978-0-7884-1188-5 / 9780788411885

Our Maryland Heritage, Book 14: Lewis Families (Heritage Classic)


Publisher:Heritage Books, Inc



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This work is fourteenth in a series about Maryland families. The author, already well known for his works on the Brandenburg, Browning, Burdette, Fry, Fulks, Hines, Hurley, King, Lowder, Maddox, Miles, Niekirk, Perry, Pratt, Purdum, Soper, Stottlemyer, Walker and Watkins families, now turns his attention to the Lewis families. In this volume, the author is primarily concerned with those members of the Lewis family with origins in Montgomery County, Maryland, and the counties from which it was formed. Following the custom of the earlier works in this series, the book begins with a look at the early history of the Maryland Colony and the formation of the counties. The first chapter is devoted to exploring the earliest records of Lewis family members in colonial Maryland up to the Revolutionary War, specifically several individuals bearing the Lewis surname but with no direct connection yet discovered to an established family line. Chapter 2 discusses Jonathan Lewis, progenitor of the first identifiable Lewis lineage, and his issue. Little is known about the life of Jonath

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