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    Edmond D. Lewis, farmer; P. O. Casstown; born in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio; is the son of William C. and Elizabeth (Davis) Lewis; he was born in New Jersey and came to Ohio with his parents at an early day; she was born in Warren County. William Lewis assisted his father during the War of 1812, hauling supplies for the army; his ancestors were from England, and his wife's from Germany. William C. Lewis, the father, followed wagon making during his life; he lived to be only about 37 Years of age, dying October 2, 1832; his wife died about seven years previous. They were parents of four children, viz., Edmund D., Thomas, Cassie, and Elizabeth, who died in infancy. The subject of this sketch, being only 13 years of age when his father died was bound out, till he arrived at majority, to Michael McGinnis a wagon maker; here he served his apprenticeship until 21 years of age, partly in Warren County, and in Brown Twp., this county. When of age, Mr. Lewis established a manufactory of his own in Casstown. which he carried on for fifteen years, then sold out and bought the farm on which he now resides. He was united in marriage Jan. 26, 1843, with Deborah, daughter of Albert and Caroline (Throckmorton) Howland, who were natives of New Jersey, coming to Warren County soon after the War of 1812, and thence going to Miami County. By this union, they have had four children, viz., Cassie Ann, now Mrs. D. J. Whitmore; William A.; Lizzie M., now Mrs. Alonzo Hartley, living in Troy, and Thomas D. Mr. Lewis has been on the farm twenty-four years. He is a Republican, and has held the office of Township Trustee for six or seven terms. Last fall, he was elected Real Estate Appraiser for this township, thus showing the confidence reposed in him by the community in which he lives. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church ten years, and his wife for eleven years.

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