A-2-21  Madison C. Lewter-1 was born in 1827 in NC. He died in Mar 1885 in Chatham County, NC. He married  Kiddy Harwood. She was born in 1837 in Chatham County, NC. She died on 10 Jan 1918 in Buckhorn Twp., Wake County, NC. She was buried on 11 Jan 1918 in Mt. Pisgah Church Cem., Chatham County, NC.


Madison C. Lewter and Kiddy Harwood were married on 03 Feb 1858 in Chatham County, NC Marriage Book 1, Page 51. They had the following child:


A-3-91 Thomas C. Lewter was born on 14 Oct 1857. He died on 24 Feb 1937 in William Twp., Chatham County, NC. He was buried in T.C. Lewter Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.



Notes for Madison C. Lewter:


NOTE: Kiddy's Name (DC says Howard), Dates, Birth in Chatham Co NC, widow, Residence at Buckhorn township, Wake Co NC, Death of "She had no physician during her last illness and probably cause of death was Apoplexy in Buckhorn Township, Wake Co NC, Informant sister Rosie Harward of New Hill, Wake Co NC and Burial at Mt Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Chatham Co NC per her NC Death Certificate #2 on Microfilm at the State Archives. Per 'Marriages of Chatham County, North Carolina, 1772-1868' by Brent H. Holcomb, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987; M. C.


Lenten & Kiddy Harwood, m 3 Feb 1858 by S. Upchurch, J. P. .Madison is listed in the 1850 Chatham Co NC census page 479a in the home of William and Middie Jane Ferrell Yates. Listed in the 1860 Chatham Co NC census page 25b Peggy (widow) with Bede Batchelor, Madison, Kitty, Nancy, Sarah and Emily in the home. Listed in the 1870 Wake Co NC census in Raleigh township pg 216 as a clerk in a store/keeping house. In the 'constitutional relations' column they list one male child under 21. This is Thomas C Lewter, who is listed in his grandmother's home in Chatham County NC.


Ancestry.com index has their name as Lentes. Listed in the 1880 Chatham Co NC census page 30a.


Kiddy was the daughter of Reddick and Lydia Harward Harward, (buried in the Rial Ferrell Family Cemetery on Wrong Way Lane at Ferrell Rd East,  Wake Co NC) Kiddy is listed as a widow in the 1900 Wake Co NC Census page 272b with sister Rose Harward (single) in her home. She is buried at Mt Pisgah Baptist Church off Hwy 751 in Chatham Co NC. Kiddie's death date per Wake Co NC Death Certificate


1850 Census, Lower Regiment, Chatham County, NC

9 Sept. 1850, Page 79

8 Yates, William 26 M NC Farmer

              Jane 28 F NC

               Lewis 4 M NC

               Miley A. 2 F NC

               James 0 M NC

  Lewter, Madison C. 22 M NC Laborer


1860 Census, Eastern Dist., Chatham County, NC 22 June 1860 Page 23

1 Luter, Peggy 50 F Farmer 900 120

   Bachelor, Bedy   57 F

   Luter, Nancy      35 F Housekeeper

   Madison             33 M

   Emma                29 F

   Sarah                 25 F

   Kitty                   25 F


1870 Census, Pittsboro Road North Side, Chatham County, NC 28 July 1870, page 75

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 County, North Carolina

Family History Library Film 1254957 NA Film Number T9-0957 Page #30A

LEWTER, Madison 53 M W Self NC NC NC (1827) Works on Farm

                 Kiddie 43 F W Wife NC NC NC (1837) KH


1900 Census, Dist 153, White Oak Twp., Wake County, NC

152 154 Lewter, Kiddy           Head W F Aug. 1838 61 wd NC NC NC

              Harwood, Rose A.    Sister W F 52 S NC NC NC


In the name of God, Amen. I, M.C. Lewter of sound and disposing mind and memory being desirous of settleing my worldly affairs whilst having the capacity so to do, do declare this to be my last will and testament.


Item 1st It is my will & desire that my Executor hereinafter named shall prepare for my body a deasent burial and to pay all my just debts out of the monies that may first come into his hands.


Item 2nd I give and bequeth unto my beloved wife Kiddy Lewter all my personal property including money and notes and open accounts in fact every thing that I possis (sic) at my death or hold in jointly with any other person I want her to have my interest in it


Item 3rd I give and bequeth to my beloved wife Kiddy Lewter all of my interest in fathers undivided tract of land containing seventy-five acres more or less my interest being one fourth.


Item 4th It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter named shall have the privalage to sell any species of property that my wife does not need to live on and hold or manage the proceeds and let her ---?--- she needs it to live on, he can sell it private or publicly as he may think best.


Item 5th It is my will and desire that if it does not take all of the property that I have left to my beloved wife to live on during her natural life I want what is left to be equally divided between Annie Rebecca Lewter and Tenella Lewter.


Item 6th I appoint and make my friend C.R. Scott my Executor to carry out this my last will and testament.


In witness of all which things I have hereunto my hand and seal this the 14th day of March 1885.

Signed, sealed and                                                                   M C Lewter

published in the                                                                           (signed)

presence of

C.L. Williams

H.M. Lewter

Probated March 18th, 1885

Chatham County, NC


Annie Rebecca Lewter was the daughter of Johnson Olive Lewter, who was the son of Henry Caswell Lewter. Tenella must be Minnie Tennella Lewter, daughter of Henderson Marion Lewter, who was the son of Henry Caswell Lewter). Weird, huh? (Susan)


No I don't, John. I'll do some looking. I don't remember seeing him in any of the church cemeteries. If I had to guess, I would say the cemetery where Esperan Lewter Harward was buried. That cemetery was on the edge of Madison's land and Hardy's land and was destroyed when they extended Thompson Road to build a subdivision. (Kim) 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 Wrenn



Notes for Kiddy Harwood:


1. Info obtained from her death certificate.

Name: Kiddie H Lewter

Death Date: 10 Jan 1918

Death County: Wake

Death State: North Carolina

Death Age: 79

Birth Date: 1843

Race: White

Source: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67