A-3-102  Margaret Ellen Lewter daughter of Barbee Lewter and Gillaney Byrd  was born on 03 Oct 1837 in Chatham County, NC. She died on 20 Nov 1922. She was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.. She married George Leslie Barbee son of Dorris Barbee and Elizabeth Sorrell. He was born on 27 Nov 1828 in Chatham County, NC. He died on 08 Sep 1862 in Richmond, VA. He was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

 

George Leslie Barbee and Margaret Ellen Lewter were married on 22 Dec 1857 in Wake County, NC. They had the following children:

 

A-4-158  James Robert Barbee was born on 02 Jun 1861 in NC. He married Julia Oliver about 1886. He died on 24 Sep 1939. He was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

 

A-4-159 Joseph C. Barbee was born in 1859.

 

A-4-160 Marcus Barbee.

 

 

Notes for Margaret Ellen Lewter:

 

I have found no record of Ellen's remarrying.

She applied for a widow's pension on 25 June 1901 stating she has never

remarried. "Her application is correct and just under the act."

I have found no record of death of Ellen or James Robert. I hope a search

of Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg will find their graves. I plan a trip

in the spring. Otho and Carrie are buried there and the cemetery is old so

there may be a chance of finding them. Online records of Blandford do not

list any of my family and I know my grandparents are there. If you know of

an online list of death records in Petersburg after 1920 I will search there

but I have not found one.

Happy Hunting,

Sharyn Holliday

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I finally found Margaret Ellen Lewter's grave in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA. Ellen is the daughter of Barbee Lewter and Gilly Byrd. She married George Leslie Barbee who died at Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA, during the Civil War. He is probably buried in an unmarked grave in

Richmond.

 

A family plot of four graves is the final resting place for the remains of Ellen, her son James R. Barbee, her grandson John E. Barbee, and her great granddaughter Nola B. Richardson (daughter of

Nola G. Barbee and Percy Blake Richardson).

 

There is one granite marker for all four graves which contains the following information:

James R. Barbee John E. Barbee

June 2, 1861 November 28, 1891

September 24, 1939 July 29, 1916

Nola B. Richardson Ellen M. Barbee

August 13, 1925 October 3, 1837

November 23, 1931 November 20, 1922

 

I assume the marker was placed after James' death since all four names are on the same stone. The grandchildren who had the stone carved must have thought that Margaret was her middle name since she used the name Ellen.

Happy Hunting,

Sharyn Holliday

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1870 Census, White Oak Twp., Wake County, NC, 22 July 1870, Page 11

81 85 Luter, Barbee 62 M W Farmer 500 400 NC

                    Gillana 57 F W Keeping House NC

                    Anna M. 30 F W At Home NC

                    Isabell 29 F W At Home NC

                    Jane 25 F W At Home NC

                   Jackson 28 M W Farmer NC

                    Helen 23 F W At Home NC

                    Henry 22 M W Farmer NC

                    Jeff S. 18 M W At Home NC

                    Charles 16 M W At Home NC

                     Barbee, Elen 27 F W Domestic Servant NC

                     Joseph 12 M W At Home NC

                    James 9 M W NC

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1880 Census, Dist. 22, Williams Twp., Chatham County, NC 16 June 1880, Page 20

214 217 Barbee, Ellen W F 41 Farmer NC NC NC

Joseph W M 21 Son NC NC NC

James R. W M 19 Son NC NC NC

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1910 Census, Dist. 40, Durham Ward 4, Durham County, NC 28 Apr. 1910, Page 23B

435 516 Barbee, Ellen Head F W 71 Widow 3 1 NC NC NC No Occup.

James R. Son M W 48 Widow NC NC NC Book Keeper, Foundry

Nora G. Gr.Dau. F W 23 S NC NC NC Laborer, Factory

Otho T. Gr.Son M W 20 S NC NC NC Laborer, Factory

John E. Gr.Son M W 18 S NC NC NC Laborer, Factory

Leo Gr.Son M W 15 S NC NC NC Laborer, Factory

Cash, Ida Boarder F W 25 S NC NC NC Laborer, Factory

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1920 Census, Dist. 75, Petersburg Ward 3, Petersburg (Independent City) Va. 21 Feb. 1920 Page 3B

109 43 48 Barbee, James R. Head Rents M W 57 Widow NC NC NC Cigeratte Factory

Margaret E. Mother F W 83 Widow NC NC NC

 

 

 

Notes for George Leslie Barbee:

 

Most of the info on this family and descendants provided by: Sharyn Holliday

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GEORGE LESLEY"LESS" BARBEE b 27 Nov 1828 d 08 Sept, 1862

NOTE: 'Less' served in the Civil War and Enlisted as a Private on 15 July 1862

at the age of 25 Enlisted in Company G, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on

15 July 1862. Died of disease in the hospital in Richmond Va. Listed as buried in

an unknown grave at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA*) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE.

Sharyn Holliday

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The source for George Leslie Barbee’s burial in an unknown grave at Hollywood Cemetery: Southerners At Rest: Confederate Dead at Hollywood Cemetery by Christopher L. Ferguson, Angle Valley Press, Virginia, p. 13.

The explanatory note given in the book: “Soldiers were generally buried in the cemetery nearest their place of death. Because of the location of Camp Lee, Clopton, Jackson, and Winder Hospitals to Hollywood Cemetery, the author believes many soldiers who died in any of these hospitals are interred as an unknown in the cemetery. For each name recorded, the hospital of death was

garnered from the compiled service record for the soldier in question.”

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1. American Civil War Research Database gives following info on Civil War

service:

Residence Wake County NC; 25 years old.

Page 2 of 5 Monday, February 27, 2012 10:54:43 AM

Residence Wake County NC; 25 years old.

Enlisted on 7/15/1862 at Wake County, NC as a Private.

On 7/15/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. NC 1st Infantry

He died of disease on 9/8/1862 at Hospl, Richmond, VA (Febris typhoides)

From: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

Ancestry.com lists same information but adds the notation "Distinguished

Service"

I copied a group of service records at the Archives in Raleigh. Most of

them are labeled "Company Muster Role" but one is different and states the

following: G.L. Barbee Co G 1 N C Reg appears on a register containing a

record of the Property of Deceased Confederate Soldiers. Date of death

gives only 1862 and hospital listed as Winder.

I have found no information on burial.

Sharyn Holliday

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North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record

about Margarett E Luter

Groom: George L Barbee

Bride: Margarett E Luter

Bond Date: 01 Dec 1857

Bond #: 000151311

Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1857

Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

ImageNum: 004967

County: Wake

Record #: 01 026

Bondsman: Wm Batchelor

Witness: Thos T Hill

Performed By: R H Jones, Justice of the Peace

note: WILLIAM BATCHELOR OWNED THE LAND ADJACENT TO BARBEE LEWTER

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American Civil War Soldiers Record

Name: George Leslie Barbee ,

Residence: Wake County, North Carolina

Enlistment Date: 15 July 1862

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served: Confederacy

State Served: North Carolina

Unit Numbers: 100 100

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 July 1862 at the age of 25

Enlisted in Company G, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 July 1862.

Died of disease Company G, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 08 September 1862 in Hospl,

Richmond, VA