My Longest-Living Ancestor

TRANSCRIPT from The Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan), 6 Jan 1963, p. D7: Still 'Farming' Flint Man Marks 97th Birthday Nathaniel Lewis, who is 97 today, has been a farmer all his life. Last summer he cultivated a small plot of corn and berries. Lewis lives with his daughter, Mrs. Nora Miley, at 1482 Alberta St. …

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Jailed For Assault

I never thought I was descended from saints or anything. Still it's difficult to see proof that your forebearers were abusive, racist, or felonious. My two-times great-grandfather, Nathaniel Lewis, turned out to be all three. I'll post more about this story soon. Click here for source info.

Mr. Lewis’s Love Affair

"What does your father do while you and Ben are working?" my neighbor asked me. "Read, watch television, I suppose." "I don't want to alarm you, but when the windows are open I hear him talking to someone. He calls her sweetie."