C-1-6 Willie Lewter-1 was born on 15 Oct 1798 in Northampton County, NC. He died on 30 Oct 1836 in Northampton County, NC. He married Mary Mariah Porter. She was born on 15 Jan 1806. She died on 25 Oct 1854.

 

Willie Lewter and Mary Mariah Porter were married on 28 Feb 1821 in Northampton County, NC. They had the following children:

 

C-2-21 John Thomas Lewter was born on 03 Feb 1822 in Northampton County, NC. He died on 11 May 1887. He was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., NC.

 

C-2-22 Martha Ann Lewter was born on 01 Feb 1824 in Northampton County, NC. She died in Apr 1893.

 

C-2-23 James Madison Lewter was born on 25 May 1826 in Northampton County, NC. He married Maria Louisa Davis on 16 Apr 1846 in Halifax County, NC. He died in 1866.

 

C-2-24 Mary Louise Jackson Lewter was born on 01 Dec 1828. She married James H. Deberry on 24 Nov 1847 in Northampton County, NC.

 

C-2-25 Susan Elizabeth Lewter was born on 17 Dec 1830. She married Joshua Charlton Fleetwood on 19 Oct 1852 in Northampton County, NC. She died on 27 Jul 1863 in Galatia, Northampton County, NC. She was buried in Galatia Baptist Church Cemetery, Northampton County, NC.

 

 

Notes for Willie Lewter:

 

Willie Lewter Will

In the name of God - Amen - I Willie Lewter of Northampton County & State of North Carolina being this day sound in mind tho weak in body have thought it advisable to make & ordain this as my last will & testament in manner & form to wit

 

First - it is my will & desire that when I depart this life that my body be interned in a decent & Christian like manner

 

Second - I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Lewter my side board, ___?___, one feather bed& furniture, one looking glass, one set of silver teaspoons & one gigg & Harness to her & her heirs forever

 

Thirdly - I give & bequeath unto my beloved daughter Martha Ann Lewter one Negro girl known by the name of Maria one Bed & furniture to her and her heirs forever

 

 

Fourthly - I give& bequeath unto my beloved daughter Mary Louisa Lewter one Negro woman known by the name of Young Caty to her & her heirs forever

 

Fifthly - I give & bequeath unto my beloved daughter Susan Elizabeth Lewter one Negro woman Dorcas to her & her heirs forever

 

Item 6th It is my will and desire the land & plantation whereon John Wood formly resided, as also one Negro man known by the name of Tone be both sold to the highest bidder on a credit of six months and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided between my wife Mary Lewter and daughters Martha Ann, Mary Louisa, & Susan Elizabeth Lewter & sons John Thomas & James Madison Lewter to them and their heirs forever

 

Item 7th I loan unto my beloved wife Mary Lewter the one third part of all the rest of the land (including the dwellings whereon I now reside that I am at this time in possession of, for and during her natural life or widowhood, and at her decease or marriage then the said land to be equally divided between my two sons John Thomas & James Madison Lewter to them & their heirs forever

 

Item 8th I loan unto my beloved wife Mary Lewter the one sixth part of all the negros that I am possessed of after the sale as before named during her natural life or widowhood, & at her decease or marriage to return to & be equally divided between my five children to them & their heirs forever

 

Item 9th It is my will and desire that the remainder of all the lands which I am at this time in possession of together with my mill and pond be equally divided between my sons John Thomas and James Madison Lewter to them & their heirs forever

 

Item 10th It is also my will & desire that the land & plantation whereon Sally Lewter formely resides shall at the decease of the sd Sally Lewter be equally divided between my two sons John Thomas and James Madison Lewter to them & their heirs forever

 

Item 11th It is my will and desire that all the rest residence and remainder of my negros not before mentioned shall be equally divided between my five children viz Martha Ann, Mary Louisa, Susan Elizabeth, John Thomas & James Madison Lewter to them & their heirs forever

 

Item 12th I give & bequeath unto my son John Thomas Lewter my Brandy still to him & his heirs forever

 

Item 13th I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Lewter my grey mare to her & her heirs forever

Item 14th It is my will & desire that all the rest of my stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs etc as also my crop of corn (with the exception of twelve months support for my beloved wife Mary and my five children as before named together with the rest of her ___?___) to be sold & the money arising from such sale to be applied to the use of satisfying my just debts, and the rest if any to be equally divided among my beloved wife Mary and my five children as before named to them & their heirs forever

 

Lastly - I do hereby constitute and appoint my worthy friend Kinchen Powell my whole & soul executor to this my last will & instrument revoking all others heretofore made by me _ in testomy whereof I have hereunder signed my name & affixed my seal this second day of October in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred & thirty six

 

The interlinations were made before this will was signed

Willie Lewter (Seal)

Signed sealed published & declared

By the ab ove Testator to be his

Last will & testament in

The presence of us

William Johnson

Thomas Drewry

 

Northampton County December Court 1836

This last will & testament of Willie Lewter Dec'd was exhibited in open court & proved in due form of law by the oaths of Thomas W. Drewery & William Johnson the subscribing witnesses hereto whereupon Kinchen Powell the Executor in said will baned was qualified as the law directs, at the same time Mary Lewter widow of the testator appeared in open court & entered her dissect to said will. Ordered to be certified & that the said will be recorded.

Test. Wm Bottom Clk

***************************************************************************

Willie Lewter Bible Records (From the Family File of Bess Wood on file in

the Dallas Public Library, Genealogy Department)

Births:

Wilie (this is how it was spelled) Lewter was born the 15th day of October

in the year of our Lord 1798 and departed this life the 30th day of October

1836.

