HARDIN P. LEWIS married NANCY INGRAM NUNNALLY and was still living in Buckingham Co., Va., in 1811. Sometime after that he took his family to Alabama where he died in Morgan Co, Alabama probably late December 1825 or early January 1826. His wife was already dead and his brother Nicholas Lewis was given guardianship of the minor children.
HARDIN & NANCY's daughter Sarah had 9 children by two husbands before her death in Tennessee. At the time of the death of her Uncle Nicholas P. Lewis, all of her children except one were living in Tennessee and he was living in California. Sarah, HARDIN's sister who married a Tillman and her family also lived in Tennessee.
1810 Buckingham Co., Va Census
HARDING LEWIS - no stats
1820 Buckingham Co., Va Census
HERTON LEWIS Agriculture
3 males 0 - 10
1 male 26 - 45
2 females 10-16
1 female 26 - 45
Other references to HARDIN P. LEWIS are in his father's estate division & brother's (Nicholas P. Lewis) will - see Owen Lewis, Sr. - 807.
THE HISTORY OF ALBEMARLE by Rev. Edgar Woods 975.584 p.256-7
The head of the third family of the name was John Lewis, who was one of the earliest settlers in the county. He entered land on Totier Creek in 1741. When the location of the old courthouse was fixed, he obtained a license to conduct an ordinary at the place. He seems to have married a daughter of Samuel Shelton, and had two sons, and a daughter, Jane, who became the wife of Richard Davenport, and removed to Georgia. John, the elder son, died in 1804, and left three children, Sarah, John Waddy, who died in 1824, and Elizabeth. Owen, the other son, died in 1805, and his children were William, John, HARDIN P., Howell, Robert, Nicholas, Daniel P. Zachariah, and Sarah, who was the wife of Jacob Tilman, and removed to Tennessee. Most of the sons were considerable land owners in the southern part of the country, particularly on the lower Hardware. Some of them also transacted a lucrative business in transporting freight on James River, and the canal. HARDIN P. emigrated to Alabama. In 1821 Robert in a quarrel fatally stabbed Thompson Noel, a tavern keeper in Scottsville, and fled the country. It is said he went to Memphis, Tenn., and in course of time acquired a large fortune. A great granddaughter of the first John Lewis was the first wife of the late Christopher Gilmer, and a great grandson, Zachariah, recently died in Nelson county, immediately above the mouth of Rockfish River. A similarity of names suggests a relationship between this family and that first mentioned.
[Note by Dianne: The first John above did not marry a daughter of Samuel Shelton - his son John (b 1749) did & was called out in Samuelís will 1793 as John Lewis, Jr. It is believed Samís daughter was already dead at the time of the will - she is not mentioned by name. It is only speculation that her name was Sarah Shelton. John Jr. married 2)Sarah Thompson & had Sarah, John Waddy, & Elizabeth. He is the John that died 1804. Owen, father of the above listed children died before 1811.]
Information Bobbie Howell received from Nettie Brown Sparks:
Owen Lewis married Sarah Perkins 8-15-1756 in Virginia, the daughter of Hardin and Sarah Price Perkins of Fluvanna County, Virginia. Owen Lewis died in 1805. The children of Owen and Sarah Lewis are: HARDIN LEWIS, Daniel Lewis, Zachariah Lewis, William P. Lewis, John Owen Lewis, Robert Lewis, Howell Lewis, Susan Lewis, Sarah Lewis, and Nicholas Lewis.
HARDIN P. LEWIS lived in Buckingham County, Virginia. He had two children: Emeline and Arthur M. Lewis. Emeline moved to Talucah Alabama and Arthur M. moved to Sumpter County Alabama and was overseer for his uncle Nicholas Lewis; plantation in Sumpter County, Alabama.
[Note by Dianne: There were several other children that all died young.]
In a book Our Texas Grandparents The Hamilton Sisters Volume 1 compiled by Virginia Lee (Meador) Cox-LeMay
Page 39 - she states that Emiline Mildred (Lewis) Walkerís bible showed the name of HARDIN beside NANCY INGRAM. That reference & John C. Nunnally as one of the Administrators of HARDIN P. LEWISís Estate Settlement let her to the Nunnally connection.
Virginia shows a Deed of Gift From Rachel Nunley to daughter NANCY I. LEWIS.
[Note by Dianne: I have obtained a copy of the original deed & I believe it says NANCY J. NUNALY. The middle initial for NANCY seems to be the same as the first letter in the name James & John. Other references show her to be NANCY JANE NUNALLY. I wonder if she could have been previously married to a Mr. Ingram before she married HARDIN PERKINS LEWIS.]
