Yuma County, Colorado

Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:


He cash-claimed two quarters in  section 19, 4N 46W in 1891.  Then in 1898 a Richard M. Lewis tree-claimed a quarter in section 25, 4N 47 W - about two miles away. 


He might be the Richard M. Lewis in 1880 Racine, Wisconsin, an express clerk, living with two other men with Mary Johnson, a washerwoman.

That matches the Richard Lewis, 14, in 1870 Racine, with Richd 40 and Jane 48 Lewis.  Dave, 8, is one of his siblings.

 In 1900 St. Louis a Richard M. Lewis born August 1856 in Wisconsin of Welsh parents, is a clerk in an express company.  He's living with brother David M. and his family, David is also a clerk at an express company.

(David Morgan Lewis's Missouri death certificate of 1945 said he died on the Greene County Farm, and his body was "Removed" to Racine Wisconsin.  Census on 1930 said he was divorced.  Informant was D.M. Lewis of Minden, Louisiana  When his son Kenneth registered, he said he was born in Omaha, Nebraska, so they might have gone west with Richard.....)




May be coincidence, but Eliza L. Lewis "formerly Eliza L. Campbell" tree-claimed a quarter in 5N 47W in 1898.  In 1898 she was delinquent $5.68 in taxes on that quarter.


Robert Andrew Hemphill Dunn b.May 08, 1799 SC died,October 10, 1838
married Mary Brown b.January 19, 1799
Married:October 17, 1820 in South Carolina

Their children.
Elihu Dunn b.October 23, 1823
Emaline Dunn b.September 24, 1825 (my great grandmother)
Asbury Dunn b.December 25, 1827
John Andrew Dunn b.March 16, 1831
Jane M. Dunn b.March 16, 1831
Leroy Dunn b.January 20, 1835

Emaliine Dunn married John Lewis May 09, 1842 in Madison CO.MO
Their son Andrew Hemphill Lewis was my grandfather. I am trying to connect the "Hemphill" name in both my grandfather and greatgrandfather's name. This name must have been a family name somewhere along the line. Just have not been able to make the connection.

Any help greatly appreciated
Thank you
Mary Lewis


Grandpa Andy was 22 years senior to Grandma Liza. (her name was actually (Louisa Emaline Campbell).

Eliza was the postmistress of Sabula she was the wife of Andrew Lewis and was a great mother and grandmother. She even raised seven of her grandchildren. She loved lilacs and had one planted by her the corner of her house so she could smell it everyday. She lived by the RR tracks so the mail could come on and off easily. 
Family links: 
   Dimple Lewis Calahan (1901 - 1935)*
Emilys Chapel Cemetery
Iron County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 1 Hill 2 grave 1


\1900 Iron County, Eliza born Feb 1876 in Missouri

1910 Iron County H.Andrew Lewis 55  and E. Eliza 33

1920 Iron Andrew H. 65 and Elizah E. 43.

Viola - born April 5, 1900, married Arthur Callahan, died in St. Louis January 1935, and the body taken to Sabula


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