Generation 2

 

A-1. Elias Lewter-1 was born about 1768. He died in 1809 in Northampton County, NC. He married Sarah (Sallie) Wood daughter of John Wood. She  was born about 1780 in Va. She died about 1860 in Elkton, Giles County, Tn..

 

Elias Lewter and Sarah (Sallie) Wood were married in Northampton County, NC. They had the

following children:

 

A-2-1 Jincy Lewter was born in 1796 in NC.

 

A-2-2 Rebecca Lewter was born on 26 Feb 1806. She died on 29 Jul 1888. She was buried in

Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

A-2-3  Nancy Lewter was born about 1792 in Prob. Northampton County, NC. She married

William James Deloatch on 16 Jul 1816 in Northampton Co., NC. She died about 1820 in

Prob. Northampton County, NC.

 

A-2-4 Kinchen Lewter was born on 12 Dec 1797 in Northampton County, NC. He married Jane

Marden Faison on 12 Aug 1814 in Northampton County, NC. He died on 15 Sep 1868 in At

his residence, Elkton, Giles County, Tenn.. He was buried in Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

A-2-5 Dorothia W. Lewter was born in 1800 in NC. She married Henry Holt on 21 Oct 1815 in

Northampton County, NC. She died after 1870 in Limestone County, Al..

 

A-2-6 Henry K. Lewter was born in 1802 in NC. He died before 1880 in Limestone County, Al..

He was buried in Smith Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tn..

 

A-2-7. Lucy B. Lewter was born in 1798 in NC. She married Jeremiah P. Johnson on 19 Jan

1822 in Northampton County, NC.

 

 

Notes for Elias Lewter:

 

Elias is a confirmed Grandson of Jacob Bunn, and thus a son of Hardy Lewter per Jacob Bunn's Last Will dated 07/09/1793 in Northampton Co NC. Wife's nickname and six named children per

Elias Lewter's Last Will dated 10/08/1809 and recorded in Northampton County NC

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Last Will of Elias Lewter:

In the name of God Amen, I Elias Lewter of Northampton County and state of North Carolina being weak in my Body but in my perfect sound sence and Memory, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament; And first I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, then my body to the Dust to be Buried in a Christian like mannor at the discretion of my Executors and for my Worldly Estate which the Lord hath Blessed me with, I give and dispose of in the following manner and form

 

Viz; I Lend unto my beloved wife Sally Lewter all my Lands and Plantations which I pocess during her natural Life or Widowhood to raise and maintain my children & further my Will and desire is that all my Negroes and also my other Estate be kept together untill my Son Kinchen Lewter arrives to the Age of 21 Years or marys after the expiration at which time, my Will and Desire is that my Lands may be equally divided between Kinchen Lewter and Henry Lewter my two Sons.

I lend unto my beloved Wife Sally Lewter during her natural Life four Negroes Named as follows, Nell, Hannah, Amy & Didum, and then after her Decease to be equally divided between all my Children, namely, Kinchen Lewter, Jincy Lewter, Dorothy Lewter, Nancy Lewter, Rebecca Lewter & Henry Lewter My Will and Desire is further that after my Son Kinchen Lewter arrives to the Age of 21 Years that all my Negroes and the ( ? ) and likewise my other Estate not above named be and is equally divided between all my children above mentioned.

 

Now my will and intent for my Negroes and property as is above mentioned to be kept on my lands untill my son Kinchen Lewter arrives to the age above mentioned, or marrys is that my family be kept together and maintained on the same and if there should not be a sufficent sum of money to settle my just debts, I desire that one of my Horses be sold to settle the same, and I do hereby constitute and appoint Giles Lewter Exum Hollaman and John Wood, as my whole & Soul Executors to this my last Will and Testament and hereby disallow Revoke, and disannul all and every other forms, Wills, Legacies and Bequests, Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last Will & Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and fixed my Seal this 8th day of

October 1809

                                                                                                  Signed: Elias Lewter (With Seal)

Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in the presence of us ---

James Mung___?

William Doughtery

Jesse Smith

Northampton County December Court 1809 This Will was proved by James Doughtery at the same time Giles Lewter qualified Executor thereof. Ordered to be certified and recorded.

Test (Judges name ?)

 

1) So, we know that Elias died sometime between Oct. and Dec. 1809.

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RECORDS OF ESTATES

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

VOL. II, ESTATES FOUND IN COURT RECORDS 1792 - 1816

David B. Gammon

Page 831

Elias Lewter.

