1713 - Francis Lewis, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Llandaff, Wales, in March 21st. A merchant, patriot, and politician in American Revolution.
1738 - On coming of age, he sold his patrimony, invested in merchandise, and embarked for this country, where he established mercantile houses in New York and Philadelphia.
1745 - Married to Elizabeth Annesley.
1752 - Lewis was at Oswego, and served as volunteer aide to General Hugh Mercer.
1765 - Moved his family from New York City to Whitestone, Long Island, and gave himself entirely to public affairs. His financial experience and business talent made him a most useful member of the committees on which he served, and the wealth that he had acquired was freely expended in the service of his country.
1775-1779 - Member of Congress and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Member of the Secret Committee of Congress.
- Appointed commissioner of the board of admiralty, and elected a vestryman of Trinity church.
1802 - His old age was happy and cheerful; literature was an unfailing resource, and the society of his grandchildren a great amusement.
- Died on December 30th in New York City and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
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