A-2-16  James C. Lewter-1 was born in 1812 in Orange County, NC. He died about 1870. He married Sarah Carlton daughter of Thomas Trice Carlton and Elizabeth Markham was born in 1817 in NC. She died before Oct 1866.

 

James C. Lewter and Sarah Carlton were married on 10 Feb 1834 in Orange Co., NC. and had the following children:

 

A-3-83  Louisa Lewter was born on 19 Dec 1834 in NC. She married Rufus Henry Beavers on 02 Feb 1854 in Chatham County, NC Book 1, Page 21. She died on 07 Jun 1879 in NC. She was buried in J.S. Beavers Cem., Chatham County, NC.

 

A-3-84. Hiram Lewter was born in 1838 in NC. He married Sally K. White on 23 Aug 1863 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC. He died before 1867 of Injuries.

 

A-3-85 Charles Madison Lewter was born on 16 Jun 1841 in Orange County, NC. He married Tulahema H. Cheek on 25 Jun 1863 in Orange Co., NC,  (Bk. I  L; Page 782). He died on 12 May 1910 in Durham, Durham County, NC. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, NC.

 

A-3-86 Albert Saunders Lewter was born on 17 Mar 1846 in Chapel Hill, NC. He married Carrie H. Woods on 19 Mar 1871 in Pitt County, NC. He died on 19 Jul 1917 in Aberdeen, Moore County, NC. He was buried on 20 Jul 1917 in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, NC.

 

A-3-87 James Sebastion Lewter was born in 1852 in NC.

 

A-3-88. Geneva Louise Lewter was born on 06 Apr 1853 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC. She married William Nelson Pritchard on 12 Mar 1871 in Orange Co., NC. She died on 03 Aug 1927 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC. She was buried on 05 Aug 1927 in Chapel Hill, NC.

 

 

James C. married Nancy E. McCollum. She was born in 1827 in NC.

 

James C. Lewter and Nancy E. McCollum were married on 04 Oct 1866 in Orange County, NC by Wm. Franklin. They had no children

 

 

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1850 Census Orange Co NC, First District page 167A

John Couch 60 M Farmer Orange Co Nc

Rhoda Couch 58 F Orange Co Nc

Nancy Couch 17 F Orange Co Nc

Nancy E Davis 24 F Orange Co Nc

Note: John Couch was first married to Suzannah CARLTON on Jan 23 1823 she died Oct 31 1829 he then married Rhoda Wilson on Jan 16 1832 and she died Oct 17 1876

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Notes for James C. Lewter:

 

1840 Census, Southern Div., Orange County, NC

Axum Luther 1 Male 5-10 (Adam)

1 Male 40-50

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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1850 Census, Lower Regiment, Chatham County, NC, 10 Sept. 1850, Page 480A Reel #423-624

29 592 592 Lewter, James C. 38 M Labourer NC

30 592 592 Lewter, Sarrah 33 F NC

31 592 592 Lewter, Louisa 14 F NC X

32 592 592 Lewter, Hiram 12 M NC X

33 592 592 Lewter, Charles 9 M NC X

34 592 592 Lewter, Albert 5 M NC

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1860, Orange Co, NC, pg 254b, Chapel Hill Post Office, enumerated 8 June 1860.

Dwelling 88, Family 79

 Luter, James Luter,   46, M, Farmer, born NC

           Sarah              47, F                 born NC

           Charles           18, M               born NC, attended school

           Albert            , 14, M

           James "            8, M

          Geneva "            6, F

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Orange, NC 1870 Federal Census

15 219 217 Lewter, James                  57 M W Grist Miller 400 300 NC

16 219 217 Lewter. Nancy E               43 F W Keeping house NC

17 219 217 Lewter, James Sebastian 11 M W at home NC

18 219 217 Lewter, Geneva                16 F W at home NC

19 219 217 Couch, Ellie                      12 M B at home NC

(No relationships given)

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1880 Census, Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina

Family History Library Film 1254976 NA Film Number T9-0976 Page #210D

 

Name Rel. MS Gender Race Age Bp Occ. FBp MBp

William PRITCHARD   Self          M Male  W 30 NC Merchant NC NC

Freddy PRITCHARD    Son         S Male   W 7 NC At Home NC NC

Esletta PRITCHARD     Dau        S Fem.   W 6 NC At Home NC NC

Walter PRITCHARD     Son         S Male   W 3 NC NC NC

Albert PRITCHARD      Son         S Male   W 1 NC NC NC

Jeneva PRITCHARD    Wife         M Fem. W 27 NC Keeps House NC NC

Jeneva PRITCHARD    Wife        M Fem.  W 27 NC Keeps House NC NC

Nancy LEWTER            SMother W Fem . W 53 NC At Home NC NC

Eli COUAK                    Other      M Male   B 21 NC Hireling NC NC

Mary BYNUM                Other      M Fem.  B 19 NC Hireling NC NC

Jery BYNUM                 Other      S Male   B 45 NC Hireling NC NC

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The below info provided by Kim Wrenn:

