Lewter Family Genealogy Forum
Just out of idle curiosity, have any of you guys ever found any more links between the last semi-documented early Luter as in Thomas Luter the one who died intestate in Southampton Va about 1779, I mean anyone have any idea who his spouse was or who were the intervening Luter/Lewters between him and the Thomas Luter who came to Viginia in 1635 and the Henry Luter believed to be his brother and both of them sons of John Luter the last Burgher named Luter I think of Shrewsbury, Shropshire England? I have found a snippet of things here and there, like a John "Luther" in the late 1600's or so who was fined for shouting out "gods blood" on a Sunday after hitting his thumb with a hammer. And a few mentions of land records, but nothing tieing any specific names up to the more documented John and Elizabeth Luter who were members of the Blackwater Baptist Church and all that and John being thought to be the brother of Hardy and Giles who sort of moseyed into NOrth Carolina or rather had it split the land under their feet when the state line between Virginia and NC changed in whatever year it was, I forget for the moment. It is rather vexing regarding the lack of records. Sometimes people of the middle ages I think kept better records than did people's of more recent times. I have had my hardest times finding records on ancestors only 2 or 3 generations back which is rather ridiculous, but then that was in Texas which was a near frontier state until fairly recently. WHen I was a kid there were still parts that were pretty wild, and a few left today but getting harder to find. But in any case I was hoping someone had found enough records to fully hookup John, Hardy, Giles, Matthew I, and tie them in as the sons of Thomas and then by some miracle have found more records on Thomas all the way back to the 1635 Thomas. I can dream can't I.
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