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2. Charlotte HOLDERNESS12 was born about 1760.12 She died on 16 September 1835 at the age of 75 in Hardeman County, Tennessee.13

In "The 3rd or 1820 Land Lottery of GA" by Lucas, 1986, Charlotte Irions, widow drew Lot #155, District 7, in Gwinnett County. She was listed as living in Elbert County at the time.
In 1826 Charlotte received a land grant as a widow. She moved to Tennessee to live with her children.

Tombstone said to read "Charlotte Irion" To the memory of Charlotte Irion who departed this life Sept. 16, 1835 age 75 years. Was broken in three pieces lying on the ground near other Irion monuments in Bethany Cemetery, Hardeman Co TN

Charlotte HOLDERNESS and John Lewis Theodore IRION were married on 14 June 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina.11,14 John Lewis Theodore IRION5,7,15, son of Phillip Jacob IRION and Barbara Regina HEYLER, was born on 28 October 1755 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.16 He died on 18 February 1814 at the age of 58 in Wilkes County, Georgia.17

In all records, he is listed simply as "Lewis Irion" although there is a reference or two to a John Irion in Wilkes Co GA that cannot definitely be linked to this man. There has been a great deal of confusion and incorrect data about which "Lewis Irion" married Charlotte Holderness. Mr. Gerald Irion proved that there were two brothers both with Lewis as a given name (anglicized from the German "Ludwig") The older brother, John Lewis Theodore, came to America with his father and married Charlotte Holderness. The younger brother, Francis Lewis Charles was still in Germany as late as 1780 - he came to Kentucky, had a wife named Susannah, and left a body of records there at the same time his older brother was in Georgia

The Guilford Co NC Militia under the command of Col. James Martin, lists Lewis Irion as a private in the muster roll for 1779.

First record found in Guilford Co before Rockingham separated: 3 Jul 1784, Guilford DB 3, p.162. William Lybass sold 57 acres on Sharps Creek of the Dan River - property which bordered James Holderness, John Pratt, and Mary Fields - to John Pratt. Witnesses were Lewis Irion, J. Holderness, Richard Vernon.

Had 696 acres farm in Rockingham - sold in 1789 and moved to Wilkes Co GA where they purchased 223 acres on both sides of Fishing Creek in Oct 1790

Wilkes Co GA Deed Book GG, p. 159 20 Oct 1790. Joel McClendon to Lewis Irion. On both sides Fishing Creek. 223 acres. Witness: James Holderness, John (X) Gann; proved 5 Mar 1791 by Holderness.
Deed Book II, p.18. 26 Dec 1791. Irions witnessed deed of Solomon Palmour to James Holderness. Tract on Morris Creek [branch of Fishing Creek]
Deed Book MM, p.121 4 Nov 1793 William Sanders to Lewis Irion, both of Wilkes, 200 acres on South side of Fishing Creek, granted to Arthur Smith. Witness: Wm Low, Francis Gidden. Proved by them on 30 Nov 1793; Regd. 2 Jun 1794.
Deed Book QQ, p.127. 21 Dec 1795. Lewis Irions served as bondsman for application of McKinney Holderness to administer the estate of James Holderness.
Deed Book UU, p.225 16 Aug 1800 Irions witnessed deed of Garland & Jenny Lane to Phillip Moss; 100 acres both sides Morris Crk.

Lewis Irons as Administrator of James Holderness estate sued Lewis McLendon & Cynthia Holderness McLendon. The case eventually went to Superior Court for damages in the amount of $30,000. The petition stated that on 1 Jan 1805, the estate of James Holderness was possessed of 33 negroes and livestock, plantation tools, household furnishings, etc. Some of the witnesses subpoened were James Pratt and Eustis H. Rhodes on 6 Aug 1805 and Tabitha Gresham on 2 Feb 1810. Their testimony is not included in the estate paper file.

Death date from a Family Bible.

Charlotte HOLDERNESS and John Lewis Theodore IRION had the following children:



William IRION.



Catherine IRION.



McKinney F. IRION.



Elizabeth IRION.



Mary Parthenia IRION.



Lewis IRION.