Generation 1

 

A-1 Thomas Lewter was born about 1778 in Northampton County, NC. He died in May 1831 in Orange County, NC He married Mary (?). No further information on at this time.

 

Thomas Lewter and Mary married and  had the following children:

 

A-2-15 William H. Lewter was born about 1810.

 

A-2-16James C. Lewter was born in 1812 in Orange County, NC. He married Sarah Carlton on

10 Feb 1834 in Orange Co., NC. He died about 1870.

 

A-2-17Adam (Axum) Lewter.

 

A-2-18 Charles C. Lewter was born on 16 Feb 1807 in North Carolina. He married Emily Harriet

Carter on 23 Jan 1847 in Tishomingo, Mississippi. He died on 16 Apr 1864 in McNairy

County, Tn. And was buried in Old Purdy Cemetery, McNairy County, Tennessee.

 

A-2-19 Nancy Lewter.

 

 

Notes for Thomas Lewter:

General Notes:

NOTE: Thomas is probably a Grandson of Jacob Bunn, and thus a son of Hardy Lewter per Jacob Bunn's Last Will dated 07/09/1793 in Northampton Co NC. Thomas' death date and wife's first name confirmed by his estate records administered by William H Lewter in Orange Co NC.

Listed in the 1800 Northampton Co NC census pg 18, the 1810 Northampton Co Nc Census page 71, and the 1820 Chatham Co NC Census page 235. I have not found them in the 1830 Chatham Co NC census yet. Mary Lewter, age 50-60, is listed in the 1840 Orange Co NC Census pg 239 in the home of son James C Lewter.

Mary Lewter, age 65 is listed in the 1850 Chatham Co NC census Page 481B in the home of Delia Jenkins, age 78, widow of Sanford Jenkins. Other than the fact that they shared adjoining property lines in Chatham County, NC, their relationship is unknown at this time.

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Thomas Lewter was born in Northampton County, NC about 1778. He went with his parents to

Chatham County, NC in 1797. Thomas evidently bought land in Orange County, NC or married

someone with land, as he was listed as Thomas Lewter of Orange Co., when he bought 116 acres on New Hope River in Chatham Co., from his father on 17 May 1808 (Chat. Deed Bk. N/215)

 

The 1830 US Census of Chatham County, NC shows Thomas Lewter with 7 in his family, with 2 over 45 years of age. The name of his wife is unknown. Thomas died in late 1831 or early 1832. His estate was settled by his son William H. Lewter, settlement recorded at Feb. Court of 1832 in Orange County, with Aquilla Herndon as his bondsman.

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1810 Census, Northampton County, NC

Luter, Thomas 1 Male Under 10 yrs

1 Male 10-16

1 Male 26-45

1 Female Under 10

1 Female 45 and over

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Chatham County, NC - 1820 Census

235 LEWTER, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

Males under 10 yrs. 1

Males 10 - 15 yrs. 1

Males 16 - 18 yrs. 1

Males 18 - 25 yrs. 1

Males 25 - 44 yrs. 1

Males 45 & over 0

Females under 10 yrs. 0

Females 10 - 15 yrs. 1

Females 16 - 18 yrs. 0

Females 18 - 25 yrs. 1

Females 25 - 44 yrs. 0

Females 45 & over 0

# of foreigners not naturalized 3

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1840 Census, Southern Div., Orange County, NC

Axum Luther 1 Male 5-10

1 Male 40-50

2 Females 5-10

Page 1 of 14 Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:58:14 AM

2 Females 5-10

2 females 10-15

1 Female 40-50

2 entries down:

James Luther 1 Male 5-10

1 Male 30-40

1 Female 5-10

1 Female 20-30

1 female 50-60

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1803 Wake County NC marriage bond between Reuben Scott and Susan 'Burton'

(name was really Haliburton) where Thomas Luter was bondsman. This places

Thomas in Wake/Chatham Co as early as 1803. SO maybe he married a Wake,

Orange or Chatham County NC girl after all.

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North Carolina 1812 Muster Rolls

MUSTER ROLLS

SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812

DETACHED FROM

THE MILITIA OF NORTH CAROLINA

1812 AND 1814

PUBLISHED IN PURSUANCE OF THE RESOLUTIONS OF

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF JANUARY 28, 1851 AND

THE RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF

FEBRUARY 29, 1871.

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

RALEIGH

STONE AND UZZELL

STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS

1873

ORANGE COUNTY

THOS. LUTER

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North Carolina Census, 1790-1890

about Thomas Luter

Name: Thomas Luter

State: NC

County: Orange County

Township: First Reg. Mr

Year: 1814

Database: NC 1812-1814 Muster Rolls

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2.5 pages of property sale Oct 31, 1828 by John A Mason Adm.