Book H Page 569 Madison County, Alabama July 7, 1823 Deed of Gift
Rachel Nunley } State of Alabama Madison county
TO } Deed of Gift } Know all men by these presents that I Rachel
James B. Nunley & ali }Nunley of the sd State and County for and in consideration of the natural love and affection that I bear to James B. Nunley, John C. Nunley of the sd, State and County and NANCY J. LEWIS (wife of HARDIN P. LEWIS) of Morgan County & said State as well as for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said James B. Nunley for himself as well as for John C. Nunley and NANCY J. LEWIS at or before the unsealing of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said James B. Nunley, John C. Nunley and NANCY J. LEWIS their executors administrators and assigns. That is to say to NANCY J. LEWIS a Negro man Harry about twenty-five years old, unto the said NANCY J. LEWIS her executors administrators forever, & I do hereby as aforesaid give and grant unto the said James B. Nunley a Negro man named Buck about twenty-five years old and a Negro boy named Samuel about nineteen years old unto him the said James B. Nunley his heirs assigns executors and administrators and I do hereby as aforesaid give and grant unto the said John C. Nunley one Negro woman named Hannah eighteen years old and one Negro boy named James about seventeen years old unto him the said John C. Nunely his heirs assigns & (e?) and I do further five and grant unto my tow sons James. B. Nunley & John C. Nunley equally between them three head of horses one yolke of oxen one cow and all my household furniture & plantation lands and my part of the crop now growing to them the said James B. Nunley and John C. Nunley their heirs assigns executors & administrators forever and the said Rachel Nunley for herself has been executors administrators the aforesaid property and every part and parcel of it as it is here described, given and allotted unto the said James B. Nunley, John C. Nunley and NANCY J. LEWIS their executors administrators heirs and assigns against the claim of her the said Rachel Nunley her executors administrators or assigns and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend them by these presents. In witness whereof I have hereby hereunto set my hand and affixed by seal this 5th day of July AD. 1823. HB erasure 9th line from the bottom
John C. Gibbons Rachel X Nunley
Robert W. Roberts mark
Branch R. Roberson
THE DEEDS OF AMHERST CO, VA 1761-1807 & ALBEMARLE CO, VA 1748-1763 by Davis 975.5482 D page 393
p. 473 17 Feb 1803. Jas Lewis, Cornelius Nevil, Rowland Edmunds & Lucy, Clough Shelton & wife Mary, Saml. Edmunds & wife Esther, ac to Zach. Nevil, ac. for L213-7-6, 142 1/4 acres. Lines: S fork Rockfish, Jas Nevil, Zach. Nevil, Cornl. Nevil, Peter Legrand, Dutch Creek road. There is doubt whether brothers and sisters of Jas. Nevil, in case he dies without issue would not be entitled to tract by virtue of their father's will; they rel. all rights, Wit: HARDIN P. LEWIS, Jno B. West, Jno Staples
Buckingham Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds 1782-1814 975.5634 Ward
Volume 1 pp.226-7
Nunnally, Barnett/Bernard. 1799 to 1814. Bought: 1799 - 220 AC from John N. (?Nunnally). 1804 - 391 AC from Guer. (?Guerrant). 1822 - 125 AC from H. LEWIS?. Sold: 1807 - 100 AC to David Nowlin. 1810 - 250 AC on Muddy Creek (10NE) to Thomas E. Pleasants. 1813/1814 Location: residence on Slate River (11NE).
Volume 2 p.266
Nunnally, James B. 1818 - bought 169 AC on Sharps Creek (16NE) from Curtis Nunnally, and 169 AC on Sharps Creek (16NE) from John Nunnally. 1819 - sold 338 AC to HARDIN P. LEWIS.
Morgan County, Alabama Book 1 p 88-9 Jan 1826
Orphans Court January 15th 1826
Ordered by the court that Nicholas Lewis and John C. Nunnally be and they are hereby appointed administrators of the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS and that they enter into bond in the penal sum of Twenty thousand dollars which was done with Wm King Sylvestus B. Walker and Whitfield W. Walker their securities and the said Administrators took the oath required by law where upon it was ordered that Letters of Administration Issue to the said Nicholas Lewis and the said John C. Nunnally which was accordingly done.
State of Alabama Orphans Court - Saturday
Morgan County 29th day of April 1826
This day came Nicholas Lewis one of the Administrators of the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd and returned an Inventory of the personal Estate of the said HARDIN P. LEWIS which was ordered to be recorded.
On motion of Nicholas Lewis Adm. of the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd ordered by the court that William King, William Read and Mason Briding Senr be and they are hereby appointed to appraise the personal Estate of the said HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd where upon the said over aforesaid made a return of the appraisal value of the Estate of the said HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd which was sworn to as the law directs and ordered to be recorded.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 2 p 136-141
An inventory of property Belonging to the estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS
First 21 Negroes as follows - Jim, Lucy, Richard, Hary, Lonmon, King, Elvey, & Two child, Nancy & three Child, Lucky & one child, Fanny & three children and Sarah & two children Six head of horses one mule 2 Heifers 16 lbs. Corn 5 hoes 3 Plows 1 Lot of Gear C. C. Saw 3 B Bridles 3 singletrees 4 Geres 3 Clvis 1 Hd Saw Lot of Tea Ware & Table 2 Doz Silver Teaspoons 1 silver ladle 1 Jug & Canister 1 Tea pot one lot ware 1 fine gold Watch 3 Beds & furniture Stays & Harness 20 yt Baling 1 trunk 1 harnes 10 Chairs 1 side sallle 2 spinning wheels 1 loom 1 mans saddle Piggins Trays & Sifters 1 pr steel yards 2 Augers 1 shot gun 1 lot castings 1 foot lute 1 D Knife 3 Bu Salt 1 Lot of Pork 1 Large Slap Bottle 1 Pad lock 1 Waggon 9 Stacks fodder 7 Head fat hogs 20,000# seed cotton 16 head stock hogs.
An Inventory made out by the Administrators
January 18th 1826 Nicholas Lewis Administrator of the Estate
HARDING P. LEWIS Decest
State of Alabama Personally appeared Nicholas Lewis before me Morgan County William Skidmore an acting justice of the peace in and for the county of Morgan and state aforesaid and made oath that the within inventory contains a correct amount of all the goods and chattels rights of and debts due and according to HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd at the time of his death which have come to his knowledge in possession
Sworn to before me on the 29th May W. Skidmore J.P.
