Pvt Edward W. Lewis

Birth
Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Apr 1907 (aged 75–76)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Plot Old Public Lots, Lot 02692, Tier 3, Grave 6
Memorial ID 140685030 · View Source
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Edward Lewis age 76 years, died of dropsy at 114 Hancock in Peoria. He is a Civil War veteran and a member of the Masons. 3 sons survive.
Services April 3 with burial in Springdale.
Peoria Star
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Unmarked Grave
Notable Peoria City Directory entries:
1863, tobacconist
1865 Cook in US Army
1870's 1880's 1890's Music Teacher.
His son Edward W Lewis Jr often listed his occupation as musician. Edward Jr and his brother John T Lewis had a whitener business for a time in the 1890's.
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First marriage to Amanda in 1858
His second marriage:
Peoria County Marriage License April 15, 1903: Edward W Lewis, age 69, born in Virginia, occupation janitor, living in Peoria. He named his father as Ambrose Lewis. His 2nd marriage. Mrs Victoria Cornish, age 46, born in Missouri. She named her father as George Morgan. Her 3rd marriage.
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Pvt Lewis applied for a pension in 1892 for his service in the 29th US Colored Infantry

ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES
Name LEWIS, EDWARD
Rank PVT
Company
Unit 29 USC INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence PEKIN, TAZEWELL CO, IL
Age 31
Height 5' 7 1/2
Occupation TOBACCONIST
Nativity PETERSBURG, VA

Service Record
Joined When SEP 28, 1864
Joined Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Period 1 YR
Muster In SEP 28, 1864
Muster In Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Muster Out MAY 23, 1865
Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Petersburg VA: The city is also significant for its role in African-American history. Petersburg had one of the oldest free black settlements in the state at Pocahontas Island. Two Baptist churches in the city, whose congregations were founded in the late 18th century, are among the oldest black congregations and churches in the nation.


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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 30 Dec 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 140685030
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward W. Lewis (1831–1 Apr 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140685030, citing Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .