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MEWBORN FAMILY





Descendants of Edith MEWBORN

GENERATION ONE




2. Edith1 MEWBORN was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 7 Sep 1791 ( Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN, Farmville, NC.)
(John GRAY Family Bible, in possession of Mrs. Christine GRAY Smith.) (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.). She
married John GRAY Sr., son of John GRAY and Elizabeth GRAY, in 1807 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Edith died on 12 Aug 1844
at age 52 (John GRAY Family Bible.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Edith MEWBORN GRAY
Edy MEWBORN, as she is listed in her father's Bible, was born 7 September 1791 to Parrott MEWBORN I and his wife, Lydia Hardy as
their second daughter and third child.

I wish I could describe to you what Edith MEWBORN looked like, and what kind of person she was, but I could find no one that
remembered hearing anything anyone had passed on about her.

In the days Edith lived we know the Lenoir County area was not so thickly settled as it is today. In fact, in 1850 six years after
Edith's death, Lenoir County had 362 farms, 656 dwellings, and 4117 people (total black and white). In 1800 there were two main
roads east and west - one on each side of the Neuse River. There were about three roads north and south with ferries to cross the river.
Maybe there was one bridge about Kinston.

Farming was the main way of making a living. Most of the farms were medium size with a few large farms. The farmers raised corn,
wheat, cotton, peas and sweet potatoes and hogs. Pork was important. There were quite a few water mills as people had to have their
meal and flour ground.

Even though the people in this area had their ups and downs economically, this area was considered more prosperous than some of
the eastern counties in the period leading up to the Civil War. There were no towns of any size in the county. In 1810 there were 4
stores in the county with three of them in Kinston. In 1850 Kinston had only 46 families. There was no railroad until 1858 - 14 years
after Edith's death.

In 1807, when Edith MEWBORN was sixteen years old, she married John GRAY, born 3 October 1786, the son of John and Elizabeth
GRAY. The GRAYs lived near Institute on Wheat Swamp.

As you know, the man a woman marries often has a big influence on the kind of life she has. This was even more true in the days
that Edith lived.

GRAYs had been in America early. Some came with the Pilgrims in New England, some came with the Quakers to Pennsylvania, and
GRAYs came into Virginia by 1629. As you know, the early people were often after more land. When the land where they were wore
out after using it with poor farm practices they moved on to new territory. In the large families there was often not enough land for all
the sons.

Some of the GRAYs in Virginia moved to the Chowan area of North Carolina and settled in the Windsor area of Bertie County. The
first one I have found so far is Tabitha Haskett, the wife of John GRAY, who claimed land for bring her family into North Carolina in the
late sixteen hundreds. The GRAYs lived in Bertie County when the MEWBORNs, Suttons, Parrotts and Hardys lived there and evidently
knew them there as you often found them as witness to land transactions. In one instance a GRAY and a Hardy had adjoining land.
Several of these families seemed to have moved to Dobbs County around the same period of time maybe around the 1760's.
The GRAYs used the names John, Thomas, William, and George over and over, so it has been hard to sort out fathers and sons,
cousins, and nephews all with the same name. One land deed had John GRAY buying land with John GRAY and John GRAY, Jr. as witness.
That is three John GRAYs there. John GRAY, a surveyor, surveyed lots of land in eastern North Carolina and probably got acqainted with
the Dobbs area. The GRAYs tell me the first GRAY came and settled on a land grant he was given. The first record I had found of John
GRAY in Dobbs County was John GRAY and Lemuel Hardy on the 1769 tax list, although I am told the GRAYs came in earlier.
After John and Edith were married they lived in the Wheat Swamp area not too far from Institute and ran GRAY's Mill on Wheat
Swamp. John owned land both in Lenoir County and Greene County.

When the War of 1812 came along, Edith has some problems that women have had through the ages - her husband going off to war.
John GRAY was a member of the Militia. In 1812, when it was thought that the British soldiers were coming in at Beaufort, the Lenoir
County Militia were called up to join several other counties Militia. They assembled at New Bern in July and marched to Beaufort.
By September the English had not come so they were sent home. John GRAY is on another list that served from Lenoir County in the
1812-1814 period.

The John GRAYs probably attended the Baptist Church. Bear Creek Primitive Baptist was near by and the MEWBORNs attended that.
One of Edith's brothers later helped start MEWBORN Meeting House. Many of the GRAYs attended Wheat Swamp which was at first a
Baptist Church and later became a Disciples of Christ Church as it is today. Some of the GRAYs have been very active in it through the
years.

Most of the sons had land and lived near where John and Edith lived. The children seemed to have married into neighboring families
or families in horse and buggy distance.

Their sons, William and George, served as Road Supervisors part of the time during the years 1826-1848.

John GRAY died 16 August 1842, at age 55. Edith lived two years longer. In the 1844 tax list for Lenoir County Edith GRAY was
listed in the Kinston district with 1 black pole, 200 acres of land with a value of $400.00 with $1.20 tax. Her total tax was $1.80.

Edith MEWBORN GRAY died 12 August 1844 not quite a month before she would have been 53 years old.

William GRAY, John and Edith GRAY's oldest living son, sold John and Edith's six slaves in February 1845, settling her estate. Family
members or family connections bought them.

John and Edith didn't live long enough to experience the horrors of the Civil War, but several of their children took part in it. Their
descendants have served their country in other wars through the years.

Today some of Edith MEWBORN's and John GRAY's descendants still live on part of the original John GRAY land in Lenoir County, N. C.
However, there are others of their descendants that have scattered around North Carolina and many other states. In doing research in
other states I have found the name John GRAY and Edith GRAY - so the name goes on.
Researched, compiled and presented to the MEWBORN Family Reunion by Kathleen B. McClelland, Whiteville, N. C.

John GRAY Sr was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 Oct 1786 (Ibid.). John died on 16 Aug 1842 in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, at age 55 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (John GRAY Family Bible.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

There is extensive information on the GRAY family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. A great deal of work was done on this family by
Kathleen B. McClelland for the MEWBORN Reunion and she wrote a brief history of the family. Our thanks to her. This family lived on
Wheat Swamp on the Greene County line and owned and operated GRAY's Mill. Some of their original land is still in the family and
there is a clipping of the old GRAY Millpond sometimes called Pully's Pond in the Collection. GRAY's Millpond is located on left side
of Hwy 58 as you approach the Greene County line (past Kinston High School) beyond Wooten's Crossroads. If you turn off at
Wooten's Crossroads to the left (from Kinston) the first crossroad will be Dawson where Dawson Station was. There is a cemetery
located at Dawson Station called the John Dawson cemetery in Institute township. It's located 0.5 miles north of county road 1514,
along county road 1001. This family is fortunate to have the original GRAY Bible still in existence. There are memorial markers
located in the GRAY Family Cemetery for Edith and John. John's states he was the son of Thomas, but this is in conflict with the Bible
which says he was the son of John and Elizabeth. There is also a marker for Elsie GRAY 1795 - 1882 born in slavery who was the nurse
for the children of John and Edith.

According to information in Kathleen's history, John served in the War of 1812.

Greene County Estate Records, 1839 - 1849 - Original Books in NC Archives - p 277 - Settlement of the guardianship of John GRAY,
dec'd former guardian of John P. GRAY, minor of Parrot M. GRAY, dec'd, and Parrott MEWBORN II, the present guardian to said minor this
13th Feb. 1843....Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Feb. Term 1843. Persuant to the annexed order...(unable to read) from Nov.
Term 1842 appointed undersigned committee to state the amount due from John GRAY, dec'd, Guardian of John Parrott GRAY, minor of
Parrott M. GRAY dec'd, to Parrott MEWBORN II present Guardian Henry Best, Alexander Dawson, James Garland

Explanation of above - This John GRAY is apparently the husband of Edith MEWBORN. He must have died before Nov 1842. Parrott M.
GRAY was the oldest son of John GRAY and Edith MEWBORN. Edith's father was Parrott MEWBORN II. Page 360 says "Parrott MEWBORN
II, Guardian of John P. GRAY, minor died Feb 13, 1844" -----so evidently the Parrott MEWBORN II taking over from John GRAY (paternal
Grandfather) was John P. GRAY's grand uncle brother of his grandmother. John P. GRAY 12 years was listed as living in Parrott
MEWBORN II, age 51, and Mary, age 48, houehold in 1850 Greene Co Census.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.


Children of Edith1 MEWBORN and John GRAY Sr. were as follows:

 

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Parrott MEWBORN2 GRAY, born 15 Dec 1808 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Nancy Sugg.

 

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Elizabeth GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 May 1810 (Ibid.). Elizabeth died on

        22 Jul 1827 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 17 (Ibid.).

 

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iii.

Lydia Jane GRAY, born 26 Jul 1813 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Thomas Pinkney

        Hartsfield.

 

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William MEWBORN GRAY, born 15 Oct 1815 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Mary Ann

        Sutton.

 

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Julia Ann GRAY, born 3 May 1817 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Hardy Sugg.

 

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George MEWBORN GRAY, born 8 Dec 1820 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Mary Ann

        MEWBORNe.

 

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Edith Ann GRAY, born 1 Apr 1823 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Thomas William Hart.

 

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viii.

John GRAY Jr, born 14 May 1825 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Ava Sutton.

 

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Elizabeth GRAY was born on 21 Sep 1828 (Ibid.). She married Thomas William Hart, son of Jesse Hart

        and Marah (Polly) Spivey (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

 

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Nancy C. GRAY was born on 23 Apr 1831 (John GRAY Family Bible.). She married Thomas William

        Hart, son of Jesse Hart and Marah (Polly) Spivey.
         There is some question as to whether this couple ever married.
         Deed - Nancy C. GRAY to John Sugg, Jr. on 8 January 1853 - the other half of the John GRAY dec
        lands. (other half owned by her sister Julia Ann and her husband Hardy Sugg).

 

GENERATION TWO




3. Parrott MEWBORN2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Dec 1808 (Ibid.). He married
Nancy Sugg, daughter of Aquilla Sugg and Nancy Hill (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Parrott died on 22 Nov 1838 in Greene
County, North Carolina, at age 29 (John GRAY Family Bible.) (William L. Murphy., Greene County, NC Estate Records - 1839 - 1845
(Private).). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Nancy Sugg was born on 28 Oct 1807 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

Children of Parrott MEWBORN2 GRAY and Nancy Sugg were:

 

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John Parrott3 GRAY, born 8 Feb 1837 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Nancy MEWBORN;

        married Edith Drewry MEWBORN.

5. Lydia Jane2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 Jul 1813 (John GRAY Family Bible.). She
married Thomas Pinkney Hartsfield, son of Ahimelec Hartsfield and Clarissa (Hartsfield) (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Stephen
Dectur Abbott Family Bible, 1876. (Goodspeed and Company of New York); Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy.).
Lydia died.

The Ima MEWBORN Collection gives her birthdate as 27 July 1812. This family moved to Jefferson City, Florida; however, they
must have moved after their daughter Martha Jane married because she married in Lenoir County according the Phillips records.
Additional informtion indicates John Pinkney Hartsfield brought the youngest children back to Lenoir County when their mother died.
The children Elizabeth, John, and Nancy can be found in the household of John Parrott GRAY.

Thomas Pinkney Hartsfield was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 21 Jan 1808 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He
married Adeline Wolfe in Jefferson County, Florida, on 26 Jul 1860. Thomas died in Jefferson County, Florida. After a fire ravished
his land and pine trees, Thomas loaded up his family in a covered wagon and moved to Florida setling NE of Monticello in Jefferson
County. Family tradition says they were on the road for six weeks. After Lydia died and Thomas remarried, his brother D. Jacob H.
Hartsfield took the three youngest daughters, Martha, Elizabeth and Nancy to live with him in North Carolina. The boys stayed in
Florida.{ENC} Collection of Harvey Greene.{END}

Children of Lydia Jane2 GRAY and Thomas Pinkney Hartsfield were as follows:

 

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George M.3 Hartsfield was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 Jan 1837 (Ibid.). George

        died. Died during the Civil War (Ibid.).
         George enlisted in the Confederacy 1 July 1861 at Monticello, Fla and fought for the CSA . He is

        said to have been killed in Perryville, Ky; however, another story has it that he was mortally wounded
        and captured at Murfreesboro, then dying 3 January 1963. It is thought he never married. {ENC}
        Collection of Harvey Greene.{END}

 

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Mary Susan Hartsfield was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Aug 1838 (Ibid.). She

        married William Lord in Jefferson County, Florida (Ibid.). Mary died in Jefferson County, Florida.
         No issue.

 

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Jesse Hartsfield was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 Mar 1840 (Ibid.). Jesse died. Died

        Young (Ibid.).

 

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Martha Jane Hartsfield, born 14 Sep 1842 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Stephen Decatur

        Abbott.

 

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Jacob F. Hartsfield, born 13 Nov 1844 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Mallard;

        married Sarah (Sallie) Andrews; married Harriet E. Gibbons.

 

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Elizabeth (Bettie) John Hartsfield, born 7 Jun 1847; married Elder Lemuel H. Hardy.

 

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William Hartsfield, born 26 Dec 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Mary Shepherd.

 

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Nancy Hartsfield was born on 26 Aug 1852 (Ibid.). She married J. L. Matthews (Ibid.). Nancy died on

        25 Jan 1934 at age 81 (Ibid.).

6. William MEWBORN2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Oct 1815 (John GRAY Family
Bible.). He married Mary Ann Sutton (Ibid.). William died on 6 Jun 1905 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 89 (Ibid.). His
body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Mary Ann Sutton was born on 26 Oct 1816 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Mary died on 31 Dec 1861 in Lenoir County,
North Carolina, at age 45 (John GRAY Family Bible.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family
Cemetery.

Children of William MEWBORN2 GRAY and Mary Ann Sutton all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

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John Parrott3 GRAY, born 12 Nov 1837; married Mary Ann Simmons; married Virginia C. Pittman.

 

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Elizabeth GRAY, born 1 Feb 1839; married Aquilla Sugg.

 

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Parrott MEWBORN GRAY, born 9 Feb 1841; married Zilphia M. Smith.

 

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William T. (Billy) GRAY was born on 24 Jul 1843 (Ibid.). He married Cathern Cunningham (Collection

        of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
         CSA. This family moved to Texas.

 

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George M. GRAY, born 12 Feb 1846; married Rebecca Waters.

 

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Thomas Moore GRAY was born on 28 Jun 1848 (John GRAY Family Bible.). Thomas died on 26 Jul

        1864 at age 16 (Ibid.).

 

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Bennett Francis GRAY, born 26 Jul 1849; married Victory M. (GRAY); married Amy Jane Smith.

 

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Thomas Woodley GRAY, born 5 Feb 1852; married Susan Skeen.

 

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Cornelius GRAY, born 30 Mar 1854; married Mary Susan Sutton.

 

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James Osborne GRAY, born 4 Jan 1857; married Ida Florence Tilghman; married Lou Banks.

 

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Mary Ann Lavina GRAY was born on 16 Nov 1860 (Ibid.). Mary died on 11 Nov 1862 in Lenoir

        County, North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.) (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Her body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.
         Date of birth missing in Bible.

7. Julia Ann2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3 May 1817 (John GRAY Family Bible.). She
married Hardy Sugg, son of Aquilla Sugg and Nancy Hill (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Julia died on 23 Jan 1885 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 67 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.
Double check her dates

The name in the Bible appears to be Julian not Julia Ann.
Deed - Hardy Sugg and wife Julia Ann Sugg of Greene County, NC to John Sugg, Jr. of Greene County, one half of the land, and
containing the mill formerly owned by John GRAY, deceased at Wheat Swamp. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Hardy Sugg was born on 3 Jan 1814 (Ibid.). Hardy died on 24 Dec 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 42 (Ibid.). His
body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Children of Julia Ann2 GRAY and Hardy Sugg were as follows:

 

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Edith Ann3 Sugg, born 7 Feb 1837; married Josiah Sugg.

 

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George Lafayette Sugg, born 17 Jun 1848 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Zilphia Jane

        Pridgen.

 

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Hardy P. Sugg, born 11 Apr 1851; married Sarah J. Whitted.

 

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Mary Ann Sugg.


8. George MEWBORN2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 Dec 1820 ( Collection of Frederick
Lee Edwards, dec, Originals at ECU, Manuscript Division and family histories at Heritage Place, LCC.) ( Collection of Patricia Ann
Robinson, Selah, Washington.) (John GRAY Family Bible.). He married Mary Ann MEWBORNe, daughter of Levi MEWBORNe and
Deborah Parrott, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1845 (Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec.). George died before 1880.
His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

There is a note in the Collection that George owned GRAY's Mill at one time. He left NC and went to Texas but returned just before
his son Roland was born.

NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS - 1861 - 1865 - A ROSTER by Louis H. Manarin - p 378
GRAY, George M. Private - resided in Lenoir County where he enlisted March 30, 1864 for the war. Wounded and admitted to hospital
at Wilmington December 17 1864. Furloughed for sixty days December 21 1864. Co. A, 40th Regiment N.C.T. (3rd Regiment NC
Artillery)

Collection of Ima MEWBORN
1850 Census
George GRAY 29 M, Mary GRAY 28 F, Debby GRAY 4 F, Henry GRAY 4 1/2 months M, Benjamin Watson 16 M.

Mary Ann MEWBORNe was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 11 Mar 1822 (Ibid.) (Collection of Patricia Ann Robinson.).
Mary died in 1883 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family
Cemetery. This family was on the 1870 Craven County Census, Township Nine.
There are no dates on her tombstone.

Children of George MEWBORN2 GRAY and Mary Ann MEWBORNe were as follows:

 

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Deborah Parrott3 GRAY was born on 23 Oct 1847 (Ibid.). She married Joseph W. Kennedy (Ibid.).

        Deborah died on 10 Aug 1934 at age 86 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Cove City, Craven County,
        North Carolina.

 

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Henry MEWBORNe GRAY, born circa May 1850; married Stella M. Rasberry.

 

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Levi M. GRAY was born circa 1851 (Ibid.).

 

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Lemuel Hardy GRAY was born on 9 Sep 1853 (Ibid.). Lemuel died on 8 Mar 1924 in Cove City, Craven

        County, North Carolina, at age 70 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Cove City, Craven County, North
        Carolina.
         Lemuel was unmarried.

 

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Nancy Susan GRAY, born 8 Oct 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Alexander Jefferson

        Kilpatrick.

 

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Mary A. GRAY was born circa 1857 (Ibid.). Mary died Died young (Ibid.).

 

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George Fenner GRAY, born circa 1860 in Beaufort County, North Carolina; married Carrie Lee

        Swinson.

 

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John GRAY, born circa 1862.


9. Edith Ann2 GRAY (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 1 Apr 1823 (John GRAY Family Bible.). She
married Thomas William Hart, son of Jesse Hart and Marah (Polly) Spivey (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
1850 Census - Thomas Hart - 30 M, Edith Hart - 25 F, Alonza Hart - 2 M, William T. Hart - 1 M.

Thomas William Hart was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 27 Feb 1820 ( Collection of Robert Lee Hart, furnished to be
by William S. Pate for the family of Thomas William Hart.). He married Elizabeth GRAY, daughter of John GRAY Sr. and Edith
MEWBORN (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Nancy C. GRAY, daughter of John GRAY Sr. and Edith MEWBORN. He married
Sarah Ann Richard Dixon, daughter of Washington Dixon and Mary Ormond (Collection of Robert Lee Hart.) (Jr. Will of Thomas
Ormond, Written 28 August 1868 probated 13 October 1868, Sumter County Courthouse, Alabama.). Thomas died on 2 Jun 1877 in
Greene County, North Carolina, at age 57 (Collection of Robert Lee Hart.). His body was interred in Hookerton, Greene County,
North Carolina, in Hart Cemetery.

The below information from William "Chip" Pate.

Private Thomas W. Hart enlisted in Capt. Croom's Company, North Carolina Local Defense, an unattached company, in Pitt County, North Carolina in July of 1863 and began service on August 7, 1863. Upon enlistment, Private Hart was 43 and a farmer in Greene County. Capt. Croom's Company, known as Kinston Guards, was organized from Greene and Lenoir Counties for local defense and special service and for provost duty in the town of Kinston. The company performed a numberof duties locally and assisted with outfitting the CSS Neuse via detached service.[1]
1. United States Archives records on microfilm.
Records show that there were 15 children born to Thomas W. Hart by his four wives. Most all died in infancy. The present generation
knows of only three who attained their majority: William T., Edward
G. and George W.[2]
2. Hart, Robert L. Biographical Summary of Thomas W. Hart prepared
and distributed by R. L. Hart, one typed page from family records.

Children of Edith Ann2 GRAY and Thomas William Hart were as follows:

 

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Alonza3 Hart was born in 1848 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

 

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William T. Hart was born on 17 Sep 1849 (Ibid.). He married an unknown person. William died in

        Alabama.

 

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Edward Hart was born in 1850 (Ibid.).

 

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Heneretta Hart was born in 1855 (Ibid.).

         A note in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN indictes there is some question as to whether Heneretta's
        mother wsa Edith Ann or Nancy GRAY.

10. John2 GRAY Jr. (Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 May 1825 (John GRAY Family Bible.). He
married Ava Sutton (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). John died (Ibid.).

Ava Sutton. THIS IS A MESS This may be wrong - John Sutton had a daughter Ava - check out. I have eliminated Hardy as her
father.
The Heritage Book gives her husband as William GRAY.

Children of John2 GRAY Jr. and Ava Sutton were as follows:

 

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Betty3 GRAY, born 25 Oct 1842 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Edward L. Sutton; married

        Noah Henry Sutton.

 

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Charlotte GRAY was born in 1845 (Ibid.). Charlotte died in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

         Unmarried.

 

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Sallie GRAY, born 15 Jun 1846 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Benjamin Parks.

 

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John Thomas GRAY, born 22 Aug 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Mary Pauline

        Faucette.


GENERATION THREE



13. John Parrott3 GRAY (Parrott2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 8 Feb 1837 (John Parrott GRAY
Family Bible, 1855. (Miller, Orton and Muligan, New York); Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy.) (John GRAY
Family Bible.). He married Nancy MEWBORN, daughter of Parrott MEWBORN Jr. and Mary (Polly) Aldridge, in Greene County, North
Carolina, on 31 Aug 1856 (John Parrott GRAY Family Bible.). He married Edith Drewry MEWBORN, daughter of Parrott MEWBORN Jr.
and Mary (Polly) Aldridge, in Greene County, North Carolina, on 23 Feb 1865 (Ibid.). John died on 31 Aug 1896 in Greene County,
North Carolina, at age 59 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN
Family Cemetery.

There is a copy of the John Parrott GRAY Bible in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. The Bible was in the possession of Annie A.
Turnage in 1988, but I am not certain where it is in 1999.

CSA. Private - enlisted at age 24 - 7 October 1861 and joined for duty in Lenoir Co on 25 Nov 1861 for 12 months service. Present or
accounted for through 1864, being detached to serve in the trenches since 28 May 1864 because he did not have a horse.

Collection of Ima MEWBORN
THE HOLY BIBLE;
CONTAINING
THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS:
TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES:
AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED:
WITH MARGINAL READINGS, REFERENCES AND CHRONOLOGICAL DATES.
AUBURN: WILLIAM J. MOSES, AND MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGAN.
NEW YORK: MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGNA, 25 PARK ROW
1855
(photo)Copied by Helen T. Beaman June 10, 1988 (Bible in possession of Annie A. Turnage) Snow Hill, NC
John Parrott GRAY Family Record

Marriages: By Wm R.(?) Croom

John P. GRAY to Nancy MEWBORN fifth Sunday in August 31st A.D. 1856
John Parrott GRAY and Edith Ann MEWBORN were married by Dr. Jones Esqr. on Thursday 3 o'clock pm February 23rd 1865
(printed above "Ann" is "Drewry" and the date 1801 Bible IEM is printed just to the right of the same name.)
Mary Ava GRAY and Henry Turnage was married on May 8th 1889-J._.W. Sugg J P officiating

Births

John P GRAY son Parrott and Nancy his wife was borned February the 8th 1837
Edith Ann MEWBORN was born the 12th day of October 1836
Nancy GRAY daughter of Parrott MEWBORNE and Mary his wife was borned July the 18th 1829
Nancy Parrott GRAY the daughter of John P. GRAY and Nancy his wife was borned May the 14th 1861
Lydia E. HARDY daughter of B.G. and Mary HARDY was borne March 25th 1861
Felix Tiberias GRAY son of John P. and Edith A. GRAY was borned April 28th 1866
Huldah Arrenie GRAY son of John P. and Edith his mother was born Nov. 16th 1867
Eusebius Cornelius GRAY son of John P. and Edith A. GRAY was borned June 20th 1869
Mary Ava GRAY was borned May 22nd. 1871
Joseph Jones GRAY was borned Sept the 30th 1874
Edith Leone GRAY was born Sept 19th. 1877
Reetho Gold TURNAGE son of N.H. and M. Ava TURNAGE was borned Feb 27h 1891
Emma Gertrude TURNAGE daughter of N. H. and M. A. TURNAGE was born 25th day of November 1892
Joseph Lester TURNAGE son of N. H. and M. A. TURNAGE was born 22nd day of March 1895

 

Deaths

Nancy Parrott GRAY daughter of John P. and Nancy GRAY died June 11th 1863 aged 2 years and 28 days
Nancy GRAY wife of John P. GRAY died May the 4th 1864- aged 34 years 9 months and 26 days
Huldah Arrenie GRAY died June the 3rd 1871 aged 3 years 6 months 18 days
Lydia E. FERRILL wife of S. D. FERRILL and daughter of B. G. and Mary HARDY died July 31st 1882
Eusebius Cornelius GRAY died April 4th 1890 age 20 years 9 months and 14 days
John P. GRAY died the 31st day of August 1896. Aged 59 years 6 months and 23 days.

Births

John GRAY was borned October the third day in the year our Lord A.D. 1786
Parrott M. GRAY son of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned December the 15 1808
Elizabeth GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned the 26th of May 18__ (?, the ink is smudged)
Lydia GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned July 26th 1813
William GRAY son of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned October the 15th 1815
Juliann GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned May third 1817
George Mewboorn GRAY son of John GRAY and Edith GRAY his wife was borned December the 8th 1820
Edithann GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned on April 1st 1823
John GRAY son of John GRAY was and Edith his wife was borned May 14-1825
Elizabeth GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned 21st of Sept 1828

Deaths

John GRAY, the son of John and Elizabeth GRAY died August 16, 1842
Edith GRAY wife of John GRAY dide (died) August 12th- 1844
Parrott M. GRAY died November 22, 1838
Elizabeth GRAY died July 22, 1827
Mary Ann GRAY wife of William GRAY dide (died) __ the 31- 1861
Mary An Lavina GRAY dide (died) No. the 11 1862
Thomas M. GRAY dide (died) July th 26, 1864
Elizabeth MEWBORN GRAY dide (died) Oct th 17th 1884
unreadable
unreadable
Mary Ann Elizabeth dide (died) July th 16(? ink smudged), 1881
M_____ Cornelius died (died) May th 28-1888
Elsy Sutton(?) Col. Dide (died) November the third 1896 age 66 years old

Marriages (although the title of the page is marriages, it contained births)

John GRAY was borned Oct the third day in the year of our Lord A.D. 1786
Parrott M. GRAY son of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned December the 15- 1808
Elizabeth GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned the __ May 26-1810
(unreadable on the other side of the page under marriages)

Births

Nancy C. GRAY daughter of John GRAY and Edith his wife was borned 23 of April 1831
John GRAY son of Parrott M. and Nancy his wife was borned February the 8- 1837
Edith GRAY daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lidea Mewboorn was born September the 7th A.D. 1791 the wife of John GRAY
William GRAY sonof John GRAY died the 6th day of June 1901

Births

John P. GRAY sone (son) of William GRAY an Maryan his wife was bornd November the 12 1837
Elizabeth GRAY daughter of Wm GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd Febuary th 1-1839
Parrott M. GRAY sone of Wm. GRAY and Mary Ann his wif was bornd February th 9-1841
Wm. T. GRAY son of Wm GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd July the 24 1843
George. M. GRAY sone of Wm. GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd Feb the 12 1846
Thomas M. GRAY sone of Wm. GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd June the 28 1848
Bennet Francis GRAY sone of Wm. GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was July 26 1849
Thomas Woodly GRAY sone of Wm GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd Feb th 5 1852
Cornelius GRAY sone of Wm GRAY and Mary Ann his wife wa bornd March th 30 1854
James, __er, GRAY sone of Wm GRAY and Mary Ann his wife was bornd Jan__ th 4 1857
Mary Ann Lavina GRAY daughter of Wm GRAY and Mary his wife was bornd November 16, 1860.




Nancy MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 18 Jul 1829 (John Parrott GRAY Family Bible.) (Parrott MEWBORN
Family Bible.). Nancy died on 4 May 1864 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 34 (John Parrott GRAY Family Bible.). Her body
was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery. THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST, Vol 26, p 125 - Raleigh,
NC, July 30, 1864, No 8.

NANCY MEWBORN GRAY
Died at her mother's in Greene County, NC, Mrs. Nancy GRAY, the wife of John P., GRAY, and daughter of Parrott and Mary
MEWBORN, his wife, on the 4th of May, 1862, after about eight weeks illness of ersyipelas and typhoid fever - although her suffering
was great she was not confined to her bed but about two weeks before death.

She was born in Greene County, NC on the 18th of July, 1829. She was in her thirty fifth year. She joined the Primitive Baptist
Church at MEWBORN's on Saturday before the third Sunday in September, 1852, and was baptized by Elder Parrott MEWBORN, who was
pastor of the church, and remained with that church until her death. She was married to John P. GRAY the 31 day of August, 1856. She
had not seen her husband in about sixteen months, he being off in service, and her death took place at the time the battles were raging
so in Virginia; he could not come home to see her in her illness. He appeared to be her whole study while in her sickness. I think they
were as loving a couple as I ever saw.

Mrs. GRAY was a pious and orderly member of the Primitive Baptist church for twelve years and it may be truly said a sister in
Israel has fallen. Thus has Mrs. GRAY passed from the midst of her family and friends, doubtless lamented by the church of which she
was a member, and all who were acquainted with her; leaving behind a husband and relatives to lament their loss. But their loss is her
everlasting gain.

May our Heavenly Father sanctify this afflictive dispensation for the benefit of the dear family, and kindly guide them through this
life, to meet the beloved, deceased, to enjoy with her the blessings of heaven in the presence of God. There those who meet shall part
no more, and those long parted meet again. Write, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, henceforth," etc.
A friend

NANCY MEWBORN GRAY
Nancy MEWBORN, the second daughter of Parrott MEWBORN II and Mary Aldridge, was born July 18th, 1829. She was healthy and
grew to be a good size woman, weighing about 160 pounds and of good form in her deportment, she was as near blameless, as most
people. She was industrous, always ready and willing to do her duty and bear her part of the burden of life at the spinning wheel, or in
the loom, she was a good hand with the needles and a good tailer. She learned the tailoring trade, to cut and fit. She believed in
working herself and those around her did not eat idle bread.

She was united in marriage to John Parrott GRAY on the 31st of August, 1856, and the 15th birthday of the writer. They had one
child that lived to be about two years old. She was a bright, loving, child. Nancy MEWBORN GRAY united with the church at MEWBORN's
Meeting House, Greene County, NC on Saturday before the third Sunday in September, 1851, and was baptised by her father, who was
the pastor of the church, and remained a consistent member until called to go home, to be with her Blessed Redeemer on the 4th day of
May, 1864. She died while the battles were raging around Richmond and Petersburg, so her husband could not come home to see her
in her last sickness. He had not seen her in about 15 months.

From the MEWBORN family records kept by the late L. J. H. MEWBORN - copy now in the NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of John Parrott3 GRAY and Nancy MEWBORN were:

 

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Nancy Parrott4 GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 14 May 1861 (Ibid.). Nancy died

        on 11 Jun 1863 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 2 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene
        County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
        

THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST - VOL. 26, No. 6, pp 93-94, B. Temple, editor, J. A. Temple, printer.

 

         Raleigh, NC June 25, 1864
         Lenoir, Institute, NC

         Dear Brother Temple,

         If I may be worthy of using the appellation of brother - you will please publish the biographical
        sketch of my little daughter, Nancy Parrott GRAY, daughter of John P. GRAY and Nancy, his wife. She
        was born May the 14th, 1861, and departed this life, June the 11th, 1863. Her age was two years and
        twenty eight days. She was taken the first of June with a violent fever, and suffered abundance. In the
        sickeness she was a nice child, and loved by all who knew her. But she has gone home to Him that
        loved her better than we did, for the Savior said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid
        them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God." If such little children are not happy, how shall a poor
        sinner as I ever be? She was the object of my life, but the Lord gave and the Lord taketh away and
        blessed be His good and holy name.

         I had started with her and my father, Parrott MEWBORN, to see her father, when she was taken sick.
        We got to our beloved sister Hardy's where she was taken quite ill, and we had to stay there, where we
        were entertained with all kindness. I hope the Lord will be with sister Hardy and family and bless
        them in all things. Her father had not seen her in nearly five months before she was called home, and
        then could not be granted the privilege to see her in her sickness. It is hard to part with all the child we
        have, but we desire to be resigned to our Master's will, for He knows best.

         The little babe is gone to rest,
         To reign with God for ever blest.
         Its little tongue will always praise
         A Saviour's love and redeeming grace.

         Brother Temple, remember me and my dear husband, and brothers in your prayers who are now
        scattered over the world. I have not seen my husband since the 22nd of January, 1863. He is at
        Charleston.

         Brother Temple, please correct all mistakes and give this a place in your columns, if it is worthy of
        a place in them; if not, lay it by.

         Nancy GRAY. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

        


Edith Drewry MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 12 Oct 1836 (Ibid.) (Parrott MEWBORN Family Bible.).
Edith died on 2 Mar 1915 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 78 (Mary Louise Kilpatrick., Greene County Cemetery Records.).
Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery. EDITH DREWRY MEWBORN GRAY
Edith Drewry MEWBORN, the fourth daughter and seventh child of Parrott MEWBORN II and Mary Aldridge was born October 12th,
1836. She grew to be a good size woman weighing bout 150 pounds, though she was a little on the stout side, she possessed a good
jovial, smooth, nature. She was blest with a good common English Education. After the Civil War broke out and her brothers had to
go to the army, she with her younger sisters had to help their aged father look after the feeding and careing for the stock and the farm
until their father's death. Then this duty fell heavily upon them, there being no white person on the farm except themselves and their
mother. On the 23 day of February, 1865, she was united in marriage to her brother-in-law John Parrott GRAY, and remained at the old
home place with the family that year. She, with her husband, went the next year to his home. They lived happy together until his death.
He was one of the best men I ever saw. He had no enemies, no one could say anything against him. They had six children, as to age:
Felix T. GRAY married Mary Harrison, and they have three children, Huldah GRAY died in girlhood, Eusebius C. GRAY died in boyhood,
Mary Ava GRAY married Noah Henry Turnage and they had many children, Joseph J. GRAY mrried Pearl Mitchell - they have one child
that died in infancy, Edith Leone GRAY married Noah Ulysis MEWBORN - they have two children. Edith Ann MEWBORN GRAY nor any of
her children have ever made any profession of religion though they are of Baptist beliefs. Felix T. GRAY has joined the Free Will
Baptist since writing the foregoing. Edith Ann MEWBORN GRAY died during the spring of 1915.
From the MEWBORN family records kept by the late L. J. H. MEWBORN - copy now in NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of John Parrott3 GRAY and Edith Drewry MEWBORN all born in Greene County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

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Felix Tiberias4 GRAY, born 28 Apr 1866; married Mary F. Harrison.

 

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ii.

Huldah Arrenie GRAY was born on 16 Nov 1867 (John Parrott GRAY Family Bible.). Huldah died on 3

        Jun 1871 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 3 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene County,
        North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

 

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iii.

Eusebius Cornelius GRAY was born on 20 Jun 1869 (Ibid.). Eusebius died on 4 Apr 1890 in Greene

        County, North Carolina, at age 20 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in
        MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         Stone gives death date as 1895.

 

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Mary Ava GRAY, born 22 May 1871; married Noah Henry Turnage.

 

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v.

Joseph Jones GRAY, born 30 Sep 1874; married Pearl Mitchell.

