No title

Martin Lewis born Nov. 28, 1812 Cocke County Tennessee. Martin's Mother And Father

Married Winnie Allen abt. 1835 Newport Area Tenessee

Moved to Collin County Texas in 1867

Died Oct. 19, 1897 Collin County Texas

Buried Walnut Grove Cemetery Collin Co. TX.

Winnie Allen Lewis born Aug. 22, 1816 Cocke County Tennessee

died July 20, 1881 buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery (She was the first person to be buried in this New Cemetery) Collin Co. TX. click photo


1. Felix Grundy Lewis born Aug. 8, 1836 Cocke Co. TN. Click photo

Died May 13, 1909 Collin Co. TX. buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery

Married in 1858 to Mary Lavina Bryant in Tennessee. Mary Lavina Bryant born 12-7-1841 Newport Cocke Co. TN. died 12-2-1919 McKinney Collin County Texas and is buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

In the 1860 Census, dated 10 August 1860, Felix Lewis was listed as age 23, Lavina 24, Anderson (Andrew) age one. A Nancy Hays, 45 was living with them. Felix was listed as a farmer with real property valued at $500. and personal property valued at $150.

Felix Grundy Lewis enlisted in the Confederate Army on 22 Novemeber 1861, Knoxville, Tennessee, to James W. Gillespie, for 12 months. He served in the Fifth Tennessee Cavalry (McKinzie's), Company F. On 1 March 1862, he was appointed 2nd Sgt. Later he served as a scout. There are stories that he and his scouts went back to Cocke County, and hunted any man down that was not serving in either the Confederate or Union forces. He earned the nickname "Temper Lewis". His group was called the Lewis Scouts or Rebel Scouts. After the war, he did not return to Cocke County as there were several death threats against him. He deeded his land to his father, who sold it for him, and they moved to Texas in 1867. (information from Patti Krugger).

Felix and Family settled in the Walnut Grove community, about seven miles west of McKinney. They were members of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church.

In the 1870 census for Collin County, Felix Grundy Lewis was listed as age 32, farm laborer, with property worth $600. Lavina was listed as age 28, and Anne 4 and Edwin 2. They were living next to Lavina's parents, Aaron and Elizabeth Bryant.

See land purchases and sales for Felix & Lavina.

click photo

2. Sarah Marilda Lewis born Sept. 23, 1839 Cocke Co. photo

Died Aug. 27, 1896 Collin Co. TX. buried Walnut Grove Cemetery

Married about 1858 to James Preston Griffin. James was born 3-12-1840 and died in Collin County TX. 3-23-1906 and is burried at Walnut Grove Cemetery.


3. Logan Lewis born 1844 Cocke Co. TN.

4. Louisa Lewis born 1847 Cocke. Co. TN.


Marion Montgomery Tucker b. abt. 1842 Washington Co. Tennessee

Story About The Deaths Of This Family

5. Frelingheysen Lewis born Aug. 25, 1849 Cocke Co. TN.

Died Jan. 8, 1874 buried in Van Alstyne Cemetery Collin Co. TX.

6. Allen Crockett Lewis born Aug. 31, 1852 Newport, Cocke Co. TN. d. Nov. 11, 1920 in Haskell, Haskell Co., TX.

Married May Irene Searcy May 1, 1878. She was born 23, Apr. 1860 in Texas


7. Millard Lewis born 1854 in Cocke Co. TN.

8 Craig Tipton (C.T.) Lewis born Nov. 30, 1859 Cocke Co. TN.

Married Cornelia Franklin June 28, 1881 Collin Co. TX. She was born in 1861 and died in 1951 and is also buried at Franklin Cemetary in Collin County. The Cemetery is located on the old Chamberville's Road North of McKinney.

Died Aug. 7, 1938 McKinney Texas buried Franklin Cemetery Collin Co. TX. the following day


Page Designed by Jim Lewis