Fannie and Patience Lewis Denmark
Daughters of Urban & Susan Casey Lewis


"Fifthly at the death of my wife Susan I give and bequeath unto my seven daughters viz Eliza Martin, Polly Martin, Fanny Denmark, Bethena Lewis, Patience Lewis, Susan Lewis & Elizabeth Lewis, all the remainder of my estate herein before loaned to my wife Susan, to be equally divided between them". Will of Urban Lewis, 1847; Wayne County, NC

Wayne County Heritage Book shows Patience Lewis was born March 14, 1825. After the death of her sister, Fannie, she married Joseph Dixon Denmark on December 15, 1844 and died November 11, 1913. [Her Death Certificate states she was born May 1825].

Joseph Dixon Denmark was born 28 May 1818 in Duplin County, NC and died 18 Oct 1884 (aged 76), Goldsboro, NC. Burial Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro. He married 21-year-old Rebecca Lewis on 1 Jan 1837, daughter of Laban Lewis of Wayne. Rebecca died 23 Jun 1837, six months into the marriage and less than a month later, he married her 1st cousin Frances "Fanny" Lewis daughter of Urban Lewis and Susan Casey. They had four named children: Stephen Henry (1838-1896); Rebecca Jane (1839-1917); Joel Jackson (1841-1863); Bethany Eliza (1843-1926)


Wayne County, NC 1840 Census - Indian Springs
Joseph Denmark
1 M under 5
1 M 10-29
1 F under 5
1 F 20-29


Wayne County, NC 1850 Census - South side Neuse River
Joseph Denmark, 32, distiller, born in Duplin County
Patience, 24
Stephen H., 11
Rebecca, 10
Joel L., 8
Bathena, 7
Jas. W., 3
Fanny, 1


Wayne County, NC 1860 Census - Buck Swamp, (Grantham)
J. D. Denmark, 44
Patience, 34
Eliza, 17 (Bathena)
James W., 12
Fanny, 10
Willis, 8
Polly Ann, 6
Buckner, 1

Wayne County, NC 1870 Census - Faison, Duplin County
Joseph Denmark, 54 - farm laborer
Patience, 45
Willis A., 19
Polly A., 16
Buckner, 11
Robert L., 7
Susan, 4

Wayne County, NC 1880 Census - Goldsboro
J. Denmark, 65 - farmer
Patience, 54 - wife
Robert L., 17 - son
Susan, 15 - daughter


From Susan Wintin
This is a typed copy of a true copy with notarized seal.
Lewis Family Records
This is to certify that I, L. Polk Denmark, personally remembers the many visits to our home by my grandmother Patience Lewis Denmark, that all my life I have known that her sister Bethania Lewis married Henderson Martin of Mount Olive, North Carolina, and that when my father, James William Denmark returned from the Civil War in 1865, at the age of 18, he left the farm near Dudley, North Carolina, and lived for a year with "Uncle Henderson and Aunt Theny Denmark," so he could attend the school there with the Martin children. In the January 1911, issue of the Wake Forest Student (Benefactor' Number,) page 373, in his autobiography he tells about this move toward gaining his education. I furthermore certify that I personally abstracted the records of Wayne County Will Book R. 9 - Page 460, and Deed Book 10, Page 44, from the records in the State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina. L. Polk Denmark.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 9th day of February, 1950.
Virginia S. Herring

According to Leonidas Polk Denmark's 1850 application to the NC Society of the Sons of the Revolution it states Patience Lewis Denmark married Joseph Dixon Denmark December 15, Dec 1844.


Indenture made 10 Nov 1851 between James McDuffie and Joseph D. Denmark both of Wayne, for $150 land in Wayne adjacent to the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad near the 12 mile post, county road containing 50 acres. Witness: J. J. Baker. Registered: November Term 1851. Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 22, pg 255

Indenture made 25 Dec 1851 between Joseph D. Denmark and James McDuffie both of Wayne, for $130 land in Wayne adjacent to the Rail Road on John Kornegays line, county road containing 50 acres. Witnesses: Isham Southerland and W. G. Martin. Registered: August Term 1852.Wayne County, NC Register of Deeds; Bk 22, pg 417


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