Roswell Rice Lewis1
M, b. 1794, d. 1842
Roswell Rice Lewis
'In Feb 1816, Samuel C. Lewis, Gideon Lewis and Roswell Lewis, b rothers, and Elias and Amos Clift, ant their sister, Esther Clif t, started from Poultney, Vt., and, traveling with a lumber wago n, arrived in Gaines March 19th, haveing been twenty-five days m aking the jouney. Arba Chubb arrived in teh town (Gaines) with h is wife and child on the 15th, and, finding no better accomodati ons they quartered in the old log house built by Mrs. Noah Burge ss, which had not been inhabited for some time, and about whic h the snow was piled to a considerable eight. The Lewis brothers , having no other shelter, occupied this house with them. On th e night after their arrival, and while they were all asleep, th e stone chimney, which had been unsettled by the thawing of th e earth at its base, fell in with a loud crash, but fortunatel y none of the party were hurt. Samuel and Gideon Lewis bought a n article for a hundred and twenty-five acres of land of Lansin g Bailey. This lot was located in Gaines Basin, and Bailey had e rected a log cabin on the land, getting their cooking and wasin g done by Mrs. Bailey, and working for Bailey every seventh da y in payment for the service. Roswell Lewis returned to Vermon t after a three years' residence in Gaines.'p. 228-229. He was born in 1794.1
He married Elcena Mason
Roswell Rice Lewis died in 1842.1
- [S28] Unknown author, Ancestry World Tree - various entries.