Alonzo Lewis (1794–1861) was a teacher, writer, surveyor, poet, reporter, editor, and publisher of Lynn, Massachusetts. He was an ardent abolitionist and edited the Lynn Weekly Mirror, the Lynn Record (in 1830), and Freedom's Amulet. He created the 1829 Map of Lynn on order of the Lynn selectmen and Massachusetts Legislature. In 1838 he created a survey of Lynn Beach and Harbor for the US Congress.
He was born Aug. 28, 1794, son of Zachariah (1765–1810) and Mary (Hudson) Lewis, and grandson of Nathan (Isaac, Isaac, John) and Mary (Newhall) Lewis. His siblings were Irene (born June 10, 1797), Mary (born Oct. 18, 1802), and Henry (born Nov. 3, 1807).
Alonzo married Frances Maria Swan on Jan. 7, 1822. They had six children: Alonzo, born Nov. 30, 1822 (married Esther Neal Oct. 8, 1847); Frances Maria, born Oct. 17, 1824, died Aug. 28, 1826; Aurelius, born Mar. 12, 1827, died May 7, 1828 at age 14 months; Lewellyn, born Apr. 29, 1829; Arthur Lynnworth,born Sept 2, 1831; and Thomas, who died Jan. 26, 1839, all in Lynn. Alonzo's wife Frances died May 27, 1839 age 36.
He published three books of poetry between 1824 and 1834, and his collected poems were published posthumously in 1883.
He wrote and published The Picture of Nahant, printed by J. B. Tolman in 1845. He also wrote and published A Guide through Nahant with an account of its earliest inhabitants printed in 1851.
His History of Lynn was first published in 1829. Printed by J. H. Eastburn in Boston with 260 pages. The second updated version was published in 1844, printed by Samuel N. Dickinson with 276 pages. This 1844 book identifies him as "The Lynn Bard." . James R. Newhall created an updated version in 1865, published by John L. Shorey with 620 pages. This was republished in 1890 by George C. Herbert.
- Poetry of Places in Essex County. This website has Alonzo Lewis's nicely formatted poem High Rock.
- Lewis, Ion editor. The Poetical Works of Alonzo Lewis (Boston: A. Williams & Co.) 1883.
- Lewis, Alonzo. Poems. Published 1831 by J.H. Easturn, 208 pages. Full image at book.google.
- Lewis, Alonzo and James Robinson Newhall. History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: Including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscott and Nahant. Published 1865 by John L. Shorey 13 Washington St. Lynn. Full copy at books.google. See page 181 for Alonzo's corrected ancestry.
- Lewis, George Harlan. Edmund Lewis of Lynn, Mass. and Some of His Descendants Published 1908 by the Essex Institute. Full image online at books.google. While mentioned as a source in this book, Alonzo in not recorded as a descendant of Edmund.
- Lewis, Alonzo. 1829 Map of Lynn.
- Essex Institute. Vital Record of Lynn, Massachusetts. Published in 1905 and 1906. Transcribed and put online by John Slaughter and Jodi Salerno.
- Arrington, Benjamin F. History of Essex County, Massachusetts Vol.2 Page 745 Lynn Newspapers. Published 1922.
- Kettell, Samuel editor. Specimens of American Poetry Page 332 Death Song by Alonzo Lewis. Volume 2 published 1829.
- Cheever, George B. The American Common-place Book of Poetry: With Occasional Notes Page 383 Wanderer of Africa by Alonzo Lewis. Published by Carter, Hendee, and Babcock 1831.
-  History of Lynn Ch2-1814-1864 by Alonzo Lewis and James Newhall. Published 1890 by George Herbert.