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HARDEE FAMILY







THOMAS HARDEE DESCENDANTS



Descendants of Thomas Hardee




Generation One


1. THOMAS1 HARDEE was born circa 1730. He married Sarah Croom, daughter of Major Croom and Olieff (Croom), in Dobbs
County, North Carolina. Thomas died between April 1788 and 1790 in Dobbs County, North Carolina;
Thomas voted in the 1788 Election but was not on the 1790 Census.
It has always been written that Joseph Hardee was the husband of Sarah Croom and that Col. John Hardee
was Joseph's father. Most of the people working on the Hardee family of Pitt County came to the conclusion a number
of years ago that Col. John had only one son, Isaac, who has no heirs that lived.
The discovery of the Will of Col. John several years at the NC Collection, UNC - Chapel Hill,
backed this up as no sons were listed in the Will and all of his land was left to his two daughters,
Elizabeth Simpson and Jemima Smith with personal property to the children of Abraham Enloe, dec.
There was no Joseph Hardee of any spelling of the surname in the Dobbs County area from available records
including the Cross Indices; however, there was a Thomas Hardee/Hardy on the two Dobbs Tax Lists,
the Militia List, the Voters List of 1788 and several entries on the Cross Indices including some between
Thomas and Major Croom. Several of the children of Sarah Croom Hardee named sons Thomas and Thomas Hardee
which is circumstantial evidence that Thomas was the husband and father. Even though records for Dobbs County
are scant, if a Joseph had been in the area, he would have appeared somewhere, most likely on the Cross Indices.
Since there is not a shred of circumstantial evidence of a Joseph and there is for a Thomas, for the time being most
researchers are going with Thomas as the husband of Sarah Croom. More than likely, Thomas was part of the Pitt County Hardee family, but that is not proven. It is possible that he was the son of Joseph Hardee of Pitt who had a son
Thomas of the right age; however, several different lines have claimed that Thomas. At least one Thomas
stayed in Pitt County and is found in the records in that County. Joseph was not a Croom name but Major, William and Isaac were; however, Isaac and William were also found in Pitt County. Susannah, wife of Major Croom and Sarah's step-mother was of the Pitt
County Hardee family - probably the daughter of Col. John Hardee although that is not completely proven either at this time.

SARAH CROOM was born in Craven County, North Carolina, circa 1742; Will of Sarah Croom Hardee, Copy found in the F. Lee
Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of Lenoir County, NC. Sarah died circa 1799 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
1790 Census - Sarah Hardee
1 male over 16, 1 under, 3 females - 5 slaves
she lived next to Hardy Croom
All of her unmarried children do not appear to be living with her
WILL OF SARAH HARDEE
In the name of God, Amen: I, Sarah Hardee of Lenoir County and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak, but of sound disposing
mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in the following manner. Recommending my soul to
Almighty God who gave it, not doubting to awake unto Glory, and as touching what worldly Estate that it has pleased God to bestow
me with, I dispose of in the following manner: First: My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid together with my Funeral
expenses at the discretion of my Executors.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Oliff one Bed and furniture that she claims, to her and her heirs forever. The residue and
remainder of my estate to be sold by Executors and the money arising from such sale to be divided in the following manner
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Major Hardee five shillings to him and his heirs forever
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Hardee five shillings to him and his heirs forever
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Kennedy five shillings to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Hardee five shillings to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son William Hardee five shillings to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath all the money that remains after the above legacies is paid to my Daughters Oliff Hardee, Elizabeth Hardee,
Susannah Hardee, and Catherine Hardee to be equally divided, share and share alike, to them and their heirs forever.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint my loving brother Major Croom and my trusty friend Moses Westbrook Executors of this my last Will
and Testament making void all other wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament, In

witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 26th day of July 1798. Sarah (X) Hardee Signed, Sealed, Published, and
Delivered in presence of Sarah (X) Wiggins, Simon Westbrook State of North Carolina
Lenoir County April Court, 1799 Then was the foregoing Last Will and Testament of Sarah Hardee proved in due form by the oath of
Simon Westbrook, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and at the same time Major Croom esquire one of the Exrs. therein named
appeared and qualified as such. Therefore ordered letters issued accordingly James Bright, Clerk of Court

RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
MAJOR CROOM EXECUTOR OF ESTATE OF SARAH HARDEE FROM S. BRIGHT
p 200 - 2 April 1799 - By Justices of Court of Lenoir - certified that SARAH HARDEE is dec, her will duly proved and MAJOR
CROOM qualified. We empower MAJOR CROOM to take possession and return an inventory.
JAS BRIGHT CC
WIT SIMON BRIGHT
END OF DOCUMENT

p 178 - INDENTURE - Wm CROOM TO JOSEPH HARDEE
10 August 1810 - Indenture - WILLIAM CROOM, town of Kinston to JOSEPH HARDEE of Lenoir - WILLIAM CROOM has
purchased the following shares in the lands of HARDIE CROOM dec viz - the share of RICHARD G. CROOM which is one third
part of one full share; the share of WILLIAM BRYAN and wife OLLEZ which is also one other third part of the said full share; the
share of ISAAC HARDEE which is one ninth of one full share; and the share of JONATHAN ROUSE and wife CATHY which is also
one ninth of one full share. A full share being estimated to be worth twelve hundred and eighty two dollars and fifty cents the above
mentioned shares is therefore estimated to be worth eleven hundred and forty dollars. I WILLIAM CROOM for the sum of eleven
hundred and forty dollars paid by JOSEPH HARDIE sold: the share of R. G. CROOM, the share of Wm BRYAN and wife OLLEX,
the share of ISAAC HARDIE and the share of JONATHAN ROUSE and wife CATY
WIT F. KILPATRICK, JNO HARDEE
To Court October 1810 on oath of JOHN HARRELL C. WESTBROOK CC
Enrolled 15 October 1810 - JAS. BRIGHT, Regr
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of record - Given under my hand Janu 19th 1833 M. BRIGHT Rgr.
NOTE: This Indenture is given twice in the Collection with the only difference being in the WIT - this version gave J. WALRICK and
JNO HARELL as the WIT
p 191 - ____ 1812 - Indenture - WILLIAM CROOM (who purchased the shares of RICHARD G. CROOM, WILLIAM BRYAN and
wife OLLIVE, ISAAC HARDEE and JONATHAN ROUSE and wife CATHERINE, who were heirs at law in and to a part of the real
estate of HARDIE CROOM dec and also between MARY KENNEDY, OLIVE HARDIE, and JESSE H. CROOM and wife
SUSANNA who were also heirs in and to a part of the real estate of this said HARDEE CROOM decd) to JOSEPH HARDEE - sum of
$1565 pd by JOSEPH HARDEE --- we the said WILLIAM CROOM, MARY KENNEDY, OLIVE HARDEE, JESSE H. CROOM and
wife SUSANNA --- the following tracts in fee simple which was formerly the property of HARDEE CROOM dec and which was
alloted and laid off to the heirs of SARAH HARDEE and JOSHUA CROOM who were heirs of the aforesaid HARDEE CROOM dec
- NS Neuse - 1st tract patented by MAJOR CROOM on 30 March 1754 - 100 acres; 2nd tract - beginning in line of land granted to
JOHN WILLIAMS adj RATCLIFF, patent line of MAJOR CROOM, WILLIAM WILLIAMS line - 120 acres; 3rd tract - adj Tom's
Branch, JOHN WILLIAMS, RICHARD CASWELL, Flat swamp to line of land granted to SAML CASWELL in 1770 - 15 acres; 4th
tract - adj SAML CASWELL, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, HILLS Plantation to line patented by SAML CASWELL, JOHN WILLIAMS -
30 acres ---- total of 265 acres it being the land whereon MARTIN CASWELL dec formerly lived and which was transferred by deed
from WILLIAM CASWELL to AMBROSE JONES and from JONES to HARDEE CROOM on 8 April 1807.
No further information
END OF DOCUMENT

INDENTURE - MARY KENNEDY, OLLIFFS HARDEE, JESSE H. CROOM and WIFE TO JOSEPH HARDEE
p 195 - 6 April 1810 - MARY KENNEDY, OLLIFFS HARDEE, JESSE H. CROOM and wife SUSANNAH of the Counties of
Wayne and Lenoir to JOSEPH HARDEE of Lenoir - $427.50 - sell our interest of our shares of HARDE CROOM estate dec and heirs
of SARAH HARDEE dec --- sell the 3 shares in lands of HARDEE CROOM dec
J. H. CROOM signed and the ladies used a mark
WIT Wm CROOM, C. M. CROOM
To Court October Term 1810 on oath of CALVIN CROOM and ABRAHAM CROOM - C. WESTBROOK, Clerk
Enrolled 15 October 1810 - JAS. BRIGHT, Regt
END OF DOCUMENT

The will and the above deeds give nine children of Sarah Croom and Thomas Hardee. Her Will proves that Mary married a Kennedy
and the deeds in some cases provide us the married surnames of some of the children. Catherine married Jonathan Rouse, Susannah
married Jesse Hare Croom, and Olive appears not have have been married in 1812. Olive, wife of William Bryan is a proven daughter
of Joshua Croom.

The nine known children of Thomas1 Hardee and Sarah Croom all born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  2. i. OLIEFF2 HARDEE was born; Ibid.
  + 3. ii. MAJOR HARDEE, born between 1760 and 1765; married Nancy Kennedy.
  + 4. iii. JOSEPH HARDEE, born between 1760 and 1770; married Sarah (Hardee); married Nancy Kennedy.
  + 5. iv. MARY HARDEE, born circa 1769; married Walter Kennedy.
  6. v. ISAAC HARDEE was born between 1774 and 1780; Ibid. He married (--?--) Unknown. He died
        between 1830 and 1840.
        The census supports him having
        Daughters
        1 daughter bc 1796 - 1800
        2 daughters bc 1805 - 1810
        3 young girls bc 1810 - 1820 in his household in 1820 - were they his?
        Sons
        1 son bc 1805 - 1810
        1 son bc 1802 - 1804
        On the 1830 census, it appears maybe one of his children, their spouse and their children were living
        with him.
        Don Gurley descends from John L. Hardee and Josephine Potts who are buried in Fairview Cemetery
        and the family tradition says his father was Isaac. John was born in 1828 and the census does not
        support John L. Being a son.
  + 7. vi. WILLIAM HARDEE, born 1780.
  + 8. vii. ELIZABETH HARDEE, born circa 1781; married Jesse Croom Kennedy.
  + 9. viii. SUSANNAH HARDEE, born circa 1783; married Jesse Hare Croom.
  + 10. ix. CATHERINE HARDEE, born circa 1785; married Jonathan Rouse.


Generation Two


3. MAJOR2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born between 1760 and 1765 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; Ibid. She married Major
Hardee, daughter of John Kennedy and Mary Rasberry, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in December 1789; Collection of Frederick
Lee Edwards, dec, Originals at ECU, Manuscript Division and family histories at Heritage Place, LCC. He died circa 1808 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina; 1810 Lenoir Co, NC Census.
Major obtained a Marriage license in Dobbs County on 2 December 1789. Information from NCGJ - November 82.
FROM F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION
VERY FADED - 13 November 1800 - WILLIAM CROOM of the State of North Carolina and the County of Lenoir on the one part
and MAJOR HARDEE of the same, on the other part, for the sum of twenty pounds assign a certain tract plantation and parcel of land
situate lying and being in Lenoir County on the North Side of Nuce River and southwest side of the Farmer Swamp ???? Plantation
containing twen (sic) acres be the same more or less it being part of the land devised to the said WILLIAM CROOM by the last Will
and Testament of JOSHUA CROOM dec. Beginning at a water oak in his own line and runs south thirtynine East twenty Eight poles to
a pine then South Seventyfour East Sixteen pole to a pine near an old clayhole then North Sixtyfive East Thirtytwo pole to a hickory
then North Eighteen East twentytwo pole to a pine then a direct line to the beginning together with all houses, outhouses, orchards
WIT WILLIAM HARDEE can't read rest
To Court - July 1801, Lenoir Court. Enrolled in Lenoir County 20 July 1801.
END OF DOCUMENT
no date May 1807 - WILLIAM CROOM of County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina for the sum of Three Hundred dollars paid
by MAJOR HARDEE - a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Lenoir County on the North Side of the Nuce River and
adjoining the lands of MAJOR HARDEE beginning at a post oak and running S degrees West 62 ? poles thence S degrees 72 West 44

poles thence N degrees 88 West 70 poles to WALTER KENNEDIES line then with his line N degrees 16 West 31 poles to a gum
MAJOR HARDEE's corner thence with his lines to the beginning containing thirty acres.
WIT Can't read
To Court Jan 1808 Enrolled 15th day January 1808 Lenoir County.
END OF DOCUMENT
State of North Carolina, No 251 - Sum of Fifty Shillings paid by MAJOR HARDY grant a tract of land containing Ten acres lying in
Lenoir County on the North side of Neuse River including his Farmer swamp plantation, beginning at a red oak his own corner of a
tract of land granted to JOSHUA CROOM dec and runs South Sixty East fifteen pole to a red oak his own corner of a piece of land
lent to the widow of JOSHUA CROOM, thence with his own line north eighty five East Seventy pole to MISS CASWELL's line,
thence with her line North thirty five pole to his own corner, thence with his own line South Sixty nine West eighty six pole to the
Beginning.
Entered the 20th day of April 1801. Signed by Benjamin Williams, Governor
State of North Carolina July 30th 1801 - by virtue of Warrent #373 dated the 23 July 1801 - to me directed from FREDERICK
JONES, Esq, Entry taker for Lenoir County, entered in his office by MAJOR HARDEE the 20th April 1801. This then gives the
description of land as above.
WIT WILLIAM HARDY, HENRY WESTBROOK
END OF DOCUMENT
FROM PAPERS OF MAJOR AND NANCY HARDEE - these appear to be notes taken from original deeds although neither the
grantor nor the grantee is indicated.
Dated 1774 - 124 acre deed - beginning at a sweet gum and runs North 69 E 150 poles to a sweet gum then due S degrees 140 pole to a
white oak thence due W 84 pole to a pine then S degrees 55 W 70 pole then to the first station.
30 acre deed - Begins at a post oak and runs S degrees 25 W 62 pole then S degrees 72 W 44 pole then S degrees 88 W 70 pole to
WALTER KENNEDIES line then with his line S degrees 16 W 31 pole to a gum MAJOR HARDEE's corner then with his line to the
begin.
7 acre deed - Beg at a watter oak in his own line and runs S degrees 39 E 28 pole to a pine then S degrees 74 Est 16 pole to a pine an
old clay hold then S degrees 65 Est 32 pole to a hickory then a direct line to the begin
END OF DOCUMENT
almost not readable and it is torn right down the middle - 30 December 1774 - JOHN FARMER of the County of Chatt ?? (This is not
Lenoir Co and suspect it might be Chatham County) in the province of North Carolina, blacksmith, and JOHN KENNEDY of the
County of Dobbs in the province aforesaid, planter, in the sum of twenty pounds paid by JOHN KENNEDY, sell a certain tract lying
on the North side of the Nuce on both sides of ??? pocason in Dobbs County beginning at a stake ????? 125 acres including
buildings, orchards, gardens, timber trees
WIT JOHN RATCLIFF, ??
Presented at Court 1775 upon the afformation of JOHN RATCLIFF, HE BEING ONE OF THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS.
Enrolled in Dobbs County 15 January 1775
END OF DOCUMENT
25 February 1802 - Indenture between JESSE KENNEDY of the state of North Carolina and the County of Lenoir on the one part and
MAJOR HARDEE of the same on the other part. For the sum of three hundred pounds paid by MAJOR HARDEE assign a certain
tract plantation and parcel of land situate lying and being in Lenoir County on the North side of Nuce River in Farmer's Swamp
including the Farmer's swamp plantation containing one Hundred and Twenty Five acres being part of a patent granted to JOHN
RATCLIFF for two Hundred and fifty acres beginning at stake at the end of one hundred ten pole of the North Sixty nine East 260 pole
line of said patent and runs with said line North fifty nine East one Hundred and fifty pole to a sweet gum the Patent corner then North
one Hundred and forty pole to a white oak then West Eighty four pole to a pine then South fifty five West Seventy pole then to the first
Station together with all houses, outhouses, gardens, orchards
WIT WM CROOM, WM HARDEE
END OF DOCUMENT
September 1806 - State of North Carolina - No 308 - for the sum of Fifty Shillings paid by MAJOR HARDEE grant a tract of land
containing Nineteen acres being in the County of Lenoir on the North side of Neuse River and on the South side of Tom's pocoson,
beginning at a black jack at WILLIAM CROOMS and AMBROSE JONES' corner and runs with WILLIAM CROOMS's line, North
eighty six degrees East one hundred and fifty four poles to a stake in WILLIAM WILLIAMS's line, thence North thirty eight poles to a
Sweet Gum then a direct line to the beginning.
Signed by Nathaniel Alexander, Gov.
A survey by JOSEPH LOFTIN is attached along with a platt - 26 July 1806 - by virtue of a Warrent dated the 6th March 1806, I have
surveyed for MAJOR HARDEE a tract containing nineteen acres lying in Lenoir County. Description is the same as above.

WIT: WMS CROOM, FRANCIS CASWELL
END OF DOCUMENT
11 January 1814 - (From MAJOR and NANCY HARDEE Papers) - State of North Carolina, Lenoir County - Received of Mrs.
NAYCY HARDY four Hundred Dollars in full for A Negro woman named JAN and her girl childed named RACHEL the title of
Negros forever warrant and defend. SHADRACK (X) BOYT
WIT JAMES HARDY, BURWEL BOYTE
To Lenoir County Court April term 1814.
Enrolled in the Registers Office 15th April 1814
END OF DOCUMENT
13 January 1816 - This indenture made between ABRAM HARDEE (the son) of the State of North Carolina and the County of Lenoir
on the one part and NANCY HARDEE (the mother) on the other part that the said ABRAM HARDEE for the sum of 350 dollars
assign to NANCY HARDEE the undivided interest one sixth of lands of my deceased father MAJOR HARDEE; and also the
undivided part of my deceased brother CHARLES HARDEE part of the aforesaid lands in Lenoir on the north side of the Nuce River
on Farmers Swamp being land on which NANCY HARDEE now lives and bounded as follows beginning at a stake and being north
69 E 150 poles to a sweet gum then N degrees 140 poles to white oak then 84 poles to a pine then S degrees 55 W 70 pole then to the
first station containing one hundred and twenty five acres (above land contained in deed from JESSE KENNEDY to MAJOR
HARDEE. Also one other piece of thirty acres contained in a deed from WILLIAM CROOM to MAJOR HARDEE and bounded as
follows beginning at a post oak and runs south 25 W 62 poles then S degrees 72 W 44 pole then N degrees 88 W 70 pole to WALTER
KENNEDY line, then with his line N 1 E 31 poles to a line in said MAJOR HARDEE's corner then with his line to the beginning.
Also one other piece of land contained in a deed from said WILLIAM CROOM to said MAJOR CROOM and bounded as follows
beginning at a water oak in said WILLIAM CROOM's line S 39 E 28 pole to a pine then S degrees 7 4 E 16 pole to a pine then N
degrees 65 E 32 pole to a hickory then N degree 18 E 22 pole to a pine then to the beginning. Also my undivided part of the land
which is coming to me from the estate of my deceased uncle HARDEE CROOM and also my part of share of my deceased brother
CHARLES HARDEE' s share of said HARDEE CROOM's estate. WIT ISAAC HARDEE, JOHN KENNEDY
Proved in Lenoir Court April 1816 by JOHN KENNEDY.
Enrolled in the Register's office 15 April 1816
END OF DOCUMENT
16 May 1817 - SIMON ROUSE and JONATHAN ROUSE for the sum of Eleven hundred and fifty dollars to us paid by NANCY
HARDEE sold four negroes to wit ANNAKEY ???, SARAH, EVA and ABRAM which said negroes be the said SIMON and
JONATHAN ROUSE - defend to said NANCY HARDEE
WIT Can't read.
To July Court 1817 in Lenoir County.
Enrolled in the Register's office of Lenoir County the 15th July 1817.
END OF DOCUMENT
16 February 1817 - This indenture - between MARY HARDY of the State of North Carolina of the one part and NANCY HARDY of
the same State and County of the other part
for sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by NANCY HARDY - A certain tract plantation or parcel of land
located in the County aforesaid on the North side of Neuse River and in Farmer's Swamp pocoson being the land which fell to me by
the death of my Father MAJOR HARDY dec which said land I the said MARY HARDEE do give up freely for the consideration
above mentioned unto the said NANCY HARDEE
Signed by MARK
WIT J. HUTCHINS, MOSES WESTBROOK
July Court in Lenoir County 1817
Enrolled in the Register's Office of Lenoir Co the 15th July 1817
END OF DOCUMENT
19 January 1819 - JAMES HARDY of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina for sum of four Hundred and fifty dollars paid
by NANCY HARDY sell my rights which I have as an heir of MAJOR HARDY dec to all the lands which the said MAJOR HARDY
was seized and possessed of in the County aforesaid - a parcel with all woods, ways and waters and water courses and every other
appartenance to said NANCY HARDY, her heirs forever.
WIT JOHN KENNEDY, JR, JOHN (x) HARDEE
To Court January Term 1827 proved by JOHN KENNEDY
Enrolled in Lenoir County, 19 January 1827
END OF DOCUMENT
8 August 1826 - Be it known that I NANCY HARDEE THE YOUNGER of the County of Lenoir and State of No Carolina for and in

consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by NANCY HARDEE THE ELDER - All my right,
title, claim, interest and demand whatsoever which I have as an heir of MAJOR HARDEE, dec to all the land which MAJOR
HARDEE was seized and possessed of in the County of Lenoir at the time of his death. To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of
land with all woods, waters, water courses and every other appurtenance
WIT ISAAC HARDEE, JOHN (X) HARDEE
To court January Term 1827 on the oath of ISAAC HARDEE.
Enrolled in the Registers office of Lenoir County the 17th January 1827
END OF DOCUMENT

17 March 1835 - This Indenture made between LEMUEL WESTBROOK and MARY his wife of the one part and NANCY HARDEE
of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina on the other part - for consideration of the sum of Six hundred dollars paid by said
NANCY HARDY - the following tract of land or plantation situated and being in Contentnea neck on the North side of Neuse River
and South side of Contentnea Creek. Beginning at a hickory on the creek and run South 23 West 131 poles to a red oak then South 66
West 117 poles to a pine then South 17 East 95 poles to a pine and bay then North 64 East to the creek then up the creek to the
beginning containing one hundred and sixty four acres and two roads on the same more or less and known in the division of
FREDERICK JONES land as lot No 1.
WIT JACOB PARROTT, JESSE KENNEDY.
MARY JANE WESTBROOK was examined by ROBERT KEMP ? of Superior Court
Enrolled in Lenoir Co 14 May 1835
END OF DOCUMENT
20 October 1841 - BLOUNT COLEMAN, Clerk and Master in Equity for the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina, of the
first part and NANCY HARDY of the said County of the second part. At a Court of Equity for said County on the 3rd Monday of
March AD 1840, it was ordered and decreed by said Court in the matter of the petition of LEMUEL G? HARDY (minor) by his
guardian JOHN JACKSON that the tract of land mentioned in the petition of the petitioner be sold by the Clerk and Master of the
Court at pubblick auction, first giving 40 days notice of the time and place of such sale. The Clerk on the 9th day of May 1840 did at
publick auction the tract or parcel of land was struck off to the said NANCY HARDY of the second part for the sum of three hundred
and seventy five dollars that being the highest sum bidden for the same. To NANCY HARDY, her heirs and assigns that tract situated
in the County of Lenoir on the North Side of the Neuse River adjoining the lands of the said NANCY HARDY, BRIGHT HARDY,
JAMES HODGES, & JACOB PARROTT and being the lot in the lands of the late MAJOR HARDY dec assigned to his son the late
JOHN HARDY containing thirty four acres more or less.
Wit. LEWIS G. DESMOND.
To Court in 1847 (I do not see a month given -mmm)
Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir the 26 day of Oct. AD 1847 by STEPHEN WHITE, Reg.

FROM RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY

LAND GRANT - WILLIAM HAWKINS GOV TO MAJOR HARDEE
p 198 - Entered 12 August 1808 - State of North Carolina #344 - 50 shillings for every 100 acres pd by MAJOR HARDEE - grant a
tract of 53 acres - NS Neuse, NS Tom's Creek - beginning at a latent line granted to NATHANIEL BIRD, adj WILLIAM WILLIAMS,
RICHARD CASWELL'S formerly line.
WILLIAM HAWKINS, Gov
A platt accompanies
Lenoir County - Warrent granted to MAJOR HARDEE 12 August and #521 and issued 16 December 1808. I have on 17 December
1808 survy sd land containing 53 acres - land description as above -
JOSEPH LOFTIN, surveyor
WIT WILLIAM LOFTEN, ABRAHAM HARDEE.


NANCY KENNEDY was born circa 1770 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. She married Joseph Hardee, son of Thomas Hardee
and Sarah Croom, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in 1826; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. She died circa 1848.
There is an entry in the Raleigh Register - In Lenoir County - 5th - Mrs. Nancy Hardee - member of Bapt Church - 21 Feb 1837 - of
advanced age. I wonder if this date is wrong and this is Nancy Kennedy Hardee.

FROM F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION

To his honor the Judge of this Court of Equity for the County of Lenoir. The bill of complaint of JOHN C. WASHINGTON surviving
?? of IOI Washington ?? vs JOHN L. Hill & JOSEPH R. CROOM executors of NANCY HARDEE dec. JOHN L. HILL and
MARY his wife and JOSEPH R. CROOM AND NANCY his wife and ABRAHAM HARDEE defendents of the County of Lenoir.
END OF DOCUMENT

WILL of NANCY HARDEE
In the name of God, Amen, I, NANCY HARDEE, of the State of North Carolina Lenoir County being low in heath but of sound
memory.. do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner following: First of all I commend my Soul in the hands of
the Almighty God who gae it and my Boddy to this earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the descrissian of my Excrs
nothing doubting but that at the general reserrection I shall receive the same again through the Mighty power of God and as touching
such worldly estate as has pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath the same in the following manner
viz 1st I leave in the hands of my son in law JOHN L. HILL one thousand dollars and my lands in Contentnea…. it being the lands I
bought of LEMUEL WESTBROOK and wife in Trust for the benefit of my son ABRAM HARDEE….and I appoint said HILL my
Trustee to keep said money…..and rent out said land anualy and the rest of said money and rent to paid out to my son ABRAM
HARDEE yearly and in case my son ABRAMS wants should require more than this the land I order that said Trustee shall pay over
such of the principle money as he may think proper and no more,
2nd I give and bequeath to my son JAMES HARDEE two thousand dollar to him and his heirs forever.
3rd I give and bequeath to my Grand Son LEMUEL HARDEE son of JOHN HARDEE, dec, fifty cents to him and his heirs forever.
4th I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter MARY E. or C. CROOM one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever
5th I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter ELIZABETH J. or I. HILL one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever
6th and Lastly my will and desire is that all my property of every description that I have not given or disposed off be equally divided
between my two daughters MARY HILL and NANCY CROOM and it also my will and desire that all the money that I have left in
Trust for the use of my son ABRAM after his death if any together with the land left in Trust after said ABRAMS death be equally
divided between my two daughters MARY HILL and NANCY CROOM to them and their forever and I do hereby appoint and
nominate my two sons in laws JN. L. HILL and J. R. CROOM my execs to this my last Will and Testament…. Set my hand and seal
the 4th Sept 1843 . WIT JAMES A. HODGES RICHARD HODGES
No indication of when probated
END OF DOCUMENT.
The six known children of Major2 Hardee and Nancy Kennedy were as follows:
  11. i. JAMES3 HARDEE was born CA 1790 - 1795 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Nancy
        Hardee, Copy in the Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, East Carolina University, Joyner Library,
        Manuscript Division.
        James never appears in the Census Records.
        19 January 1819 - JAMES HARDY of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina for sum of
        four Hundred and fifty dollars paid by NANCY HARDY sell my rights which I have as an heir of
        MAJOR HARDY dec to all the lands which the said MAJOR HARDY was seized and possessed of in
        the County aforesaid - a parcel with all woods, ways and waters and water courses and every other
        appartenance to said NANCY HARDY, her heirs forever.
        WIT JOHN KENNEDY, JR, JOHN (x) HARDEE
        To Court January Term 1827 proved by JOHN KENNEDY
        Enrolled in Lenoir County, 19 January 1827.
  + 12. ii. ABRAHAM E. HARDEE, born circa 1789 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Rachel Hill.
  + 13. iii. MARY HARDEE, born circa 1794 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married John Linkfield Hill.
  14. iv. CHARLES HARDEE was born between 1794 and 1800 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection
        of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. He died BY 1816 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
  + 15. v. JOHN HARDEE, born circa 1800 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Unknown (--?--).
  + 16. vi. NANCY HARDEE, born 5 July 1804 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Joseph Rasberry
        Croom.

