A. G. Lewis , farmer, P.O., Elkport, son of Samuel and Sarah (Florow) Lewis, natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Missouri at an early day and lived some years, when they came to Sangamon County, Ill., where they lived some sixteen years, when in 1845 they located in Delaware County, Ia. They both died in that county; Sarah died in 1847, aged sixty-five years; Samuel lived till he was 100 years five months and twenty-two days old; he died in delaware County. A. G. was born in Missouri, March 6, 1826; he was educated in Illinois, and has followed farming. In 1860 he bought his present farm of 148 acres on secion 22 and 23, on Elk Creek bottom; previous to his present purchase he bought and sold several fine farms in Clayton County, where he located in 1847; he is one of the oldest settlers of Elk Township; his farm is one of the best and best cultivated of any in the county. On Sept. 3, 1846, he married Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Plezzy (Allcut) Walter, natives of Ohio; they came to Clayton County, where they died. By this union there are eight children -Plezzy, wife of Levi W. Fishel; Allen B., A.G., Jr., Solomon W. and William, are living; three are dead. Mr. Lewis is a member of the I.O. of O. F. lodge at Elkport. He votes the republican ticket. Mrs. Lewis gave birth to the first white child born in Elk Township, June 15, 1847, named John; he died in 1849. Mr. Lewis was one of the first white men who settled in Elk Township, when Indians, bear, deer, etc., abounded.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 761
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