A-2-4 Kinchen Lewter was born on 12 Dec 1797 in Northampton County, NC. He died on 15 Sep 1868 in at his residence, Elkton, Giles County, Tenn.. and was buried in Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn. He married Jane Marden Faison daughter of Thomas Faison. She was born about 1798 in NC. She died before 1876 in Elkton, Giles County, Tn.. She was buried in Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

Kinchen Lewter and Jane Marden Faison were married on 12 Aug 1814 in Northampton County, NC. They had the following children:

 

A-3-16 Mathias Thomas Lewter was born about 1816 in Northampton County, NC. He married

Nancy Jane Scott on 25 Aug 1839 in Limestone County, Ala. By James Simpson. He died

after 1900 in Clark County, Ark.

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A-3-17 Jane Lewter was born on 11 Oct 1816 in Northampton County, NC. She married

Alexander Mitchel Burford in 1833 in Giles Co., Tn.. She died on 21 Jul 1879 in Tate Co.,

Miss.. She was buried in Burford Cemetery, Independence, Tate County, Miss..

 

A-3-18 Lucretia Lewter was born about 1822 in NC. She married James A. McMillan about 1840. She died before 1868.

 

A-3-19. Mary Lewter was born in 1824 in NC. She married Markham Green Coffman in 1844. She died about 1854. She was buried in Prob. Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn.

 

A-3-20 Henry Robert Lewter was born about 1829 in Tn.. He died about 1861 in Giles County,

Tn.. He was buried in Prob. Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

A-3-21 Rebecca Lewter was born in 1831 in NC. She married James Wesley Scott about 1852.

She died before 1868 in Prob. Giles County, Tn.. She was buried in Prob. Lewter

Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

A-3-22 William S. Lewter was born in 1836 in Tn.. He married Elizabeth Caledona Bledsoe in

1860 in Lincoln ounty, Tn.. He died before 1868. He was buried in Lewter Cemetery, Giles

County, Tn..

 

A-3-23 James Madison Lewter was born on 19 Oct 1837 in Tn.. He married Caroline York on 22

Dec 1859 in Lincoln Co., Tenn.. He died on 17 Feb 1902 in Giles County, Tn.. He served in

the military Pvt. H. Co., 53rd. Tenn. Inf. Civil War. He was buried in Lewter Cemetery, Giles

County, Tenn..

 

A-3-24 Kinchen D. Lewter was born on 12 Jul 1840 in Elkton, Giles County, Tn.. He married

Margaret (Maggie) Mae Nave (Cave?) about 1862. He died on 16 Feb 1869 in Burnsville,

Miss.. He was buried in Prob. Lewter Cemetery, Giles County, Tn..

 

 

Notes for Kinchen Lewter:

 

Faison to Lewter (4 Sep 1824)

Conveyance Northampton County Deed Book 22, Pages 234-235

Title Faison to Lewter

Grantor(s) Thomas Faison

Grantee(s): Kinchen Lewter

Date 4 Sep 1824

Consideration $160

Description Sixty five acres more or less beginning at a corner black gum standing in the main

Murfreesboro road in James Daughtrys line and John Williams thence running the said James

Daughtrys line North course to two corner white oaks, thence running the said Daughtrys line near a Northwest course to the Flat Branch to a white oak thence down the main run of the said branch to the new road heading over Burnes Bridge, thence up said road to a corner pine standing on the main Murfreesboro road, thence down the said Murfreesboro road to the first beginning containing by estimation sixty five acres be the same more or less. Also one other tract of land on the South side of Corruroy Swamp beginning at the run of the above named Flat Branch where it crosses the above named new road , thence down the run of the said Flat Branch to the main run of the said Corruroy Swamp and then down the main run to Burns Bridge, thence up the said new road to the first beginning containing sixteen acres more or less it being the piece of land the said Faison purchased of Joseph Daughtry.

Witness(es) Nathaniel (x) Allen, John Williams

Registered 6 Oct 1824

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Listed in the 1850 Giles Co TN census pg 451b with wife 'Jincy' 1860 Giles Co TN census pg 161 with wife 'Jane'. Per NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, V. 29, #34. August 21, 1869 KINCHEN LEWTER b Northampton Co., N.C., Dec. 12, 1796; d Oct. 15, 1868; moved to Giles Co., Tenn., 1830; professed his faith at Smyrna, 1831. Marriage Bond dated 12 August 1814, Northampton County

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1840 Census Giles County, Tn.

Lewter, Kinchen 201.000.1 211.100.1 143

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1850 Census, Giles County, Tn.

Lewter, Kitchen 54 M Farmer 2000 NC

Jincey 52 F NC

Rebecca 19 F NC

William 14 M Tn

James 11 M Tn

Kinchen 10 M Tn

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1860 Census Giles County, Tn.

