William Levis

Last updated 30 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

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 (William [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 (William [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 (William [Levis]).

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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 William [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 William [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 William [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 William [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 William [Levis] as a biological [implied] son of Elizabeth Claytor.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth Read (? – ?)

Married: ?

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 notes marriage of William [Levis] and Elizabeth Read.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

William was born 8 Sep 1688 (7, 8, 1688 [old style]), moved to Kennet, Chester County about 1718, where he married Elizabeth Reed on 14 Dec 1720 (10, 14, 1720 [old style]). He died 11 Apr 1747 (2, 11, 1747 [old style]). [research-genealogy-of-the-smedley-family-1901]

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

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-genealogy-of-the-smedley-family-1901: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Genealogy of the Smedley Family, Descended from George and Sarah Smedley, Settlers in Chester County, Penna; Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 ?Apr ?2018); original held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne Indiana

Additional detail for reference: Page 224 (PDF page 326)

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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