Edgecombe Co NC DB 3, p.204
This George Mabry is found online in several places as married to a Mary, surname unknown, or to a Mary Lackey with no source given. He has been "assumed" to be the George Mabry who died in Knox Co TN circa 1801 when his son George was appointed administrator of his somewhat meager estate. No one else is named - no wife or other children - and it is an intestate settlement. The deeds in Edgecombe Co NC, indicate that George Jr. was probably at least age 21 in 1748 when he bought a tract of land. This appears to be about the time the family moved to North Carolina. If George Jr was at least 21 in 1748, then he was born prior to 1727, possibly several years earlier since he can afford 200 acres. That would make him dying at least in his mid-seventies if he was the same man in Tennessee.
Some of this family seems to have been in Pittsylvania Co VA - Henry Co was formed from Pittsylvania: 1789 Aug, Henry Co. George Mabry, Jr in the amt of 100#'s and Henry Syms & James Poteell, Sr in the amt of 50#'s each gave security on condition that the sd Maberry be of good behaviour one year & a day & especially toward Mary Kinsey. (Order Book 5, p.63)
Another estate settlement in Knox Co TN is for a Joseph A. Mabry - who by all indications was quite well-to-do. His will was dated 17 Apr 1837, probate granted at the June, 1837, session of court. His wife was named "Alcy" probably for Alice. A brother-in-law, Maj. William T. Givins is mentioned in the will and appointed one of the Executors. In fact, Mabry requested land be purchased in Benton Co AL, next to Givins, for the use of his wife in her widowhood. [Benton Co AL was changed to Calhoun Co in 1832, but Mabry seems not to have been aware of that fact.] A George W. Mabry of Lebanon TN is also mentioned as having a horse in his possession, which Mabry bequeathed to him, and he was also appointed one of the executors. I believe this to be a different George Mabry, than Joseph Mabry's son of that name, because of the wording of the will. Possibly a brother. Children named in the will are sons George Washington and Joseph Alexander; and daughters Polly Parnett, Margaret Parlea, and Capernia. I suspect the girls have middle names and those were not their married names because of the 1840 census. Joseph A. Mabry does not say his children were minors but the census does indicate that - he did add a clause to provide for any child his wife might be pregnant with so she was certainly of child-bearing age. He also had a son by Sarah Ann Wells of Nashville, called James Ransom, that he directs his executors to provide for and educate.
The next estate book might very well have more information regarding the estate. There may be guardianship records regarding his children.
The 1830 census of Knox Co listed Joseph A. Mabry with a male child under 5, a male child between 5-10, and a male age 15-20, as well as himself, aged 30-40 [born between 1790 and 1800]. There are two girls under 5 and a female age 20-30. Since Joseph was no older than 40 in 1830, it seems unlikely that he was a son of the George Mabry, formerly of Edgecombe Co NC - he certainly could be a grandson.
The 1840 census of Knox Co has Alsey H. Mabry with 2 males age 15-20 that could be the two young boys from 1830. There is a female between 5-10 and two females between 10-15. Alsey appears to be age 40-50. The two boys and three girls match up nicely to the five children named in Joseph Mabry's will.
There is a George W. Mayberry, in Tennessee, of an age to have served as Executor of Joseph Mabry's will and about the same age as Joseph Mabry. He lived in Williamson Co in Middle Tennessee - there is no Lebanon in that county today that I can find. In 1840 he was age 40-50 with a spouse the same age and five children, most teenagers. In 1850, George W. Mayberry, age 49, born in Virginia, was still in Williamson Co, and only a girl Frances W., age 14, born TN, was living with him.
George MABRY Jr. and Mary [MABRY] had the following children: