A-4-53 Susan Elizabeth Lewter, daughter of Henry Robert Lewter and Sarah Hamey Jennings, was born on 06 Oct 1861 in Giles Co., Tennessee. She died on 26 Aug 1951 in Alabama. She was buried in Good Springs Cemetery, Good Springs, Limestone County, Alabama. She married Needum G. George son of Joseph George and Eleanor Mullins. He was born on 10 Jul 1859 in Tennessee. He died on 13 Jun 1947. He was buried in Good Springs Cemetery, Good Springs, Limstone County, Alabama.

 

Needum G. George and Susan Elizabeth Lewter were married on 31 Oct 1878 in Giles Co., Tennessee. They had the following children:

 

A-5-109 Candis Vera George was born in 1879. She died on 06 Mar 1951.

 

A-5-110 Ora Elizabeth George was born on 28 Apr 1881. She married Solomon Eli Bates on 30 Dec 1906. She died on 21 Feb 1958.

 

A-5-111 Charley B. George was born on 18 Jan 1892. He died on 02 Dec 1956. He was buried in Good Springs Cemetery, Good Springs, Limestone County, Al..

 

Notes for Susan Elizabeth Lewter:

 

Family tradition passes along the story that Susan was only five weeks old when her father disappeared.

 

Notes for Needum G. George:

 

Susan and Needum George purchased 4 1/4 acres from R.J. Davis Sr. on 30 Aug. 1915. This property bordered Coker Road in Section 32 of Township Number one in Limestone County. Many descendants have fond memories of the old home place.

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While compiling this publication, regardless of whom was interviewed, everyone had nothing but high praises for Susan George. She was a devout Christian lady and was able through her example to instill in those around her something of her faith. She taught a Sunday School class for many years and preachers always felt honored to be asked to dinner at her house. In fact, they often shortened

their sermons in anticipation of the meal that awaited them. Many times, after working alongside her family in the fields all day, she would be roused from her sleep to go and doctor a neighbor or deliver some young wife's baby. She never complained or had ill words for those who called upon her.

 

Born at the start of the Civil War her life spanned almost a century of growth in America. She saw the invention of the telephone, the airplane, the automobile and the coming of electricity to the remote area of Limestone County that she called home.

 

After a life lived with faith in God and devotion to her fellowman, Susan George died at Cherry Grove on 26 August 1951. She is buried along side her husband of nearly seventy years at Oak Grove Cemetery, Goodsprings, Alabama.

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1880 Census, Giles Co., Tn.

291 George, Ellender W F 52 Keeping House Ala. Vir. Vir.

       Hobbs, Margaret W F 24 Dau. Tn. NC Al.

       George, Kneed W F 22 Dau. Tn NC Al.

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1900 Census, Dist. 72, Civil Dist. 18, Lincoln County, Tn. 5 June 1900, Sheet #2

24 24 George, Needum G. Head W M June 1860 40 Md. 21 yrs. Tn. NC Al. Farmer

                        Susan E. Wife W F May 1865 35 Md. 21 yrs. Tn. Tn. Tn. 6                                                              4 children born; 3 still living.

                        Ora E. Dau. W F Apr. 1887 13 S Tn. Tn. Tn.

                        Charley B. Son W M Jan. 1894 6 S Tn. Tn. Tn.

                        Luna, Denis Lodger W M Aug. 1882 17 S Tn. Tn. Tn.