Lewter Family

This information concerns five generations of the Lewter family.
1700-1800

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks; the line of descent is marked by underlined names.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.
 • Spelling variations and transcriptions encountered in records and indexes: Lewter, Luter, Lewten, Lewler, Lowten

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   Hardy
born: (about 1743) in VA
married: Rebecca Bunn ( ) in
children: Elias, Henry, Thomas, Mary, Exum, Barbara, Martin, Lucretia
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note: A land transaction in 1841 places him in Chatham County, NC

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   Elias
born: (about 1768) in NC
married: Sarah (Sally) Wood ( ) in NC?
children: Kinchen, Henry K., Dorothy [Holt], Nancy, Jincy, Rebecca
died: (1809) in Northampton County, NC
buried:
census:
note:

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   Kinchen
born: (December 12, 1796) in Northampton County, NC
married: Jane (Jincy) Marden Faison (August 12, 1814) in Northampton County, NC
children: Jane [Burford], Matthias T., Lucretia A. [McMillan], Mary [Coffman], Henry Robert, Rebecca [Scott], William, James M., Kinchen D.
died: (October 15, 1868) in Elkton, Giles County, TN
buried: Lewter cemetery in Ardmore, Giles County, TN (?)
census: On the 1820 census, he was in Northampton, County, NC: on the 1830-1860 census, in Giles County, TN; on the 1870 census, his widow was in Giles County, TN
note: A death notice in the Nashville Christian Advocate, vol. 29 no. 34 (August 21, 1869), indicated dates of birth, death, entry in the county, and profession of religion. His wife was the daughter of Thomas Faison.

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   Jane
born: (October 11, 1816) in Northampton County, NC
married: Alexander Mitchell Burford (about 1836) in TN
children: Kinchen Lewter, Thomas Leonard Peyton, Mitchell Marion, Lucretia Virginia J. [Baker] [Jones], Alexander Jasper, Malinda C. [J. Gillespie], Sarah Jane [Pritchard], Tolbert Fannon, Rebecca Ann [Key] [Moore], Mary Frances [W. Gillespie], Leonard James, William Comer, Richard Solomon, Pitman (Peter?) E.
died: (July 29, 1879) in Tate County, MS
buried: Burford Cemetery (6 miles east of Coldwater), Tate County, MS
census: On the 1840-1870 census, she was with her husband in DeSoto County, MS; on the 1880 census, her husband was in Tate County, MS
note: Her husband was a deacon in the Thyatira Church of Christ, one of the oldest congregations established in the area. He was also one of many instrumental in establishing the Antioch Church of Christ, being one of the trustees. After Jane died, he married J. T. Caldwell (December 5, 1880) in Tate County, MS. Jane was the third of his four wives.

   Matthias T.
born: (January 1821) in Northampton County, NC
married: (a) Nancy Jane Scott (August 4, 1839) in Limestone County, AL
               (b) Susan Toone Sullivan (August 29, 1872) in Giles County, TN
children: (a) Martha A. E. [Henley] [Stroud], Kinchen D., Alexander Marion, Henry T., Sarah Jane [Watkins], James M.
               (b) Alice, Igatha, Pearl
died: (after January 1886) in Clark County, AR
buried:
census: On the 1849 census, he was in DeSoto County, MS; on the 1850 census, in Giles County, TN; on the 1860 census, in Limestone County, AL; on the 1870 and 1880 census, in Giles County, TN; on the 1900-1920 census, in Clark County, AR
note: He moved to Arkansas in December 1880. He gave a deposition in the divorce proceedings of Margaret Cave Lewter Jones, his former sister-in-law, who was abandoned by George W. Jones shortly after their marriage.