4. JOSEPH2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born between 1760 and 1770 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; Will of Sarah Croom
Hardee, Copy found in the F. Lee Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of Lenoir County, NC. He married Sarah (Hardee) BY 1795.
He married Nancy Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy and Mary Rasberry, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in 1826; Collection of
Frederick Lee Edwards, dec
. He died between 1830 and 1840 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Joseph Hardee and his wife, Sarah Bright, settled on a corner of the old plantation. His son, Bright Hardee, built a home within a

stone's throw of the old settlement, that is today known in Kinston as the "Parrott - Hardee Home Place. It stands now near the lands of
the Caswell Taining School, while the homesite of his mother, Sarah Croom, is a part of the Training School lands. The unmarked
headstone of their graves still stands in the family cemetery beside the grave of their youngest son, Bright Hardee. The cemetery lies
on a knoll almost directly cross the road and in front of the house.
Joseph Hardee and his wife were thrifty and acculated considerable holdings in land. He took over from his mother a little iron box,
which contained a copy of his mother's will. This box comes down to Mrs. J. H. Alexander in Kinston, NC and contains deeds that
show that he bought out the shares of his mother's estate with the exception of the home place that appears to have gone into the
possession of his brother, Major Hadee. It was from these deeds that the names of the husbands of the unmarried daughters of Sarah
Croom Hardee as mentioned in her will were obtained.
From Col. David Hardee
FROM THE F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION
18 October 1826 - State of North Carolina, County of Lenoir - Whereas we JOSEPH HARDEE and NANCY HARDEE intending to
unite ourselves together by marriage and to secure the property of each of us to our own children and to protect any dispute that might
arise between ourselves or our children after we have thought proper to enter into the following Contract each to the other
Now therefore that the following contact may be binding on my part, I, JOSEPH HARDEE, do of my own part and for my heirs
relinquish to the said Nancy and to disclaim all right to any of her property that would accure to me by our Marriages viz her land, her
negroes, her household and kitchen furniture, her stock of all kinds also the crop that is now growing on her lands and all subsequent
crops that may grow thereon and it is further agreed and intended that her negroes should remain on her lands and cultivate the same as
thought we had never been married and the proceeds thereof after maintaining said negros and stock to be entirely at the disposal of the
said NANCY in any manner she may think fit and I NANCY HARDEE do on my part and for my heirs relinquish all right and title to
any of the property that would ??? to JOSEPH HARDEE after his death should I be the longest lived viz - all right to dower on his
lands, all rights to any of his negroes or any of his property in any shape or any way whatsoever as it is that each of us should enjoy the
full benefit of our own property
Nancy may have signed with a Mark
WIT M. WESTBROOK, P. B. ?? COX
To Court January Term 1827 proven by Moses Westbrook
Enrolled at the Registers Office 26 January 1827
END OF DOCUMENT
NOTE: They were not living together on the 1830 Census

FROM RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
INDENTURE - WM. CROOM TO JOSEPH HARDEE
10 August 1810 - Indenture - WILLIAM CROOM, town of Kinston (or) to JOSEPH HARDEE of Lenoir (ee) - WILLIAM CROOM
has purchased the following shares in the lands of HARDIE CROOM dec viz - the share of RICHARD G. CROOM which is one third
part of one full share; the share of WILLIAM BRYAN and wife OLLEZ which is also one other third part of the said full share; the
share of ISSAC HARDEE which is one ninth of one full share; and the share of JONATHAN ROUSE and wife CATHY which is also
one ninth of one full share. A full share being estimated to be worth twelve hundred and eighty two dollars and fifty cents the above
mentioned shares is therefore estimated to be worth eleven hundred and forty dollars. I WILLIAM CROOM for the sum of eleven
hundred and forty dollars paid by JOSEPH HARDIE sold: the share of R. G. CROOM, the share of Wm BRYAN and wife OLLEX,
the share of ISAAC HARDIE and the share of JONATHAN ROUSE and wife CATY
WIT F. KILPATRICK, JNO HARDEE
To Court October 1810 on oath of JOHN HARRELL C. WESTBROOK CC
Enrolled 15 October 1810 - JAS. BRIGHT, Regr
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of record - Given under my hand Janu 19th 1833 M. BRIGHT Rgr.
NOTE: This Indenture is given twice in the Collection with the only difference being in the WIT - this version gave J. WALRICK and
JNO HARELL as the WIT
END OF DOCUMENT
INDENTURE - WILLIAM EASTERLING TO JOSEPH HARDEE
13 April 1813 - Indenture - WILLIAM EASTERLING former Sheriff of Lenoir County to JOSEPH HARDEE - Superior Court in
New Bern in day of ______ directed that the good, chattles, lands of Francis Caswell should make the sum of ___ which was awarded
against him the sd FRANCIS CASWELL for cost of suit wherein HARDEE CROOM was plantiff. Sheriff advertized tract of 500
acres - adj WILLIAM ARANDALE & MARTIN CASWELL, JOHN GARROTS (sic) --- Sheriff sold to AMBROSE JONES for 5
pounds --- JONES transferred to JOSEPH HARDEE
WIT JAS. BRIGHT

To Court July Term 1813 - C. WESTBROOK
Enrolled 15 July 1813 JAS. BRIGHT, Reg
END OF DOCUMENT
SALE OF NEGRO WOMAN - ISAAC CROOM TO JOSEPH HARDEE
5 January 1819 - ISAAC CROOM of town of New Bern (or) sold to JOSEPH HARDEE of Lenoir Co (ee) for $600 a negro woman
Ruth about 37.
WIT JAS. WIGGINS, C, WASHINGTON
April Term 1819 C. WESTBROOK Clk
Enrolled 17 April 1819 - for JAS. BRIGHT Regr D CASWELL Dept Regr
END OF DOCUMENT
WALTER DAVENPORT TO JOSEPH HARDEE
3 December 1829 - Lenoir County April Court directed to the Sheriff --- as the Court found in favor of JOHN GALLON, GEORGE
W. DIXON, WILLIAM ALLEN, BLOUNT COLEMAN, WILLIAM POPE, JOSEPH LOFTIN, COBB & SPENCE (not sure if this is
a full name beccause of the & inbetween), JOHN W. BALLARD, KATHARINE BROWN, RIGHT STANLEY & REUBIN KNOX
commanding line of the lands levied in on CHARLES L or T. BYRD - Sheriff to make sum of $107.72 which above plantiffs
recovered against CHARLES T. BYRD for certain debts --- also sum of $63.72 to plantiffs for damages they sustained, cost and
charges by them I their suits. Money to be raised by July Court --- Sheriff DAVENPORT advertised and sold to JOSEPH HARDY for
$225 --- run of Wheat Swamp, HODGES, corner of a patent granted to JOHN BYRD, DAXSON'S corner
WIT GEO. S. LOVICK, BECTON WATKINS
To Court - January 1831 Term - LEWIS C. DESMOND, Clerk
Enrolled - 30 January 1831 - M. BRIGHT, Regt.




SARAH (HARDEE) was born BY 1775.
Her maiden name is not proven and I rather doubt she was a Bright. Her first name is proven on the tombstone of their son Bright.
The five known children of Joseph2 Hardee and Sarah (Hardee) were as follows:
  + 17. i. MAJOR JOHN3 HARDEE, born between 1795 and 1800 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married
        Elizabeth Mewborn; married Elizabeth Turner Bell.
  18. ii. ISAAC HARDEE was born between 1795 and 1800 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
        The census supports another son born in this time frame and he appears to still be alive in 1820. David
        Hardee gives Pinckney Hardee as a son, but Pinckney was born in 1802 and according to the census
        would not have been a son.
        In the Hardee Book is a note from the Bible records of Martha Hardee, daughter of Isaac Hardee who
        was the son of Joseph P. Hardee.
        Martha was born in 1821 and died in 1890. She married John Brown and they had at least one
        daughter Mary Penelope Brown born in 1854 and died in Kinston in 1927, unmarried. The Bible was
        in the possesion of Mary Penelope Brown and efforts are underway to try and locate the Bible. There
        are three Isaac Hardees on the 1830 Census, and the one next to Joseph Hardee was the only one with
        children. Two were daughters 5-10, consistent with Martha's age. If Martha was the oldest child, this
        would be circumstantial evidence that Isaac Hardee who married Eleanor Taylor, daughter of Isaac
        Taylor, were her parents. According to Marriage Records in the James W. Cox Collection, the date of
        their marriage was 21 February 1820.
        It is also said that John L. Hardee, born in 1828 who lived in LaGrange was a son of Isaac. Again the
        Census is consistent with John L. being Isaac's son.
        There were no Isaac Hardees on the 1840 or 1850 Lenoir Census, and none on the 1850 Pitt Census of
        the right age. The 1840 Pitt Census is being prepared for PCFR.
  19. iii. UNKNOWN HARDEE was born between 1800 and 1805 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  20. iv. UNKNOWN HARDEE was born between 1800 and 1805 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
        The census supports two daughters born between 1800 and 1805.
  + 21. v. BRIGHT HARDEE, born 18 November 1802 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Lydia
        Mewborn.


NANCY KENNEDY was born circa 1770 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. She married Major Hardee, son of Thomas Hardee
and Sarah Croom, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in December 1789; Ibid. She died circa 1848.
There is an entry in the Raleigh Register - In Lenoir County - 5th - Mrs. Nancy Hardee - member of Bapt Church - 21 Feb 1837 - of
advanced age. I wonder if this date is wrong and this is Nancy Kennedy Hardee.

FROM F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION
To his honor the Judge of this Court of Equity for the County of Lenoir. The bill of complaint of JOHN C. WASHINGTON surviving
?? of IOI Washington ?? vs JOHN L. Hill & JOSEPH R. CROOM executors of NANCY HARDEE dec. JOHN L. HILL and
MARY his wife and JOSEPH R. CROOM AND NANCY his wife and ABRAHAM HARDEE defendents of the County of Lenoir.
END OF DOCUMENT

WILL of NANCY HARDEE
In the name of God, Amen, I, NANCY HARDEE, of the State of North Carolina Lenoir County being low in heath but of sound
memory.. do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner following: First of all I commend my Soul in the hands of
the Almighty God who gae it and my Boddy to this earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the descrissian of my Excrs
nothing doubting but that at the general reserrection I shall receive the same again through the Mighty power of God and as touching
such worldly estate as has pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath the same in the following manner
viz 1st I leave in the hands of my son in law JOHN L. HILL one thousand dollars and my lands in Contentnea…. it being the lands I
bought of LEMUEL WESTBROOK and wife in Trust for the benefit of my son ABRAM HARDEE….and I appoint said HILL my
Trustee to keep said money…..and rent out said land anualy and the rest of said money and rent to paid out to my son ABRAM
HARDEE yearly and in case my son ABRAMS wants should require more than this the land I order that said Trustee shall pay over
such of the principle money as he may think proper and no more,
2nd I give and bequeath to my son JAMES HARDEE two thousand dollar to him and his heirs forever.
3rd I give and bequeath to my Grand Son LEMUEL HARDEE son of JOHN HARDEE, dec, fifty cents to him and his heirs forever.
4th I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter MARY E. or C. CROOM one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever
5th I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter ELIZABETH J. or I. HILL one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever
6th and Lastly my will and desire is that all my property of every description that I have not given or disposed off be equally divided
between my two daughters MARY HILL and NANCY CROOM and it also my will and desire that all the money that I have left in
Trust for the use of my son ABRAM after his death if any together with the land left in Trust after said ABRAMS death be equally
divided between my two daughters MARY HILL and NANCY CROOM to them and their forever and I do hereby appoint and
nominate my two sons in laws JN. L. HILL and J. R. CROOM my execs to this my last Will and Testament…. Set my hand and seal
the 4th Sept 1843 . WIT JAMES A. HODGES RICHARD HODGES
No indication of when probated
END OF DOCUMENT.
There were no known children of Joseph2 Hardee and Nancy Kennedy.
        

5. MARY2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born circa 1769 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; Will of Sarah Croom Hardee, Copy found
in the F. Lee Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of Lenoir County, NC
. She married Walter Kennedy, son of John Kennedy and
Mary Rasberry, in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1787. She died before 1850 in Sumter County, Alabama.
BOOK 25 - Lenoir Co Cross Indicies
Canaday, Mary to John Canaday 414
Canaday, Mary to Olive Canaday 416
BOOK 26
Kennedy, Olive to John Kennedy 143 *
Kennedy, Rachel to Same 143
Kennedy, John & Mary to Jacob Parrott 163
Kennedy, Mary to Thomas H. Kennedy 179
Kennedy, Solomon to Matthew H. Carr 179 *
This is about the time they are moving to Ala. Rachel appears to be an unknown daughter. John and Mary appears to be mother and
son.

Mary's mother's Will proves she was married to a Kennedy but not which one. Bev German - bgerman@mail.southwind.net - has done

extensive research on this family and all the entries are from her database.
I believe Mary was a Hardee and Walter her husband for these reasons:
Sarah Croom Kennedy names daughter Mary Kennedy in her will. Mary named a son Thomas Hardy Kennedy. Thomas Hardy names a
daughter Mary Francis. He names a son John. John names a son William Hardy.
Thomas Hardy Kennedy mar Sarah Shaw of Iredell Co NC. Her mother and father name a son Jesse H. Croom Shaw.
When Thomas Hardy Kennedy and wife Sarah died, guardianship passed to Sarah's brother A. T. Shaw, Jr. It is almost a certainty that
A. T. Shaw, Jr. mar Moses F. Westbrook's younger sister Percis Westbrook, the Westbrooks being former residents of Lenoir Co. NC.
Mary Kennedy made an Indenture asking, at her death, for son John to take care of her son Hardy and family, who had fallen on hard
times. She had property and slaves.



WALTER KENNEDY was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1760. Walter died circa 1810 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina.
The seven known children of Mary2 Hardee and Walter Kennedy were as follows:
  + 22. i. UNKNOWN3 KENNEDY, born between 1788 and 1790 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married
        John Roddy.
  23. ii. NANCY ANN KENNEDY was born in 1792 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Henry
        Smith on 8 April 1819 in Lawrence County, Alabama. She married Josiah Dabbs on 12 December
        1843 in Marengo County, Alabama. She died on 30 May 1862 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
  + 24. iii. JOHN KENNEDY, born 26 October 1796 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Harriett A.
        Isler.
  + 25. iv. LEAH A. KENNEDY, born 1803 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Allen Smith.
  + 26. v. OLIVE KENNEDY, born circa 1805 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Lawrence
        Daughtery.
  + 27. vi. THOMAS HARDY KENNEDY, born circa 1806 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Sarah
        M. Shaw.
  28. vii. RACHEL KENNEDY.
        Book 26 of the Cross Indices indicate they had a daughter Rachel. Since that book was not until CA
        1820 and the unknown daughter was married to the Roddy in 1810, it is assumed this is not Rachel.

7. WILLIAM2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born in 1780 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; Ibid. He died between 1850 and 1860 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1850 Lenoir Co, NC Census.
There is only one William on the 1800 census - unmarried. After that there are two the same age and with almost the same number and
ages of children. It is not possible to sort them. I do think that Thomas on the later census living next door to a William was the son of
William who was the son of Sarah and Thomas. The Census is consistent with three sons and is also consistent with the family tradition
that Major left home about the age of 13. William was living with Pinkney on the 1850 Census which is the only circumstantial we
have on William being his father.
FROM RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
LAND GRANT TO FRANCIS CASWELL
p 196 27 April 1804 - No 276 - Land Grant to FRANCIS CASWELL from JAMES TURNER, Gov
State of North Carolina #276 - for fifty shilling every 100 acres paid by FRANCIS CASWELL - 5 acres - FARMERS Swamp adj
WILLIAM ARRANDALL, MARTIN CASWELL dec, JOHN GARROT
Entered 21 September 1802 as by platt. Grant to be registered in Lenoir within 12 months
JAMES TURNER, Gov
WIT WILL WHITE, sec
a platt accompanies
Lenoir County - July 1802 - by virtue of warrant #415 dated 21 September 1802 I have surveyed a parcel of 5 acres for FRANCIS
CASWELL (description as above)
GEORGE WIGGINS
WIT WILLIAM HARDY, JOSIAH POOL
Whereas I purchased the title of FRANCIS CASWELL'S grant at a sale of the Sheriff of Lenoir Co, WILLIAM EASTERLING, for
sum of 5 pounds. I relinguish unto JOSEPH HADEE all my rights and titles.
A. JONES

Recorded in secretary's office
R. N. GOODMAN, Secy
END OF DOCUMENT
NOTE: Was this William the son of Thomas and Sarah or does it give a clue to the other William?

The two known children of William2 Hardee and an unknown spouse both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  + 29. i. PINKNEY COATESWORTH3 HARDEE, born 8 September 1801; married Elizabeth Jones; married
        Persis Arendall Parrott.
  + 30. ii. MAJOR HARDEE, born 1813; married Elizabeth Liles.

8. ELIZABETH2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1781; Collection of Dr. Francis R.
Hodges, 1999 Lakeland, Florida.; Will of Sarah Croom Hardee, Copy found in the F. Lee Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of
Lenoir County, NC
.; Tombstone, Lenoir County, NC. She married Jesse Croom Kennedy, son of John Kennedy and Mary Rasberry.
Elizabeth died on 1 September 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. She was buried in Jesse Kennedy Cemetery,, Lenoir
County, North Carolina.
I have not seen anything to prove this marrige but it is generally accepted to be the case. A good portion of this information came from
Francis Hodges.

JESSE CROOM KENNEDY was born on 1 January 1781; Ibid.; John Kennedy Family Bible, Copy on the Lenoir County GenWeb
Archives site, posted by Dr. Francis R. Hodges.; The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K.
Walls
, Kinston, NC. Jesse died on 25 May 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 75; Ibid. He was buried in Jesse Kennedy
Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The Bible is in poor shape and some of the entires are not readable.
Will of Jesse Kennedy-1856-Lenoir Co mentions daughter-Harriett Parrott, daughter-Sarah Parrott.
Attached notes say Harriet is wife of Benjamin Parrott (a Disciple Minister) and Sarah married Oliver Parrott. Infomation was taken
from notes of Mrs. J. F. Parrott made in 1916 and that Mrs. Parrott was still alive in 1962. Jesse Kennedy born 1781
There is no proof that Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Croom Hardee other than family tradition. The Industrial Issue
of the Free Press gives his middle name as Croom and state Jesse's wife was Elizabeth Hardee.
The seven known children of Elizabeth2 Hardee and Jesse Croom Kennedy all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  + 31. i. HARRIET3 KENNEDY, born 10 March 1806; married Benjamin Parrott Jr.
  32. ii. LEVI KENNEDY was born on 25 April 1808; Jesse Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of
        the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, 1830. (Langdon Coffin, Boston); Donald Parrott,
        copy on the Lenoir County GenWeb Archive Site, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,, (2000).
  + 33. iii. MARY KENNEDY, born 12 May 1810; married Benjamin G. Byrd.
  34. iv. SARAH KENNEDY was born on 21 October 1812; Ibid. She married Oliver Parrott, son of Simon B.
        Parrott and Bramley Murphrey. Sarah died on 8 July 1891 at age 78.
         Md Oliver Parrott son of Simon.
  + 35. v. ELIZA KENNEDY, born 8 February 1814; married Walter Alonzo Kennedy.
  + 36. vi. THOMAS JEFFERSON KENNEDY, born circa March 1818; married Martha E. Allen.
  + 37. vii. BRIGHT KENNEDY, born 20 August 1820; married Huldah I. Sutton.

9. SUSANNAH2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born circa 1783 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; Will of Sarah Croom Hardee, Copy
found in the F. Lee Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of Lenoir County, NC
. She married Jesse Hare Croom, son of Richard
Croom and Ann (Nancy) Hare, on 25 February 1810 in Wayne County, North Carolina; Re-Registered Deeds of Dobbs and Lenoir
Counties, found at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC.; Lois Neal Smathers., Marriages and Death Notices from Raleigh, NC Newspapers
1796 - 1826
. She died after 1820 in Alabama.
Jesse H. CROOM married a Susan (Star) or a Polly (Raleigh Register) HARDEE or HARDY on 25 Feb 1810. Jesse Hare CROOM
moved his family to Alabama about 1818 where he is listed on the tax rolls.
I am rather comfortable with the belief that the Jesse H. CROOM who married Susannah, daughter of Sarah, was JESSE HARE
CROOM, son of Richard and Ann "Nancy" Hare CROOM. This Jesse moved to Greene County, AL just before 1819
and died there 1 Apr 1849.
Above information from John Croom.
I can't prove that Susannah was the mother of the oldest five children of Jesse, but am going to assume she was. She appears to still be

alive in 1820.

JESSE HARE CROOM was born on 4 December 1791 in Wayne County, North Carolina; Will of Ann Hare Croom Davis, will
written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October 1843, Greene County, Ala.; Richard Croom Family Bible, (Not available); (A typed
copy found at the DAR Library). He married Keziah Moore on 30 May 1838 in Perry County, Alabama; Marriage Bond. He died on 1
April 1846 in Greene County, Alabama, at age 54;
The Richard Croom Bible gives his death date as 1 April 1844; Tombstone.; Will of Jesse Hare Croom, written 26 August 1844,
cocicil 29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene Co., Ala.; Richard Croom Family Bible. He was buried in Newer
Cemetery, Greensboro, Greene County, Alabama.
DAR VOL 66
Deed Book A p 218- William Foxhall of Lawrence Co to Jesse H. Croom - Deed for slaves - 21 Nov 1821
Deed Book A p 221 - John Gillion of Lawrence to Wilie J. Croom for slaves - 3 Jan 1822
OLD LAND RECORDS OF LAWRENCE CO, ALA
These are federal records
Jesse H. Croom of Madison Co - 16 Sept 1818 received a patent
Wilie Croom also got a patent in 1818 and several more

1830 Census
Franklin Co - both Jesse H. and Wiley Croom - only had head of household
1840 Census
Jesse H and Wiley Croom were listed in both Lawrence and Franklin Counties - just head of household

Jesse and his family appear to have moved to Alabama in 1818 along with his mother, brother Wiley Jones Croom and others from the
Lenoir and Greene Co area.
LAWRENCE CO, ALA
1820 Census
page 30 - Jesse H. Croom
1 male over 21, 1 male under; 1 female over 21, 3 females under 21 - 23 slaves


WILL OF JESSE H. CROOM
Dated 26 August 1844 - codicl dated 29 Oct 1845 - probated 22 Nov 1847, Greene County, Alabama
Wife not named - descendants of my children as may be dead - house we live near Greensboro, Greene Co - land in Marengo Co. - son
Jesse H., daughter Emily H. Norris and any such children as she may have living at the time of her death - my other children, Harriet E.
A. Hoskins, Nancy R. Sparrow, Rich. H. Croom, Benjamin F. Croom and any other child I may have - son in law Calvin Morris (sic)
Wit Stephen Davis, John Locke, John D. Moore
Codicil names wife Keziah Croom.
The five known children of Susannah2 Hardee and Jesse Hare Croom were as follows:
  38. i. HARRIETT E.3 CROOM was born circa 1811 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Jesse Hare
        Croom, written 26 August 1844, cocicil 29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene
        Co., Ala
.; Will of Ann Hare Croom Davis, will written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October
        1843, Greene County, Ala.
. She married William Hoskins BY 1838; Ibid.; Will of Jesse Hare Croom,
        written 26 August 1844, cocicil 29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene Co., Ala.
        I did not see them listed on the 1850 Alabama Census.
  39. ii. EMILY HARE CROOM was born circa 1813 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Will of Ann
        Hare Croom Davis, will written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October 1843, Greene County, Ala..
        She married Calvin Norris on 1 January 1835 in Mobile,, Alabama; Ibid.; Will of Jesse Hare Croom,
        written 26 August 1844, cocicil 29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene Co., Ala.
        I did not see them listed on the 1850 Alabama Census.
  40. iii. NANCY E. CROOM was born circa 1815 in Lenoir County, Alabama; Ibid.; Will of Ann Hare
        Croom Davis, will written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October 1843, Greene County, Ala.. She
        married Robert Sparrow BY 1838; Ibid.; Will of Jesse Hare Croom, written 26 August 1844, cocicil
        29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene Co., Ala
.
        They might be on the 1850 Greene County, Ala Census.

        GREENE COUNTY
        1840 Census
        Robert J. Sparrow
        1 male 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 4 females 0-5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30.
  41. iv. RICHARD H. CROOM was born before 1818 in Lenoir County, Alabama; Ibid.; Will of Ann Hare
        Croom Davis, will written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October 1843, Greene County, Ala.. He
        married Lucy Huddleston on 26 January 1847 in Greene County, Alabama;.
        They were on the 1850 Sumter County Census. His age must have been off.
  42. v. BENJAMIN H. CROOM was born after 1820 in Alabama; Will of Jesse Hare Croom, written 26
        August 1844, cocicil 29 October 1845 and probated 22 November 1847, Greene Co., Ala.; Will of
        Ann Hare Croom Davis, will written 15 January 1838 and probated 9 October 1843, Greene County,
        Ala.
.
        I don't see him on the 1850 Alabama Census.

10. CATHERINE2 HARDEE (Thomas1) was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1785; Will of Sarah Croom Hardee,
Copy found in the F. Lee Edwards and Re-recorded Documents of Lenoir County, NC. She married Jonathan Rouse, son of Simon
Rouse, circa 1804. Catherine died circa 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

JONATHAN ROUSE was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1786. He married Nancy Waters? after 1828. Jonathan died
circa March 1845 in Wayne County, North Carolina,. Wayne County NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Mar 1845, NC
Archives. CR103.311.5;
Estate of Jonathan Rouse, John Heritage Bryan Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North
Carolina.
In Book 23 - 1805 - Aug 1810 we find the following entry -
Simon Rouse to S & J Rouse p344
One would assume Simon was giving negroes to his two sons Simon and Jonathan and they then turned around and sold them to Nancy
Hardee as shown below.
16 May 1817 - SIMON ROUSE and JONATHAN ROUSE for the sum of Eleven hundred and fifty dollars to us paid by NANCY
HARDEE sold four negroes to wit ANNAKEY ???, SARAH, EVA and ABRAM which said negroes be the said SIMON and
JONATHAN ROUSE....defend to said NANCY HARDEE
WIT Can't read.
To July Court 1817 in Lenoir County. Enrolled in the
Register's office of Lenoir County the 15th July 1817.
It is not proven who the mother of John, Simon and Joshua were as they were not in the Bible; however, there are indications they were
the children of Nancy.
JOHN HERITAGE BRYAN COLLECTION - UNC - Chapel Hill
FOLDER 713
1. To the Judge of the Court of Equity of County of Lenoir
In the matter of ANDREW J. ROUSE, THOMAS HILL & SARAH his wife, RICHARD WARTERS & ELIZA his wife & others -
Petition for sale of real estate of JONATHAN ROUSE dec for partition - Filed Spring Term April 1845
The Petition of ANDREW J. ROUSE, QUINCY ROUSE, ALEXANDER ROUSE, SUSAN E. ROUSE, ELIZABETH ROUSE and
JEFFERSON ROUSE, the last five named children of RICHARD C. ROUSE by their next friend, ANDREW J. ROUSE, THOMAS
HILL & SARAH his wife, ALEXANDER HILL & FINETTA his wife and JOHN HILL, RICHARD HILL, PENELOPE HILL &
JONATHAN HILL, infants of tender years by their next friend JESSE VAUSE, WILEY J. ROUSE, JESSE H. ROUSE, RICHARD
WARTERS & ELIZA his wife, CRAVEN B. GRIFFIN & CATHERIN his wife, RICHARD DAWSON & NARCISSA his wife,
WILLIAM H. ROUSE, LYDIA A. S. ROUSE, JOHN ROUSE, SIMON ROUSE & JOSHUA ROUSE, the five last named infants of
tender years by their next friend, JESSE VAUSE the said JESSE being also guardian of the said JOSHUA ROUSE, all of the County
of LENOIR respectfully showeth - that JONATHAN ROUSE late of the County of Lenoir on the --- day of --- 1844 departed this life
intestate leaving him surviving your petitioners QUINCEY ROUSE, ALEXANDER ROUSE, SUSAN E. ROUSE, ELIZABETH
ROUSE & JEFFERSON ROUSE children of his deceased son RICHARD C. ROUSE who died in the lifetime of the said
JONATHAN ROUSE, your petitioner SARAH, who intermarried with your petitioner THOMAS HILL, his daughter, your petitioner
FINETTA his daughter who intermarried with your petitioner ALEXANDER HILL, your petitioner JOHN HILL, RICHARD HILL,
PENELOPE HILL & JONATHAN HILL children of his daughter SUSAN who intermarried with HENRY HILL and died in the
lifetime of the said JONATHAN ROUSE, your petitioner ANDREW J. ROUSE, WILEY J. ROUSE, JESSE H. ROUSE, his sons,

your petitioner ELIZA his daughter who intermarried with your petitioner RICHARD WATERS, your petitioner CATHERINE his
daughter who intermarried with your petitioner CRAVEN B. GRIFFIN, your petitioner NARCISSA his daughter who intermarried
with your petitioner RICHARD DAWSON & and your petitioners WILLIAM H., LYDIA A. S. ROUSE, JON ROUSE, SIMON
ROUSE & JOSHUA ROUSE his children and heirs at law
The said JONATHAN ROUSE Sr was seized of a tract of land lying in the county of Lenoir on both sides of the main road leading
from Kinston to Waynesboro, nine miles distant from the former place on Falling Creek adj the lands of JESSE WIGGINS, GEORGE
DAILY, JOHN C. WASHINGTON, WILLIAM GRAY, THOMAS HILL & others containing 1100 acres and also of an undivided
tract of land adj the same held in common with JOHN C. WASHINGTON which the petitioners are tenants in common and they are
entitled upon a portion of said land to one fifteenth as follows - 1/15 to QUINCY ROUSE, SUSAN E. ROUSE, ELIZABETH
ROUSE and JEFERSON ROUSE, jointly representing their deceased father, RICHARD C. ROUSE; 1/15 to THOMAS HILL &
SARAH his wife; 1/15 to ALEXANDER HILL and FINETTE his wife; 1/15 JOHN HILL, RICHARD HILL, PENELOPE HILL,
JONATHAN HILL jointly in right of their deceased mother SUSAN HILL; 1/15 to each - ANDREW J. ROUSE, WILEY H.
ROUSE, WILLIAM H. ROUSE, JESSE H. ROUSE, LYDIA A. S. ROUSE, JOHN ROUSE, SIMON ROUSE, JOSHUA ROUSE;
1/15 to RICHARD WATERS and ELIZA his wife and 1/15 to RICHARD DAWSON and NARCISSA his wife
Petitioners wish the land to be sold so the proceeds could be divided.
The 14 known children of Catherine2 Hardee and Jonathan Rouse all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  + 43. i. RICHARD C.3 ROUSE, born 4 January 1805; married Eliza Hill.
  44. ii. THOMAS H. ROUSE was born on 14 October 1806; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible, in possession of
        Martha Mewborn Marble, Washington,, District of Columbia. Thomas died on 13 February 1819 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 12; Lenoir County Heritage Book.
         Thomas is not listed in the estate records as a surviving child and there are no children listed for
        him.
  + 45. iii. SALLY A. ROUSE, born 11 April 1808; married Thomas Hill.
  + 46. iv. SUSANNA C. ROUSE, born 2 May 1810; married Henry Hill.
  + 47. v. PHINETTA ROUSE, born 4 February 1812; married Alexander Hill.
  48. vi. NANCY H. ROUSE was born on 5 October 1813; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. Nancy died before
        March 1844.
         She is not listed as a surviving child in the estate records and no children are listed.
  + 49. vii. ANDREW JACKSON ROUSE, born 28 May 1815; married Nancy Ann Langston.
  + 50. viii. WILEY J. C. ROUSE, born 11 February 1817; married Martha Horton.
  + 51. ix. JESSE HARDEE C. ROUSE, born 2 November 1818; married Elizabeth Jane Kennedy.
  + 52. x. ELIZA CAROLINE ROUSE, born 21 September 1820; married Richard B. Warters; married Levi
        Hill.
  + 53. xi. CATHERINE J. ROUSE, born 9 February 1822; married Craven Bryan Griffin; married James Stuart.
  + 54. xii. NARCISSUS J. ROUSE, born 3 September 1823; married Richard Dawson; married Ervin Jenkins.
  55. xiii. EMILY ROUSE was born on 18 April 1825; Ibid. Emily died before March 1844.
         She is not listed in the estate records as a surviving child or any children for her.
  56. xiv. WILLIAM HENRY C. ROUSE was born on 6 May 1827; Ibid.; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.


