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John Francis Lewis

Born: 1-Mar-1818
Birthplace: Lynnwood, VA
Died: 2-Sep-1895
Location of death: Lynnwood, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lewis Family Cemetery, Dayton, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Virginia, 1870-75

The American Senator, John Francis Lewis was born near Port Republic, Virginia on the first of March 1818. He was engaged in planting for many years, was a delegate to the Virginia convention of 1861, and the only member from east of the Alleghanies that refused to sign the ordinance of secession. He was an unsuccessful Union candidate for Congress in 1865, and in 1869 was nominated for Lieutenant Governor by the True Republican party on the ticket with Gilbert C. Walker, and elected by 20,000 majority. The same year he was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican, serving from 1870 until 1875.

Father: T. Samuel Hance Lewis
Mother: Anna Maria Lomax
Brother: Charles H. Lewis
Brother: Samuel Hance Lewis
Sister: Elizabeth Rachael Lewis
Sister: Mary Lewis
Sister: Anne Lewis
Sister: Margaret Lynn Lewis
Brother: William Meade Lewis
Sister: Charlotte Thornton Lewis
Brother: Lunnsford Lomas Lewis (b. 17-Mar-1846, d. Dec-1883)
Sister: Cornelia J. Lewis (b 1847, d. 1871)
Sister: Anna Maria Lewis
Wife: Serena Helen Sheffey (b. 1823, m. 26-Oct-1842, d. 1901)
Son: Daniel Sheffey Lewis (b. 17-Oct-1843, d. Oct-1912)
Daughter: Nannie Lewis (b. 1845)
Daughter: Serena Helen Lewis (b. 1850)
Daughter: Mary Louise Lewis (b. 16-Sep-1857)
Daughter: Maria Hanson Lewis (b. 15-Mar-1858)
Son: John Francis Lewis (b. 6-Sep-1860)
Son: Samuel Hance Lewis (b. 9-Mar-1869)

    Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1881)
    US Official US Marshal, Western District of Virginia (1875-82)
    US Senator, Virginia (1870-75)
    Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1869)


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