Appraised Bill of the estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd
Jim $450,00 Leroy $500.00 Richd $550 $1500.00
Harry $550.00 Lonnon $500.00 1050.00
Elvey & 2 child $650.00 Nancy & 3 child $750.00 1400.00
Lucky & 1 child 550 dols Fany & 3 child 400 950.00
King $350.00 Sarah & 2 Children $300 650.00
Black horse $30.00 B Mare 90.00 120.00
Yearlin Colt $25.00 1 Do 3 years old $50 75.00
One Mule 50.00 1 colt 11.00 1 mare 65 126.00
2 Heifers $16.00 16 Barrel Corn 2.00 48.00
5 N Hoes 3.75 3 plow hoes 3.75 7.50
1 Lot gear 4.00 C.C. Saw 2.50 6.50
3 B Bridles 5.25 3 Singletrees 2.00 7.25
4 axes & 8 Clevis 5.50 1 hand saw 2.50 8.00
1 lot Tea ware & Table 18.00 18.00
7/12 Dz S Spoons 15.00 1 Dz Do 18.00 33.00
1 Silver T Ladle 12.00 1 Dz Tea spoons 12.00 24.00
1 Jug & Tin Canister 3.00 One tin pot 3 6.00
1 Lot Earthin ware 2.00 1 gold watch 40 42.00
1 bed & furniture 35.00 1 do 36.00 71.00
l lot over lids 14.00 1 c Reel 1.50 15.50
1 Bed & furniture 24.00 1 Lot C Lids 12.00 36.00
1 Lot Horness 1.00 20 yd Baling 6.66 7.66
1 Trunk .50 1 Hamer .37 10 chairs 4.00 4.87
1 side sadle $10.00 2 spinning wheels 4 14.00
1 Loom 4.00 one mans sadle 4.50 8.50
Piggins Trays & Sifters 2.50 Steelyards 2.50 5.50
2 Augers 1.00 1 shot gun 4.00 5.50
1 lot castings 5.00 7 foot tub 1.00 6.00
1 Drawing Knife 75 .75
3 Bushels Salt 4.50
Lot of Prok $30.00 Pomols & connen 1.50 31.50
1 L bottle 1.00 1 p. Lock 50 1 waggon 90 91.50
9 Stacks fodder 75 cts pr lb 45.00
7 Head hogs 11.00 11.00
20,000 Cotton 400 lb 400.00
16 head hogs & stock 24 ct 24.00
We William Read William King & Marion Breeadington do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct valuation of the property made by us there described on the 20th day of January 1826 belonging to the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd Wm. King
Marion X Breeding
State of Alabama Personally appeared before me W. Skidmore
Morgan County an acting Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid the above named William King William Read and Mason Breeding Sen who swore to and subscribed the foregoing certificate this 29th day April 1826 W. Skidmore JP
A sale bill of the estate of H. P. LEWIS Decd D.C.