Generation Three


12. ABRAHAM E.3 HARDEE (Major2, Thomas1) was born circa 1789 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Frederick
Lee Edwards, dec
. He married Rachel Hill, daughter of Richard Hill and Mary Rouse, By 1818 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
He died circa 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; He was still alive when his mother died but not on the 1850 Census; Collection
of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec
.
One Abraham E. Hardee was a WIT to the Will of Wiliam Croom in 1828
FROM THE FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION - ECU, Joyner Library, Manuscript Division
No date - WALTER DUNN, WILLIAM MOSELEY, JOSEPH HARDY, ISAAC TULL, and HENRY TULL together with ROBERT
W. GOODMAN, County surveyor --- appointed to allot and set apart unto SUSANNAH HILL, JOHN L. HILL and RACHEL
HARDY formerly RACHEL HILL wife of ABRAHAM HARDY their respective shares in the lands of RICHARD HILL dec their
father --- viz Lot #1 set apart to SUSANNAH HILL beginning at a stake on the side of the Briary --- 37 acres --- Lot #2 to JOHN L.

HILL beginning on Briery, lot 3 - 36 acres - Lot #3 to RACHEL HARDY - side of Briary - 36 acres. The remainder of the land the
committee deemed it most advisable to remain undivided until the younger heirs come of age
END OF DOCUMENT

6 April 1819 - Indenture between ABRAHAM HARDEE and wife RACHEL of the State of North Carolina and County of Lenoir of
the one part and JOHN LINKFIELD HILL of the State and County aforesaid of the other part - for the sum of two hundred dollars
paid by the aforesaid JOHN L. HILL a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the State and County aforesaid on the
North side of Neuse River and adjoining the lands allotted said JOHN L. HILL in a division of the lands of his deceased father,
RICHARD HILL. Beginning at a stake in the corner of Lot No 2 on the side of the Briery branch and runs N degrees 280 poles to a
stake then N degrees 67 west 18 poles then N degrees 15 W 70 poles then S degrees to the edge of the briery swamp then down the
same to the beginning containing thirty six acres more or less which said tract or parcel of land was set apart to the said RACHEL
HARDEE formerly RACHEL HILL as her divident or equivalent share of the lands of her dec father RICHARD HILL
WIT THOM HILL, SUSAN HILL
To Lenoir County Court October term 1819 RACHEL HARDY was examined by JAMES COX, esq.
END OF DOCUMENT
As above - 9 October 1839 - two hundred and sixty five dollars and thirty five cents it being four fifths of RACHEL HARDEE's dec
share viz the shares of MAJOR HARDEE, BRIGHT HARDEE, JAMES HARDEE and NANCY HARDEE four of the minor heirs of
the said RACHEL HARDEE dec. LEVI HILL, guardian to the four minor heirs
END OF DOCUMENT
1 January 1846 - JOHN L. HILL trustee to ABRAHAM HARDEE
To amt of cash $500
To Amt of J. R. CROOM'S note $500
To amt of land Rent for 1846 35
To amt of Land rent for 1847 14
To amt of Land Rent for 1848 15.



RACHEL HILL was born circa 1796 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. She died By 1839 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
Ibid.
The five known children of Abraham E.3 Hardee and Rachel Hill all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  57. i. MARY ANN4 HARDEE was born; Ibid. She married Frank Johnston; Collection of Roger
        Kammerer, Greenville, NC.
        FROM THE FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION - ECU, Joyner Library, Manuscript
        Division
        27. 1 August 1839 - This is a series of notes from some of the heirs of Mary Hill, dec from her
        Administrator, JOHN L. HILL. All are dated the same and read the same with the exception of the
        amount of money received.
        Rec of JOHN L. HILL administrator of MARY HILL dec the sum of Sixty Six Dollars and thirty five
        cents being my full share of all the moneys that has come in the hands of said HILL as adm of said
        dec and I acknowledcge myself to be therewith fully Satisfied
        signed MARY ANN HARDEE
        WIT W. W. ? CROOM.
  + 58. ii. MAJOR R. HARDEE, born 20 March 1817; married Alice (Allie) Edwards.
  59. iii. BRIGHT HARDEE was born circa 1821; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.
  60. iv. JAMES HARDEE was born circa 1823; Ibid. He married Sallie Goodbridge.
  61. v. NANCY HARDEE was born circa 1825; Ibid. She married Jefferson W. Rouse, son of Richard C.
        Rouse and Eliza Hill; Collection of Roger Kammerer.

13. MARY3 HARDEE (Major2, Thomas1) was born circa 1794 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Nancy Hardee, Copy in
the Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards
. She married John Linkfield Hill, son of Richard Hill and Mary Rouse, on 23 December
1817; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Will of Nancy Hardee, Copy in the Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards. Mary died
on 30 January 1838 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
FROM F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION

6 March 1849 - This Indenture between JOHN L. HILL and CHARLES H. HILL both of the County of Lenoir and State of North
Carolina - for the sum of thirteen hundred dollars ??? - sell a certain tract of land lying in the County and State aforesaid and adjoining
the lands of JACOB PARROTT, LEWIS C. DESMOND, JAMES A. HODGES and others and being known as a part of the NANCY
HARDEE land and embracing one half of the said tract of land supposed to contain about one hundred and eighty acres - being the
entire deed to the said JOHN L. HILL by JOSEPH R. COOM and his wife NANCY
WIT L. SCOTT, JOHN P. MEWBORN
To Court April Term 1849. Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir Co 21 May 1849
END OF DOCUMENT.


JOHN LINKFIELD HILL was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1794; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. John
died in 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
FROM THE FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION, ECU, Joyner Library, Manuscript Division
1 January 1846 - This indenture between JOSEPH R. CROOM and NANCY CROOM his wife of the State of North Carolina and
County of Lenoir of the one part and JOHN L. HILL of the same State and County - for the sum of twelve hundred dollars - sold their
right in a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and State aforeesaid on the North Side of Neuse River adjoining
the land of JACOB PARROTT, LEWIS C. DISMOND and others and known as the lands and plantation formerly belonging to
NANCY HARDEE, dec supposed to be one hundred and eighty acres
WIT GEO KINCEY, W ??
Jan Term 1846 - NANCY CROOM was examined by GEORGE P. KINCEY, JP
Enrolled 8 March 1846
6 March 1849 - This Indenture between JOHN L. HILL and CHARLES H. HILL both of the County of Lenoir and State of North
Carolina …for the sum of thirteen hundred dollars ??? - sell a certain tract of land lying in the County and State aforesaid and
adjoining the lands of JACOB PARROTT, LEWIS C. DESMOND, JAMES A. HODGES and others and being known as a part of the
NANCY HARDEE land and embracing one half of the said tract of land supposed to contain about one hundred and eighty acres -
being the entire deed to the said JOHN L. HILL by JOSEPH R. COOM and his wife NANCY
WIT L. SCOTT, JOHN P. MEWBORN
To Court April Term 1849.
Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir Co 21 May 1849
END OF DOCUMENT
2 July 1846 - This indenture between JOSEPH R. CROOM and NANCY his wife on the one part and JOHN L. HILL of the other part
all of the State of North Carolina and Lenoir County - for the sum of three hundred dollars - sell the following tract or parcel of land
situated and lying in Contentnea Neck on the North Side of Neuse River and South Side of the Contentnea Creek beginning at a
hickory in the creek and runs south 23 west 131 poles to a red oak then South 66 west 117 poles to a pine then South 17 east 95 poles
to a pine and bay then North 64 East to the Creek then up the Creek to the beginning containing one hundred and Sixty four acres and
two road be the same and known in the division of Frederick Jones' neck land as lot No 1 and being the land the late NANCY
HARDEE purhased from LEMUEL WESTBROOK and wife and by her last Will and Testament given to her daughters MARY HILL
and the said NANCY CROOM
WIT JAMES JONES, JAMES B. WEBB
To Court July Term 1849
Enrolled in Lenoir County 25 July 1849
END OF DOCUMENT
3 December 1854 - This indenture between THOS J. HILL, WILLIAM HILL, PINCKNEY HILL, MAJOR HILL and ELIZABETH
HILL all of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina - whereas JOHN L. HILL dec late of the County of Lenoir and State
aforesaid the year 1854 departed this life intestate - possessed lands consisting of the following tracts viz One tract on the South Side
of the Neuse River (NOTE: This was written incorrectly as the Briary is at all times NORTH of the Neuse) and on the Briery Branch
beginning at a white oak root near the main road and runs So 12 East 38 poles thence south 30 144 poles thence South 75 East 122
poles to a Red Oak Root, WALTER DUNN'S beginning corner thence with DUNN'S line So 65 West 234 poles to WILLIAM TULL'S
Corner thence with TULL'S line to the head of the negro house branch then down the various courses of said branch to its junction
with the briery branch then No 28 East 22 poles to a pine stump in the given line of a two hundred and forty acres patent granted to
SUSAN BRIGHT thence a straight line to the beginning containing by estimation two hundred and twenty nine acres all which will
appear on reference to a deed from WM WAYNE to JOHN L. HILL bearing date 1838, one sertain (sic) trak conveyed to the said
JOHN L. HILL by a deed from JAMES E. METTS and MARY ANN METTS bearing date 4th day of October 1853 for the
boundaries of which referance is had to said deed, one other tract containing thirty six acres which the said JOHN L. HILL dec

purchased from ABRA HARDY and RICH P. HARDEE (This could be Rachel but it does not look like it) all which will appear on
references had to a deed from the said ABRAHAM HARDEE and RACHEL HARDEE made and executed to the said JOHN L. HILL
dec 6 April 1819, one other tract purchased by the said JOHN L. HILL dec from HENRY TULL containing one hundred and seventy
six acres situated in the County of Lenoir the boundaries of all which will appears a deed from said HENRY TULL to the said JOHN
L. HILL dated 2 day of November 1831 ??, one other tract mentioned bounded and secured in a deed from JOHN C. WASHINGTON
Trustee of ALFRED TILGHMAN to JOHN L. HILL dated 14th of March 1843 the particulars of all which boundaries of said land
will appear on references to said deed , one other tract which the said JOHN L. HILL purchased from JOHN P. DUNN by deed
bearing date 10 November 1849 the particulars of all which tract of land will appear on reference to said deed and which is nearby ,
one other tract which the said JOHN L. HILL gave by deed to CHARLES HILL and which deed to the parties aforesaid by the death of
said CHARLES and which is hear by deeded with the other tracts herein set forth, one other tract which the said JOHN L. HILL
purchased from LEVI POWELL the boundaries and courses will appear on referances to a deed for the same made by the said LEVI
POWELL to the said JOHN L. HILL on the 5th December 1848 refarances to which is hearby had, one other tract which the said
JOHN L. HILL - CAN NOT READ BECAUSE CUT OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND THE TOP OF THE NEXT PAGE
from which said deed is hearby had one other piece being the 2nd lot in division of the lands of RICHARD HILL dec which was
allotted to the said JOHN L. HILL dec one of the heirs at law of the said RICHARD HILL DEC which will appear on referance to said
devision filed in Lenoir County Court, one other tract situated in Lenoir County beginning at a hickory on the Creek and runs 23 West
131 poles to a red oak thence South 66 west 117 poles to a pine the thence south 17 east 95 poles to a pine and thence north 64 east to
the Creek thence up the Creek to the begain containing one hundred and sixty four acres and 2 roads known in the devision of
FREDERICK JONES Neck Land as Lot N 1, 17 day March 1835 and whereas the said THOS J. HILL, WILLIAM HILL, PINCKNEY
HILL, MAJOR HILL, ELIZABETH HILL are the children and heirs at law of the said JOHN L. HILL dec to whom the lands
aforesaid have deceanded and come by his death …as tenants in common each hold undivided interest in the same …we have agreed
to partition …as follows: THOMAS J. HILL is to have his share as follows that is to say the land which the said JOHN L. HILL dec
gave to his son CHARLES HILL dec and which come to us the parties to these presents by the death of said CHARLES and which said
land adjoins the lands of JACOB PARROTT on the west, JAMES HODGES on the North, the lands of JOSEPH HARDEE dec on the
east and LEWIS C. DESMONDSON, the south for further discriptions of said land reference is hereby had to the deed from JOHN L.
HILL to the said CHARLES and the deed from J. R. CROOM and wife NANCY to the said JOHN L. HILL dec and the said MAJOR
HILL is to have his share also as now by us laid off bounded as follows beginning at a sweet gum on the west side of the public road
leading from Kinston to Snow Hill 20 poles below the folk of the road and runs north seventy west to HENRY TULL line then with his
line due south to the Briary branch thence down said Branch with its run to RICHARD ABBOTTS's corner thence with ABBOTTS'S
line to the beginning containing by estimation two hundred and seventy five acres also one other tract or parcel of land lying in
Conteny neck on the South side of Contentany Creek known as the land the late NANCEY HARDEE dec bought of LEMUEL
WESTBROOK and wife containing one hundred and sixty five acres for futher particulers said deed from said WESTBROOK to said
NANCEY and the said PINCKNEY HILL is to have the share by us heare laied off bounded as follows lying on the north side of
Nuse River and on the South of the Brey Branch being the land and plantation that the said JOHN L. HILL dec bought of JOHN P.
DUNN as by reference to the deed will show containing two hundred and forty acres also one other tract of land that JOHN L. HILL
dec bought of WILLIAM WAYN in parts together with all the lands adj said tract that the late JOHN L. HILL dec died sized and
posessed on the south side of the run of Bry Branch containing by estimation two hundred and forty acres the whole being by
estimation four hundred and eighty acres, and the said WILLIAM H. HILL'S is to have the tract or parcel by us now laid off bounded
as follows, known as the land the late JOHN L. HILL dec bought of JAMES E. METTS and wife as by referance to said deed will sow
as therefore stated beginning on the bank of Nuse River at cypress and established corner in the devision of the lands of ISAAC TULL
dec between MARY ANN METTS and HARRIET E. STANLEY and runs North 16 West 18 poles thence North 9 West 88 poles to
the banch that runs through the plantation then up the branch with its various courses to a blackgum near the end of the long pond,
thence West 146 poles to the back (check and see if I cut off the bottom line there ????) line of said lands thence with said line Est to a
light wood stump formerly the dividing corner between JOHN TULL and WILLIAM TULL SR thence South 19 Est 98 poles to
HENRY TULL'S corner thence north 26 East 90 poles to the second corner of JAMES FIELDS patent thence with the line of said
patent north 15 East 90 poles to the third corner of said patent thence with the back line of said patent south 45 Est 24 poles thence
south 30 three hundred and seventy four poles to where the Est prong of the deep bottom branch crosses the main public road thence
down the said Est prong to the main Run to deep Bottom Branch and down the said main run to Nuse River thence up the said run to
the beginning containing Five Hundred and twenty three acres and the said ELIZABETH HILL to have the piece of land by us now
laid off bounded s follows on the north side of Nuse River and on the North Side of the Briry Branch known as the land the late JOHN
L. HILL bought of LEVI POWEL and JOHN C. WASHINGTON as by reference to the deed from said JOHN C. WASHINGTON and
LEVI POWEL will now full show together with about thirty acres of the THOMAS HILL ??? tract of JOHN L. HILL and beginning at
a sweet gum on the west side of the main road leading from Kinston to Snow Hill and twenty poles below the fork of the road by the
beginning corner of the piece of land to MAJOR HILL heretofore numbered and suns South Seventy west with said MAJOR HILL line

to HENRY TULLS line thence with his line due North to the West line in the deed from JOHN C. WASHINGTON to said JOHN L.
HILL dec thence with the lines of said deed to ALFRED MORE'S line and with his line to NEEDHAM MOORE'S line and with
NEEDHAM'S line to the main road near OLIVER BETHARDS thence with the road toward Kinston to a post oak at the fork on the
Snowhill road thence South 15 East 20 poles to the Est Station containing by estimation one hundred and Eighty Six acres. Now
Therefore this indenture of five parts that for an in consideration of the mutual covenants agreements - we agree on the division.
ELIZABETH used a mark and the others signed their name
WIT A. C. WODSWORTH M, HENDERSON ????


The seven known children of Mary3 Hardee and John Linkfield Hill all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  62. i. NANCY4 HILL was born; Ibid. She married Alexander Watson; Ibid.
  63. ii. CHARLES HILL was born in 1820; Ibid. He married Marinda Gibbons Cunninggim, daughter of
        William Henry Cunninggim and Edith Gibbons. He died in February 1854 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina; Ibid.
        FROM THE COLLECTION OF FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS - located at ECU, Joyner Library,
        Manuscript Division
        March Term 1854 - Petition to the Court of MARINDA HILL widow and relict of CHARLES HILL,
        dec. for dower rights. The said CHARLES was in his life in possession of the following tract of land in
        Lenoir County viz on Sandy Run adjoining the lands of WM HERRING, JACOB PARROTT and
        JESSE KENNEDY containing by estimation (blank) acres more or less. Charles died instate on
        (blank) February 1854 leaving his widow and THOMAS HILL, ELIZABETH HILL, ALEXANDER
        WATSON & wife NANCY, PINCKNEY HILL, MAJOR HILL and WM HILL.
  + 64. iii. THOMAS J. HILL, born 15 October 1820; married Julia A. Loftin.
  + 65. iv. ELIZABETH J. HILL, born 7 September 1822; married Adail Dunn Smith.
  66. v. WILLIAM HILL was born in 1828; Ibid.
         Nothing further known about William.
  + 67. vi. PINKNEY HILL, born 27 April 1830; married Sarah M. Simmons.
  68. vii. MAJOR L. HILL was born in 1833; Ibid. He died circa 1864; Ibid.
         Died in the Civil War.

15. JOHN3 HARDEE (Major2, Thomas1) was born circa 1800 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Nancy Hardee, Copy in
the Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards
. He married Unknown (--?--). He died BY 1830.
John was not on the 1830 Census.
20 October 1841 - BLOUNT COLEMAN, Clerk and Master in Equity for the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina, of the
first part and NANCY HARDY of the said County of the second part. At a Court of Equity for said County on the 3rd Monday of
March AD 1840, it was ordered and decreed by said Court in the matter of the petition of LEMUEL G? HARDY (minor) by his
guardian JOHN JACKSON that the tract of land mentioned in the petition of the petitioner be sold by the Clerk and Master of the
Court at pubblick auction, first giving 40 days notice of the time and place of such sale. The Clerk on the 9th day of May 1840 did at
publick auction the tract or parcel of land was struck off to the said NANCY HARDY of the second part for the sum of three hundred
and seventy five dollars that being the highest sum bidden for the same. To NANCY HARDY, her heirs and assigns that tract situated
in the County of Lenoir on the North Side of the Neuse River adjoining the lands of the said NANCY HARDY, BRIGHT HARDY,
JAMES HODGES, & JACOB PARROTT and being the lot in the lands of the late MAJOR HARDY dec assigned to his son the late
JOHN HARDY containing thirty four acres more or less.
Wit. LEWIS G. DESMOND.
To Court in 1847 (I do not see a month given -mmm)
Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir the 26 day of Oct. AD 1847 by STEPHEN WHITE, Reg.

The only known child of John3 Hardee and Unknown (--?--) was:
  69. i. LEMUEL G.4 HARDEE was born circa 1828; Ibid.


16. NANCY3 HARDEE (Major2, Thomas1) was born on 5 July 1804 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Joseph Rasberry
Croom Family Bible, (Samuel S. & William Wood, 1836); (2001). She married Joseph Rasberry Croom, son of Lott Croom and
Elizabeth Rasberry, on 27 January 1829 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Nancy Hardee, Copy in the Collection of Frederick
Lee Edwards
.; Joseph Rasberry Croom Family Bible. She died on 2 September 1859 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 55;
Ibid.
FROM THE F. LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION
1 January 1846 - This indenture between JOSEPH R. CROOM and NANCY CROOM his wife of the State of North Carolin and
County of Lenoir of the one part and JOHN L. HILL of the same State and County - for the sum of twelve hundred dollars - sold their
right in a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and State aforeesaid on the North Side of Neuse River adjoining
the land of JACOB PARROTT, LEWIS C. DISMOND and others and known as the lands and plantation formerly belonging to
NANCY HARDEE, dec supposed to be one hundred and eighty acres
WIT GEO KINCEY, W ??
Jan Term 1846 - NANCY CROOM was examined by GEORGE P. KINCEY, JP
Enrolled 8 March 1846
END OF DOCUMENT
2 July 1849 - This indenture between JOSEPH R. CROOM and NANCY his wife on the one part and JOHN L. HILL of the other part
all of the State of North Carolina and Lenoir County - for the sum of three hundred dollars - sell the following tract or parcel of land
situated and lying in Contentnea Neck on the North Side of Neuse River and South Side of the Contentnea Creek beginning at a
hickory in the creek and runs south 23 west 131 poles to a red oak then South 66 west 117 poles to a pine then South 17 east 95 poles
to a pine and bay then North 64 East to the Creek then up the Creek to the beginning containing one hundred and Sixty four acres and
two road be the same and known in the division of Frederick Jones' neck land as lot No 1 and being the land the late NANCY
HARDEE purhased from LEMUEL WESTBROOK and wife and by her last Will and Testament given to her daughters MARY HILL
and the said NANCY CROOM
WIT JAMES JONES, JAMES B. WEBB
To Court July Term 1849
Enrolled in Lenoir County 25 July 1849
END OF DOCUMENT.



JOSEPH RASBERRY CROOM was born on 4 April 1807 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. He was baptized on 16 April
1843 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. He died on 23 March 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 52; Ibid.
The 11 known children of Nancy3 Hardee and Joseph Rasberry Croom all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  70. i. HENRY N.4 CROOM was born on 6 November 1829; Ibid. He married Elizabeth Temple, daughter of
        Burwell Temple and Harriet (Temple), on 25 December 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
  + 71. ii. MARY ELISHIBA CROOM, born 1 January 1831; married Rufus F. Temple.
  72. iii. LOTT CROOM was born on 26 July 1832; Ibid. He died on 29 July 1833 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 1; Ibid.
  73. iv. MAJOR CROOM was born on 15 December 1833; Ibid. He died on 16 November 1843 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, at age 9; Ibid.
  74. v. HARDEE CROOM was born on 4 December 1835; Ibid. He died on 6 November 1848 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, at age 12; Ibid.
  + 75. vi. WILLIAM ALLEN CROOM, born 9 October 1837; married Ann Mariah Jackson.
  76. vii. CHARLES SHEPPARD CROOM was born on 1 August 1839; Ibid. He died on 26 March 1876 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 36; Ibid.
  77. viii. NANCY ELIZABETH CROOM was born on 10 March 1841; Ibid. She died on 20 June 1846 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 5; Ibid.
  78. ix. SARAH CROOM was born on 21 December 1842; Ibid. She died on 11 April 1843 in Lenoir County,
        North Carolina; Ibid.
  79. x. REBEKAH CROOM was born on 6 February 1844; Ibid.
  80. xi. RACHEL WHITFIELD CROOM was born on 16 August 1846; Ibid. She died on 1 October 1853 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 7; Ibid.


17. MAJOR JOHN3 HARDEE (Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, between 1795 and 1800. He
married Elizabeth Mewborn, daughter of Parrott Mewborn and Lydia Hardy, in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Ima
Eula Mewborn, Farmville, NC. He married Elizabeth Turner Bell, daughter of David Bell and Rebeka Johnson, in Johnston County,
North Carolina, on 7 August 1846; Ibid.; Brent H. Holcomb, Johnston County Marriage Records. Major died in April 1849 in
Johnston County, North Carolina; Will of Major Hardee, 7 April 1849 Pro May Court 1849, Johnston County Courthouse, Smithfield,
Johnston County, North Carolina.
Teresa Knox" <teresaknox@hotmail.com> - Teresa contributed the information that the Death Certificate of Lemuel Hardee gave his
father's name as John Hardee. Since it is proven that Lemuel was a son of Major, it can be assumed Major had the additional name of
John - whether it was Major John or John Major is not proven. Teresa is contributing additional information on this line except she lost
all her information in a flood.
David Hardee sent us information but it is not clear where it came from that states Major was born 11 January 1800 and died 7 April
1849.

