February 25, 2015

Mark Twain and John T. Lewis

Mark Twain and John T. Lewis.
John T Lewis (1835-1906) was born in Carroll County, Maryland and was a freeman. In 1853 he joined the Dunker (now known as the Church of the Brethren) congregation at the Meadow Branch meetinghouse. One of the people he worked for as a coachman was Jervis Langdon, Mark Twain's father-in-law. The two became friends and some believe that Lewis was the model for Jim in Twain's book Huckleberry Finn.