Samuel Levis

Last updated 30 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 8 Feb 1680/81 in , , , England

Died: 1758

Father: Samuel Levis (1649 – 1733)

Mother: Elizabeth Clator (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel Levis).

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 537, Need family, #18.ii.a

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel [Levis]).

estate-probate-samuel-levis-1734: Probate record for Samuel Levis (1734); Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 Aug 2021)) > "Chester > Estate Papers, No 496-624, 1700-1810" images 132-139; citing "Estate Papers, 1713-1810, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Register of Wills; Probate Place: Chester, Pennsylvania"; also > "Chester > Will Books A-C, Vol 1-3, 1713-1755" images 173-174; citing "Will Book A, Vol. 1, 1714-1820, pages 411-413"

Additional detail for reference: Estate papers, will pages 1-2; Will books pages 411-412

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel [Levis]).

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birth

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes date (1680 / 12 mo. 8) and location (England).

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death

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes year (1758).

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father

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source identifies Samuel [Levis] as a biological child of Samuel Levis.

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 537, Need family, #18.ii.a

Comment: Source identifies Samuel [Levis] as a biological [implied] son of Samuel Levis.

estate-probate-samuel-levis-1734: Probate record for Samuel Levis (1734); Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 Aug 2021)) > "Chester > Estate Papers, No 496-624, 1700-1810" images 132-139; citing "Estate Papers, 1713-1810, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Register of Wills; Probate Place: Chester, Pennsylvania"; also > "Chester > Will Books A-C, Vol 1-3, 1713-1755" images 173-174; citing "Will Book A, Vol. 1, 1714-1820, pages 411-413"

Additional detail for reference: Estate papers, will pages 1-2; Will books pages 411-412

Comment: Source identifies Samuel [Levis] as a son of Samuel Levis. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source identifies Samuel [Levis] as a biological child of Elizabeth (Clator) Levis.

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 537, Need family, #18.ii.a

Comment: Source identifies Samuel [Levis] as a biological [implied] son of Elizabeth Claytor.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Hannah Stretch (? – ?)

Married: 15 Dec 1709

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes date (10 mo. 15, 1709) of marriage of Samuel Levis (2nd) and Hannah Stretch.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Immigration: Bef 4 Nov 1684 at , , Province of Pennsylvania, British America

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes year (1684) of his arrival in the colonies.

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 35-36, (gen. 14, Samuel Levis)

Comment: Source includes latest possible date (by 4 November 1684) and location (Pennsylvania) The date comes from the fact that Samuel arrived with his father and mother.

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Attributes

Residence: Aft 4 Nov 1684 at Springfield Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

Comment: Source includes year (1684) and location (Springfield, Delaware county, Pennsylvania).

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 537, Need family, #18.ii

Comment: Source includes latest estimated immigration date (4 Nov. 1684) and location (Springfield, Chester County, Pennsylvania) in which the family settled.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Samuel was a member of the Provincial Assembly from Chester County in 1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1730, and 1731. [Are these single years, or was there a longer term of service involved?] [book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904]

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general notes

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

There exists a record of Samuel Levis coming from the MM at Middletown (Bucks County, PA) to the MM at Philadelphia on 31 Aug 1709, to marry Hannah Stretch. (Check Philadelpha MM records.)

The will of Samuel Levis (b.1649) names four grandsons that are his son Samuel's (and probably Hannah's). Their names were given as John, Joseph, William, and Sam'll [Samuel]. [estate-probate-samuel-levis-1734]

Samuel's son Joseph had a son, Thomas, who appears to have an interesting history related to the 12 colonies' declaration of independence from Great Britain. More research is needed. [book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904]

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research notes

book-chester-and-delaware-pa-v1-1904: Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 23 Aug 2019)

Additional detail for reference: Page 251 (PDF page 371), "The Levis Family"

estate-probate-samuel-levis-1734: Probate record for Samuel Levis (1734); Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 Aug 2021)) > "Chester > Estate Papers, No 496-624, 1700-1810" images 132-139; citing "Estate Papers, 1713-1810, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Register of Wills; Probate Place: Chester, Pennsylvania"; also > "Chester > Will Books A-C, Vol 1-3, 1713-1755" images 173-174; citing "Will Book A, Vol. 1, 1714-1820, pages 411-413"

Additional detail for reference: Estate papers, will pages 1-2; Will books pages 411-412

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