Gen. John Lawson Lewis

Gen. John Lawson Lewis

Male 1800 - 1886  (86 years)

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  • Name John Lawson Lewis 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 26 Mar 1800  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1886  St Vincent de Paul Cem, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1886  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 15 May 1886  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16436  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Joshua Lewis,   b. 25 Oct 1772, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1833, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother America Lawson,   b. 22 Jan 1778, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1830, St Tammany, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Dec 1797  Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F5896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louise Isabelle Camille de Feriet,   b. 17 Jun 1806, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1833, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1827  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henriette Baham,   b. 1820, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1868, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1843  St Tammany, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1800 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1827 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1843 - St Tammany, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1886 - St Vincent de Paul Cem, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1886 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1886 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John studied law under his father, served as assistant clerk of the First Judicial district Court, and in 1826 was appointed clerk. He was elected commanding general of the First Division of Louisiana militia in 1842, sheriff of Orleans Parish in 1845, member of the Louisiana Senate in 1852, and Mayor of New Orleans from 1854-56. He commanded the Louisiana State militia, 1861-62, was a volunteer aide to Gen. Henry Gray at the battle of Mansfield, 8 Apr 1864, and was wounded in action. After the war he was jury commissioner of the Parish of Orleans.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p88.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p87.


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