4. Millington Lytle was
born about 1789. He owned 2000.00 acres in 1858 in Swannanoa, NC. valued at
$4,500.00. He died on Aug 27 1874 in Buncombe County, NC. He appeared on the
census 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 in Buncombe County, NC. 1840: Millington Lytle
age 50-60 (head of house); one white female 50-60; two white males 5-10; one
white male 10-15; one white male age 20-30; one white female 5-10; one white
female 15-20; one white female 20-30; three male slaves and seven female slaves.
1850: Lytle, Millington 60; Polly 58; Albert 23; Martha M. 22; Millington 19; Thomas L. 17. The census also noted Millington as being blind.
1860: Lytle, Milt 75; Mary 69; Albert 23. Living next door were M.P. (Millington) 28; Mary 20; Vance 1. Next door to M.P. were Leander 45; and Thomas 17.
1870: Lytle, Millington 80; Millington 39; Thomas L. 34; Emeline 32 (Blk); Charles 14 (blk); Sarah J. 12; Julia 10; Christopher 7; Thomas 1.
The following was taken from Superior Court records of Buncombe County, in connection with the settlement of Millington Lytle's estate, dated March 12, 1875:
Albert Lytle, son of Millington (deceased) is the plaintiff against John and Mira Smart, Susan Hamby, Leander P. Lytle, John M. and Louisa Lytle, John and Elizabeth Lytle, Zebulon V. Lytle by his guardian L.P. Lytle, Mary and Louisa Gragg by their guardian A. Gragg and Thomas L. Lytle, defendants. The Petition of Albert is as follows:
I. That Millington of Buncombe County, NC died on or about August 27, 1874.
II. That the Petitioner, Albert Lytle was appointed administrator of the estate on November 2, 1874 by the Probate Judge of Buncombe County.
III. That from the best information and knowledge which he has been able to obtain the debts were outstanding against said estate in the amount of about six hundred dollars.
IV. That the cash value of the estate was about one hundred and fifty dollars. Part of which has been applied in payment of debts and cost of administering, with a small portion yet on hand.
V. That at the time of Millington's death he owned one large tract of land on the Swanannoa River in Buncombe County adjoining land of NY Porter, George C. Alexander and others, know as the Lytle Home Tract containing in all about one thousand acres valued at five to six dollars per acre.
VI, That the names, ages, and residence of the heirs are:
1) Mira, wife of John Smart age 70 lives at Cane Creek, Buncombe County.
2) Susan, widow of William G. Hamby age 65, lives at Swanannoa
3) Leander P. Lytle age 61 lives at Old Fort, McDowell County.
4) John M. Lytle age 28 from Old Fort
5) Louisa Lytle age 21 from Old Fort. John and Louisa are children of Mary M. Lytle.
6) Elizabeth, wife of John Lytle age 52 resides at Old Fort.
7) Zebulon V. Lytle age 14 resides in unknown part of Texas. He is the son of MP Lytle.
8) Mary Gragg age 15 lives at Old Fort
9) Louisa Gragg 13 of Swanannoa. Mary & Louisa are children of Matilda and A. Gragg.
10) Thomas L. Lytle age 45 resides in Swanannoa.
11) Albert Lytle age 50 resides in Cane Creek.
VII. That a part of the land must be sold in order to pay off the said debts and the cost of administration. Further Petitioner believes a defined one hundred seventeen acres should be sold and that would be sufficient to pay off the debts.
Respectfully submitted, Alberto Lytle, by McLoud and Williams, Attorney
Sworn and subscribed before J.E. Reid, Clerk of Superior Court.
In 1827 Millington Lytle bought 80 acres of land on Flat Creek in Buncombe County near Black Mountain, NC.
In 1837 Millington Lytle sold 378 acres to William Stepp.
He was married to
Mary Polly Pattillo (daughter of Littleton Pattillo and
Elizabeth Perkins) about 1809. Mary
Polly Pattillo was born about 1791. She died before 1870. The Buncombe
County Census in 1860 has her living with Milt, 75; and Thomas, 23; and showing
her to be age 69. Millington and Polly were first cousins: Susannah and Littleton
Potillo were brother and sister. Millington Lytle and Mary Polly Pattillo had
the following children:
+15 i. Mira Elizabeth Lytle.
+16 ii. Susan Lytle.
+17 iii. Leander Perkins Lytle.
+18 iv. Mary M. Lytle.
+19 v. Lizzie Lytle.
+20 vi. Alberto Lytle.
+21 vii. Martha "Tilda" Lytle.
+22 viii. Millington P. Lytle.
+23 ix. Thomas Littleton Lytle.
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