Biography - Isaac Lewey

Isaac LEWEY, farmer, P. O. Irving, was born in North Carolina November 5, 1822, and came to Montgomery County in June, 1843, and was in the Mexican war in 1846 and 1847; was discharged on account of ill health; came back to Irving Township, and commenced farming on land he received for his services in the war, and has added to that until he now owns 400 acres of good tillable land, on which he has erected a very good in dwelling and very fine barn, and everything in proportion. He married Miss BROWN in 1847, in this county, her parents being natives of Tennessee; three children were the result of this union; she, the mother, died March 12, 1855, and his second wife, Miss Elizabeth GRIFFITH, was born in this State in 1831; John FRIFFITH, her father, was born in Tennessee in March, 1808; occupation, farming; Harriet (PYATT) GRIFFITH, her mother, was born in 1811, in Tennessee, and she was the mother of ten children. The father of our subject, John LEWEY, was born in North Carolina; occupation, farming; and died about 1863; and his mother was also born in the same State November 5, 1842, and she was the mother of fourteen children, the subject being the eight child. He has a family of four children, and owns a nice home in the town of Irving, where he now resides, and has it handsomely improved; members of the Lutheran Church; politically, a Republican.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 286.

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