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Levi Lewis

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Birthplace: Frankfort Township, Sussex County, New Jersey./Hackettstown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Grimsby Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Levi Lewis and Mary Lewis
Husband of Mary Lewis and Keziah Lewis
Father of Levi Lewis, Jr.; Hannah (Lewis) Bemer/Beemer and James S Lewis
Brother of Elizabeth Mitchell; Edward Lewis; Margaret Logan (Lewis); James Lewis and Phoebe Douglass

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About Levi Lewis

Lewis, Levi (1735-1799). In colonial times Levi Lewis and his wife Massey lived in Frankfort Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. He brought his family to Upper Canada in 1789 and settled in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County. At the end of his life he lived in Townsend Township, Norfolk County. Includes four generations of descendants in Lincoln, Norfolk and Wentworth Counties and elsewhere . Descendant surnames included: Willson, Swayze, Beamer, Tupper, Crow, Henry, Disher, Russ, Calder, St. John, McGregor, Bint

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Lewis, Levi Sr.

Upper Canada Land Petition of Levi Lewis, Senior dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 26 Jun 1795

“Humbly Sheweth—That your Petitioner was settled in the now State of New Jersey, on his own Farm, & that by his Industry and frugality had procured a considerable Estate, when the war between Great Britain & America commenced, & that by reason of his not complying with the requisitions of the new System of Government, he was imprisoned in Morris Town and lost great part of his substance; That in the year 1789 he removed with his Family to this Province, & by reason of Sickness and other misfortunes, has lost the greatest part of what he brought with him; Therefore your Petitioner humbly prays your Excellency will grant him such portion of the vacant Lands of the Crown, as your Excellency in his wisdom may seem meet—And Your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Levi Lewis” Postscript: “Your Petitioner also begs to observe that he has a family consisting of a wife and Five children under age and has received 250 acres of Land—he was imprisoned with Mr Pettit” Received at the Executive Council Office on 27 Jun 1795 and read in Council on 27 Jun. Ordered granted 200 acres in addition. Later notation: “Levi Lewis said to be deceased.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “L” Bundle 1, Petition Number 56c]

Certificate of Nathaniel Pettit dated at 40 Mile Pond on 24 Jun 1795 appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Levi Lewis Sr.

“This is to Certify that I was well acquainted with the berer mr Levi Lewis Snr in the State of New jersey and that he was a man of Good Character and Esteemed an Industres honest man and had a Considerable property in Lands and other Effects in his hands and that by Reason of his attachment to the Crown and Constitution of Great Britain Lost Great part of what he […]d by being Imprisoned and otherwise […] Intreated by the then Ruling powers and that Since he came to this Country by misfortune and other accidents hath Lost the Greatest part of what he brought with him and that by an un[…] fall about four years past became a Criple and unable to Suport himself and family Certified by [Signed] Nathl Pettit” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “L” Bundle 1, Petition Number 56]

Named in the Townsend Report prepared by Acting Surveyor General David W. Smith dated on 5 Apr 1797 applying for settlement in Townsend Township, Norfolk County but deferred to Jun 1, 1797 [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “A” Bundle 3, Petition Number 62]

Levy Lewis, Senior Lot 1 Concession 13

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Levi Lewis's Timeline

1735
1735
Frankfort Township, Sussex County, New Jersey./Hackettstown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
1762
March 3, 1762
Age 27
Morris County New Jersey, USA
1764
July 1764
Age 29
Sussex, New Jersey, USA
1766
1766
Age 31
New Jersey, USA
1799
October 1799
Age 64
Grimsby Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
October 1799
Age 64
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