FROM Re-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
4 January 1833 - MAJOR HARDEE of Johnston County sold to BRIGHT HARDEE of Lenoir Co - $650 - two negro men slaves Peter
and Cox
WIT LEWIS C. DESMOND
To Court - Jan Term 1833 - LEWIS C. DESMOND clk
Enrolled 13 February 1833 JAS. BRIGHT Regr
END OF DOCUMENT

Major and Elizabeth moved to Johnston County about 1828 and settled on the Southside of Black Creek about a mile west of present
day Route 50. Their first tract consisted of 150 acres and cost $500. They had an additional tract of 190 acres. In 1830 they obtained
another 1200 acres on both sides of Martins Branch extending all the way from Black Creek to the old Cumberland County line now
Harnett County. They paid $900 for this tract. They built a home on this last tract and raised seven children. The home was
accidentally burned in 1926. Some of this land is still in the Hardee family.
The Smithfield Herald, 2 August 1974 article written by C. Stanton Coats, a descendant
Johnston County Will Book 1, page 615 - 7 April 1849 Pro. May Court 1849 - WILL OF MAJOR HARDEE - wife (not named) -
tract of land by deed of gift in room and stead (sic) of 1/3 right; $150.00 for building a comfortable house.
Negroes Winifred and Sarah to be sold, debts paid and any money remaining put of interest until son Lemuel Hardee, a minor,
reaches full age of 21 years in October 1859. All other interest to be equally divided among all children. Negroes Handy, Prince,
Jacob and Richard to be hired out until son Lemuel reached 21 and proceeds from their hire to be equally divided.
Remaining property, after 1 years support for wife and family, to be sold and put to interest until son Lemuel reaches 21. Exec
Robert Stevens
WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
NC Archives file 056.501.22 p 145. Allotted to Elizabeth, widow of Major Hardee, years support, 26 December 1849, recorded 26
February 1850, Walter R. Moore
Collection of Ima Mewborn

KINFOLKS OF JOHNSTON COUNTY ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS - 1826 - 1865 by Elizabeth Ross
1. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Parrott Hardee of Johnston County - love and affection to my son - 200 acres - SS Mill ridge
- adj Lemuel Byrd - 6 April 1849 WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
2. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Lemuel Hardee of Johnston County - love and affection to my son - 400 acres - SS Black
Creek and the Mill Pond - WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
3. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Elizabeth Hardee - love and affection to my wife - 483 acres SS Middle Creek above old
Mill place
Wit A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
4. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Bright Hardee of Johnston County - love and affection to my son - 420 acres - taking out 8
acres sold to John Dixon - adj James Godwin WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
5. Major Hardee of Johnston County to John Hardee of Johnston County - love and affection to my son - 520 acres - SS Black
Creek adj Benjamin Matthews and head of millpond WIT A. Coats and John H. Kennedy
6. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Sally Bell - love and affection to my daughter - 2 negroes - Ned 4 years old and Jane 8 years
old - WIT. A. Coats, John H. Kennedy

7. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Patsy Hardee - love and affection to my daughter - 2 negroes - George 15 years, Charlot 7
years - WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
8. Major Hardee of Johnston County to Parrott Hardee - love and affection to my son - 150 acres SS Black Creek adj Robert
Stevenson and run of Black Creek - WIT A. Coats, John H. Kennedy
Elizabeth Bell Hardee moved to Mississippi after Major died. She then moved to Denmark, Tennessee, close to Jackson, with her
brother, William Bell, two children and stepson Lemuel.
Information from David Hardee in 1998.

ELIZABETH MEWBORN was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 5 March 1801; Parrott Mewborn Family Bible, (New
York, 1801); in possession of Joshua E. Mewborn, copy in possession of this writer and at Heritage Place, LCC, Greene County, North
Carolina. Elizabeth died in 1841 in Johnston County, North Carolina; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.
There may be additional decendants in the Hardee book by Col. David Hardee. There is a note in Ima's Collection that the information
on the Elizabeth Mewborn/Major Hardee line came from David Hardee as they freely shared information. Colonial Hardee should be
given credit for this entire line except for the clippings and later information Ima obtained from newspapers and what information I got
from the Johnston County abstracts and cemetery records.
Elizabeth Hardee on 4 September 1841 joined the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church in the Pleasant Grove township of Johnston
County.
The below letter is the only indication of proof I have seen to prove the wife of Major Hardee was indeed Elizabeth Mewborn. There is
no indication who Cousin Joseph was, but it is obvious he was a grandson of Elizabeth Mewborn Hardee and probably the son of
Parrott. It is regretful any anwer to this letter did not survive.
Route 4 Snow Hill Jany 27th 1906
Dear Cousin Joseph: You doubtless will be a little surprised to receive this probaly foolish questions from me but I am seeking for
information and do not know where else to go to find it - thinking probably you could give some of it - is the reason I trouble you. I
want to know the date your grandmother Elizabeth Hardie was born and death and the number of children she had and their names and
who they married.
I am trying to get up a little sketch of the Mewborn family from the time they came to this country from England sometimes in the
latter part of the 17th century. If you can give me the date of birth and death of Hardy Mewborn, Edith Mewborn, Annie Mewborn, and
Patsy Mewborn, brother and sisters of your grand mother I will be thankful.
Family all up as usual.
Your cousin
Levi J. H. Mewborn
Collection of Ima Mewborn.
The seven known children of Major John3 Hardee and Elizabeth Mewborn were as follows:
  + 81. i. JOHN4 HARDEE, married Martha Crosby.
  + 82. ii. BRIGHT HARDEE, married Unknown Morgan; married Louise Jones; married Mary Jane Johnson.
  + 83. iii. MARTHA (PATSY) ANN HARDEE, born 1831; married Shadrack Benjamin Lassiter.
  + 84. iv. PARROTT HARDEE, born 16 December 1832; married Civil Ann Barnes.
  85. v. HARRIETT HARDEE. Harriett died before 1849 in Johnston County, North Carolina; David Hardee,
        Hardy Family.
  86. vi. SARAH HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina; Ibid.; daughter, Patsy Hardee,
        daughter, Parrott Hardee, son, Lemuel Hardee, son, John Hardee, son, Bright Hardee, son, ELizabeth
        Hardee, wife - 6 April 1849 Major Hardee to Sally Bell, Deed, Johnston County Courthouse,
        Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina. She married David Bell, son of David Bell and Rebeka
        Johnson, in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 2 December 1848; David Hardee, Hardy Family.;
        Brent H. Holcomb, Johnston County Marriage Records. Sarah died.
         NOTE: Was this the brother of her step-mother and did they also move to Tenn?
  + 87. vii. LEMUEL HARDEE, born 18 October 1839 in Johnston County, North Carolina; married Ophelia
        Utley; married Adelaide Winston.

ELIZABETH TURNER BELL was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 5 January 1818. Elizabeth died on 20 October
1884 in Denmark,, Tennessee, at age 66. Her body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Ebenezer Cemetery. Additional
information indicates Elizabeth and her two children and Lemuel moved to Mississippi.
The two known children of Major John3 Hardee and Elizabeth Turner Bell were as follows:
  88. i. TEMESIA4 HARDEE married John R. Bobbitt in Denmark,, Tennessee, on 20 February 1872; David

        Hardee, Hardy Family. Temesia died on 3 December 1873 in Denmark,, Tennessee. Her body was
        interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Ebenezer Cemetery.
         No issue.
  89. ii. MAJOR BENJAMIN HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 15 November 1847;
        Ibid. He married Christine Virginia Foster on 28 February 1877; Ibid.
        Major was born after his father's death.

21. BRIGHT3 HARDEE (Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 18 November 1802; Collection of Ima
Eula Mewborn
.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble, Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir
County, North Carolina. He married Lydia Mewborn, daughter of Parrott Mewborn and Lydia Hardy, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, on 5 November 1827; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha
Mewborn Marble. Bright died on 12 November 1841 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 38.
Bright died as a result of being thrown off a horse; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records,
abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery.
Re-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
LETTER TO BRIGHT HARDEE RE CASWELL PATENTS
p 194 - Raleigh 10 April 1833
Dear Sir,
Your letter of the 8th instant requesting copies of a patent to JOHN WILLIAMS or SAML CASWELL and one for 15 acres to
SAML CASWELL dated in 1770 came to hand this morning. I have carefully searched for all you asked for in your letter but do not
find one in either of the names given corresponding with your descriptions of the land but I find one to RICHARD CASWELL which I
believe to be the same you ask for in the name of JOHN WILLIAMS or SAML CASWELL and send you a copy of it. I do not find
any grant to SAM'L CASWELL nd fine none for 15 acres to any CASWELL.
My fees for the searches and copy amt to 80 cents, five the postage on your letter to me is 10 cents. I shall pay the postage on this is
10 cents in all $1.00 and enclose your $1.00 change.
Yours respectfully
W. Hill
Mr. Bright Hardee
Kinston, NC.

LYDIA MEWBORN was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 September 1805; Parrott Mewborn Family Bible.; Lenoir
County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Lydia died on 14 May 1847 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, at age 41; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.
Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery.
Both Lydia and Bright are buried in the family cemetery across the road from the old Parrott Hardee home which is now burned.
Their tombstone reads "Bright Hardee son of Joseph and Sarah Hardee b November 18 1802 and d November 12 1841, age 38 years
11 months and 24 days. We cherish thy memory.
Lydia Hardee dau of Parrott Mewborn and wife of Bright Hardee b August 9 1805 d May 14 1848, age 41 years, 9 months and 5
days. We cherish thy memory".
The family Bible and the tombstone give a slightly different date.
OBIT - LYDIA HARDEE - 1805 - 1847
In memory of Lydia Hardee, daughter of Parrott and Lydia Mewborn who was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, August 9,
1805. She was a pious sister, a good wife, kind mother and beloved by her neighbors. She was received a member of the Church at
Mewborn's Meeting House, Greene County, North Carolina, in April 1843, from which time she continued to fill her place as a
member of the Church faithfully as the distance and her opportunity would permit until the time of her death which took place in the
42nd year of her age, A.D. 1847.
written by Ava W. Glasgow (nee Taylor)
Church Record, Book Number one, page 24, of Mewborn's Primitive Baptist Church in Greene County, NC.{ENC} Collection of
Ima Mewborn.{END}
The four known children of Bright3 Hardee and Lydia Mewborn all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  + 90. i. HARRIETT ELIZABETH4 HARDEE, born 2 August 1830; married John Parrott Mewborne; married
        James Thomas Albritton.
  + 91. ii. JOSEPH PARROTT HARDEE, born 19 May 1832; married Eunice Eliza Mewborne; married Mary
        Adelaide Turnage.

  + 92. iii. MARY ANNE HARDEE, born 9 February 1834; married Wylie Thomas Moseley.
  + 93. iv. LEMUEL BRIGHT HARDEE, born 19 October 1837; married Susan Elizabeth Jones.

22. UNKNOWN3 KENNEDY (Mary2Hardee, Thomas1) was born between 1788 and 1790 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She
married John Roddy circa 1810 in North Carolina. She died BY 1839 in Perry County, Alabama.
There were several other unknown children.
Rachel may not be the unknown daughter who married the Roddy, but no doubt Mary and Walter had a daughter Rachel as indicated
in the Cross Indices.

JOHN RODDY was born circa 1790 in North Carolina. He died in May 1843 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
The six known children of Unknown3 Kennedy and John Roddy were as follows:
  94. i. JAMES A.4 RODDY married Florence Reasonour on 20 October 1834 in Sumter County, Alabama.
  95. ii. JANE RODDY married Lambert B. Bartle on 19 June 1830 in Perry County, Alabama.
  96. iii. ANN RODDY was born in 1819 in North Carolina. She married Obadiah F. Jarman on 27 April 1844
        in Sumter County, Alabama.
  97. iv. EPHRAIM BENSON RODDY.
  98. v. WILLIAM T. RODDY married Caroline Taylor in June 1841 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He
        died before 1845 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
  99. vi. ROBERT RILEY RODDY was born on 9 May 1820 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He
        married Minerva Tennessee Thompson. He died on 19 March 1880 in Bullard County, Texas, at age
        59.

24. JOHN3 KENNEDY (Mary2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 October 1796. He married
Harriett A. Isler. He died on 18 January 1874 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, at age 77.
Bev's notes indicate he had a Will. He resided in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

HARRIETT A. ISLER was born on 8 November 1805 in Jones County, North Carolina. She died on 28 December 1866 in
Alabama, at age 61.
The seven known children of John3 Kennedy and Harriett A. Isler were as follows:
  100. i. LEAH JANE4 KENNEDY.
  101. ii. MARY A. KENNEDY married George H. Hibber on 8 December 1866 in Livingston,, Alabama.
  102. iii. NATHAN B. KENNEDY was born in Alabama. He married Susan Martin on 27 July 1862 in Sumter
        County, Alabama.
  103. iv. THOMAS H. KENNEDY was born in Alabama. He married Sarah Phillips on 18 December 1850 in
        Sumter County, Alabama. He married Martha Jane Elizabeth Kennedy circa 1860.
  104. v. WILLIAM A. KENNEDY married Jane E. Jemison on 10 August 1857 in Sumter County, Alabama.
  105. vi. JOHN F. KENNEDY was born in North Carolina. He married Nelly McBride on 2 October 1866 in
        Sumter County, Alabama. He died before 1874.
  106. vii. SIDNEY P. KENNEDY was born in 1823 in Alabama. He married Kate Lockhart.

25. LEAH A.3 KENNEDY (Mary2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in 1803 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Allen
Smith on 13 April 1819 in Lawrence County, Alabama. She died on 20 March 1855 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

ALLEN SMITH was born in 1788 in North Carolina. He died in 1858 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
The only known child of Leah A.3 Kennedy and Allen Smith was:
  107. i. WILLIAM A. A.4 SMITH was born circa 1827 in Marengo County, Alabama. He married Minerva
        Ann Kelly circa 1845 in Marengo County, Alabama. He died in 1856 in Lauderdale County,
        Mississippi.


26. OLIVE3 KENNEDY (Mary2Hardee, Thomas1) was born circa 1805 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Lawrence
Daughtery on 20 October 1834 in Sumter County, Alabama. She died on 20 March 1855 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Mary is the grantor and in one transaction, John Canady is the grantee and Olive Canady is the grantee in the other transactions. book
25.

LAWRENCE DAUGHTERY was born in 1804 in North Carolina. He died before 1860.
The two known children of Olive3 Kennedy and Lawrence Daughtery were as follows:
  108. i. HEPSEY JANE4 DAUGHTERY was born in 1837. She married D. N. Cammack on 12 July 1855 in
        Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
  109. ii. HARRIETT SMITH DAUGHTERY was born in 1840 in Sumter County, Alabama. She married
        William H. Moody on 28 July 1857 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

27. THOMAS HARDY3 KENNEDY (Mary2Hardee, Thomas1) was born circa 1806 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He
married Sarah M. Shaw, daughter of Adamson Tannehill Shaw and Francis Hampton, on 21 September 1827 in Lawrence County,
Alabama. He died circa 1853 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.
This line from Bev.

SARAH M. SHAW was born in 1808 in Iredell County, North Carolina. She died in 1852.
The eight known children of Thomas Hardy3 Kennedy and Sarah M. Shaw were as follows:
  110. i. MARY FRANCIS4 KENNEDY was born in 1828 in Franklin County, Alabama. She married Charles
        C. Westbrook in 1843 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She died after 1870 in Pike County,
        Mississippi.
        Bev is not sure of the place of birth or death.
        From Jack Elliott
        from FAMILIES OF OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1850 [this is a
        transcript of the free schedule from the 1850 census], by Katie-Prince
        Ward Esker, n.d.
        household #11
        Charles C. Westbrook 37M farmer NC
        Mary 21F AL
        Sarah 6F MS
        William 3M MS
        Mary 2F MS
        Infant 10/12F MS
        household #611
        Elias Westbrook 28M farmer NC
        Elizabeth 18F AL
        Sarah 5F NC
        household #614
        Benjamn Exum 36M farmer NC
        Sarah 28F NC
        Jesse 10M NC
        Titus 8M NC
        Piercis 6F NC
        James 4M NC
        Lewis 2M MS
        This is, of course, the Benjamin H. and Sarah Ann Westbrook Exum that
        I'm descended from. The full name of "Titus" was "Titus Carr."
  111. ii. BENJAMIN FANKLIN KENNEDY was born in 1830 in Franklin County, Alabama. He married Sally
        Ann Summerline on 28 January 1852 in Sumter County, Alabama. He married Caroline A. Johnston
        on 4 December 1854 in Greene County, Alabama. He died after 1910 in Limestone County, Texas.
  112. iii. LOUIZA ELIZABETH KENNEDY was born in 1833 in Franklin County, Alabama. She married Elias
        C. Westbrook in 1850 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She married Thomas B. Parramore on 7

        April 1863 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She married Nicholas Reedy on 22 July 1870 in
        Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She died in 1906 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.
  113. iv. JOHN THOMAS KENNEDY was born in 1834 in Franklin County, Alabama. He married Catherine
        Lowry on 14 October 1854 in Sumter County, Alabama. He died on 1 July 1863 in Gettysburg,,
        Pennsylvania;
        CSA.
  114. v. WILLIAM HARDY KENNEDY was born in 1836 in Sumter County, Alabama. He died after 1863;
        CSA - died in service.
  115. vi. PINKNEY HOLLIS KENNEDY was born in 1841 in Sumter County, Alabama. He married Frances
        Clarindy Garner on 13 April 1873 in Lee County, Mississippi. He married Margaret Emma Cummings
        in 1885 in Bibb County, Alabama. He died on 5 June 1912 in Bibb County, Alabama.
         Bev's line.
  116. vii. SARAH JANE KENNEDY was born in 1845 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She married W. F.
        Davis on 24 December 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama.
  117. viii. HARRIET ISLER KENNEDY was born in 1847 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. She married
        Nathanial Terry Brackeen. She died on 6 May 1920 in Headrick,, Oklahoma.

29. PINKNEY COATESWORTH3 HARDEE (William2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 September
1801; Tombstone. He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Jesse Jones and Elizabeth (Betsy) Croom, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, BY 1848. He married Persis Arendall Parrott, daughter of Jacob Parrott II and Persis Arendell, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, circa 1851; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine
K. Walls
.; Will of Jacob Parrott, Will written 6 September 1855, probated 5 May 1856, typed copy in my possession, Private hands.
Pinkney died on 3 February 1873 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 71; Tombstone. His body was interred in Lenoir County,
North Carolina, in Jones - Hardee Cemetery.
1850 Census Lenoir Co Pickney Hardee 48, Persis, 30, Elizabeth 8, Agnes, 6, William 1, William Hardee 71. Francis thinks that
William was his father and the dates are correct. This William was probably the son of Thomas and Sarah Croom Hardee.
Pinkney had a will and mentions his two daughters.
The Industrial Issue of the Free Press gives his middle name but not his parents.
RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
INDENTURE - JAMES K. GREEN TO PINCKENY HARDEE

Indenture trepastite - 12 October 1839 - JAMES K. GREEN of Lenoir County, town of Kinston to PINCKNEY HARDEE of Lenoir
and Kinston - GREEN indebted to WILLIAM LOVICK and WILLIAM B. KILPATRICK for sum of $5000 due by Guardian Bond at
Court, Oct Term 1834 and bearing compound interest ---- which sum Green honestly desires to secure to sd LOVICK &
KILAPTRICK ---- for 50 cents to him pd by said HARDEE --- sell --- 6 lots in Kinston, 5 head of horses, 12 head of cattle, and negro
woman Betty, and gig and harnes and sulky, all the groceries on hand books, book accounts, notes and five beds and furniture all other
household and kitchen furniture, 3 carts, plantation utensils of every kind, the present crop of corn, fodder, bacon, pork, lard, with
every parts and parcels I am now possessed of --- HARDEE, in trust - shall and may at any time after the date of these present sell the
above property to the highest bidder on credit or ready money ---- then apply to debt to LOVICK and KILPATRICK
A copy
signed by both JAMES K. GREEN and PINCKNEY HARDEE
END OF DOCUMENT

MARTHA MOSELEY COLLECTION
INDENTURE BETWEEN PINKNEY HARDEE AND JOHN C. WASHINGTON - JULY
1847
State of North Carolina Lenoir County
Whereas James Daughety dec by deeds of trust bearing date the 4th day of April AD 1838 and the 14 Day of June 1845 convey to
Pinckney Hardee for a certain purpose a certain tract which way included in the old ferry tract of land containing one acre lying in the
County aforesaid on the Southside of Neuse River & being known as ? Cox tract above the cove --- & whereas the said Pinckney
Hardee ------- deed of trust advertise & sell the said seine beach at the Court House in Kinston on the 5th day of July Ad 1847 at which
said Jno C. Washington --- being the last and highest bidder --- of two hundred & twenty dollars.
This Indenture made this 5th day of July AD 1847 between Pinckey Hardee and John C. Washington witneseth - or two hundred &
twenty dollars paid by said John C. Washington ---- containing one acres

Signed P. Hardee
WIT Lewis C. Desmond and ????
To Court July term 1847 - W. C. Loftin, clerk
Enrolled 2 August 1847 - Stephen White, Reig
END OF DOCUMENT.



ELIZABETH JONES was born on 31 December 1799; Ibid.; John Heritage Bryan Collection - UNC, Southern Historical
Collection, Chapel Hill, NC. Elizabeth died on 16 January 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 49; Tombstone. Her body
was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Jones - Hardee Cemetery.
Elizabeth is listed as an heir of her uncle, Isaac croom, and her future husband was the administrator of Isaac's estate.
There were no known children of Pinkney Coatesworth3 Hardee and Elizabeth Jones.
        

PERSIS ARENDALL PARROTT was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 December 1819; The American Advocate,
abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls
, 19 March 1857 - DIED: In this place, on Monday the 16th instant, Mrs.
Pearcey Hardee, consort of Pinkney Hardee and daughter of the late Jacob Parrott, in the 37th year of her age. Leaves husband and five
children. Member of the Disciples Church.; William C. Jones Family Bible, Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments,
1824. (Kimber and Sharpless); Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.; Will of Jacob Parrott, Will written 6
September 1855, probated 5 May 1856, typed copy in my possession
. She married William C. Jones, son of Jesse Jones and Elizabeth
(Betsy) Croom, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 28 April 1841; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; William C. Jones Family
Bible, Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Persis died on 16 March 1857 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,
at age 37; The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls, 19 March 1857 - DIED: In this
place, on Monday the 16th instant, Mrs. Pearcey Hardee, consort of Pinkney Hardee and daughter of the late Jacob Parrott, in the 37th
year of her age. Leaves husband and five children. Member of the Disciples Church.; William C. Jones Family Bible, Holy Bible
Containing the Old and New Testaments
. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Jones - Hardee Cemetery.
19 March 1857 - DIED: In this place, on Monday the 16th instant, Mrs. Pearcey Hardee, consort of Pinkney Hardee and daughter of
the late Jacob Parrott, in the 37th year of her age. Leaves husband and five children. Member of the Disciples Church.
The two known children of Pinkney Coatesworth3 Hardee and Persis Arendall Parrott were as follows:
  118. i. ANNA B.4 HARDEE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 February 1855; Tombstone.
        Anna died on 4 July 1883 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 28; Ibid.
  119. ii. MARY EMILY HARDEE married William LaFayette Kennedy, son of Thomas Jefferson Kennedy
        and Martha E. Allen.
         No issue. They built Cedar Dell.

30. MAJOR3 HARDEE (William2, Thomas1) was born in 1813 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. He married Elizabeth Liles.
He died in 1853 in Sabine County, Louisiana; Ibid. He was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery,, Sabine County, Louisiana.
Family tradition that someone sent to Bev stated that her ancestor was Major Hardee who was born in Dobbs Cunty, left home at the
age of 12 after a fight with his brother in the barn, was captured by the Indians, went to Covington County, Ala and then onto Sabine
Co., La. It also appears he made a stop in Georgia unless there was another Major Hardee. What information I have found on Ancestry
stated this Major was the son of Major and Nancy Kennedy Hardee, but Major Hardee was deceased by 1808 so this Major had to be
his nephew. Process of elimination leaves William and Isaac and the census supports William having three sons.
Major Hardy - Thomas Co, Ga 1840
Major Hardy - 1850 Covington Co - Ala 1850
1850 Agri. Census Covington CO, Ala
20 acres of improved land, 20 acres of unimproved land cash value of farm
100 dollars value of framing implements and machinery +ACQ-5, one horse,9
swine,value of live stock +ACQ-65 100 bushels of Indian corn 40 bushels of sweet
potatoes value of animals slaughter +ACQ- 25.
He may have moved to La. in 1859 as he aquired land at that time.
1860 Sabine Co, La Census
614 HARDY Major 47 M Farmer
250 240 North Carolina

614 Elizabeth 32 F
Alabama
614 Thomas J. 12 M
Alabama
614 Cassius A. 8 M
Alabama
614 James 6 M
Alabama
614 John 4 M
Alabama
614 Mary 2 F
Alabama
Full names of his children and wife come from a database on Ancestry and I do not vouch for said information.

ELIZABETH LILES was born in 1828 in Alabama; Ibid. She died in 1898 in Sabine County, Louisiana; Ibid. She was buried in
Mt. Carmel Cemetery,, Sabine County, Louisiana.
The 10 known children of Major3 Hardee and Elizabeth Liles were as follows:
  120. i. THOMAS JIMMERSON4 HARDEE was born in 1848 in Alabama.
  121. ii. HAMPTON HARDEE.
  122. iii. ALBERT HARDEE.
  123. iv. CASSIUS ALBERT HARDEE was born in 1852 in Alabama.
  124. v. JAMES HARDEE was born in 1854 in Alabama.
  125. vi. JOHN HARDEE was born in 1856 in Alabama.
  126. vii. MARY HARDEE was born in 1858 in Alabama.
  127. viii. REBECCA HARDEE.
  128. ix. JOSEPH HARDEE.
  129. x. WILLIAM EBENEZER HARDEE.

31. HARRIET3 KENNEDY (Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 10 March 1806; Jesse
Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. She married Benjamin Parrott Jr.,
son of Benjamin Parrott and Mary McNeese, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 25 September 1825. Harriet died on 7 November
1868 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 62.

BENJAMIN PARROTT JR was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 April 1799; Benjamin Parrott Family Bible,
(information from the Bible found in "Links that Bind" by Evalyn Parrott Scott - a history of the Parrott family. Location of an actual
copy is not known). Benjamin died on 20 October 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 59; The American Advocate,
abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls
. Benjamin Jr was the only child who did not move to Darlington, SC.
From the Benjamin Parrott Papers
INDENTURE
17 July 1827
This Indenture made this Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Seven Between
BENJAMIN PARROTT Senr of the state of North Carolina and County of Lenoir of the one part and BENJAMIN PARROTT Junr of
the State and county aforesaid - in consideration of the natural love and affection that I have & do bear my son BENJAMIN
PARROTT - grant to him a certain tract containing Two hundred and Twenty eight acres beginning in Gum Swamp, adj WILLIAM Y.
ALDREDGE, Redy Branch down the courses of redy branch to run of gum Swamp.
SIGNED BENJAMIN PARROTT, Senr
WIT
THOS. HOOD
CHARLES I or J BENGHAM
State of North Carolina, Lenoir County - To Court Jany Term 1828 on oath of THOS. HOOD
END OF DOCUMENT.
The six known children of Harriet3 Kennedy and Benjamin Parrott Jr. were as follows:
  + 130. i. SARAH C.4 PARROTT, married James B. Peacock.
  131. ii. ELIZABETH PARROTT was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 1 November 1830. She

        married Samuel William Scarborough, son of John Pope Scarborough and Rachel Harper. Elizabeth
        died on 25 September 1865 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 34.
        This is the Miss Euginie Scarborough line.
        From the Benjamin Parrott Papers
         INDENTURE
        3 October 1860
        State of North Carolina, Lenoir County
        This indenture made on this third day Oct. one thousand eight hundred & sixty between S. W.
        SCARBORO and ELIZABETH his wife of the County and State aforesaid on the one part and JAMES
        K. PARROTT of the same County & State on the other part whereas BENJAMIN PARROTT late of
        this County & State was lawfully seized in his demise as of fee of & in a certain tract of land situated
        in the county & State aforesaid adj the lands of, M. B. CREECH, DRURY HILL, SIMON E.
        HODGES, WILLIAM SUTTON, WM. GRAY & W. H. WATERS suppose to contain eight hundred
        acres - died instate leaving issue six children viz the aforesaid ELIZABETH wife of S. W.
        SCARBORO, A. C. WILSON, SARAH C. PEACOCK, BENJAMIN F. PARROTT, JOSEPH P.
        PARROTT & the aforesaid JAMES K. PARROTT whom the same according to the laws of the state
        did descend & come as tenants in common & no partition having been made between the said children
        the said S. W. SCARBORO & wife ELIZABETH hold & are entitled to an undivided interest
        consisting of our sixth part of the said tract of land now therefore this indentures witnesseth that the
        said S. W. SCARBORO & ELIZABETH his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Eleven
        hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said JAMES K. PARROTT --- sold all their right , title,
        interest & claim in & to the said undivided sixth part of the lands & premsis above ------
        SIGNED SAM. W. SCARBOROUGH ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH
        WIT
        J. C. KENNEDY
        State of North Carolina , Lenoir County - This sixteenth day of October AD 1860 personally
        approved before me JOHN L. BAILEY one of the Judges of the Superior Court of Law & Equity for
        the State aforesaid, the above named S. W. SCARBOROUGH & ELIZABETH his wife &
        acknowledged they deed executed by them of the foregoing deed. And therefore the said ELIZABETH
        SCARBOROUGH, being by me privately examined separate & apart from him her husband trending
        ?? her free consent in the execution of the said deed of conveyance -- she had executed the same
        freely of her own will ---
        SIGNED J. K. BAILEY, JCRD
        Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir County the 28th day of November AD 1860
        REUBIN BARROW, REGR.
  132. iii. JAMES K. PARROTT married Mary Garner, daughter of Charles Garner and Winifred Parrott.
  133. iv. BENJAMIN F. PARROTT III.
  134. v. JOSEPH P. PARROTT.
  135. vi. ABSOLY PARROTT married Alexander Wilson.
         BENJAMIN PARROTT PAPERS
         INDENTURE
        3 October 1860
        State of North Carolina, Lenoir County
        This indenture made on this third day Oct. one thousand eight hundred & sixty between
        ALEXANDER WILSON and ABSOLY C. his wife of the County and State aforesaid on the one part
        and JAMES K. PARROTT of the same County & State on the other part whereas BENJAMIN
        PARROTT late of this County & State was lawfully seized in his demise as of fee of & in a certain
        tract of land situated in the county & State aforesaid adj the lands of M. B. CREECH, DRURY HILL,
        SIMON E. HODGES, WILLIAM SUTTON, WM. GRAY & W. H. WATERS suppose to contain
        eight hundred acres - died instate leaving issue six children viz the aforesaid ABSOLY C. wife of
        ALEXANDER WILSON, ELIZABETH SCARBORO, SARAH C. PEACOCK, BENJ. F. PARROTT,
        JOSEPH P. PARROTT & the aforesaid JAS. K. PARROTT whom the same according to the laws of
        the state did descend & come as tenants in common & no partition having been made between the said
        children the said ALEXANDER WILSON & wife ABSOLEY C. hold & are entitled to an undivided

        interest consisting of our sixth part of the said tract of land now therefore this indentures witnesseth
        that the said ALEXANDER WILSON & ABSOLEY C. his wife for and in consideration of the sum of
        Eleven hundred Dolalrs to them in hand paid by the said JAMES K. PARROTT --- sold all their right ,
        title, interest & claim in & to the said undivided sixth part of the lands & premsis above ---
        SIGNED ALEXANDER WILSON ABSOLY C. WILSON
        ATTEST GEO W. TIMBERLAKE
        State of North Carolina , Lenoir County - This sixteenth day of October AD 1860 personally
        approved before me JOHN L. BAILEY one of the Judges of the Superior Court of Law & Equity for
        the State aforesaid, the above named ALEXANDER WILSON and ABSOLY C. WILSON his wife &
        acknowledged they deed executed by them of the foregoing deed. And therefore the said ABSOLY C.
        WILSON, being by me privately examined separate & apart from him her husband trending ?? her free
        consent in the execution of the said deed of conveyance -- she had executed the same freely of her
        own will ---
        SIGNED J. K. BAILEY, JCRD
        Enrolled in the Register's office of Lenoir County the 28th day of November AD 1860
        REUBEN BARROW, Regr
        NOTE: There is a 2nd document that is identical to the above except there are no signatures and no
        enrollment date. This indicates it was a copy of the original deed and not a separate deed.
        

