1780-1859

December 30, 1780, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

September 18, 1859, Knox, Ohio.

Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Son of Jacob Lewis, Sr., and Mary Bebout, Freeman married Rebecca A. Craft in 1809. He was a surveyor and school teacher, 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. His works include:

  1. Awful Majesty (attributed)
  2. Beloved, Davis
  3. Bourbon

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