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.
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.
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:
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