Lewis, Thomas J., a native of Cayuga County, came to Starkey in in 1812, and to Benton in 1840. His wife, whom
he married in Starkey, was Sally Ann Ayers, and their children were Charles G., Agnes A., Wilson A., Eli and Frank
E. Thomas J. did in May, 1882, and his Wife in October, 1890. Charles G., Wilson A. and Eli served in the war of
1861-65. Wilson A. died in Knoxville, Tenn., in the army. Eli was born in October, 1840. He was educated in the
common schools and in Penn Yan and Dundee Academies. Eli Lewis enlisted at Washington, D. C., in 1863 in an engineer
corps. After two months he came home and in the fall reenlisted in Co. H, Fifty-eighth New York Volunteers, Infantry.
He was sergeant, and was mustered out at the end of his term of service. December 24, 1873, he married Sarah C.,
daughter of Joshua Washburn, Gorham, Ontario County. He is a farmer by occupation and is living on the farm he
bought in 1873.
Also see another Thomas J. Lewis in Yates County.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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