ABOUT THE GENEALOGIES
There are two genealogy databases contained on this website. The first, referred to below as the LEWIS_SURBER database, is maintained by Jack W. Lewis and is an updated version of the one included in the book entitled The Lewis Family of Oliphant Furnace Pennsylvania. The second, referred to below as the LEWIS_KELLEY database, is maintained by Donald D. Lewis.
The LEWIS_KELLEY database extends the LEWIS_SURBER database in two important areas. First, the LEWIS_KELLEY database contains most of the descendants of William L. Lewis, the brother of James Marshall Lewis (grandfather of Hazel, George, James, Eleanor, Thomas and Jack). Second, the LEWIS_KELLEY database contains most of the descendants of Eliza Ann Lewis, the oldest sister of Joseph Paul Lewis (great grandfather of Hazel, George, James, Eleanor, Thomas and Jack). The Kelley line is important because Eliza Ann Lewis married Joseph C. Kelley in 1858. Don's mother, Marcella Ruth Kelley, is a great granddaughter of Joseph C. Kelley and Eliza Ann Lewis, Don's father. Donald Junior Lewis, is a great grandson of Joseph Paul Lewis and Mary Melcina Sullivan.
You can access a surname index or a persons index for either of the databases by clicking on the links given below. Please take special note of the detailed information contained in the note following most persons names in the indexes. These are labelled and linked to the notes. For example the [NI1039] link accesses detailed information about William L. Lewis in the LEWIS_KELLEY database.
SURBERS: If you are looking for the Surbers, they start in the LEWIS_SURBER database with Henry (Heinrich, Hendryk) SURBER who came to America from Switzerland. Click here to find Henry SURBER and then click each name that has a "+" symbol in front of it to find descendants.