Hi Cheryl, Well hopefully we can trade info, because your first email actually helped me fill in some gaps I had with the AR Lewters!! I'm anxious to learn more about your husband's line.Several of us have banded together to write a book on the Lewter family--actually an update of a book that was written several decades ago.So we're always excited to find more Lewters out there!
As for your line (in brief): Hardy Luter/Lewter (spelled both ways) was married to Rebecca (BUNN).He lived in NC and served in the Revolutionary War.He lived to around 100 years old, dying sometime after 1841.His son was Elias.
Elias died fairly young, in NC.His wife, Sarah (Wood) and several of their grown children moved to Giles county, TN about 1830.
Kinchen Lewter was one of Elias & Sarah's sons who moved to TN.He was married to Jincey Faison.Their son Matthias T. Lewter was born about 1818. He lived in Mississippi for awhile with his new bride Nancy Jane (Scott), then they moved back to Giles co, TN.They also lived in Limestone co, AL.She died, and he married 2nd to Susan Sullivan.Matthias and Susan moved to Clark co, AR about 1881.I believe they both died in that county, but do not have death dates for them.
Matthias and 1st wife Nancy had a son Kinchen D. Lewter.He was born around 1844 in MS.He married Sarah Elliot in 1866 in Limestone co, AL.I can't find them in 1880 census, but I think they lived for awhile in TX. By 1883 they had moved to Clark co, AR.Sarah died sometime between the 1900 and 1910 census.I don't know when Kinchen D. died, but it was after the 1910 census, probably in Clark co.
One of their children was Charles Lee Lewter.I believe Charles was born in 1881 in TX.He died in 1965 and is buried in Clear Creek Cem, Hot Spring co, AR.He was married to Louise Asbury.Their children (as I had them listed) were: Maggie Fannie Charles "Pete" Paul Bernie Ralph "Jack" Edward Curtis (or is it Curtis Edward??)
Now hopefully you can help me--I had Pete as a nickname for Charles, but I believe your posting has them as 2 separate people, so I'd like to figure that out.Also, I have Ralph later called "Jack" and I'm not really sure if Ralph and Jack are the same person.You didn't mention either in your posting, so perhaps he didn't live to an old age.And is Curtis or Edward the first name?A lot of people back then seemed to be called by their middle name, so I never know if I have the order of the names right unless I find some official document!!
Oh, I descend from Matthias T. Lewter and Nancy Jane Scott through their son Henry T., Kinchen D's brother, so that's how I'm related to your husband. Henry had a son Andrew, and Andrew had a son Arthur who was my grandfather.Arthur died in 1969 in Madison co, AL.Lewter is NOT a rare name in TN or AL, and they all are related to each other some how!!The Dustin that you wrote to on this forum is related to your husband, but more much distantly than I am.He descends from Elias & Sarah Lewter's son Henry K., who also moved to TN from NC.
I have MUCH more on the early Lewters, perhaps it would be better to trade the rest of the info directly instead of posting to the forum.Plus I have info on some of the Lewter wive's lines.