Biography of Dr. Nathaniel B. Lewis
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Lewis, Dr. Nathaniel B., was born near Binghamton, Broome county, N. Y., February 21, 1840, son of George W. and Lovina (Bishop) Lewis. He was educated in the public schools and the old Binghamton Academy, and began to study medicine at the age of eighteen in Kane county, Ill. He immediately put his knowledge into practice, making a specialty of electro therapeutics, in which he was very successful. He belonged to an independent military Co. there, and when the Rebellion broke out they were mustered into the United States service for three months at Springfield, Ills., and were honorably discharged at the end of that time. He then enlisted in Co. G. 52d Infy. Ill. Vols., and they were mustered into service September 25, 1861, He was wounded in the face with a gun shot in the battle of Pittsburg Landing. He was promoted first sergeant for gallant conduct, and was honorably discharged November 16, 1864. After being discharged he went through to the sea with Sherman as a citizen employee of the government. He returned to Illinois in January, 1865; about two years after he went to Iowa where he was freight conductor for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company, and afterwards fence contractor for the Illinois Central Railroad Company. In 1875 he came to Troy, N. Y., and perfected himself in his chosen profession with Dr. Benton, where he remained as partner for two years. May 2, 1880, he married Susan (Gray) King, of Waterford, Saratoga county, N. Y. She died September 30, 1896. In 1881 he came to Lansingburgh, where he has since practiced with success. He kept his office in Troy until May, 1896, when he removed it to his residence. He is a member of Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M., Troy, of which he is past master. The ancestry of the family is French and English.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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