Biography of Capt. Exekiel T. Lewis of Alexander, NY

The sixth settler among the early pioneers of Alexander was Capt. Ezekiel T. Lewis, a native of Connecticut, who came in 1806, and died in 1836, aged 65 years. He was captain of militia in early days, owned a large farm on the east side of Tonawanda Creek, was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a temperance man. He was married three times, first to Phoebe Bushnell, who bone him children as follows: Sylvester, Betsey, Phoebe, and James. The latter was born in Oneida County, came here when 12 years of age, and remained until his death in 1871, aged 73 years. He married Phoebe McIntyre, of Vermont, daughter of Joseph McIntyre, and their children are Cynthia, Ezekiel P., Samantha D, Hester A., and Anson. Anson Lewis was born in Alexander, and married Mary, daughter of Jabez Peck. Their children are Jasper B. and James, who were killed at Petersburg, Va., in 1864, and William W. For his second wife Mr. Lewis manned Hagnah, daughter of Hosea and Lavina Rich, and their children are Charles F., Mary J., Cora M., and Jennie A. The latter married Alexander H. Webb, a conductor, who was killed on the D., L. & W. Railroad in 1888, aged 26 years. Anson Lewis spent all his life on the old homestead.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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