 

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Edith Leone GRAY, born 19 Sep 1877; married Noah Ulyssis MEWBORN.


17. Martha Jane3 Hartsfield (Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 Sep 1842 (Collection
of Ima Eula MEWBORN
.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). She married Stephen Decatur Abbott, son of Thomas Jefferson Abbott
and Lucinda May Phillips, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 Nov 1866 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Stephen Dectur
Abbott Family Bible.) ( Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse, Wilson and Jacksonville, NC.) (Thomas Jefferson
Abbott Family Bible, (The Bible has disappeared, but the information from it was copied by Egbert Rouse of Jacksonville, NC and is
found in the back of the Thomas A. Abbott Bible).). Martha died on 9 Mar 1883 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 40 (Stephen
Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). She was buried in Abbott - Jones Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Stephen Decatur Abbott was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Jul 1843 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Stephen
Dectur Abbott Family Bible.) (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.) (Thomas Jefferson Abbott Family Bible.).
Stephen died on 10 Aug 1907 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 64 (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.) (Thomas Jefferson
Abbott Family Bible.). He was buried in Abbott - Jones Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. There is an Abbott Reunion at
Hugo, Lenoir County, NC each year.

Children of Martha Jane3 Hartsfield and Stephen Decatur Abbott all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

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Thomas Andrew4 Abbott, born 3 Aug 1867; married Julia Ethalia McCoy.

 

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ii.

Lydia Jane Abbott was born on 19 Nov 1869 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.)

        (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). Lydia died on 7 Nov 1908 in Lenoir County, North Carolina,
        at age 38 (Ibid.).

 

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iii.

Johnnie GRAY Abbott was born on 5 Dec 1871 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert

        Rouse.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). Johnnie died on 29 Oct 1872 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina (Ibid.).

 

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iv.

George Washington Abbott, born 28 Aug 1873; married Maude Grady; married Maud GRAY.


 

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v.

Jacob Samuel Abbott, born 17 Sep 1875; married Mamie Catherine Phillips.

 

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Musa Decatur Abbott, born 7 Sep 1877; married John Franklin Turnage.

 

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vii.

Nancy (Nannie) Abbott was born on 19 Oct 1879 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert

        Rouse.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). She married Tom Jones on 14 Apr 1900 (Collection
        of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse
.).

 

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viii.

Martha Elizabeth Abbott, born 23 Feb 1883; married Sam Jones.


18. Jacob F.3 Hartsfield (Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 Nov 1844 (Collection of
Ima Eula MEWBORN
.). He married Elizabeth Mallard in Jefferson County, Florida, on 7 Apr 1867 ( Collection of Harvey Greene,
Hartsfield Family, http://www.talweb.com/redlimey/gene/home.htm.). He married Sarah (Sallie) Andrews in Jefferson County, Florida,
on 4 Jul 1872 (Ibid.). He married Harriet E. Gibbons in Jefferson County, Florida, on 25 Jan 1882 (Ibid.). Jacob died in 1866 in
Jefferson County, Florida (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Jefferson County, Florida, in Elizabeth City.
There is a CSA emblem on his stone, but no birth or death dates.
{ENC} Collection of Harvey Greene.{END}

Elizabeth Mallard. Elizabeth died in Jefferson County, Florida.

Children of Jacob F.3 Hartsfield and Elizabeth Mallard were as follows:

 

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Thomas4 Hartsfield. Never married.

 

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George Hartsfield. George died (Murdered).

 

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Jennie Hartsfield. Never married.


Sarah (Sallie) Andrews. Sarah died in Jefferson County, Florida (Collection of Harvey Greene.).

Children of Jacob F.3 Hartsfield and Sarah (Sallie) Andrews were as follows:

 

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i.

Willie4 Hartsfield was born in Jefferson County, Florida (Ibid.). He married Lizzie Reams.

         They had five children.

 

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Ophelia Hartsfield, married Bob Mathis.


Children of Jacob F.3 Hartsfield and Harriet E. Gibbons were as follows:

 

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Charlie4 Hartsfield married Clifford Tuten (Ibid.).

         Had issue.

 

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ii.

Mary Hartsfield married Ed Hamilton (Ibid.).

         Had issue.

 

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iii.

Belle Hartsfield married Allen Hamilton (Ibid.).

         Had issue.

 

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iv.

Reuben Hartsfield married Ola Hamilton (Ibid.).

         Had issue.

19. Elizabeth (Bettie) John3 Hartsfield (Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 7 Jun 1847 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
She married Elder Lemuel H. Hardy, son of Lemuel MEWBORN Hardy IV and Temesia Ann MEWBORN, in Greene County, North
Carolina, on 29 Jan 1874 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). Elizabeth died on 7 Feb 1925 in Atlantic, Carteret County, North Carolina,
at age 77. Her body was interred in Atlantic, Carteret County, North Carolina (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Ima MEWBORN states she remembers visiting with this family at Atlantic when she was a child.

OBIT - BETTIE JOHN HARTSFIELD HARDY

My dear Bettie was born July 7th, 1847. She was the daughter of Thomas Pickney Hartsfield and Lydia Hartsfield, his wife. Her
birthplace was in Lenoir Co, NC. When Bettie was four years old her father emigrated with his family to Jefferson Co, FL, where she
grew up to young womanhood. Before he left NC Father Hartsfield was baptized by Elder Parrott MEWBORN (II), my grandfather.
When he got to Florida he wanted to unit himself with a Primitive Baptist church there, but they would not be convinced that he had
been baptized by a Primitive Baptist and therefore they refused to receive him. He with all his family turned away from us and united
with the Missionary Baptist.

When Bettie was sixteen years old she with some others of her young friends joined themselves to the Methodist. She was
immersed by one of their preachers. She was so impressed with the solemnity of the communion that she never communed with them
during her connection there. Her father married a widow woman there with several children after the death of her mother, and when he
was growing old he thought it best to send his daughters back, to live with and be taken care of by his people. Therefore in the year
1866, dear Bettie came back to the neighborhood of her birth which was well filled with the Cambellite Religion. All of her people
and companions belonging to that Society, she obtained a letter from the Methodist and put it in with the Disciples.

In December, 1872, Bettie came to one of her cousins, John P. GRAY, who had married two of the daughters of Elder Parrott
MEWBORN (II), my grandfather. There it was I got acquainted with my cousin, Bettie J. Hartsfield. I was with her right much during the
year 1873, and became of the opinion that she was a young woman of sterling worth, and a very amiable disposition. Therefore in
December I proposed to her to become my wife. She consented and on January 29th, 1874 we were united in marriage. From that day
it appeared to be her desire to make me happy, and I felt the same way towards her. In February when the time of her meeting was
coming on I asked her if she wanted to go. She said, "Only to see my folks and old friends." I asked her if she did not love to hear the
preaching. She said, "No, I don't care anything about it. They don't love one another, and since, I have been with them but once to
the communion, for it appears to me, they make a mock of that Holy thing." She went with me to Nahunta to our meeting, and she told
me that it appeared to her that there was sincerity in the worship of the Primitive Baptist. It was not long after that, when she sat down
on my knees and began to cry. I asked her why she cried. She said, "I am such a poor sinner that I do not feel worthy to be your wife."
I told her that she was much better than I and I hoped the Lord would so bless her and that she would not feel that way about herself.
She was a regular attendant with me at all the churches I visited, and was very fond of our brethren and sisters, and I feel that they were
the same way about her. It was in May, 1874, that I began to try to bear the yoke of the ministry, and from the very first attempt, dear
Bettie put in her sweet helping hand by trying to encourage me to go and not to look back. Soon it became manifest that I would have
to leave our old home and go down on the seacoast. She felt that she rather stay among our relatives and friends, with who she was so
well acquainted, and not go to live with those who were altogether strangers to both of us, but she felt it might be the best for us to do
whatever I felt the Lord required me to do. It was in November, 1875, that we left our old home in Greene County, NC and came to
Pamlico Co, NC. We were twelve miles from our nearest church, but whenever it came time for the meeting she was ready to go with
me. My dear mother lived in those days, and I feel sure that she and my dear Bettie loved one another as well as if they had been
actual mother and daughter.

The year 1877 found us trying to farm on Goose Creek Island. It was during the month of February, that I came home from the
field. It was just before the birth of our son (Lemuel Hartsfield Hardy) in April that year, and dear Bettie's condition was delicate.
That day I found her sitting by the fire crying. I asked he why she was crying. She said, "Oh Lemmy, I am going to die and go to
Hell." I put my arms around her neck and said, "Why do you think so my dear?" She said, "Today something spoke in me and said,
'Depart from me ye cursed into everlasting punishment, prepare for the Devil and his angels,' and it is a curse from the Lord to me."
She wept aloud, I tried to comfort her but all whom have felt the sting of conviction for sin know that one in such conviction cannot be
comforted until the Lord please. This terrible curse was with her for more than a year, but not all the time so severe. In April 1878 I
was going home from the field, when about on hundred and fifty yards from the house a feeling of great confidence settled on me and
all over me, that dear Bettie had been delivered, that God had given her a good hope. I began to sing, I heard singing and listened, and
she was singing the same song with me. I hastened and got in the house as soon as I could, and put my arms around her neck and said,
"The Lord has blessed you, and given you a good hope." She said, "Yes, it came today. I took up the bucket to go get some water
when it seemed to be the voice which spoke to me last year, but it said, "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I
will give you rest." My burden, which has so distressed me for more than a year passed quickly away, and I have felt since then that I
want to sing all the time." Her dreams to her and to me were as sweet as honey as we could join with each other in praising the Lord.
Her life was so good and sweet that it often appeared to me that my own life by hers was not worthy to consider in Christianity.
However, she continued to be a visitor with me to the churches and among the brethren until September, 1884. On Saturday before the
third Sunday in said September, in company with the present Elder R. E. Adams, Wilson, NC, she came before the Primitive Baptist
Church at Newport, NC and was received, and it was my privilege to her on that third Sunday in the waters of Newport River. From
that day she has ever been a consistent member of the Primitive Baptist, and a great helper to her oft despondent husband in his labors
of love in the gospel ministry. She has never said nor done one word or thing to in any wise put a stumbling block in my way, but to
the contrary she has always given me all the encouragement that lay in her power.

She proved to be a very loving mother to our two children that the good Lord was pleased to give to us, and to our daughter's two
children who by the reason of her husband's death it became our privilege to help her to raise.
Dear Betty became afflicted with some internal trouble which finally developed into cancer of the stomach. From this terrible
disease she suffered more than any mortal can tell or even know. In connection with this deadly disease she had diabetes and a slight
symptom of Bright's disease. On the first Sunday in October, 1924, she had a light stroke of paralysis which during her sickness was
renewed several times. This soon took away her strength and speech. We moved her from place to place by pulling her chair. Then
for four or five weeks she could not be moved and became fully confined to her bed, where we both dressed her and turned her on a
sheet. During all this seven weeks of our sitting up and caring for her we sat up alone but on night. Our dear neighbors made their
own arrangements and came to our relief each night. For fifty two days and nights the fire burned in the stove, and during those nights
our lights were not turned out.
For the entire time of seven weeks dear Bettie did not eat a much as one-half pound of food of any description except a little soup,
a little orange juice, a little toddy and a little water. All these failed so she could take nothing but a little water which formed in her
own stomach.

On Saturday, January 31st as I sat by her on my knees she said, "Lemmy, I am going to die." I said, "And leave me so lonely?"
She said, "I don't want to leave you, but I must go." I said, "You will be with our dear Jesus." She said, "Yes, you will come." I saw
a tear in her eye, and I wiped it away with my own handkerchief. That is the only tear any of us saw in all her sickness. On Friday
night, February 6th, I went to her bed and said, "Darling I am going to try to lie down and rest a little, and I want to kiss you good
night." I reached down and kissed her on the cheek. She could not turn her head but she kissed very clearly which made me know that
she knew me. I reached over and gave our parting kiss in consciousness. Saturday morning she had passed all knowledge of this
world, but continued to breathe very heavy until 2 o'clock when the dying groans made us know that the end was near. She could not
speak to us neither by word nor by sign, nor let us know that she knew what was going on. At 2:45 the angel of mercy came and
delivered her from all her great sufferings, and she slept in our Lord Jesus to be awakened by Him I that last great day when He shall
call up the sleeping dust of all the redeemed of God to be with Him, and to be like Him Forever.

My darling Bettie left her poor heart distressed husband, and with me our dear daughter to comfort and help me. Her two children
who we helped her to raise. Our son, who lives in Reidsville, NC with his wife and eight children and two little grandchildren and one
sister, with the brethren, sisters, and many friends to mourn that she is gone, while she is praising God in glory for His great salvation.
Dear brethren and sisters I cannot feel rebellious against our God in this dispensation of His grace to my dear wife, nor us who are
left to mourn, for we have no doubt of her happiness with God. L. H. Hardy. (Zion's Landmark dated 3/1/1925, pp. 126-127).
{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}


Elder Lemuel H. Hardy was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 17 Mar 1852 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). He married
Annie Ison in Sep 1926 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Lemuel died on 29 Mar 1930 in Church,, Horry County, South Carolina,
at age 78 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). There are a number of Bibles for this family and an effort will be made to obtain a copy of
those Bibles. This family moved to Atlantic, NC where Lemuel was a minister.

There is an old photo of Lemuel and his 2nd wife Annie in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

This may certify that Lemuel H. Hardy, a minister of the Primitive Baptist faith and order and a member of the church in Pamlico
County at Milton, in county and state aforesaid being before proved and recommended by the said church was set apart by fasting and
prayer on the first day of July 1877 by the imposition of hands of Brian Whitfield, and Archibald Jones, ministers of the gospel, who
were called as presbytery for that purpose, whereby the said Lemuel H. Hardy is ordained a minister of the gospel and is entitled to the
administration of all the ordinances thereof.
As witness our hands the day and date above.
Witnesses: Brian Whitfield, Archibald Jones July 1, 1877

LEMUEL H. HARDY V (1852-1930)
Lemuel H. Hardy, V, b. March 17, 1852, m. in 1874, Bettie J Hartsfield, d. April 3, 1930. His obituary, published in the Raleigh,
NC, "News and Observer", April 4, 1930, extracts from which follow, make an elegant thumbnail sketch. It was headed: "Primitive
Elder Dies in Harness," and subheaded: "He Had Repeated a Thousand Times the Injunction ‘Love One Another’".
Kinston, April 3, 1931. "I have preached the truth, and I know that I have preached the truth." With these words the venerable
Elder L.H. Hardy fell dead in the pulpit of the Primitive Baptist Church in Loris, SC, last Sunday. The 77-year-old minister was pastor
of several scattered congregations in this state and SC, one of them located here. His local parishioners today heard the story of his
dramatic death, and said they were glad Elder Hardy had died in that fashion. "He wanted to die in the pulpit preaching the living
word," they said.

For more than 55 years the preacher made the rounds of his churches. He preached 10,000 sermons from Florida to Canada. He
was not an orator in the accepted sense, but his voice had great carrying power, his words were carefully chosen, and he knew the
Bible as few men have known it. His was one of the kindest of faces. He repeated a thousand times the injunction, "Love one
another." The story of his funeral came up from the little town of Atlantic . . . All business was suspended . . . schools closed . . . the
entire population turned out . . . Three of his brotherhood veteran ministers . . . conducted the services . . .
It was nothing for Elder Hardy to travel several hundred miles to fill an appointment. One of his charges was at Reidsville, in
other times a day’s journey from his Core Sound home. He lived in Atlantic 43 years. He was loved as few have been loved in the
"Banks" country. The body of the aged minister lies in a community cemetery in the outskirts of Atlantic. (The Eastern North
Carolina Hardy-Hardee Family in the South and Southwest, by David L Hardee, pp. 290-91) (Note: Lemuel Hardy V, was the son of
Lemuel MEWBORN Hardy and Temesia Ann MEWBORN.)

EDITOR’S NOTE: There are some of our subscribers and readers who will, no doubt, remember the late Elder Lemuel H. Hardy, of
Atlantic, NC. Elder Hardy was regarded and loved as a faithful minister of the Gospel and as a predestinarian Baptist. He was born in
1853, at Jason Greene County NC, and united with the church at MEWBORN’s, near the place of his birth, in 1873. His father was
Lemuel Hardy, and his mother was Temesia MEWBORN Hardy. He was pastor of the churches at Wheeler’s, Ebenezer, Prospect Hill,
for several years, also at Kinston, NC and at Reidsville, and Atlantic (Hunting Quarter), the latter two for approximately fifty years.

He was moderator of the Country Line Association in the early 1900’s.
It was the pleasure of my wife and me, along with our eldest son, who was about two years of age at the time, to visit this dear
Elder, his family, and the Church at Atlantic, where he served long and faithfully. This was about the year 1918. In those days we had
public roads and a railroad to Beaufort, NC, but there was no outlet to Atlantic, NC, except by boat. The journey by boat was about
thirty five miles, and required several hours to make this trip. This dear old Elder made this journey many, many times in going to and
from his churches and appointments before a permanent road was made to this community. This took place only a few years just prior
to his death. He was largely instrumental in procuring the road by land which today is the Eastern terminal of US Highway 70.
Elder Hardy died in the stand at Simpson Creek Church, Horry County, SC, Mill Branch Association, on March 29, 1930. He was
about to finish a discourse from the texts, "We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren," and "We
know that all things work together for good to them who love God," etc. He had stood, as I am told, on hour, and those who heard him
said it was a powerful sermon. Just at the close he said, "I saw Christ crucified for the whole house of God, and for me, for me." As
he said, "for me" he laid his hand on his heart. With his hand still on his left side he said, "I have a pain here." The brethren laid him
on a bench, and a physician was summoned. Soon thereafter, he passed from the scenes of mortal strife. Before falling asleep he took
his wife’s hand and said, "My dear, I have preached the truth - I know that I have preached the truth." He died as he had wished to die,
at his post defending and declaring the truth of God, and with his beloved brethren to minister to him. What a blessed way for such a
one to be taken! Elder Hardy requested that these words be placed above his grave, "Go tell my brethren I died at my post."
The three articles which are to follow are entitled, "Adam - The Two Seeds," "Unrighteous Mamon," and "If It Had Not Been This
Way, How Would It Have Been?’ We believe that you will enjoy these articles, and that many will concur with him in the sentiment of
his last few words. He was a man of God. These articles were written in the 1920’s. Ed. (T. Floyd Adams) (Zion’s Landmark dated
8/15/1970, p.296) (Note: Space limits the inclusion of the articles, I.E.M.)

