1780–1859

De­cem­ber 30, 1780, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Sep­tem­ber 18, 1859, Knox, Ohio.

Mound View Ce­me­te­ry, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Son of Jacob Lewis, Sr., and Mary Bebout, Freeman married Rebecca A. Craft in 1809. He was a surveyor and school teacher, wrote music on the side. In 1816, he accompanied Simon Bernard, a former French general and engineer of Napoleon I, in one of his early expeditions in America. Lewis also served as County Surveyor of Fayette County, Penn­syl­van­ia (1828–36), and helped Jonathan Knight survey the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. He later played the organ at the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Uniontown, Penn­syl­van­ia. His works in­clude:

  1. Awful Majesty (attributed)
  2. Beloved, Davis
  3. Bourbon

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