Absalom Lewis, according to the 1880 census record, was born about 1870 in Illinois.
In the 1880 Census he is found living with his grandmother Charlotte "Lottie" Lewis in Stokes, Union County, Illinois. It states that he is 10 years old.
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I believe that he might be John Lewis's son. My guess comes from looking at his other siblings and lives at the time he was born.
Questions/ Other Research
1. Who were his parents?
2. What happened to him after the 1880 Census?