A-2-20   Nancy Lewter-1 was born in 1824 in NC. She married Lemuel Hudson. He was born in 1816.


Lemuel Hudson and Nancy Lewter were married on 28 Dec 1840 in Orange Co., NC. They had no known children.


A search for Nancy Hudson on the 1850 Census for Orange County turned up no listing. Yet, on the 1850 Census for Chatham County is found a Nancy Lewter, age 26, living with her parents, the Martin Lewter family.


My thinking is that the above marriage date was actually the date that the license, or Bond, was taken out but the actual marriage never occurred.


John V. Burns



Notes for Lemuel Hudson:


Orange County NC Marriage Bond

Nancy Lewter to Lemuel Hudson

Bond #000097865 dated 12/28/1840 Bondsman Ezekiel George and Joseph Woodrow.

Note: 1840 census for Orange Co NC pg 239, shows Samuel Hudson age 20-30 listed 'next door to Axum and James Luther). 1850 census for Orange Co NC pg 211 shows Lemuel Hudson age 34 alone in his household in the same general area as the Samuel Hudson in 1840. Right now, I think these may be the same person. If so, did the marriage actually take place or did Nancy Lewter die?


Kim Wrenn


1850 Census, Dist. 1, Orange County, NC 21 Sept. 1850,

885 885 Hudson, Lemuel 34 M Laborer NC



Notes for Nancy Lewter:


1850 Census, Chatham County, NC, Lower Regiment, Family 567, Roll M432_624; Page: 478B;

Image: 435.

Lewter, Martin          53 M Farmer (b about 1797), NC

            Margret        45 F (b abt 1805)

            Nancy          26 F (b abt 1824)

            Emily           22 F (b abt 1828)

            Sarrah         20 F (b abt 1830)

Batcheller, Beaddy  48, F


1860, Chatham Co, NC, Eastern Dst, Williams Mills P.O., p. 50 Roll M653_892; Page: 2; Image: 51; Family History Library Film: 803892


Lewter, Peggy 50, farmer, 600-150

Bachelor, Bede(Bedy)    52, housekeeper, pauper

                Nancy             35, housekeeper

                Madison         33, housekeeper :-)

                Emma            29, housekeeper

                Sarah             25, housekeeper

                Kitty,              25  housekeeper

Note: the census taker did not take birth place info from anyone


1870 Census, Chatham Co, NC, Pittsboro Road North Side, p. 75, 28 July 1870

579 589 Luter, Marg't     67 F W At Home NC Insane

                        Nancy    45 F  W Keeping House NC

                        Emily      41 F W At home NC

                       Sarah      39 F W At home NC

                       Thomas   13 M W At School NC


1880 Census, Williams, Chatham Co., NC, Page #30B

Lewter, Nancy        54 F W Single Head NC NC NC Farmer (1826)

             Emma       50 F W Single Sister NC NC NC Disabled (1830)

             Sarah        46 F W Single Sister NC NC NC Works on Farm (1834)

            Thomas C. 22 M W Single Nephew NC NC NC (1858)