1826 Nicholas Lewis Do to P. Fraces 1.25
Aug To 2 Blind bridles 2.25 2 horses 50 3 Augers 1 3.75
1 Lot Iron 2.00 2 axes 40 cts 1 Tea pot 2.50 4.90
1 counter price 6.75 1 Black Mare 87.25 94.00
1 Mewl 71.00 Waggon 82.00 1 wheel 87 cts 153.87 1/2
1 lot gear 98 cts 1 check reel 2.00 2.87 1/2
1 P Tea this 75 6 3/4 Lot Feathers 233 1/3 3.00
1826 Sylvanus B. Walker Dr
Jany 26 1 Pr Frances 125 1 lot of hames 50 1 bridle 125 3.00
2 Hors 150 3 clerses 1.18 3/4 2 plows 15 1/4 4.25
1 plow & hoe 93 2 axes 150 1 Tab 25 2.68 3/4
1 sett knives & forks 1.00 1 lot plates 274 1 do 2.37 6.12 1/2
1 side sadle 7.25 1 Bed & furniture 30.00 37.25
1 sett table spoon 21.25 1 set tea spoons 5.00 26.25
1 pitcher etc 1.50 2 pad locks 1.12 2.62 1/2
10 chairs 5.00 Bed cloaths 6.00 11.00
1 set harness & bottle 1.25 pr steel yard 2.00 3.25
459 lb pickle Pork @ 4 1/8 18.18 1/4
1 Horse 31.25 25 1/2 lbs corn 2.50 33.75
hire of Lorren Lucy & Lucky 294.25
Tea & Cager 2.25 1 wheel 1.25 3.75
1 Dry hide 1.56 1/4 1 Trunk 56 1/4 2.12 1/2
1 Hammer 25 16 stock hogs 15.00 15.25
5,000 lb seed cotton 3.21 pr scd 160.50
1 c c saw 75 1 pot 56 1/4 a for chin 4.62 5.93
164 lb salt @ 3 cts pr lb 4.92
3 stacks fodder 8.77
1 Roan Coalt 21.25
1826 Whitfield W. Rodgers D.C.
Jany 20th To 1 bed 8.75 1 coffee mill 1.75 10.50
1 lot dishes etc. 2.62 1 silver ladle 13.50 16.12 1/2
To 1/2 Doz Table spoons 17.25 1 do tea spoons 7.25 24.50
Nancy & child hire 61.00 1 Milk cow 12.00 73.00
Hire of King 45.00 45.00
1826 R. J. Marge Do D.C.
Jany 20 To hire of Harry 106.50
Fleming Hire 32.25
3 Stacks follder 8.50
1 lot coopers Ware 93 3/4 pail & sifters 1.18 3/4 1.12 1/2
1 Hoggin 25 1 mans sadle 5.00 5.25
James Kay do To 1 our paid .75
James Scarborough Dr
T 31 yd Bailing 33 9.33
Simpson Foster Dr charged to Sylvanus Walker
1 Black Colt 21.25
William King Dr
the hire of Richard 122.00
3 stacks fodder 12.59
1 pan shucks 1.00
Peyton Spence Dr
To 1 Bed & furniture 30.00
George R Van Cleave Dr 1 bay mare $100.00
H. Smithton 1 Black Colt 70.00
Harry Finch Small roan Colt 130.00
Mr. Danforth To hire of Elvey 70.00
1 candle stand & snuffers 1.50
G. Burnett Dr To 5.00 cotton 3.20)
Do Cotton @ 3.30) $254.18
Thomas Andrews Dr to all the balance at 3.50 per Hd $183.87 1/2
Nicholas Lewis $2038.05 1/4
Administrator of H. P. LEWIS Decd
State of Alabama Personally appeared Nicholas Lewis before me Morgan County William Skidmore an acting Justice of the peace in and for the county of Morgan and state aforesaid and made oath that the within is a correct account of the sales of the property therein described of the Estate of HARDING P. LEWIS Decd sworn to before me this 29th April 1826 W. Skidmore JP
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 2 p 149
An Inventory additional to a former one of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS Decd A receipt given to the above Decd by Howel Lewis of Virginia for two notes of hand made by Edward H. Mosley amounting together to fifteen hundred and twenty six dollars Sep 30th 1826
Sworn to in open court Nicholas Lewis Adm
Test M. C. Houston Clk C. C.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 3 p82
State of Alabama Whereas we John McKinzie William Thompson
Morgan County William Read & William King have met this day according to an order from the Orphans court of the county of Morgan to divide the estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS among the Daughters Viz. Sarah P. Lewis now Sarah P. Rodgers, Emaline M. Lewis now Emaline M. Walker, Arthur M. Lewis and Daniel O. Lewis. We report that said court according to said order that we have appraised and add used notes the negroes of the said estate in the order as follows viz. Emiline M. Walker drew lot No 1. claiming the following Negroes Nancy Cate Richard Lemor Valued to Five hundred dollars Evey and her child valued to five hundred dollars Michel valued at one hundred and seventy five dollars Richard Junior valued at one hundred and fifteen dollars Lee valued at Two hundred dollars this lot amounting to one thousand three hundred and ninety dollars
Sarah P. Rodgers drew Lot no 2 containing the following negroes Nancy Lewis valued at four hundred & fifty dollars Susan valued at three hundred and seventy five dollars Porter valued at Two hundred and seventy five dollars Macojok valued at one hundred and seventy five dollars and Mary Tom valued at one hundred and seventy five dollars this lot amounting to one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.
Daniel O. Lewis drawed the Lot No. 3 containing the following negroes namely thereby valued at four hundred dollars Nancy valued to four hundred dollars, Mitchel valued to one hundred and twenty five dollars, Archelias valued at one hundred dollars and James valued to three hundred and fifty dollars this lot amounting to one Thousand and seventy five dollars.
And Lot No. 4 was drawn by Arthur M. Lewis containing the following Negroes namely Landon Valued at four hundred and fifty dollars, King valued at three hundred Dollars, Flemon Valued at Two hundred and seventy five, Lucy Ann Valued at one hundred and twenty five dollars, Fany and her child Roseta valued a one hundred and twenty five dollars and Hanah valued at one hundred dollars this Lot amounting to one Thousand three hundred and seventy five dollars. We also Report that Administrators on said State apply money belonging to the same so as to make Lots Numbers two, three, and four amounting in value with Lot numbers one being one thousand three hundred and ninety dollars.
Given under our hands this first day of January year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty eight. William Thompson Wm King Wm Read John McKenzie
This to certify that the above campaigner was duly qualified to make the division of the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS among the Legetees before me given under hand and seal this lst day of January 1828.
Nath Evans SEAL
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 3 p 198
An Inventory additional to a former one of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS Decd
A receipt given to the above Decd by Howell Lewis of Virginia For two notes of hand made by Edward H. Moseley amounting together to fifteen hundred and twenty five dollars Sep 30th 1826
Sworn to in open court Nicholas Lewis Adm.
Test. McHornton Clk
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 3 p 200-2
Inventory of the Estate of Arthur M. Lewis Recd by Nicholas Lewis
1828 Jan 1st Recd Landon valued at 450.00
Lucy Ann 125.00
Fanney & Child Rasetter 125.00
1828 Jan 1st Hired Lonnon $74.00
1829 Jan 1st Flemming 17.31 1/4
1830 Jan 4th King 70.50
March 24 Recd his dividend of the
personal estate of H. P. LEWIS decd 570.59 1/3
State of Alabama Personally appeared Nicholas Lewis before me
Morgan County Charles W. Peters Judge of the County Court of said County and made oath that the foregoing contains a correct Inventory of the Estate of Arthur M. Lewis which has come to his hands as guardian up to this date March 24th 1830.
Sworn to before March Nicholas Lewis Guardian
24th 1830 C. W. Peters Judge of A. M. Lewis
Nicholas Lewis Guardian
1829 To Arther M. Lewis Dr.
January 1 to Hire of Negroes in 1828 $123.50
1830 January 1 to Hire of Negroes in 1829 127.06 1/4
March 24 to amt of dividend of H. P. LEWIS Estate 570.59.1/3
Interest on ballance of debet of 1829 5.00
April 7 By amt paid W. Rogers for Bord 40.00
No 2 By amt paid Aaron Root 3.59
No 3 By amt paid W. Rogers 15.56
No 4 By amt paid S. B. Walker for)
Keeping Fanney for year 1828) 53.75
1830 March 6
No 5 By amt paid W. Rogers for Bord 1829 50.00
No 6 By amt paid W. Rogers 47.52
No 7 By amt paid W. Rogers for Schooling 1828&9 16.00
March 24 By amt of Cort fees 3.50
The above contains a correct report of the money received and
expended up to this date march 24th 1830
Sworn to & subscribed Nicholas Lewis Guardian
before me March 4th 1830 for A. M. Lewis
Ch W. Peters Judge
Inventory of the Estate of Daniel O. Lewis
Recd by Nicholas Lewis his guardian Jany 7
1828 Recd Nancy $400.00
Jany 1 Recd Henry valued at $400.00
Hired Henry for $59.00
Nancy & children 10.00
Jany 1829 James 50.00
Nancy & children 12.75
Jany 4 1830 Henry 80.00
Nancy & children 10.00
March 24 Recd his dividend of personal)
Estate of H. P. LEWIS decd 570.59 1/3
State of Alabama)
Morgan County) personally appeared Nicholas Lewis before me Charles W. Peters Judge of the county court of said county and made oath that the forgoing contains a correct Inventory of the Estate of Daniel O. Lewis which has come to his hands as guardian up to this date March 24th 1830 Nicholas Lewis guardian
Sworn to & subscribed of Daniel O. Lewis
before me March 24th 1830
Ch W. Lewis Judge
Nicholas Lewis Guardian
1829 To Daniel O. Lewis Dr
Jany 1 to hire of negroes in 1828 $156.00
1830 Jany 1 To hire of Negroes in 1829 124.75
March 24 to amt of dividend of H. P. LEWIS Exr 570.59
To Interest of balance of debt in 1829 10.00
1828 Contra 861.34
April 7 No 1 By amt paid W. Rogers for Bord $ 40.00
No 2 By amt paid Aaron Root 3.59
1829 Jany 1 No 3 By amt paid
W. Rogers for Clothing 1829 12.00
1830 March 6 No 4 By amt paid
W. Rogers for Boad in 1829 50.00
No 5 By amt paid W. Rogers for clothing 36.46
By amt paid for schooling in 1828&9 16.00
No 7 By amt paid for making cloths 5.62 1/2
By amt of court fees 3.50
________ 167.17 1/2
The above contains a correct report of the money received and expended up to this date March 25 1830
Sworn to & subscribed Nicholas Lewis
before me this 24th March 1830
Ch. W. Peters Judge Guardian of D. O. Lewis
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 3 p 219-20
Amount of the Hire of Negroes belonging to the estate of HARDIN P
LEWIS for the year 1827 Viz
Richard to William King for $106.00
Lonnon to Whitfield Rogers 105.00
Louis to S. B. Walker 100.00
Harry to " 92.00
James to D. Ballew 110.50
King to W. W. Rogers 64.00
Elvey & child to Wm. King 46.00
Vickey & child to W. W. Rogers 89.00
Nancy & child to S. B. Walker 60.00
Flemming to W. W. Rogers 40.00
Lea & Ceyer to " 10.00
Fanny & child paid S. B. Walker for _______
Keeping thru the year $53.7 $822.00
Personally appeared Nicholas Lewis one of the Administrators of the Estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd before Charles W. Peters Judge of the county court of Morgan County & made oath that the foregoing contains a correct Statement of the Hire of the negroes of said Estate for the year 1827
Sworn to & subscribed Nicholas Lewis
this 3rd day of March
1830 before me Ch W. Peters Judge
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 28
This day came Nicholas Lewis into open court and being duly appointed guardian of Meriwether Lewis, infant heir of HARDIN P. LEWIS, decd who appeared and entered into bond with security as the law directs...
Decr 3rd 1827
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 31
On the motion of Nicholas Lewis ordered by the court that the said Nicholas Lewis be and he is hereby appointed guardian of Daniel Owen Lewis, infant son of HARDIN P. LEWIS, decd and the said Lewis having entered into bond with security Letters were accordingly.
? ...27 December 1827
On the motion of Nicholas Lewis Admr of the estate of HARDIN P. LEWIS Decd ordered by the court that William King Elbert H. Thompson William Read John McKenzie & William Thompson be and they are hereby appointed as commissioners to make an equal Dividend of the Estate of the said Decd among the legatees thereof towit Sarah P. Rogers formerly Sarah P. Lewis Emaline Walker formerly Emaline Lewis Merriwether Lewis and Daniel Owen Lewis According to the number and value and that they majority of them make report to this court on the last Saturday in January next how they have acted on the premises.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 39
Orphans Court Special Term March 5th 1828
This day came Nicholas Lewis Admr of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS decd and made a return of the apportionment of the Estate of the said decd amongst the Legatees of the said Decd of the negroes of the said Estate which was ordered to be recorded.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 69
Ordered by the court that Nicholas Lewis guardian of the infant heirs of H. P. LEWIS decd be cited to appear before the Judge of the County Court of Morgan County of the last Saturday in January next to show cause why he has not reported as the law directs.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 110
Orphans Court Special term March 4th 1830 present the Honl. Chas. R. Peters Judge
This day came Nicholas Lewis Admr of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS Decd and made a return of the hire of the negroes for the year 1827 which was ordered to be admitted to Record.
Ordered by the court that Nicholas Lewis & John C. Nunally admrs of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS Decd be and are allowed the sum of four hundred and fifty three dollars forty eight cents for expenses incurred by the administrators in the administration of the said Decedents estate.
This day came Nicholas Lewis and John C. Nunnally Admr of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS decd and filed their receipts and vouchers of the administration of the estate of said decedent for final settlement it is therefor ordered by the court that Publication be made in some News paper printed in Huntsville for all person interested in said estate to appear at the court house on the town of Somerville on the fourth Monday in April next to show cause if any they have or can why the Receipts and vouchers should not be allowed & finally settled and admitted to record.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 114
Orphans Court Special Term March 26th 1830 Present the Honl Ch. W. Peters Judge
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis and made a return of the Inventory of the property & effect which had come to his hands as guardian which was ordered to be entered of Record.
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of D. O. Lewis infant son of H. P. LEWIS decd & made a return of the Inventory of the property & effect which has come to his hands which was ordered to be recorded.
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis infant son of H. P. LEWIS decd and made a report as guardian aforesaid which was ordered to be admitted of Record.
This day came Nicholas Lewis guardian of D. O. Lewis infant son of H. P. LEWIS Decd and made a report as guardian aforesaid which was ordered to be admitted of Record.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 121
Ordered by court that the final settlement of the Estate of H. P. Lewis Decd be continued until the fourth Monday in May next.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 126
This day came Nicholas Lewis one of the Admrs of the Estate of H. P. LEWIS decd who had here to fore filed his receipts & vouchers for final settlement and it appearing that the legal notice had been given and no objection having been made it is ordered & decreed by the court viz I Charles W. Peters Judge of the County Court of Morgan County State of Alabama do certify that I have carefully examined and audited the foregoing account and find it fairly stated and supported by vouchers and that said administrator Nicholas Lewis in indebted to the Legatees of said HARDIN P. LEWIS decd the sum of three thousand six hundred and forty seven dollars and thirty cents which I order and decree shall be paid to the Legatees in the following proportions to wit to Sylvanus B. Walker in right of his wife Emaline M. Walker the sum of Eight hundred and ninety dollars & Ninety four & 1/2 cents & Whitfield Rogers in the right of his wife Sarah P. Rogers the sum of Nine hundred and thirty eight dollars and sixty six & 1/2 cents and to the guardian of Daniel O. Lewis the sum of nine hundred and eight dollars & 84 1/2 cents and to the guardian of Arthur M. Lewis the sum of Nine hundred and eight dollars & eighty four 1/2 cents given under my hand and seal this 24th day of May 1830
(signed) Ch. W. Peters Judge
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 4 p 234
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis and made his Annual report of the effects in his hands belonging to his said ward which was ordered to be entered of record.
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Danl O. Lewis and filed his annual report of all the effects in his hands belonging to his said ward which was ordered to be admitted of record.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 5 p 47
State of Alabama Orphans Court special term April 11
Morgan County 1834 present the Honl. E. R. Wallace Judge
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis Infant Heir of HARDIN P. LEWIS decd and made report of all the effects of his said ward which had come to his hands since his last report which report was sworn to and ordered to be entered of record.
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Daniel O. Lewis Infant son of HARDIN P. LEWIS decd and made report of all the effects of his said ward which has come to his hands since his last report which as sworn to and ordered to be entered of record.
This day came Nicholas Lewis one of the appraisers appointed by the court to appraise the personal property of Cooley Whitney decd and made return of such appraisement which was sworn to and ordered to be entered of record.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 5 p 117-9
State of Alabama At a special term of the Orphans Court
Morgan County for said county began and held this 6th
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of A. M. Lewis and his said ward being personally present (it is here agreed and ordered to be - marked out) and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said ward is of lawful age and is entitled to receive of his guardian all the property real and personal and effects which have been in possession of his guardian and the accounts and vouchers having been examined it is ordered & decreed that Nicholas Lewis guardian as aforesaid pay over to his ward Arthur M. Lewis all the notes for the hire of his wards negroes now in his possession & it is further ordered and decreed that the said Nicholas Lewis pay to his said ward the sum of fifteen hundred dollars the amt of money due him said ward. Ordered that the following agreement of the parties in open court be entered of record viz the guardian is to receive for his compensation such in place of commissions allowed by the court, the interest upon his wards funds in his hands after which allowance the aforesaid fifteen hundred dollars & the notes aforesaid are to be paid over and the said ward having acknowledged entire satisfaction of his claims upon his said guardian it is ordered by the court that the said Nicholas Lewis be and he is hereby entirely released from his guardianship aforesaid. E. R. Wallace
State of Alabama At a special term of the orphans court began
Morgan County and held on the 7th day of November 1835 present the Honl E. R. Wallace Judge
This day came Nicholas Lewis guardian of D. O. Lewis Heir of H. P. LEWIS decd and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said D. O. Lewis is of lawful age and entitled to receive of his guardian all his property both Real & Personal and effects which may have come to his hands as guardian aforesaid and the accounts and vouchers having been examined It is ordered and decreed by the court that Nicholas Lewis Guardian as aforesaid pay to his said Ward thirteen hundred and one dollars & 13 3/4 cents being the amount in his hands as his wards part of the personal property of H. P. LEWIS Decd together with the hire of his said wards Negroes to this date.
