Proposal to sever Sarah Lewis (alias Mary and wife of John Lewis) as daughter of Matthias Button (PGM)

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WikiTree reports John Lewis' wife, Sarah (alias Mary) Lewis, as a daughter of Matthias Button. Mathias had daughters named Mary and Sarah, but they are kown to have married Edward Yeomans and James Kingsbury, respectively.[1] Matthias' daughters could not also have been married "6 April 1650" to a John Lewis who reportedly died 6 February 1690.

I don't know the identity or ancestry of John Lewis' wife. Her profile is confused. The baptismal date of Mathias' eldest child, Mary, seems the reference point for Lewis' wife's birth, but the birth location is given as "Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island." She is said to have died 1673, but has children born as late as 1690.

Hopefully Lewis researchers will take an interest in her profile, but there seems no reason to continue to associate her as a daughter of Matthias Button. 

Hoping only to be helpful, below are entries from Savage that seem to suggest John Lewis' son Daniel may have married a Mary Button who might have been the daughter of Peter Button. 

In his 1861 reporting about various Lewis families and/or family members, James Savage wrote (emphasis added),[6]
 
[Lewis] DANIEL, Westerly, R. I. 1679, perhaps was s. of John of the same, m. Mary Button, d. prob. of Peter and in his will of 1 Feb. 1718, names eldest s. John, Jonathan, Mary, Dorcas, Daniel, and Hannah. 
 
Savage also writes,[7]
 
[Lewis] JOHN, Westerly 1669, had John, Daniel, James, David, Israel, and Samuel.
 

[1] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:292-298, 2088 (“Addenda et Corrigenda”) for Matthias Button; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014). 

[2] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:292-298, 2088 (“Addenda et Corrigenda”) for Matthias Button; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014). 

[3] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:292-298, 2088 (“Addenda et Corrigenda”) for Matthias Button; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014). 
 
[4] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:292-298, 2088 (“Addenda et Corrigenda”) for Matthias Button; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014). 
 
[5] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:292-298, 2088 (“Addenda et Corrigenda”) for Matthias Button; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014). 
 
[6] James Savage, A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England : showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, 4 vols. (1860-1862), 3:84-85 entry for Daniel Lewis, Westerly R.I. 1679; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
 

[7] James Savage, A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England : showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, 4 vols. (1860-1862), 3:87 entry for John Lewis, Westerly [R.I.] 1669; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).

WikiTree profile: Matthias Button
in Genealogy Help by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 5 (50.2k points)
edited by GeneJ X
Great work, Gene. Thanks!

You link to Matthias Button's profile, but I add here-- for our collective reference-- a link to Sarah, wife of John Lewis:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lewis-3771
Thank you, Jillaine, for providing those helpful links.

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As a Wheeler descendant, I appreciate your work Gene. Especially for clarifying the wives of Matthias. I wasn't quite sure if Elizabeth was a third or fourth because of my confusion over wife Teague.

Ann

 

Aren't probate records grand?
by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 2 (29.6k points)
Thank you Ann Carmel, for your kind works and helpful collaboration. Have also heard from one of the John Lewis profile managers, so this is looking up.

I agree, probate records are grand! --GeneJ

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