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285. Abraham Buford10 Lewis Sr. (Edmund Henry9, Abraham8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, John4, Richard3, Henry2, Richard1)(121) (#5081) was born in Madison Co, Virginia 12 Oct 1833.(122) Abraham died 30 Aug 1900 Belton, Bell Co., Texas, at 66 years of age. His body was interred Aft 30 Aug 1900 Hill Cemetery. A memory marker was place in North Belton Cemetery and gives his birth and death dates. Source: Story of Bell County, Texas provided by Ellen L. John.

He married Elouise Cathryn Graves in Bell Co., Texas, 18 Jan 1862.(123) (Elouise Cathryn Graves is #6052.) Elouise was born in Kentucky 24 Mar 1843. Elouise died 17 Feb 1926 Belton, Bell Co., Texas, at 82 years of age. At 19 years of age Elouise became the mother of Thomas Graves Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 2 Nov 1862. At 21 years of age Elouise became the mother of Mary Margaret Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 19 Aug 1864. At 23 years of age Elouise became the mother of Kate M. Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 30 Aug 1866. At 25 years of age Elouise became the mother of Willie Henry Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 18 Jan 1869. At 27 years of age Elouise became the mother of Ina Pink Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 25 Feb 1871. At 29 years of age Elouise became the mother of Abraham Buford Lewis Jr. Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 3 Jan 1873. At 31 years of age Elouise became the mother of Harold Hamilton Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 2 Jan 1875. At 36 years of age Elouise became the mother of Robert Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 7 Oct 1879. At 40 years of age Elouise became the mother of Frederick Edmond Lewis Sr. Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 30 Oct 1883. At 42 years of age Elouise became the mother of Lucy Myrtle Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 18 Oct 1885.

He migrated 1850's. At 29 years of age Abraham became the father of Thomas Graves Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 2 Nov 1862. At 30 years of age Abraham became the father of Mary Margaret Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 19 Aug 1864. Abraham was elected in Bell Co., Texas, 25 Jun 1866. At 32 years of age Abraham became the father of Kate M. Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 30 Aug 1866. At 35 years of age Abraham became the father of Willie Henry Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 18 Jan 1869. At 37 years of age Abraham became the father of Ina Pink Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 25 Feb 1871. At 39 years of age Abraham became the father of Abraham Buford Lewis Jr. Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 3 Jan 1873. At 41 years of age Abraham became the father of Harold Hamilton Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 2 Jan 1875. At 45 years of age Abraham became the father of Robert Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 7 Oct 1879. Abraham was a Friends of Temperance member Texas, 1881. At 50 years of age Abraham became the father of Frederick Edmond Lewis Sr. Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 30 Oct 1883. At 52 years of age Abraham became the father of Lucy Myrtle Lewis Belton, Bell Co., Texas, 18 Oct 1885. Story of Bell County, Texas, Volume II, by Bell County Historical Commission, Copyright 1988, Reprinted 1998. Provided by Ellen L. John.

Abram Buford Lewis Sr. was born October 12, 1833, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, son of Henry Jr. and Eliza Nichol Lewis. Abram migrated to Bell County in the early 1850's, where he was a farmer and rancher and lived in the Midway and Tennessee Valley communities.

Lewis was active in the Baptist church in the Midway and Harmony communities. He was a charter member, Grand Council, Friends of Temperance, State of Texas in 1881. On June 25, 1866, he was elected Bell County commissioner. His commission was granted and signed by Governor James W. Throckmorton on September 15, 1866.

On January 18, 1862, Lewis married Elouise Cathryn Graves. Ten children were born to this marriage.

A.B. Lewis Sr. died August 30, 1900, and his grave in Hill Cemetery is unmarked. A memory marker was placed in North Belton Cemetery and gives his birth and death dates. Mrs. Lewis continued to live in Tennessee Valley then in Belton after his death. Mrs. Lewis died February 26, 1926.

Abraham Buford Lewis Sr. and Elouise Cathryn Graves had the following children:

child 487 i. Thomas Graves11 Lewis(124) (#6053) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 2 Nov 1862. Thomas died May 1940 Lawton, Comanche Co., Oklahoma, at 77 years of age. He married Bell Martin. (Bell Martin is #6082.) Ellen John's Great Grandfather.

child 488 ii. Mary Margaret Lewis(125) (#6054) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 19 Aug 1864. Molly died 24 Feb 1941 in Bell Co., Texas, at 76 years of age. Her body was interred Aft 24 Feb 1941 in Bell Co., Texas, North Belton Cemetery. She married Robert Branham 15 Sep 1883. (Robert Branham is #6083.)

child 489 iii. Kate M. Lewis (#6055) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 30 Aug 1866. Kate died Nov 1937 in Temple, Bell Co., Texas., at 71 years of age. Her body was interred Aft Nov 1937 in Temple, Bell Co., Texas., Hillcrest Cemetery.(126) She married Jor J. Miller Jr. 30 Aug 1866. (Jor J. Miller Jr. is #6084.)

child 490 iv. Willie Henry Lewis(127) (#6056) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 18 Jan 1869. Willie died Apr 1934 Purcell, McClain Co., Oklahoma, at 65 years of age. He married Dora Martin 8 Apr 1888. (Dora Martin is #6085.)

child 491 v. Ina Pink Lewis (#6057) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 25 Feb 1871. Ina died 10 Apr 1966 Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., Kansas, at 95 years of age.(128) Her body was interred Aft 10 Apr 1966 in Bell Co., Texas, North Belton Cemetery. She married twice. She married John Dee Lee Est 1887. (John Dee Lee is #6086.) Died five years after marriage. Source Story of Bell County, Texas, provided by Ellen L. John.

She married John A. Heather Dec 1903. (John A. Heather is #6087.) John was born Silver City, Grant Co., New Mexico.

child 492 vi. Abraham Buford Lewis Jr. (#6058) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 3 Jan 1873. Abraham died 13 Feb 1935 Belton, Bell Co., Texas, at 62 years of age. His body was interred Aft 13 Feb 1935 in Bell Co., Texas, North Belton Cemetery.

child 493 vii. Harold Hamilton Lewis (#6059) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 2 Jan 1875. Harold died 24 Feb 1952 in Seattle, King Co., Washington, at 77 years of age. He married Edna O'Neal Est 1895. (Edna O'Neal is #6088.) Edna was born in Seattle, King Co., Washington.

child 494 viii. Robert Lewis (#6060) was born Belton, Bell Co., Texas 7 Oct 1879. Robert died 20 Jun 1881 at 1 year of age.

child + 495 ix. Frederick Edmond Lewis Sr. was born 30 Oct 1883. Birth site: One mile North of the Leon River.

child + 496 x. Lucy Myrtle Lewis was born 18 Oct 1885.

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