Buyers: Widow, James Harward, Wm George, Wm Lewter, Sanford

Jinkins, Edward Winn, John Moring, Thos Lewter, Henry Moring, Gray Barbee, James

K Clifton, Franklin O'Kell, Joseph J Jenkins, Augustine Herndon, James C(Cain?) Barbee, Patsy

Herndon, Wm Scott, Wm Barbee, Thos Whitehead, Henderson Crabtree, John Harward, Charles

L Lewter

( all of these bought several things-I tried not to dupe names) Fairly extensive sale and

mostly crops and livestock

12 sheep, 43 bushels of corn, 73+ bushels of wheat,

2382 lbs cotton, 25 head cattle, 37 pigs/hogs

1 grey horse, 1 black mare, 1 bay filly,

1 gray colt

The widow bought the still-wonder if it was a still like we think of those today-but maybe

something to do with turpentine/cider?? The amounts except for the horses is basically

just my math from the sell of 5 bushels of this and # of sheep, etc. so it might not be totally

accurate.

From Kim Wrenn

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"Cousin Beth and all others interested in the Thomas Lewter lines.

I just returned from another day at the NC Dept of Archives and History in Raleigh where I was finally successful in locating the Estate Settlement of Thomas Lewter just where Mrs. West said it was. "Inventory and amount of sale of the property belonging to the Estate of Thomas Lewter dec'd sold the 23rd day of December 1831 by the adm'r Wm. Lewter."

A partial list of the purchasers:

Widow - she bought several items.

NANCY LEWTER

James Lewter

Adam Lewter (AXUM????)

Charles Lewter

The Widow's name was not mentioned (other than just “Widow”) nor the relationships of the other Lewters.

 

On the 1820 census of Chatham County, Thos was listed with 5 males and 2 females. Deducting one male and one female for Thomas and his wife that leaves 1 female (NANCY) and four males (William, James, Adam & Charles?).

Hope this info helps.

John"

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA } D. Heartt, Printer, Hillsborough

Orange County }

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we William H Lewter

+ Aquilla Herndon

are held and firmly bound unto Montfort ??????? Gov

Esquire, chairman of the county court of for the time

being, and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of

Three hundred Dollars

For the true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and

administrators, jointly, severally, and firmly; sealed with our seals and dated

this 7th day of Dec A.D. 1831

THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such, that if the above bounden William

H Lewter administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Thomas Lewter deceased, do make, or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, right and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said William H Lewter Or into the hands of possession of any other person or persons for him, aud the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited to the county court, where orders for administration passed, within ninety days after the date of these presents; and the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, or which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said William or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make our cause to be made a true and just account of his said administration, within two years from the date of these presents; and all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrator's account, the same being first examined and allowed by the county court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons respectively as the same shall be due unto pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the acts of the general assembly in such Cases made and provided. And if it shall appear that any last will and testament was made by The deceased, and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same into court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, and if the said William

above named being thereunto required to render and deliver the said letters of administration, approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said court; then this obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force. And virtue.

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED

IN PRESENCE OF

J. Taylor William H Lewter {seal}

Aquila Herndon {seal}

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Inventory and amount of Sale of the property belonging to Estate of Thomas

Lewter Dec'd Sold the 23rd of December 1831 by the admin Wm H Lewter

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------one axe to Widow " 75

one axe to James Lewter " 25

one weeding hoe to Widow " 25

one lot of trumpery to Widow " 10

one spinning wheal to Nancey Lewter 1 "

one tub pail and piggin to Widow " 40

one pale and piggin to Widow " 30

one lot of trumpery to Widow " 40

one lot of trumpery to Widow " 50

two bowls to Widow " 30

one tray and sifter to Widow " 40

one flat iron to Widow " 40

one tray sifter to Thomas Marcom " 05

one pot and hooks to Widow " 40

one oven and skillet to Widow " 30

one pot and hooks to Spincer Lee " 25

one oven to Henry Ballard " 45

one bread baker to Widow " 30

one shovel and tongs to Widow " 50

one earthen dish to Aquilla Herndon " 40

one loom to Abel Johnson 1 50

one table to D" " 05

three stands to Widow " 15

two churns to Widow " 20

one churns to Widow " 05

one draw knife to Joseph Fennel " 40

one table to Widow " 25

one chest to Widow " 10

one bed and furniture to Nancey Lewter 8 "

one bed and furniture to Widow 8 "

one umbrella to Nancey Lewter " 60

a parcel of books to James Lewter " 26

one table to Widow " 25

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$ 2751

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one clock reel to Widow " 25

one trunk to Widow " 15

one bed + furniture to Widow Charles Lewter 7 22

one Cow and earling to Widow 5 "

Charles Lewter Josiah Barbee

one Cow and earling to Widow Josiah Barbee 4 65

one earling to D" 1 99

Eight geese to Widow " 30

Eight geese to Widow " 50

one Sow and pigs to William Hopson 7 60

two Stacks of fodder to James Lewter 6 36 ½

one Stack of fodder to Axam D" Lewter 3 "

A Parcel of Corn to Axam L W.M. Ballard 2 60

A Parcel of Chaff to Abel Johnson " 30

A Parcel of Straw to Joseph Fennel " 51

A parcel of Shucks to Widow " 73

A Quantity of Cotton to Calvin Earp 25 37

A parcel of Cotton in patch to James Lewter 1 "

