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Frances Rhodes Twitty (Lewis), (twin)

Also Known As: "Frances Rhodes Twitty"
Birthplace: Albemarle County, Virginia
Death: August 26, 1838 (71)
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Terrell Lewis and Sarah Isabelle Lewis
Wife of Capt. William Lynch Twitty
Mother of Susannah Graham; William Twitty; John Rhodes Twitty; Sarah Moore; Mildred Caldwell Twitty and 2 others
Sister of Robert Lewis; Taliaferro Lewis; Col. John I. Lewis; Mildred McCoy Rowland; Charles Crawford Lewis and 4 others
Half sister of Susan Lewis; Julius Clarkson Lewis and Maj David Jackson Lewis

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About Frances Rhodes Twitty, (twin)

Twin of Henry Graves.


From William Terrell Lewis' published family history:[needs formatting]



D 9. Frances Rhodes, daughter of John Lewis and his wife, Sarah Taliaferro, of Albemarle county, Virginia, was born in 1767, and was a twin-sister to Henry G. Lewis, of Buncombe county, North Carolina. Frances R. married Wm. Twitty in 1784 and died in Rutherford county, North Carolina, in 1838. Wm. Twitty was a Revolutionary soldier. His name can be found in " King's Mountan and its Heroes," by Lyman C. Draper, on pages 145, 146 and 259. Issue of Frances R. and Wm. Twitty, viz.: E 1. Susannah, born 1785; married Wm. Graham. E 2. Wm. Lewis, born 1787; died single. E 3. John Rhodes, born 1791; married Elizabeth Wilkins. E 4. Sarah, born 1794; married John Moore. E 5. Robert G., born 1797; married Mary Logan. E 6. Mildred C., born 1799; married Jo. Bowen and Jno. Wilkins. E 7. Russell, born 1801; died single. E 1. Susannah Twitty, was born in 1785, and married William Graham, Jr., brother of Ezekiel and son of Wm. Graham, Sr., the signer of the Mecklenburg declaration of independence. William Graham, Sr., was a brother to General George Graham, General Joseph Graham and Mrs. Griffith Rutherford, of Revolutionary fame. See History of North Carolina, by Wheeler. Mrs. Susannah Graham and Wm. Graham died in Tippah county, Mississippi; she in 1845 and he in 1858. They raised nine children, viz.: F 1. Elmina Graham, was born 1807 in Rutherford county, North Carolina, and married Joseph Goodwin. She is a widow residing near Suwannee, Gwinnett county, Ga. (1858). She raised seven children, viz.: G 1. Thomas Goodwin, born 1831; married Esther Shields, and is a merchant residing in Warren, Bradley county, Ark. G 2. Caroline Goodwin, born 1832; married James B. Gilbert, a farmer near Cobbs Mills, Cherokee county, Ala., and has children as follows: H 1, Harriet Emma, born 1852; H 2, James, born 1855; H 3, Iverson, born 1858, etc. G 3. William Goodwin, born 1834; married Josephine Strickland; resides near Mellville, Chattooga county, Ga., and has issue, viz.: H 1, Ada, born 1856, etc. G 4. John Goodwin, born 1837, and died 1847. Q 5. Mary Ann Goodwin, born 1839. G 6. Frances Goodwin, born 1842; died in childhood. G 7. Robert Emmett Goodwin, born 1844, and died 1858. F 2. Margaret P., daughter of Susannah Twitty and William Graham, was born in Rutherford county, North Carolina, in 1809, and married, in Gwinnett county, Georgia, in 1835, Allen Weems, a farmer. Mr. Weems was born in Franklin county, Georgia, in 1806 and now (1856) resides in Cherokee county, Alabama, near Spring Garden. They had the following children: G 1. Frances Melvina Weems, born in Forsyth county, Georgia, in 1835, and died in 1838; G 2, Susannah Elizabeth Weems, born 1837 in Forsyth county, Georgia, and married John 1. Smith, of Cherokee county, Alabama, in 1856; G 3, Elmina Weems, born 1840 and died 1840; G 4, Sarah Ann Weems, born 1841 and died 1844; G 5, Augustus Weems, born in Gwinnett county, Georgia, in 1845, and G 6, Mary Caroline Weems, born in 1849. F 3. Jane M., daughter of Susan Twitty and William Graham, born in 1819; married Claiborne H. Thompson, had six children and died in Forsyth county, Georgia, in 1851. Mr. Thompson resides near Cumming, Forsyth county, Ga. The following are the names of their children: G 1. William G., born 1836; is a Methodist. G 2. Joseph R., born 1839. G 3. James M., born 1841; is a Methodist. G 4. Mary Susanna, born 1844; is a Methodist. G 5. Elmina Jane, born 1846; is a Methodist, and G 6, Robert A., born 1849. F 4. William Lewis, son of Susan Twitty and Wm. Graham, was born about 1811 in Rutherford county, North Carolina. When a youth he cut his knee with a drawing knife. The synovial fluid escaped and left him with a stiff knee; hence, he is familiarly