Elizabeth was born approximately 1833 in County Cork, Ireland. She was apparently the eldest child of the 10 living children of Arthur Gifford CAMPION and his wife, Ellen (surname unknown). According to their death registrations, Arthur was born in Bristol, England; Ellen, in County Cork, Ireland.
The Campion family appear to have lived in Ireland after marrying, and emigrated to Canada West approximately 1843-1844, judging from birthplaces of the 10 children - the first 5 born in Ireland, the remaining 5 born in Canada West. I have not found them on any passenger lists as yet.
Elizabeth married Charles LEWIS, a neighbouring blacksmith, in about 1853, in Earnestown, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario. Note that Earnestown was later renamed Bath. They had the following eight children:
- Isaac Charles [direct ancestor], b. 20 July 1855 Bath ON; in 3 Dec 1885 in Winnipeg MB m. Alma Jane AIKEN; d. 17 Apr 1937 Vancouver BC; 7 children
- Arthur, b. abt 1857 ON
- William, b. abt 1859 ON
- Ellen Arminia, b. Feb 1860, ON; in 1 Dec 1887 Brandon MB m. James Carrick Miller; 2 children
- Frederick Allen, b. 25 Apr 1863 ON; in 13 Jun 1894 Brandon MB m. Isabella Lockeridge; 8 children
- Richard, b. abt 1865 ON
- Charles, b. abt 1868 ON
- Eva Maria, b. 2 Jun 1870 ON; in 20 Jun 1894 Brandon MB m. Alexander C. Davidson; 5 children