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Re: Lucy Wilson Flemister widowhood
Posted by: Nancy G. Mann Date: April 01, 2000 at 13:24:22
In Reply to: Re: William Flemister: 26th Arkansas Inf. by Julius Lloyd of 41

Lewis W. Flemister was in trouble with the law off and on in Jasper County, GA. He was tried on several occasions for running "ABC" tables (gambling I take it).

By 1855, following the death of Ellender Chism Flemister, Lewis was bankrupt and had left Jasper County. He was in Alabama when my 3rd great-grandfather Jeremiah Gilstrap (grandson-in-law to Ellender) was brought in to court in an attempt to make Jeremiah give a part of Lewis's share of Ellender's estate to a particular creditor. The creditor lost as his debt from Lewis was not as old as that of the creditor who had been paid.

I don't know how long Lucy Flemister remained in Alabama, but that is apparently where Lewis died.

Lucy took her family to Arkansas. Her brothers (Wilsons) were settling there. They were her neighbors in the 1860 census. Even William Flemister, brother to Lewis, was making a move out to Arkansas when he died.

Lewis W. Flemister's court proceedings can be found in original at the Georgia Dept of Archives and history. I am not sure if those records were microfilmed or not. You could check with an LDS library to see.

Nancy


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