Lewis Persons married firstly to the sister of Lucinda Dodge, the latter being wife of his older brother, Samuel. Lewis's first, or second, wife was CENITH as found in the hand-written marriage document of Lewis's son Ezra Dodge Persons, where his mother is given as "Cenith Persons". This name had been misread as "Smith". Ezra named a daughter Arsenith. It is not clear if Ezra's mother or step-mother is this "Cenith". The Dodge wife of Lewis died about the time Ezra was born.