|Also Known As:||"Lewis Cargyle; Louis Cargile"|
|Birthplace:||Wilkesboro, Wilkes, NC, United States|
|Death:||Died in Stevenson, Jackson , AL, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Jackson , AL, United States|
Son of William Liam Cargile and Margaret Elizabeth Cargile
|Managed by:||Private User|
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.
- Eliza B. Woodall, "The Stevenson Story", The College Press,  pp 26, 405, 406. Available at the Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum and libraries.
- Index to the Records of Rocky Springs church of Christ .
- Jackson County, AL 1860 census, p 28, Division 1.
- Jackson County, AL 1870 census, p 75.
- 1819 - Memorial of the inhabitants in the Cherokee country (State Department records, endorsed August, 1819).
- 1842 - 23 July. From the will of William Cargile of Wilkes, NC. Two negro men, JACH and ELLICH, bequeathed to his sons Lewis and Jason Cargile, with the son keeping both slaves to pay the other son $200. Lewis Cargile received 180 acres of land in the western (portion?) of Fishing Creek in Wilkes Co., NC. CARGILE FAMILY OF WILKES COUNTY, NC.
- 1850 - Home in 1850: District 19, Jackson, Alabama. Name of Slave Owner: Louis Cargile. All Slaves Owned: 5. 1) Age 35, Male, Black. 2) Age 25, Male, Black. 3) Age 13, Male, Black. 4) Age 12, Female, Black. 5) Age 10, Female, Black. 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
- 1856 - 18 Aug - Pinson, Ruhannah, to Lewis Cargle Jackson County, Alabama Marriages, 1851-1856 and Book A, 1851-1871. Page 316.
- 1860 - Home: Division number 1, Jackson, Alabama. Name of Slave Owner: Louis Cargile. 1) Male, mulatto, age 35. 2) Male, black, age 35. 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.