Biography of Mrs. Elizabeth G. Curtis
Madison County, NY Biographies





Curtis, Mrs. Elizabeth G., p. o. Madison. - Whiting J. Lewis was one of the pioneers of Madison, and came to the town from Stratford, Conn., about 1796. He was a farmer and a man greatly respected in the locality. His children were Sally, Henry, Judson S., Stiles and Angenette. Henry Lewis was born near Solsville in 1806, and spent the greater portion of his business life in the town. He engaged in farming and speculating and became the most wealthy man in Madison. Moreover, he was generous and public spirited, and much respected wherever known. He died in 1894. His first wife was Susan Root, daughter of pioneer Solomon Root; they had two children: Heber, who lived to about twenty five years of age; and Irving, who died in childhood. Mr. Lewis's second wife was Mrs. Harriet (Slocum) Drake of Wilkesbarre, Pa. The children by adoption of Henry Lewis were Ella Bailey, who married Henry Schanzlin of Buffalo and Ernest G. (Johnson) Lewis, a native of Madison. The latter married Elizabeth Gifford. He died in November, 1892, and his widow afterward married Louis A. Curtis of Madison.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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