Andrew LEWIS (1673 – 1760) was Alex’s 8th Great Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Andrew Lewis was born between 1672 – 1673 in Kittery, Maine. His parents were Peter LEWIS and Grace DIAMOND. He married Mary HUTCHINS 29 Nov 1701 in Kittery, York, Maine. Andrew died between 27 Jul 1758 when he wrote his will and 31 Mar 1760 when it was proved..
Mary Hutchins was born 1686 in Kittery, York County, Maine. Her parents were Enoch HUTCHINS and Mary STEVENSON. Mary died 1760.
Children of Andrew Lewis and Mary Hutchins are:
|1.||Andrew Lewis Jr.||2 Apr 1703
|Mrs. Mary Ingersoll Low
Aft. 25 Apr 1724
|2.||Rachel Lewis||3 Jul 1704
|3.||Mary LEWIS||29 Jan 1705/06||Joseph WEBBER
13 Apr 1726
29 Jun 1753
|4.||Grace Lewis||Samuel Haley
21 Nov 1733
1 Jun 1718
Aft. 12 Aug 1738
5 Jun 1720
23 Nov 1741
28 Mar –
3 Oct 1776
Andrew Lewis grants of land 1694 and 1699, forty acres.
Andrew Lewis Def. 1715 cause not listed; Plt 1739 Debt; PLT 1741 Debt.
Children: Andrew, born April 2, 1703, married, 1724, Mary Low; Rachel, born July 3, 1704; Mary, born January 29, 1705, married Elias Weare; Grace, married, November 21, 1733, Samuel Haley; Dorothy, baptized June 1, 1718. married John Main, of York, ‘Maine, 1738; Thomas. Thomas, son of Andrew Lewis, was baptized June 5, 1720. He married Susanna Hutchins, the intentions being published November 23, 1741.
Andrew Lewis’ will was dated July 27, 1758, and proved March 31, 1760.
1. Andrew Lewis
Andrew’s wife Mary Ingersoll was born 1686 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were John Ingersoll (1645 – 1716) and Deborah Gunnison (1642 – 1728). She first married 1 Oct 1707 in Wells, Maine to Daniel Low (1678 – 1723). Mary died 28 Apr 1755 in York, York, Maine
Andrew probably lived and died in Kittery. He married, in 1724. Mary Low, and had children: William, Joanna and Joseph.
Children of Andrew and Mary:
i. Joanna Lewis b. 7 Apr 1743; m. 22 Nov 1769 to John Barnes (b. 25 Jan 1744 in Kittery, Maine) His parents were Joseph Barnes and [__?__].
ii. Jospeh Lewis b. ~ 1745/46; bapt. 12 Jul 1747; d. 3 Nov 1823 Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine; m. Olive Thompson, (b. 17 Mar 1747 York, York, Maine – d. 11 Oct 1831 Fryeburg); Her parents were John Thompson (1704 – 1758) and Priscilla Davis. Removed with the family to Sanford; Joseph and Olive had seven children born between 1764 and 1794.
According to family tradition, Joseph was the immigrant ancestor according to family tradition, but the evidence seems to place him in the Kittery family, though no record of his birth has been found. He married a native of York, and lived in Sanford and York, in the same locality as Major Morgan Lewis, who evidently was closely related.
A search of more than twenty-five years by the late Alonzo F. Lewis, of Fryeburg, who gathered a vast amount of family records, shows that it is hardly to be doubted that he was son of Andrew (2), and grandson of Andrew (1). Nathaniel Lewis, of York, quitclaimed to Andrew Lewis Jr., cordwainer. and Peter Lewis Jr., of Kittery, rights in sixteen acres adjoining land of William Lewis, January 26, 1726.
He went from York or Kittery. Maine, to Sanford, and thence about 1774 to Fryeburg. where he resided on the shore of Lovewell’s Pond. He deeded this land to his son Joseph, and went to live in his later years with his son Jesse on the Guptill place, as it is still called. Joseph and Olive deeded land at Lovewell’s Pond to son John Apr 9, 1817.
The only public record of Joseph at Sanford is as witness to a document dated Jan 30, 1771. He was a chairmaker by trade and bought land of Samuel Emerson Cross, of Fryeburg.
Joseph Lewis enlisted Jul 10, 1775, in Captain John Shapleigh’s company, and was stationed at Kittery defending the coast. He was also in the service in the same company from Nov 1 to Dec 31, 1775, at Kittery Point, under Colonel Edward Cutts. Part of this service seems to have been performed by John Haynes. There was another Joseph Lewis, of Arundel, in Captain Cook’s company, Third artillery, in 1778, when his age was given as forty-five years, height five feet five inches, complexion fair.
Among the baptisms in Kittery was Joseph Lewis, July 12, 1747, son of an abbreviated name that has been read “Axia jun.” The name was probably Andrew Jr., (“And.”), who had children born about this time and, if this reading is correct, the line to the immigrant is established. Joseph may have been two or three years old at the time of his baptism on the shore of Lovewell’s pond. He died in Fryeburg, Nov 3, 1823, aged seventy-nine years. His death was the result of a shock and he was buried in the family burial ground of his son, Jesse.
3. Mary LEWIS (See Joseph WEBBER‘s page)
4. Grace Lewis
Grace’s husband Samuel Haley was born 17 Feb 1706 in Kittery, York, Maine. His parents were Andrew Haley and Elizabeth Scammon.
5. Dorothy Lewis
Dorothy’s husband John Main was born 1716 in York, Maine. His parents were Josiah Main and Dorothy Trafton. John died in 26 May 1802 in York, Maine.
6. Thomas Lewis
Thomas’ wife Susanna Hutchins was born 22 Dec 1721 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were Thomas Hutchins and Hannah Hill.