Agnes Murphy Hendrahan Lewis
Agnes Lewis was born to the family of Michael Hendrahan and Elizabeth Murphy. Their surname is variously spelled Hendrahan, Handerhan, Henderhan and in Peterborough it was found as Hanrahan.
Michael and Elizabeth lived in Murray Township, Northumberland County, Ontario in the 1830s and 1840s. They had come from Ireland, possibly arriving as a newly married couple. Six of their eight children were born in Murray Township, Northumberland County, Ontario. These children included Sarah, born 1834; Thomas born 1836; Mary Ann born 1838; William born 1841; Elizabeth born 1842 and Catherine born 1844. The two youngest daughters were born in Sidney Township, Hastings County. These two girls were Bridget born 4 February 1850 and Agnes Murphy Hendranhan, born 21 October 1852.
Agnes married Thaddeus Milligan Lewis at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Trenton, Ontario on 25 May 1873. Thaddeus was born in Whitby Township, Ontario County in the year 1852. On his marriage registration, he named his parents as John and Lydia Lewis. Thaddeus and Agnes lived in Trenton for the next twenty-five years. There he was employed as a carpenter.
They had a family of five children, although twins, born in 1884, did not survive. The eldest child, Lydia Agnes, was born 23 February 1874; Annetta was born 15 December 1879; twins Minnie and George were born 3 March 1884 and John Joseph Stanley, known as Stanley, was born 30 August 1892.