33. MARY3 KENNEDY (Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 12 May 1810; Jesse
Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. She married Benjamin G. Byrd in
Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
FROM BENJAMIN PARROTT COLLECTION
Benjamin G. Byrd dc July 1839 - was this the husband of Mary Kennedy? YES Benjamin Parrott was the administrator of the Byrd
estate - they were brother in laws?? Receipts for the estate in the Benjamin Parrott Collection.
The Heirs of BENJAMIN BYRD - 1841
TO BENJAMIN PARROTT guard.
4 Jan To LEWIS C. DESMOND clerk rect
To GEORGE L.? ATTMORE
LEMUEL BYRD to 1 pr shores
JESSE BYRD to 1 pr shoes

MISC RECEIPTS
Rec. of THOS J. KENNEDY Executor to the last will and Testament of JESSE KENNEDY Dec the sum of Five hundred dollars in
part of HARRET PARROTT'S share from said Estate.
SIGNED June 13th 1857
SIGNED BENJAMIN PARROTT
END OF DOCUMENT.

BENJAMIN G. BYRD died circa July 1839 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The two known children of Mary3 Kennedy and Benjamin G. Byrd both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  136. i. JESSE4 BYRD was born on 29 April 1828; Ibid.
  137. ii. LEMUEL BYRD was born on 10 October 1834; Ibid.

35. ELIZA3 KENNEDY (Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 February 1814. Her
birthyear is not readable in the Bible;
Ibid. She married an unknown person in Lenoir County, North Carolina, BY 1835; Collection of Dr. Francis R. Hodges. She married
Walter Alonzo Kennedy, son of John Kennedy and Jane Jones, circa 1837; Will of Walter Alonzo Kennedy, Written 23 March 1876,
Lenoir County, NC probated 7 July 1876, copy supplied by Dr. Francis R. Hodges, Lenoir County Courthouse, Kinston, Lenoir
County, North Carolina. Eliza died in 1846 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

There were no known children of Eliza3 Kennedy and the unknown spouse mentioned above.
        


WALTER ALONZO KENNEDY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 7 March 1812. He married Sarah Wooten,
daughter of Thomas Wooten and Nancy (Louisa) Best, circa 1846. He married Elizabeth H. Hodges, daughter of Edward Hodges and
Catherine Arendell, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1847. Walter died in 1876 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
He was married 3 times according to Francis and the middle wife may have been a Wooten - no issue. Ima Mewborn does give his 2nd
wife as Sarah Wooten. It appears she died right after the wedding.
Walter and Eliza had several sons who were said to have died in a Union prison Camp. One son was said to have been born without a
forearm. This according to Francis Hodges.
WILL OF WALTER KENNEDY (1876)
State of North Carolina Lenoir County
In the name of God, Amen, I, Walter Kennedy of the County and State
aforesaid. Being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my worldly existence do make and ordain this my last
will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:
First That my Executor, hereinafter named, shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable with the wishes of my relatives and
friends, and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts however and to whomsoever owing out of the moneys that may first
come into his hands as a part and parcel of my estate.
Item 1st I give and devise to my son Jesse H. Kennedy's three children, being my grandchildren to wit: John Thomas Kennedy, Heber
H. Kennedy and Hettie Eliza Kennedy 275 acres of land described as follows, to wit: one piece or parcel of land commencing at
Reedy Branch where the new road crosses, and runs West with the new road to a stake in the public road leading to wheat swamp
church, thence from said stake and said public road to Cabin Branch, then with Cabin Branch up the run to a point on the same,
and from thence a Southerly direction on to the beginning so as to make the No. of 275 acres of land, and I wish it understood that I
hereby give said land to my said grandchildren upon the express condition that they shall not set up any claim to any monies or part of
moneys that was paid over to me by Thomas J. Kennedy, Executor of Jesse Kennedy, which was coming to my children by my wife,
Eliza, daughter of the said Jesse Kennedy, Sr., dec'd, by virtue of the 8th Item and residuary clause of the said Jesse Kennedy's will and
testament, now of record in Lenoir County.
Item 2 I give and devise to my son James E. Kennedy 275 acres of land, bounded as follows, viz: beginning at Reedy Branch where
the new road crosses, and runs thence with James M. Parrott's line East, to a short strawed pine in the pocosin said Parrott's corner,
thence a North east direction to run far enough to make 275 acres, and from thence to Reedy Branch and from thence to the beginning,
being the land upon which the said James E. Kennedy now lives, and I wish it distinctly understood by this my will that I give and
devise the said 275 acres in this the 2nd Item of my will and testament to James E. Kennedy upon the express understanding and
condition that he will set up no claims against my executor or estate for any monies or part of monies that was left in the 8th Item of
Jesse Kennedy's will as referred to in the second Item of this my last will and
testament which was paid over to me the undersigned testator by Thomas J. Kennedy, Executor of the said Jesse Kennedy, Sr., and if
he the said James E. Kennedy claims said money or any part thereof out of my estate then the devise of said land is to be void.
Item 3 I give and devise all the residue and balance of my real estate to my children by my present wife, viz: Eliza A. Daly, Harriet C.
Daly, Alonzo W. Kennedy and Melissy E. Kennedy to them and their heirs equally to be divided subject to my wife's dower
Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth H. Kennedy all my household and kitchen furniture, except one bed, stead
and furniture, one horse called Tom, one mule called Febe, one Buggy, one Rockaway and harness, one note on my son, Alonzo W.
Kennedy, for the sum of $376, also I leave her one hundred dollars in cash, all the corn and fodder and provision of every kind on hand
at my death, also two sows and calves her choice.
Item 5: All the residue of my estate not before given away I leave to be divided between my wife Elizabeth H. Kennedy and my four
children mentioned in the 3rd Item of this my last will and testament.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Alonzo W. Kennedy sole executor of this my last will and testament
hereby revoking and making void all and every other will and testament heretofore by me made, and do declare this to be my last will
and testament
In witness whereof, I, the said Walter A. Kennedy have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of March, 1876.
Walter Kennedy (Seal)
Signed, declared, and published by the above named Walter Kennedy as and for his last will and testament in the presence of who at
his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
J. R. Hodges
John A. Pollock
**********************
State of North Carolina
Lenoir County

In the probate Court, Before Wm. W. N. Hunter, Judge of Probate
In the matter of the will of Walter Kennedy
Alonzo W. Kennedy, being sworn, doth say:
That Walter Kennedy, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament, and that Alonzo W.
Kennedy is the executor named therein.
Further, that the property of said Walter Kennedy, consisting of about 1350 acre of land, about 9 head of cattle, 20 head of hogs, 1
horse, 2 mules, household and kitchen furniture, corn and fodder, farming implements, one buggy and rockaway and harness, are worth
about $5000.00 as far as can be
ascertained at the date of this application, and that Jesse E. Kennedy's children (John Thomas Kennedy, Heber H. Kennedy, and Hettie
Eliza Kennedy), James E. Kennedy, Eliza A. Daly, Harriet C. Daly, Alonzo W. Kennedy, Melissa E. Kennedy, and E.lizabeth H.
Kennedy are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
Alonzo W. Kennedy
Sworn and subscribed before me this 7th day of July, 1876.
Wm. W. N. Hunter,
Probate Judge
From Collection of Dr. Francis R. Hodges.
The five known children of Eliza3 Kennedy and Walter Alonzo Kennedy all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  + 138. i. JESSE H.4 KENNEDY, born 1838; married Mary Sugg.
  139. ii. JOHN F. KENNEDY was born in 1840. John died in 1861.
  140. iii. WILLIAM H. KENNEDY was born in 1842. William died in 1859.
  + 141. iv. JAMES E. KENNEDY, born circa 1846; married Lucy Jane Dawson.
  142. v. LEVI B. KENNEDY was born in 1846. Levi died in 1865.

36. THOMAS JEFFERSON3 KENNEDY (Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa March
1818. His birthyear is not readable in the Bible;
Jesse Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. He married Martha E.
Allen, daughter of William Allen and Persis Westbrook, on 24 February 1841; Ibid.
I had some of this information from another source but the Bible does not give a complete listing of the children.
There is a copy of this Bible in Bill Murphy's Collection at ECU and includes a note by William L. Kennedy - my father was Thomas
Jefferson Kennedy who married Martha Allen daughter of William and Persis Westbrook Allen. William Allen's father was Richard
Allen and his wife was Miss Laurence. Richard Allen was son of Paul Allen
He may have been married 2 times. The article in the Industrial Issue of the Free Press gives Cornelia Inez's mother as Matthew
Elizabeth Kennedy.

MARTHA E. ALLEN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 30 January 1826; Industrial Issue of the Free Press,
Kinston, NC (1906).; Jesse Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.;
Collection of William (Bill) Murphy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Collection at Joyner Library.; William L. Murphy.,
Greene County, NC Estate Records - 1839 - 1845 (Private).
The seven known children of Thomas Jefferson3 Kennedy and Martha E. Allen were as follows:
  143. i. CORNELIA INEZ4 KENNEDY married M. H. Wooten.
  144. ii. SIDNEY GUSTAVUS KENNEDY.
  145. iii. JESSE CROOM KENNEDY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 December 1841; Jesse
        Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
  146. iv. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE KENNEDY was born on 18 November 1845 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina. He married Mary Emily Hardee, daughter of Pinkney Coatesworth Hardee and Persis
        Arendall Parrott. He died in July 1929 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 83.
        William Kennedy had no children and left his home, Cedal Dell, as an orphanage.
  147. v. MARY ANN ELIZABETH KENNEDY married William David Rayner.
  148. vi. CORNELIUS KENNEDY was born on 1 May 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone. He
        died on 5 February 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 5; Ibid. He was buried in Jesse
        Kennedy Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  + 149. vii. ALPHEUS THEODORE KENNEDY, born 30 November 1852; married Helen Rountree.


37. BRIGHT3 KENNEDY (Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 20 August 1820; Jesse
Kennedy Family Bible, A Brief Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. He married Huldah I. Sutton,
daughter of William (Billy) Sutton and Hulda Isler. He died between 1860 and 1870 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

HULDAH I. SUTTON was born circa 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of William Sutton, written 2 April 1879
probated 21 June 1884, Lenoir County. She died circa January 1882 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Huldah I. Sutton
Kennedy, written 27 October 1881 probated 6 February 1882, Lenoir County, NC.
Huldah had a will written 27 October 1881, probated 6 February 1882. mentioned sons Oscar H. and Bright Kennedy.
The seven known children of Bright3 Kennedy and Huldah I. Sutton were as follows:
  150. i. WILLIAM T.4 KENNEDY was born circa 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1860 Lenoir Co
        NC Census.
  151. ii. BRIGHT KENNEDY.
        He is listed in his mother's will but is not found in the household on either the 1860 or 1870 Census.
  152. iii. JESSE L. KENNEDY was born circa 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
  153. iv. OSCAR H. KENNEDY was born on 17 April 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Will of Huldah
        I. Sutton Kennedy, written 27 October 1881 probated 6 February 1882, Lenoir County, NC.; Elbert
        Moye Family Bible, (published 1865 by the American Bible Society, New York); (typed copy in the
        PCFR Quarterly February 2002). He married Rachel Harriet Sarah Darden, daughter of William
        Abraham Darden and Sarah Catherine Moye, on 27 May 1879; Ibid. He died on 7 December 1882 at
        age 29; Ibid.
         Line followed in the Elbert Moye Bible.
  154. v. CLAUDIUS M. KENNEDY was born circa 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1860, Lenoir Co
        NC Census.
  155. vi. VICTORIA L. KENNEDY was born circa 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. She died
        before 19 September 1881 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
        Victoria had a will written 10 June 1881 probated 19 September 1881. She remembered her mother,
        her brother Oscar and Oscar's son Claudius F.
  156. vii. EDGAR B. KENNEDY was born circa 1863 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1870 Lenoir Co NC
        Census.

43. RICHARD C.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 January 1805;
Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. He married Eliza Hill, daughter of Richard Hill and Mary Rouse; Jonathan
Rouse Family Bible.; Collection of Lovit Hines, PC 1759.1, NC Archives, NC Archives, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. Richard died before March 1844 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Estate of Jonathan
Rouse.
1850 Census
Eliza Rouse 40, Quincy 24, Sarah 20, Elizabeth 18, Jefferson W. 15
Next door was
Alexander Rouse - 21, John DESMOND 30, Nancy DESMOND 22.

ELIZA HILL was born on 25 March 1804; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. Eliza died on 29 October 1891 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, at age 87; Tombstone. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Henry Tull Cemetery.
F. Lee Edwards Collection
1 August 1839 - This is a series of notes from some of the heirs
of Mary Hill, dec from her Administrator, JOHN L. HILL. All are dated
the same and read the same with the exception of the amount of money received.
Rec of JOHN L. HILL administrator of MARY HILL dec the sum of Three hundred and thirty one dollars and sixty Six and half cents
being my full share of all the moneys that has come in the hands of said HILL as adm of said dec and I acknowledcge myself to be
therewith fully
Satisfied ELIZA ROUSE
WIT THOS HILL
LOVIT HINES COLLECTION
3. 1 January 1827 - Indenture - RICHARD ROUSE and ELIZA his wife of Lenoir to HENRY TULL of same - $180 - tract formerly

belonging to RICHARD HILL, dec father of sd ELIZA it being 1/9 part of lands of RICHARD HILL, dec
WIT NATHAN LASITTER, JEREMIAH HAWKINS
Enrolled 17 January 1827 - LEWIS C. DESMOND, Regr
ELIZA was privately examined 3 January 1827 - R. W. GOODMAN.

The seven known children of Richard C.3 Rouse and Eliza Hill all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  157. i. QUINCY P.4 ROUSE was born on 5 June 1825; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.; Estate of Jonathan
        Rouse.
  158. ii. HARDY B. ROUSE was born on 28 August 1826; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. Hardy died before
        March 1844 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.
  159. iii. JAMES R. ROUSE was born on 27 December 1827; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. James died before
        March 1844 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.
  160. iv. ALEXANDER ROUSE was born circa 1829; Ibid.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
  161. v. JEFFERSON W. ROUSE was born circa 1835; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC
        Census. He married Nancy Hardee, daughter of Abraham E. Hardee and Rachel Hill; Collection of
        Roger Kammerer
.
  162. vi. SUSAN E. ROUSE was born in 1840; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
         The estate records give her name as Susan and the Census of 1850 as Sarah.
  163. vii. ELIZABETH ROUSE was born circa 1842; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.

45. SALLY A.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 11 April 1808; Jonathan
Rouse Family Bible. She married Thomas Hill, son of Richard Hill and Mary Rouse, in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Estate of
Jonathan Rouse. Sally died between 1850 and 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; 1840 Lenoir Co,
NC Census.

THOMAS HILL was born circa 1798 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. Thomas died
on 18 September 1877 in Pitt County, North Carolina; Sue Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills (Private printing). His body was
interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Evans Cemetery. The stone is gone, but a memorial stone is a Maplewood in Kinston.
FROM FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS COLLECTION- ECU, Joyner Library, Manuscript Division
1 August 1839 - This is a series of notes from some of the heirs of Mary Hill, dec from her Administrator, JOHN L. HILL. All are
dated the same and read the same with the exception of the amount of money received.
Rec of JOHN L. HILL administrator of MARY HILL dec the sum of Three hundred and thirty one dollars and sixty Six and half cents
being my full share of all the moneys that has come in the hands of said HILL as adm of said dec and I acknowledcge myself to be
therewith fully Satisfied
THOS HILL
WIT JOSEPH R. CROOM.
The 11 known children of Sally A.3 Rouse and Thomas Hill all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  164. i. PINKNEY4 HILL was born on 7 February 1826; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.
        The Bible only says he was Pinckney Hill. A note in the Edwards papers says he married Sue May of
        Pitt County daughter of James W. and Tabitha May but his name is given as Thomas F. not Pinckney.
        The Churchill Bibles gives his name as Thomas J. b 1825.
  165. ii. JAMES WAITSELL C. HILL was born on 3 November 1827; Ibid. He married Susan E. Rouse; Sue
        Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills. James died on 15 November 1899 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 72; Tombstone. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in James W.
        C. Hill Cemetery.
  + 166. iii. BRIGHT HILL, born circa 1829; married Mary Ann White.
  + 167. iv. JOHN LINKFIELD HILL, born circa 1831; married Penelope Cox.
  168. v. NATHAN B. HILL was born circa 1833; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; Eva Hill Churchill Family
        Bible, 1900. (J. A. Wilmore and Co., New York); Mrs. Phil Averette; copy in "Dobbs County, NC
        Bible Records" by William L. Murphy. He married Sally Kathlene Jackson; Sue Johnson Rouse, A
        Weaving of Hills
.
  169. vi. JESSE HILL was born circa 1843; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; Eva Hill Churchill Family Bible.
  170. vii. NOAH HILL was born circa 1847; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; Eva Hill Churchill Family Bible.
        Noah died. Killed as a child during the Civil War by Yankees for refusing to tell where the horses

        were hidden.
  171. viii. PENELOPE HILL was born circa 1849; The Churchill Bible gives 1839 as her birth date; 1860,
        Lenoir Co NC Census.
  172. ix. HARRIETT ELIZA HILL was born on 9 November 1849; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; Eva Hill
        Churchill Family Bible. She married Amos Evans; Sue Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills.
  173. x. FRANK P. HILL was born circa 1853; 1860, Lenoir Co NC Census.
  174. xi. ALICE C. HILL was born circa 1856; Ibid. She married William H. Moye; Sue Johnson Rouse, A
        Weaving of Hills.

46. SUSANNA C.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 May 1810; Jonathan
Rouse Family Bible. She married Henry Hill; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. Susanna died before March 1844; Ibid.
(an unknown value).

HENRY HILL.
The first time I heard anything about Henry Hill being married first to
Betsy Rouse was in the late '70's when Fannie Lee Hill Prescott published
her "My Hill and Allied Lines." She had called and asked my mother some
questions about our immediate family just before she had it printed. I just
happened to see a copy of her book and became interested in what she had
researched. She never told me specifically how she knew about Betsy, but
there was something mentioned in the book about some Bible records that had
been found. (I'll have to check her book to find out exactly what was said
about those Bible records.) Fannie also got information from Ima. I've
seen Betsy Rouse referred to as Elizabeth Rouse in Ima's papers, but have
seen no reference about proof. I talked to Ima a couple of times, but not
about this particular thing. So, I don't know whether Ima or Fannie (or
someone else) first worked out that Elizabeth/Betsy Rouse was the first wife
of my Henry Hill. I, too, have wondered if somehow the name is wrong.
Could it be that Susannah C. Rouse Hill was known by the nickname Betsy and
someone assumed that meant Elizabeth? That hardly seems likely, I guess.
When I was at Heritage Place at LCC recently, I made brief notes from the
1830 Greene Census regarding Henry Hill. Found exactly what Christine has.
Then in the 1840 Greene Census regarding Henry Hill, I noted:
1 male 5-, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 50-60, and 1 female 5-
Assuming this might be the Henry who married Susannah C. Rouse, that's three
children instead of the four and the wife is not in the household.
Hypothesis: Susannah has recently died and some other female in the family
in another household has taken Jonathan, the baby (who is listed as 10 years
old in the Wiley Rouse household in 1850 Lenoir), to care for.
Becky


Becky
Above from Becky Hill - mrhill@eastlink.net.
The four known children of Susanna C.3 Rouse and Henry Hill were as follows:
  175. i. PENELOPE4 HILL was born bc 1832; Ibid.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
        Was this the Penny Hill, age 18, in the home of Tully Moseley on the 1850 Census?
  176. ii. JOHN HILL.
  177. iii. RICHARD HILL.
  178. iv. JONATHAN HILL was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1840; Estate of Jonathan Rouse.;
        1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
         In the household of his uncle Wiley Rouse on the 1850 Census.


47. PHINETTA3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 February 1812;
Alexander Hill Family Bible, Mrs. E. C. Averette, copy in my possession without the front page, Winterville, Pitt County, North
Carolina.; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. She married Alexander Hill, son of Richard Hill and Mary Rouse, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, on 9 February 1832; Alexander Hill Family Bible.; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. Phinetta died on 20 August 1848 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 36. Family tradition states she died when her youngest son, Thomas, was born; Tombstone. Her body
was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Alexander Hill Cemetery.

ALEXANDER HILL was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 May 1809; Alexander Hill Family Bible. He married Martha
Hill, daughter of Richard Hill Sr. and Esther Aldridge, on 19 November 1848; Ibid. Alexander died on 13 November 1861 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 52; Tombstone. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Alexander Hill Cemetery.
Alexander Hill lived near Little Sister's Meeting House on the Hugo Road. My father, Ronald Mewborn, told me his Grandmother,
Granny Hill (who was really his great grandmother), used to tell him how she walked to school across a log that crosses Loosing
Swamp. The log is where the bridge is now across Wallace Road and where the short road from the Hugo Road deadends into Wallace
Road. The Nunn family appears to have lived on the same short road.
ALEXANDER HILL BIBLE
Original Bible in the possession of Mrs. E. C. Averette or her son E. C. Averette, Jr. of Winterville, NC, copy in my possession. I do
not have a copy of the front page.
Alexander Hill was the son of Richard and Mary Rouse Hill. Richard and his brother, Levi, moved to Lenoir County from Craven
County. Mary Rouse was the daughter of Simon Rouse. Finette was the daughter of Jonathan and Catherine Hardee Rouse. Her name
is spelled Phinettey in her parent's Bible. Alexander's 2nd wife, Martha Hill, was part of the Greene County Robert Hill family. The
last entry refers to Alexander, the son of Alexander and Finette. The Bible clearly states he married Mary Ann Spivey; however, the
wife of Richard C. Hill, Martha Nunn, said Mary Ann was her sister so Mary Ann could have been a widow.

BIRTHS
Alexander Hill Son of Richard Hill and Mary his wife was born the 8th May 1809
Finetee Rouse daughter of Jonathan Rouse and Catherine his wife was born the 4th day of February 1812
Alexander Hill son of Alex and Finetee Hill was born August the 19th 1833
Emily Jane Hill daughter of Alexander Hill and Finetee his wife was born 14th July 1835
Mary Ann Catharine Hill daughter of Alexander and Finette Hill was born May the 22d 1837
Sally Maria Hill daughter of Alexander and Finette Hill was born September the 16th 1838
Elizabeth Ann Hill daughter of Alexander and Finette Hill was born the 15th June 1841
Louisa Hill daughter of Alexander and Finette Hill was born the 26th September 1844
Richard C. Hill son of Alexander and Finette Hill was born 29th of July 1846
Thomas Woodley Hill, son of Alex and Finetta Hill was born on Thursday, 13th April AD 1848
MARRIAGES
Alexander Hill son of Richard Hill & Mary his wife, was married to Finetta Rouse, daughter of Jonathan Rouse & Catherine his wife
on the 9th day of February AD One thousand Eight Hundred & thirty two
Alexander son of Richard Hill & wife was married to Martha Hill daughter of Richard Hill & Ester his wife on the 19th of November
in the year 1848
Alexander Hill and Mary Ann Spivey were married Dec. 9th AD 1858.
The eight known children of Phinetta3 Rouse and Alexander Hill all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  179. i. ALEXANDER4 HILL was born on 19 August 1833; Alexander Hill Family Bible. He married Mary
        Ann Spivey on 9 December 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; The American Advocate,
        abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls
.
         My father told me his great grandmother Mary Nunn Hill told him that her sister, Martha married
        Alexander Hill and his 2nd wife. The descendants have no information on this possible marriage.
  180. ii. EMILY JANE HILL was born on 14 July 1835; Alexander Hill Family Bible. She died before 1850;
        1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
  + 181. iii. MARY ANN CATHERINE HILL, born 22 May 1837; married Richard Walters Sutton Sr.
  182. iv. SALLY MARIA HILL was born on 16 September 1838; Alexander Hill Family Bible.
         Information in the Edwards Collection indicates she married Mack Lamb. no documentation.
  183. v. ELIZABETH ANN HILL was born on 15 June 1841; Ibid.
         Information in the Edwards Collection indicates she died at the age of eight or nine.

  184. vi. LOUISA HILL was born on 26 September 1844; Ibid.
  + 185. vii. RICHARD CROOM HILL, born 29 July 1846; married Martha Ann Nunn.
  186. viii. THOMAS WOODLEY HILL was born on 13 April 1848; Ibid.

49. ANDREW JACKSON3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 28 May 1815;
Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. He married Nancy Ann Langston; Ibid.
1850 Lenoir Census
Andrew J. 35, Nancy A. 25., Mary C. 6, Debby A. 5, Amanda F. 2, Jacob Q. 1 month
Served in the Civil War, Co. E, 41st Regt., 3rd Regt. Calvary, enlisting June 25, 1862. He was captured at Kinston, Mrch 18, 1865.
Information from Mrs. Alex A. Linko
He is listed as Jackson on the 1870 Census.
From Tracy - Said she did not have much info but did say that it was a Nancy Ann Langston
b abt 1826 who was the wife of Andrew Jackson Rouse.
She was supposed to have been the daughter of Jacob Langston and Mary Connerly.

NANCY ANN LANGSTON was born on 4 August 1826; Ibid.
The six known children of Andrew Jackson3 Rouse and Nancy Ann Langston were as follows:
  187. i. MARY CATHERINE4 ROUSE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 18 September 1844;
        Ibid.
  188. ii. DEBAH ANN ROUSE was born on 28 March 1847; Ibid.
  189. iii. MANDAH (AMANDA) F. ROUSE was born on 15 October 1848; Ibid.
  190. iv. JACOB QUINCY ROUSE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 19 May 1850; Ibid.
  191. v. BETSY JANE ROUSE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 24 June 1852; Ibid.
  192. vi. MARTHA ROUSE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1856; 1860, Lenoir Co NC
        Census.

50. WILEY J. C.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 11 February 1817;
Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. He married Martha Horton; Lenoir County Heritage Book. Wiley died on 22
November 1887 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 70; Tombstone. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
Sharon Methodist Church Cemetery.
Wiley 33, Martha 25, Everett 5, Sarah 4, James W. 2, Jesse W. 1 month, Jonathan HILL
* Son of Jonathan Rouse - Jonathan Hill was the son of Susannah Rouse and her husband Henry Hill.

MARTHA HORTON was born on 15 June 1825; Ibid. Martha died on 30 May 1905 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 79;
Ibid. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Sharon Methodist Church Cemetery.
The four known children of Wiley J. C.3 Rouse and Martha Horton all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  193. i. EVERETT R.4 ROUSE was born circa 1845; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
  194. ii. SARAH ROUSE was born circa 1846; Ibid.
  195. iii. JAMES W. ROUSE was born circa 1848; Ibid.
  196. iv. JESSE W. ROUSE was born circa 1850; Ibid.

51. JESSE HARDEE C.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 November
1818; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. He married Elizabeth Jane Kennedy, daughter of John Bright Kennedy
and Easter Creech.
The Industrial Issue of the Free Press gives her maiden name as Kennedy. The James Bell Bible also states she was Elizabeth Jane
Kennedy.
From Francis - According to my copy of "THE KENNEDY FAMILY," John B.Kennedy (1801-1866),
son of John Kennedy (1764-1833) and wife Jane had a daughter named
Elizazbeth, b. 1828. Hoever, it doesn't say if or who she married.

