Ancestors of Sarah Jane Lewis


1. William John Stiles

1850 Census - Linn County, Iowa - Sarah Jane, Laura & Harriett.
1855 Census - Franklin Twp., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3M, 4F).
1860 Census - Henry County, Illinois - Evidently not enumerated.
1865 Census - Cambridge Twp., Henry, Illinois.
1870,1880 Censuses - Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.
1885,1895 Censuses - Fairfield Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.
1900,1910 Censuses - Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
1910 Census shows Sarah Jane as the Mother of ten children, six living.
Probate Records of Wife - Mentions Laura, Harriett, Wiliam, Edward, Luther, Elizabeth, & Grandchildren of Sarah Jane.
Evergreen Cemetery Records - Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa - Wife, Harriett.
Death Records of Husband, Wife, Harriett, Luther, Sarah Jane, & Elizabeth.
Marriage Records of - Harriett, ,William John, Ellen, Edward D., Clarinda, Sarah Jane, & Elizabeth Ann.
Family Records mention a Mary Etta - placement is circumstantial.
Lewis Family Bible Records.
Harriet may also be a child of Horace Nathan Brown and Sarah Jane Lewis.
Sarah Jane Lewis apparently ran off with William Stiles in about 1850.  She left her husband Horace Nathan Brown who had gone to California during the gold rush.  Sarah Jane Lewis Brown was residing in the household of Horace Nathan Brown's Mother in the 1850 census with Laura and Harriett.  William Styles was also residing in the household.  According to family records, Laura was a step sister to Harriet, so William must have been the Father of Harriett, born in 1849.  It appears that William Stiles and Sarah Jane Lewis Brown may have never married.