   Lucretia A.
born: (about 1823) in Northampton Co, NC
married: James A. McMillan (about 1843) in
children: Emily F. [Freeman], Mary J. [T. Williamson], Celestia Lucretia [J. Williamson], James J., Walter K.
died: (before September 1868) in Monroe County, MS?
buried:
census: On the 1850 and 1860 census, she was with her husband in Monroe County, MS;
note:

   Mary
born: (about 1824) in Northampton Co, NC
married: Markham Green Coffman ( ) in
children: Robert E. and Sarah J. E.
died: (before May 20, 1855) in Giles County, TN (?)
buried: probably in the Lewter cemetery in Ardmore, Giles County, TN
census: On the 1850 census, she was with her husband in Giles County, TN; on the 1860 census, her husband was with his second wife Minerva Arledge in Limestone County, AL
note:

   Henry Robert
born: (about 1829) in Northampton Co, NC
married: Sarah Hamey Jennings (about 1849) in
children: Sarah Ann [Scott], Wiley Preston, Mary Virginia [W.B. George], Celestia C. [Broadway], Susan Elizabeth [N.J. George]
died: (November 1861) in Giles County, TN
buried: probably in the Lewter cemetery in Ardmore, Giles County, TN
census: On the 1850 and 1860 census, he was in Giles County, TN; on the 1870 census, his widow Sarah was with their daughter Sarah Ann Scott in Giles County, TN; in 1900, she was with her daughter Celestia Broadway in Lincoln County, TN; on the 1910 census, she was with her daughter Mary Virginia George in Limestone County, AL
note:

   Rebecca
born: (about 1830) in Northampton Co, NC
married: James W(esley?) Scott ( ) in
children: Ann Eliza [Boswell], Mary Virginia [McNeely], Alice Cellars [Newman]
died: (before 1868) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was with her husband in Giles County, TN
note:

   William
born: (about 1836) in TN
married: Elizabeth Caledonia Bledsoe (January, 1860) in Lincoln County, TN
children: William Edward
died: (before 1865) in Giles County, TN
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, he and his wife were with his parents in Giles County, TN
note: When William died, Caledonia married S. M. Moore in 1865. Her sister Susan and brother-in-law, Zeno Grubbs, raised William Edward.

   James M.
born: (October 19, 1837) in TN
married: Caroline York (December 22, 1859) in Lincoln County, TN
               (b) Margaret R. Anderson Merrell (July 28, 1869) in Giles County, TN
children: (a) John, Emma, May
               (b) Ada Ann, Ida R., Durward, Robert Lee, Mattie
died: (February 17, 1902) in Giles County, TN?
buried: Lewter cemetery in Ardmore, Giles County, TN
census: On the 1860 census, he was in Giles County, TN;
note:

   Kinchen D.
born: (about 1840) in Giles County, TN
married: Margaret Mae Cave (about 1862) in Tishomingo County, MS?
children: Eva Lillian [Owens] [Hunter], Fannie, William, Jessie T. [Vaden]
died: (February 15, 1869) in Burnsville, Tishomingo County, MS
buried:
census:
note: A newspaper article describes his death at the hands of members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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   Eva Lillian
born: (November 27, 1863) in Giles County, TN
married: (a) James T. Owens (January 12, 1881) in Clark County, AR
               (b) Richard W. Hunter (about 1890) in AR
children: (a) John Conley and Maggie F. [Knight]
               (b) Jesse Carl Hunter
died: (March 6, 1941) in Gurdon, Clark County, AR
buried:
census: On the 1870 census, she was with her mother in Giles County, TN; on the 1880 census, in AR; on the 1900 census, in Clark County, AR
note: A divorce petition from James T. Owens is dated February 8, 1890, in Clark County, AR.

   Fannie
born: (between 1864-1868) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (between 1868-1870) in TN?
buried:
census:
note: She was mentioned in 1868 in the Kinchen Lewter suit, but she is not in the 1870 census with Margaret in Giles County, TN (oversight?).

   William
born: (1867) in TN
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1870 census, he was with his mother in Giles County, TN; on the 1880 census, in
note:

   Jessie T.
born: (August, 1869) in Giles County, TN
married: (a) Walter Pendleton Vaden (January 5, 1893) in Clark County, AR
               (b) Frank A. Brewer (about 1900) in AR?
children: (a) Walter Roy and Minnie
               (b) none
died: (1937) Clark County, AR
buried: She is with her first husband in the Davis Cemetery, Vaden community southeast of Gurdon, Clark County, AR
census: On the 1870 census, she was with her mother in Giles County, TN; on the 1880 census, in ; on the 1900-1920 census, with her second husband in Clark County, AR
note: Her first husband was the son of Woodson Vaden and Zilla Dickinson, and he died in 1898 in Clark County, AR. He was postmaster of Genoa, Clark County, AR. His first wife was Harriet S. Hance, and they were married (December 26, 1860) in Clark County, AR.

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