Lewter, Kinchen 63 M Farmer 2000 15705 NC

Jane 62 F NC

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1870 Census, Dist. 1, Giles County, Tn. 24 August 1870, Page 15

96 96 Luter, Jane 70 F W Farmer 1900 300 NC

Marthy 23 F W Keep House Al.

Liley 7 F W Miss.

William 3 F W Tn.

Jessie 1 F W Tn.

Alexander 23 M W Farmer Al.

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Copies of Letters to Postmaster, Williams Mills, NC in answer to advertisements for

settlement of Henry Lewter Estate in Chatham County, NC

 

Arkadelphia, Ark. Clark County

May 19, 1886

Postmast

Williams Mills, NC

Dear Sir,

I noticed an advertisement in a news paper stating that the heirs of Kinchen and Joseph Lewter could hear something to their interest by addressing you. I take this method of introducing myself to you as a son of Kinchen Lewter who left that country some 50 years ago...now living in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Yours

M.C. Lewter

I will further say that our father has bin dead for years, myself and one brother is all of Kinchen Lewter family that is now living.

Mathias Lewter

Write to me as soon as you get this letter and let me know what you want and oblige yours.

 

Arkadelphia, Ark. Clark County

4 June 1886

H.D. Mason, P.M.

Williams Mill, NC

Dear Sir,

Your letter of May 28 has just reached me and contents noted. I now proceed to give you what I can remember of my NC kindred from memory entirely.

My fathers name was Kinchen Lewter. I had an uncle Henry K. Lewter who moved to Tenn. about the year 1826-27. (I was with my father - a boy about 10 years old and may not give exact date). My grandmother Lewter moved with my father and uncle to Tennessee. I always called her Grand Ma. But I think the negroes called her Miss Sallie. She died about 18 years ago. We have the family Bible. My mother's name was Jinsey or Josey Marden Fason or Faison. She died in Giles County, Elkton, Tenn. (My father and Grandmother died there also since the late war between the States and are known to all the old settlers. My father and mother raised 8 children, seven still living, 2 in Ark. The balance in Tennessee about Elkton and Columbia. My Uncle Henry K. Lewter is dead. Lived on the line of Alabama and Tenn., near Elkton. He left five children, grown, married and scattered about. I cannot now recall any of the Lewters in NC except Wiley Lewter who kept tavern at the forks of the road (name of place not remembered).

 

My mother's brothers were Dick and Jim Faison or Fason. I also remeber Jim Woods who, I think,

was a brother of my grandmother. I am now 68 years old and the matters that I have been attempting to recall happened about fifty eight years ago, and I may not be very accurate, but as I understand your letter you simply want to identify the heirs of Kinchen Lewter.

 

Now in conclusion I can show by the Govenor of the State, Simon F. Hughs, or my representative in Congress Hon. C. McRae or by my US Senator John James K. Jones - and by my attorney H.W.M. Millan who is a native of NC, Robeson County and educated at Chapel Hill, graduated there in 1855, who and what I am now. Please write me fully about what there is in this matter.

Yours

(signed) M T. Lewter

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Elkton, Tenn.

9 Aug. 1886

Mr. H.D. Mason, P.M.

Williams Mill, Chatham Co., NC

Sir,

Yours received and contents noted. I am inclined to believe that we are the ones alluded too. As none of the old people from NC hever heard of anyone but my father named Kinchen. And for boys to be born after father left and named Kinchen and grew up to 18 or 20 years old they could not have gone from NC 40 or 50 y. I don't want to claim anything unless it is just. Below I give you some of the posterity so you may not mind answering these questions.

1st. What amt is pending. 2nd. is it by wil or comon heirship. 3rd Who is the maker of the will or

whose estate is it. 4th How long has will been made and has your Kinchen Lewter and Sisters or

sisters heirs in NC.....have you heard of any other Kinchen get who moved west 50 y ago.

M.G. Lewter of Arkadelphia, Ark. is my only bro. living. I don't know what he has written you..But I will say that Kinchen and his bro Henry & their mother Sarah came from Northhampton Co., NC near Jackson....Hardy Lewter married Jacob Bunn daughter and begat Elias Lewter who married Sarah Wood who is father and mother of Kinchen and Henry Lewter. I think there must be a mistake in the name of Joseph instead of Henry. Hardy Lewter lived near Raleigh, and I suppose has other sons beside Elias. Now you can answer all my questions and tell me what the valuable news is that the papers speak of. I would like to know the particulars whether you think I am interested or not....you have the Bunn, Woods & Lewter family as a connection of mine and my mother was a Faison. Write soon and give me the particulars.

