Lewis, Abraham & Levi Lewis
Abraham Lewis: Early Settler, Clock Industry
Levi Lewis: Early Settler, Clock Industry
Birth: Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut
Brothers Abraham and Levi Lewis are known to have been part of the local wooden works clock industry. While still living in Bristol, Connecticut, Levi Lewis purchased a clock manufactory in May of 1809. The facility produced 1,500 clock movements before he sold the business the following year. The two brothers moved to Vienna in 1812. By 1816, Levi Lewis built and ran a clock factory was on Abraham Lewis's land in Vienna, using Little Yankee Creek for water power. The business operated from about 1815-1827 or 1828.
Little is known about Levi Lewis. He left a wife and children back in Connecticut and gained a wife in Ohio and had a daughter. He briefly owned land in the area and was known to have boarded with his sister. He disappeared from records in about 1825.
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 Information contributed by Bruce Paulson, relative of Thomas Lewis.