Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis (maiden name: Richards) was born in Pennsylvania in November 1839. According to census records, she attended school as a child and learned to read and write. She married George Washington Lewis sometime before the Civil War. The couple had seven children, including: Albert, born September 15, 1859; Emma, born in 1863; and Elmer, born in 1867. The names of 4 other children are unknown. After the war, George returned to Mercer County, where he worked as a farmer. Near the end of their lives, their daughter Emma's three children — Joseph, Elizabeth, and Ollie Stoney — came to live with the Lewises following Emma's death. Caroline died on October 6, 1902. She is buried along with her husband at White Chapel Cemetery in Mercer County.

Name:Lewis, Caroline
Alternative names:
  • Richards, Caroline (alternative name)
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Birth date:1839-11
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:Pennsylvania
Death date:1902-10-06
Death place:Pennsylvania
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Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
Lewis, Carolineparent ofLewis, Albert
Lewis, Carolineparent ofLewis, Emma
Lewis, Carolineparent ofLewis, Elmer Ulysses
Lewis, Carolinewife ofLewis, George W.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 U.S. Federal Censuses for George W. Lewis or Caroline Lewis (Richards); Death Certificate for Albert Lewis, accessed through; Roland Barksdale-Hall, African Americans in Mercer County (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009); "Caroline Lewis," (