Biography of Christopher E. Lewis
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Lewis, Christopher E., was born at Newport, R. I., in 1838, son of Christopher D. and Julia A. (Murphey) Lewis, natives of Connecticut and Rhode Island, who, in 1842, came to the present farm. C. D. Lewis, the father of C. E., is now ninety one years of age. He came here with Father Beriah Lewis in 1825, but did not locate here till 1842. The mother of C. E. Lewis died in 1885. Mr. Lewis married Jane Thurston, daughter of Alfred Thurston, in January, 1862. Mr. Lewis is one of a family of four children, the others being Julius M., a resident of Iowa; Julia E., wife of the late Wm. M. Wolcott; and Harriet L., wife of George Churnard, C. E. Lewis, who occupied the old homestead, makes a specialty of raising sheep. He has shorn and put on the market over 1,000 pounds of wool annually for thirty five years. He is a well known, influential citizen in the town and county where he lives, has held many important offices, and is well up in Masonry, being a 32d degree member.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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