ELIZABETH JANE KENNEDY was born on 18 September 1828 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Family Bible of John Bright
Kennedy, (Copy of original Bible located in the William Murphy Collection, ECU). She died on 10 March 1864 in Lenoir County,
North Carolina, at age 35; Ibid.
The nine known children of Jesse Hardee C.3 Rouse and Elizabeth Jane Kennedy were as follows:

  197. i. ELIZABETH W.4 ROUSE.
  198. ii. HARRIET ROUSE.
  199. iii. ESTHER L. ROUSE.
  200. iv. SARAH A. ROUSE.
  201. v. JESSE H. ROUSE.
  202. vi. SIMON B. ROUSE.
  203. vii. GEORGE B. ROUSE.
  204. viii. MARY J. ROUSE was born on 7 June 1850; 1860, Lenoir Co NC Census. She married James H. Bell.
        The James Bell Bible gives her middle initial as G. and gives her birthdate.
  + 205. ix. JAMES FRANKLIN ROUSE, born 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Eliza Ellen
        White.

52. ELIZA CAROLINE3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 21 September
1820; Jonathan Rouse Family Bible.; Tombstone. She married Richard B. Warters in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1837;
Estate of Jonathan Rouse. She married Levi Hill, son of Richard Hill and Susan (Hill), circa 1858; Tombstone. She died on 11 October
1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 68; Ibid. She was buried in Richard B. Waters Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North
Carolina.
1850 Lenoir Census
Richard WATERS 38 , Eliza 33, James H. 12, Lydia J. 7, Nancy 5, Avy 3, John Rouse 12 and Simon Rouse 9.

RICHARD B. WARTERS died on 4 November 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. He was buried in Richard B. Waters
Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The four known children of Eliza Caroline3 Rouse and Richard B. Warters all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  206. i. JAMES H.4 WARTERS was born circa 1838; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.
  207. ii. LYDIA J. WARTERS was born circa 1843; Ibid.
  208. iii. NANCY WARTERS was born circa 1845; Ibid.
  209. iv. AVY WARTERS was born circa 1847; Ibid.

LEVI HILL was born on 21 April 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Tombstone. He married Barbara Sutton circa 1888.
He died on 20 April 1893 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 62; Ibid.
This may be the Levi buried in the Levi Hill Cemetery as the stone states he was the son of Richard. I might have the wrong Levi.
There were no known children of Eliza Caroline3 Rouse and Levi Hill.
        

53. CATHERINE J.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 February 1822;
Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. She married Craven Bryan Griffin, son of William Griffin and Elizabeth Heath, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, circa 1841; Estate of Jonathan Rouse. She married James Stuart in Craven County, North Carolina, circa 1871; Unknown
repository. Catherine died circa 1871 in Craven County, North Carolina.
Catherine was left off part of the estate records - original needs to be rechecked.
Family tradition, as told by Kathleen Griffin Wilson and Marietta Griffin Franklin, provides us with vivid imagery of Catharine. She is
said to have been endowed with great physical strength, having lifted hogsheads when needed. She was undoubtedly strong willed and
determined, having been widowed at age 40 during the Civil War with 9 children. Kathleen Wilson relates that she maintained good
discipline and managed well. She continued to farm with the help of her family and friends. We know from court and census records
that she was literate. Catharine, according to family tradition, always kept the house open to Confederate soldiers. Two such soldiers,
Levin B. Price and J. Everette Dail, were from the Seven Springs area of southeastern Wayne County, NC. These two soldiers married
two of Catharine's daughters, Susan and Sarah.
Information from A. Ray Griffin.

CRAVEN BRYAN GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, circa 1813. Craven died on 21 March 1862 in Craven
County, North Carolina; Will of Craven Bryan Griffin, Will and estate records both located at the NC Archives. The Will was probated
in 1866 in Craven County and the estate records were in the December Court 1866., NC Archives, NC Archives, Raleigh, Wake
County, North Carolina.
Craven Bryan Griffin lived in the Dover section of western Craven County, NC. Mary Etta Griffin Franklin remembers her parents

saying that he lived on "Peter's Ridge," located just north of Dover in the vicinity of Moseley Creek. Peters Ridge had been in the
Griffin family for many years. He apparently went by the name Bryan(t) and Croom. The name Bryan is used repeatedly in his estate
records and the 1860 census lists him as "Croom" Griffin. He is shown as a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal
property valued at $1,800. Family tradition states that Craven died of pneumonia. A detailed accounting of the descendants of Craven
Bryan Griffin and Catharine J. Rouse may be found in the following book: A. Ray Griffin, Jr. Along The Neuse, The Craven Bryan
Griffin Family, 1728-1992 (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1993). Copies available in NC State Library, Genealogical Services
Branch, The Library of Congress, and from the Author.
Information from A. Ray Griffin.
The nine known children of Catherine J.3 Rouse and Craven Bryan Griffin all born in Craven County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  + 210. i. SUSAN4 GRIFFIN, born circa 1843; married J. Everett Dail.
  + 211. ii. WILLIAM B. GRIFFIN, born circa 1845; married Winnie Louisa Price; married Mary A. Lewis.
  212. iii. CICERO GRIFFIN was born circa 1847; 1850 Craven Co, NC Census.
  + 213. iv. SARAH CATHERINE GRIFFIN, born 8 October 1849; married Levin Bryant Price.
  + 214. v. GEORGE OLIVER GRIFFIN, born 18 May 1851; married Martha Ann Lindsey.
  + 215. vi. JESSEE HARVEY GRIFFIN, born 21 April 1854; married Julia Florence Rouse; married Clara
        Arnold Ewell.
  + 216. vii. JOHN WESLEY PIERCELY GRIFFIN, born 16 June 1856; married Bettie Donnerson.
  217. viii. CRAVEN FRED GRIFFIN was born circa 1859; 1860 Craven Co NC Census.
  + 218. ix. MARY ELIZA GRIFFIN, born 23 February 1863; married Furney Alpheus White.

There were no known children of Catherine J.3 Rouse and James Stuart.
        

54. NARCISSUS J.3 ROUSE (Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born on 3 September 1823 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
Jonathan Rouse Family Bible. She married Richard Dawson, son of Thomas Dawson Jr. and Mary Wooten. She married Ervin Jenkins;
Lenoir County Heritage Book.

The two known children of Narcissus J.3 Rouse and Richard Dawson both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  219. i. MARY C.4 DAWSON was born on 7 August 1843; Tombstone. She married John Willis Sutton, son
        of William Isler Sutton and Sarah (Sallie) Rouse. She died on 18 July 1913 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 69; Ibid.
  + 220. ii. SARAH PENELOPE (SADIE) DAWSON, born 15 March 1854; married Nathan George Sutton.

The only known child of Narcissus J.3 Rouse and Ervin Jenkins was:
  221. i. LAURA4 JENKINS was born in May 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Marjorie Sutton
        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina (Private Publisher). She married Marcellus S.
        Sutton, son of William Isler Sutton and Sarah (Sallie) Rouse. She died on 13 February 1833 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina; Tombstone.; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North
        Carolina
.


Generation Four


58. MAJOR R.4 HARDEE (Abraham3, Major2, Thomas1) was born on 20 March 1817 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Tombstone. He married Alice (Allie) Edwards. He died on 24 September 1901 in Pitt
County, North Carolina, at age 84. He was buried in Major R. Hardee Cemetery,, Pitt County, North Carolina.
Bill Kittrell found this cemetery in April 2001. There was a broken stone in the cemetery - dates were b 1851 d 11 June 1891.
Pitt County
abstracted by Roger Kammerer
Book MM p 377 - Major Hardee and wife Alley of Craven Co - 1/3 share as heirs of John Edwards, dec'd.
1860, Pleasant Mount, Pitt Co., Hs. # 1471-1431

Hardee, Major 38 m Laboror 100/50
Allice (Edwards) 38 f
Elizebeth 13 f In school
Martha 10 f
Pinkney 7 m In school
Joseph 6 m
Keizeah 4 f
Tamah 2 f.

ALICE (ALLIE) EDWARDS was born on 12 February 1824; Ibid. She died on 11 June 1892 in Pitt County, North Carolina, at age
68; Ibid. She was buried in Major R. Hardee Cemetery,, Pitt County, North Carolina.
The only known child of Major R.4 Hardee and Alice (Allie) Edwards was:
  222. i. JOSEPHUS C.5 HARDEE was born on 9 September 1853; Ibid. He married Sarah E. (Hardee). He
        died on 2 October 1925 in Pitt County, North Carolina, at age 72; Ibid. He was buried in Major R.
        Hardee Cemetery,, Pitt County, North Carolina.

64. THOMAS J.4 HILL (Mary3Hardee, Major2, Thomas1) was born on 15 October 1820 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
He married Julia A. Loftin, daughter of Dr. Needham Loftin and Elizabeth Wadsworth; Ibid.; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards,
dec
. He died on 28 May 1879 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 58; Tombstone. He was buried in Thomas J. Hill Cemetery,,
Lenoir County, North Carolina.
FROM THE COLLECTION OF FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS - ECU, Joyner Library, Manuscript Division
21 September 1877 - This deed between MARTHA L. HILL of Lenoir County to THOMAS J. HILL of said county and States - for
sum of five hundred dollars --- sold all her right to the tract of land lying in the County --- One tract adjoining the lands of JOSEPH
WILLIAMS, MATHEW GRIMSLY and LEVI M. SUTTON beginning on the bank of Neuse River at a cypress the beginning of the
dividing line established between MARY ANN METTS and MRS. HARRIET E. STANLEY and running thence with said line north
16 degrees west eighteen poles, thence north 9 degrees west eighty eight poles to the branch that runs through the plantation thence up
the branch it various courses to a black gum near the end of the long pond, thence west one hundred and forty nine poles to a stake
thence north one hundred and fifty six poles to the back line of the land given by JOHN TULL to his son ISAAC and afterwards
belonging to HENRY TULL thence with said line east to a lightwood stump formerly the dividing corner between JOHN TULL and
WILLIAM TULL SEN and afterwards between HENRY TULL and the tract now described, thence south 19 degrees East ninety eight
poles to a corner formerly HENRY TULL'S and afterwards TURNER's corner thence north 26 east ninety poles to the second corner
of JAMES FIELD'S patent thence with the line of said patent north 15 degrees east ninety poles to the third corner of said JAMES
FIELD'S patent, thence with the back line of said patent, south 165 degrees east twenty four poles thence south three hundred and
ninety four poles to where the east prong of Deep Bottom Branch crosses the main public road thence down said east prong to the main
run of Deep Bottom Branch and down said main run to Neuse River thence up said River to the beginning. The other tract is found on
the south by Briery Branch on the west by WM WORTH'S lands on the north by A. D. SMITH'S lands and on the east by CHARLES
MCARTHUR'S lands the said interest being the same conveyed to said MARTHA L. HILL by THOMAS J. HILL and wife JULIA A.
by deed bearing August 15, 1877
WIT EVERETT R. ROUSE, WM J.? HERRING
21 September 1877 - JOHN B. HILL of Lenoir County, NC to JULIA A. HILL his mother --- love and affection --- and one dollar ---
two tracts of land lying in county aforesaid - that part of the tract of land first described in a deed made by said JOHN B. HILL to
THOS. J. HILL bearing date 21 September 1877 which lies south of the H ? & NC railroad being the portion of said tract on which the
said THOS. J. HILL now resides and the southern half of the piney woods tract of one hundred acres described in the deed aforesaid.
--- To have and hold during her natural life after the death of her husband THOMAS J. HILL
IT EVERETT ROUSE, WM J. or I. HERRING
registered 25 March 1880.

JULIA A. LOFTIN was born on 23 October 1833 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards,
dec
. She died on 31 May 1883 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 49; Tombstone.; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.
She was buried in Thomas J. Hill Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The two known children of Thomas J.4 Hill and Julia A. Loftin were as follows:
  223. i. JOHN BRYANT5 HILL was born on 6 July 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone. He
        married Pattie A. Aldridge. He married Lucretia Charlton Edwards, daughter of Charlton T. Edwards
        and Dulcina Caroline Edwards, on 22 December 1882; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. He

        died on 30 April 1895 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 41; Tombstone. He was buried in
        Thomas J. Hill Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  224. ii. MARTHA L. HILL was born in 1856; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. She married John
        W. Aldridge on 1 November 1880 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
         She lived in Oriental, Pamlico County, North Carolina.

65. ELIZABETH J.4 HILL (Mary3Hardee, Major2, Thomas1) was born on 7 September 1822 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
Ibid.; Will of Nancy Hardee, Copy in the Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards. She married Adail Dunn Smith, son of Wright Smith
and Frances (Fannie) Taylor, on 9 October 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. She
died on 27 December 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 38; Ibid.

ADAIL DUNN SMITH was born on 25 January 1830 in Wayne County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Wright Smith Family Bible,
(Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1815); (Copy found at the DAR in the Benjamin Smith Folder). He died on 20 June 1893
at age 63; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.
Paper of Frederick Lee Edwards gives his parents - no documentation. It also states he married 2nd Christianna Rhem Croom, widow
of Lott A. Croom. Christianna had children by both husbands.
The only known child of Elizabeth J.4 Hill and Adail Dunn Smith was:
  225. i. MARY CROOM5 SMITH was born in 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. She married
        Joseph Burrell Temple, son of Rufus F. Temple and Mary Elishiba Croom. She died on 1 March 1917
        in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.
         There is additional information in the Lenoir County Heritage Book for this family.

67. PINKNEY4 HILL (Mary3Hardee, Major2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 27 April 1830; Pinkney
Hill/Aldridge Family Bible, Original in possession of Catherine Anne O'Hern Kinker, copy in my possession without the front page,
Richmond,, Virginia. He married Sarah M. Simmons; Ibid. Pinkney died in 1881 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
6 July 1881 - Lenoir County - Certified that PINCKNEY HILL late of Lenoir is dead and having no last will, JOHN B. HILL made
application to court and obtained administration. Bond of forty six dollars with DEMPSEY WOOD and E. R. ROUSE - E. W.
BLIZZARD, Clerk.

SARAH M. SIMMONS was born on 9 March 1834.
The four known children of Pinkney4 Hill and Sarah M. Simmons all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  226. i. DANIEL L.5 HILL was born on 12 July 1857; Ibid.
  227. ii. CATHERINE HILL was born on 28 November 1858; Ibid.
  228. iii. ASHLEY T. HILL was born on 5 December 1860; Ibid. He married Eula (Hill); Ibid.
  229. iv. IDA ANN HILL was born on 24 April 1862; Ibid. She married John T. Aldridge, son of Lemuel
        Hardy Aldridge and Eliza Harvey, on 20 November 1878; Ibid. Ida died on 16 February 1920 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 57; Pinkney Hill/Aldridge Family Bible.

71. MARY ELISHIBA4 CROOM (Nancy3Hardee, Major2, Thomas1) was born on 1 January 1831 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina; Joseph Rasberry Croom Family Bible. She married Rufus F. Temple, son of Burwell Temple and Harriet (Temple), on 28
August 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.

RUFUS F. TEMPLE was born on 25 December 1828; Ibid.
The only known child of Mary Elishiba4 Croom and Rufus F. Temple was:
  230. i. JOSEPH BURRELL5 TEMPLE was born in Wake County, North Carolina. He married Mary Croom
        Smith, daughter of Adail Dunn Smith and Elizabeth J. Hill.

75. WILLIAM ALLEN4 CROOM (Nancy3Hardee, Major2, Thomas1) was born on 9 October 1837 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina; Ibid. He married Ann Mariah Jackson, daughter of Jesse Jackson and Emma Davis, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15
October 1857; Ibid.

ANN MARIAH JACKSON was born on 19 April 1842 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Sybil Hyatt, original
Collection at the Kinston, NC Public Library.; Joseph Rasberry Croom Family Bible.

The 10 known children of William Allen4 Croom and Ann Mariah Jackson all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  231. i. JOSEPH R.5 CROOM was born on 28 November 1859; Ibid.
  232. ii. JESSE JACKSON CROOM was born on 14 February 1862; Ibid.
  233. iii. HENRY PHINEHAS CROOM was born on 13 February 1864; Ibid. He died on 12 April 1883 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 19; Ibid.
  234. iv. WILLIAM CYRUS CROOM was born on 16 April 1866; Ibid.
        This is Mickey Elmore's line.
  235. v. EMMA ELIZABETH CROOM was born on 3 June 1868; Ibid.
  236. vi. CONOLY CROOM was born on 26 January 1871; Ibid. He died on 8 October 1871 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina; Ibid.
  237. vii. EUGENE CROOM was born on 11 October 1872; Ibid. He died on 25 July 1873 in Lenoir County,
        North Carolina; Ibid.
  238. viii. RUFUS P. CROOM was born on 20 August 1874; Ibid.
  239. ix. RUDOLPH CROOM was born on 8 July 1878; Ibid.
  240. x. SETH ENEAS CROOM was born on 15 June 1882; Ibid.

81. JOHN4 HARDEE (Major3, Joseph2, Thomas1) married Martha Crosby; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. John died in
Arkansas.

The seven known children of John4 Hardee and Martha Crosby were as follows:
  241. i. HATTIE5 HARDEE married B. C. Cogswell; Ibid.
         This family lived in Texas.
  242. ii. ALICE HARDEE married A. C. Cooper; Ibid.
         This family lived in Arkansas.
  243. iii. BENJAMIN HARDEE. This family lived in Arizona.
  244. iv. ROBERT CASTLE HARDEE. This family lived in Arizona.
  245. v. JULIA HARDEE. Julia died.
         Unmarried.
  246. vi. WILLIAM H. HARDEE.
  247. vii. JOHN M. HARDEE. This family lived in Venice, Texas or in another place it says California.

82. BRIGHT4 HARDEE (Major3, Joseph2, Thomas1) married Unknown Morgan; Ibid.; David Hardee, Hardy Family. He married
Louise Jones; Ibid. He married Mary Jane Johnson in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 19 March 1854; Collection of Ima Eula
Mewborn
.; Brent H. Holcomb, Johnston County Marriage Records. Bright died in Johnston County, North Carolina; Collection of Ima
Eula Mewborn
.
This family moved to Johnston Co, NC. They lived near Clayton, NC.
NC TROOPS 1861 - 1865 - A ROSTER - by Louis H. Manarin - p 526
Bright Hardee - Private - enlisted in Johnston County 8 July 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Corporal nd reduced to ranks
February 25, 1863. Present or accounted for through Oct. 1864.{ENC} Collection of Ima Mewborn.{END}

The only known child of Bright4 Hardee and Unknown Morgan was:
  248. i. MAJOR5 HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 11 February 1851; Tombstone.
        He married Ida or Ina Jones; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. He married Mrs. Fanny Ellis; Ibid.
        Major died on 27 October 1923 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 72; Ibid.; Tombstone. His
        body was interred in Johnston County, North Carolina, in Baptist Center Church; Johnston County
        Genealogical Society., Cemetery Records of Johnston County, NC.

There were no known children of Bright4 Hardee and Louise Jones.
        

MARY JANE JOHNSON. (an unknown value).
The nine known children of Bright4 Hardee and Mary Jane Johnson were as follows:
  249. i. LEMUEL5 HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 27 August 1855; Tombstone.

        He married Zilla Barbour; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Tombstone. Lemuel died on 21
        December 1914 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 59; Ibid. His body was interred in
        Johnston County, North Carolina, in Johnson Chapel FW Baptist Church; Johnston County
        Genealogical Society, Cemetery Records of Johnston County, NC.
  250. ii. EMMA HARDEE married Howell Hinton; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. She married Edd
        Brenham; Ibid.
  251. iii. BRIGHT HARDEE JR married Bettie Johnson; Ibid. He married Fannie Kelly; Ibid.
  252. iv. JOSEPH C. HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 28 November 1858;
        Tombstone. He married Rebecca Boone; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. He married Nellie Ellis,
        daughter of John Claude Ellis; Ibid. Joseph died on 28 October 1933 in Johnston County, North
        Carolina, at age 74; Tombstone. His body was interred in Johnston County, North Carolina, in Baptist
        Center Church; Johnston County Genealogical Society, Cemetery Records of Johnston County, NC.
  253. v. SHADRACK B. HARDEE was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, in 1869; Tombstone. He
        married Lucy Lee; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Shadrack died in 1932 in Johnston County,
        North Carolina; Tombstone. His body was interred in Johnston County, North Carolina, in Oakland
        Presbyterian Church; Johnston County Genealogical Society, Cemetery Records of Johnston County,
        NC
.
  254. vi. JOHN F. HARDEE married Venice Holland; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.
  255. vii. WILLIS HARDEE. Twin to Archie.
  256. viii. ARCHIE HARDEE married Addie Price; Ibid.
  257. ix. MARGARET HARDEE married Gabriel Jones; Ibid.

83. MARTHA (PATSY) ANN4 HARDEE (Major3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in 1831; Ibid.; Major Hardee to Sally Bell, Deed.
She married Shadrack Benjamin Lassiter in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 26 October 1849; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.;
Brent H. Holcomb, Johnston County Marriage Records.
(an unknown value).

SHADRACK BENJAMIN LASSITER was born in 1822.
The eight known children of Martha (Patsy) Ann4 Hardee and Shadrack Benjamin Lassiter were as follows:
  258. i. ANNIE ELIZABETH5 LASSITER married Shadrack Barnes; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.
  259. ii. SARAH TEMESIA LASSITER married William Richard Coates; Ibid. Sarah died in December 1884;
        Ibid.
         The birthdates for this couple are wrong.
  260. iii. ROBERT IRA LASSITER was born on 13 June 1853; Ibid. He married Mary Alford; Ibid. Robert
        died on 3 December 1913 at age 60; Ibid.
         Robert graduated from Wake Forest College.
  261. iv. KATE FLORENCE LASSITER was born on 9 October 1869; Ibid. She married William Robert
        Snead; Ibid. Kate died in December 1928 at age 59; Ibid.
  262. v. NEVA LASSITER was born on 20 January 1874; Ibid. She married Charles Van Buren Batts in Four
        Oaks, Johnston County, North Carolina, before 1897; Ibid. She married William Royal on 6
        September 1923; Ibid. Neva died on 2 February 1961 at age 87; Ibid.
         Neva and Charles were married at the Spilova Christian Church in Four Oaks, NC. They lived at
        Willard and Zebulon, NC.
  263. vi. DR. DAVID LASSITER married Emily Creech; Ibid.
  264. vii. JANE LASSITER married Britton Smith; Ibid.
  265. viii. PATSY LASSITER. Patsy died. Died at age one month.

84. PARROTT4 HARDEE (Major3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born on 16 December 1832; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes
Family Bible, Beardsley. (typed copy at DAR).; Major Hardee to Sally Bell, Deed. He married Civil Ann Barnes, daughter of David
Barnes and Bethania Aycock, in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 13 February 1853; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott
Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. Parrott died on 22 December 1868 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 36; David Hardee,
Hardy Family.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
In the Collection of Ima Mewborn, there is a clipping from an article in The Smithfield Herald, 25 October 1977 regarding Parrott
Hardee and his friend and neighbor Randall Turlington. There is a picture of Parrott. This article states that Parrott was born in 1832

and was the fourth child of Elizabeth Mewborn and Major Hardee. It further states Parrott served during the Civil War entering
service on March 21 (no year) and that he died in 1868 of typhoid fever.
Lt. of Co. B. 8th Bn Heavy Attry, CSA - from his Bible records.
NC TROOPS 1861-1865, A ROSTER - p 523 - Parrott Hardee, 1st Lieutenant, appointed 2nd Lieutennnent to rank from March
21, 1862. Promoted to 1st. Lt. July 1, 1862. Resigned 16 September 1863.
Additional information indicates he joined a unit in Harnett County and served as a 2nd Lt. and was discharged because of poor
health.

CIVIL ANN BARNES was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 20 March 1826; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott
Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. She married William Farthing in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina; David Hardee, Hardy
Family
. Civil died on 4 October 1900 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, at age 74; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes
Family Bible.
The eight known children of Parrott4 Hardee and Civil Ann Barnes all born in Johnston County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  266. i. JOSEPH B.5 HARDEE was born on 9 May 1854; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott Hardee -
        Civil Barnes Family Bible. He married Malinda Partin, daughter of Aldridge Partin and Melinda
        Stewart, on 15 February 1878; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Joseph died on 7 November 1930 at
        age 76; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
  267. ii. ELIZABETH (BETTIE) FRANCES HARDEE was born on 27 November 1855; Collection of Ima
        Eula Mewborn.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.; Tombstone. She married John William
        Lassiter; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.; Tombstone.
        Elizabeth died on 16 January 1941 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 85; Parrott Hardee -
        Civil Barnes Family Bible. Her body was interred in Johnston County, North Carolina, in Clement PB
        Church; Johnston County Genealogical Society, Cemetery Records of Johnston County, NC.
  268. iii. JOHN COLUMBUS HARDEE was born on 25 March 1857; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.;
        Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. He married Dehlia Grimes; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn
. John died on 28 November 1927 at age 70; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family
        Bible.
  269. iv. SARAH HARDEE was born on 14 July 1858; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Parrott Hardee - Civil
        Barnes Family Bible. Sarah died on 13 December 1865 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 7;
        David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
        Ima has her name as Laura, but the Bible Records say Sarah.
  270. v. CALVIN HARDEE was born on 6 February 1861; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott Hardee -
        Civil Barnes Family Bible. He married Flora C. Matthews on 27 March 1881; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn
. He married Iana Thomas on 7 April 1899; Ibid. Calvin died on 23 April 1923 at age 62;
        Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
  271. vi. DR. PARROTT RASTUS HARDEE was born on 14 November 1861; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. He married Roberta Buford Bacon, daughter
        of William Allen Bacon and Lucy Mangum; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Parrott died on 14
        April 1940 at age 78; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
  272. vii. MARTHA E. HARDEE was born on 3 November 1864; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Parrott
        Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. She married Sebastian I. Pope on 13 September 1882; Collection
        of Ima Eula Mewborn
. Martha died on 4 August 1906 at age 41; Ibid.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes
        Family Bible.
         (an unknown value).
  273. viii. SARAH FLORENCE HARDEE was born on 2 September 1866; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.;
        Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible. She married James McLennan; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn
. Sarah died on 25 January 1925 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 58; David
        Hardee, Hardy Family.; Parrott Hardee - Civil Barnes Family Bible.
        The Hardee Bible spells her husband's name McLemore, but many names are mispelled in this Bible.


87. LEMUEL4 HARDEE (Major3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 18 October 1839;
Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.; Major Hardee to Sally Bell, Deed.; Will of Major Hardee, 7 April 1849 Pro May Court 1849. He
married Ophelia Utley, daughter of Gabriel Utley; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. He married Adelaide Winston; Ibid. Lemuel died
on 26 June 1916 in Denmark,, Tennessee, at age 76; Ibid. His body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Denmark Cemetery.

OPHELIA UTLEY was born on 17 September 1832. Ophelia died on 11 September 1872 in Denmark,, Tennessee, at age 39. Her
body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Denmark Cemetery.
The three known children of Lemuel4 Hardee and Ophelia Utley were as follows:
  274. i. WILLIAM ARCHER5 HARDEE was born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 11
        August 1859. He married Mattie Bell Russell. William died on 27 December 1920 in Denmark,,
        Tennessee, at age 61; Ibid. His body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Denmark Cemetery.
  275. ii. ETTA HARDEE married Unknown Alred; Ibid.
         This family lived in Tenn.
  276. iii. LUCY HARDEE married C. W. Brandon; Ibid.
         This family lived in Texas.

ADELAIDE WINSTON was born on 15 March 1844. Adelaide died on 7 January 1911 in Denmark,, Tennessee, at age 66. Her
body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in Denmark Cemetery.
Her name may have been Adeline.
The five known children of Lemuel4 Hardee and Adelaide Winston were as follows:
  277. i. GEORGE5 HARDEE. This family lived in Texas.
  278. ii. JOHN W. HARDEE. John died. Died as a child.
  279. iii. THOMAS L. HARDEE was born on 29 July 1880. He married Rosa Lewis. Thomas died on 13
        December 1945 in Denmark,, Tennessee, at age 65. His body was interred in Denmark,, Tennessee, in
        Denmark Cemetery.
         This family lived in Tenn.
  280. iv. DAVID HARDEE. This family lived in Tenn.
  281. v. LEON HARDEE was born in 1879; Ibid. He married Essie Hearn; Ibid.
         Leon lived in Florida and worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad.

