Reverend John Lewis TREFREN1191
(02 August 1826 - 25 October 1904)
Married to Sarah 'Sally' Leavett PENNIMAN & Mrs. Elizabeth SHEPLER
PARENTS: James TREFREN1185
(about 07 May 1769 - 30 October 1846) with Amy unknown & Sarah 'Sally' LAUGHLIN
Born in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
Married Sally on 07 June 1846
A Spinner & Methodist Minister
Was living with Abraham Bennett (a spinner, 42) in 1850 Salem, Massachusetts. Lewis was 27; wife was 28. [Census]
Grew up in New Hampshire; went to Hoadly Seminary, Connecticut and then studied theology in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Ordained in 1858; transferred to Nevada in 1865; and then Napa, California in 1869. In 1886 moved to New Almeda, California. S: 'PEN PICTURES FROM THE GARDEN OF THE WORD (SANTA Clara, California); Ed. H.S. Foote; Lewis Pub. Co; Chicago 1888.
Died in San Jose, California
Sally was born on 16 May 1825;
Sally died on 08 August 1889 in Walnut Creek, California
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