Person:Lewis Rector (3)

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Lewis S Rector
m. abt 1817
  1. Seth Rector
  2. Elvira Rector1818 - 1874
  3. Wilson R Rector1819 - Aft 1860
  4. Lewis S Rector1821 - 1885
  5. Ludwell Giles Rector1823 - 1909
  6. Giles W Rector1826 - Aft 1861
  7. Elizabeth Rector1828 -
  8. James Lilburn Rector1830 - 1913
  9. Rhoda Jane Rector1832 - 1899
  10. Jacob Peake Rector1837 - 1868
  11. Luke B Rector1839 -
  12. William A Rector1842 -
m. 11 Sep 1841
  1. James W Rector1844 - 1909
  2. Elizabeth Rector1846 -
  3. John Henry Rector1848 - 1935
  4. Nancy Jane Rector1850 - 1926
  5. Mary Alice Rector1852 - 1856
  6. Mary Jemima Rector1857 - 1940
Facts and Events
Name Lewis S Rector
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Oct 1821 Roane County, Tennessee
Census? 1830 Roane County, Tennessee
Census? 1840 Warren County, Kentucky
Marriage 11 Sep 1841 Warren, Kentucky, United Statesto Sarah Jane Gordon
Census[3] 1850 2ND District, Warren County, Kentucky
Residence? 1855 Barton County, Missouri
Census[4] 1860 Newton, Barton, Missouri, United States
Census[5] 1860 Newton, Barton, Missouri, United StatesAgricultural
Census[6] 1870 Newton, Barton, Missouri, United States
Census[7] 1870 Newton, Barton, Missouri, United StatesAgricultural
Census[8] 1880 Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri
Census[9] 1880 Milford Township, Barton County, MissouriAgricultural
Occupation? farmer
Will[2]
Death? 3 Mar 1885 Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri
Burial[1] Round Prairie Cemetery, Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri
Other? Round Prairie Cemetery, Milford Township, Barton County, MissouriCemetery

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LEWIS S RECTOR was born and on October 12, 1821 in Roane County, Tennessee.

Lewis was a farmer.

The 1830 census shows Lewis living with his parents in Roane County, Tennessee.

Lewis and his parents moved to Warren County, Kentucky about 1833.

The 1840 census shows Lewis living with his parents in Warren County, Kentucky.

Lewis married SARAH JANE GORDON, the daughter of JAMES GORDON and REBECCA HENDRICKS, on September 11, 1841 in Warren County, Missouri.

The 1850 census shows Lewis living with his family in 2nd District, Warren County, Kentucky.

Lewis and his family moved to Barton County, Missouri in 1855.

On June 1, 1858 Barton County, Missouri deeded 240 acres of land to Lewis in Section 20 and 17, Township 33, Range 29, Barton County, Missouri. This deed was filed on October 25, 1859.

The 1860 census shows Lewis living with his family in Newton Township, Barton County, Missouri.

Family legend says that Lewis served during the Civil War in the army of the Confederate States of America. No records have been found to support this claim.

During the Civil War, Lewis was forced to move his family to Arkansas, because of the chaotic lawlessness in which this part of the county was plunged. At the close of the Civil War, Lewis returned with his family, rebuilt the buildings and fences, and began life anew.

On November 5, 1867, Barton County, Missouri deed land to Lewis S Rector in Section 17, Township 33, Range 33, Barton County, Missouri. This deed was filed on November 12, 1867.

The 1870 census shows Lewis living with his family in Newton Township, Barton County, Missouri.

On September 26, 1870, Lewis S Rector and his wife deeded land to Wyatt Brown in Section 21, Township 33, Range 33, Barton County, Missouri.

The 1880 census shows Lewis living with his family in Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri.

Lewis died on March 3, 1885 in Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri. He is buried in Round Prairie Cemetery, Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri.

References
  1. Cemetery Records for Barton County, Missouri, Volume 2
    Page 11.
  2. Lewis' will is on Probate Court Record in Barton County, Missouri, March 23, 1885.

    Sarah Jane named her oldest son, James W Rector, the administrator of the estate of Lewis, who died without a will. His bondsmen were D J Findley, G G Ryan and Wyatt Brown appointed March 23, 1885. Among the items in his estate papers was a doctor's bill for Lewis dating just before his death. It was from Dr. D J Lindley of Jerico, Missouri and scribbled on tablet paper. He made two visits on March 1 for $2.00, two visits on March 2 for $2.00 and on the day he died March 3 he made one for $1.00.

    There was a bill presented for medicine for Lewis dating back a year. It seemed to be for a "rheumatic specific" which was picked up and delivered to him by his son-in-law, George Washington Edmonds. Lewis also had a pint of port wine on February, eleven days before he died. Part of the bill for Dr. C Rogers Drug and Grocery was paid for by 5 bushels of apples on January 30, 1885.