ELDER HARDY DIES SUDDENLY

Elder L. H. Hardy passed away suddenly Saturday, March the 29th. He was preaching in the church at Mullins, SC or near there
when the summons came and he was called to a higher service with his Master whom he loved so well and served so faithfully.
His remains were taken to Atlantic, his home, and the funeral was conducted at eleven o’clock, Monday the 31st, by elder E L
Cobb of Wilson and Elder Joshua E MEWBORN of Greene County.
Both spoke of his faithfulness and devotion to the Primitive Baptist cause, and of his ministry which has covered the greater
portion of his life of 79 years.
His health has been poor for the past few years, and his wife who has ministered to him so kindly and who accompanied him
wherever he went was with him when he died.
There was a great outpouring of people at his funeral and the affection with which he was held, both in and out of the church was
in evidence. (Zion’s Landmark, dated 4/1/1930 p.158)
In memory and respect of our ages Brethren, Elder L. H. Hardy and Isaac Jones who have passed away.
Elder L. H. Hardy served our church for seventeen years until he left these upper counties. Brother Hardy was a faithful pastor.
The weather was never too rough to prevent his going to his appointments if possible to get there. He was an able minister, well
established in the gospel truth. He was a good disciplinarian. We felt that he was a safe guide in our church order. He was a great
instructor and teacher of the writer in church business, in his younger days as well as in older age. He was well versed in church
matters and in knowledge of business, and his death caused a feeling of great loss to us.
When the Country Line Association divided for convenience in 1906 because it was so large, Brother L. H. Hardy drew up the
articles of faith which were adopted by the Upper Country Line Association. When it was organized in 1907 before they were
presented to the association they were approved by our oldest minister, Elder F. L. Oakley, who had been in the ministry for more than
fifty years. He said he had no objection to them.
We feel that our loss also has been great in the death of our brother, Elder Isaac Jones, who visited our churches and Country Line
Association for fifty years. He was an able, gifted, and acceptable minister and preached to the comfort of many of our people. Since
Brother L. H. Hardy left us we have been blessed to have our Brother B. F. McKinney to serve us as pastor who preaches the same
doctrine that Elders Hardy, Jones, and Oakley preached those many years in the past.
Resolved, first: That we may bow in humble submission to an all wise God who doeth all things well.
Resolved, second: A copy of these resolutions appear in Zion’s Landmark and also in the Lone Pilgrim.
Done by the order of the church at Prospect Hill on Saturday before the 4th, Sunday in may, 1930. (Elder B F McKinney, Mod.,
W D Blalock, Clerk, Zion’s Landmark dated July 1, 1930 p. 255)
There was also an OBIT in the Primitive or Old School Baptist Ministers of the United States, edited by R. H. Pittman - p 175
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
.

Children of Elizabeth (Bettie) John3 Hartsfield and Elder Lemuel H. Hardy were as follows:

 

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i.

Rebekah Temesia4 Hardy, born 9 Dec 1874; married Benjamin Parrott MEWBORN; married Ambrose


        Fulcher; married Harvey Franklin Glancy.

 

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78

ii.

Lemuel Hartsfield Hardy IV, born 20 Apr 1877 in Pamlico County, North Carolina; married Minnie

        Fuller Frederick.

20. William3 Hartsfield (Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 Dec 1848 (Collection of
Ima Eula MEWBORN
.). He married Mary Shepherd in Jefferson County, Florida, on 4 Nov 1868 (Collection of Harvey Greene.).
William died on 2 May 1930 in Jefferson County, Florida, at age 81 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Collection of Harvey
Greene
.). His body was interred in Jefferson County, Florida, in Elizabeth City. His stone has the CSA emblem, but no birth or death
dates.
William s

erved in CSA as a member of the Fla Militia, Manning's company. He was paroled at Tallahassee on 27 May 1865.
{ENC} Collection of Harvey Greene.{END}

Mary Shepherd. Harvey states that after the death of Mary Shepherd's father in 1871 it is believed that one or two of her half
brothers, Charles and possibly Jurant, came to live with Mary until adulthood. Her father's name is not noted.

Children of William3 Hartsfield and Mary Shepherd were as follows:

 

79

i.

Adam Pinkney4 Hartsfield married Margaret Virginia Hamrick (Ibid.).

         Had issue.

 

80

ii.

Alice Hartsfield married Alfred Hamrick (Ibid.).

         No issue.

 

81

iii.

Clarence Hartsfield. Clarence died. died as an infant.

 

82

iv.

Mary Annetta Hartsfield.

 

83

v.

Elizabeth Hartsfield married James C. Ryan.

         Had issue.

22. John Parrott3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 12 Nov 1837 (John GRAY
Family Bible.). He married Mary Ann Simmons (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Virginia C. Pittman, daughter of
William Pittman (Ibid.). John died on 26 Apr 1908 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 70 (Ibid.). His body was interred in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

John and Mary Ann lived in the Sand Hill, Lenoir County district on the 1870 Census and in Beaver Creek, Jones County in the
1880 Census. William Pittman, his father in law lived with him in 1880. There is a xerox copy of the tombstones for this couple in the
Collection of Ima MEWBORN - no indication of where the stones are located.
John served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He enlisted at age 24 on 7 October 1861. He was in Company E, 41st
Regt, NCT (3rd Regt., NC Calvery). In October 1864 he was detached to serve in the trenches defending Richmond as he no longer
had a horse.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Mary Ann Simmons. Mary died. There is conflicting information as to her maiden name. It is also given as Banks and there are
Marriage Records in Jones Co for a John GRAY and Mary Ann Simmons who were marrried 16 February 1860.

Children of John Parrott3 GRAY and Mary Ann Simmons were:

 

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i.

Mary Allen4 GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 Jan 1866 (Ibid.). She married J. B.

        Banks (Ibid.). Mary died on 2 Oct 1896 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 30 (Ibid.). Her body
        was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Children of John Parrott3 GRAY and Virginia C. Pittman all born in Jones County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

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85

i.

Willie4 GRAY, born 15 Apr 1877; married D. F. Green.

 

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86

ii.

Sarah (Sallie) E. GRAY, born 14 Dec 1879; married Martin R. Springle.

 

87

iii.

John W. GRAY was born on 4 Aug 1884 (Ibid.). He married Mamie Lee GRAY, daughter of George M.

        GRAY and Rebecca Waters (Ibid.). John died on 10 Dec 1962 at age 78 (Ibid.).
         No issue.

 

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88

iv.

Clement Manly GRAY Sr, born 4 Jan 1886; married Mable Moore.

 

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89

v.

Helen GRAY, born 22 Aug 1888; married Alexander S. Rouse.

 

90

vi.

Henry Durward GRAY was born on 9 Aug 1891 (Ibid.). He married Stella Oxley (Ibid.). Henry died on

        27 Mar 1967 at age 75 (Ibid.).
         No issue.


23. Elizabeth3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 1 Feb 1839 (John GRAY Family
Bible.). She married Aquilla Sugg, son of John (Jack) Sugg III and Elizabeth Pridgen (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Elizabeth
died on 2 Jul 1892 at age 53 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Aquilla Sugg was born on 26 May 1836 (Ibid.). Aquilla died on 4 Jul 1909 at age 73 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery. This line is proven by a family Bible and gravestone records at Wheat Swamp
Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Children of Elizabeth3 GRAY and Aquilla Sugg were as follows:

 

91

i.

John William4 Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 18 May 1852 (Ibid.). John died on

        7 May 1862 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 9 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

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92

ii.

Mary Ann Sugg, born 1 Dec 1860; married Abner Rouse Jr.

 

93

iii.

Nancy Henry Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 Sep 1864 (Ibid.). Nancy died on

        31 Aug 1880 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 15 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

94

iv.

Sarah Frances Sugg was born on 28 Feb 1866. Sarah died on 4 Aug 1948 at age 82.

 

95

v.

Avey Jane Elizabeth Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 25 Feb 1868 (Ibid.). Avey

        died on 26 Feb 1882 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 14 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

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96

vi.

Levi Jacob Sugg, born 28 Oct 1871; married Sallie Grant; married Ludia Sugg.

 

97

vii.

Harriett Louise Sugg was born on 18 Apr 1875. Harriett died on 26 Jul 1955 at age 80.

 

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98

viii.

Deborah (Debbie) Sugg, born 2 May 1882; married George Otis GRAY.


24. Parrott MEWBORN3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 Feb 1841 (John GRAY
Family Bible.). He married Zilphia M. Smith, daughter of Noah Smith and Zilphia Smith, in 1867 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Parrott died on 3 Feb 1902 at age 60 (Ibid.).

NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS - 1861 - 1865 - A ROSTER by Louis H. Manarin - p 379
GRAY, Parrott M. Private - resided in Lenoir County where he enisted at age 23, August 6, 1861 for the war. Captured at Fort
Hatteras August 29, 1861 and confined at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Mass., until paroled for exchange December 17, 1861.
Wounded and admitted to hospital at Wilmington July 31, 1864. Furloughed for sixty days September 15, 1864. Retired to Invalid
Corps Janury 10, 1865 and asigned to duty at Magnolia, February 6, 1865.
Co. A 40th Regiment NCT (3rd Regiment NC Artillery.

Zilphia M. Smith was born on 12 Apr 1848 (Ibid.). Zilphia died on 11 Mar 1905 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 56
(Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Children of Parrott MEWBORN3 GRAY and Zilphia M. Smith were as follows:

 

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99

i.

Richard Hadley4 GRAY, born 30 Aug 1868; married Irene Mary Edwards.

 

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100

ii.

Aquilla Edward GRAY, born 1872; married Ada Vinson; married Maggie Hill.

 

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101

iii.

Mary Ann GRAY, born 1874; married Arthur Johnson.

 

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102

iv.

Henry Glasgow GRAY, born 1876; married Mamie Smith.

 

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103

v.

Blaney Parrott GRAY, born 1879; married Erva Masters; married Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warters.


26. George M.3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1846 (John GRAY Family
Bible.). He married Rebecca Waters, daughter of Needham Waters and Mary (Waters), on 8 Feb 1883 (Collection of Ima Eula
MEWBORN
.). George died on 27 May 1919 at age 73 (Ibid.).
CSA.

Rebecca Waters was born on 13 Nov 1863 (Ibid.). Rebecca died on 28 Mar 1917 at age 53 (Ibid.). Ima gives her mother as Nancy
Jane Sutton.

Children of George M.3 GRAY and Rebecca Waters were as follows:

 

104

i.

George Vance4 GRAY. Unmarried.

 

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105

ii.

Peter Crumpler GRAY, married Unknown Barrow.

 

106

iii.

Chawtah (Chock) GRAY.


 

107

iv.

Mamie Lee GRAY married John W. GRAY, son of John Parrott GRAY and Virginia C. Pittman (Ibid.).

        Mamie died on 5 Jan 1986 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
         Mamie and John were first cousins.
         OBIT - The News and Observer, 6 January 1986 - MAMIE L. GRAY - KINSTON - Mrs. Mamie
        Lee GRAY, 84, died Sunday. Funeral 11 am Tuesday, Garner-Howard Funeral Home. Burial
        Maplewood Cemetery.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

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108

v.

Roland W. GRAY, born 10 Jul 1892; married Verner Edwards.


28. Bennett Francis3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 26 Jul 1849 (John GRAY
Family Bible.) (Susan Sutton Moody., Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5 (James
M. Armor).). He married Victory M. (GRAY) (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Amy Jane Smith, daughter of Noah Smith
and Zilphia Smith, on 10 Apr 1884 (Ibid.). Bennett died on 25 May 1917 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 67 (Ibid.) (Susan
Sutton Moody, Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5.).
Amy Jane Smith was a widow.

There were no children of Bennett Francis3 GRAY and Victory M. (GRAY).
        

Amy Jane Smith was born on 30 Apr 1854 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married Unknown Ham (Ibid.). Amy died on
16 Jan 1924 at age 69 (Ibid.). ZION'S LANDMARK - 1 October 1924 - p 347

OBITUARY OF AMY JANE GRAY

Sister GRAY was born April 30, 1854, and died January 16, 1924, being 69 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
 
She joined the church at MEWBORN's, and was baptized the second Sunday in June, 1878, and lived a consistent member until death.
She attended her meetings when she could either at MEWBORN's or Bear Creek. Her health gave away about five years before her death,
after which she was seldom able to attend meetings.
She was married twice, but both of her husbands preceded her to the grave. She leaves five children, three sons and two daughters,
a host of relatives and friends together with the church to mourn their loss. But we sorrow not even as others which have no hope, for
if in this life only we have hope, we are of all men most miserable.

 

Sister GRAY has left the evidence that she believed that Jesus died and rose again. The Apostle Paul tells us that if we believe that
Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God Bring with Him.

After her health failed, she told the writer not to forget to go to see her. She loved to hear of Jesus, His word and the sweet songs of
Zion. Love is the greatest evidence of a gracious state. By this we know we have passed from death unto life because we love the
brethern. For whosoever loveth is born of God. When the son of man shall come in His Glory, and all the holy angels with him and
before him, shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another as a sheperd divideth his sheep from the goats.
He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand, "Come ye
blessed of my father; inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." For the Lord Himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, and so
shall we ever be with the Lord.
Written by her brother in Christ, I hope
W. B. Kearney.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Bennett Francis3 GRAY and Amy Jane Smith were as follows:

 

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109

i.

Clem Farris4 GRAY, born 1888; married Gertrude Wade.

 

110

ii.

Gertrude Wade GRAY was born in 1894 (Ibid.). Gertrude died in 1953 (Ibid.).

 

111

iii.

Annie Mae GRAY was born in 1916 (Ibid.). Annie died in 1917 (Ibid.).

 

112

iv.

Nannie Gertrude GRAY was born in 1920 (Ibid.). Nannie died. Died as an infant (Ibid.).

 

113

v.

Walter Wade GRAY was born in 1928 (Ibid.). Walter died. Died as an infant (Ibid.).

 

114

vi.

Clifton Ray GRAY was born in 1937 (Ibid.). Clifton died. Died as an infant (Ibid.).



29. Thomas Woodley3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 5 Feb 1852 (John GRAY
Family Bible.). He married Susan Skeen on 18 Dec 1884 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Was his name Thomas or J.?

Children of Thomas Woodley3 GRAY and Susan Skeen were:

 

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115

i.

Thomas Woodley4 GRAY Jr, married Lou Dora Barfield.


30. Cornelius3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 Mar 1854 (Marjorie Sutton
Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina (Private Publisher).). He married Mary Susan Sutton, daughter of Richard Walters
Sutton Sr. and Mary Ann Catherine Hill, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 Feb 1883 (Ibid.). Cornelius died on 11 Dec 1918 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 64 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Mary Susan Sutton was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 Sep 1867 (Ibid.). Mary died on 28 Nov 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.

Children of Cornelius3 GRAY and Mary Susan Sutton were as follows:

 

116

i.

Elizabeth MEWBORN4 GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 Jan 1884 (Ibid.).

        Elizabeth died on 17 Oct 1885 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.). Her body was
        interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).

 

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117

ii.

William Cleveland GRAY, born 14 Apr 1885 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Stella Mae

        Allen.

 

118

iii.

Mary Ann Elizabeth GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 23 Apr 1886 (Ibid.). Mary

        died on 16 Jul 1887 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

119

iv.

Melia Cornelius GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 5 Apr 1887 (Ibid.). Melia died

        on 28 May 1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.). His/her body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).

 

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120

v.

Lydia MEWBORN GRAY, born 2 Mar 1889 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Albert Thomas

        Sugg Sr.

 

121

vi.

Vernon Cornelius GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 Feb 1891 (Ibid.). Vernon

        died on 10 Jul 1909 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 18 (Ibid.). His body was interred in
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

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122

vii.

Levi Jacob GRAY, born 29 Jul 1893 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Lucy Charlotte Barrow.

 

+

123

viii.

Eva Bliss GRAY, born 2 Jun 1895 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married James Franklin Jones Sr.

 

+

124

ix.

Floyd Benjamin GRAY Sr, born 29 Oct 1896 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Ruby Sutton.

 

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125

x.

Mary Glenn GRAY, born 11 Feb 1901 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Travis Suggs.

 

126

xi.

Troy Raymond GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 Oct 1903 (Ibid.). Troy died on

        15 Sep 1904 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

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127

xii.

Raymond Richard GRAY, born 25 Jan 1905 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Lotchen Belle

        Hill; married Rosabelle Jones.

 

128

xiii.

Thelma Mae GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 6 May 1907 (Ibid.). Thelma died

        on 6 May 1909 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 2 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

129

xiv.

Eugene Woodard GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 4 Nov 1910 (Ibid.). Eugene

        died on 9 Nov 1910 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.


31. James Osborne3 GRAY (William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 Jan 1857 (John GRAY
Family Bible.). He married Ida Florence Tilghman (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Lou Banks (Ibid.).
I am a little unclear if this is correct. Ima gives him in one place as Jim. O. GRAY. The Bible indicates the middle name was Other
instead of Athur. There is a clipping from the Free Press of James and Ida taken in their younger years.

Ida Florence Tilghman was born in Apr 1859 (Ibid.).
Children of James Osborne3 GRAY and Ida Florence Tilghman were as follows:

 

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130

i.

George Otis4 GRAY, born circa 1882; married Deborah (Debbie) Sugg.

 

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131

ii.

Barney O. GRAY, married Annie Carter.

 

132

iii.

Oscar GRAY.

 

133

iv.

Alex GRAY.

 

134

v.

Heber GRAY married Irene Fort (Ibid.). Heber died on 13 Dec 1983 in Lenoir Memorial Hospital,

        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County,
        North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.

         There is an interestesting clipping in the Kinston Daily Free Press regarding a violin purchased in
        Norfolk from an Italian man by Parks GRAY. The date was 1855 - 1865. The violin passed down to his
        nephew James Osborne GRAY in 1869, then to his son Heber GRAY then to Heber's grandniece Martha
        GRAY Harrelson. The article was written by Clyde Simmons Jr. There is also a clipping with a photo
        of Heber at the turn of the century.

