A-3-81 Henderson Marion Lewter son of Henry Caswell Lewter and Elizabeth Penelope Harward  was born on 22 Jan 1847 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. He married  Temperance Barbee daughter of Abimelec Barbee and Elizabeth (Baeber) Beavers. She was born on 20 Jul 1844. She died in Dec 1883. She was buried in Family graveyard, Chatham County, NC.


Henderson Marion Lewter and Temperance Barbee were married on 23 Dec 1866 in Chatham County, NC. They had the following children:


A-4-204 Elizabeth Penelope Lewter was born on 26 Sep 1867 in Chatham County, NC. She married Eli David Jacobs on 03 Dec 1887 in Chatham County, NC. She died on 01 Jun 1948. She was buried in Martha's Chapel Christian Church Cem., Chatham Co., NC.


A-4-205 Robert Ulysses Lewter was born on 13 May 1870 in Chatham County, NC. He married Ora Aurelia Upchurch on 25 Dec 1894. He died on 08 Jul 1944 in Durham, Durham County, NC. He was buried on 09 Jul 1944 in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, NC.


A-4-206 Annie Irene Lewter was born on 16 Feb 1873. She died on 24 Sep 1878.


A-4-207 Minnie Tenella Lewter was born on 17 Aug 1875 in Orange County, NC. She married Ira Delphus Byrd on 24 Dec 1899. She died on 04 Apr 1943 in Orange County, NC. She was buried in North Chapel Hill Bap. Ch. Cem, Orange County, NC.



Notes for Henderson Marion Lewter:


Henderson traveled to High Point, NC and was accepted by Captain White into Co. C, 56th NC Regiment, CSA for the duration of the Civil War. Among his papers after his death was found a "Soldier's Furlough" from Winder's Hospital, Richmond, Va. dated 9 Sept. 1864, for sixty days, to go to Morrisville, NC "as unfit for duty". he evidently returned to his Company as there is a later paper, dated 10 April 1865, stating "H.M. Lewter, a paroled private of the Army of Virginia, had permission to go to his home and there remain undisturbed". This was signed by J.P. McNeeley, Captain, commanding 56th NC Troop, at Appomattox Court House, Va.


Henderson's service in the War was the great adventure of his life. He was an avid reader of the "Confederate Veteran", and attended all CSA Conventions. He had a wide knowledge of Civil War Songs, and was called on to sing over the rural party-line telephone, with all the neighbors listening in.


His neighbors have reported that "Hence" was a valuable member of the community around Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, which he and "Tempy" attended regularly.


1870 Census, Chatham County, NC

N. side of Pittsboro Rd, at Pittsboro Post Office, pg. 185(b), 25 July,

1870, enumerator N.A. Ramsey;

pg. 869a line 24, Dwelling # 537, Family # 546 -

Luter, Henderson, age 24, M., W., Farmer, no real estate, pers prop val. $200, b. NC

line 25 - Luter, Temperance, age 26, F., W., Keeping House can't write.

line 26 - Luter, Elizabeth - age 3 F., W., At Home, b. NC

line 27 - Luter, Robert - age 1/12 M., W., At Home, b. NC born in May of 1860


1880 Census, Williams, Chatham County, North Carolina

Family History Library Film 1254957 NA Film Number T9-0957 Page #30A

Lewter, Henderson M. 34 M W Self NC NC NC (1846) Farmer

             Temperance 35 F W Wife NC NC NC (1845) KH

             Elizabeth 12 F W Dau. NC NC NC (1868)

             Robert 10 M W Son NC NC NC (1870)

             Minnie T. 4 F W Dau. NC NC NC (1876)


1900 Census, William Twp., Chatham County, NC Page 235 A 12 June 1900

86 91 Lewter, Henderson M Head W M June 1846 54 md NC NC NC Farmer

          Byrd, Minnie Dau. W F Aug. 1875 24 md 0 0 0 NC NC NC

                    Ira D. Son-in-law W M Jan. 1874 26 md NC NC NC


1920 Census, Dist. 17, New Hope Twp., Chatham County, NC 4 Mar. 1920, Page 4A

76 77 Lewter, Henderson M. Head Owns M W 73 Widow NC NC NC Farmer


You are right, John. When facing Mr Sears' house and standing on Lewter

Shop Road, Henderson Lewter's house would have been way back from the road

and caddy corner to the left of his house. There are 2 houses along the

road and to the left of Mr Sears'. the 2nd one was the home of Henderson's

daughter Elizabeth and her husband Eli David Jacobs. My understanding is

that the girls inherited Henderson's land on Mr Sears' side of the road and

his son Robert inherited the parcel on the other side of the road.