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Samuel Harper Lewis
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1828
Louisiana, USA
Death: 1892
Madera County
California, USA

Samuel and Catherine were buried originally on the MB Lewis Ranch now at the bottom of Hensley Lake. Moved from Hidden Lake to Arbor Vitae Cemetery in 1971
Military service: 1851, Mariposa Battilion, Mariposa Indian War under Major Savage

Samuel Harper Lewis, son of Martin Baty Lewis who once owned a ranch between Willow Creek and the Fresno River that is now at the bottom of Hensley Lake behind Hidden Dam. Martin lived downstream from the Hensley family and had a family cemetery on his property just like the Hensley's. Four of his sons came out to California with him in 1850, Sameul Harper Lewis was one of the four. He is also listed as part of the Mariposa Battalion that discovered Yosemite Valley in 1851.

Samuel Harper Lewis was born in 1828 in Louisiana to Martin Baty Lewis and Nancy Moore. 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Baty Lewis (1806 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Hayes Lewis (1838 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Eliza Lewis Gaster Bensen (1869 - 1948)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Harper Lewis (1828 - 1892)
  Malinda Hester Lewis Best (1839 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arbor Vitae Cemetery
Madera
Madera County
California, USA
Plot: Blk 1 Row 9
 
Created by: Rose
Record added: Feb 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24881739
Samuel Harper Lewis
Added by: Lester Letson
 
Samuel Harper Lewis
Added by: Rose
 
Samuel Harper Lewis
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 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
Samuel Harper Lewis was part of the Mariposa Battalion led by Major James D Savage. His father Martin Baty Lewis was the Adjutant to Major Savage when they were credited with discovering Yosemite Valley in 1851.
- Lester Letson
 Added: Apr. 1, 2011
 
 
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