known as " Trigger-leg Graham." He is a merchant and resides near Cotton Plant P. O., Tippah county, Miss. His first wife was Margaret Pearce; his second was a Miss Martha O. Northcross. He had four children by his first wife, viz.: G 1, Thomas R., married Mary J. Collins; G 2, Watty; G 3, Mary; G 4, Sarah; and two children by his second wife, viz... G 5, Martha O., and G 6, William. F 5. Frances Graham, daughter of Susan Twitty and Wm. Graham, born 1813; resides with her brother, Wm. L., in Tippah county, Mississippi. F 6. Sarah Graham, died single in 1850. F 7. Robert, died single. F 8. James H. Graham, born 1820; married Amanda Lowry and has four children, viz.: G 1, Emma; G 2, Wm. Robert; G 3, Margaret, and G 4, Thomas, born 1857. James H. Graham died in 1864 and his wife in 1859 near McLean's store, Tippah county, Mississippi. F 9. Joseph F., son of Susan Twitty and Wm. Graham, born 1825; married Louisa Stowe in 1851. Their children are: G 1, Sarah, born 1852; G 2, Frances V., born 1853; G 3, William M., born 1856; G 4, Martha, born 1859, and G 5, Lula, born 1802. Sarah died 1854, Martha died 1861 and Lula died 1865. He resides near New Albany, Pontotoc county, Miss. E 2. Wm. Lewis, son of Frances and Wm. Twitty, was born in 1787, and died single in Rutherford county, North Carolina, in 1809. He was a young man of great promise, endowed with a brilliant intellect and bid fair to make a useful member of society, but was cut off in the bloom of life. E 3. John Rhodes, son of Frances R. Lewis and Wm. Twitty, was born 1791 in Rutherford county, North Carolina, where he died in 1857. He was about five feet ten inches in stature, with dark hair and eyes. He was a very raw-boned, lean-visaged man, and in point of hard-favoredness he had but few equals. He was rather an eccentric man, kind hearted and generous, fond of friends and social enjoyments, and would often entertain his friends by narrating amusing anecdotes and spinning long yarns. In 1819 he married Elizabeth Wilkins, daughter of Terrell Wilkins, on Pacolet river, S. C. Terrell Wilkins was said to be the ugliest man in the county. The friends of Aaron Kemp proffered to wager a gallon of whisky that they could produce an uglier man than Terrell Wilkins. The friends of Wilkins accepted the challenge. Kemp and Wilkins were brought forward by their friends—an umpire of three were appointed to decide the mooted question. They decided that Wilkins was the ugliest man, and his friends paid the forfeit. After the betrothment between John R. Twitty and Elizabeth Wilkins, her mother opposed its consummation upon the ground that John R. Twitty was so ugly. "La, mother!" remarked Elizabeth, "just look at dad! What did you marry him for?" It is useless to remark that the mother gave her consent to the nuptials. John R. Twitty was wont to remark waggishly to his friends that "he married his wife for love and that his wife married him for his beauty. He acted as deputy sheriff for many years in Rutherford county, North Carolina. His occupation was that of a farmer. He was an upright, honest man in all his dealings with mankind. "The noblest work of God. John R. Twitty had twelve children, viz.: F 1. Sarah T., born 1821. F 2. Elizabeth C., born 1824. F 3. Mildred S., born 1825, and died 1826. F 4. William Lewis, born 1827, and died 1827. F 5. Frances M., born 1830. F 6. John W., born 1832, and died 1837. F 7. Melissa J., born 1834. F 8. Susan E., born 1836, and died 1837. F 9. Minerva A., born 1838. F 10. James R., born 1840. F 11. Ruth M., born 1844, and F 12. Ellen M., born 1847. F 1. Sarah T. Twitty, daughter of John R., married William W. Taylor in 1851 and has children, viz.: G 1, Mary S. Taylor, born 1851, etc. F 2. Elizabeth C. Twitty, married Robert Wilkins in 1847 and resides in Union county, South Carolina. F 5. Frances M., married Alexander Hawbusson in 1856 and is living in Union county, South Carolina. E 4. Sarah Twitty, daughter of William and Frances, was born 1794. In 1824 she married John Moore (merchant), by whom she had five children. They both died in Rutherford county, North Carolina; he in 1841 and she in 1852. Their children were: F 1. Jane, born 1825; married Jason H. Carson, son of Jo., of Rutherford county, North Carolina. Jo. Carson was a brother to Sam. P. Carson, M. C. Jason H. Carson resides near Spartanburg C. H., S. C., and has the following-named children: G 1. John Moore, born 1844; G 2, George, born 1845; G 3, Rebekah W., born 1847; G 4, Thomas M., born 1849; G 5, Sarah M., born 1850; G 