Lewis Cemetery

Lewis Cemetery

Section 17, Township 50, Range 31W

This early family burial ground is prominently located on a hillside about a quarter-mile S of Lewis Road, oposite the intersection with Union School Road. This is in Section 17, Township 50N, Range 31W. Now fenced 100 feet square and cared for by the Jackson County Historical Society, it is in good condition. Sometimes called the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery, it contains prominent members of both these families, notably Nathaniel Lewis, a veteran of the American Revolution, and Harmon Gregg, and early settler of the county.

Lewis, James Walker, d: July 14, 1889; age: 90 years, 7 months, 28 days
Lewis, Polly, d: May 28, 1897; age: 84 years, 4 months, 9 days
Lewis, Dicy A., d: May 22, 1897; age: 41 years, 5 months, 9 days
Feaster, Joshua, d: Oct. 15, 1878, age 57 years, 4 months, 6 days
I????, Harvey, son of W. & N. C. I?????
Gregg, Harmon, d: June 17, 1868; age: 52 years, 5 months, 7 days
"mother" (this stone by itself, no clues)
Mason, Elizabeth, wife of James Mason

Mason, James, b: June 22, 1789, d: Jan. 11, 1858
Footstone, LR
Mason, William, son of J. & E. Mason, b: Oct. 25, 1827, d: Sept. 14, 1828
Gregg, Susan, wife of Harmon Gregg, d: June 23, 1857; age: 82 years, 11 months, 6 days
Gregg, Harmon, d: Aug. 19, 1841; age: 71 years, 5 months, 28 days
Lentz, Eliza J., wife of N. Lentz, b: Oct. 8, 1849, d: June 27, 1880
Lentz, J. W. son of N. and E. Lentz, b: Jan. 8, 1880, d: July 28, 1880
Lentz, O. F. son of N. and Lou Lentz, by 2nd wife, b: July 9, 1882, d: Aug. 24, 1883
Lewis, Nathaniel, d: 1851
small stone, H. G. (Footstone for Harmon Gregg? See notes.)
Lewis, Emaline, d: May 24, 1846; age: 9 years, 6 months
Lewis, James H., d: Oct. 2, 1842; age: 2 years, 19 days
Proctor, Nancy, wife of Nicholas Proctor, d: Oct. 1, 1851
Lewis, John F., d: Jan. 10, 1884; age: 43 years, 9 months, 8 days
Burgess, Jacob S., 1831-1902
Burgess, Susan, b: March 27, 1835, d: Feb. 18, 1884
Burgess, Julia A., d: June 8, 1873
Burgess, Dicy, b: Oct. 17, 1878, d: July 12, 1879
small stone MIB
small stone ELIZA
Footstone N. P

In 1933, the DAR found these stones also:
Burgess, Eliza A., b: June 13, 1872, d: June 5, 1873
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. William Davis
Lewis, Susan, wife of John E. Lewis
Gregg, H., d: June 23, 1857; age: 82 years, 5 months, 6 days

According to the "History of Jackson County" by W. Z. Hickman (1920), the 1st wife of Noah Lentz and Eliza J. Lewis, and his second wife was Louise Kirby. The names within brackets are from the DAR reading in 1993, probably supplied from personal knowledge.

Lewis, Susan, wife of John E. Lewis
Copied by Mrs. Ernest L. Harris and Miss Jessie Crosby


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