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  • ID: I542
  • Name: Thomas Forrest "Tom" LEWIS
  • Given Name: Thomas Forrest "Tom"
  • Surname: Lewis
  • Nickname: Tom 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 Jan 1871 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia 1 2
  • Death: 18 Jul 1940 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia 3 2
  • Burial: 19 Jul 1940 Swainsboro City Cemetery, Emanuel County, Georgia 3 2 4
  • Event: the Forest Blade Obituary 19 Jul 1940 Emanuel County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Thomas Forrest Lewis, Swainsboro

        SWAINSBORO, Ga.,  July 18   Thomas Forrest Lewis, 69, died at his residence here early Thursday morning following a four days' illness.  Mr. Lewis had been in ill health for several years and had retired from active business.  He was a member of an old and distinguished family of Emanuel county, his ancestors being pioneers of the county and of Swainsboro.  He was the son of the late Thomas W. Lewis and Mrs. Emma Moring Lewis, both of whom were natives and lifelong residents of the county.
        The Lewis family is said to trace its descent to Betty Washington, the only sister of George Washington who married Captain Fielding Lewis, and whose home is a shrine in Fredericksburg, Va.
        Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Bell Mason Lewis and by five daughters and four sons, Mrs. J. A. Warren of Midville, Mrs. O. A. Alexander of St. Louis Mo., Mrs. John Moore of Charlotte, N. C., Mrs. Hilton Riner of Summertown, and Miss Joyce Lewis of Swainsboro, George Lewis and Forrest Lewis of Swainsboro, Gene Lewis of Charlotte, N. C., and Kenneth Lewis of Glennville; and by one half-brother, Betrie Flanders of Wadley.
        Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the Primitive Baptist Church at 11o'clock with Rev. Charles T. Durden, pastor of the Swainsboro Missionary Baptist Church in charge.  Burial will be in the city cemetery.  The pallbearers will be six nephers, Jottie Lewis, Dr. Johnnie Lewis, Jor Lewis, Ottie Lewis, H. C. Edenfield and Graham Coleman.  The Swainsboro Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    From: The Forest Blade, Swainsboro, Georgia
    3
  • Change Date: 21 Oct 2011 at 18:25



    Father: Thomas Munape LEWIS b: 26 Feb 1836 in Burke County, Georgia
    Mother: Emeline Evelyn "Emma" MORING b: 13 Oct 1849 in Emanuel County, Georgia

    Marriage 1 Annie Belle "Anniebelle" MASON b: 10 Dec 1879 in Washington County, Georgia
    • Married: 5
    • Change Date: 18 Apr 2004
    Children
    1. Has Children Emily Evelyn LEWIS b: 29 Nov 1898 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    2. Has Children Sarah LEWIS b: 20 Jul 1900 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    3. Has Children Myrtle LEWIS b: 24 Oct 1902 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    4. Has Children Forrest Thomas LEWIS b: 4 Oct 1904 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    5. Has No Children George Mason LEWIS b: 28 Mar 1907 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    6. Has Children Mary Pearl LEWIS b: 27 Aug 1909 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    7. Has Children Edwin Eugene "Gene" LEWIS b: 25 Nov 1912 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    8. Has Children Julian Kenneth LEWIS b: 15 Jan 1915 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    9. Has Children Ruth Hope LEWIS b: 19 Dec 1917 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia
    10. Has Children Living LEWIS

    Sources:
    1. Title: Mason/Lewis/Moore/Wadill Research Records
      Author: Wadill, Jo Anne Moore
      Publication: [primary source] Neptune Beach, Florida, 2001.
      Date: 21 Oct 2011
      Note:
      [Jo Anne (Moore) Wadill is the granddaughter of Thomas Forrest Lewis and Annie Belle (Mason) Lewis.]
    2. Title: Photograph of Tombstone (in possession of compiler)
      Author: Bradford, Diane C., Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Georgia, 2000
    3. Title: "Thomas Forrest Lewis, Swainsboro," The Forest Blade, Mortuary Column
      Publication: [primary source] Swainsboro, GA: 19 July 1940.
      Date: 21 Oct 2011
    4. Title: Descendants of Dr. Benjamin Darius Smith
      Author: Smith, DeSaussure Dugas, III "Dess", Compiler/Editor
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Georgia, 2000 dess@jazz.cybermedia.net GEDCOM file (imported 9-18-2000) received from Dess Smith as an attachment to e-mail message dated 9-11-2000 to Diane Carrington Bradford.
      Date: 18 Sep 2000
      Note:
      DeSaussure Dugas Smith, III  "Dess" is a direct descendant of Dr. Benjamin Darius Smith and through him of Colby Smith of early Washington County, Georgia.
      Page: GEDCOM from Dess Smith
    5. Title: Colby Smith and His Descendants
      Author: Brantley, Gene D., Smith, Robert A., and Veal, Carllene S.
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Louisville, GA: The Colby Smith Family Publications, 1998
      Date: 19 Sep 2000
      Note:
      The three authors are all direct descendants of Colby Smith and Anna Henry Smith of early Washington County, Georgia.
      Page: p 794-95
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