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Lewis Cargile

Also Known As: "Lewis Cargyle; Louis Cargile"
Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 4, 1873 (94)
Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Stevenson, Jackson County, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Cargile and unknown Cargile
Husband of Ruhama Euphonia Cargile and Lucinda Cargile
Father of Mildred Cargile
Brother of Jason Cargile; Mary "Polly" Wood; Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Stailey; Elizabeth Wright; Joel Cargile and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Lewis Cargile

A group of pioneers from Wilkes County, North Carolina came to the Stevenson area of Jackson County, Alabama  in the early 1800s. Many families in the Stevenson area are descendants.


  • This Cargile family is one of the oldest and most respected families settling in Jackson Co. Lewis was well known as were his offspring. His known ancestry, history, and partial lineages of his children are presented in "Descendants of Matthew Russell and Related Families of Jackson Co., AL: A Collection of Genealogies," 2009, by Walter A. Russell.
  • Lewis came into the county before it was available for settling and, like many other pioneers, "squatted" on unceded Indian land. He was married twice and had nine children, all with his first wife, Lucinda Taylor, none with his second wife, Ruhama Vinson.
  • The Cargiles were Scotch-Irish from the northern part of Ireland. Lewis Cargile was one of the early settlers in Crow Creek valley. He was listed in the record as a member of the Rocky Springs church of Christ.
  • When Lewis Cargile married Ruhama Euphonia (Base) Busby Vinson, he assumed responsibility for several fatherless girls. He provide them with a home until they were able to be responsible for themselves. When the Jackson County, AL 1860 census was taken, Lewis had Sarah Vinson age 7, Delilah Vinson age 17 and Malinda Ballard age 20 living in his household. When the 1870 census was taken, Lewis still had Sarah Vinson living in his household. Ruhama's widowed daughter, Margaret (Busby) Eulerich and her two children, Cyrus age 10 and Emma age 7 were also living with Lewis. He was a generous man.

End Notes: 

  1. Eliza B. Woodall, "The Stevenson Story", The College Press, [1982] pp 26, 405, 406.  Available at the Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum and libraries.
  2. Index to the Records of Rocky Springs church of Christ .
  3. Jackson County, AL 1860 census, p 28, Division 1.
  4. Jackson County, AL 1870 census, p 75.



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Lewis Cargile's Timeline

Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
August 26, 1805
Age 26
Laurens Co, SC
April 4, 1873
Age 94
Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama, United States
April 4, 1873
Age 94
Stevenson, Jackson County, Alabama, United States