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Information about
Lewis Palmer Luttrell
b. Feb. 7, 1862 in Franklin, Morgan Co., Illinois
m. (1)Katie Brown, Oct. 14, 1888 in Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
L. P. and Kate separated in 1905
m. (2) Ann Chelette abt 1924 probably Goose Creek, Harris Co., TX
d. July 30, 1947 at Goose Creek, Harris Co., Texas

Children of Lewis and Kate: 
Elmer Ellsworth - b. August 23, 1889, Alden Bridge, Louisiana
Navy 1905-1911; m. Jessie Booth 
d. April 1968?

Minnie - b. November 5, 1890, Alden Bridge, LA
d. December 6, 1890

Mary Ann - b. July 27, 1892, Alden Bridge, LA
m. 1908, Benjamin Hughes "Jake" Adams (b. 6 Jun 1885,
Karnack, Harrison Co., TX)

Claude Atherton - b. June 29, 1894, Alden Bridge, LA
d. Dec 5, 1941 

Georgia - b. Feb 22, 1896; d. Nov 22, 1974; m. Lon Hearn 1911
Roma (Polly) - b. April 11,1898

Joe Bailey - b. Aug 21, 1900; d. abt 1966; m. Annie Lee Daniels

Grady Mellville - b. Feb. 11, 1903, Karnack, TX  d. Oct (or Dec) 10, 1910

Son of James Monroe* and Mary Ann Ward Luttrell

Lewis's mother dies in childbirth 1872.  His father is apparently deceased by this time also.  Lewis and his siblings are sent to homes of different family members.

Ramsey and Mrs. Guy Martin information shows "James Madison
Claude Atherton Luttrell, Sr. (grandson of J. M.) diary notes show "James Monroe".   Article about William T. Luttrell in "Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois" by Chapman Brothers, 1889 also shows "James Monroe".

Siblings of Lewis Palmer Luttrell
Thomas Edward, Ernest, Cora, and Mamie**

**Mamie not shown in other sources.  "Mamie" (spelling questionable) shown in diary entry of Claude Atherton Luttrell, Sr. with notation "adopted (child) by Smith".

In notebook of Claude A. Luttrell, Jr., reference is made to a “letter from Aunt Mary (dau. of L. P. Luttrell) of July 21, 1953. . .
“L. P. Luttrell born in Springfield, IL. . .came south at age 24.  Was age 10 when his mother died in childbirth.  Dr. took baby girl and raised her.  A brother Tom came to Texas in 1901.  Had brother named Earnest.  Grandad often spoke of Wright family.”


Lewis Palmer Luttrell was a logger and timber estimator.  He purchased land in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, LA and Harrison Co., TX for timber.  He had pair of horses (Pat and Rat) he used in logging business.  His sons, Elmer, Claude, Joe Bailey, and son-in-laws Jake Adams, Lon Hearn, and probably Roma's husband (?) all worked in oil/gas fields of LA, AR, TX as drillers/roughnecks. (per CAL Jr.)

1880 Census - Morgan County, Illinois
Lewis Luttrell listed in household of George M. and Catherine Wright.
Listed as "laborer" and "farmer"
Wright's children shown are William, Effie, Charles and Myrtle

According to Franklin, Illinois newspaper article, "Off the Reel" (abt. 1941), "Kate" Wright is Lewis Palmer's mother's sister.  Mrs. Effie Glenn, Mrs. Reuben Jones and Carl Luttrell are his cousins.  He left Franklin in the 80's and drifted south.  He has a son at 600 Owing Street, Longview, Texas, "six children living, 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren".  "He owns a home at Goose Creek, Texas; he "writes legibly without glasses", and "took a five mile walk one day this spring" (he celebrated birthday #79 the previous February).

According to Laura Estelle Hammett Luttrell (Mrs. Claude A Luttrell, Sr), L. P. and Kate "separated in 1905.  L. P. stayed at Karnack, TX.  Kate and children went to Alden Bridge, LA.  L. P. sent Elmer (age 16) to Navy to keep him from helping Kate, hoping Kate would come back".

In notes by Claude A. Luttrell, Sr, "Dad lived with Bud at Gilliam, went to Chester, 1919, then to Goose Creek (TX) in 1924, married Ann Chelette".

Buried in "Rest Haven, Houton, TX" according to Texas Death Certificate

Louisa Katherine "Kate" Brown
b. Oct. 24, 1866, Birmingham, Alabama
d. 18 Jan 1928, Tullos, Louisiana

Father's Name:  George Brown
Mother's name: Nancy Ann Underwood, b. 1839, AL; d.1905, Alden Bridge, Bossier Parish, LA.  Had a brother, Marshall, who died 1906.  (per Llewellyn A. George, grdau of Mary Ann Luttrell)
​1880 census for Bossier Parish, LA shows Nancy, Kate and Alonzo, age 6 in home of Hugh M. Underwood.

From notes of Claude A Luttrell, Jr
"Kate & L. P. separated in 1905.  Kate went to Grandma's in Alden Bridge, LA; married 'Dad Wood' in 1911 or 1912"  
H. M. Underwood (Uncle Marshall Underwood?) was Witness on Kate and Lewis's wedding license.
Kate and Lewis "separated in 1905".  Kate married "Dad Wood in 1911 or 1912 at Oil City (LA)"

Luttrell Roots
Recollections of Mary Ann Luttrell (dau of Kate Brown)
(written by her daughter)

Momma Ann’s mother was Louisa Katherine Brown, oldest child of George and Nancy Ann Brown; born 24 October 1866 in Birmingham AL. Kate was only eight years old when her father died and they went to live in Uncle Hugh’s (Underwood) big house.

Kate had light brown hair, blue eyes and a very fair, clear complexion

She married, second, Mr. B. F. Wood and at her death, 18 Jan 1928, was buried at Mooringsport (Caddo Parish), LA with a tombstone which reads simply “Mrs. Wood”.

George Brown married Nancy Ann Underwood, sister of Hugh M Underwood.
The earliest record available for them is the birth of their daughter Louisa Katherine in 1866.
George died about 1874; about the year Alonzo was born to Nancy in Louisiana.
Nancy died in 1905 at age 66.

Addl Mary Ann Luttrell info -
Kate born in Alabama. . .in 1866. . .came to Bossier Parish when she was 3 weeks old
Lewis Palmer Luttrell met Kate at the boarding house run by her mother (Nancy Brown)

Kate Luttrell, front, with son, Claude A. Luttrell, Sr. (behind her) and possibly other children.  Possibly Joe Bailey on left, ? next to him and Mary on right.
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Lewis Palmer Luttrell
Feb 1941 article from Waverly IL newspaper - editor is Lewis' cousin