    The record showed a receipt for a coffin for $6.00 from William Broadhurst on March 3 and $1.60 for trimmings for the coffin from Rogers Drugs and Grocery on March 4, Humphrey Brothers had a balance due on their bill on March 18, 1886 of $25.55.

    James W Rector had Lewis' property appraised on March 25, 1885. Land and farm equipment and livestock were valued at ($472.25). Sarah was entitled to "such property as the law absolutely reserves for the widow, "evidently the household goods. This allowed anyone with debts against Lewis, time to come forward. If it had been a large amount, the farm would have been sold. It allowed her to get rid of livestock and implements she did not need. The sale was at her farm on April 11, 1885 and the total sold was $504.40.

    Ludwell Rector bought two small items, a cultivator for 25 cents and a scythe for 30 cents. Thomas Green Medlin bought a scything cradle for 80 cents, a spring wagon for $8.00 and a two year old colt for $41.00. George Washington Edmonds bought 8 hogs for $8.50 and a white cow for $28.25. John Henry Rector bought an iron kettle for 50 cents, a crowbar for $1.25, a gun for $9.75, a spotted heifer for $14.50, a white heifer for $16.00, a bull calf for $23.00 and an auger and hoe for 30 cents. Sarah Jane bought the following items: 1 fourteen year old sorrel (light reddish brown) horse for $65.00, 1 four year old bay (reddish brown) mare horse for $40.00, 1 four year old bay mare horse for $60.00, 1 six year old bay horse for $70.00, 1 speckled cow for $23.00, 1two-horse wagon for $23.00, 1 two-horse wagon for $17.00, 1 turning plow for $2.00, 1 cultivator for $7.00, and one set of plow harness for $2.00. The sale amounted to $504.40. James W Rector, the administrator of the estate, issued the first annual statement in May, 1887 and the final settlement on May 11, 1887 and recorded in Settlement Book D, Page 109.
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. District 2, Warren, Kentucky, roll M432_220, page 121, image 532.
  4. 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Newton, Barton, Missouri, post office Horse Creek, roll M653_607, page 0, image 18.
  5. His real estate was valued at $1,600.00. His personal estate was valued at $751.00. He owned 50 acres of improved land and 110 acres of unimproved land. The value of his farm was $1,600.00. The value of his farming implements and machinery was $75.00. He owned 2 horses, 2 milch cows; 6 working oxen, 4 other cattle, 3 sheep, and 40 swine. The value of his livestock was $485.00. His farm produced 70 bushels of wheat, 600 bushels of Indian corn, 50 pounds of tobacco, 3 bushel of peas and beans, 30 bushels of Irish potatoes, $15.00 value of produce of market garden, 300 pounds of butter, 40 gallons of molasses, $50.00 value of home made products, and $187.00 value of animals slaughtered.
  6. 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1870 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1870 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1870 Federal Population Census. M593, 1,761 rolls; part of Minnesota T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Newton, Barton, Missouri, post office Barton, roll 757, page 812, image 333.
  7. He owned 60 acres of improved land and 100 acres of unimproved woodlands. The value of his farm was $1,600.00. The value of his farming implements and machinery was $55.00. He owned 2 horses, 3 milch cows, and 18 swine. The value of his livestock was $350.00. His farm produced 20 bushels of winter wheat, 400 bushels of Indian corn, 117 bushels of oats, 50 pounds of tobacco, 1 bushel of peas and beans, 40 bushels of Irish potatoes, 300 pounds of butter, 4 tons of hay, 150 gallons of molasses, $240.00 value of animals slaughtered, and $672.00 estimated value of all farm produced.
  8. 1880 United States Federal Census, 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Milford, Barton, Missouri, ED 264, roll T9_673, page 453.1000, image 0242.
  9. He owned 40 acres of tilled improved acres, 1 acre of permanent meadows improved land and 5 acres of unimproved wood land and forest. The cash value of his farm was $500.00. The cash value of his farming implements and machinery was $75.00. The cash value of his livestock was $200.00. The cost of building and repairing fence in 1879 was $25.00. The cash value of all farm production was $250.00. He owned 4 horses, 3 milch cows, 4 other cattle, 6 calves dropped, 6 living calves sold, 150 pounds of butter, 9 sheep, 4 lambs dropped, 2 sheep slaughtered, 1 sheep died by stress of weather, 9 sheep shorn for fleece producing 27 pounds of wool, 20 swine, 8 barn yard poultry, 50 eggs produced in 1879, 30 acres of Indian corn producing 900 bushels of Indian corn, 10 acres of oats producing 300 bushels of oats, 2 acres of winter wheat producing 24 bushel of winter wheat, 1/10 acre of sweet potatoes producing 6 bushels of sweet potatoes, 1 acre of apple trees with 30 apple trees, 1 acres of peach trees of 50 peach trees, and 15 cord of wood cut with $30.00 of forest produce sold.