| The attached map shows farms
of my GGgfather, George Washington Lewis, and his brother, Thomas
Jefferson Lewis, who were born in Hopkinton, Washington Co., RI.
They were sons of Nathaniel5
Lewis (Israel4, Nathaniel3, Israel2, John1 of Westerly, RI) and Mary E.
"Polly" (Thompson) Lewis, who migrated in 1819 by oxcart
with their nine children from Hopkinton to Butternuts (later Morris) in
Otsego Co., NY.
George W. was the oldest
of the children (b. 11/29/1800) and, before 1827, married Sarah M. "Sally"
They moved to West Amboy, where George died sometime after 1870. His wife,
Sarah, was the daughter of Joseph Bassett and Elizabeth
Bassett, who were neighbors of Nathaniel and Polly Lewis
Butternuts. Sarah (Elizabeth6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Sylvanus3, Nathaniel2,
George1) was a direct descendant of George Soule, one of the passengers
on the Mayflower in 1620.