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Nicholas Lewis

Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Oct 1856 (aged 72–73)
Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Burial Valhermoso Springs, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 35655210 · View Source
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Nicholas Lewis was the son of Owen and Sarah Perkins Lewis. He moved to Morgan Co, AL, and in July of 1818, filed on 3,013 acres located in Morgan and Madison counties of Alabama.

In May of 1820 he applied for a ferry license and began Lewis' Ferry operations. Lewis received a grant in May of 1828 from the United States of America for 160 acres for river improvement. This was the beginning of the development of Talucah Landing. Lewis owned a large warehouse and the first cotton gin at Talucah. He constructed a wooden chute to carry baled cotton from the warehouse to the docks below.

SOURCE: The Heritage of Morgan County, Alabama, story written by Nettie Sparks.

Gravesite Details No tombstone found.




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  • Added: 8 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35655210
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Lewis (1783–1 Oct 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35655210, citing Lewis Family Cemetery, Valhermoso Springs, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Faded Genes (contributor 46891429) .