Yours Resply

(signed) James M. Lewter

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J.M. Lewter, et al vs Sarah Lewter Filed 13 April 1876

State of Tennessee

Giles County J. Noble Sweetson (?) Attorney and agent for complaintants in the forgoing bill do solumnly swear that the statements therein made including the statements of the ages and residences of defendants are true to the best of my knowledge in formation and belief.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me April 13, 1876 N. Smithson

Jno T. Ron D.C.

To The County Court of Giles County, Tennessee

James M. Lewter, Mathias T. Lewter, J.C. Scott and wife Sarah Scott, Wiley P. Lewter, J.J. Broadway and wife Celestia Broadway and Robt. Coffman, citizens of Giles County; Alexander Bunford (Burford) and his wife Jane Burford, citizens of Mississippi. Complaintants

vs

Sarah M. Lewter, guradian of Mary M. Lewter, Susan Lewter, Silas R. Boswell, Alphonso Boswell,

Margaret Lewter, William Lewter, Eva Lilian Lewter, Fannie Lewter, Jesse T. Lewter, Thomas

Newman, and his wife Alice Newman, citizens of Giles County; Zeus M. Grubbs (?) guardian of

Edward Lewter, citizen of Lincoln County; Edward Lewter citizen of Ala.; Thomas Williamson and his wife Mary Williamson, citizens of Mississippi; William McNeeley and wife Mary McNeeley, Bess F. Freeman and his wife Euirly Freeman, John W. Williamson and his wife Celestia Williamson and James J. McWilliams, citizens of Texas.

Defendants

Complaintants respectfully show unto your Honor that Kinchen Lewter Sr. formley of Giles County, died at his residence in said county in September, 1868, interstate, leaving his widow Jane Lewter and his four children to wit: Complaintants James M. Lewter, Mathias T. Lewter, and Jane Burford, wife of Alexander Burford,a nd Kinchen D. Lewter, who died since the death of said Kinchen Lewter, Sr. and the children of his five deceased children to wit: Henry Lewter, Rebecca Scott, Mary Coffman, William Lewter, and Lucretia McWilliams, his only heirs. His son Henry Lewter died before he did leaving complaintants Sarah Scott, Wiley P. Lewter, and Celestia Broadway and defendants Mary Lewter and Susan Lewter his only children and representatives. Said Mary and Susan Lewter are minors and defendant Sarah A. Lewter is their regular guardian.

His daughter Rebecca Scott also died before he did leaving her daughtert Annie who afterwards

married defendant Silas B. Boswell by whom she had defendant Alphonso Boswell and died. Said

Alphonso Boswell is a minor and has no regular guardian. Said Rebecca Scott also left two other

daughters surviving her as her only children and representatives, to wit: defendants Mary McNeeley and Alice Newman. His daughter Mary Coffman died before he did leaving as her only child and representative Robert Coffman. His son William Lewter also died before his death leaving as his only child and representive defendant Edward Lewter who is a minor and defendant Zerroh Crubbs is his regular guardian. Lucretia McWilliams another daughter died before he did leaving defendants Emily Freeman, Mary Williamson, Celestia Williamson, and James J. McWilliams and Walter McWilliams, her only children and representatives; and the said Walter McWilliams died interstate and without issue since the death of said Kinchen Lewter, Sr.

Kinchen D. Lewter, son of Kinchen Lewter Sr. died since the death of his father interstate leaving

defendants Margaret Lewter his widow and defendants William Lewter, Eva Lilian Lewter, Fannie

Lewter and Jesse T. Lewter his only children and heirs, his said children to wit, the last named four are minors and have no regular guardian.

 

Said Kinchen Lewter Sr. died ____?____ and possessed of a tract of about 400 acres of land lying in the 1st Civil District of Giles County. All of said land have been sold under the orders of the Chancery Court of Giles County in the cause of James M. Lewter against Margaret Lewter except about 124 to130 acres thereof allotted to said Jane Lewter as widow of said Kinchen Lewter, Sr. as her dower and wearly all the proceeds thereof distributed among the heirs.

Said Jane Lewter is now dead and said tract has never been partitioned or sold and all the parties

above named have and hold the same as tenants in common as heirs of said Kinchen Lewter.

Said dower tract is described as follows: "Beginning at a large sassafras corner of the orginal survey and running thence N. with the same to a corner a large hickory now dead 41 poles; thence W. passing orginal corner at 22 poles, in all 41 poles to a small ash; thence S 195 poles to a stake with black gum, black oak, and sour-wood pointer; thence E. 84 poles to a stake in old field; thence N. 59 deg. E 70 poles to a small black oak in the EB of orginal survey; thence with the same north 8 deg. W. to corner stake 22 poles; thence with the same north 40 deg. W to a corner a stake 28 poles. Thence with same N 18 deg. W 28 poles; thence with same N 14 poles to a stake at Beaty Fence; thence N 45 deg. W 30 poles to a stake in the NB of orginal survey; thence W with same 57 poles to the beginning lying inCivil Dist #1 of Giles County on the South side of Elk River and on the head water of Piney Creek.

