Born: De­cem­ber 30, 1780, Bask­ing Ridge, New Jer­sey.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 18, 1859, Knox, Ohio.

Buried: Mound View Ce­me­te­ry, Mt. Ver­non, Ohio.


Freeman was the son of Ja­cob Lew­is, Sr., and Ma­ry Be­bout, and hus­band of Re­bec­ca A. Craft (mar­ried 1809).

He was a sur­vey­or and school teach­er, and wrote mu­sic on the side.

In 1816, he ac­com­pa­nied Si­mon Ber­nard, a for­mer French gen­er­al and en­gin­eer of Na­po­le­on I, in one of his ear­ly ex­pe­di­tions in Am­er­i­ca.

Lewis al­so served as Coun­ty Sur­vey­or of Fay­ette Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia (1828–36), and helped Jon­a­than Knight sur­vey the Ches­a­peake and Ohio Canal.

He lat­er played the or­gan at the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Un­ion­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lew­is (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?