Generation 2


Barbary Lewter was born in 1795. She died in 1861 in Chatham County, NC. There is no record of Barbary ever marrying.


Notes for Barbary Lewter:


NOTE: Barbary is a confirmed daughter of Hardy Lewter per a Chatham County NC deed dated

04/05/1841 in which Hardy transfers 75 acres of his plantation adjacent to son Martin Lewter, to

daughters Barbary and Mary Lewter with the understanding that they will take care of him and provide a home for his daughter Crissy. Listed in the 1850 Chatham Co NC census on page 479a with sister Mary Lewter in her home


1850 Census, Lower Regiment, Chatham County, NC 9 Sept. 1850

6 6 Lewter, Barbary 55 F NC Cannot read or write

Mary 46 F NC


Will of Barbary Lewter

Chatham County, NC Wills 1771 - 1964

Book D, page 76 & 77Proven May Term, 1861


I Barbary Lewter of Chatham County, North Carolina of sound mind and memory

do make this my last will and testament.


I bequeath to Cindy Kelly, Mikel Kelly and Marthy Kelly my half of the land on

which I now live and also my part of ---?--- hogs which is half and also all of

my part of the property I wish to be equally divided between Cindy Kelly, Mikel

Kelly and Martha Kelly after paying the doctor and my buring expenses except

my bed and furniture consisting of bed and sted two counterpins checked and

figured and two quilts I give to Benven (?) Kelly. I give to Golden Upchurches

wife Nancy all of my wearing clothes that is hear at my death. This the 11th of

May 1861

                                                           Her Test Barbery x Lewter

C.R. Scott mark

S.F. Barbee


Barbary Lewter was the daughter of Hardy Lewter. It appears to me that she left

all of her estate to nieces and nephews through her brother Henry Lewter.

Nancy Lewter Upchurch, wife of Golden Almond Upchurch was the daughter of

Henry and Amelia 'Miley' Kelly Lewter of Chatham Co NC. Cindy (Lucinda),

Mikel (Michael) and Marthy Kelley were the children of Joseph Kelly of

Chatham Co NC.. most likely the brother of Amelia Kelly Lewter


(I found Cindy, Michal and Marthy Kelly who inherited 1/2 of the land Barary

Lewter inherited Hardy Lewter. Appears they are the children of Joseph Kelly.

Cousins, I'm sure and definitely lived close by, Just not sure why she left

them 1/2 except it doesn't look like Cindy and Martha married AND they also

had a sister who was mentally challenged.-----------Kim)


Here's something interesting

1850 Chatham Co NC census pages 481a and 481b

Look at these census pages and you'll note:


1. Margret Kelly (b. 1815) apparently a widow with a child named George.

Could this be the Margret Lewter who married George Kelly in 1833? If so,

who was she?


2 Joseph Kelly (age 74) 'next door' to Margret Kelly. In his home are

grown children Lucinda (Cindy), Michael and Martha Kelly. These are the 3

people to whom Barbary Lewter left her portion of the land her father Hardy

Lewter gave her. It's not a stretch to guess that Margaret Kelly was most

likely Joseph Kelly's daughter in law and her husband may have been a George

Kelly. I know exactly where Joseph Kelly's property was (N side of Mt

Pisgah Church Rd about at the JCT with Ferrell Rd West. In other words

likely adjacent to Kimbrol Council)


In many deeds, I have seen Margret, Cindy and Martha Kelly's property

referred to as "The Kelly Girls Place", which gives even more of a hint at

family relationship