Edward Hutchinson LEWIS and Eliza LEWIS, his wife, were descendants of the same family, both natives of Boston. On the 8th of January 1822, to such worthy parents were born a son, Henry Edmund LEWIS. He was an only child and grew up good and well trained, amid the happiest circumstances.
Henry married Miss Margaret Eleanor CLARK, daughter of George Wallingford CLARK and Emily J. CLARK, residents of Louisville, but formerly of Baltimore.
In 1860 came the war, E. H. LEWIS and H. E. LEWIS were both Union men, but both were identified with Louisville and Kentucky. In politics the father was a Whig in old times; in the war a Democrat, if of any political party then. Henry was a life-long Democrat. Discharging all duties of citizenship faithfully, they came through the war Union men on principal, but Southern in temperament and affection.
History of Henderson County, Kentucky by E. L. Starling, Page 661
Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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