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Brackin Lewis
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1801
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1891
Washington County
Arkansas, USA

(NOTE: Photo shown here is for Brackin's nephew of the same name and has been added in error.)

From Goodspeed's Northwest Arkansas:

"Brackin Lewis, retired farmer and one of the oldest residents of Reed Township, Washington Co., Ark., was born in the Old North State in 1801, and is the only living descendant of Zachariah and Rachel (Brackin) Lewis. The father died in North Carolina, and the mother was afterward married to Peter Mankins. Mr. Lewis, whose name heads this sketch, came with his parents to Arkansas in 1835, but had lived from the time he was eight years old until he was thirty-four in the State of Kentucky, near the Virginia line, with the exception of one year spent in the State of Illinois. After coming to Arkansas he located near the head-waters of the White River, where he has since been engaged in farming, milling and cabinet work. He has lived a very active life, and is one of the prominent and highly esteemed old citizens of the county. He came to Washington when it was in a very primitive state; and has lived to see it grow into a well populated and highly fertile agricultural region. Matilda Preston, who was born in Kentucky, became his wife, and the mother of sixteen children, seven now living: George W., Rachel (wife of H. Wilson), Moses D., Emeline (wife of T. H. Robinson), Zachariah, John and Eliphas. Those deceased are Henry, Elizabeth, Edie, Nathan P., Lydia, Peter, Julia, Ann and Sarah. Mr. Lewis was formerly a Whig in politics, but is now a Republican, and for about fifty years has been a worthy and consistent member of the Christian Church. He has surmounted many difficulties and discouragements throughout life, and now, after a long and well-spent career, can enjoy the fruits of his labor." 
Family links: 
  Rachel Bracken Mankins (1776 - 1849)
  Edith Lewis Mills (1826 - 1867)*
  Zachariah Lewis (1843 - 1916)*
  Brackin Lewis (1801 - 1891)
  John Bracken Mankins (1804 - 1876)*
  Peter Mankins (1813 - 1899)*
  Samuel C. Mankins (1815 - 1881)*
  Rachel Mankins Fine (1819 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Whitehouse Cemetery
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Shari
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14710249
Brackin Lewis
Added by: Rodney Boles
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