8 Chairs to Widow " 40

Decanter to Widow " 30

two bottles to Wm C. Barbee : 13

two D" to Axam Lewter " 15

two D" to Widow " 05

one state and trumpel to Abel Johnson " 02

one Razor to John Castleberry " 22

one grind stone to James Lewter " 30

one Gritter to Widow " 01

one Jug + two tyletts to Widow " 15

one bridle to James Lewter " 15 ½

one pick to Abel Johnson " 25

one pair of pinchers + peging awl to James Lewter " 28 ½

one C. pot to Widow " 05

Amount brought forward $ 27 51

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$ 9751 ½

 

William H Lewter

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[ledger book page left side]

Dn William H Lewter Adm'n in acct Currant with

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1831

December 23 To amt of Sale pay'd 23rd Dec 1832 $102.18 ¾

" Amt from 23rd Dec 1832 to 23rd

Dec 1833 6.13

" Joseph Sears Notes for 4.00

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$112.31 ¾

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$ 112.31 ¾

The Estate indebted to Adm 19.94 ¾

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$ 132.26

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[Large ledger book right side]

With the Estate of Thomas Lewter Dec'd

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By Commission on $ 112.31 @ 5.7 Cts $ 5 61

" Amt Pd W McCauley for services $ 4.35

" Int on this acct to 23rd Dec 1833 .52

" Amt pd Clerk for Services 5.09 ½

" " Thomas Lewters Note due to Adm 18.50

" " pd Widow J Recpt 29.10

" " Int there in to 23rd Dec 1833 3.49

" " Adm ? ? Estate 14.60

" "Int to 23rd Dec 1833 3.11

" "amt pd H V Owen for Dec 14.97

" "Int on D" to 23rd Dec 1833 1.00

" " Note W. M. Ballard 7.79

" " Int on D" 2.49

" " pd B. Yates Clerk + JC 1.06

" " pd Aquila Herndon Crier 1.06

" " pd Josiah Barbee D" 1.06

" ? pd for Coffee 1.25

" Int on D" .75

" " Henry Moring Note 9.90

" pd Atkins for Coffin plk .75 120 25

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" By Commission on $120.25 6 00

" " Cash Pd Clk this Quarter 40

Wm H Lewter of Execut

Of Administrates $ 132.26

 [one statement illegible]

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Copied from Kim Wren Notes:

Thomas LEWTER b 1778 d 05/1831 in Orange Co., NC.

m Mary UNKNOWN b abt 1785

 

NOTE: Thomas is a confirmed Grandson of Jacob Bunn, and thus a son of Hardy Lewter per Jacob Bunn's Last Will dated 07/09/1793 in Northampton Co NC. Thomas' death date and wife's first name confirmed by his estate records administered by William H Lewter in Orange Co NC.

Listed in the 1800 Northampton Co NC census pg 18, the 1810 Northampton Co NC p. 71, and the 1820 Chatham Co NC p 235. I have not found them in the 1830 Chatham Co NC census yet. Mary Lewter, age 50-60, is listed in the 1840 Orange Co NC census pg 239 in the home of son James C Lewter.

 

Mary Lewter, age 65 is listed in the 1850 Chatham Co NC census page 481b in the home of Delia

Jenkins, age 78, widow of Sanford Jenkins. Their relationship, other than having owned adjoining

land in Chatham Co NC is unknown at this time

 

 

Notes for Mary:

Estate of Thomas Luter / Lewter

Orange County NC., May 1831 - Feb 1834

Mary Luter vs { Petition ex partee

years provisions filed Nov Term 1831

MC

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State of N Ca { Court of pleas and quarters session

Orange County { November Term 1831

 

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of pleas and quarters sessions for said county The petition of Mary Luter widow and relict of Thomas Luter Decd - respectfully shows that Thomas

Luter died sometime in the month of May AD 1831 Intestate and without a Will - that at the time of his death he was posessed of considerable crop stock ? on hand your petitioner prays your worsh

-ips to appoint an Justice of the peace and these freeholders to view the crops ? of which her said

Husband ? ? and out of the Same make and allot to her and her family a Suitable allowance for their support for one year and report to next Court ?. and she will ever pray ?

Wm N Manly for Petitioner

Committee

Thos. Bilbo Esqr }

Henry Mooring }

Josiah Adkins } freeholders

Joseph Adkins }

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Orange County November Term 1831

Ordered that Thomas Bilbo esq. Henry Mooring Josiah Atkins + Joseph Atkins be appointed commissioners to lay off + allot to Mary Lewter widow of Thomas Luter dec'd one years provision for herself + family and of the Stock Crop ? on hand of the said Thomas Luter dec'd and report to next Term

J. Taylor CC

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North Carolina } Agreeable to an order of Orange County } County Court directing the

widow + relic of Thos. Lewter Decd Commissioners to allot to Mary Lewter ^ and her family one years Support which is as following

one thousand weight of pork

fifteen Barrels of Corn

fifteen Dollars + seventy five cents to buy what Salt Sugar Coffee Pepper + Allspice

+ Shoes

Witness our hands + seals this 23rd day of December 1831 Also one hundred + twenty

five pounds of ? cotton + all the Soap fat

Test Henry Moring {seal}

Josiah Atkins {seal}

T Bilbo J.P. Josiah Atkins Jr. {seal}

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