Biography of Henry M. Lewis
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Lewis, Henry M., was born in the town of Greenfield, February 6, 1844. a son of Benjamin and Harriet (Mastin) Lewis, and was educated in the common schools of the town of Greenfield. When he was eight years of age he started in life for himself as a farm laborer, for which he received his board and clothes; his wages were afterwards increased to four and six dollars per month. He followed farming until thirty-three years of age, when he started in the lumber business, which with farming he has followed to the present time. He was engaged in the lumber business first in Providence, where he remained for about nine years when he moved to the town of Gaiway. He was there for about eight years when the high water destroyed his business and he sold out to Henry Mastin and moved to Windom, Minn., where he remained four years, then returned to the town of Milton and settled near West Milton, where he has since lived. Mr. Lewis is a strictly self-made man, having depended upon his own resources since he was eight years of age; he is public spirited and interested in the affairs of his town and county. He has been justice of the peace in the town of Gaiway, and at Windoin, Minn. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, One Hundred and Fifty-third N. Y. Vols., and served three years. In 1879 Mr. Lewis married Mary H., daughter of Smith Drake, and they have one son, Reuben H.


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