The exrs were ordered to receive a Negro allotted to the widow (unnamed) of the dec's. Dec. Ct.

1813. Accounts ordered settled with Giles Lewter and John Wood, exrs., Mar. Ct. 1814. James H.

Wood was appt'd gdn of Kinchen Lewter (orphan of the dec'd) Mar. Ct. 1814. Thomas Faison was

appt'd gdn of his wife Jincy Faison (orphan of the dec'd) Mar. Ct. 1814. Settlement of Accounts, June Ct. 1814. Thomas Faison was appt'd gdn of the orphan Kinchen Lewter, Dec. Ct. 1814. Division of estate (no details) by Giles Lewter and John Wood Sr. Exrs Mar. Ct. 1815.

Page 846

Arnold Morgan division of Negros among (1) Benjamin Morgan (2) Newett Morgan (3) Patsy Mongar Mar. Ct. 1813. Account of Sale of Negros by Giles Lewter Mar. Ct. 1815

Page 972

James W. Wood was appt'd gdn of Nancy, Henry & Rebecca Lewter. Mar. Ct. 1814

Page 983

Petition to divide lands between Kinchen Lewter & Henry Luter (sic) with James H. Wood, their gdn. Sept. Ct. 1814.

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"Deeds in the county reveal Willie Lewter purchased on 25 Aug. 1824 (DBK 22 P 235 Nrthmp NC) from Henry K. Lewter, land which was described as being Henry's part of his father's estate. Henry's father, Elias Lewter in his Will recorded 1809 (WBK 3 P 20 Nrthmp NC) "loaned" his entire estate to his wife, Sally Lewter during her lifetime with the stipulation that the land be divided between his sons, Kinchen and Henry K. Lewter when they became of age. Sally Lewter (widow of Elias) later moved to Tennessee/Alabama and in 1841 gave a power of attorney relinquishing her right to land in Northampton County, NC to Willie Lewter's widow, Mary, who had by this time remarried Absolom Hayes

(DBK 29 P 299 Nrthmp Co NC)."

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1810 Census of Northampton County, NC,

Sarah Lewter with:

3 male under 10 yrs.;

1 male 10 - 16 yrs.;

1 male 26 - 45 yrs;

4 females under 10 yrs.;

2 females 10 - 16 yrs.;

1 female 16 - 26 yrs;

1 female 26 - 46 yrs.

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1820 Census: Northampton County,NC

Sally Luter

1 male 16 - 18 yrs.;

1 male 18 - 25 yrs.;

1 female 16 - 25 yrs.

1 female 45+

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After a thorough search of the 1830 Census, I have not been able to find Sarah Lewter.

It would be reasonable assumed that she traveled from North Carolina to Tennessee with her children. Perhaps she was merely missed by the census taker.

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1840 Census, Lincoln Co, TN, Civil Dist 21, page 82.

W. C. RAGAN

Males:

one 5-10 (John)

one 10-15 (?)

one 20-30 (William)

one 40-50 (William Crenshaw Ragan)

Females:

two under 5 (Sarah, Caroline Dorthia)

two 5-10 (Mary Jane, ?)

two 15-20 (Eliza & Nancy)

one 30-40 (Rebecca)

one 60-70 (I think this is Sarah "Sally" Lewter!!)

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Copied from Kim Wren Notes:

Elias LEWTER b abt 1768 d abt 1809 in Northampton Co NC m Sarah "Sallie" Wood in Northampton Co NC Abt. 1765

NOTE: Elias is a confirmed Grandson of Jacob Bunn, and thus a son of Hardy Lewter per Jacob

Bunn's Last Will dated 07/09/1793 in Northampton Co NC. Wife's nickname and six named children per Elias Lewter's Last Will dated 10/08/1809 and recorded in Northampton County NC.

 

Notes for Sarah (Sallie) Wood:

General Notes:

1. Sarah's death date is based on the settlement of her estate that occurred in June of 1860 in Giles County, Tn.

2. One source states that Sarah moved with her family to Tn. in 1830.

3. There is no evidence that she remarried after the death of Elias even tho she outlived him by 40 years.

5. Sarah apparently arrived in the Tn,. area with at least four of her children: Henry K, Kinchen,

Rebecca and Dorothy; and possibly Jincey, (if we can prove that she was a dau. of Sarah and Elias).: