Mary "Polly" Lewis
- GIVN: Mary "Polly"
- SURN: Lewis
- NICK: Polly
Polly Lewis Young
- GIVN: Polly
- SURN: Lewis Young
- Sex: F
- Born: 3 Apr 1763 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Died: 6 Mar 1835 in , Clay, Missouri, United States
- _UID: F6CB583E2A0111DAB9B700A0CC5D9B65A65D
- _FSFTID: LZJX-S6J
- Baptised LDS: 19 Feb 1878
- TEMP: SGEOR 1 May 1930 6 Apr 1995
- TEMP: PROVO
- Record last updated: 16 Sep 2014
- TIME: 22:08
In his book "Before and After Mt. Pisgah", Clare B. Christensen, on pages 29 and 30, tells an interesting background of Mary Lewis, as does also Howard R. Driggs in his book "Pitch Pine Tales" (dated 1955).
Quoting from Clare B. Christensen: "Running Deer was a lovely Indian girl living with her tribe in an Indian Village in the western part of Massachusetts or along the Mohawk River in New York, which runs from Lake Oneida on the west to near Schenectady, north of Albany, into the Hudson river. White men came exploring. Some of them married Indian women. So it was, that Running Deer married a white man. They had children. Then, one of Running Deer's daughters married a man by the name of Lewis, who had a daughter, Mary Lewis.
When the dark haired, dark eyed Mary was a girl, her even darker mother took Mary to an Indian village. One of the Indian women gave Mary an Indian dress, another gave her moccasins, others gave gifts. Mary never forgot her visit with her kindred."
On those same pages, Clare B. Christensen claims (from stories told by Emeline Whiting) Mary Lewis died 1835 at Clay County, Missouri, and that Mary Lewis was daughter of Francis Lewis b.abt 1737 and Jane or Tryphena (the darker mother) who was the daughter of a squawman (perhaps Charles) and Running Deer b.abt 1715.
Mary Lewis and Sylvanus Hulet's daughter, Sally Hulet visited with her Mohawk Indian relatives about 1814, while on her way from Massachusetts to Ohio, in New York state.
Mary Lewis SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED with the Mary Lewis who married Elijah Noyes. Both were having children at the same time but lived many miles apart.
Following is the WRONG Mary Lewis for us:
TIB 1,263,172 SL 8441 6R p 383 gives following: Birth 3 Apr 1761, Parents:
Jonathan Lewis (1731)/Persis Crosby /Elijah Noyes (marriage 16 Sep 1785 Sylvanus Hulet); TIB LA507357.
Alt Birth: 3 Apr 1761
Alt Birth: 1763 Of, Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
1765 Of, Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Other death: Mary Lewis died Aug 1827 , Nelson, Portage, Ohio
Alt Baptism: 5 Feb 1940 Salt Lake
Alt Baptism: 3 Dec 1965
Alt Endowment: 11 Mar 1940
Alt Endowment: 26 Jan 1966 Los Angeles
Alt Seal to Parents: 22 Aug 1951 IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho
Alt Seal to Parents: 19 Jan 1953
Alt Seal to Parents: 26 Jan 1968 IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho
Alt Seal to Parents: 11 Apr 1995 ALBER - Cardston Alberta
Alt Seal to Spouse: 18 Nov 1947
Alt Seal to Spouse: 22 Aug 1951 IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho
Alt Seal to Spouse: 19 Jan 1953
Alt Seal to Spouse: 26 Jan 1968 IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho
Arch Rec of Naoma M. Harker; Rec of O.C. Day
BIRTH: Utah Gen & Hist Mag v.XXV p.77;1
MARRIAGE: Church Records of Thompson, Conn; Vital Records of Lee, Mass.
BAPTISM: Baptisms for the dead in Nauvoo 1841;
ENDOWED: TIB 1,263,172 SL 8441 6RJonath
This is in here for information.
Our Mary Lewis has been mixed up with another Mary Lewis who live across the state. The wrong Mary Lewis was christened 5 April 1761 in Pepperell, Middlesex, Mass, clear across the state from the Berkshires where our Mary was born. She married Elijah Noyes from that area and raised a family with him at the same time our Mary was raising a family with Sylvanus Hulet.
Her parents were Jonathan Lewis (1731) and Percis Crosby (1733), and they had nothing to do with the Mohawk Indians. Percis was not "Jane, the Darker mother".
Percis was born to Lieut. Simon Crosby and Abigail Whittaker (I think - there seems to be problems with that family on nFS.)
Our Mary Lewis was born in 1763 in Lee, Berkshire, Mass. and died in Clay county, MO in 1835. Her parents were Jane, or Tryphena, the 'darker mother' because she was half Indian, and Francis Lewis.
Running Deer (perhaps Josnorum Scoenonti or something similar) was Jane's mother, with a white "squawman" (a derisive term for whites who cohabited with the Indians) as her father. The parents of Running Deer are not known, as the Indians kept no records we know about. Obviously she had no white parents. Running Deer probably lived in an Indian village along the Mohawk river, or somewhere there.
Our Mary Lewis married Sylvanus Hulet (1758-1824) and raised a large family.
There was a Stockbridge Indian Mission in the town next to Lee in Berkshire. We assume that the close relationship to Indians got our Hulet ancestor acquainted with Mary Lewis, 1/4 Indian.
Father: Francis Lewis, b. Abt 1737 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Mother: Jane or Tryphena (the Darker Mother) , b. Abt 1740 in Of, Mohawk River Valley, Albany, New York
Family 1: Sylvanus HuletSylvanus Hulett, b. 7 Nov 1758 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States
- Married: 1786-1787 in , , Connecticut, United States
Alt Marriage: Sylvanus HULET Date: 18 Nov 1947
Alt Marriage: Sylvanus HULET Date: 22 Aug 1951 Location: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Alt Marriage: Sylvanus HULET Date: 19 Jan 1953
Alt Seal to Spouse: Sylvanus HULET Seal Date: 22 Aug 1951 Seal Temple: IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho 19 Jan 1953 8 Nov 2008
- Sally Hulet, b. 29 Oct 1787 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Charles Hulet, b. 3 Mar 1790 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Charlotte Hulet-HulettCharlott Hulett, b. 7 Nov 1792 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Rhoda Hulet, b. 8 Nov 1795 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Tryphena Hulet, b. 8 Aug 1797 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Jonathan Hulet, b. Abt 1798 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Sylvester Hulet, b. 2 Mar 1800 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Francis Hulet, b. 3 Mar 1803 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Mary Smith Hulet, b. 15 Dec 1805 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Family 2: Prest. Brigham Young
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