         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 14 December 1983 - with photo - HEBER GRAY - Heber
        GRAY, 87, of 606 W. Lenoir Ave, died Tuesday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was a member of
        Queen Street Methodist Church, office manager of Walter Farms and district engineer for the State
        Highway Departmenmt for 40 years. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday from Queen Street
        Methodist Church. The Rev. Randall Baker will officiate. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.
        Survivors include his wife Mrs. Irene Fort GRAY.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

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vi.

Myrtle Virginia GRAY, married Clyde William Simmons.

 

136

vii.

Mary GRAY married Paul Hill (Ibid.).

 

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viii.

Hongie G. GRAY, married Decatur (Dee) Noble.

 

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138

ix.

Olivia GRAY, married Lewis H. Whitehead.


Children of James Osborne3 GRAY and Lou Banks were as follows:

 

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i.

Eugene Whittaker4 GRAY, married Margaret Martin.

 

140

ii.

John Hardy GRAY.

 

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iii.

Robert Clifton GRAY, married Mary H. (GRAY).

 

142

iv.

Ethel GRAY.

 

143

v.

Christine GRAY married Triven Caton (Ibid.).


33. Edith Ann3 Sugg (Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 7 Feb 1837 (Ibid.). She married Josiah Sugg, son of John (Jack)
Sugg III and Elizabeth Pridgen. Edith died on 23 Jan 1885 at age 47 (Ibid.).
Birthdate also given as 1847 and deathdate as 1887.

Josiah Sugg was born on 18 Jul 1834 (Ibid.). Josiah died on 18 Dec 1902 at age 68 (Ibid.).

Children of Edith Ann3 Sugg and Josiah Sugg were as follows:

 

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i.

Edith Elizabeth4 Sugg, married D. F. (Dock) Spivey.

 

145

ii.

James H. Sugg was born on 22 Mar 1862 (Ibid.). James died on 29 Jan 1929 at age 66 (Ibid.).

 

+

146

iii.

Robert Lee Sugg, born 12 Feb 1867; married Lillie Annie Lee Edwards.

 

147

iv.

John J. Sugg was born on 15 Aug 1867 (Ibid.). John died on 17 Feb 1924 at age 56 (Ibid.).

 

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148

v.

Mary Eliza Sugg, born 1873; married Noah Smith.

 

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149

vi.

Luther Joe Sugg, born 17 May 1876; married Roberta Hill; married Bertie Hill.

 

150

vii.

Rufus Bert Sugg was born on 4 Nov 1880 (Ibid.). Rufus died on 29 Oct 1951 at age 70 (Ibid.).



34. George Lafayette3 Sugg (Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 17 Jun 1848 (Ibid.). He
married Zilphia Jane Pridgen, daughter of Jesse Cicero Pridgen and Tiercy Bruton, on 30 Nov 1871 (Ibid.). George died on 2 Dec
1920 at age 72 (Ibid.).

Zilphia Jane Pridgen was born on 11 Jun 1851 (Ibid.). Zilphia died on 6 Dec 1919 at age 68 (Ibid.).

Children of George Lafayette3 Sugg and Zilphia Jane Pridgen were as follows:

 

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i.

Bert Bruton4 Sugg, born 28 Apr 1873 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Georgia Ella

        Barrow.

 

152

ii.

Jesse H. Sugg.

 

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153

iii.

Bela Sugg, married Leon James Sutton.

 

154

iv.

Levi Sugg.


35. Hardy P.3 Sugg (Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 11 Apr 1851 (Ibid.). He married Sarah J. Whitted, daughter of
Sidney Whitted and Sarah Woody (Ibid.). Hardy died on 2 Feb 1909 at age 57 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Sarah J. Whitted was born on 20 Jan 1851 (Ibid.). Sarah died on 18 Sep 1899 at age 48 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Children of Hardy P.3 Sugg and Sarah J. Whitted were as follows:

 

155

i.

Osceola4 Sugg was born on 3 Oct 1871. He married Florence Hill. Osceola died on 10 May 1933 at

        age 61.

 

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ii.

Winnie Sugg, born 26 Sep 1878; married Joshua Edgar Hill.

 

+

157

iii.

Mary Maude Sugg, born 22 Nov 1880 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Edward Seymour

        MEWBORN.

 

158

iv.

Geneva Sugg married Lee Hill.

 

159

v.

Claude Sugg.


38. Henry MEWBORNe3 GRAY (George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born circa May 1850 (Ibid.). He married Stella M. Rasberry, daughter
of Samuel Rasberry and Mary Eliza Pugh (Ibid.). Henry died in 1927 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was
interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery (Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by
Martha MEWBORN Marble, Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.).

Stella M. Rasberry was born in 1865 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Stella died in 1896 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.

Children of Henry MEWBORNe3 GRAY and Stella M. Rasberry were as follows:

 

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i.

Ruby4 GRAY, married William Chambers Coughenour.

 

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161

ii.

Lillian GRAY, married Benjamin Bruce Sugg.

 

162

iii.

Mary Lee GRAY. Mary died on 26 Feb 1982 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her

        body was interred in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, in Salisbury National Cemetery.
        

OBIT - The News and Observer - 28 February 1982 - MARY L. GRAY - SALISBURY -

Mrs. Mary Lee GRAY, 90, died Friday. Funeral was held Saturday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
        Burial 11 am Monday, Salisbury National Cemetery.
        Surviving: nephews, William C. Coughenour, Jr. of Salisbury; B. Bruce Sugg Jr. and F. Harding
        Sugg, both of Greenville, Harold GRAY Sugg of Roanoke, Va.; Richard C. Coughenour and Dr.
        William C. Sugg both of Winston-Salem; nieces, Mrs. Nancy C. Nichols of Princeton, NJ, Mrs. Louis
        M. Boyd Jr of Salisbury.
        Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

+

163

iv.

Howard GRAY, born 1888; married Alma Eason.

 

164

v.

Sallie GRAY was born in 1893 (Ibid.). Sallie died on 5 Aug 1894 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in

        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.


41. Nancy Susan3 GRAY (George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 8 Oct 1856 (Collection of
Patricia Ann Robinson
.). She married Alexander Jefferson Kilpatrick, son of Warren Kilpatrick Sr. and Mary Ann Lovick, in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, on 4 Jan 1877 (Ibid.). Nancy died on 23 Oct 1936 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 80. Ima
gives the death date of 23 October 1936 (Ibid.). Her body was interred on 24 Oct 1936 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina
(Ibid.).
Ima MEWBORN gives her death date as 1936.

Alexander Jefferson Kilpatrick was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 6 Feb 1851. Alexander died on 2 Nov 1914 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 63. His body was interred on 3 Nov 1914 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Add obit
and change deathdates.

Children of Nancy Susan3 GRAY and Alexander Jefferson Kilpatrick all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

165

i.

Mary Knight4 Kilpatrick was born on 12 Oct 1877 (Ibid.). Mary died on 22 Jan 1968 in Kinston,

        Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 90 (Ibid.).

 

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166

ii.

Fannie Bright Kilpatrick, born 16 Dec 1879; married Joseph Leroy Robinson.

 

167

iii.

Stella Hartsfield Kilpatrick was born on 10 Feb 1881 (Ibid.). She married Claude B. Barbee (Ibid.).

        Stella died on 9 Jul 1969 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, at age 88 (Collection of Ima
        Eula MEWBORN
.) (Collection of Patricia Ann Robinson.). Her body was interred in Raleigh, Wake
        County, North Carolina, in Oakwood Cemetery (Ibid.).

         This couple had a foster daughter Mrs. Martha Patrick who lived in Durham, NC.
        Stella did a lot of work on the Kilpatrick family, but I am not sure what happened to all of it. I have
        copies of some Craven County abstracts she did. mmm

        OBIT - KINSTON DAILY FREE PRESS - 9 July 1969 - MRS. BARBEE DIES; RITES 11 ON
        FRIDAY - Mrs. Stella Kilpatrick Barbee, 88, widow of C. B. Barbee of Raleigh and a member of the
        nursing staff at Rex Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years prior to her retirement a few years ago,
        died early Wednesday in a Durham nursing home. She had been in failing health for the past two
        years. Her husband, who died several years ago, was a cotton broker.

         Funeral services will be held from Edwards Funeral Home Chapel here at 11 am Friday with her
        pastor Rev. David L. Alexander of Gordon Street Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow
        at 2:30 pm Friday after graveside services at Oakwood cemetery in Raleigh.

         Mrs. Barbee, a daughter of the late Nancy GRAY and Alexander Jefferson Kilpatrick of Lenoir
        County, took her nurses training at Rex Hosital School of Nursing, graduating on October 17, 1905.
        She spent her whole nursing career at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

         Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joe Robinson of Bridgeton, a foster daughter, Mrs. Martha Patrick of
        Durham; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Pat Gil of Columbus, Ohio.
         Active pallbearers will be Jeff Kilpatrick, Keith Kilpatrick, Linwood Kilpatrick, James Patrick,
        Preston Robinson and Leroy Robinson.
        Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

168

iv.

Sallie Maria Kilpatrick was born on 10 Aug 1883 (Ibid.). She married John Quincy on 20 Feb 1920

        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Sallie died on 9 Jun 1966 at age 82 (Collection of Patricia Ann

        Robinson.).

 

169

v.

Elizabeth Lovick Kilpatrick was born on 20 May 1885 (Ibid.). She married George W. Hearne (Ibid.).

        Elizabeth died on 13 Nov 1968 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 83 (Ibid.).
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Press Press - 13 November 1968 - MRS. ELIZABETH K. HEARN - Mrs.
        Elizabeth Kilpatrick Hearn, formerly of Kinston, died in a Raleigh hospital early Wednesday after an
        extended period of declining health. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Stella K. Barbee of Kinston and
        Mrs. Joe Robinson of Bridgeton; a niece, Mrs. Albert Ballard of Bridgeton; five nephews, Preston
        Robinson of New Bern, LeRoy Robinson of Raleigh, A. Jeff Kilpatrick of Kinston, E. Linwood
        Kilpatrick of Winterville, and F. Keith Kilpatrick of Winterville.
        Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

170

vi.

Alice Rountree Kilpatrick was born on 27 May 1888 (Ibid.). She married Henry B. Gill on 21 Jun

        1918 (Ibid.). Alice died on 22 Oct 1955 at age 67 (Ibid.).

 

171

vii.

Kate Lawrence Kilpatrick was born on 23 Jan 1890 (Ibid.). She married Hillard Honeycutt (Ibid.).

        Kate died on 22 Nov 1918 at age 28 (Ibid.).

 

+

172

viii.

Frank Lee Kilpatrick, born 14 Nov 1892; married Sallie Dunn; married Sybil Heath.

 

173

ix.

Raymond Leroy Kilpatrick was born in 1895 (Ibid.). Raymond died in Jul 1895 in Lenoir County,

        North Carolina (Ibid.).

43. George Fenner3 GRAY (George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, circa 1860 (Collection of Ima
Eula MEWBORN
.). He married Carrie Lee Swinson, daughter of Abraham Swinson and Martha Taylor, in Greene County, North
Carolina, on 15 Apr 1883 (Ibid.). George died on 12 Dec 1893 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Carrie Lee Swinson was born on 29 Aug 1865 (Ibid.). She married David Gillette circa 1893 (Ibid.). Carrie died on 31 May 1930 at
age 64 (Ibid.). She had issue from 2nd marriage.
Children of George Fenner3 GRAY and Carrie Lee Swinson were as follows:

 

+

174

i.

Walter Swinson4 GRAY, born 1 May 1884; married Mary Absilly Grantham.

 

+

175

ii.

Jasper Kinsey GRAY, born 16 Nov 1887 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Katie Mae Russell.

 

176

iii.

Mattie GRAY was born on 27 Oct 1889 (Ibid.). Mattie died on 17 May 1891 at age 1 (Ibid.).

 

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177

iv.

Georgia Fonville (Fonnie) GRAY, born 25 Sep 1891 in Onslow County, North Carolina; married Claude

        Cleveland Beasley.

44. John3 GRAY (George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born circa 1862 (Ibid.). He married an unknown person (Ibid.). John died. His body
was interred in Rockford,, Illinois (Ibid.).

Children of John3 GRAY and an unknown spouse were:

 

178

i.

Mildred4 GRAY.


49. Betty3 GRAY (John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 25 Oct 1842 in Lenoir County, North Carolina ( Tombstone, Lenoir County,
NC.). She married Edward L. Sutton, son of William (Billy) Sutton and Rachel Harper (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She
married Noah Henry Sutton, son of William (Billy) Sutton and Rachel Harper, circa 1861 (Ibid.). She died on 3 Oct 1904 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 61 (Her stone says she was the wife of Edward) (Tombstone.).
William Sutton's will states Billie was the wife of Noah H. Sutton dec'd but it does not give her surname. The stone for Betty GRAY
Sutton states she was the wife of Edward. I don't think the brothers married the same person.

Edward L. Sutton was born on 23 Aug 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of William Sutton, written 2 April 1879
probated 21 June 1884, Lenoir County.) (Tombstone.). He died on 25 Nov 1908 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 61 (Ibid.).
He was buried in Noah Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. On the 1880 census were Edward 33, Bettie 36, William 17,
Lillian 15, Minnie 10, Clyde f 10, Bettie 7, Bruce 3, Ora 1 m and father William.
Children of Betty3 GRAY and Edward L. Sutton were as follows:

 

179

i.

Minnie4 Sutton was born circa 1870 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

180

ii.

Clyde Sutton was born circa 1870 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

181

iii.

Betty Sutton was born circa 1873 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

182

iv.

Bruce Sutton was born circa 1877 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

183

v.

Ora Sutton was born in 1879 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

184

vi.

Ed Sutton.


Noah Henry Sutton was born on 2 Jan 1838 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of William Sutton, written 2 April 1879
probated 21 June 1884, Lenoir County
.) (Tombstone.). Noah died on 13 Feb 1865 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 27
(Ibid.) ( Collection of Roland Carmel Fields, Arlington, Virginia.). He was buried in Noah Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North
Carolina.
On the 1870 Census, Noah was deceased and his widow and children were living with his father.

Children of Betty3 GRAY and Noah Henry Sutton all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

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185

i.

William Franklin4 Sutton, born 16 Jun 1862; married Cora Frances Carr.

 

186

ii.

Mary Lillie Sutton was born circa 1864 (1870 Lenoir Co NC Census.). She married John D. Martin

        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

 

187

iii.

Lillian R. Sutton was born circa 1865 (1870, Lenoir Co NC Census.) (Will of William Sutton, written

        2 April 1879 probated 21 June 1884, Lenoir County.).
         According to Hattie Daley she married the Perry and had Susie West, Bliss Carey, Dan and Ely.

51. Sallie3 GRAY (John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Jun 1846 (Collection of Ima Eula
MEWBORN
.). She married Benjamin Parks, son of John Parks and Chloe Miranda Sutton (Ibid.). Sallie died on 19 Mar 1933 in Martin
County, Florida, at age 86 (Ibid.).
Sally received a Confederate widow's pension in Fla. after the death of her husband. There is a picture of four of the children as
adults in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
She had a Bible, but I do not have a copy of it.

Benjamin Parks was born in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina, on 15 Aug 1847 (Ibid.). Benjamin died on 27 Sep
1925 in Martin County, Florida, at age 78 (Ibid.).
Children of Sallie3 GRAY and Benjamin Parks were as follows:

 

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188

i.

William Gordon4 Parks, born 21 Sep 1869 in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina; married

        Ina Ivey.

 

+

189

ii.

Noah Parks, born 3 Dec 1872 in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina; married Mildred

        Brice.

 

+

190

iii.

Augusta Mae Parks, born 1873; married Morris R. Johns.

 

+

191

iv.

George Washington Parks, born 28 Jan 1875; married Julia Taylor.

 

192

v.

John Parks. John died.

 

193

vi.

Flora Zelle Parks was born on 28 Sep 1877. She married Crawford W. Corbett. Flora died in Dec 1968

        in Martin County, Florida, at age 91.

 

+

194

vii.

Fannie Parks, born 21 Jan 1882; married Richard Stuart Stanley.


52. John Thomas3 GRAY (John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 22 Aug 1853 (Ibid.). He married
Mary Pauline Faucette, daughter of John Faucette and Parthenia Armstrong (Ibid.). John died on 4 Dec 1925 at age 72 (Ibid.). His
body was interred in Institute, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Hardy Family Cemetery.
Ima MEWBORN has a note that some records give his father as William GRAY stating John never married. She also has a note stating
"the late Joshua Eugene MEWBORN 1889 - 1975 told me Aunt Glenn';s father was John GRAY, also her grandfather was John GRAY".
There is a copy of a photo of the John Thomas GRAY family owned by Julia Sutton of LaGrange in the Collection.

Mary Pauline Faucette was born in 1846. Mary died in 1921. Her body was interred in Institute, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
Hardy Family Cemetery.
Children of John Thomas3 GRAY and Mary Pauline Faucette were as follows:

 

195

i.

Flora Glenn4 GRAY was born on 20 Aug 1870 (Ibid.). She married Dr. George Thomas MEWBORN, son

        of Joshua MEWBORN Sr. and Winifred Wooten, on 31 Dec 1890 (Ibid.). Flora died on 8 Apr 1950 in
        LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 79 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in LaGrange,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         OBIT - no paper or date noted MRS. GLENN G. MEWBORN - LaGrange - Mrs. Glenn GRAY
        MEWBORN, 79, died Saturday at 12:20 o'clock at her home here following a long illness. Funeral
        services will be held Sunday at 3pm. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery here. The Rev. Rabon Rose,
        pastor of the Christian Church, of which she was a member, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. J. D.
        Autry, Methodist minister. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ava MEWBORN and Lula GRAY; one brother,
        Adolph L. GRAY, all of LaGrange. She was the daughter of the late John T. GRAY and Mary Faucette of
        Alamance County. She was a pioneer teacher of the county and a member of the Daughters of the
        Confederacy.
        {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

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ii.

Julia Ava GRAY, born 2 Aug 1873; married Sidney Graham MEWBORN.

 

197

iii.

John William GRAY was born in 1878 (Ibid.). He married Lottie Lee Long (Ibid.). He married Mary

        Elizabeth (Mamie) Fields on 23 Sep 1908 (Ibid.). John died in 1933 (Ibid.).
         (an unknown value).

 

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198

iv.