90. HARRIETT ELIZABETH4 HARDEE (Bright3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 August
1830. Frazier Bruton gives her birthdates as 29 August 1830;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Re-Registered Deeds of Dobbs and Lenoir Counties, found at the NC Archives, Raleigh,
NC. She married John Parrott Mewborne, son of Levi Mewborne and Deborah Parrott, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, before 1849;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. She married James Thomas Albritton, son of James Albritton and Margaret (Peggy)
Ormond, after 1850; Ibid.; Lenoir County Heritage Book. Harriett died on 25 May 1887 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 56;
Bruton Family group sheet, supplied 1997 by Frazier Hughes Bruton, Kinston, NC. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County,
North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
INDENTURE - JAMES T. ALBRITTON AND WIFE TO JOSEPH P. HARDEE
p 182 - 10 October 1853 - Indenture - JAMES T. ALBRITTON and HARRIETT E. ALBRITTON his wife of Green County, NC to
JOSEPH P. HARDEE of Lenoir - $1000 - tract NS Neuse adj lands of LEWIS C. DESMOND, JACOB PARROTT and others and
being her entire share in the division of her father's lands
WIT C. I. GORS, A. A. ALBRITTON
HARRIETT E. ALBRITTON was examined on 10 October 1853 before JOHN L. BAILEY
To Court - 11 October 1853 on oath of ALPHEUS A. ALBRITTON J. L. BAILEY, jsch
Enrolled 21 October 1853 - STEPHEN WHITE, Regr.

JOHN PARROTT MEWBORNE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 December 1818. His stone gives his birth date
as 21 October 1810 aged 30 years;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Mewborn's Primitive Baptist Church Records., (found on microfilm at the NC Archives
and at Lenoir County, NC Community College). John died on 24 October 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 30;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Mewborn's Primitive Baptist Church Records. His body was interred in Lenoir County,

North Carolina, in Levi Mewborne Cemetery.
His stone gives the dates of - b 10-21-1810
OBIT - In Memory of Brother John P. Mewborn, son of Levi and Deborah Mewborn was born in Lenoir County on the 17th December
1818 and was received a member of the Baptist Church of Jesus Christ on the fifth Lord's Day in September, 1849. His health being
such that he was not able to attend church was received and baptised by the pastor of the church at Mewborn's Meeting House with the
intention of attending said church as soon as his health would permit; but not being able to do so he departed this life 24th October
1849 in the 31st year of his age. He was a man of morality and sobriety and kind to his family and neighbors.
Copied from Mewborn Church Books, Book 1, page 22 Collection of Ima Mewborn.
There were no known children of Harriett Elizabeth4 Hardee and John Parrott Mewborne.
        

JAMES THOMAS ALBRITTON was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 30 December 1828. James may have been born
in 1829 as there is conflicting information on his birthdate;
Lenoir County Heritage Book.; Bruton Family group sheet.; James Albritton Bible Family Bible, Last known to be in the possession
of Mrs. F. W. Carroll and it is not clear if her sister, Elizabeth Landouer obtained the Bible. Copy in "Bible Records of Dobbs Co, Vol
1" by William Murphy. James died in August 1864 at age 35. Died during the Civil War; Bruton Family group sheet. His body was
interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. (an unknown
value).
The four known children of Harriett Elizabeth4 Hardee and James Thomas Albritton were as follows:
  282. i. ELIZABETH "BETTIE"5 ALBRITTON was born on 27 November 1857; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn.
  283. ii. LAURA ALBRITTON was born in 1860; Lenoir County Heritage Book.; Collection of Ima Eula
        Mewborn. She married Henry Gray; Lenoir County Heritage Book. Laura died on 17 April 1881; Ibid.
  284. iii. FRANCES (FANNIE) WILLIE ALBRITTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 May
        1863; Ibid.; Bruton Family group sheet. She married James Henry Bruton, son of Jesse Bruton and
        Julia Kilpatrick, on 22 February 1888; Lenoir County Heritage Book.; Bruton Family group sheet.
        Frances died on 30 January 1934 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 70. Collection of Ima
        Mewborn gives the death date as 27 January 1931; Lenoir County Heritage Book.; Bruton Family
        group sheet
. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood
        Cemetery.
  285. iv. A. OLYMPHEUS ALBRITTON was born circa 1866. He married Eunice I. Mewborne, daughter of
        Levi Arendall Mewborne and Elizabeth Charlotte (Eliza) Parrott, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on
        8 December 1887; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Marriages of Lenoir County,
        information found on http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ssneuse/index.htm
        . A. died on 13 February 1917; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.

91. JOSEPH PARROTT4 HARDEE (Bright3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 19 May 1832;
Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. He
married Eunice Eliza Mewborne, daughter of Levi Mewborne and Susannah (Susan) Matilda Parrott, in Lenoir County, North
Carolina; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.;
The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls, 8 October 1857 - DIED: In this county, on
Tuesday the 6th instant, Mrs. Eunice Hardee, wife of Parrott M. Hardee, and daughter of the late Levi Mewborn, in the 20th year of
her age. He married Mary Adelaide Turnage, daughter of Elias Turnage and Lucy Hooker, on 14 October 1858; Lenoir County
Heritage Book
.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Joseph died on 17 October 1905 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 73; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records,
abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery; Ibid.
The Joseph Parrott Hardee Home Place
This old home stood on a hill near Kinston's Country Club, until it was burned on Sunday, February 10, 1963. It was built prior to the
Civil War, was of a handsome Colonial type, and on a ridge that overlooked a large fertile area on which was located the home of
Joseph and Sarah Croom Hardee. It stood on lands that were part of the original land grants from the King of England in 1711 to
ancestors of the Hardee family. Joseph Parrott Hardee built the house in the late 1850's. Before that time there was a smaller story and
a half house at the foot of the hill in which Bright Hardee lived. The property on the original land grant extended from the banks of the
Neuse River on the south to Hull Road on the north, and touched the Richard Caswell property on the west.
The Eastern North Carolina Hardy-Hardee Family in the South and Southwest by David L. Hardee. Page 290

FROM RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
INDENTURE - J. M. PARROTT TO J. P. HARDEE
19 November 1800 - Indenture - JAMES M. PARROTT exec of JESSE J. MOORE dec to JOSEPH P. HARDEE - all of Lenoir Co -
PARROTT exec of Will of MOORE - authorized certain lands on SS Lousin Swamp WS public rod from Kinston to Greenville - adj
JAMES MOORE - line is a direction for his mansion to run of Swamp, CALVIN TUCKER - including mansion house where JESSE J.
MOORE died, lived being al the land MOORE willed to DEBORAH MOORE - 206 acres
WIT LEM J. MEWBORN BERRY F. PARROTT
END OF DOCUMENT
NOTE: The year is clearly 1800 on this document; however, keeping in mind it is a copy, the transcriber made an error in the date as
Jesse J. Moore did not die until 1857. Unless there was more than one Jesse J. Moore with a wife Deborah.

QUIT CLAIM DEED - LEWIS C. DESMOND TO JOSEPH P. HARDEE
22 May 1855 - Indenture - LEWIS C. DESMOND of Lenoir to JOSEPH P. HARDEE of Lenoir - $1.00 - or purpose of establishing a
new boundary line between parties - quit claim - lands lying west of an agreed line between DESMOND and HARDEE (formerly
JOHN L. WILLIAM WILLIAMS line)
WIT I. W. V. WOOTEN, S. B. TAYLOR
To Court - 27 November 1858 - N. HUNTER clk
Enrolled 16 December 1858 - RUBEN BARROW, Regt.


EUNICE ELIZA MEWBORNE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29 January 1838; Collection of Frederick Lee
Edwards, dec
.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Eunice died on 6 October 1857 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 19; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records,
abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.; The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls, 8
October 1857 - DIED: In this county, on Tuesday the 6th instant, Mrs. Eunice Hardee, wife of Parrott M. Hardee, and daughter of the
late Levi Mewborn, in the 20th year of her age. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery;
Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.
The two known children of Joseph Parrott4 Hardee and Eunice Eliza Mewborne both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were
as follows:
  286. i. ALICE MEWBORNE5 HARDEE was born on 13 November 1854; Collection of Frederick Lee
        Edwards, dec. She married Nathan L. Hemby circa 1875; Ibid. Alice died on 22 June 1927 in Kinston,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 72; Lenoir County Heritage Book. Her body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
  287. ii. MARIETTA BRIGHT HARDEE was born on 18 April 1857; Ibid. Marietta died on 13 October 1857
        in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec. Her body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Hardee Family Cemetery.
         Her stone says she was the daughter of Eunice.

MARY ADELAIDE TURNAGE was born in Pitt County, North Carolina, on 3 January 1841; Lenoir County Heritage Book.;
Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Mary died on 2 June 1923 in Edgecombe County,
North Carolina, at age 82; Lenoir County Heritage Book.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn
Marble. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery; Ibid. James E. Turnage is also buried in
the Lydia Hardee Cemetery. He was probably the brother of Mary.
The four known children of Joseph Parrott4 Hardee and Mary Adelaide Turnage were as follows:
  288. i. SADIE5 HARDEE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in 1860. She married George M.
        Barnes on 20 March 1901; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.
         No issue.
  289. ii. NINA L. HARDEE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 May 1866; Lenoir County
        Heritage Book. She married James Henry Alexander in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15
        January 1891; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Nina died on 10
        February 1943 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 76; Ibid.
  290. iii. NANCY (NANNIE) LEE HARDEE was born on 12 October 1868; Lenoir County Heritage Book.;
        David Hardee, Hardy Family. She married Needham Whitfield Herring, son of Joshua J. Herring and
        Azuba Burns, on 12 April 1888; Ibid. Nancy died on 20 April 1939 at age 70; Ibid.

         (an unknown value).
  291. iv. JAMES PARROTT HARDEE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 24 July 1870; Lenoir
        County Heritage Book. He married Blanche Fentress Moseley, daughter of William Manoah Moseley
        and Annie Laurie Pines, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 March 1897; Collection of Julia
        Moseley Combs, Hampstead, NC. James died on 5 January 1935 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at
        age 64; Lenoir County Heritage Book. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).

92. MARY ANNE4 HARDEE (Bright3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 February 1834; Wylie
Thomas Moseley Family Bible, Zebulon Vance Moseley, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Re-
Registered Deeds of Dobbs and Lenoir Counties, found at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. She married Wylie Thomas Moseley, son of
Tully Moseley Jr. and Holland Harper, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 May 1850; Wylie Thomas Moseley Family Bible. Mary
died on 11 April 1869 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 35; Ibid. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
Moseley Cemetery.
RE-REGISTERED DEEDS OF LENOIR COUNTY
INDENTURE - JAMES A. HODGES TO J. P. HARDEE
p 172 - 27 October 1850 - Indenture - JAMES A. HODGES of Lenoir to J. P. HARDEE of Lenoir - $1600 - two tracts - being the
same that decended and came to MARY A. MOSELY from her father BRIGHT HARDEE dec and designated in the partition of the
said BRIGHT HARDEE dec among his children and heirs by the allotment number three (3) as will here fully & at large appear by
experience to the proceedings in partion in Court --- viz - one tract beginning in Lot #2, adj JAMES A. HODGES, branch - 68 acres -
another tract beginning at Lot #2 adj road - 39 acres.
WIT N. HUNTER, W. DUNN
To Court Nov 27 1858 on oath of WM DUNN - N. HUNTER Clerk
Enrolled - 16 December 1858 - REUBIN BARROW, Regt.
END OF DOCUMENT.

WYLIE THOMAS MOSELEY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 20 January 1830; Ibid. He married Martha Eleanor
Harper, daughter of James Madison Harper and Charlotte Elizabeth Parrott, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 November 1872;
Ibid. Wylie died on 1 August 1897 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 67. The tombstone of Wiley gives his birthdate as 20
January 1834;
Ibid. His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Moseley Cemetery. This may not be correct -also have parents of H.
E. as Shade and Henrietta Harper Wooten.
The seven known children of Mary Anne4 Hardee and Wylie Thomas Moseley all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  292. i. WILLIAM OCTAVIUS5 MOSELEY was born on 24 April 1851; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs.
        He married Launa A. Mewborne, daughter of Lemuel Joseph Mewborne Sr. and Sarah Malvina Dixon,
        in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1877; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.; Collection
        of Julia Moseley Combs
. He married Fannie D. Wooten in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 28 July
        1886; Ibid. William died on 6 April 1918 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 66; Ibid.
        Marrige Bonds - W. O. Moseley- age 33 years - Fannie D. Wooten - age 25 years - Israel Hardy, MG -
        N. J. Rouse, H. E. Moseley.
  293. ii. HOLLAND ELIZABETH (BETTY) MOSELEY was born on 4 April 1854; Wylie Thomas Moseley
        Family Bible. She married Edward Marion Hodges, son of Simon Edward Hodges and Nancy
        Turnage, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 11 November 1875; Collection of Julia Moseley
        Combs
.; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Holland died on 11 May 1892 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 38; Wylie Thomas Moseley Family Bible.
  294. iii. LYDIA ANN MOSELEY was born on 18 June 1856; Ibid. She married John Franklin Harper, son of
        James Madison Harper and Charlotte Elizabeth Parrott; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs. Lydia
        died on 10 September 1914 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 58; Lenoir County
        Heritage Book
. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood
        Cemetery.
  295. iv. EDGAR THOMAS MOSELEY was born on 15 July 1858; Wylie Thomas Moseley Family Bible. He
        married Mrs. Maude Hadley; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs. He married Adelaide Gertrude

        Hodges, daughter of Simon Edward Hodges and Nancy Turnage, on 13 November 1879; Lenoir
        County Heritage Book
.; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs. Edgar died on 14 April 1927 in Kinston,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 68; Ibid. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County,
        North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).
  296. v. HERBERT EVERETT MOSELEY was born on 9 October 1860; Ibid.; Wylie Thomas Moseley
        Family Bible. He married Jessie Mae Harper, daughter of James Warren Harper and Claudia Winifred
        Olitapa Moore, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 20 July 1898; Collection of Julia Moseley
        Combs
.; dec Edward R. Tull, Tull Family Records (Privately Published, copy in my possession). He
        married Carrie J. Wooten, daughter of Shadrack (Shade) Isler Wooten and Henrietta Louise Harper, in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 18 August 1909; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs. Herbert died
        on 5 December 1930 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 70; Ibid. His body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).
  297. vi. MARY ALICE MOSELEY was born on 31 March 1863; Ibid.; Wylie Thomas Moseley Family Bible.
        She married Kinchen H. Watson; Collection of Julia Moseley Combs.
  298. vii. LEMUEL CICERO MOSELEY was born on 18 August 1865; Wylie Thomas Moseley Family Bible.
        He married Minnie Irene Rice, daughter of John Rice and Hattie Eliza Wood, in 1896; Collection of
        Julia Moseley Combs
. Lemuel died on 4 February 1940 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at
        age 74; Ibid. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood
        Cemetery.

93. LEMUEL BRIGHT4 HARDEE (Bright3, Joseph2, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 19 October 1837;
David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, (Whilt and
Yost, Philadelphia); Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,, (February 2000). He married Susan Elizabeth
Jones, daughter of William C. Jones and Persis Arendall Parrott, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 16 October 1860; David
Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Lemuel died on 27
December 1864 at age 27; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and
New Testaments
.
Lemuel Bright Hardee (1837-1864)
The following is taken from a clipping out of the Lenoir County News, Kinston, North Carolina, on March 8, 1951.
A beautiful old home between Hugo and Kinston looks down from a hilltop on which it is located and presents one of the most
pleasing fronts of any home in Lenoir County. It was built by Calvin Tucker at least 110 years ago and was bought from him by
Lemuel Bright Hardee, September 18, 1860. It was here that his two daughters were born; one, Amelia Hardee Pridgen, in 1861. She
was the mother of Mrs. J. Garves Poole of Kinston, and Mrs. Henry Wheless Cutchin of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Lemuel Bright
Hardee was a grandson of Simon Bright, one of the founders of Kinston, and the son of Bright Hardee and Lydia Mewborn.
James A. Pridgen married Amelia Hardee in 1890, and on January 1, 1893, Pridgen bought the place from his mother-in-law because
of the sentimental reasons; it was the birthplace of his wife, and also Calvin Tucker, who built it, was his grandfather. It remained in
the family for five generations and is in a fine state of preservation.
The Eastern North Carolina Hardy-Hardee Family in the South and Southwest by David L. Hardee. Page 289
FRANCIS HODGES III and JULIA DALY HODGES COLLECTION
Nature of document: Deed of sale
Date: 24 October, 1858
Grantor: L. B. Hardee
Grantee: James A. Hodges
Location: Described as "lands descending to L. B. Hardee from
his father, Bright Hardee, decd., and designated in the partition of the
lands of the said Bright Hardee, decd., among his children and heirs at
law..."
Extent: 115 acres (one parcel of 39 acres and one parcel of 66
acres)
In consideration of: 1,000 dollars
Witness: W. Dunn, Jr.



SUSAN ELIZABETH JONES was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 16 March 1842; David Hardee, Hardy Family.;
William C. Jones Family Bible, Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Susan died in 1916; David Hardee, Hardy
Family
.
The two known children of Lemuel Bright4 Hardee and Susan Elizabeth Jones both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  299. i. AGNES AMELIA5 HARDEE was born on 5 August 1861; Ibid.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The
        Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. She married James Alexander Pridgen, son of
        James Bright Pridgen and Helen Holland Tucker, on 9 December 1890; David Hardee, Hardy Family.;
        Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Agnes died
        on 12 May 1948 at age 86; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy
        Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments
.
  300. ii. MARY ROBERTA HARDEE was born on 3 December 1863; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel
        B. Hardee Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. She married
        Francis Roland Hodges, son of Simon Edward Hodges and Persis Susan Harper, in Kinston, Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, on 23 November 1887; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee
        Family Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Mary died on 23 April 1890 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 26; David Hardee, Hardy Family.; Lemuel B. Hardee Family
        Bible, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Her body was interred in Kinston,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.

130. SARAH C.4 PARROTT (Harriet3Kennedy, Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) married James B. Peacock.
From the Benjamin Parrott Papers
INDENTURE
11 October 1860
State of North Carolina, Lenoir County
This indenture made on this eleventh day Oct. one thousand eight hundred & sixty between JAMES B. PEACOCK and SARAH C.
PEACOCK his wife of the County and State aforesaid on the one part and JAMES K. PARROTT of the same County & State on the
other part whereas BENJAMIN PARROTT late of this County & State was lawfully seized in his demise as of fee of & in a certain
tract of land situated in the county & State aforesaid adj the lands of DRURY HILL, M. B. CREECH, SIMON E. HODGES,
WILLIAM SUTTON, WM. GRAY & W. H. WATERS suppose to contain eight hundred acres - died instate leaving issue six children
viz the aforesaid SARAH C. PEACOCK wife of JAMES B. PEACOCK, ALES WILSON, ELIZABETH SCARBORO, BENJ. F.
PARROTT, JOSEPH P. PARROTT & the aforesaid JAMES K. PARROTT whom the same according to the laws of the state did
descend & come as tenants in common & no partition having been made between the said children the said JAMES B. PEACOCK &
wife SARAH C. hold & are entitled to an undivided interest consisting of our sixth part of the said tract of land now therefore this
indentures witnesseth that the said JAMES B. PEACOCK & SARAH C. his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Eleven
hundred Dolalrs to them in hand paid by the said JAMES K. PARROTT --- sold all their right , title, interest & claim in & to the said
undivided sixth part of the lands & premsis above ------
SIGNED JAS. B. PEACOCK SARAH C. PEACOCK
WIT GEO. W. TIMBERLAKE
State of North Carolina , Lenoir County - This sixteenth day of October AD 1860 personally approved before me JOHN L. BAILEY
one of the Judges of the Superior Court of Law & Equity for the State aforesaid, the above named JAS B. PEACOCK and SARAH C.
PEACOCK his wife & acknowledged they deed executed by them of the foregoing deed. And therefore the said SARAH C.
PEACOCK, being by me privately examined separate & apart from him her husband trending ?? her free consent in the execution of
the said deed of conveyance -- she had executed the same freely of her own will ---
SIGNED J. K. BAILEY, JCRD
Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir County the 28th day of Novembers AD 1860
NOTE: There is a 2nd document that is identical to the above except the date is October 3, there are no signatures and no enrollment
date. This indicates it was a copy of the original deed and not a separate deed.

The only known child of Sarah C.4 Parrott and James B. Peacock was:
  301. i. JAMES BEATRICE5 PEACOCK was born on 1 October 1863; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. She
        married George Washington Mewborn, son of Rev. George Mewborn and Nancy Louisa Hardy, on 1
        January 1885; Ibid. James died on 6 December 1908 at age 45; Ibid. Her body was interred in Greene

        County, North Carolina, in Mewborn Family Cemetery.

138. JESSE H.4 KENNEDY (Eliza3, Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in 1838; Will of
Walter Alonzo Kennedy, Written 23 March 1876, Lenoir County, NC probated 7 July 1876, copy supplied by Dr. Francis R. Hodges.
He married Mary Sugg. Jesse died in 1868 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The three known children of Jesse H.4 Kennedy and Mary Sugg all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  302. i. JOHN THOMAS5 KENNEDY was born in 1862; Ibid. He married Zodie Dawson. John died in 1925.
  303. ii. HEBER H. KENNEDY was born in 1864; Ibid. Heber died in 1943.
  304. iii. HETTIE ELIZA KENNEDY was born in 1867; Ibid. Hettie died in 1944.

141. JAMES E.4 KENNEDY (Eliza3, Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1846;
Collection of Dr. Francis R. Hodges.; Will of Walter Alonzo Kennedy, Written 23 March 1876, Lenoir County, NC probated 7 July
1876, copy supplied by Dr. Francis R. Hodges
. He married Lucy Jane Dawson. James died in 1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
Collection of Dr. Francis R. Hodges.
James was the youngest son of Walter. Eliza was his first cousin.

LUCY JANE DAWSON. Francis thinks she was a Dawson daughter of Thomas W. and Eliza Dawson but this is not proven.
The three known children of James E.4 Kennedy and Lucy Jane Dawson were as follows:
  305. i. LYDIA ELIZA5 KENNEDY was born on 2 May 1869; David Hardee, Hardy Family. She married
        Clement Stanley Hardy, son of John Lemuel Hardy and Nancy (Nannie) Rose Becton, in December
        1890; Ibid. Lydia died on 30 March 1943 in Waycross,, Georgia, at age 73; Ibid.
  306. ii. RUTH KENNEDY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1871. She married Henry
        Warren Brothers, son of Joseph Warren Brothers and Winnifred Brown Rountree. Ruth died circa
        1937.
  307. iii. RALPH KENNEDY was born on 13 February 1873 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone.
        He married Easter Winifred Hardison, daughter of Christopher Hardison and Hettie Mariessa Wallace.
        He died circa 1929 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He was buried in Dalys Chapel Church,, Lenoir
        County, North Carolina.

149. ALPHEUS THEODORE4 KENNEDY (Thomas3, Elizabeth2Hardee, Thomas1) was born on 30 November 1852. He married
Helen Rountree, daughter of William Hart Rountree and Susannah Caroline Loftin, on 7 January 1874. Alpheus died on 16 February
1892 at age 39.

HELEN ROUNTREE was born on 5 October 1852. Helen died on 22 November 1925 at age 73.
The seven known children of Alpheus Theodore4 Kennedy and Helen Rountree were as follows:
  308. i. ZULINE5 KENNEDY was born on 31 October 1874. She married Marcellus Wooten.
  309. ii. MATTIE JUANITA KENNEDY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 10 October 1881.
        She married James Franklin Parrott, son of Benjamin Franklin Parrott Jr. and Martha May, on 25
        September 1901; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. Mattie died on 30 July 1965 at age 83.
  310. iii. SIDNEY GUSTAVNS KENNEDY married Louise Morrow on 25 December 1902.
  311. iv. ALPHEUS ROUNTREE KENNEDY was born on 19 February 1878. He married Josephine Speere.
        Alpheus died on 15 December 1929 at age 51.
  312. v. HELEN ROUNTREE KENNEDY was born on 1 July 1883.
  313. vi. EMILY HAZEL KENNEDY was born on 14 September 1885. She married Frederick B. Sutton.
  314. vii. MARJORIE KENNEDY was born on 22 February 1888. She married Ernest Eugene White.

166. BRIGHT4 HILL (Sally3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1829; Sue
Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills.; Eva Hill Churchill Family Bible. He married Mary Ann White, daughter of William B. White and
Elizabeth Creech; Ibid. Bright died on 26 December 1876 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The two known children of Bright4 Hill and Mary Ann White were as follows:
  315. i. EVA ESTELLE5 HILL was born on 12 February 1869; Ibid. She married William Isaac Churchill, son

        of Samuel C. Churchill and Mary Winifred Taylor; Ibid.
  316. ii. HERBERT LEE HILL was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 July 1872; Sue Johnson
        Rouse, A Weaving of Hills. He married Mollie Hardy, daughter of Parrott Mewborn Hardy Jr. and
        Susan McKinnie LaRoque, in Institute, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 19 September 1900; Parrott
        Mewborn Hardy Family Bible, Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy.; Herbert Lee
        Hill Family Bible, (Southwestern Company, Nashville, Tenn, 1892); Mrs. Charles Johnston, A copy
        in "Dobbs County, North Carolina Bible Records, Vol 1" by William L. Murphy. Herbert died on 21
        June 1940 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 67; Sue Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills.;
        Herbert Lee Hill Family Bible. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Maplewood Cemetery.

167. JOHN LINKFIELD4 HILL (Sally3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa
1831; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.; Eva Hill Churchill Family Bible. He married Penelope Cox; Sue Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of
Hills
. John died on 12 May 1867 in Brookie Church,, Virginia; Ibid.
Died in CSA.

The only known child of John Linkfield4 Hill and Penelope Cox was:
  317. i. JOHN THOMAS5 HILL was born on 8 October 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone.;
        Death Certificate. He married Martha Jane Sutton, daughter of Richard Walters Sutton Sr. and Mary
        Ann Catherine Hill, on 24 December 1877. John died on 1 January 1918 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 60; Tombstone. He was buried in John Thomas Hill Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina.

181. MARY ANN CATHERINE4 HILL (Phinetta3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, on 22 May 1837; Alexander Hill Family Bible. She married Richard Walters Sutton Sr., son of James Sutton and Susan
Walters, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 July 1856; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina. Mary
died on 4 August 1876 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 39; Ibid.

RICHARD WALTERS SUTTON SR was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 April 1828; Ibid. He married Nancy Susan
Hardy, daughter of William Edwards Hardy and Rosa Ellen Edwards. Richard died on 24 January 1920 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, at age 91; Ibid. His body was interred in Falling Creek, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Sutton Family Cemetery; Ibid.
Dick served in the Civil War, enlisting on 17 April 1861, and was a private in the 27th Regiment, NC Infantry, Company C. There is
an interesting insight into the life of Dick and Polly in "Suttons" by Marjorie Sutton Oliver.
The 10 known children of Mary Ann Catherine4 Hill and Richard Walters Sutton Sr. were as follows:
  318. i. RICHARD WALTERS5 SUTTON JR was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 January 1858;
        Ibid. He married Martha Ellen Hardy, daughter of William Edwards Hardy and Rosa Ellen Edwards,
        in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 March 1881; Ibid.; Benjamin F. Hardy Family Bible, Printed
        in New York in 1844. Mrs. James Lewis in 1960; copy in "Dobbs County, North Carolina Bible
        Records, Vol 1" by William L. Murphy, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Richard died on 13
        November 1939 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 81; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of
        England and North Carolina
. His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Fairview Cemetery.
        OBIT - RICHARD WALTERS SUTTON
        In memory of my beloved foster father and uncle, Richard Walters Sutton, I will endeaver to write a
        few lines concerning his life. Uncle "Dick", as he was better known, was born January 8, 1858, and
        passed away November 13, 1939, making his stay here on earth, 81 years, 10 months, and 5 days. He
        was married to Miss Martha Ellen Hardy on March 8, 1881, and to this union were born twelve
        children. He leaves a widow and nine children: Henry Sutton, Hugh Sutton, Woodard Sutton, Mrs. A.
        H. Cobb, Mrs. G. C. Worthington, Mrs. J. A. Taylor, Mrs. J. R. Whitley, Miss Lois Sutton, and Mrs. J.
        C. Lewis. They also rearer one other child, Maria Smith, who married Mr. John Beaman, besides
        myself. He also had several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
         In April, 1890, he united with the primitive Baptist Church at Bear Creek, LaGrange, NC. In later
        years, June 20, 1937, he moved his membership, with the church in Kinston, NC. He always kept an
        orderly, quiet, and peaceful home; always gladly, and cheerfully, entertaining his friends and loved

        ones. Especially was he glad to have the privilege of entertaining his brethern and sisters in the
        church and did all he could for their comfort, while they were in his home. He lived a Godly and
        Christian life of which we would all do well to try and imitate. He was a faithful member as long as
        his health would permit him to attend. He served as a deacon for a long period of years. He enjoyed
        right good health until the last year when he began failing fast. He was confined to his bed only ten
        days. He bore his illness with the most patience I ever saw, I know, never complaining. He just kept
        sinking, day by day, until the end came on Sunday morning, November 13. The funeral was held at
        the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. C. Worthington, Kinston, NC, November 14, the service was
        conducted by his pastor, Elder J. E. Mewborn of Snow Hill, NC and Elder G. W. Boswell, Wilson, NC
        after which his body was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, NC beneath a mound of
        flowers, showing the esteem that his brethern and friends had for him, there to await the resurrection of
        the dead body in the grave.
         To the bereaved family we extend our most sincere, deepest, and heartfelt sympathy. Whereas the
        death of Brother Sutton, Kinston Church, has lost one of the its oldest and most loyal members.
        Therefore it is resolved; First: That the Kinston Church has lost a faithful and beloved member who
        has been called to the Heavenly Mansions above to await the resurrention morning. Second: That the
        family has lost a kind and loving husband and father. Third: That a copy of these resolutions be
        written in our church book for future records and a copy sent to the family and a copy sent to the
        Zion's Landmark for publication.
         Done by order of the church, while in conference on the third Sunday, November 19, 1939.
         Writte by his niece,
         Ella Mewborn Lewis
         Zions Landmark dated 1 March 1940
         {ENC}Collection of Ima Mewborn.{END}
        Many of the members of this family are buried at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.
  319. ii. ALEXANDER RICHARD SUTTON was born on 18 November 1860 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina; Tombstone. He married Huldah Hooker Hardy, daughter of William Edwards Hardy and
        Rosa Ellen Edwards, on 23 November 1879; Benjamin F. Hardy Family Bible. He died on 6
        December 1928 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 68; Tombstone. He was buried in Fairview
        Cemetery, LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  320. iii. EGBERT A. SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 October 1862; Collection of
        Ima Eula Mewborn. He married Mary Elizabeth Mewborn, daughter of Rev. Parrott Mewborn III and
        Laney Jane Hardy, on 7 February 1882; Ibid. He married Emma Caroline Hill, daughter of Joseph
        Parrott Hill and Evaline Arthur, on 20 July 1902; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and
        North Carolina
. Egbert died on 18 December 1937 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 75;
        Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn. His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina,
        in Fairview Cemetery.
  321. iv. JAMES WILLIAM SUTTON was born on 18 November 1865 in Lenoir County, North Carolina;
        Tombstone. He married Tabitha Sutton, daughter of Alonzo Harold Sutton and Martha Jane Parks, in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 October 1887. He died on 23 May 1941 in Charlottesville,,
        Virginia, at age 75; Ibid.
  322. v. MARY SUSAN SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 September 1867;
        Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina. She married Cornelius Gray, son
        of William Mewborn Gray and Mary Ann Sutton, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 February
        1883; Ibid. Mary died on 28 November 1928 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 61; Ibid. Her
        body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Gray Family Cemetery.
         This family lived at Wooten's Crossroads in Lenoir County.
  323. vi. NOAH HENRY SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 28 March 1873; Ibid. He
        married Nora Mayune Hardy, daughter of Richard Henry Hardy and Mary Louisa Mewborn, in Greene
        County, North Carolina, on 25 January 1900; David Hardee, Hardy Family. Noah died on 22 January
        1951 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 77; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and
        North Carolina
. His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Mewborn Family
        Cemetery.
  324. vii. HATTIE OLIVIA SUTTON married Joseph O. Smith.

