A-3-91 Thomas C. Lewter son of Madison C. Lewter and Kiddy Harward 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. He married Amanda E. Scott daughter of Josiah Scott and Elizabeth Lewter. She was born on 20 Nov 1849 in Wake County, NC. She died on 13 Oct 1931 in Carteret County, NC. She was buried in T.C. Lewter Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.


Thomas C. Lewter and Amanda E. Scott had the following children:


A-4-250  Eva L. Lewter was born on 19 Aug 1889. She died on 14 Apr 1900 in Chatham County, NC. She was buried in T.C. Lewter Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.


A-4-251  Arthur Webster Lewter was born on 22 Jun 1890. He died on 05 Feb 1966 in Apex, Wake County, NC. He was buried on 07 Feb 1966 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Chatham County, NC.



Notes for Thomas C. Lewter:


1) Cemeteries of Chatham County, NC

T.C. Lewter Cemetery  Directions: From the intersection of Hwy #64 West and SR #751, take SR 751 North about 3 1/2 mile to Lewter Shop Rd.(SR 1740), Turn right and go about 1 mile to the intersection of Thompson Rd. (SR 1741) which only runs South (right). On the corner of Lewter Shop Rd.& to the right Thompson Rd. is this small cemetery. The headstones are on private property.


NOTE: Thomas's full name, dates, parents, spouse, death per his NC Death

Certificate on microfilm at the state archives.


Thomas is listed in the 1870 Chatham Co NC Census on page in the home of Margaret, Nancy, Emily and Sarah Lewter.


Listed with aunts Emily and Sarah and father Madison in the 1880 Chatham Co NC census in New Hope township east of New Hope River on page 30b. Their mother, Peggy is no longer in the home.


Amanda was the daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Lewter Scott (dau of Henry Lewter and Amelia 'Miley' Kelly Lewter). Tom, Amanda and Eva are buried at the T. C. Lewter cemetery at the jct of Thompson Rd and Lewter Shop Rd Chatham Co NC. These graves are directly across Thompson Rd from their Home place, which still stands as of 2006 and is owned by Dr Michael Kanoy. Dates

per their grave markers


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

Lewter, Nancy 54 F W Single Head NC NC NC Farmer

             Emma 50 F W Single Sister NC NC NC Disabled

             Sarah 46 F W Single Sister NC NC NC Works on Farm

            Thomas C. 22 M W Single Nephew NC NC NC


1900 Census, Dist. 15, William Twp., Chatham County, NC 12 June 1900

66 71 Lewter, Thomas Head M W 1858 NC

Lewter, Amandy E. Wife F W 1850 NC

Lewter, Arther W. Son M W 1892 NC


1920 Census, Dist. 17, New Hope Twp., Chatham County, NC 6 Mar. 1920, Page 4B

86 87 Lewter, Tom         Head Owns M W 62 md. NC NC NC Farmer

                       Amanda  Wife              F W 70 md. NC NC NC

87 88 Lewter, Arthur C. Head Rents  M W 28 S    NC NC NC Farmer


1930 Census, Dist. 22, New Hope Twp., Chatham County, NC Apr. 11, 1930, Page 6B

115 125 Lewter, Tom C. Head Owns M W 72 Md. at age 31 NC NC NC Farmer

                           Manda A. Wife F W 80 Md. at age 39 NC NC NC

                           Arthur W. Son M W 36 S NC NC NC Laborer, Farm


Farmers & Landowners 1891, Wake County, NC

Name Post Office Acres $ Amt Township or Lots

Lewter, C M Morrisville 91 400 White Oak

Lewter, J R Morrisville 120 600 White Oak

Lewter, Mrs Gillaney Ellington 120 500 White Oak

Lewter, Thomas Ellington 30 120 White Oak

Lewter, W J Morrisville 100 500 White Oak


I went back and checked Thomas C Lewter's tombstone and it definitely says he was born Oct 14, 1857. So I looked at his Death Certificate and while it's filled out wrong; saying father unknown and mother M Lewter, it says Thomas was 69 years, 4 months and 9 days old, that would make his birth date October 15, 1868. Please check my math! Based on census records and TC's tombstone, his

DC age is wrong. Also odd is that Thomas' son Arthur is listed as the informant and since he would

have been 28 when his grandmother died, he certainly would have known her name. This is either a further hint that Catherine Harward Lewter wasn't his mother or that the person filling out the DC didn't bother to get better information.


Interesting. We'll have to see if there is a marriage bond. I've seen enough in this time period and prior to be reminded that the wedding didn't always preceed

the marriage. Just saying... :) Heck, Thomas' grandmother Peggy Batchelor was pregnant with her daughter Nancy before she and Martin Lewter got married. Shoot, another mystery to solve!




Notes for Amanda E. Scott:

General Notes:

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004

Name: Amanda Lewter

Race: White

Age: 81

Date of Birth: 1850

Date of Death: 13 Oct 1931

Death County: Chatham

Death State: North Carolina

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