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Lemly Family

First Generation

Henry Augustus Lemly (1812-1886) was a native of Rowan County NC, who had attended the University of North Carolina with the intention of pursuing a career in medicine. He gave this up because of weak eyesight, however, and became a merchant in Salisbury. In 1836 he married Amanda Conrad (1816-1910) and settled with her in what became Forsyth County.

Can anyone give us more information on his parents and the other Lemlys of Rowan County?

Second Generation

Children of Henry Augustus Lemly and Amanda Conrad
Elizabeth C. Lemly (1840-1902) m. Charles Blackwell Brooks (1826-1904)
Laura E. Lemly (1843-1901) did not marry
Ithiel T. Lemly (ca. 1845-aft. 1910) m. 1) Mattie McArthur (1853-1875), d/o Percy and Elizabeth McArthur; 2) Lou Russell (ca. 1848-1879), d/o Capt. Zebedee Russell; 3) name unknown, died 1882
William A. Lemly (1846-1929 or 1928?) m. 1) Bertha Catherine Belo (1850-1883), 2) Emily L. De Schweinitz (1856-1929)
*Capt. Henry Rowan Lemly (1851-1925) m. Julia Katherine Palmer (ca. 1859-bef. 1925), d/o Maj. Gen. Innis Newton Palmer and his wife, Catherine
Samuel Conrad Lemly (1853-bef. 1909) (judge-advocate-general in the United States Navy) (not married in 1880)

A coding error eliminated the second wife of William A. Lemly and the remainder of this family. This was corrected September 4, 2007.

*Lieutenant Henry Rowan Lemly of Forsyth County: Fighting Crazy Horse in the Great Sioux War

Third Generation

Children of Ithiel Lemly
Amanda S. Lemly, m. ? Gordon

Ithiel Lemly lived in Patrick Co. VA and Montgomery and Ashe Counties, NC. At the time of his mother's death in 1910, he was listed as "of Ashe Co." Amanda Conrad Lemly's will (1910) refers to her granddaughter Amanda S. Gordon specifically and then mentions "children of Ithiel T. Lemly, my son" without naming them. Who were the others?

Henry Conrad Lemly (1874-1904) is living with Henry Augustus and Amanda Lemly in 1880, age 5, listed as their grandson. Was he Ithiel's son, living with his grandparents in that year because his mother had died? Or was he the son of one of the other Lemly children? He married Letitia Brown (1880-1931). They had one son, Conrad Brown Lemly (1902-1967), who is named in his grandmother Amanda Conrad Lemly's will.


Children of William A. Lemly and Bertha Catherine Belo
William B. Lemly (ca. 1876-aft. 1920) m. Doris (living in Washington, DC 1920)
Bertha Amanda Lemly (1877-1879)
Charles Lemly (1880-?)
Gertrude Lemly (1883-1885)
Frederick H. Lemly (ca. 1881-aft. 1920) m. Hilda (ca. 1895-aft. 1920) (living in Washington, DC 1920)

William A. Lemly was President of Wachovia Bank and a prominent citizen of Winston-Salem.


Children of Capt. Henry Rowan Lemly and Katherine Palmer
Katherine Lemly (1876-1920) m. James Southard/Couthard Parker (both buried at Arlington National Cemetery)
Rowan Parker Lemly (abt. 1885-aft. 1920) m. Cottie H. (abt. 1889-aft. 1920) (their dau., Katherine, was born abt. 1916)

In 1880 Henry Lemly, along with his wife and daughter, were living in Richmond, Staten Island, NYC, NY. The census taker recorded Henry's parents being born in Pennsylvania. Catherine was born in Texas and her parents were born in NY. Their daughter, Kate, was born in Virginia. In the same year in Forsyth NC, Henry A. Lemly (Henry Rowan's father) is recorded as being born NC.

Washington Post, Sunday, Nov. 5, 1911 - "Capt. and Mrs. Henry Rowan Lemly have returned to Washington and opened their apartment at Stoneleigh for the winter."


Children of Samuel Conrad Lemly
Ellen Lemly


Who Was Who in America, Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co., 1943
Encyclopedia of American Biography

1880 Federal Census, New York, New York

1880 Federal Census, Washington, DC

1880 Federal Census, Douglas Co., Nebraska

1920 Federal Census, Washington, DC

Forsyth County wills, census and cemetery records

Death Notices from the People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract, compiled and edited by Robert M. Topkins, Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society, Winston-Salem, 1997

This page was created on December 30, 2001; updated September 10, 2003. Minor additions were made on March 3, 2004

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