Adolph Leigh GRAY, born 21 Aug 1880; married Mary Elizabeth Baugham.

 

199

v.

Lula Faucette GRAY.


 

200

vi.

Eugene Hamilton GRAY. Eugene died. Died as a child.

 

201

vii.

Daisy Deborah GRAY married William Worth Morrison (Ibid.).

         She resided in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.


Generation Four


54. Felix Tiberias4 GRAY (John3, Parrott2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 28 Apr 1866 (John
Parrott GRAY Family Bible.). He married Mary F. Harrison on 24 Nov 1904 (Mary Louise Kilpatrick, Greene County Cemetery
Records
.) (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Felix died on 19 Nov 1919 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 53 (Mary Louise
Kilpatrick, Greene County Cemetery Records.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family
Cemetery.
Most of this family is buried in the MEWBORN Cemetery, Greene Co, NC. Also have a birthdate of 1867 on the stone.

Mary F. Harrison was born on 12 Jan 1880 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married Alfred Everette Rouse (Ibid.). Mary
died on 11 May 1961 at age 81 (Ibid.).
Children of Felix Tiberias4 GRAY and Mary F. Harrison were as follows:

 

202

i.

John Parrott5 GRAY was born on 19 Oct 1908 (Ibid.). He married Sophia Trecendia Hollowell, daughter

        of W. C. Holloway and Mayuna Bass, on 4 Mar 1934 (Ibid.). John died on 22 Feb 1958 at age 49
        (Ibid.).

 

203

ii.

Arthur Henry GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 22 Dec 1911 (Mary Louise

        Kilpatrick, Greene County Cemetery Records.). Arthur died on 17 Dec 1919 in Greene County, North
        Carolina, at age 7 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN
        Family Cemetery.

 

204

iii.

Virgil Nellie GRAY was born on 17 Nov 1916 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married Roy

        Jefferson Outlaw on 14 Oct 1939 (Ibid.).

57. Mary Ava4 GRAY (John3, Parrott2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 22 May 1871 (John Parrott
GRAY Family Bible.) (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing
Edition
, Front page does not have the publisher or the date.. Dobbs County, North Carolina, Bible Records, Vol 5" by William L.
Murphy.). She married Noah Henry Turnage, son of Joseph Turnage and Nancy Sugg, in Greene County, North Carolina, on 8 May
1889 (John Parrott GRAY Family Bible.) (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions.
Self Pronouncing Edition
.). Mary died on 27 Feb 1959 in Hospital, at age 87 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene County, North
Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

OBIT - MARY AVA TURNAGE

Mary Ava Turnage was born May 22, 1871, the daughter of John P. GRAY and Edith MEWBORN GRAY. She was married to Noah
Henry Turnage on May 8, 1889. To this union were born twelve children, namely: Reetho Gold, Emma G, Mrs. J. E. MEWBORN,
Joseph Lester, John Roland, Nannie Daniels, Edith Barnes, Nellie GRAY, Lucy V., Henry Bailey, and Annie Ava. Two died in infancy.
She united with MEWBORN's church on Saturday, before the second Sunday in November 1918, at the close of the service and was
gladly received. She was baptized on Sunday afternoon by Elder T. B. Lancaster, pastor at that time.

Her experience was bright and in full accord with the teaching of the scriptures. In relating her experience to the church, she,
without any emotion, mentioned in particular some few glimpses of her Lord, and in every instance, it was one of brightnesses and far
beyond description. Such was the experience of both Old and New Testament writers. John describes Him as being "clothed with a
gold girdle. His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow. His feet are likened unto fine brass as if they burned in a
furnace, and His eyes were as a flame of fire." (Rev, 1:15 & 1:18). David says that His garments are as white as snow and the hair on
His head is like unto pure wool. His throne was like unto a firey flame and His wheels as burning fire. (Dan. 7:9)

She relied solely and trusted nothing for her salvation other than a crucified and risen Lord, the only Name under Heaven whereby
we must be saved. Her faith was firm and she was steadfast and immovable, was never shaken in mind. She loved her Lord and leaned
heavily upon Him both for temporal and Heavenly blessings and was faithful to the church unto the end.

She prized her children, together with grand and great grandchildren and gave all that she possess in their behalf.
Three days before she passed away, she told her daughters her time on earth was ended and that she was ready to go.
Elder M. F. Westbrook, one of the Elders whom she esteemed highly, was in charge of the service held at the church, and was

assisted by Elder W. G. Pate.
Read and approved in conference, Saturday before the second Sunday in June, 1959.
Elder J. E. MEWBORN, Moderator
J. M. MEWBORN, Clerk
Zion's Landmark dated 1 August 1959, pages 287 - 288 {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

An Interview With Granny Ava GRAY Turnage (1871- 1959)- 25 June 1958
Interviewed by Thelma MEWBORN Smith

"I lived at the present Joe GRAY home near Turnage's Mills, Greene County, NC. As a young girl in the 1880's I helped card and spin
cloth with my mother, Edith Anne MEWBORN GRAY (1836 - 1915) and in the last days before the turning more to bought (factory made)
cloth for clothes. Roads were cart paths in those days. Tobacco was cured in wood-fired log mud-chinked barnes. It was in a
beginning stage in Greene County in the 1890's."
"Your Grand-pa Turnage (Noah Henry 1866 - 1924) was jolly and full of life. He loved horses. He had a beautiful black horse
which he reserved for courting. He used to come to see me riding in a buggy pulled by his "courting" horse."
"The School I attended was a District school situated on the present Snow Hill-Jason highway about two miles from MEWBORN's
Church. I lived further from this school - one teacher one-room than some, and this coupled with the cold winter weather or stormy
summer weather meant I could attend only irregularly. Since the wind would get in my bonnet on cold, extremely cold days, my
parents didn't risk my getting sick. I walked about 1 1/2 miles when I went. There was a summer (two months) session and a winter
(two months) session. Levi MEWBORN, my uncle, was on the school committee. One teacher was Miss Abbey Wells."
"When I was first married and living with your Grand-pa, Noah Henry, near Rainbow Church and at his parents, Felix, my eldest
brother, came on his mule drawn buggy to tell me that Brother Bob (Eusibius) was worse off with the measles. I had left the Joseph
Turnage house and gone down the foot-path to the main path to wait for his expected coming. Just as I turned into the main path, I
caught sight of Felix's mule putting his foot down into the "Sowel", a little stream of water. The Mule was suppose to ford it. This
sudden scene before my eyes recalled the dream I had the night before in which was this identical scene. In my dream I had seen the
mule trotting along and then pausing to put his feet into the water before crossing." {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Noah Henry Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 24 Feb 1866 (Ibid.). Noah died on 21 Jan 1924 in Greene
County, North Carolina, at age 57 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery. The
Turnage and GRAY families lived along NC 903 south from Snow Hill to Jason in Greene Co. Turnage was a farmer and operated
MEWBORN's Mill on Tysons's Marsh for many years.

OBIT - NOAH HENRY TURNAGE

Noah Henry Turnage, son of Joseph and Nancy (Sugg) Turnage was born in Greene County, NC, February 24th, 1866 and died
after about five months illness of that dreaded disease, cancer, at his home in Greene County, NC, January 21st 1924, aged 57 years,
ten months and 21 days. He was married to Miss Mary Ava GRAY May 8th, 1889. They had twelve children of whom two are dead,
one infant and Ruth Maybelle, and the following ten are living, four sons, Reetho Gold, Joseph Lester, John Roland, and Henry Bailey
and six daughters, Emma Gertrude MEWBORN, Nancy Virginia, Edith Estelle, Nellie GRAY, Lucy Inez, and Annie Ava. He manifested a
desire to be baptized, professed a hope in Christ and at his request several of the brethern and sisters of MEWBORN's Church met at his
mill Wednesday after the second Sunday in December, 1923, and he was received and baptized in the fellowship of the Primitive
Baptist church at MEWBORN's the second day by Elder W. B. Kearney and myself. He being so feeble it was thought best for both of us
to assist. He was never able to attend a meeting after being baptised. He was one of the most lovable men I ever knew. Kind to
everything that be came in contact with. We can't begin to mention all the good traits that he possessed.
As a neighbor there was none like him. I knew him as a father, a brother, a friend, and a neighbor. I feel that I have lost one of the
best eartly friends that I will ever have. The most agreeable man I ever saw. I don't ever remember being in his presence that I didn't
feel better by it. Have heard others say all that I have said about him. His home and surroundings were kept cleaner than any one's I
ever knew, and as for confusion he could not bear it. His whole plea in his last days to his children and others was that they live
peacefully together and one with another. He visited us often in sickness and in health and our entire family will not soon forget that
pleasant face and the interest that he seemed to have in all of us and our neighbors. The people of our community both white and
colored witnesses with me that there's but few such men lived in this day and age. While we cannot hope to see his face any more nor
expect him to return unto us, I hope we feel thankful of the hope the Lord has blessed us with that in time He will take us too, where
we hope, there'll be no sorrow, sickness, nor pain, where all these things shall be done away.
He was in many respects the most devoted and useful man in our entire community. He was a farmer all his life and one of the
best. He had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. His entire family, friends, and several good trained nurses and
physicians from time to time in his illness kindly ministered to him doing all in their power to relieve and comfort him. After burial
services conducted by Elder T. B. Lancaster, his body was interred in the MEWBORN cemetery in the presence of many sorrowing

relatives and friends, January 11, 1924. At one time while in a Richmond hospital he told me, since he had been afflicted he had been
made to feel and see the helplessnes of man and that he was entirely dependent upon the Lord for all things both spiritual and natural,
and that he wanted to be baptized but felt to be unworthy. I told him that the Lord was worthy and He alone was able to make us
worthy and that His people were of His power. He said that he had felt poor and afflicted and willing int he day and seem all these
things. He like Ruth of old, not only manifested a desire to live and die with us, but to be buried also.
J. E. MEWBORN

Snow Hill, NC
Zion's Landmark dated 15 October 1924, pages 367-368.
{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Mary Ava4 GRAY and Noah Henry Turnage were as follows:

 

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i.

Reetho Gold5 Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 27 Feb 1891 (John Parrott

        GRAY Family Bible.) (Reetho Gold Turnage Family Bible, Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L.
        Murphy.) (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions.
        Self Pronouncing Edition
.). He married Viola Lindley Barrow, daughter of John Owen Barrow and Ida
        Harrison, in Greene County, North Carolina, on 19 Oct 1913 (Reetho Gold Turnage Family Bible.).
        Reetho died on 28 Sep 1984 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 93 (Noah Henry Turnage
        Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition.)
        (Reetho Gold Turnage Family Bible.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in
        Hull Road FWB Church Cemetery.

         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 30 September 1979 - Snow Hill - REETHO G. TURNAGE -
        Reetho Gold Turnage, 88, of Snow Hill died Friday. Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday from the
        Hull Road Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Hull Road Cemetery. Survivors include
        his wife, Mrs. Viola Barrow Turnage of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Helen T. Beaman of Snow
        Hill, Mrs. Velma T. Ferber of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Ida T. Oakes of Grifton, Mrs. Ava T. Taylor of
        Colonial Heights, Va and Mrs. Flora T. Gillam of Zebulon; two sons Arlendo of Snow Hill and
        Thomas Turnage of LaGrange; five sisters, Mrs. Emma T. MEWBORN of Snow Hill, Mrs. Nannie T.
        Daniels of Goldsboro, Mrs. Edith T. Barnes of Grifton, Miss Lucy and Miss Annie Ava Turnage both
        of Snow Hill; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
        {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

206

ii.

Emma Gertrude Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 25 Nov 1892 (John Parrott

        GRAY Family Bible.) (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised
        Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition
.). She married Elder Joshua Eugene MEWBORN, son of John Moses
        MEWBORN and Barbara Ann Fields, in Greene County, North Carolina, on 19 Jun 1913 ( Lenoir County
        Heritage Book
.). Emma died on 15 Dec 1980 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 88 (Noah
        Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing
        Edition
.). Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
        

OBIT - The News and Observer - 16 December 1980 - EMMA T. MEWBORN - SNOW HILL -
        Mrs. Emma Turnage MEWBORN, 88, of Route 2 Snow Hill died Monday. Funeral 11 am Wednesday,
        Edwards Funeral Home chapel. Burial, MEWBORN Cemetery, Greene County.

         Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Thelma Smith of Robersonville, Mrs. Alma Adams of Reading, Pa.,
        Mrs. Doris Ferguson of Murfreesboro, Mrs. Grace Aycock of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Ruth Martin of
        Crownsville, Md., Mrs. Edith Martin of Raleigh; sons, Joshua E. MEWBORN of Trenton, Henry T.
        MEWBORN of Snow Hill, J. M. MEWBORN of Willow Springs; sisters, Mrs. Nannie Daniels of Goldsboro,
        Miss Lucy Turnage and Miss Annie Turnage both of Snow Hill, Mrs. Edith Barnes of Grifton, 25
        grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

         There is also an OBIT in Zion's Landmark which gives the additional information: born in
        Hookerton 25 November 1892; when she was about eight years old her family moved back to the old
        GRAY homesite in the Jason Community. She married Joshua E. MEWBORN 20 June 1913 and gives a
        list of their children. She joined MEWBORN's 30 May 1957 and was very active in the church.
        Zion's Landmark, November 1981.

 

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iii.

Joseph Lester Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 22 Mar 1895 (John Parrott

GRAY Family Bible.) (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised
        Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition
.). He married Caldonia (Callie) Smith (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). Joseph died in Oct 1945 in Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina, at age 50
        (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self
        Pronouncing Edition
.). His body was interred in Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina
        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

 

208

iv.

John Roland Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 27 Aug 1897 (Noah Henry

      

  Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing
        Edition
.). He married Willie Bessie Whitted, daughter of John Thomas Whitted and Julia Agnes Potts,
        on 19 Dec 1926 (Mary Louise Kilpatrick, Greene County Cemetery Records.). John died on 3 May
        1966 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 68 (Noah Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible,
        The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition
.). His body was interred in
        Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

         OBIT - paper not noted - 2 May 1966 - TURNAGE SERVICES - John Roland Turnage, 68, of the
        Crows Foot community of Greene County died early Monday morning following an extended illness.
        Funeral sevices were held at 3 pm Tuesday from the Edwards funeral home in Snow Hill. Elder J. M.
        MEWBORN of Willow Springs and Rev. Leonard B. Woodall of Snow Hill officiated. Interment
        followed in the MEWBORN cemetery in Greene County.
         Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Whitted Turnage; five daughters, Mrs. Ed Pennington of
        Tampa, Fla, Mrs. Larry Letchworth of Bethel, Margaret and Judy Turnage of the home and Mary Lou
        Turnage of Kinston; two sons, John Henry of Route 1, LaGrange and Tom C. of route 2 Snow hill;
        five sisters, Mrs. J. E. MEWBORN of route 2 Snow Hill, Mrs. Allen Daniels of Goldsboro, Mrs. James
        Barnes of Grifton, Lucy Turnage and Annie Turnage both of Snow Hill; two brothers Rethro G. of
        Snow Hill and H. Bailey of snow Hill; six grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

209

v.

Nancy Virginia Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 30 Sep 1899 (Ibid.). She

        married William Allen Daniel (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Nancy died on 5 Jun 1990 in
        Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 90. Death date not readable in Turnage Bible (Ibid.) (Noah
        Henry Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing
        Edition
.). Her body was interred in Wayne County, North Carolina, in Wayne Memorial Park
        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

OBIT - Goldsboro News-Argus - 6 June 1990 - NANNIE TURNAGE DANIELS - Nannie Turnage
        Daniels, 90, died Tuesday at Brithaven Nursing home. The widow of William Allen Daniels, she was
        the daughter of the late Noah Henry and Mary GRAY Turnage. She was a registered nurse at Wayne
        Memorial Hospital for over 40 years before retiring.

         Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 am at Wayne Memorial Park. Elder J. M.
        MEWBORN, her nephew, will officiate.

         She is survived by a son, Allen GRAY Daniels; a daughter in law, Judy S. Daniels both of
        Wilmington; a sister Annie Turnge of Snow Hill; two grandchildren, Angela Daniels of Raleigh and
        Deborah Daniels of Greenville.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

210

vi.

Ruth Mabell Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 26 Apr 1902 (Noah Henry

        Turnage Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing
        Edition
.). Ruth died on 12 Aug 1902 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
         Twin to Edith Estelle. Stone gives the birth date as 22 April 1902.

 

211

vii.

Edith Estelle Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 26 Apr 1902 (Ibid.). She

        married James W. Barnes on 28 Dec 1945 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Edith died on 24 Oct
        1987 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 85 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene
        County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         Edith was a twin.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 26 Monday, 1987 - EDITH T. BARNES - Grifton - Mrs. Edith
        Turnage Barnes, 85, died Saturday. Graveside service 11 am Tuesday, MEWBORN Cemetery, Greene
        County. Surviving: husband, James W. Barnes; sisters, Mrs. Nannie T. Daniels of Goldsboro, Miss
        Annie A. Turnage of Snow Hill.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

212

viii.

Unknown Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 10 Feb 1905 (Noah Henry Turnage

        Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition.).
        Unknown died on 14 Feb 1905 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

 

213

ix.

Nellie GRAY Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 3 Jan 1906 (Ibid.). Nellie died on

        29 May 1941 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 35 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         OBIT - no notation of paper or date - POPULAR YOUNG SNOW HILL WOMAN DIES IN
        KINSTON- Miss Nellie Turnage Underwent Operation Two Months Ago: Funeral Thursday
        Afternoon
         Miss Nellie Turnage, a very popular young woman of Snow Hill and daughter of Mrs. Ava and the
        late Noah Henry Turnage died Tuesday night at 11:00 o'clock in the Memorial General Hospital in
        Kinston as a result of a lingering illness. She underwent an operation two months ago and was
        convalescing at home a few weeks later when her condition again became alarming, and she was
        returned to the hospital. She gradually grew worse, however, failing to respond to treatment.
         Miss Turnage was a life-long resident of Snow Hill, receiving her education in the Snow Hill High
        School, and the Georgia-Carolina Business College. She formerly worked in the National Bank of
        Snow Hill, and for the past twelve years she was employed by the J. Exum Company in the capacity of
        bookkeeper.
         Miss Turnage is from one of Greene County's oldest and most prominent families, and leaves a
        host of friends in Snow Hill and surrounding community who mourn her passing. Her business and
        social contacts gave her a broad acquaintance with the public by which her friends were numbered.
         She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Ava Turnage and the following brothers and sisters:
        Rethro G., John R., and Henry Bailey all of Snow Hill and Joseph Lester of Morehead City; Mrs. J. E.
        MEWBORN of Snow Hill, Mrs. Nannie T. Daniels of Goldsboro, Misses Edith, Lucy, and Annie, all of
        Snow Hill.
         Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Thursday) from the home in Snow Hill at 3:00 PM by
        the Elder J. E. MEWBORN, Primitive Baptist Church, Snow Hill, assisted by the Eld. J. B. Roberts of
        Farmville, and E. L. Cobb of Wilson. Interment followed in the family plot in the MEWBORN Cemetery
        near Snow Hill. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

214

x.