  325. viii. MARTHA JANE SUTTON was born on 22 June 1859 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone.
        She married John Thomas Hill, son of John Linkfield Hill and Penelope Cox, on 24 December 1877.
        She died on 18 September 1932 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 73; Ibid. She was buried in
        John Thomas Hill Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  326. ix. LYDIA ANN SUTTON was born on 20 July 1869 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid. She
        married Jefferson Davis Alexander. She died on 21 August 1913 at age 44; Ibid. She was buried in
        Sutton Family Cemetery, Falling Creek, Lenoir County.
  327. x. HULDAH ELIZABETH SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 January 1876;
        Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina. She married Henry Dixon
        Mewborn, son of Drewry Aldridge Mewborn and Peninah Adeline Dixon, on 20 November 1901;
        Drewry Aldridge Mewborn family Bible #1, (Monarch Book Company); Dobbs County, North
        Carolina, Bible Records, Vol 5" by William L. Murphy.; Drewry A. Mewborn Family Bible #2,
        (Robert Sears, NY); Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy. She married William
        Redmon Abrams in Greene County, North Carolina, on 18 June 1905; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The
        Suttons of England and North Carolina
. Huldah died on 18 October 1961 at age 85; Ibid. Her body
        was interred in Macclesfield, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, in Macclesfield Cemetery; Ibid.
         Huldah had children by her 2nd marriage with William Abrams and there is a list in the Collection
        of Ima Mewborn as well as in "Suttons". Huldah was the fourth wife of William Abrams.

185. RICHARD CROOM4 HILL (Phinetta3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29
July 1846; Alexander Hill Family Bible. He married Martha Ann Nunn, daughter of Redding D. Nunn and Zelota (Nunn), in Lenoir
County, North Carolina; "Obit,". Richard died on 4 May 1898 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 51; Tombstone. His body was
interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
OBIT: R. C. HIll - Kinston Daily Free Press
MR. R. C. HILL DIES
Deputy Collector, R. C. Hill, died Thursday morning at 12:30 o'clock at his house at Fields, six miles from Kinston, aged about 50
years, of ? and kidney trouble.
The burial took place in the Kinston Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock. Rev. D. H. Petrew conducing the services. Mr.
Hill was a member of the Christian church at Wheat Swamp.
Mr. Hill married a sister of B. F. Nunn, of Kinston, and leaves his wife and two children, Mr. Frank Hill and Mrs. Ada Phillips.
Mr. Hill returned Thursday week from attending Federal court at Newbern. He was then complaining of not feeling well, but his
condition was not regarded as at all serious. He went home and took the bed, but got up Saturday and was walking about Saturday and
Sunday. Sunday night he was taken worse and from then on gradually sank into unconsciousness Tuesday night. He never regained
consciousness and his death Thursday morning was easy.
Mr. Hill was appointed deputy collector under Cleveland's last administration and served about four and a half years in that office,
which he held at the time of his death. He was a sterling Democrat, a clever gentleman and had a host of friends. His capablity as an
officer is well shown by the fact he stood at the head of the ==== as an effecient deputy collector.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends - can't read
NOTE: - READ AND CORRECT FROM MICROFILM
The Death Certificate of son Frank, states that his mother's maiden name was Nunn.
Richard and Granny Hill first lived in the house that is commonly known as the "Little Sister's Meeting House" the forerunner of
Gordon Street Christian Church. They must have bought the land my family now owns from Pickeny Hill, a cousin, as he owned it
during the Civil War when the map was made. We know that at least Alexander and Richard C. inherited this land as part of it is still in
the hands of their descendants.



MARTHA ANN NUNN was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 6 January 1848. Martha died on 14 August 1935 in
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 87. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood
Cemetery.
OBIT: Martha Ann Hill - sent by Egbert Rouse - Kinston Free Press - 15 Aug 1935
FUNERAL MRS. MARTHA ANN HILL WILL BE AT 4:30 P.M. TOMORROW
Mrs. Martha Ann Hill, 83, died at midnight last night at the home of her son-in-law, K. R. Tunstall, l03 East Vernon Avenue. She was
known to many in the city. She is survived by a son, Frank Hill, of Kinston, and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Mattie P. Wood,

Mrs. R. E. Mewborn, Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald, K. R. Tunstall, Jr., and Miss Charlotte Hill of Kinston, Mrs. Frederick Smith, of Mt. Airy,
N.C., and R. F. Hill, Jr., Asheville. Also surviving are 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hill was the widow of Richard Hill, dead many years. She was a devoted member of Gordon Street Church of Christ.
The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow from the Tunstall residence.
Pallbearers will be Guy Elliott, E. G. Barrett, D. P. Jarman, R. B. Dunn, R. G. Hodges, J. M. Quinn, and Robert H. Rouse.
Rev. Cecil Jarman, of Atlantic Christian College, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

OBIT: Martha Ann Hill - Kinston Free Press - Aug 1935
The funeral of Mrs. Martha Ann Hill, 83, widow of Richard Hill, will be held at 4:30 this afternoon. Rev. Cecil Jarman, of Atlantic
Christian College, Wilson, officiating.
Mrs. Hill died Sunday night at midnight. She was one of the best known women in Kinston. Her husband died many years ago. She is
survived by a son R. Frank Hill, and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Mattie P. Wood, Mrs. R. E. Mewborn, Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald,
K. R. Tunstall, Jr., and Miss Charlotte Hill, of Kinston, the last named, director of physical education at Atlantic Christian College,
Mrs. Frederick Smith, Mount Airy, and R. F. Hill, Jr., Asheville. Fourteen great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will be from the home of Mrs. Hill's son-in-law K. R. Tunstall, Vernon Avenue near Queen Street
Pallbearers will be: Guy Elliott, E. G. Harrett, R. B. Dunn, J. M. Quinn, Robert Rouse, R. G. Hodges, H. L. Hill, C. W. Howard
OBIT: R. C. HIll - Kinston Daily Free Press
Ronald Earl Mewborn, Jr. remembers his great grandmother very well as do many older members of the family living in 1990. "Sam"
Mewborn was in his late teens when "Granny" as she was called died and they were very close. Apparently she loved children and
shared her life's experiences with them inlcuding stories of her childhood and parents. From what I have been able to gather from a
numbers of older relatives in their 90's she lived with her daughter Ada Phillips Tunstall on the corner of what is today Vernon and
Queen Streets in Kinston. She outlived her daughter Ada. She was a very petite woman and her husband was quite large. She was
very "sweet" and "cuddly". She told Sam of going to school and having to cross a fallen log that was over the Briary. This was
located on Wallace Road on the way to Savannah School from the Greenville Hwy around a curve and where the bridge is now. She
also told Sam that her maiden name was Nunn, but over the years Sam forgot who her parents were. She said she had a sister Mary
who married her brother-in-law Alexander Hill; however, that branch of the family says this is not true or at least they have no
evidence of this marriage.

The two known children of Richard Croom4 Hill and Martha Ann Nunn both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  328. i. RICHARD FRANKLIN5 HILL was born. He married Ella Moseley. He died in 1954 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina.
  329. ii. ADA HILL was born on 5 November 1869; Ibid. She married Kenneth Richard Tunstall Sr. in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina. She married Needham Moore Phillips, son of Drury Hart Phillips and Martha
        Jane Elizabeth Moore, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 December 1888. Ada died on 17
        March 1934 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 64; Ibid. Her body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.

205. JAMES FRANKLIN4 ROUSE (Jesse3, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in 1851;
1860, Lenoir Co NC Census.; Industrial Issue of the Free Press. He married Eliza Ellen White, daughter of William White and
Elizabeth Creech; Sue Johnson Rouse, A Weaving of Hills.; Industrial Issue of the Free Press.
He also lived in Wayne County for awhile.

ELIZA ELLEN WHITE. (an unknown value).
The three known children of James Franklin4 Rouse and Eliza Ellen White were as follows:
  330. i. TROY J.5 ROUSE married Nellie Dawson, daughter of Alex Thomas Dawson.
  331. ii. EFFIE ROUSE.
  332. iii. GUY WILLARD ROUSE married Maude Dawson, daughter of Alex Thomas Dawson; Ibid.

210. SUSAN4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North Carolina, circa 1843;
Collection of A. Ray Griffin, Kingsport, Tenn. She married J. Everett Dail after 1864; Ibid. Susan died after 1870 in Wayne County,
North Carolina; Ibid.
She was listed as a resident in the census report in Wayne Co, NC, 1870. The 1870 Census shows Susan married to D. E. Dial, 32 M
W, Farmer with personal property valued at $60, illiterate. She is 27, F W, keeping house and literate. they have one child, Easther C.

age 2, F W. The 1880 Census does not show Susan living with Everette Dail, so we assume that she is deceased. He is W M 37,
married during Census Year, Farmer. Mary S. wife, W F 28; one child, Nathan, W M 10. We would assume the absence of Easther's
name would indicate that she was deceased by 1880. Can't find Dail in Indian Springs in the 1900 Census. Wayne Co Estates do not
show records for D. E. Dail or Susan Dail in Archives.

J. EVERETT DAIL was born circa 1838; Ibid. J. died.
The two known children of Susan4 Griffin and J. Everett Dail both born in Wayne County, North Carolina, were as follows:
  333. i. EASTHER C.5 DAIL was born circa 1868. Easther died before 1870 in Wayne County, North
        Carolina.
  334. ii. NATHAN DAIL was born circa 1870. He married Fannie Coker; Ibid.

211. WILLIAM B.4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North Carolina, circa
1845. He married Winnie Louisa Price, daughter of Jesse Price, in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 3 November 1866; . He married
Mary A. Lewis in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 27 November 1879; Collection of A. Ray Griffin. William died in May 1890 in
Craven County, North Carolina.
He was listed as a resident in the census report in Craven Co, NC., 22 Jun 1880. 1870 Census, #9 Twsp, children: Jesse, 3; Laura, 2;
Mary, 1. His will was written on 25 Jan 1890 and was probated on 13 May 1890. In the will he names the following as his children:
Jesse B. Griffin, Alice C. Merritt, William W. Griffin, Joseph R. Griffin, James O. Griffin, Thomas C. Griffin, Laura F. Griffin, Mamie
L. Griffin and Ida E. Humphrey. He does not mention either of his two wives or his daughter Mary and one is led to believe that they
predeceased him. He gives the children land, small amounts of money, beds , bolsters, feather beds, cows and calves and then asks that
any surplus of his estate be divided equally among them. It is believed that he had given land and other items to some of his children
earlier. His brother, John W. P. Griffin was executor of his estate. (Laura Hedgpeth, 1992)
Collection of A. Ray Griffin.

WINNIE LOUISA PRICE was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, circa 1847. Winnie died circa 1875 in Craven County,
North Carolina.
The six known children of William B.4 Griffin and Winnie Louisa Price all born in Craven County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  335. i. JESSIE BRYANT5 GRIFFIN was born in February 1867. He married Mary (Mollie) Jane Rich,
        daughter of James Monroe Rich, on 1 December 1887. Jessie died on 11 November 1935 in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, at age 68.
  336. ii. LAURA F. GRIFFIN was born circa 1868. She married B. F. Dail on 16 June 1901.
  337. iii. MARY GRIFFIN was born circa 1869. Mary died before 1880 in Craven County, North Carolina.
  338. iv. IDA ELIZABETH GRIFFIN was born on 5 November 1870. She married Louis Bryant Humphrey in
        Craven County, North Carolina, on 9 January 1887; Ibid. Ida died on 20 December 1938 in Craven
        County, North Carolina, at age 68.
  339. v. ALICE CATHERINE GRIFFIN was born on 13 October 1872. She married Lemuel Franklin Merritt,
        son of Francis Merritt and Deborah Murphy, in Craven County, North Carolina, on 30 November
        1887. Alice died on 10 July 1959 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 86.
        Lemuel was a sawyer for a lumber company near Kelly's Mill in Lenoir County. Later, he and Alice
        moved to Dover where he became a merchant, owning a small country store. Friends remember that
        he always said that his groceries were fresh, especially the salt. He loved to joke and tease. In later
        years, he used a walking cane and would catch the children around the neck with it in order to talk with
        them. He was known as "Judge Merritt." When he died in 1925, he left Alice with young children to
        rear on her own. She operated the store, sold eggs and lived in a thrifty way in order to provide for her
        family. She encouraged them to go to school and helped them as much as she could with limited
        funds. She was a very respected member of the community and a friend to many during the
        Depression and later years. (Laura M. Hedgpeth, 1992)
         She was listed as a resident in the census report in Craven Co, NC., 22 Jun 1880. Alice
        was a member of the Christian Church.
  340. vi. JOSEPH ROBERT GRIFFIN was born on 6 September 1876. Joseph died on 25 November 1957 in
        Craven County, North Carolina, at age 81.
         . He was listed as a resident in the census report in Craven Co, NC., 22 Jun 1880. Bob lived all of
        his life in the Dover area of Craven County. He worked as a meat cutter at several local stores. He

        never married. (Laura M. Hedgpeth, 1992).

The four known children of William B.4 Griffin and Mary A. Lewis were as follows:
  341. i. JAMES OTIS5 GRIFFIN. James died in May 1903 in Craven County, North Carolina.
  342. ii. THOMAS CICERO GRIFFIN. Thomas died.
  343. iii. MAMIE L. GRIFFIN. Mamie died before 1895.
  344. iv. WILLIAM H. GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina. William died in April 1895 in
        Craven County, North Carolina.

213. SARAH CATHERINE4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North
Carolina, on 8 October 1849. She married Levin Bryant Price, son of Jesse Price, in Craven County, North Carolina, on 25 September
1866; Ibid. Sarah died on 27 October 1932 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 83.
Archives has no estate records for Sarah Price or Levin Price. Check Courthouse The estate records of Jesse Price, father of L. B.
Price, reveal a suit between the Craven Co group and the Wayne Co group. It must be remembered that Levin's sister, Winnie married
William B. Griffin, brother of Sarah Griffin. (ER of Jesse Price," 1889, Wayne Co Estates. NC Arch, CR103.508.122) Sarah and
Levin lived and reared their family at their homeplace on SR 1949, Sanderson Road, SE of Seven Springs. Their graves and 3 of their
children and several grandchildren are buried there.

LEVIN BRYANT PRICE was born on 2 August 1839. Levin died on 15 January 1918 at age 78.
The 12 known children of Sarah Catherine4 Griffin and Levin Bryant Price were as follows:
  345. i. HARVEY B.5 PRICE. Harvey died. Died about age 6, he smothered in cotton.
  346. ii. CLEVE PRICE married Tessie Sutton; Collection of A. Ray Griffin.
  347. iii. FANNY PRICE. Fanny died. Died at age three. family tradition: she ate too many garden peas.
        Kathleen Wilson, 1992).
  348. iv. R. B. PRICE was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 28 October 1867. He married Mary
        Hinton Ward, daughter of Henry Ward and Mary Grady, circa 1888; Ibid. R. died on 27 November
        1914 at age 47.
  349. v. CORA E. PRICE was born circa 1872. She married John Thomas Casey; Ibid.
  350. vi. MINNIE CATHERINE (KATE) PRICE was born circa 1873. She married George R. Davies; Ibid.
        Minnie died in 1931.
  351. vii. ALICE LEVICIE PRICE was born on 12 September 1876. She married William Pinkney Price. Alice
        died on 13 October 1950 at age 74.
  352. viii. JESSE WILLIAM PRICE was born on 13 May 1879. He married Mae Daly. Jesse died on 22
        December 1961 at age 82.
  353. ix. SALLIE PRICE was born on 5 April 1886. She married James Mark Langston. Sallie died on 11
        September 1925 at age 39.
  354. x. JULIE PRICE was born on 27 July 1890. She married Archibald L. Tyson. Julie died on 2 March
        1977 at age 86.
         No issue.
  355. xi. CLARENCE PRICE was born on 24 May 1891. He married Annie Davenport. Clarence died on 23
        July 1977 at age 86.
  356. xii. BESSIE PRICE was born on 13 November 1894. She married Owen Williamson. Bessie died on 1
        April 1960 at age 65.

214. GEORGE OLIVER4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North Carolina,
on 18 May 1851; George Oliver Griffin Family Bible, (Copy found in "Along the Neuse, The Craven Bryan Griffin Story" by A. Ray
Griffin). He married Martha Ann Lindsey in Craven County, North Carolina, on 25 September 1874; . George died on 13 October
1919 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 68.

MARTHA ANN LINDSEY was born in Alamance County, North Carolina, on 9 June 1858. Martha died on 25 August 1933 in
Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 75.
The 12 known children of George Oliver4 Griffin and Martha Ann Lindsey were as follows:
  357. i. CICERO BRYAN5 GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 28 August 1875. He
        married Eva Holmes on 17 September 1907. He married Sarah Catherine Bryan on 3 January 1917.

        Cicero died on 9 December 1958 in Duplin County, North Carolina, at age 83.
  358. ii. ANNIE ELIZABETH GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 3 April 1876. Annie
        died on 11 January 1882 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 5.
  359. iii. JOSEPH THOMAS GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 16 January 1879. He
        married Bertie Maiton Herring, daughter of George Deems Herring and Mary Catherine Porter, in
        Wayne County, North Carolina, on 6 June 1918. Joseph died on 17 November 1930 in Wayne County,
        North Carolina, at age 51.
        This is Ray Griffin's line.
         Bertie Maiton HERRING was employed. Buried: Pineview Cem, Seven Springs, NC in Wayne Co.,
        NC. Grandmother attended Campbell College, but it is not known how long. She worked as a School
        Teacher and Principal in Wilson County, NC, a homemaker, and a farmer with the aid of her children
        and parents. She was very active in the Seven Springs Methodist Church and Seven Springs Home
        Demonstration Club. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, and Democratic Party politics. She was
        known as a "die-hard" Democrat. Grandmother was devoted to her family, strong willed, and very
        healthy for most of her life. She was always very proud of her four sons. Wanting to keep the farm in
        the family and to ensure her own security, she sold the farm to her eldest son and grandson, Otto
        Ernest Griffin and Otto Ernest Griffin, Jr. on 3 September 1974.
         Joseph's will was probated in Wayne Co, NC, 28 Nov 1931. Joseph Thomas Griffin was the third
        child born to George Oliver Griffin and Martha Ann Lindsey. He was born near Dover, in western
        Craven County. (George Oliver Griffin Family Bible). Grandfather was killed, at 51 years old, in a
        hunting accident at the edge of his farm.
  360. iv. LENA NUNN GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 7 July 1881. She married
        Richard Henry White. Lena died on 14 June 1958 at age 76.
  361. v. ADA CATHERINE GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 15 September 1883.
        She married John Franklin Raiford on 23 December 1903. Ada died on 7 December 1968 in Wayne
        County, North Carolina, at age 85.
  362. vi. FAUNEY ADELINE GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 10 September 1885.
        She married Joseph Lemuel Ward in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 April 1907. She
        married Jerry A. Grady on 26 February 1919. Fauney died on 29 January 1965 in Goldsboro, Wayne
        County, North Carolina, at age 79.
  363. vii. GEORGE OLIVER GRIFFIN JR was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 15 September 1887.
        He married Helen Eakins in Pender County, North Carolina, on 15 April 1917. George died on 12
        January 1949 in Duplin County, North Carolina, at age 61.
  364. viii. MATTIE ANN GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 28 October 1889. She
        married Luby Graham Price in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 10 October 1909. Mattie died on 24
        March 1965 at age 75.
  365. ix. INA DELILAH GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 24 November 1893. She
        married Norman Peterson in Craven County, North Carolina, on 5 December 1914. Ina died on 3
        August 1942 at age 48.
  366. x. HANNAH ERMINTA GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 1 June 1894. She
        married Charles Henry Holland on 1 April 1922. Hannah died on 4 March 1960 at age 65.
  367. xi. ELIZA LEMOINE GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 24 June 1898. She
        married Joseph Jacob Fyne in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 5 June 1916. Eliza died on 14
        November 1989 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 91.
  368. xii. WILLIAM MCKINLEY GRIFFIN was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 28 September
        1902. He married Lou Allie Smith in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 13 May 1922. William died
        on 23 March 1973 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 70.

215. JESSEE HARVEY4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North Carolina,
on 21 April 1854; Collection of A. Ray Griffin. He married Julia Florence Rouse; Ibid. He married Clara Arnold Ewell circa 1905;
Ibid. Jessee died on 26 December 1918 at age 64.

JULIA FLORENCE ROUSE was born on 1 January 1863. Julia died on 18 October 1904 at age 41.
The nine known children of Jessee Harvey4 Griffin and Julia Florence Rouse were as follows:

  369. i. HARVEY BRYAN5 GRIFFIN was born in St. Petersburg,, Florida. He married Bertha Mirandy
        Merritt, daughter of Lemuel Franklin Merritt and Alice Catherine Griffin. Harvey died.
  370. ii. VANCE CROOM GRIFFIN was born in Lakeland,, Florida. He married Evelyn Moore on 24
        February 1923.
  371. iii. MATTIE GRIFFIN.
  372. iv. HILL JOHNSON GRIFFIN married Myrtle Grady. He married Hannah Sidberry.
  373. v. SARA SADIE GRIFFIN married William Huckerback.
  374. vi. JESSIE GRIFFIN married George Sidberry. She married Robert Pickett.
  375. vii. PAULINE JULIA GRIFFIN married Bob Grady. Pauline died in 1968.
  376. viii. BETTIE CLEONE GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 7 September 1898. She
        married George Elisha Grady in Craven County, North Carolina, on 28 November 1914. Bettie died
        on 22 January 1968 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 69.
  377. ix. MOODY MEADOWS GRIFFIN was born on 25 August 1902. Moody died on 20 December 1904 at
        age 2.

The two known children of Jessee Harvey4 Griffin and Clara Arnold Ewell were as follows:
  378. i. JANIE MEADOW5 GRIFFIN was born in 1906. She married Charles H. Sidberry.
  379. ii. SUSAN CAROLINE GRIFFIN was born on 14 October 1909. She married Clyde LeDower Watson in
        Craven County, North Carolina, on 12 April 1924. Susan died on 24 October 1986 at age 77.

216. JOHN WESLEY PIERCELY4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North
Carolina, on 16 June 1856; Ibid. He married Bettie Donnerson, daughter of Asa Jackson Donnrson and Agnes Elizabeth Barnes. John
died on 6 February 1930 at age 73.

BETTIE DONNERSON was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 3 September 1858. Bettie died on 17 February 1942 at age
83.
The nine known children of John Wesley Piercely4 Griffin and Bettie Donnerson were as follows:
  380. i. MARY CATHERINE5 GRIFFIN was born on 18 September 1878. She married Loyd Dixon Hawkins.
  381. ii. BRYANT JACKSON GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 21 October 1881. He
        married Sadie Williford Deans. Bryant died on 14 February 1935 in Craven County, North Carolina, at
        age 53.
  382. iii. LEVY OLIVER GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 25 November 1883. He
        married Sarah Frances Daugherty. Levy died on 15 December 1954 in Craven County, North Carolina,
        at age 71.
  383. iv. JOHN WESLEY PIERCELY GRIFFIN JR was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 5
        December 1885. He married Mana Mashburn in Craven County, North Carolina, on 7 December 1911.
        John died on 22 August 1963 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 77.
  384. v. JAMES GREELEY GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 25 February 1888. He
        married Selma Etta Phillips. James died on 18 August 1959 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age
        71.
  385. vi. ANDREW D. GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 9 August 1890. Andrew died
        before 1900 in Craven County, North Carolina.
  386. vii. WILLIAM CICERO GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 25 August 1892.
        William died.
  387. viii. SARAH ELIZABETH GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 24 November 1894.
        She married Lee Herman Wilson in Craven County, North Carolina, on 11 October 1914. Sarah died
        on 18 April 1965 in Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina, at age 70.
  388. ix. DONA ELIZA GRIFFIN was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 24 April 1896. She married
        Walter Glover. Dona died on 5 January 1978 at age 81.


218. MARY ELIZA4 GRIFFIN (Catherine3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on
23 February 1863. She married Furney Alpheus White, son of Richard White and Annie Laura Daughety, in Craven County, North
Carolina, on 24 April 1876; Ibid. Mary died on 15 August 1929 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 66.

FURNEY ALPHEUS WHITE was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 27 March 1853. Furney died on 15 November 1929
in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 76.
The five known children of Mary Eliza4 Griffin and Furney Alpheus White all born in Craven County, North Carolina, were as
follows:
  389. i. CARRIE ELIZABETH5 WHITE was born on 19 April 1881. She married Unknown Norris. She
        married Edward Franklin Huggins in July 1896.
  390. ii. HORACE DAVID WHITE was born on 18 August 1884. He married Della Elizabeth Donnerson in
        Craven County, North Carolina, on 8 December 1901. Horace died on 20 July 1933 in Craven County,
        North Carolina, at age 48.
  391. iii. CATHERINE ELIZA WHITE was born on 20 April 1886. She married William Warren Ormond in
        1902. She married Carlton Wayne Brittain in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 February 1910.
        Catherine died on 19 April 1980 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age 93.
  392. iv. BERTA DALLAS WHITE was born on 16 December 1888. She married Joachum Nathan Griffin in
        Craven County, North Carolina, on 20 December 1903. Berta died on 5 October 1985 in Craven
        County, North Carolina, at age 96.
  393. v. FURNEY ALPHEUS WHITE JR was born on 2 November 1890. He married Ozella Agnes
        Donnerson in Jones County, North Carolina, on 31 December 1912. Furney died on 9 March 1979 in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 88.

220. SARAH PENELOPE (SADIE)4 DAWSON (Narcissus3Rouse, Catherine2Hardee, Thomas1) was born on 15 March 1854 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina; Tombstone.; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina. She married Nathan
George Sutton, son of William Isler Sutton and Sarah (Sallie) Rouse; The Death Certificate of their son Ray, proves the marriage. She
died on 28 March 1930 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 76; Tombstone. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery,, Lenoir
County, North Carolina.

NATHAN GEORGE SUTTON was born on 19 February 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Ibid.; 1850, Lenoir Co, NC
Census
.; Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina. He died on 23 February 1919 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, at age 72; Tombstone.; Susan Sutton Moody., Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918
Books 1-5
(James M. Armor). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The only known child of Sarah Penelope (Sadie)4 Dawson and Nathan George Sutton was:
  394. i. LILLIE BELLE5 SUTTON married James Edwards.

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