- GIVN: Francis
- SURN: Lewis
- Sex: M
- Born: Abt 1737 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- AFN: 10Z2-1MD
- _UID: F6CB581B2A0111DAB9B700A0CC5D9B658396
- Baptised LDS: 11 Apr 1994
- TEMP: PROVO 3 Mar 1995
- TEMP: PROVO 29 Dec 1999
- TEMP: MTIMP
- Record last updated: 16 Sep 2014
- TIME: 22:28
A few years ago I tried to get some information about Running Deer. I enclose the one letter I still have with some information. Maybe if you contact brother Hulet, he may have some more information.
Dale Callan dandg dandg [firstname.lastname@example.org]
[EMail to Carl Cox, 1-9-2012]
29 April, 2003
«tab»I talked to Bert Hulet 801-292-1923 yesterday about Mary Lewis. His great grandfather was Sylvanus (our grandfather's twin). He said that about 5 years ago he had done quite a bit of research on the running deer story. He said his family has also had the story about Indian blood.
«tab»He believes that the Lewis families were Indians, or part Indian, He said that John Hulet built a church in or around Lee Berkshire Mass. And that a Banano Lewis (an Indian) painted the church.
«tab»He said that there was in Stockbridge (NY or Mass) a Trinity Church where a lot of the Indian children went to school or lived there. This is in the same valley that Lee Berkshire is in.
«tab»He said the Lewis that painted the church was a Mohawk, so he believes that running deer was Mohawk, but she could also have been a Mohican.
«tab»He said he was never able to find a marriage license for Sylvanus and Mary Lewis.
«tab»After the Civil war the Indians at Stockbridge were moved to the Dakotas. However all of their records were sent to Green Bay Wisconsin. He believes that if we contacted the Historical Society there, they maybe could give us some information on running Deer. He has had just too much to do the last few years to try and pursue it any farther. He said I know that in some boxes in a back room in Green Bay is the history of Running Deer.
«tab»He said in a book called Before and after Mt, Pisgah (sp) there is a mention of Running Deer.
«tab»So the plot thickens a bit, but might take quite a bit of research to find anything.
If your searching finds anything, let me know.
Stockbridge Mission, near Lee, http://www.berkshireweb.com/themap/stockbridge/history/index.html
While still looking at my personal stuff I was just looking at Francis Lewis' father David Lewis and in his notes I had added that Orville Cox Day had found him in the 1720 census years ago with a good christening date and place.
With this added to FT it then came up with a "Record Hint" (1695 Massachusetts Christening Records) and there he was with exact christening date and place AND his parents. FT now gives the option to "ATTACH" all this directly to the Tree… so now we have it connected to Ebenezer Lewis and Anna Lathrop (important immigrant religious family starting wit the Reverend John Lathrop). Orville Cox Day WAS GOOD!
Father: David Lewis, b. 8 Nov 1711 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Mother: Mrs. David Lewis, b. Abt 1715 in Of, Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Family 1: Jane or Tryphena (the Darker Mother) , b. Abt 1740 in Of, Mohawk River Valley, Albany, New York
- Married: 1761 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States 6 Apr 1995 8 Nov 2008
- Mary "Polly" LewisPolly Lewis Young, b. 3 Apr 1763 in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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