Levi Lewis

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Levi Lewis (1762 – December 1828) was a farmer and political figure in Upper Canada. He represented the 1st riding of Lincoln and Haldimand in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1808 to 1812.

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1762 in New Jersey, the son of Levi Lewis. Lewis joined a loyalist unit there but never served; he came to Grimsby Township in Upper Canada with his family in 1787.[1] Lewis received a land grant and also purchased land from William Barber.[2] Lewis married Mary Beamer. He served as overseer of roads for Grimsby Township.[3] He later moved to Townsend Township and then Saltfleet Township. In 1818, Lewis was named a justice of the peace for the Gore District. He died near Grimsby in 1828.

Legacy[edit]

His son, also named Levis Lewis, served as reeve for Saltfleet Township and built the Lewis House on Lewis Road, which is named after the family, near Hamilton.[1][4]

References[edit]

  • Becoming Prominent: Leadership in Upper Canada, 1791-1841, J.K. Johnson (1989)
  1. ^ a b Houghton, M Hamilton Street Names: An Illustrated History (2002) ISBN 1-55028-773-7
  2. ^ From Strachan to Owen : how the Church of England was planted and tended in British North America (1937) Bull, WP
  3. ^ Lincoln County, 1856-1956 (1956) Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. Lincoln County Council
  4. ^ The Lewis House, Erland Lee (Museum) Home, Stoney Creek , Ontario