 

Said dower was assigned her by degree of this court entered July 5, 1869 on Minute Book No. 2.179 to which reference is here made. There is only one settlement on said dower tract and no other settlements could be advantagesously made thereon. About two thirds of said dower tract are cleared, and there is but little timber on it except firewood. Considering the No. of shares in said land and the fact that no other settlements can be made on said land it cannot be partitioned among those interested thereon. It would be manifestly for the advantage of the parties to sell said dower tract and divide the proceeds among them instead of partitioning the same. Complaintants are more than 21 years of age and are entittled to have their shares in said

dower tract as heirs of Kinchen Lewter set off to them in severalty or sold for division.

 

Complaintants submitt to the Court whether defendant Silas R. Boswell is entittled to his life estate in the shares of his deceased wife Ann E. Boswell as tenant by the curtesy and also whether defendant Margaret Lewter is entitled to dower in the shares of Kinchen D. Lewter, deceased. Said dower tract is not very valuable land and is not likely to increase in value for a long time to come if ever. Besides land in it's condition usually decreases in value for want of repairing, etc. A small portion of said dower was found to belong to one of the adjoining propreitors upon a resurvey; that is to say that there was a slight change in one of the lines cutting off 4 or 5 acres of the dower.

 

Complaintants have an estate of inheritance in said dower tract and are holding and in possesion

thereof as tenants in common among themselves and with defendants by decent from said Kincehn Lewter, dec'd. Promices considered compaintants pray that the persons above named as defendants be made parties defendants Spa. and publication and that they be required to appear and answer this bill (but an answer under oath is expressly waivered) and that guardian as liteum be appointed and that said land be sold and the proceeds divided and the rights of all paries settled by degree of this court. And for all other finances and proper relief.

(Signature too hard to read)

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NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, V. 29, #34. August 21, 1869

KINCHEN LEWTER b Northampton Co., N.C., Dec. 12, 1796; d Oct. 15, 1868;

moved to Giles Co., Tenn., 1830; professed religion at Smyrna, 1831

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1870 Census, Dist. 1, Giles County, Tn. 24 Aug. 1870

96 96 Luter, Jane 70 F W Farmer 1900 300 NC

Marthy 23 F W Keep House Al.

Liley 7 F W Miss.

William 3 F W Tn.

Jessie 1 F W Tn.

Alexander 23 M W Farmer Al.

97 97 Luter, Madison 52 M W Farmer 400 230 NC

Sarah 18 F W Keep House Al.

James 14 M W Farm Labor Al.

98 98 Luter, Lewis 78 M B Farmer NC

Jane 65 F B keep House NC

100 100 Luter, Andrew 22 M B Farmer Tn.

Lucy 16 F B Keep House

(Alfred Lewter married Lucy A. Hall 9 Jan. 1870, Giles County, Tn. by W.H. Riggin, MG)

In the 1860 Slave schedules, Kinchen Lewter did not have a male with-in the age

bracket surrounding 58. Madison (Mathias) was not listed as having any slaves.

Tho, the possibility exists that Kinchen could have acquired a male after 1860, but,

in that case, I doubt that the slave would have felt any loyality toward the Lewter

family to have taken their name))

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Faison to Lewter

Date: 4 Sep 1824

Location: Northampton Co., NC, USA

Repository: Northampton County Register of Deeds

Conveyance: Deed

Reference Book 22, Page(s) 234-235

Grantor(s): Thomas Faison

Grantee(s): Kinchen Lewter

Consideration: $160

Sixty five acres more or less beginning at a corner black gum standing in the main Murfreesboro road in James Daughtrys line and John Williams thence running the said James Daughtrys line North course to two corner white oaks, thence running the said Daughtrys line near a Northwest course to the Flat Branch to a white oak thence down the main run of the said branch to the new road heading over Burnes Bridge, thence up said road to a corner pine standing on the main Murfreesboro road, thence down the said Murfreesboro road to the first beginning containing by estimation sixty five acres be the same more or less. Also one other tract of land on the South side of Corruroy Swamp beginning at the run of the above named Flat Branch where it crosses the above named new road , thence down the run of the said Flat Branch to the main run of the said Corruroy Swamp and then down the main run to Burns Bridge, thence up the said new road to the first beginning containing sixteen acres more or less it being the piece of land the said Faison purchased of Joseph Daughtry.

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NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, V. 29, #34. August 21, 1869

KINCHEN LEWTER b Northampton Co., N.C., Dec. 12, 1796; d Oct. 15, 1868; moved to Giles Co., Tenn., 1830; professed religion at Smyrna, 1831.

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The Nashville Christian Advocate says he

died Oct 15. Estate records say he died "Sept 1868".