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 Burwell Houston Lewis

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Burwell Houston Lewis

  • Birth 23 May 1799 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 6 Oct 1884 DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Dog Town, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 57466474

Burial index of Walker's Chapel indicates that he has the earliest birth date (1799) buried in the cemetery. Headstone indicates is name as 'Burwell' In 1837 Burwell Lewis was sworn in as a constable for Bibb County, Alabama. There are variances in documents in the spelling of his first name. The variance is 'Burrell'. One of his son's was named 'Burrell' which was later shorten to 'Burl'. The name 'Burrell' was also passed on to later generations. The variances are attributed to phonetic spelling. Birth was actually in Greenville District, South Carolina,vice Greenville County.


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  • Created by: BGLewis
  • Added: 22 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57466474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burwell Houston Lewis (23 May 1799–6 Oct 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57466474, citing Walkers Chapel Cemetery, Dog Town, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by BGLewis (contributor 47339473) .