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Gideon Lewis

Male 1749 - 1805  (55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Gideon Lewis was born on 15 Dec 1749 in Rhode Island (son of James Lewis and Susanna Petty); died on 5 May 1805.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 15 Dec 1749, Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 3 May 1810, New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a miller.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Card. Sarah was born about 1754 in New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Leah Lewis was born on 7 May 1787 in New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 3 Nov 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Lewis was born about 1689 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island (son of James Lewis and Sarah Babcock); died before 4 May 1752 and 23 May 1752 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1688, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
    • Alternate death: May 1752, Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    He was a cooper. He married his first wife Abigail, whose origins are unknown, about 1708 in Washington County, Rhode Island.

    All of his children and all of his Fordice stepchildren are mentioned in his will.

    James married Susanna Petty in 1747. Susanna (daughter of William Petty and Mary) was born on 6 Jul 1716 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Susanna Petty was born on 6 Jul 1716 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of William Petty and Mary).

    Notes:

    According to Robert Joseph Curfman (citation details below), while her birth was recorded at Charlestown, Rhode Island, she was probably born at Westerly.

    Her first husband was John Fordis or Fordice, whom she married in Westerly on 27 Dec 1733.

    Children:
    1. 1. Gideon Lewis was born on 15 Dec 1749 in Rhode Island; died on 5 May 1805.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Lewis was born on 3 Jun 1664 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island (son of John Lewis and Dorcas); died between 6 Mar 1740 and 30 Sep 1745 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 6 Sep 1745, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island

    James married Sarah Babcock in 1687 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Sarah (daughter of James Babcock and Jane Brown) was born about 1669 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died in 1740 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah Babcock was born about 1669 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of James Babcock and Jane Brown); died in 1740 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1666

    Children:
    1. 2. James Lewis was born about 1689 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died before 4 May 1752 and 23 May 1752 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.

  3. 6.  William Petty was born on 30 Oct 1691 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (son of James Petty and Mary Lawton); died between 15 Jul 1747 and 5 Oct 1747 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    His will bequeaths 5s to "Daughter Susanna Lewis," saying "she hath already had her portion".

    At Westerly on 1 May 1716 he was charged with having "Illegally come into Town," but the matter was dropped. He was a freeman of Westerly 5 Mar 1735.

    William married Mary. Mary died before 7 Nov 1748 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary died before 7 Nov 1748 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    Said by some to have been Mary Winter, daughter of John Winter and Abigail Smith.

    Children:
    1. 3. Susanna Petty was born on 6 Jul 1716 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Lewis was born about 1630; died before 1690 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; was buried in Lewis Cemetery, near Watch Hill, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1690, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    One of the founders of Westerly.

    John married Dorcas in 1657. Dorcas died in 1705. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Dorcas died in 1705.
    Children:
    1. 4. James Lewis was born on 3 Jun 1664 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died between 6 Mar 1740 and 30 Sep 1745 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

  3. 10.  James Babcock was born about 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of James Badcock and Sarah); died in 1698 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1698, Woodville, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    Blacksmith and farmer. "[H]e manufactured iron from bog ore and from black sand gathered upon the seashore." [The Babcock Genealogy]

    Constable of Providence Plantation in 1671. Westerly grand jury, 13 Dec 1687; Selectman, May 1688 and May 1689; Town Councilman 2 Jul 1693 and again in 1696.

    James and his wife Jane are recorded in 1692 as members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport and Westerly.

    James Babcock (1641-1698) = Jane Brown (d. 1718)
    James Babcock (~1665-~1721) = ?
    Jonathan Babcock (b. 1703) = Elizabeth Larkin (~1702-1784)
    Mary Babcock (b. 1724) = John Casey (1724-1794)
    Sarah Casey (1755-1813) = John Rathbun (1750-1810)
    Phoebe Rathbun (1797-1848) = Jeremiah Phillips (1800-1848)
    Whipple Van Buren Phillips (1833-1904) = Rhoby Alzada Place (1827-1896)
    Sarah Susan Phillips (1857-1921) = Winfield Scott Lovecraft (1853-1898)
    Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937)
    James Babcock (1641-1698) = Jane Brown (d. 1718)
    James Babcock (~1665-~1721) = ?
    Jonathan Babcock (b. 1703) = Elizabeth Larkin (~1702-1784)
    Mary Babcock (b. 1724) = John Casey (1724-1794)
    Sarah Casey (1755-1813) = John Rathbun (1750-1810)
    Sarah Rathbun (1787-1868) = Stephen Place (1783-1849)
    Rhoby Alzada Place (1827-1896) = Whipple Van Buren Phillips (1833-1904)
    Sarah Susan Phillips (1857-1921) = Winfield Scott Lovecraft (1853-1898)
    Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937)

    James married Jane Brown about 1665 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Jane (daughter of Nicholas Brown) died between 30 Apr 1718 and 4 Feb 1719 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Jane Brown (daughter of Nicholas Brown); died between 30 Apr 1718 and 4 Feb 1719 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 30 Apr 1718
    • Alternate death: 1719
    • Alternate death: Bef Feb 1719, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    "On August 7, 1699, she was convicted of selling drink by retail, contrary to order, and was fined forty shillings for it, but the fine was remitted on her petition." [Babcock and Allied Families, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Babcock was born about 1669 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died in 1740 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

  5. 12.  James Petty was born on 25 Mar 1663 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut (son of John Petty and Ann Canning); died before 13 Mar 1713 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a soldier in King Philip's War.

    James married Mary Lawton on 15 Jun 1683 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of John Lawton and Benedicta) was born on 15 Apr 1662 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died after 1 Jun 1713 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Lawton was born on 15 Apr 1662 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut (daughter of John Lawton and Benedicta); died after 1 Jun 1713 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. William Petty was born on 30 Oct 1691 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died between 15 Jul 1747 and 5 Oct 1747 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.