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Joseph Power Lewis
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1811
Bracken County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1889
Custer County
Nebraska, USA

from The History of Hendricks County, Indiana (Chicago: Interstate Publishing, 1885)--Center Township, pages 527-528:

Joseph P. Lewis was born in Bracken County, Ky. While he was a lad his parents moved to Indiana, stopping in Fayette and Rush counties. Joseph went back to Kentucky and was married to Louisa Leak in June, 1834. He moved to Hendricks County in 1835, and lived there continuously until his removal to Nebraska April 1, 1885, where he went to join his children in Custer County. He could relate many interesting experiences of pioneer life, such as how the settlers beat their corn into meal in a hominy mortar, and attended mill at Crawfordsville for several years, going one day and returning the next on horseback, which he did many times. On the death of his wife, he married a widow lady, Mrs. Eliza Bell, of Hendricks County. They have several children. Uncle Joe, as he was familiarly called by everybody, left a host of friends and well-wishers behind him.

Family links: 
  Stephen D Lewis (1786 - 1856)
  Mary Vermillion Lewis (1788 - 1856)
  Louisa Leak Lewis (1812 - 1856)*
  Elizabeth Ann Mahan Bell Lewis (1823 - 1909)*
  Mary Lewis Sprouse (1832 - 1894)*
  Orlando Taylor Lewis (1859 - 1923)*
  William Thomas Lewis (1861 - 1946)*
  Rosa Lewis Leach (1866 - 1949)*
  Maria Lewis Davison (1809 - 1848)*
  Joseph Power Lewis (1811 - 1889)
  Stephen Taylor Lewis (1813 - 1855)*
  Nancy Lewis Guffin (1815 - 1899)*
  Margaret Lewis Dickson (1817 - 1882)*
  Amelia Lewis Kiger (1819 - 1876)*
  Thomas Smith Lewis (1821 - 1906)*
  Horatio Lewis (1827 - 1885)*
  Sally A Lewis McMichael (1829 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
APR. 11, 1889
73 Y 27 D
Sand Valley Cemetery
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 16
GPS (lat/lon): 41.27748, -100.0248
Created by: Bonnie Weller
Record added: Aug 23, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5709017
Joseph Power Lewis
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Joseph Power Lewis
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Joseph Power Lewis
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