Joseph Lewis

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Joseph Lewis, son of Edward Lewis and Sarah Morris, was born at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, 23 December 1748.1 He died at Morristown, 30 July 1814.1

Joseph married Anna Johnes, daughter of Timothy Johnes and Keziah Oldfield, at Morristown 2 August 1772.1

Joseph left a will dated 11 January 1799, and proved 13 Aug 1814:
of Morristown, Morris Co.
Wife, Anne, in lieu of dower, my negro Wench, Flora, and any other that may belong to me; riding chair and horse; also 1/6 of real and personal estate.
To children, Stephen Johnes Lewis, Jacob Lewis, Timothy Johnes Lewis, Anna, William Johnes Lewis, each 1/9 part.
If any child should die before 21, his share to surviving children, unless he leaves issue.
Executors—wife, Anne, friend and cousin, Gabriel H. Ford, and son, Steven Johns Lewis.
Witnesses—Aaron Pierson, Isaac WooIley, Henry King.

1814, July 4. Codicil.
Wife, a bed and bedding and furniture in four lower rooms of my house, 20 books (her choice) from my library.
Son, William J., the bed on which he sleeps in the office; also the secretary called his; also "the squares on which our glasses stand on the sideboard and the backgammon table which he brought with him from Canton".
To Hannah Johnson, the bed on which she and Lomson sleep, and bedding; also the square cornered table.
If Anne Maria (surviving daughter of my dec'd son, Timothy) should die before she inherits, her share to my other heirs.
To my daughter-in-law, Abigail Lettice Lewis, widow of said Timothy, use of estate as devised to said Anne Maria, during widowhood.
Witnesses-—Henry King, John B. Johnes, Isaac Southard.2


Anna Johnes b. 10 Jul 1751, d. 17 Feb 1826
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  1. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885(Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 134, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers.
  2. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 13:255 (file 1554 N), further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.