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Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Private 1
Birth:
20 Jan 1807 1
South Carolina, USA 1
Death:
11 Nov 1867 1
Round Top, Layette, Texas 1
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Full Name:
Samuel Knight Lewis 1
Birth:
20 Jan 1807 1
South Carolina, USA 1
Death:
11 Nov 1867 1
Round Top, Layette, Texas 1
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Private 1
Service Start Date:
~1861 1
Service End Date:
~1865 1

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Samuel Knight Lewis - (January 20, 1807 - November 14, 1867) South Carolina native Samuel K. Lewis married Marshall Ann Moore in 1830 and they settled on his Mississippi plantation. In 1838 the Lewis family was drawn to Texas. Originally a surveyor, Lewis served Austin County in the Republic of Texas House of Representatives in 1844-1845. In 1848 he learned of plans for a stage line to run through this area. He bought 145 acres near this site and settled his family there. The Lewis home became a stopping place for travelers later known as the Winedale Inn. Given to the University of Texas in the 1960s, it became a focal point of the nearby Winedale Historical Center. Recorded – 2000. Paternal grandfather of Robert Huston Lewis of Kate Taylor (Grissom) Lewis.

Circle L Ranch, Hood County, Texas, USA

Felix Grundy Lewis(1845-1919) and Abraham Pinkney Green(1844-1927) were both young men in Fayette County, Texas, between 1870 and 1880. Abe Married Felix's little sister Jennie(1853-1927) and Felix married Sarah Ann Ligon(1853- 1918). Sarah's family had just moved from Virginia to Texas. Sarah's brother Ben (1851-1918)married another of Felix's young sisters, Catherine 'Kate' M(1852-1910). Felix and Abe moved around a bit before settling near Thorpe Springs, Hood County, Texas. They were both were interested in cattle and land and formed a partnership that lasted until they retired. They founded the Circle L Ranch in Hood county which was one of the larger ranches in the county at that time. Unlike most brother in laws, Felix and Abe got along better that blood brothers. They even bought a joint plot in the Granbury Cemetery for both families to be buried in. Felix, Sarah, Ben and Jennie and many of their kids are all buried together. I took pictures of all the gravesites and have started posting them with each of ones involved. Felix's oldest brother Uncle Burwell 2nd Cavalry (1830-1864) died in the Civil War in a Union POW camp. His other brother, Uncle Andrew Jackson (1839- 1857 (my great-grandfather) was involved in the Civil War as well. Their father, Samuel Knight Lewis 1807-1870 had a brother , (granduncle) Andrew Jackson (1818- abt 1857), that left Alabama before Samuel came to Texas. He got involved in the war between Texas and Mexico and was captured and thrown in prison in Northern Mexico. He escaped prison and starved to death in the mountains subsequently. I gather from family history that if a war was on, one of them was involved. Thanks to Neil G. Lewis, Granbury, Hood, Texas, USA (Cousin)

Samuel's five sons were all in the US Civil War.

#1 son
Burwell B. Lewis
uncle of husband of aunt
Birth 1833 in Alabama, USA
Death abt 1864

#2 son
Harvey Love Lewis
uncle of husband of aunt
Birth 24 Dec 1834 in Mississippi
Death 9 Jan 1925 in Coleman, Coleman, Texas, USA

#3 son
Andrew Jackson Lewis
uncle of husband of aunt
Birth 1839 in Alabama
Death abt 1857

#4 son
Flex Grundy Lewis
uncle of husband of aunt
Birth 19 Dec 1840 in Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA
Death 13 Dec 1919 in Hood County, Texas, USA

#5 son
Thomas Jefferson Lewis
father-in-law of aunt
Birth 9 Feb 1848 in Homestead near Austin, Texas
Death 1 Oct 1924 in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, USA
Spouse:
Martha E. Boozer married Mar 2, 1881

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