6, Ralph Kennedy, born 1854, etc. F 2. Richard Moore, born 1827; married, in 1853, Margaret Drake, by whom he has children, viz.: G 1, John M., born 1854, etc. F 3. Thomas Moore, born 1829, and died in 1850. F 4. John Moore, Jr., born in 1831; died 1848. F 5. William Moore, born in 1835; died 1854. E 5. Robert G. Twitty, son of William and Frances, was born in 1797, and married, in 1833, Mary Logan, daughter of Francis Logan, of Rutherford county, North Carolina. He was for many years engaged in selling goods at Rutherford ton, N. C., but finally settled in the county on a farm, where he died in 1864. His son, , died in the Confederate Army, and his remains were brought home the day his father was buried, and both were interred in the same grave. The names of Robert G. Twitty's children are: F 1. William Lewis; F 2, Margaret; F 3, Frances; F 4, Theodorick Birchett; F 5, Mary, and F 6, Sarah A. E 6. Mildred C. Twitty, daughter of William and Frances, was born in 1799. She was about five feet high, with black hair and eyes; was a member of the Methodist church. In 1820 she married Joseph Bowen, a merchant of Rutherfordton, N. C. In 1837 she married John Wilkins, son of Terrell Wilkins, of Rutherford county, North Carolina, who was also a merchant and farmer. She had two children by each husband, and died in 1855. Their names are: F 1. Mary F. Bowen, born in 1822; married Dr. William Anderson, Sr., by whom she had one son: G 1, Dr. William Anderson, Jr., who married Georgiana Deal, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and now (1889) resides near Black's Station, York county, S. C. The following sketch we copy from the Yorkville Enquirer, of September 25, 1889: DR. WILLIAM ANDERSON, One of the most prominent physicians of Western York was born in Rutherfordton, N. C, in 1847. His father, who was also a physician, came to the United States from the north of Ireland, about the year 1840, and his mother, who is still living, is a native of Rutherfordton, though now a resident of Blacksburg. The Doctor joined the Army of Northern Virginia in 1863, when only sixteen years old, as a courier for Major-General Wilcox, and served until the close of the war, being paroled at Appomattox. In 1806 he attended school at Bingham, N. C, and commenced the study of medicine at his home at Rutherfordton in 1873. After attending a course of lectures at the University of the city of New York, and another at Charleston Medical College, he graduated from the latter institution in March, 1880, and at once commenced the practice of his profession. In 1884 he was married to Miss Georgia Deal, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and two years later located in Blacksburg, where he has since been engaged in building up by large practice and contributing a most valuable influence in the social and industrial progress of the town. Dr. Anderson is a man of exceptionally high Christian character, fine intellectual attainments, and a physician of tried ability, and his practice, which consumes nearly all of his time, extends among the best people of that whole section. The following sketch we copy from the Atlanta Journal, of May 8, 1891. In speaking of the citizens of Blacksburg, York county, S. C., it says: One of the best informed, best known and most popular men of the town is Dr. William Anderson. His father is a native of the north of Ireland— that part of the country noted for producing good people. Dr. Anderson was born in Rutherfordton, N. C, something near forty years ago. He joined the Army of Northern Virginia at the age of sixteen, and fought as hard for the Confederacy then as he is struggling for the material development of the Union now. He attended medical lectures in Charleston, New York City and elsewhere; graduated with high distinction and is now a very prominent member of his profession. He commands a very extensive practice and is one of the busiest, best and pleasantest men of our acquaintance. F 3. Sarah J. Wilkins, born in 1838. F 4. William R. Wilkins, born in 1840.

E 7. Russell Twitty, son of William and Frances Lewis, was born in 1801, and died single in Rutherford county, North Carolina.

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Frances Rhodes Twitty, (twin)'s Timeline

January 24, 1767
Albemarle County, Virginia
February 24, 1785
North Carolina, United States of America
Twittyford, NC
May 6, 1797
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
August 26, 1838
Age 71
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States