According to census records, Lewis Suddarth was born around 1812 in Kentucky. He came to Southern Indiana sometime before 1835, as he is recorded as swearing to the groom’s father’s consent for the marriage of Charles Riddle and Susan Scott in Crawford County, Indiana on 26 August 1835. Exactly four years later, on 26 August 1839, Lewis married Lydia Stroud in Orange County, Indiana, just to the North of Crawford County.
Lewis and Lydia’s first child, James T. Suddarth, was born 13 January 1841. They would have a total of 11 children, the last in 1868. Lewis died sometime in late 1868 or 1869. Lydia died September 1898. They are buried at Highfill Chapel Cemetery in Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana.