John Lewis
Son of Urban & Susan Casey Lewis

John Lewis was born ca 1814 and married Abigail Herring on October 1, 1835. She was the daughter of James & Elizabeth Herring.

"Secondly I give & bequeath unto my son John Lewis five shillings, having already given him all I intended. Sixthly I hereby nominate and appoint my son John Lewis Executor of this my last will and testament". Will of Urban Lewis, 1847 Wayne County, NC

1. Elcana Roberts to Abigail Lewis on 21 December 1867 Page 3
Parents of Groom: Richard Roberts and Rebecca Roberts
Parents of Bride: John Lewis and Abbi Lewis
Place of Marriage: John R. Robert. Married by: David McKinney
2. Irvin (Urbin?) Lewis to Laura Sasser on 8 December 1879 Page 19
Parents of Groom: John Lewis and Abby Lewis
Parents of Bride: O.C. Sasser and Nancy Sasser
Place of Marriage: O.C. Sasser. Married by: John A. Andrews, M.G.
Marriage Register 1867-1872, Wayne County, NC

Indenture made 8 Mar 1868 between John Lewis and his wife Abigail Lewis and Urbin Lewis son of the said Lewis and wife Abigail Lewis all of Wayne, for consideration of the love and affection that they have for their son Urbin do convey land in Wayne adjoining the lands of J. R. Roberts, Hannah Harris and others adjacent to Newberne Road, west edge of a prong of Sleepy Creek containing 139 acres. Witnesses not given. Recorded 19 Oct 1869. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 29, pg 410. Deed

Gift Deed, 1879 - Whereas John Lewis Sr. is desirous of securing a comfortable living after he and his wife Abigail Lewis death, for his son James Lewis. Now then this indenture made this the sixth day of March AD 1879 between John Lewis Sr of the first part and James Lewis, son of John Lewis Sr all of Wayne and in consideration of $1 paid for lands adjoining the lands of Simeon Grady, W J Hall & others containing 336 acres. Also any horses, hogs, cattle, sheep or mules, household and kitchen furniture, farming tools, mechanic tools, carts, buggies, wagons and harneses and any credits that may be due. Witness: A T Grady; Registered: Feb'y 6, 1880. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 45, pg 290. Deed

Will of John Lewis - 25 Sep 1896; North Carolina; Wayne County
I, John Lewis, of Wayne County, being of sound mind and memory, do make, declare and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, to wit: I give, devise and bequeath all of my estate and property of every kind and nature whatsoever, real, personal and mixed, unto my son, James Lewis, in fee absolutely, and I appoint my said son executor of this will. In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name, this, the 25th day of September 1896. John Lewis, Sn. - Witnesses: W. B. Bowden and J. W. Grady
North Carolina; Wayne County; In the Superior Court - Upon the foregoing evidence and proof, it is considered and adjudged that the said paper writing, and every part thereof, is the last will and testament of John Lewis, senior, deceased. Let the said will, with this probate, be recorded and filed. This, the 20th day of April, 1897 - C. F. Herring, CSC. NC Archives

Wayne County, NC 1850 Census - South Side Neuse
Jno Lewis, 36, Farmer, Real Estate 1000
Abigal, 36
Eliza, 36
Susan, 13
David, 11
Edney, 10, female
Abigal, 5
Urbin, 3
Zilpha, 1
Bill Brooks, 17, bound boy

Wayne County, NC 1860 Census - Indian Springs
John Lewis, age 46, Farmer, Real Estate 3000, Personal Estate 700
Abagal, 46
David, 21
Abagal, 14
Urban, 13
Zilpha A., 11
John, 8
James, 5

Wayne County, NC 1870 Census - Indian Springs
John Lewis, age 57, Farmer, Real Estate 1400, Personal Estate 655
Abigil, 56
Ann, 21, at home
John, 18, on farm
James, 15, on farm
George Moore, 16, on farm
Lawrence Moore, 11
Henry Moore, 8
Nufy? Sanderson, 10, female

Wayne County, NC 1880 Census - Indian Springs
John Lewis, 66, Farmer
Abigail, 66, keeping house
James, 24, farmer
Fanny G., 22, at home
Henry Moore, 17, grandson

Indenture made March 1, 1843 between William Carraway and John Lewis both of Wayne, for $450 land in Wayne on both sides of Sleepy Creek adjacent to the south side of Doctor's Road, meadow at Slocums corner and containing 225 acres. Witnesses: Urban Lewis and Henderson Martin; Nov'r Term 1844. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 19, pg 385

Urban Lewis Estate, 1847 - Inventory and account of sales of perishable and personal estate of Urban Lewis taken on the 25th day of Feby 1847 by John Lewis his Executor and disposed of in accordance of the will of said deceased viz.

This indenture made the Eight day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and forty seven between Hatch Whitfield of the state of Mississippi and Monroe county of the one part and Numon Pots of the state of North Carolina of Wayne of the other part. Witnesses: John Lewis and Thomas Reaves. [Newman Potts wife was Susan Marinda, sister of John Lewis]. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 20, pg 482 - 1847

13 Apr 1848 - We, Elizabeth Herring, Anne Herring, John Lewis in right of my wife Abigail, Edith Herring, Katy Herring heirs and distributees of the estate of James Herring Jun'r dec'd of the one part and John A Kornegay guardian to the heirs of Joel Herring dec'd, also distributees of said estate have consented and agreed that Benjamin Herring administrator of said James Herring Jr dec'd shall pay out of his estate, the said James, in his hands the sum of $295 to Hatch Whitfield to effect a compromise and settle a dispute and law suit concerning the title to a certain tract of land lying in Wayne on the Horsepen Pocoson and which the said James Herring Jr purchased from William A Whitfield by deed of 12 Jul 1842 and that the said Benjamin Herring as administrator shall take from the said Hatch Whitfield his deed for the said tract containing about 195 3/4 acres. Witness: A W Barwick; May Term 1848. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 21, pg 89

Mortgage - Indenture made 25 Feb 1857 between William Lewis and John Lewis both of Wayne, in consideration of the sum of $210 to me in hand paid in the payment of bonds secured by the said John Lewis, hath bargained, sold and conveyed unto the party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, all the properties by me possessed, my lands bounded as follows: William Kelly, Thomas Reaves and Joel Lewis, one black horse, twelve head of hogs, seven head of cattle, two stacks of fodder, ten barrels of corn, four hundred and fifty pounds of bacon, fifty pounds of lard, to have and to hold the above mentioned properties. The condition of the above is such that whereas of the aforesaid William Lewis shall relieve the said John Lewis by paying the bonds secured by the said John Lewis with lawful interest together with costs &c then this obligation to be utterly null and void, otherwise to remain in full force virtue and effect. Witness: Joel Lewis. Registered 22 Aug 1857. (William, John and Joel were brothers). Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 25, pg 391