Bio: Lewis, Emanuel Jones (History - 1861)

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----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 176-177

EMANUEL JONES LEWIS, a lumberman of Hemlock, was born in Uniontown, Alabama, May 10, 1861, the son of Rev. George (deceased) and Patsy (Burges) Lewis. The father was a native of Richmond, Virginia, and was for twenty years a minister of the gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama. The parents had ten children, viz: Henry, Lucy, Matthew, Samuel, Emanuel, Dovie, Manasses, Georgia, Fleming and Rebecca.

Emanuel J., the subject of this sketch, came to Lewis Valley, Wisconsin, near La Crosse, with a Mr. Bradbent, when in his sixth year. He soon afterward went to live with Colonel A. Wood, of that locality, and remained with him over twenty years, having been engaged in teaming mostly. He began working in the pineries eight years ago, and now takes contracts in taking logs to the river for other parties. Mr. Lewis was married May 8, 1889, to Julia Markham, who was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, August 9, 1865, the daughter of Morris Markham, whose biography appears in this work. They have one child, Mollie Reed, born July 30, 1890. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are members of the Presbyterian Church.



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