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Judge Richard Lewis
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Birth: 1842
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1892
Walhalla
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA

Confederate Soldier; Place of burial C129 of the Cemetery Index for Oconee County, SC *** Syd Schultz, Contributor #47851350 looked for this grave and he was unable to locate in this cemetery ***

Richard Lewis, Master of Equity and Judge of Probate of Oconee County, committed suicide in his office at Walhalla today by shooting himself through the heart with a pistol.
Judge Lewis has held the two offices above mentioned for many years and was one of the popular men in the county. He entered the Confederate Army when but fifteen years old and at sixteen was promoted to Lieutenant for bravery on the field. In Colonel Walker's Infantry, Bratton's Brigade, Longstreet's Corps, he lost a leg and was otherwise terribly wounded.
Continuous suffering and prostration of the nervous system is the supposed cause of his suicide.

Columbia, SC, January 4, 1892

Tuesday, January 12, 1892
The Weekly Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia

**** Based on his age shown on 1850 & 1860 Census, Judge Lewis was older than 15 years old when he entered service **** 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Fielding Lewis (1814 - 1894)
  Susan Sloan Lewis (1820 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Olivia Kate Lawrence Lewis (1851 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  William D Lewis (1870 - 1941)*
  Eugene K Lewis (1871 - 1946)*
  Lucia Lewis Nimmons (1877 - 1939)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Lewis (1842 - 1892)
  John Earle Lewis (1844 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Seneca
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Fran Bundy
Record added: Aug 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95332511
Judge Richard Lewis
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