Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #7

Simeon Thomas (6Walden, 5John, 4William, 3James, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Jasper Co MS

Simeon Thomas Lewis of Jasper Co MS was born 1820 in Greene Co MS. The first record of Simeon is found in the 1820 Greene Co MS Census. Additionally, he is enumerated in the 1830 Wayne Co MS Census and the 1840 Jasper Co MS Census, living with his family.

About 1845 Simeon Thomas married Lydia Frances Hutto, the sister of brother John Anderson's wife, Mary Ann. Simeon Thomas is first established in his own home with his wife in the 1850 Jasper Co MS Census. Living with him is his widowed mother, Mary "Polly" Moseley Lewis. Between 1845 and 1863, Simeon Thomas and Lydia had 7 children.

On 10/11/1862, Simeon Thomas Lewis enlisted in Co. B, 5th Mississippi State Troops at age 42. With this unit, Simeon Thomas' capacity would have been similar to that of a modern-day national guardsman. Simeon Thomas served until his death  6/6/1863 during the Siege of Vicksburg. In son Jacob's obituary, we learn that "his father [Simeon Thomas] was killed by his [Jacob's] side" at the Battle of Vicksburg. During the battle, Simeon Thomas was buried near Old City Cemetery in north Vicksburg.

According to the National Park Service, approximately 5,000 Confederate casualties were re-interred at Soldier's Rest in what is now Cedar Hill Cemetery. In 1928 son Walden traveled from Texas in a new Model A Ford, driven by his grandson, to visit the family back in Mississippi. And, the family caravanned back to Vicksburg where sons Walden and Jacob relived their war experiences. 

Son Walden, a veteran at age 17, fought outside the siege with the 1st Miss Cavalry Reserves, harassing the Union blockaders. Son Jacob, at age 15 serving as a courier with his brother Walden, was trapped inside the the siege. Having reunited with his father, Jacob fought as an infantryman until the fall of Vicksburg in 7/1863.

During the 1928 tour of the battlefield, son Jacob told the family members his story. By 1899, Union war memorials dominated the landscape. And, the Union cemetery was bedecked in garlands by the National Parks Service. But, where were the Confederate monuments? Jacob was able to find a tree which marked where he and his father lived in the trench on the northern flank of the Confederate lines. Jacob spoke of the morning of 6/6/1863 explaining that Grandpa Simeon Thomas had sent him to the rear to collect their meager rations. And upon Jacob's return, he found his father dead in the trench, a victim of the incessant Union artillery barrages. Reportedly, Simeon Thomas is buried either in or adjacent to Old City Cemetery now Cedar Hill Cemetery with his Confederate comrades.

Lydia survived Simeon Thomas by 27 years, dying in 1890 in Jasper Co MS. She is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Rose Hill MS.

Simeon Thomas Lewis
Soldiers Rest, Vicksburg MS

Lydia Frances Hutto
Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Homestead Application papers for Simeon Thomas Lewis:
To obtain a Federal Land Patent for the North West Quarter of South East Quarter of Section No. Nine Township No. Three of Range No. Thirteen East. Containing Thirty nine and 99/100 acres in Jasper County, Mississippi. Receipt of $49.98 for 39.99 acres ($1.25 per acre) dated January 4th 1836. Certificate of Purchase January 4th  1836. Federal Land Patent granted: January 5, 1841.
1850 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST NAME        AGE SEX OCCUP.  BIRTHPLACE
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36  38  Lewis  Mary              60   F          Georgia
               Simeon            30   M  Farmer  Miss
               Lydia             20   F          Miss
               Walden            4    M          Miss
               Jacob             3    M          Miss
               Willis Bonaparte  2    M          Miss
1860 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST    AGE SEX  OCCUP.       BIRTHPLACE
=========================================================
411 415 Lewis  Simeon   40   M   Farmer       Miss
               Lydia    33   F   D.H.M.       Miss
               Walden   14   M                Miss
               Jacob    13   M                Miss
               W. B.    11   M                Miss
               John H.   9   M                Miss
               W. P.     3   M                Miss
               M. J.     1   F                Miss
        Hutto  W. D.    35   M   Farm Laborer Miss
        Lewis  Mary     73   F   Domestic     Georgia
Simeon Lewis (First_Last)
Regiment Name 5 Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)
Side Confederate
Company  B
Soldier's Rank_In  Private
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private
1870 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.         BIRTHPLACE
===============================================================
212 212 Lewis  Lydia       39   F   Keeping House  Mississippi
               Jacob       23   M                  Mississippi
               Willis      21   M                  Mississippi
               John H.     18   M                  Mississippi
               William P.  14   M                  Mississippi
               Matilda     11   F                  Mississippi
               Pinckney     9   M                  Mississippi

 Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 Liddie LEWIS 

 Self 

 W 

 Female 

 W 

 67 

 MS 

 Keeps House 

 MS 

 MS 

 William LEWIS 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 23 

 MS 

 Farmer 

 MS 

 MS 

 Pink LEWIS 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 18 

 MS 

 Works Farm 

 MS 

 MS 

 Matilda LEWIS 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 20 

 MS 

 Keeps House 

 MS 

 MS 

 Henry LEWIS 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 11 

 MS 

 Works Farm 

 MS 

 MS 

    Children

Jacob Lewis, Wills "Sharpe" Lewis, & Walden Lewis, 1928 Rose Hill MS

Note: Sons Willis Bonaparte and William P. married sisters Mary Jane and Rebecca McPhearson. And, sons John Hubbard and Pinkney Earl married sisters Angie Villa and Frances Eutt Williams.

    1. Walden Lewis

Waldin Lewis (First_Last)
Regiment Name 1 Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Side Confederate
Company  A
Soldier's Rank_In  Private
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private
Alternate Name 
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Walden LEWIS   Self   M   Male   W   34   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Amanda LEWIS   Wife   M   Female   W   32   MS   Keeps House   SC   MS 
 Lydia LEWIS   Dau   S   Female   W   8   TX      MS   MS 
 Simeon LEWIS   Son   S   Male   W   6   TX      MS   MS 
 Mary LEWIS   Other   S   Female   W   1M   TX      MS   MS 

    2. Jacob Lewis (Ancestor of Wanda Clifton)

Research Note: From Jacob's obituary, we learn that Jacob served during the Vicksburg Campaign where he would have been paroled. From the 7/1916 Pension Application (Lewis, p. 588), we learn that Jacob served an additional term of service from 4/1864 to 5/1865. And, he surrendered at Macon Mississippi.

Jacob Lewis (First_Last)
Regiment Name 1 Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Side Confederate
Company  A
Soldier's Rank_In  Private
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private
Alternate Name  J.W. Lewis
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Jacob LEWIS   Self   M   Male   W   30   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Margrett LEWIS   Wife   M   Female   W   22   MS   Keeps House   MS   MS 
 Mary LAUITT   SisterL   S   Female   W   31   MS      MS   MS 

    3. Willis Bonaparte "Sharpe" Lewis b. 12/15/1849 in Jasper Co MS

    4. John Hubbard Lewis

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Hubard LEWIS   Self   M   Male   W   26   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Elizabeth LEWIS   Wife   M   Female   W   19   MS   Keeps House   MS   MS 
 William HUTO   Uncle   W   Male   W   55   MS   Works Farm   MS   MS 
 Jason HUTO   Other   S   Male   W   12   MS      MS   MS 
1900 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST         AGE SEX  OCCUP.    BIRTHPLACE
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124 130 Lewis  John Hubbard  48  M    Farmer    Mississippi
               Angie         32  F              "
               Earl P.       10  M              "
               Amanda J.      8  F              "
               Corrie M.      6  F              "
               Allen L.       4  M              "
               Jacob H        2  M              "

    5. William P. "Swamp" Lewis

1900 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.    BIRTHPLACE
==========================================================
33  33  Lewis  William P.  43  M    Farmer    Mississippi
               Rebecca A.  39  F              "
               Jane        13  F              "
               Walden      11  M              "
               Lidia        9  F              "
               Aneel        6  M              "
               Hillie       4  F              "
               Bettie       2  F              "
               Alexander  2/12 M              "

    6. Matilda Jane Lewis

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Braddock, Mattie Wife M F W 27 Ala Keeping
House
Ala Ala
Braddock, Thomas M M W 25 Miss Farmer Miss Miss
                 Charles B Son M W   1 Miss Miss Ala
1900 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST     FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.    BIRTHPLACE
============================================================
48  49  Braddock Thomas      44  M    Farmer    Mississippi
                 Matilda     42  F              "
                 Stanley     17  M              "
                 Upton       14  M              "
                 Rufus       12  M              "
                 Marry       67  F              "

    7. Pinckney Earl Lewis

1900 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.      BIRTHPLACE
============================================================
64  65  Lewis  Pinckney    31  M    L. Saw Mill Mississippi
               Frances     23  F                "
               James H.     2  M                "

    x. James Henry Lewis (grandson)

Research Note: James Henry was born 2 years after Simeon Thomas was killed at Vicksburg. Family history states that James Henry was delivered to Grandma Lydia's home by his mother. The assumption was that James Henry was the son of Lydia's oldest son, Walden Lewis.

1900 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.    BIRTHPLACE
==========================================================
63  64  Lewis  Henry       31  M    Farmer    Mississippi
               Mary C.     21  F              "
               Leona C.     3  F              "
               Mabelle      1  F              "

Generation #8

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