEWIS, age 16, a Domestic, born IN
Thomas L. LEWIS, age 14, born IA
Nathaniel LEWIS, age 11, born IA
John N. LEWIS, age 11, born IA
Josephine LEWIS, age 9 born IA
1870 census of Center, IA:
At the Iowa Hospital for the Insane
Nathaniel C. LEWIS, age 21, born IA
I'm hoping to locate someone from Nate's family so that this wonderful old
treasure can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this
family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
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