Lucy Inez Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 2 Oct 1907 (Ibid.). Lucy died on

        14 Mar 1981 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 73 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene
        County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

 

215

xi.

Henry Bailey Turnage was born in 1912. He married Mary Anna Sugg, daughter of Egbert Eucebius

        (Cebe) Sugg and Susan (Susie) Woodley Kilpatrick, on 30 Dec 1935 (Collection of Frederick Lee
        Edwards, dec
.). Henry died on 14 May 1975. His body was interred in Greene County, North
        Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 15 May, 1975 - SNOW HILL - HENRY B. TURNAGE -
        Henry Bailey Turnage, 63, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday from
        Edwards Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the MEWBORN cemetery. Surviving is his widow,
        Mrs. Mary Anna Sugg Turnage; two sons, Cebe of Snow Hill and Francis Shirley of Weyers Cave, Va;
        five sisters; Mrs. J. E. MEWBORN of Snow Hill, Mrs. Nanny Daniels of Goldsboro, Mrs. Edith Barnes
        of Grifton and Misses Lucy and Annie A. Turnage of Snow Hill; one brother, Retho G. Turnage of
        LaGrange and three grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

216

xii.

Annie Ava Turnage was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 3 Nov 1915 (Noah Henry Turnage

        Family Bible, Holy Bible, The King James and the Revised Versions. Self Pronouncing Edition.).
        Annie died. Death date not readable in Bible.
         Never married.


58. Joseph Jones4 GRAY (John3, Parrott2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 30 Sep 1874 (John
Parrott GRAY Family Bible.). He married Pearl Mitchell (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Joseph died on 27 May 1966 in Home,,
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 91 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Hull Road FWB Church
Cemetery (Ibid.).
Joseph and Pearl had a foster daughter Verdie Wilson who md Edward Sugg (1st) and James Dunlap (2nd). There are several
clippings for this family in the Collection.
OBIT - The Standard Laconic - 3 June, 1966 - JOE J. GRAY DIED ON FRIDAY - Joe J. GRAY, 91, of route 1, LaGrange, died
Friday at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 pm from the Edwards Funeral Home in Snow Hill. His pastor, Rev.
Leonard Woodall and Rev. Bruce Barrow officiated. Interment followed in the Hull Road church cemetery
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Pearl Mitchell GRAY and several neices and nephews. {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Pearl Mitchell. Pearl died on 9 Feb 1970 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene County, North
Carolina, in Hull Road FWB Church Cemetery.
Children of Joseph Jones4 GRAY and Pearl Mitchell were:

 

217

i.

John Parrott5 GRAY was born in 1905 (Ibid.). John died in 1906 (Ibid.).


59. Edith Leone4 GRAY (John3, Parrott2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 19 Sep 1877 (John Parrott
GRAY Family Bible.). She married Noah Ulyssis MEWBORN, son of John Moses MEWBORN and Barbara Ann Fields, in Greene County,
North Carolina, on 24 Dec 1902 (Lenoir County Heritage Book.). Edith died on 10 May 1961 at age 83 (Ibid.). Her body was interred
in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

Noah Ulyssis MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 23 May 1876 (John Moses MEWBORN Family Bible, Dobbs
County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy.). Noah died on 4 Mar 1954 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 77 (Lenoir
County Heritage Book
.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery. OBIT - The News
and Observer - 3 March 1954 - Snow Hill - NOAH U. MEWBORN -
Noah Ulyssis MEWBORN, 78, died at his home Thursday at 4:15 am. He was the son of the late John M. and Barbara Fields MEWBORN.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona GRAY MEWBORN; one son, J. Alton MEWBORN, and one daughter, Miss Nina MEWBORN, both of the
home.; two brothers, J. E. MEWBORN, Greene County clerk of Superior Court, and R. A. MEWBORN of Snow Hill; three sisters, Mrs. L.
A. MEWBORN of Farmville, Mrs. A. D. MEWBORN and Mrs. G. L. MEWBORN both of Snow Hill. Funeral services wil be held at 3:30 pm
Friday in the MEWBORN Church in Greene County. Burial will be in the MEWBORN cemetery near the church. Mr. MEWBORN was active
in the affairs of Greene County. He served as a justice of the peace for several years and also as Greene county sheriff.
{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Edith Leone4 GRAY and Noah Ulyssis MEWBORN were as follows:

 

218

i.

Unknown5 MEWBORN was born on 24 Nov 1903 (Ibid.). Unknown died. Died at birth. His body was

        interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

 

219

ii.

Nina Celeste MEWBORN was born on 27 Aug 1905 (Ibid.). Nina died on 3 Feb 1970 in Greene County,

        North Carolina, at age 64. Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN
        Family Cemetery.
         There are several clippings for Nina in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - NINA C. MEWBORN
         Sister Nina Celeste MEWBORN was born August 27, 1905 and quietly passed away, as she had lived
        in life, on Tuesday morning, February 3rd, 1970 at the age of 64 years. Her passing came
        unexpectedly to her family and friends. Her parents were N. U. and Leone G. MEWBORN. She had
        resided in Snow Hill, NC since 1924 and was a life time resident of Greene County.
         Sister Nina was greatly loved by many people far and near in all walks of life. It can be said of her
        that her life was one of devoted faithfulness to her parents, family, her church, community and those of
        her association in the Greene County Health Department for thirty three years, where she held the
        position of Administrator or Chief Clerk. She was highly favored with the blessing from the Lord to
        have many friends after they had been made. Those of her family, her neighbors in her town and
        community will long remember how the good Lord favored her with physical endurance, patience and
        mental strength as she attended the afflictions of her father who was bed-ridden for seven years,
        together with the same attention which was rendered her mother in her declining years. Through these
        years of sickness in her home, she labored with her occupation, maintained the family home, even as

        Soloman said, "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."
        Prov. 31:27. She did not hesitate to labor with her hands, and at the same time she saw to it that her
        parents as well as others did not lack.
         She offered to MEWBORN's church for membership at the water on the fifth Sunday Morning in
        May, 1955, and was received into the fellowship of the church. She was baptized along with three
        others by Elder A. P. MEWBORN, of Farmville, NC. She had served as our Church Treasurer for a
        number of years in a most acceptable and faithful manner. The grounds and building were well kept
        under her supervision as well.
         She leaves behind to mourn her passing, one brother, Mr. J. A. MEWBORN, of Snow Hill, NC, her
        sister-in-law, two nieces and one nephew along with the church and a host of friends. We feel that our
        loss is a heavy one, yet, we sorrow not for her even as for others who have no hope. She was given a
        good hope, I feel, which had supported her for a long time. We feel too that God called her at His
        appointed time, as she had finished that which was allotted for her in this time world to that place
        where she can never sorrow nor suffer again.
         Elder T. F. Adams and I attempted to speak on the occasion of her funeral service. Her body was
        interred in the family plot at MEWBORN Cemetery, Jason Township, near the meeting place of her
        church which she loved so very much.
         Through the abundance of Grace as was given her by our Heavenly Father, she left a wonderful
        record. Likewise, Soloman portrayed the Church of the true and living God of which we are given
        hope that Sister Nina is embraced saying, "Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works
        praise her in the gates." Prov. 31:312.
         Humbly submitted in deep love, great respect and devotion to her memory.
         J. M. MEWBORN
         Zion's Landmark 15 September 1970 pages 334-335.
        {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

220

iii.

James Alton MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 16 Feb 1909 (Ibid.). He

        married Sue Christine Palmer, daughter of Robert Palmer and Sue Hunt, in Nov 1941 (Collection of
        Ima Eula MEWBORN
.). James died on 6 Aug 1985 at age 76. His body was interred in Greene County,
        North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 7 August 1985 - Snow Hill - J. ALTON MEWBORN - James
        Alton MEWBORN, 76, died Tuesday. Funeral 11 am Thursday, Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial,
        MEWBORN Cemetery.
         Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Morgan of Nashvile, Tenn, Miss Celeste MEWBORN of
        Greenville; son Doug MEWBORN of Greenville; three grandchildren.
        {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

60. Thomas Andrew4 Abbott (Martha3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 3
Aug 1867 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.) (Thomas Andrew Abbott
Family Bible, 1890. (American Bible Society, New York City); Dobbs County Bible Records, by William L. Murphy, (1997).). He
married Julia Ethalia McCoy, daughter of John Franklin McCoy and Elizabeth Jane (Bettie) Ewell, in Lenoir County, North Carolina,
on 16 Jan 1895 (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.) (Thomas Andrew Abbott Family Bible.). Thomas died on 14 May 1938 in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 70 (Ibid.).

Julia Ethalia McCoy was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 11 Sep 1878 (Ibid.). Julia died on 10 Dec 1905 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 27 (Ibid.).
Children of Thomas Andrew4 Abbott and Julia Ethalia McCoy all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

221

i.

Ruth Almira5 Abbott was born on 24 Jul 1896 (Ibid.). She married Benjamin Franklin Phillips Jr. in

        Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 25 Sep 1915 (Ibid.). Ruth died on 14 Jun 1979 at age 82 (Ibid.).

 

222

ii.

Fonnie Elizabeth Abbott was born on 19 Oct 1898 (Ibid.). She married Leethur Carr Rouse in Lenoir

        County, North Carolina, on 19 Dec 1920 (Ibid.). Fonnie died on 6 Apr 1990 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 91.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 8 April 1990 - Grifton - FONNIE ELIZABETH ABBOTT
        ROUSE - Mrs. Fonnie Elizabeth Abbott Rouse, of Grifton, died April 6. She was 91 years of age on

        October 19, 1989, having been born in 1898 in Lenoir County. She was the daughter of the late
        Thomas Andrew and Julia Ethlia McCoy Abbott. Her late husband was Leethur Carr Rouse, who died
        February 7, 1975. Mrs. Rouse, a homemaker, was a lifelong member of Bethel Christian Church and
        she was a teacher of the beginners class in the Sunday School from 1932 until her health failed in
        1989. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Christian Church at 4:30 pm Sunday with the Rev. Silas
        GRAY officiating. Entombment will be held at Evergreen Memorial Estates in Grifton. Survivors
        include a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Flemming (Nina Bette) Price of Grifton; two sons, John W. of Grifton
        and Egbert T. Rouse of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.{ENC}
        Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

223

iii.

Ethel May Abbott was born on 14 May 1901 (Ibid.). She married Sandy Clayton Ezzell in Lenoir

        County, North Carolina, on 24 Dec 1942 (Ibid.). Ethel died on 7 Feb 1949 at age 47 (Ibid.).

 

224

iv.

Anna Belle Abbott was born on 19 Aug 1903 (Ibid.). She married James William Sutton Jr. in Lenoir

        County, North Carolina, on 7 Jan 1922 (Ibid.). Anna died on 1 Jan 1972 in Lutz,, Florida, at age 68
        (Ibid.).

 

225

v.

Thomas Andrew Abbott Jr was born on 18 Nov 1905 (Ibid.). Thomas died on 18 Nov 1905 in Lenoir

        County, North Carolina (Ibid.).

63. George Washington4 Abbott (Martha3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on
28 Aug 1873 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). He married Maude
Grady, daughter of William Henry Grady and Emmaline Simmons. He married Maud GRAY on 23 Dec 1897 (Ibid.).
The information sheet given out at the Abbott Reunion states that Maud was a Grady not a GRAY.

Maude Grady was born in Duplin County, North Carolina, on 6 Apr 1881. She married William Graham Whitted, son of William
Graham Whitted and Lydia Jane MEWBORN (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Maude died on 16 Jul 1958 at age 77. SOMETHING
MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT - WAS THERE ONE WIFE OR TWO?
Ima in another place gives her first husband as Lewis Goodman Grady and she was sister to Malcolm Grady.
Children of George Washington4 Abbott and Maude Grady were as follows:

 

226

i.

Henry Tull5 Abbott married Olga Graham (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.).

 

227

ii.

George Wilbur Abbott.

 

228

iii.

Maude Lucille Abbott married Dick Neal Marslender (Ibid.).

 

229

iv.

Johnnie Bruce Abbott.

 

230

v.

Frederick Stephen Abbott married Mary Barnes (Ibid.).


Children of George Washington4 Abbott and Maud GRAY were:

 

231

i.

Verna Belle5 Abbott was born in 1899 (Ibid.). She married Frederick DeLeon Fields (Ibid.).


64. Jacob Samuel4 Abbott (Martha3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 Sep
1875 (Ibid.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). He married Mamie Catherine Phillips, daughter of Willliam Henry Phillips and
Annie P. Cunningham, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 21 Dec 1902 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.)
(Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). Jacob died in 1956 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.).
This birth date does not appear to be correct. There were several children who died in infancy.

Mamie Catherine Phillips was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 May 1886 (Ibid.). Mamie died in 1937 (Ibid.).
Children of Jacob Samuel4 Abbott and Mamie Catherine Phillips all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

232

i.

Selma Kathleen5 Abbott was born on 24 Sep 1908 (Ibid.). She married Unknown Humbles (Ibid.). She

        married Unknown Smith (Ibid.). Selma died in 1995 (Ibid.).

 

233

ii.

Rachel Ann Abbott was born on 29 Mar 1910 (Ibid.). She married Jesse Allen Jones in 1926 (Ibid.).

        Rachel died in 1935 (Ibid.).

 

234

iii.

Rado Mabel Abbott was born on 29 Jun 1912 (Ibid.). She married George Clarence Rouse (Ibid.).

 

235

iv.

Jacob Floyd Abbott was born on 12 May 1916 (Ibid.). Jacob died in 1943 (Ibid.).

 

236

v.

Lynwood Herman Abbott was born on 11 Jul 1917 (Ibid.). He married Annie Dora McCoy in 1937

        (Ibid.). Lynwood died in 1984 (Ibid.).

 

237

vi.

Bessie Ball Abbott was born on 4 Apr 1919 (Ibid.). She married James Williams (Ibid.). She married

        Samuel Edward McCoy Jr., son of Samuel Edward McCoy and Annie Dora Grimsley, on 14 Dec 1935

        (Ibid.).

 

238

vii.

Grace Elizabeth Abbott was born on 3 Aug 1921 (Ibid.). She married Bernard Sawyer (Ibid.).

 

239

viii.

Jack Stephen Abbott was born on 5 Jan 1922 (Ibid.).

 

240

ix.

Iris Dell Abbott was born on 24 May 1923 (Ibid.). She married Unknown Grant (Ibid.).


65. Musa Decatur4 Abbott (Martha3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 7 Sep
1877 (Ibid.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). She married John Franklin Turnage on 2 Nov 1904 (Ibid.).

Children of Musa Decatur4 Abbott and John Franklin Turnage were as follows:

 

241

i.

John Franklin5 Turnage.

 

242

ii.

Joseph Stephen Turnage was born in 1905 (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert Rouse.).

        He married Mollie Susan Humbles (Ibid.). Joseph died in 1995 (Ibid.).

 

243

iii.

Robert Edward Turnage was born in 1907 (Ibid.). He married Irma Lee Murphy (Ibid.). Robert died in

        1992 (Ibid.).

 

244

iv.

Leona Turnage married Wilton Faulkner (Ibid.).

 

245

v.

Martha Turnage was born in 1915 (Ibid.). She married Howard Arthur Holt (Ibid.). Martha died in

        1991 (Ibid.).

67. Martha Elizabeth4 Abbott (Martha3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 23
Feb 1883 (Ibid.) (Stephen Dectur Abbott Family Bible.). She married Sam Jones (Collection of Lenore Phillips Smith and Egbert
Rouse
.). Martha died in 1943 (Ibid.).

Children of Martha Elizabeth4 Abbott and Sam Jones were as follows:

 

246

i.

Ben5 Jones.

 

247

ii.

Grace Jones married James Stroud (Ibid.).

 

248

iii.

Lila Jones married Unknown Hatchell (Ibid.).

 

249

iv.

Lena Jones married Unknown Fordham (Ibid.).

 

250

v.

Blanche Jones.

 

251

vi.

Glenda Jones married Unknown Mercer (Ibid.).


72. Ophelia4 Hartsfield (Jacob3, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) married Bob Mathis (Collection of Harvey Greene.).

Children of Ophelia4 Hartsfield and Bob Mathis were:

 

252

i.

William5 Mathis. Never married.


77. Rebekah Temesia4 Hardy (Elizabeth3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 9 Dec 1874 (Collection of Ima Eula
MEWBORN
.). She married Benjamin Parrott MEWBORN, son of Drewry Aldridge MEWBORN and Peninah Adeline Dixon (Ibid.). She
married Ambrose Fulcher (Ibid.). She married Harvey Franklin Glancy, son of William Glancy Jr. and Wealthy Man, on 21 Oct 1891
(Ibid.). Rebekah died on 29 Nov 1961 at age 86. Her body was interred in Atlantic, Carteret County, North Carolina (Ibid.).

Benjamin Parrott MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 3 Apr 1874 (Drewry Aldridge MEWBORN family Bible
#1, (Monarch Book Company); Dobbs County, North Carolina, Bible Records, Vol 5" by William L. Murphy.). Benjamin was
divorced from Ora Louise Lang (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Ora Louise Lang, daughter of Joseph Lang and Mary
Louisa Ward, on 26 Jun 1910 (Drewry Aldridge MEWBORN family Bible #1.) (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Benjamin died on 5
Mar 1924 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 49 (Drewry Aldridge MEWBORN family Bible #1.). Double check marriage date.
Either it is wrong or the date of birth for the son Raymond is wrong.
There is an old photo of Benjamin in the Collection as well as several photos of the children when they were young.
There were no children of Rebekah Temesia4 Hardy and Benjamin Parrott MEWBORN.
        

