Some databases show that Charles Mabry was listed on the Warren Co NC 1790 Census. In all likelihood he did have cousins living there at that time, as his uncle John and his several sons were in that county. Charles Mabry was STILL in Warren Co NC in 1800, after this Charles had obviously moved to Virginia. This Charles Mabry in Warren County was instead the son of Joshua, a son of Hinchia Mabry of the second generation.
Some databases give his name as Charles Grafton Mabry - I have not seen the middle name in any actual record.
1789 - Charles Mabry was assessed tax on three horses in Montgomery Co VA, along with his cousin George. Within a few months, Wythe Co was formed from Montgomery.
1793 - Charles Mayberry was on a Wythe Co VA Tax list - a section of Wythe that became Grayson. Co. 1 tithe & 3 horses.
15 Jan 1793. Grayson Co, VA. Charles Mabry was appointed surveyor of the county line to "half the distance that William Dalton is appointed to keep in repair".
1794 Grayson Co VA Personal Property Tax List
1800, Grayson Co TAX List
Milita Officers of Grayson Co:
1810 Grayson Co Tax list - Charles Maberry, 2 males over 21, 5 horses
Patrick Co Va DB 4, p.58
1820 Grayson Co VA Census, p.50
1830 Grayson Co Va Census, p.268
VA Land Patent.
In 1836, Charles gave 80 acres to his son Samuel, Feb 6th. The next year he gave his son Joseph 80 acres on Burk's Creek in Grayson Co. Grayson Co Deeds.
Charles Mabry's estate was appraised and return made April 20th, 1840 by M. C. Hall, Elijah Turman, Matthew B. Hall, Joshua G. Mabry, and Samuel S. Mabry.
Charles Mabry is buried in the Thompson-Bolt Cemetery in Carroll Co VA. Date given for death is April 1840. The cemetery is also called the James Thompson Cemetery and is near the Floyd Co line. There is a marker placed in recent years:
This entry is curious - Charles not known to have a son of the same name. This may be the source of the middle initial "G" often shown for him. The problem is that Charles Mabry had died in 1840 and wouldn't be listed with a tithe even had he left an estate to be taxed.
1850 - Grayson Co., VA, Charles Mabry Estate Settlement named his heirs as:
Elizabeth Hylton/Helton is thought to be buried Thompson-Bolt Cemetery in Carroll Co VA. She may have been the daughter of Samuel Helton. Those who believe that Charles Mabry married twice, suggest Elizabeth died before February 1836.
Some say her parents were John Hylton/Helton and Obedience Cox and she was a sister to Elias Hylton. Some online databases say John & Obedience did have a daughter Elizabeth, b. 1769, and married to Henry Hylton, probably a cousin. Others say that Elizabeth was the widow of Elias Hylton or that the second wife Sarah named in the estate settlement of Charles Mabry was the widow of Elias.
There is a Memorial headstone, Thompson-Bolt Cemetery, Carroll Co VA, placed many years after the fact, with three names. Sarah Elizabeth Helton Mabry with no dates and the notation "believed buried here". Charles G. Mabry also listed on the stone, as is Sarah Mabry who died 24 Aug 1846.
What makes the most sense is that Charles was first married to Elizabeth Helton, daughter of John & Obedience Cox. If she died and he remarried, it is quite possible he married the widow of Elizabeth's brother Elisha, whose wife was indeed named Sarah. Elisha left a will in Grayson Co in January of 1825, naming his wife Sarah and his children. Sarah's surname is unknown. I doubt that either lady had both names Sarah and Elizabeth. It is possible there was never an Elizabeth as I've not found her name in any record.
There is a further discrepancy - there are death records for children Samuel S. and Susanna in a database on FamilySearch.org. Both of these cite Sally, or Sarah Mabry as their mother.
CHARLES MABRY and ELIZABETH HYLTON/HELTON had the following children:
Charles Mabry's second wife is presumed to have been the widow of Elias Hylton. She is said to be buried in the Thompson-Bolt Cemetery where Charles is buried.
Some believe there was no second wife and that the first wife was Sarah Elizabeth.
There is a grave marker in the James Thompson (or Thompson-Bolt) Cemetery, Carroll Co, VA with three names. This is not an old stone, but has been placed in more recent times.