Orange Co NC Grantees :

John Couch etal to James C Lewter 10/20/1868 Book 39 Page 299

John Couch etal to James C Lewter 3/26/1867 Book 45 Page 129

NOTE: James C Lewter was married to his 2nd wife Nancy E Lewter at the time these deeds were executed. In the 1850 census when she was 24. Nancy was living with John and Rhoda Couch . She

is listed as Nancy E Davis. John Couch's first wife's name was Suzannah Carlton. John Couch was about 77 when these deeds were executed. He died abt 1877. Hopefully, more of the connection will be revealed when these deeds are transcribed.

 

Orange Co NC Grantors:

James C Lewter to Thomas J George 01/10/1841 Book 29 Page 320-321

(NOTE: this land is on Crooked Creek, which runs NE off New Hope Creek and passes along the

property boundaries of O'Kelly Chapel Church and the lands where Thomas Lewter most likely lived. Deed says land was purchased by James C Lewter from Silas M Link 07/29/1840 113 acres adjacent to the heirs of Eli (Elias) Herndon)

 

NOTE: Thomas J George and family are listed in the 1850 Orange Co NC census First District on page 210b 'next to' James and Betsy Harward, Dicey Castleberry, James and Cynthia Moring, Sanford Davis, Wm and Josiah and Mary atkins. Also, James was listed as a buyer at Elias Herndon's estate sale.James and Cynthia moring's land, if Im not mistaken was cady corner across hwy 751 from O'Kelly Chapel Church. I didn't see an Orange Co NC Deed index entry for a sale between Silas Link and James C Lewter, but that doesn't mean it's not there.

James C Lewter to G Solomon Poole 7/15/1867 Book 37 Page 461

 

(bounded on east by land of Univ of NC, north by H Sparrow; the Craig land and others, west by J Pickett, south by Rev G W Purfoy including land purchased by the family from J A Sugg? in April 1858. Total of 91 acres)

 

NOTE:: The Barbee's were the biggest land donors for the creation of the University of NC at Chapel Hill... over 200 acres I'm not sure if any land in Orange Co NC (now Durham Co NC) was also owned by the university in 1867 that would have been fairly close to O'Kelly Chapel Road, but the Craig family homeplace is just north of the county line up hwy 751, on the east side of Fayetteville Road .Still working out exactly where this property was. it may have been closer to Chapel Hill.

 

Nancy E Lewter of Orange Co NC to W F Stroud of Chatham Co NC 5/19/1871 Book 41 Page 161 (This appears to have been Nancy's first husband, Charles McCollum's family land as deed says land known as McCollum Mill property and Upper pond. Says adjacent to Atwater land. Note the Atwater who was bondsman for Nancy E Davis and Charles McCollum's marriage)

 

Nancy E Lewter, widow of James C Lewter dec'd of Orange Co NC to William N Pritchard of Orange Co NC 9/71872 Book 41 Page 162 (deed on the condition that William N Pritchard take care of Nancy for her lifetime and live with him if she chooses)

 

Albert S Lewter of Rowan Co NC, Sebastian J Lewter and Charles M Lewter of Orange Co NC to William N Pritchard of Orange Co NC 6/20/1884 Book 48 Page 184-187 (looks like 3 quit claim deeds for land conveyed to James C Lewter by John Couch)

NOTE: William H Pritchard was married to James C Lewter's daughter (Nancy's stepdaughter)

Geneva Louise Lewter

 

 

Notes for Nancy E. McCollum:

 

On Sept. 7, 1872, Nancy McCollum Lewter deeded to James C. Lewter 27 1/2 acres of land which she had received from her first husband.

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1850 Census Orange Co NC, First District page 167a

John Couch 60 M Farmer Orange Co Nc

Rhoda Couch 58 F Orange Co Nc

Nancy Couch 17 F Orange Co Nc

Nancy E Davis 24 F Orange Co Nc

Note: John Couch was first married to Suzannah CARLTON on Jan 23 1823 she died Oct 31 1829 he then married Rhoda Wilson on Jan 16 1832 and she died Oct 17 1876

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