Smith Cemetery
Van Buren County, Iowa
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Posted on Nov-14-2006 by KARYL BONNETT
Rev War Vet. Apr1763-17Jan1850.Twin of Jacob Abbot Bonnett.Lewis,Jacob and brother Peter were in VA militia scouting Indian activity in Western VA and hunting meat for troops in winter quarters. Lewis and his wife Mary Linger moved from Lewis Cty VA to Van Buren Cty IA about 1835. After Lewis died Mary returned to VA. Lewis was joined in Iowa by brother Philip and nephews Nicholas and Samuel.

Posted on Nov-14-2006 by KARYL BONNETT
Lewis Bonnett is one of the 44 names listed on memorial in DesMoines to Iowa Sons of the American Revolution. Lewis has both a Rev War Vet stone and this one.See other stone for more info. I am descendant of twin Jacob also a Rev War Vet who remained in W Va. However Jacob's son Samuel and family came to Iowa. Lewis's brother,Rev War Vet,Peter died in Illinois on way to IA

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