This day came Nicholas Lewis Guardian of D. O. Lewis and also his said ward being personally present and by consent of the parties aforesaid it is ordered by the court that Nicholas Lewis guardian as aforesaid reserve the Interest according on the funds in his hands as a compensation or her services in for care of the usual commissions allowed in such cases.
On motion of N. Lewis guardian of D. O. Lewis and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that said N. Lewis had fully paid off his said ward all dues to him it is ordered that said N. Lewis be and he is hereby discharged from his guardianship aforesaid.
This day came N. Lewis guardian of D. O. Lewis and made a report of his guardianship which ordered to be entered of Record.
Ordered by the court that the account current this day produced by N. Lewis as guardian of D. O. Lewis be entered of Record.
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 6 p 74-5
An account of Arthur M. Lewis with his 1831 Guardian Nicholas Lewis
Jany 1st to amount of Hire of Negroes for 1831
Due Jany 1st 1832 $214.25
1831 Credit $216.25
February 2nd By amount of Voucher No 3 117.85
March 3d By amount of Voucher 4 13.50
21st By amount of Voucher 51.50 _______
By amount of Expenses of keeping Fanny &
children for the year 2829 & 1830 80.00
I certify that the foregoing account is the 21 day of $212.85
Sworn to before me this 21st of May 1831. Nicholas Lewis
Ch W. Peters Judge
I Charles W. Peters Judge of the County court of Morgan County State of Alabama do certify that I have carefully examined and audited the foregoing account and find it correctly stated and fairly supported by vouchers and do therefore order it to entered of Record this
23rd day of May 1831
Ch W. Peters Judge
An account current of Nicholas Lewis guardian of Daniel O. Lewis
with his ward
1831 Jany To amount of Hire of Negroes due the
1st of January 1832 belonging to said ward $165.50
Credit ________ $165.50
1831 Feb 2nd By amount of Voucher No. 1 79.97
9th By amount of Voucher No. 2 1.81 1/4
May 21st By amount of Voucher No. 3 1.50
_______ 83.10 1/2
I certify that the foregoing account is correct to the best of my recollection this 21st day of May 1831Sworn to before me this 21st of May 1831
Ch W. Peters Judge
I Charles W. Peters Judge of the County Court of Morgan County State of Alabama do certify that I have carefully examined and audited the foregoing account and find it to be correctly stated and fairly supported by vouchers and do therefore order it to be entered of record this 23rd of May 1831.
Ch. W. Peters Judge
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 6 p 124
Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis in receipt with his ward to January 23rd 1830
1830 March 4 To amt due for term to court of this date $596.23 1/2
1832 Jany 10th To Hire of Negroes due this date per
return to court of 21st May 1831 being balance due 1.40
To amt of Interest to January 25th 1832 87.44
Credits 685.07 1/2
1832 Jany By amt pd John M. Patrick Voucher No. 1 2.50
James S. Haynes 2 4.75
W. W. Rodgers 3 3.26
Critcher & Co. 4 39.69
E. M. Massey 5 18.32
W. W. Rodgers 6 50.00
John S. Ware 7 6.00
By amt for Keeping woman & children for the year 1831 40.00
1832 Jany 23rd Amt of to this date to court 8.75
A Return of the Hire of Negroes $571.60
for the year 1832 due Jany 1st 1833
London a man Hired for $105.00
King a man 81.50
Flemming a man 60.00
I certify that the foregoing is a correct return of the hire of the negroes of my ward for the 1832 payments made by me this 25th Jany 1832 Sworn to before me this 23d Jany 1832 Nicholas Lewis
Charles W. Peters Judge
I Charles W. Peters Judge of the County Court of Morgan County State of Alabama do certify that I have carefully examined and audited the foregoing accounts and find it correctly stated and fairly supported by vouchers and do therefore order it to be entered of Record This 23rd January 1832 Charles W. Peters Judge.
Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Danl O. Lewis in act with his ward for
1831 to Jany 23rd 1832
1830 March 24th To acct as per return of their
date to court $694.16 1/2
1832 Jany 1st amt due from hire of negroes as per
returns to court bearing date 21st May 1831 82.39
To amt of Interest to 23rd Jany 1832 on the books 102.22
1832 Jany 7 By amt paid E. W. Massey Voucher No 1 6.40
Crutcher & Marsh 2 16.42
W. W. Rodgers 4 50.00
Amt of fur to the court to this date 8.75
Return of Hire of Negroes for year 1832 93.98
and due 1st January 1833 $784.79 1/2
Nancy & Children Hired for $ 20.25
James Hired for 80.00
I certify that the foregoing is a correct account of the Hire of Negroes of my said ward for the year 1832 and of the payments made by me this 23d January 1832 Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 23rd January 1832
Charles W. Peters Judge
Morgan County, Alabama Bk 6 p 229-30
Nicholas Lewis Guardian of Arthur M. Lewis In acct with his ward
1832 Jany 23 To amt due ward as per report of this date $511.60 1/2
Interest on Same to this date 30.06
1833 Jany 1st Hire of Negroe London 105.00
Hire of Negroe Man King 81.50
Hire of Negore Man Flemming 60.00
Amt of Credits 244.46
Amount in guardian hands this date $205.57
By Keeping Negroe Woman & children $ 80.00
By paying James Ross as per V 1 .50
By paying Payne & Simons 2 21.25
By paying Crutcher & Marsh 3 4.62 1/2
By paying W. W. Rogers 4 12.00
By paying W. W. Rogers 5 24.87 1/2
By paying James Ross 6 .50
By paying Crutcher & Marsh 7 4.69
By paying Metcalf & Conally 8 8.27
By paying J. Moffet 9 16.00
By paying Wm. P. Young 10 26.25
By paying R. Mason 11 6.00
By paying Ewing & McDonnell 12 10.00
By paying fees on last report 13 8.75
By paying John Kirkland 14 7.50
By paying fees on this report 5.25
Hire of Negroes for the year 1833 and the first day of January 1834
Hire of Negroe boy Flemming is $75.75 cents Negro Boy London $100.50 Negroe King $89.75
Sworn to and subscribed before me the 11th April 1834
Nicholas Lewis Guardian
M. Mc Mac Kenzie Clerk
I certify that I have examined and audited the foregoing account and find it correct and satisfactorily supported by Vouchers and therefore I order it to be entered of record E. R. Wallace JudgeNicholas Lewis In Acct with his ward Daniel O. Lewis
1832 Jany 23rd To amt as per report of this date $ 93.98
1824 Apl 11th Interest on same to this date 18.38
1833 Hire of Nancy & Children 20.25
Hire of Negroe Boy Henry 80.00
Hire of Negro Boy James 80.00
Amt in Guardians Hands 135.45
By amt paid W. W. Rogers as per V 1 $50.00
By amt paid Saml Breck 2 3.75
By amt paid fees on last report 3 8.75
By amt paid Crutcher & Marsh 4 4.37 1/2
By amt paid J. S. Haynes 5 1.25
By amt paid John Natrick 6 9.31
By amt paid W. W. Roger 7 3.50
By amt paid Wm. Y Young 8 15.00
By amt paid Wm. S. Young 9 14.25
By amt paid Wofford & Rogers 10 11.54
By amt paid Richardson 11 6.00
By amt paid John P. Farmer 12 5.87 1/2
By amt paid John S. Ward 13 8.00
By amt paid McMassay 14 6.25
By amt paid James Moffitt 15 4.00
By amt paid court fees this date 5.25
Hire of Negroes for the year 2833 due the first day of January 1834 (Viz).
Negroe Boy James $75.00 Negroe woman Nancy $35.00 Negroe Boy Harry $99.75
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th Apl 1834
Nicholas Lewis Guardian
M. McMacKenzie Clk
I E. R. Wallace Judge of the County court of Morgan do hereby certify that I have examined the foregoing account and find it correct and satisfactorily supported vouchers and thereby order it to be entered of Record
Apl 11th 1834 E. R. Wallace Judge
Alabama Records 1848 Page 17
Atkinson, Almond to Emaline M. Walker
14 Oct. 18848 (return dated 15th) by J. W. Lowry, J.P. (Note: Emeline Lewis m. 1824 Sylvanus Walker. In 1850 Almond aged 52 b. Va; Emeline aged 41 b. Va)
Chancery Record A lists the heirs of HARDEN P. LEWIS. The record from which this was taken covers pages 4 through 20. This case was contesting the will of Nicholas Lewis which was in the end dismissed. The Court orphans book this came from is in the Probate Court in Morgan County, Alabama.
Chancery File A p. 4 - 20 NICHOLAS LEWIS (p. 5) of Morgan in the State of Alabama, & that at the time of his death he was a resident citizen of Said County of Morgan.
They further charge that Said Lewis once had the following brothers and Sisters HARDIN P. LEWIS, Zachariah Lewis, Daniel Lewis, John Lewis, William Lewis & Susan Lewis. Said HARDIN P. LEWIS died in the life of said Nicholas Lewis, and left the following children who are heirs at law of said Nicholas to Wit defendant Arther M. Lewis & complainant Emaline, who married Allman Atkinson & Sarah Lewis, said Sarah married one Whitfield Rogers. By this marriage She had the following children Whitfield Rogers, Franklin Rogers, Mary Rogers, who married Jacob Stewart, Evaline Rogers who married J. L. Caldwell, Elvira Rogers, who married Samuel Richardson. Her husband said Rogers died and she married one E. F. Bumpass, by this last marriage she had the following children Hariett, Sophia, Margaret, & Martha Bumpass & then died in the life time of said Nicholas Lewis, leaving all of her said children in life and said children are heirs at law of said Nicholas & part of the complaints, Susan Lewis married one Tilghman by whom she had the following children Thomas O. Tilghman, Nancy Tilgman who married James E. Walpole, Moselle Tilghman who married William Peavy said William Peavy has departed this life. Jacob Tilghman, Sarah Tilghman who married William Holding. Johanna Tilghman now Johanna Walls and a Feuse Sole. And she then departed this life in the lifetime of Said Nicholas Lewis leaving all her children in life except said Jacob, who died in her life time, said Jacob at his death left the following children, Nicholas Tilghman, Jacob F. Tilghman, Agnes Tilghman who married James Clark, Lieut Tilghman, Picayne Tilghman, Fanny Tilghman. The children and grandchildren of said Susan Tilghman the heirs at law of said Nicholas Lewis at his death & all of them are still living and complaints in this will.
They further allow and charge that shortly after the death of said Nicholas Lewis...
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