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SOLOMON LUTHER SR. & NELLIE JONES, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, HOMINY, NORTH CAROLINA
Posted by: ROBIN LUTHER (ID *****1506) Date: March 27, 2012 at 09:18:57
In Reply to: ABRAHAM LUTHER, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, HOMINY, NORTH CAROLINA by ROBIN LUTHER of 1396

SOLOMON JEFFERSON LUTHER WAS THE SEVENTH CHILD BORN TO ABRAHAM AND MARY ANN (CHARLES) LUTHER. SOLOMON WAS BORN IN NEWBERRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA ON 19 JAN 1818. ON 14 NOV 1839, HE MARRIED ELLEN NELL JONES. ELLEN, CALLED NELLIE WAS BORN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 19 JAN 1821. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS AND ANNA JONES. SOLOMON AND ELLEN HAD ELEVEN CHILDREN LISTED BELOW:

1. MARY ANN LUTHER BORN: 05 SEP 1840
2. SARAH J. LUTHER BORN: 02 FEB 1842
3. LAURA E. LUTHER BORN: 13 NOV 1843
LAURA AGE 41, NEVER MARRIED, DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 6 AUG
1885. SHE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH
CAROLINA.
4. THOMAS P. LUTHER BORN: NOV 1845
ON 5 JUN 1880, THE CENSUS FOR PORTLAND CITY, MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON LISTED T.
P. LUTHER AS AGE 35. HE WAS LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF H. R. SPANGLE. THOMAS
STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE WAS A ROOMER, HE WORKED AS A POLICEMAN, HE COULD READ
AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN NORTH
CAROLINA AND HIS MOTHER WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
ON 11 JUN 1900, THE CENSUS FOR WHATCOM COUNTY, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON LISTED
THOMAS P. LUTHER AS AGE 54, BORN: NOV 1845. HE WAS LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF
ARCHIBALD AND CHARLOTTE MCKILLUP. THOMAS STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE WAS A
LODGER, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE WORKED AS A LANDLORD, HE
COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN
IN NORTH CAROLINA.
ON 19 APR 1910, THE CENSUS FOR WHATCOM COUNTY, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON LISTED
THOS P. LUTHER AS AGE 64. THOMAS STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE FREE
OF A MORTGAGE, HE HAD HIS OWN INCOME, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN
NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. SIX OTHER PEOPLE
WERE BOARDING IN HIS HOME.
ON 6 JAN 1920, THE CENSUS FOR WHATCOM COUNTY, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON LISTED
THOMAS LUTHER AS AGE 74. THOMAS STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE LIVED AT 212 GRAND
AVENUE, HE OWNED HIS HOME FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE HAD NO OCCUPATION, HE COULD
READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN
NORTH CAROLINA.
ON 8 APR 1930, THE CENSUS FOR WHATCOM COUNTY, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON LISTED
THOMAS P. LUTHER AS AGE 84. THOMAS STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE LIVED AT 212 GRAND
AVENUE, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE DID NOT LIVE ON A FARM, THE
VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 15,000 DOLLARS, HE OWNED A RADIO SET, HE HAD NO
OCCUPATION, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, HIS FATHER
WAS BORN IN VIRGINIA AND HIS MOTHER WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LIVING IN THE
HOUSEHOLD, NEPHEW, SOLOMON BLANTON LUTHER AGE 40. SOLOMON WORKED AS A
MANAGER OF HIS UNCLE’S BUILDINGS.
THOMAS AGE 88, DIED IN 1933. HE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY,
CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA.
5. NELL LUTHER BORN: ABOUT 1847 DIED: IN INFANCY
6. RUSSELL LAFAYETTE LUTHER BORN: 26 JAN 1848
7. ELIZABETH BARBARY LUTHER BORN: 16 MAY 1850
ON 9 NOV 1890, SHE MARRIED JOHN LAFAYETTE CATHEY. JOHN WAS BORN IN MACON
COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 12 MAR 1832. HE WAS THE SON OF THOMAS AND MARY ANN
(INGRAM) CATHEY. JOHN AND ELIZABETH HAD NO CHILDREN. JOHN WAS MARRIED THE
FIRST TIME ON 5 AUG 1853, TO LOUISA L. HYATT. LOUISA WAS BORN IN MISSOURI ON 25 APR
1836. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT BURCHFIELD AND LUCINDA (WOOD) HYATT.
LOUISA DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 26 MAR 1889. SHE WAS BURIED
IN PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER,
NORTH CAROLINA.
ELIZABETH AGE 47, MARRIED, DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 20 JUL
1897. SHE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH
CAROLINA. TOMBSTONE: ELIZABETH LUTHER, WIFE OF J. L. CATHEY.
JOHN AGE 66, DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 15 JUL 1898. HE WAS
BURIED IN PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY,
CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA.
8. SOLOMON JEFFERSON LUTHER JR. BORN: 12 OCT 1852
9. ELLEN R. LUTHER BORN: 27 NOV 1854
ON 31 MAY 1893, IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA SHE MARRIED JOHN FRANKLIN
WELLS. JOHN WAS BORN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 20 JAN 1849. HE WAS
THE SON OF JEHU MONTREVILLE AND MARY ELIZABETH (LONG) WELLS. JOHN AND ELLEN
HAD NO CHILDREN. JOHN WAS MARRIED THE FIRST TIME ON 6 FEB 1868, TO LAURA
ELIZABETH EDWARDS. LAURA WAS BORN ON 29 MAY 1846. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS STRINGFIELD AND HARRIET M. (COLEMAN) EDWARDS. JOHN AND LAURA HAD
EIGHT CHILDREN. LAURA DIED ON 17 JUN 1892.
ELLEN AGE 55, MARRIED, DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 25 NOV 1910.
SHE WAS BURIED IN [SOLOMON] LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH
CAROLINA.
JOHN AGE 73, MARRIED, DIED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 10 AUG 1922.
RECORDED AS J. FRANK WELLS SR., SON OF J. M. WELLS. BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH
CAROLINA DEATH BOOK 9, PAGE 716. HE WAS BURIED ALONGSIDE HIS FIRST WIFE, LAURA IN
BRICK CHURCH CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, LEICESTER, NORTH CAROLINA.
10. DILLON M. LUTHER BORN: 15 APR 1857
HE WORKED AS AN ATTORNEY IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. HE LATER MOVED TO
WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON AND WAS LIVING WITH HIS BROTHER, THOMAS LUTHER
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.
1896-1897 ASHEVILLE CITY DIRECTORY LISTED: DILLON M. LUTHER, (D. M. LUTHER AND H.
B. STEVENS- LAWYERS, ROOMS 10, 11 & 12 LEGAL BUILDING). ROOM 11 LEGAL BUILDING.
ON 5 JUN 1900, THE CENSUS FOR ASHEVILLE TOWNSHIP, ASHEVILLE, CITY, BUNCOMBE
COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA LISTED DILLON M. LUTHER AS AGE 40, BORN: APR 1860. DILLON
STATED HE WAS SINGLE, HE RENTED HIS HOUSE, HE WORK AS AN ATTORNEY AT LAW, HE
COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE
BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.
1899-1900 ASHEVILLE CITY DIRECTORY LISTED: DILLON M. LUTHER (CITY ATTORNEY) 12-13
LEGAL BUILDING. ROOMS: SAME ADDRESS.
1900-1901 ASHEVILLE CITY DIRECTORY LISTED: DILLION M. LUTHER (LUTHER AND WELLS)
ROOMS, LEGAL BUILDING.
DILLON AGE 48, SINGLE, DIED IN WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON ON 31 JUL 1905. NAME:
D. M. LUTHER. AGE: 48. BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA. ADDRESS: 212 GRAND AVENUE,
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON. MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE. OCCUPATION: LAWYER.
WASHINGTON DEATHS, 1891-1907. HE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE
COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA.
11. DAVID PHILETUS LUTHER BORN: 04 JAN 1862


ON 20 AUG 1850, THE CENSUS FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED SOLOMON LUTHER AS AGE 32. HIS WIFE ELLEN WAS LISTED AS AGE 28. THEY HAD SIX CHILDREN: MARY 10, SARAH P. 9, LAURA M. 7, THOMAS T. 5, RUFRELL L. (M) 2, AND ELVIRA AGE 0. SOLOMON STATED HE WAS A FARMER, THE VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 900 DOLLARS AND HE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ELLEN STATED SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER CHILDREN WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 9 JUL 1860, THE CENSUS FOR HOMINY CREEK, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED SOL [SOLOMON] LUTHER AS AGE 42. HIS WIFE NELLY WAS LISTED AS AGE 38. THEY HAD NINE CHILDREN: MARY 19, SARAH 17, LAURA 15, THOM. 14, RUSSEL 12, BARBARY 10, SOL. 8, ELLEN 5, AND DILLIN AGE 3. SOLOMON STATED HE WAS A FARMER, THE VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 6050 DOLLARS, THE VALUE OF HIS PERSONAL ESTATE WAS 4900 DOLLARS, AND HE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. NELLY STATED SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER CHILDREN WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 1 AUG 1870, THE CENSUS FOR HOMINY TOWNSHIP NUMBER 3, POST OFFICE TURNPIKE, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED SOLOMON LUTHER AS AGE 52. HIS WIFE ELLEN WAS LISTED AS AGE 48. THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: LAURA 25, LAFAYETT 22, BARBARY 20, SOLOMON 17, ELLEN 15, DILLIN 13, AND DAVID AGE 8. ALSO LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD: ALEXANDER TAYLOR 22, AND HORTSON GILES 18. SOLOMON STATED HE WAS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, HE WAS A FARMER, THE VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 8,200 DOLLARS, THE VALUE OF HIS PERSONAL ESTATE WAS 3, 675 DOLLARS, AND HE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ELLEN STATED SHE WAS KEEPING HOUSE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER CHILDREN WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. ALEXANDER TAYLOR STATED HE WAS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, HE WAS A FARM LABORER, HE COULD NOT READ OR WRITE, AND HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. HORTSON GILES STATED HE WAS A FARM LABORER, HE COULD NOT READ OR WRITE, AND HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 10 JUN 1880, THE CENSUS FOR UPPER HOMINY, TOWNSHIP NUMBER 3, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED SOLOMON LUTHER AS AGE 62. HIS WIFE NELLA WAS LISTED AS AGE 59. THEY HAD SIX CHILDREN: LAURA 34, LAFAYETT 32, ELIZABETH 28, ELLEN 24, DILLING M. 22, FILELUS AGE 17. ALSO LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD: MACK BARTEN AGE 15. SOLOMON STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE WAS A FARMER, HE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA, HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS MOTHER WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. NELLA STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE WAS KEEPING HOUSE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN WERE LISTED AS SINGLE AND BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. MACH BARTEN STATED HE WAS A SERVANT AND HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ELLEN NELL (JONES) LUTHER DIED IN HOMINY CREEK, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 24 JAN 1884. SHE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA.

SOLOMON JEFFERSON LUTHER DIED IN HOMINY CREEK, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 28 JAN 1884. HE WAS BURIED IN LUTHER CEMETERY, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA.

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THANK YOU.

ROBIN LUTHER



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