A-2-14 Henry Caswell Lewter-1 was born on 02 Apr 1817 in Chatham County, NC. He died on 27 Oct 1862 of Injuries. He married Elizabeth Penelope Harward daughter of John Harward and Piety Magee. She was born on 20 Jan 1817. She died on 22 May 1893 in Chatham County, NC. And was buried in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.


Henry Caswell Lewter and Elizabeth Penelope Harward applied for a marriage license on 25 Jan 1839 in Wake, County, NC : no record as to when the actual marriage occurred. They had the following children:


A-3-79 William Henry Lewter was born in 1840 in Chatham County, NC. He died on 14 Sep 1861 in Richmond, Va. (Died while serving the Confederacy during the Civil War) of "fever" during the defense of Richmond, Va.


A-3-80 Sanders Kinchen Lewter was born in 1843. He died on 04 Mar 1864 in Point Lookout, Md.. He was buried on 04 Mar 1864 in Point Lookout Cemetery, Md..


Notes: Sanders Kinchen Lewter enlisted in Wake County, NC at age 17, May 28, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Md. where he died March 3-4, 1864 of "chronic diarrhea" - buried in Point Lookout Cemetery, Maryland Mar. 4, 1864.


A-3-81 Henderson Marion Lewter was born on 22 Jan 1847 in Chatham County, NC. He married Temperance Barbee on 23 Dec 1866 in Chatham County, NC. He died on 17 Jun 1928 in New Hope Twp., Chatham County, NC. He was buried in Family graveyard, Chatham County, NC.


A-3-82 Johnson Olive Lewter was born on 12 Apr 1849 in William Twp., Chatham County, NC. He married Angerona Frances Council on 26 Jul 1880 in Chatham County, NC. He died on 21 Jun 1918 in William Twp., Chatham County, NC. He was buried on 22 Jun 1918 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.



Notes for Henry Caswell Lewter:


1840 Census, Chatham ounty, NC

Free White Males Under 5 1

20 29 1

Females 20 - 29 1


Wake, NC 1850 Federal Census Index File

1850 Census, Chatham County, NC

29 446 446 Leuter, H. C. 33 M Farming N. Carolina

30 446 446 Leuter, Penny 33 F N. Carolina

31 446 446 Leuter, William 11 M N. Carolina X

32 446 446 Leuter, Saunders 7 M N. Carolina X

33 446 446 Leuter, Henderson 3 M N. Carolina

34 446 446 Leuter, Jonston 1 M N. Carolina

35 446 446 Utley, Jefferson 39 M N. Carolina

36 446 446 Dunstan, Sally 28 F B N. Carolina


1860 Census, Chatham County, NC

Pg. 50 - Eastern District 22 June, 1860- Williams Mills P.O. Chatham County, NC

164 164 Luter, Cas 42 M - Farmer 75 75 - - - - -

Penney 42 F - Housekeeper - - - - - - -

Sandos 17 M - Laborer - - - - - - -

Pg. 51 - Eastern District - 22 June 1860 - Grove P.O.

Luter, Henderson 14 M - - - - NC - 1 - -

Johnston 11 M - - - - " - ----1 - -


1870 Census, Pittsboro Road North Side, Chatham County, NC 28 July 1870, Page 75

578 588 Luter, Penny 53 F W Keeping House 100 125 NC

Harwood, Piety 73 F W At Home NC

Goodson, Parthena 10 F W At School NC


1880 Census, Williams, Chatham County, North Carolina

Family History Library Film 1254957 NA Film Number T9-0957 Page *31C

LEWTER, Penny 63 F W Married Head NC NC NC (1817) KH

Parthenia 18 F W Single niece NC NC NC (1862)


From the Roster of 7th NC Regiment:

Private Henry C. LEWTER Farmer Wake Died of "suffocation" Oct 27, 1862.


Henry fought in the Civil War - Name: Henry C Lewter , Residence: Wake County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 26 June 1861 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 116 Service

Record: Enlisted as a Private on 26 June 1861 at the age of 44. Enlisted in Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 26 June 1861. Died Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 27 October 1862


Where was the 7th in Oct. 1862?? Where would Henry be buried?

The 7th Regiment was a North Carolina Confederate infantry unit formed at Camp Mason (Graham, NC) in Alamance County, North Carolina in August 1861. It was mustered in for the term of the war on August 21, 1861. Seven days later, the unit was on its way to New Bern, NC. After arriving, the unit camped two miles from the town. Its first commander was General Lawrence O'Brian Branch, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was killed during the battle of Antietam. Maryland; at Sharpsburg on 17 Sep 1862.


By September 1861, the 7th Reg. had moved twice more and eventually found itself at Fort Burgwyn on the Neuse River on Bogue Island. In October, the unit moved once again to Carolina City eventually going into winter quarters at Shepherdsville, NC. One of the first official duties of the 7th Regiment was to guard the railroad bridge over Slocumb's Creek . It remained there until the entire unit was ordered back to New Bern, NC on March 6, 1862. In defense of New Bern, the 7th Regiment's first major battle occurred. There were many more. The 7th Regiment proudly and distinguishly fought at New Bern, Hanover Courthouse, Seven Days Battles, Cedar Run, Manassas Junction, Manassas Plains, Ox Hill, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Shepherdstown, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe Campaign, Mine Run Campaign, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Seige, Gravel Hill, Russell's Mill, Ream's Station, Squirrel Level Road, Jones Farm, Pegram's Farm, and Hatcher's Run.


The 7th Regiment, NC Troops was formally surrendered by General Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.


Footnote: All information pertaining to the 7th Regiment, NC Troops was extracted from the book North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol IV, Infantry, Raleigh, North Carolina State Division of Archives and History, 1973, 1989 with addenda, compiled



Notes for Elizabeth Penelope Harward:


Penny had been buried at the family plot. After Johnson Olive passed away, one of the daughters of Penny decided to rebury Penny at Mt. Pisgah. So her remains were dug up and reinterned alongside Johnson Olive Lewter.

John V. Burns during interview with Mr. Carlyle Lewter on Oct. 2, 2007