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Families of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Elizabeth ?? & Thomas LEWIS Family 
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Elizabeth ?? & Thomas LEWIS Family of Sullivan Township

1. Thomas1 Lewis * (#673) was born 1770/80. Thomas died 1846 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 74.

He married Elizabeth Unknown(Lewis). (Elizabeth Unknown (Lewis) is #40809.) Elizabeth was born 176x. Elizabeth died 183x in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age unknown.

Thomas registered to pay taxes 1812 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Bradford County was formed 1812-13. This list from Heverly, Vol 2, p, 199-200 includes the first taxables. The earliest version of Columbia township included parts of the later Troy township.

Thomas registered to pay taxes 1812 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The household of Thomas and Elizabeth included two women and one man ages 20-30. Elizabeth and thomas were each 60-70 years of age.

Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Thomas' household in 1840 included one female 30-40 and one female and one male 10-15. I can not identify any widowed daughters or daughters in law who might fit this slot.

Thomas had his will probated 20 MAY 1846 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Adm. Decius Lewis, Hannah B. Lewis. Bail - Conrad Kohler, Abel Strait. Both Thomas and Elizabeth were born in the 1760s. They moved to Sullivan township before 1810. They were among the founders of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mainesburg PA. She died in the 1830s. (Albert Oldroyd)

There are too many Thomas Lewis entries in the 1810 Census Index to identify this one.

The 1883 History refers to him as Capt. Thomas Lewis. In about 1808, Rev. Joseph Mitchell had preached the first sermon in the township while on a visit to his brother, Ensign Mitchell. "About two years later Captain Thomas Lewis, an exhorter of the same church (Methodist), commenced to hold meetings at the Diven School House, which he kept up for several years. He is spoken of as a devoted follower of Christ and his efforts were productive of much good in assisting the spread of the Christian religion among the people."

Thomas Lewis* and Elizabeth Unknown (Lewis) had the following children:

2 i. Morris2 Lewis (#40810). He married Margaret Unknown (Lewis). (Margaret Unknown (Lewis) is #65724.) A Morris Lewis was in Fulton County, Illinois in 1840. There were several Morris Lewis households in 1850 census index , all in NY or PA.

3 ii. Miss ? Lewis (#40812). She married Alonzo Chappel*. (Alonzo Chappel* is #40815.)

4 iii. Decius Lewis (#674) was born in New York 1797. He married Calista Mudge. (Calista Mudge is #675.) Calista was born 10 JUL 1804 in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York. Calista was the daughter of Ira Mudge+ and Lucena (Sena) Unknown (Mudge)+*. She migrated with Ira Mudge+ from Unadilla, NY to Sullivan Township 1806. Came on an ox sled from Unadilla in 1806. I do not know if Aurilla was born in Sullivan or Unadilla or on the way. Birthdate of Calista is from Addie MUDGE notes provided by Clarice STILWELL Evans. Some have written the name as Celestia, but I believe this is an attempt to make a name we recognize in our time from it. Since I have others of the name Calista on file, I will leave it that way and not blame it on a census taker who couldn't spell.

Decius was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Calista and Decius were 30-40 years old. they had three daughters and three sons in their household.

Decius was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Calista and Decius had one female under five, one male 5-10, one female and two males 10-15, one female 15-20 in their household.

In the Census of 1850, Decius was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Decius was a farmer wit property valued at $1500. Thomas was also a farmer.

5 iv. Hannah Lewis (#40811) was born in New York ABT 1802. Hannah was unmarried in 1850.

6 v. Elizabeth Lewis (#14468) was born in New York 1804. She married Isaac B. Comfort 27 SEP 1827. (Isaac B. Comfort is #14467.) Isaac was born about 1804 in New York. Isaac was the son of John Comfort ?? and Phoebe Thorne*. He married Ellen Withey BEF 1823. Isaac died after 1870 at age unknown. Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

7 vi. Sally Lewis (#5665) was born in New York 18 FEB 1805. Individual flags: Obituary. Sally died 11 MAR 1887 at age 82. Her body was interred MAR 1887 in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She married Orrin Ruggles BEF 1828. (Orrin Ruggles is #5666.) Orrin was born 10 DEC 1799 in Massachusetts. Orrin was the son of Moses Ruggles and Rhoda Luce*. Orrin died 21 AUG 1880 at age 80. His body was interred AUG 1880 in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Orrin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Burlington, Vermont. Orrin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sally and Orrin had two females under five and two males 10-15 in their household this year. This is their first appearance in a Sullivan census, although Orrin's brother, Leonard, had been present in 1830. Sally and Orrin were next door to her parents in 1840. They were probably part of her parents' household in 1830 as people of their age were in the Thomas & Elizabeth Lewis household in that census.

In the Census of 1850, Orrin was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Orrin was a farmer with property worth $2000. Archibald was a laborer. 1880 census says he was born in Vermont and both parents born in Massachusetts. Parents and siblings of Orrin found in Carlton Wilson's TAYLOR work. Mansfield Advertiser 23 Mar 1887- Mrs. O. Ruggles died Mar 11th age 82.

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.