Mary Lewter the wife of Wilie Lewter was born the 15th day of January 1806

and was married the 22nd day of February 1821.

John Thomas Lewter the son of Wilie Lewter and Mary his wife was born 3rd

day of February 1822.

Martha A. Lewter the Daughter of Wilie Lewter and Mary Lewter his wife was

born 1st day of February 1824.

James M. Lewter the son of Wilie Lewter and Mary Lewter his wife was born

25th day of March 1826.

Mary Louezer Jackson Lewter the daughter of Wilie Lewter and Mary Lewter his

wife, was born the 1st day of December 1828.

Susan Elizabeth Lewter the daughter of Wilie Lewter and Mary Lewter his wife

was born the 17th of December 1830.

Deaths:

Wilie Lewter departed this life the 30th day of October 1836.

Mary Mariah Hays died the 25th day of October 1854.

Susan Elizabeth wife of J.C.Fleetwood, died on the 27th day of July 1863.

Herbert G. Stephenson the son of Arthur E. Stephenson and Mary P. his wife

died the 4th day of August 1877.

May 11th 1886 died Dr. John T. Lewter.

Joseph M. Fleetwood died April 2nd 1886.

Martha Ann Sykes Sister of Dr. J.T. Lewter and daughter of Mary Mariah Hays

died April 1893.

***************************************************************************

1830 Census, Northampton County, NC

Willie Lewter Page 123A

> 

> 110211000000011011000----

***************************************************************************

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE: North Carolina COUNTY: Northampton

REEL NO: M432-639 PAGE NO: 41B

REFERENCE: Enumerated by Nicholas Boon on September 17, 1850;

Penciled Number 81

27 662 662 Hays, Mary 44 F W 956 VA

28 662 662 Lewter, John T. 28 M W Physician 2,275 NC

29 662 662 Lewter, Susan E. 19 F W NC

30 662 662 Jenkins, Martha A. 26 F W 753 NC

31 662 662 Jenkins, Rosa A.E.J. 4 F W 1,517 NC

32 662 662 Britt, George 21 M W Overseer VA X

33 663 663 Lewter, Elias 28 M W Farmer 275 NC

REMARKS: Married Sally Davis on 11/07/1839

34 663 663 Lewter, Sarah 33 F W NC X

35 663 663 Lewter, Charity 8 F W NC

36 663 663 Lewter, Martha 6 F W NC

 

 

Notes for Mary Mariah Porter:

 

Mary Hays Will

I Mary Hays of the County of Northampton and State of North Carolina, being

of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainity of my earthly

existince do make and declare this my last will and testiment in manner and

form following that is to say

 

First that my Executor (hereinafter named) shall provide for my body a decent burial and pay all my funeral expenses together with my just debts however and to whom ever owing out of the monies that may first come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my daughter Susan E. Fleetwood (wife of Joshua C.

Fleetwood) my loom and ___?___ and my sett of silver table spoons and one

hundred dollars in money to be paid by Executor out of my Estate to be her and

hers absolutely forever-

 

Item. I loan unto my daughter Susan E. Fleetwood (wife of Joshua C. Fleetwood)

my two negro slaves Dorcas and Phillis during my said daughter Susan natural

life and should she die leaving a lawful heir or heirs begotten of her body then to

said heir or heirs I give and bequeth said negroes Dorcas and Phillis and their

increase if any to be her or them and their heirs forever but should my said

daughter Susan E. Fleetwood die without leaving a lawful heir or heirs begotten

of her body then said negroes Dorcas and Phillis and their increase if any I give

and bequesth to my ____ children Martha A. Jenkins, (widow of John D. Jenkins)

James M. Lewter and John T. Lewter and their heirs forever said negroes to be

divided equally between them.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my grand daughter Mary P. Fleetwood (daughter of

Joshua C and Susan E. Fleetwood), a negro child named Francis to her and her

heirs forever

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my son James M. Lewter one Black Horse (called Bill) two young oxen not broken and one hundred dollars in money to be paid by my executor out of my Estate to be his and at his disposal forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my grand daughter Rosa A. E. J. Jenkins one feather

bed and its clothing to her and at her disposal absolutely forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my grand daughter Mary R. Lewter one feather bed

and its clothing to be hers and at her disposal absolutely forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my daughter Martha A. Jenkins my top buggy and

one sorrel horse (called Ball) one feather bed and its clothing to be hers and at

her dispoasal absolutely forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my son John T. Lewter one black horse called Colin.

One yoke of young oxen and one feather bed and its clothing to be his and at his

disposal absolutely forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeth to my son John T. Lewter and my daughter Martha A.

Jenkins all the remainder of my estate of any kind and description after taking

out and paying the devies and __?__ before mentioned to be divided equally

between to them and each of them their Executors, adminstrators and assigners

absolutely forever.

And lastly I do hereby ________?_______ and appoint my son John T. Lewter

my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and

testiment according to the true interests and meaning of the same and every

part and parcil though hereby revoking and disclaiming utterly void all other

wills and testiments heretofore by me made.

 

In testimony whereof I this said Mary Hays do hereunder set my hand and seal

this the sixth day of March A.D. 1854

 

Signed, sealed published and declared by the said Mary Hayes to be her last

will and testiment in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence

do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto

Alexander Futrell (his mark)

Amanda F. Porter Mary Hays

 

Northampton County - December Court 1854

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testiment of Mary Hays dec'd

was exhibited in open court and found in due form of law by the oath of Alexander Futrell one of the subscribing witnesses ___?___ and the same is ordered to be certified and recorded and then inform John T. Lewter the Executor therein named came forward and qualified as the law directs.

Test John E. Rogers CCC