A-4-207 Minnie Tenella Lewter, daughter of Henderson Marion Lewter and Temperance Lewter, was born on 17 Aug 1875 in Orange County, NC. She died on 04 Apr 1943 in Orange County, NC. She was buried in North Chapel Hill Bap. Ch. Cem, Orange County, NC. She married Ira Delphus Byrd son of John R. Byrd and Betty Markam was born on 03 Jan 1874. He died on 25 Feb 1947. He was buried in North Chapel Hill Bap. Ch. Cem, Orange County, NC.

 

Ira Delphus Byrd and Minnie Tenella Lewter were married on 24 Dec 1899. They had the following children:

 

A-5-353 Etoy Bennett Byrd was born on 26 Sep 1900 in NC. He married Fannie May Burroughs on 03 Oct 1926. He died on 10 Apr 1973 in NC.

 

A-5-354 Leroy Jackson Byrd was born on 18 Jan 1903 in NC. He died on 23 Mar 1965 in Middleburg, Fla.. He was buried in North Chapel Hill Bap. Ch. Cem, Orange County, NC.

 

A-5-355 Ollie Henderson Byrd was born on 31 Mar 1905. He died on 24 Aug 1952. He was buried in North Chapel Hill Bap. Ch. Cem, Orange County, NC.

 

A-5-356 Earl Hampton Byrd was born on 05 Oct 1908. He died in Nov 1978 in Durham, Durham County, NC.

 

A-5-357 Ira Delphus Byrd was born on 21 Jan 1911. He married May Belle Love on 05 Dec 1946. He was also known as Jr..

 

 

Notes for Ira Delphus Byrd:

 

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

 

Notes for Minnie Tenella Lewter:

 

Madison left everything to Kitty and she died in 1918. Annie Rebecca Lewter's family lived 'next door' to the east and Tenella Lewter's family lived 'next door' to the west. All these folks were very close and all the kids grew up together and their kids kids grew up together and on and on. I don't know the dynamic that made Madison choose these two children to benefit after Kitty's death, though. I've always figured the three sisters either died or married between 1880 and 1900 as they don't show in 1900.

Kim