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Transcribed biography of Sylvester A. Lewis

SYLVESTER A. LEWIS was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, February 14, 1834, and is a son of L. Mander and Mary Lewis. His grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought under Col. Ethan Allen at the battle of Ticonderoga; his father was a pioneer of the Western States of Ohio and Indiana, and an associate of Gen. William Henry Harrison, in subduing the wilds of Ohio; he read medicine in Cincinnati, and came to Indiana in 1836 and engaged in practice for nearly half a century; he was a firm believer in the soul's immortality and rewards and punishments. He was married in Hamilton County, Ohio, May 29, 1823. In 1849, he moved to Porter County, Ind., and resumed his practice; he died September 3, 1880. The mother lives with her children. S. A. Lewis remained with his parents until manhood. He was married, January 3, 1861, to Maria Hansford, a native of Cook County, Ill. In 1880, Mr. Lewis moved on the farm, where he now lives and owns; it comprises 320 acres of fine land, which is well improved. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have a family of four children - M. L., L. S., M. E. and D. M. Lewis.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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