Ambrose Fulcher married Sarah James Hill (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). There is an OBIT for Sarah James Hill Fulcher
from Zion's Landmark dated 1 December 1925, in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. There is also an article that refers to Ambrose
Fulcher who was a builder of boats. On his grave stone is carved a hammer, saw, and square.
There were no children of Rebekah Temesia4 Hardy and Ambrose Fulcher.

        

Harvey Franklin Glancy was born on 20 Jan 1871 (Ibid.). He married Rebecca Temesia Hardy. Harvey died on 8 Sep 1899 at age
28 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Newport, Carteret County, North Carolina (Ibid.). OBIT - Zion's Landmark - pages 141 - 1
February 1900. -
HARVEY FRANKLIN GLANCY
He was born Janury 20th, 1871. He was the son of Wm. Glancy and Wealthy, his wife and was their only child. On October 21st,
1891, he was married to Rebecca T. Hardy, our daughter. The fruits of this marriage are three children, one son and two daughters.
Harvey died on September 8th, 1899. His disease was consumption in its fast form.
In some senses he was a remarkable man. Religiously he was an infidel, often saying that he didn't believe there would be any
more of man after death than there was of the beast. But his case seemed to be represented in the language of the Psalmist, "It was
good for me that I was afflicted, for before I was afflicted I went astray, but now have I kept Thy word." Two days before he died he
called me to his bedside and asked me if I could send his body to Newport for burial when he died? I told him if it was his request I
would make arrangements to do so. I then asked him if the Lord took him from us now what was his hope for the future? He said, "I
have a good hope for the future. I know I have been a bad fellow all my life, but God has been good to me and has given me an
assurance of my happiness with Him, and I have no doubt about my life hereafter. That is why I pray to go. My sufferings are so great
here, I would be glad to stay with "Becca" and my little children, but I cannot stay and I want to go, for all my sufferings will be over
when I go." To the best of my recollection the above are his very words. We all believe he had a hope about four weeks. At that time
he said to his father, "I want to hear some good singing." Refering to Sunny Side, where I was preaching at the time, he said, "I wish I
could go to preaching, they have some good singing over there." I never saw any one suffer more or bear their suffering with less
murmuring. I was by him almost constantly for twelve days preceeding his death. He died perfectly conscious, wide awake and happy.
After he breathed his last breath he loked in my face and a gentle smile passed over his face and all was over.
His father and mother took him to Newport, where on the 10th at 11 o'clock AM he was laid to rest until the Lord shall awake him
in His likeness. He leaves an aged father and mother, widow and three little children and a host of others to mourn their loss, but in the
full assurance of faith that all is his gain in Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Lord remember us in His mercey.
L. H. Hardy.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Rebekah Temesia4 Hardy and Harvey Franklin Glancy were as follows:

 

253

i.

William Lemuel5 Glancy was born on 1 Oct 1892 (Ibid.). He married Rose Priddy (Ibid.). William

        died on 30 Nov 1916 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, at age 24 (Ibid.).

 

254

ii.

Lydia Temesia Glancy was born on 23 May 1895 (Ibid.). Lydia died circa 20 Dec 1899 (Ibid.).

 

255

iii.

Pearl Harvey Glancy was born on 23 Oct 1898 (Parrott Hardy MEWBORN family group sheet, by Joseph

        Parrott MEWBORN with Ima Eula MEWBORN and Stella MEWBORN, Savannah, Georgia.). She married Dr.
        Virgil Hyman MEWBORN, son of James Hyman MEWBORN Sr. and Lela Hortence MEWBORN, on 3 Apr
        1917 (Ibid.). She married Clarence L. Robinson in 1974 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Pearl
        died on 22 Aug 1983 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 84. Her body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.

78. Lemuel Hartsfield4 Hardy IV (Elizabeth3Hartsfield, Lydia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Pamlico County, North Carolina,
on 20 Apr 1877 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). He married Minnie Fuller Frederick in Bride's home,, Pearson County, North
Carolina, on 12 Feb 1899 (Ibid.). Lemuel died on 9 Apr 1963 in Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, at age 85 (Ibid.).
ZION'S LANDMARK - 1 March 1899 - p 189 - On February 12th, at the residence of the bride's father in Person County, NC, L.
H. Hardy Jr. to Minnie F. Frederick by L. H. Hardy.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 10 April 1963 - LEMUEL H. HARDY - REIDSVILLE - Lemuel Hartsfield Hardy, 86, died here
at the home of his son, Howard Hardy. He was born in Pamlico County but had lived in Reidsville for the past 61 years years. His
wife, Mrs. Minnie Frederick Hardy, died in 1954. He served as Reidsville city clerk from 1910 to 1914. He was also employed by the
Wray Lumber Company for 35 years, retiring in 1949 as superintendent and cabinetmaker. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J.
H. Small and Mrs. William Summers, both of Reidsville, Mrs. William Pross of Bainbridge, NY; five sons, Fred, Nash, Howard, and
Bob Hardy all of Reidsville and Mike Hardy of Kinston; 21 grandchildren. Interment will be in Greenview
Cemetery.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Minnie Fuller Frederick. Minnie died on 22 Sep 1954 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Children of Lemuel Hartsfield4 Hardy IV and Minnie Fuller Frederick were as follows:

 

256

i.

Doris Elizabeth5 Hardy was born on 19 May 1900 (Ibid.). Doris died on 15 Jul 1900 (Ibid.).


 

257

ii.

Blanche Poinder Hardy was born on 22 May 1901 (Ibid.). She married James Henry Small on 6 May

        1918 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).

 

258

iii.

Lemuel Hartsfield Hardy was born on 6 May 1903 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married

        Nannie Bell Small on 6 Aug 1926 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).
         His middle name is also given as Frederick.

 

259

iv.

Nash Eugene Hardy was born on 4 Apr 1906 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Siddie

        Mae Holland on 24 Dec 1926 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).

 

260

v.

Mabel McGeehee Hardy was born on 29 Sep 1908 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married

        William Pross (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).

 

261

vi.

Howard Francis Hardy was born on 12 Aug 1910 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married

        Mary Ware Albright (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).

 

262

vii.

Margarite Temesia Hardy was born on 21 Jun 1912 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married

        John Alfred Jones (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). She married William Sommers (Ibid.).

 

263

viii.

Edward Mitchell Hardy was born on 11 Dec 1914 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married

        Rachel Floreine Tyndall, daughter of Earl H. Tyndall and Smithie (Tyndall) (David Hardee, Hardy
        Family
.). Edward died on 23 Apr 1990 in Emerald Isle, Carteret County, North Carolina, at age 75
        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,
        in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - EDWARD M. HARDY - Edward "Mike" Mitchell Hardy, 75,
        of 909 Rhem Street, died Monday at Emerald Isle. He was a member of Gordon Street Christian
        Church and a retired tobacconist. Graveside services will be held at 3 pm Wednesday in Pinelawn
        Memorial Park with Dr. H. W. Westbrook and the Rev. Tom Tunstall officiating. Survivors include
        three daughters, Mrs. Diane Hardy Strum of Greensboro, Mrs. Michele H. Hicks of Emerald Isle and
        Mrs. Mary Beth H. Leavitt of Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, Howard Hardy and Robert Hardy both of
        Reidsville; a sister, Mrs. Blanche H. Small of Reidsville and six grandchildren.{ENC}Collection of
        Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

264

ix.

Robert Lee Hardy was born on 21 Dec 1923 (Ibid.). He married Jo Ann Patterson (David Hardee,

        Hardy Family.).

85. Willie4 GRAY (John3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Jones County, North Carolina, on 15 Apr 1877 (Collection of Ima
Eula MEWBORN
.). She married D. F. Green in 1902 (Ibid.). Willie died on 25 May 1947 at age 70 (Ibid.).

Children of Willie4 GRAY and D. F. Green were as follows:

 

265

i.

Milton5 Green.

 

266

ii.

Virginia Green.

 

267

iii.

Paul Green.

 

268

iv.

Durwood Green.

 

269

v.

Theo Green.


86. Sarah (Sallie) E.4 GRAY (John3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Jones County, North Carolina, on 14 Dec 1879 (Ibid.).
She married Martin R. Springle in 1899 (Ibid.). Sarah died on 6 Mar 1962 at age 82 (Ibid.).

Children of Sarah (Sallie) E.4 GRAY and Martin R. Springle were as follows:

 

270

i.

Lillian5 Springle.

 

271

ii.

Oliver Springle.


88. Clement Manly4 GRAY Sr. (John3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Jones County, North Carolina, on 4 Jan 1886 (Ibid.).
He married Mable Moore in 1925 (Ibid.). Clement died on 20 Feb 1958 at age 72 (Ibid.).

Children of Clement Manly4 GRAY Sr. and Mable Moore were as follows:

 

272

i.

Clement Manly5 GRAY Jr.

 

273

ii.

Frances GRAY.

 

274

iii.

Nelson GRAY.



89. Helen4 GRAY (John3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Jones County, North Carolina, on 22 Aug 1888 (Ibid.). She
married Alexander S. Rouse (Ibid.). Helen died on 4 Sep 1946 at age 58 (Ibid.).

Children of Helen4 GRAY and Alexander S. Rouse were as follows:

 

275

i.

Lera Belle5 Rouse.

 

276

ii.

James A. Rouse was born on 15 Jan 1912 (Ibid.). He married Nellie R. Morris (Ibid.).

 

277

iii.

Walter O. Rouse.

 

278

iv.

Alvah Rouse.

 

279

v.

Murray Rouse.

 

280

vi.

Douglas Rouse.


92. Mary Ann4 Sugg (Elizabeth3GRAY, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 1 Dec 1860. She married Abner Rouse Jr., son of
Abner Rouse and Harriett Parks?, on 17 Jan 1892. Mary died on 18 Feb 1938 at age 77.

Abner Rouse Jr was born on 19 Dec 1848. Abner died on 21 Nov 1915 at age 66.
Children of Mary Ann4 Sugg and Abner Rouse Jr. were as follows:

 

281

i.

Betty5 Rouse.

 

282

ii.

Nina Rouse was born on 20 Feb 1893. She married Albert Wood.

 

283

iii.

A. Q. Rouse was born on 16 Mar 1904. A. died. Died as an infant.

 

284

iv.

Pearlie Lee Rouse.

 

285

v.

Abner Rouse III was born on 16 Nov 1899. Abner died on 3 Apr 1936 at age 36.


96. Levi Jacob4 Sugg (Elizabeth3GRAY, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 28 Oct 1871 (Ibid.). He married Sallie Grant on 22
Dec 1897. He married Ludia Sugg, daughter of Joshua Parrott Sugg and Nancy Jane Creech, on 12 Feb 1902 (Ibid.). Levi died on 2 Jul
1953 at age 81 (Ibid.).
Ima has a note that the name is not clear in the Bible.

Sallie Grant was born on 7 Oct 1881. Sallie died on 27 Sep 1898 at age 16.
There were no children of Levi Jacob4 Sugg and Sallie Grant.
        

Ludia Sugg was born on 29 Mar 1883 (Ibid.). Ludia died on 10 Feb 1951 at age 67 (Ibid.).
Children of Levi Jacob4 Sugg and Ludia Sugg were as follows:

 

286

i.

Lois5 Sugg married Edward Earl Barrow, son of James Barrow and Annie Wells (Ibid.).

         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

287

ii.

Bettie J. Sugg was born on 16 Nov 1904 (Ibid.). She married Albert Frank Hill, son of Jesse Parrott

        Hill and Ida Elizabeth Creech (Ibid.). Bettie died on 6 Dec 1929 at age 25 (Ibid.).

 

288

iii.

Maude B. Sugg married Albert Frank Hill, son of Jesse Parrott Hill and Ida Elizabeth Creech (Ibid.).

        Maude died on 17 Nov 1990.

 

289

iv.

Levi Jacob Sugg was born on 18 Jul 1906 (Ibid.). He married Emma Jessie Hill, daughter of Jesse

        Parrott Hill and Ida Elizabeth Creech (Ibid.). Levi died on 7 Feb 1984 in Greene County, North
        Carolina, at age 77. His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church
        Cemetery.
         I am not clear as to whether this is correct. Double check Sugg and if correct do the OBIT for his
        wife which is under BRADSHAW - Hill in the B books.

 

290

v.

Louise Sugg married James Ray McLawhorn (Ibid.).

         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection.

 

291

vi.

Jasper Sugg married Sarah Olivia Shackelford, daughter of Jesse Ray Shackelford and Nina May

        Creech.

 

292

vii.

Sammy Eugene Sugg was born on 12 Dec 1909. Sammy died on 27 Feb 1910.

 

293

viii.

Infant Sugg was born on 30 Dec 1911. Infant died on 20 Feb 1912.

 

294

ix.

Willie Jasper Sugg was born on 28 Oct 1913. Willie died on 29 Mar 1915 at age 1.

 

295

x.

Myrtle Sugg married William Bailey Hill.


 

296

xi.

Lillie Sugg married William M. Heath.

 

297

xii.

H. Harper Sugg married Thelma Lee Dudley. H. died on 24 Jun 1989 in Kinston, Lenoir County,

        North Carolina. His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church
        Cemetery.

98. Deborah (Debbie)4 Sugg (Elizabeth3GRAY, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 2 May 1882. She married George Otis GRAY,
son of James Osborne GRAY and Ida Florence Tilghman, on 17 Jun 1903 (Ibid.). Deborah died on 13 Jan 1960 at age 77.

George Otis GRAY was born circa 1882 (Ibid.). George died on 11 Mar 1973 (Ibid.).
OBIT - The News and Observer - 12 March 1973 - GEORGE O. GRAY - SNOW HILL - George Otis GRAY, 91, died Sunday.
Funeral 3 pm Tuesday, Edwards Funeral Home, the Rev. Arthur Winstead. Burial Snow Hill Cemetery.
Surviving: a daughter, Mrs. Joshua Craft of Grifton; two sons, Rossie and Aquilla GRAY of Snow Hill; a sister, Mrs. L. H.
Whitehead of Dover; two brothers, Barney of LaGrange and Heber of Kinston; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; seven great
great grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Deborah (Debbie)4 Sugg and George Otis GRAY were as follows:

 

298

i.

James Rossie5 GRAY was born on 12 Apr 1904 in Greene County, North Carolina ( Tombstone, Greene

        County, NC.). He married Susan Vivian (Sudie) Speight (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). James
        died on 13 Sep 1974 at age 70 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North
        Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 15 September 1974 - JAMES R. GRAY - SNOW HILL - James
        Rossie GRAY, 70, retired State Highway Commission employee, died Friday. Funeral services will be
        held at 3 pm Sunday from Edwards Funeral Home with intement to follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
        Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susan Speight GRAY; a daughter, Mrs. Marie McLawhorn of
        Richmond, Va.; four sons, Earl of Newport News, Raymond of Newport, Tenn, Tom of Grifton, and
        Joseph of Snow Hill; a sister, Mrs. Ira (Elizabeth) Craft of Grifton; a brother Aquilla GRAY of Snow
        Hill; 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

299

ii.

Aquilla Bennett GRAY was born on 7 Jun 1906 in Greene County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). He

        married Fannie Rosa Spivey, daughter of Noah Spivey and Bertha Phillips (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). Aquilla died on 17 Nov 1975 at age 69 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). His body was interred in
        Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         This family lived in Greene County, NC.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 18 November 1975 - AQUILLA B. GRAY - SNOW HILL -
        Aquilla Bennett GRAY, 69, of Route 2, retired farmer, died Monday. Funeral 3 pm Tuesday, Edwards
        Funeral Home. Burial, Snow Hill Cemetery.
         Surviving: widow, Mrs. Fannie Rosa Spivey GRAY; daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ellen Hart of Farmville,
        Mrs. Myrtle Brown Webber of Snow Hill, Mrs. Brenda Diane Bell of Goldsboro; sons Frank,
        Guilford, J. C., and Edward GRAY of Snow Hill; sister, Mrs. Ida Craft of Grifton; eight grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

300

iii.

Ida Elizabeth GRAY was born circa 1911 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married Joshua Craft

        (Ibid.). Ida died on 30 Jan 1985 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was
        interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery (Ibid.).
         No issue.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 30 January 1985 - IDA GRAY CRAFT - GRIFTON - Ida GRAY
        Craft, 74, died Wednesday in Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Edwards Chapel
        Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

99. Richard Hadley4 GRAY (Parrott3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 30 Aug 1868 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). He married Irene
Mary Edwards, daughter of Thomas Franklin Edwards and James Etta Forrest, on 23 Sep 1901 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Richard died on 14 Sep 1937 at age 69 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). He was buried in Edwards Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina.
ZION'S LANDMARK 11 April 1938, pages 156-157.
RICHARD HADLEY GRAY
The subject of this sketch was born August 30, 1868, and was the elder son of Parrott MEWBORN GRAY and Zilpha Menrinda
(Smith) GRAY. He departed this life September 14, 1937, making his stay on earth 69 years and 15 days. He was married to Irene
Edwards, September 23, 1901.

To this union were born eight children all of whom survive but one, who died in infancy.
Besides the children, he leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson, two brothers, Henry Glasco GRAY and
Blanie Parrott GRAY all of Newport, N. C. His children are as follows: William Thomas GRAY, of Kinston, N.C. Hokie Marie (GRAY)
Bartlett, of Fremont, N.C., Ciscero Hadley GRAY of Newport, N.C., Major Macron GRAY, of Maysville, N.C., George David GRAY, of
Snow Hill N.C., Samuel McKinley GRAY, of Snow Hill, N. C., Parrott MEWBORN GRAY, of Maysville, N. C.
Father had been an invalid for almost two years, but it seemed that he looked and longed for the time when he could leave this
world and its cares and go home to Jesus. Especially after dear Mother passed away did he long to go to his eternal home. His favorite
hymn was "Oh When Shall I See Jesus, And Reign With Him Above."
It can be said that he was a good provider and also raised his children well. At the same time he had a welcome home for the
Primitive Baptists day or night. Although he never united with any church he firmly believed in salvation grace through faith. He
would define it to be a gift of God.
Many times has the writer seen him shed tears of joy while listening to someone preach the gospel.
Never will I forget the token that was given to me, or at least I hope it was. I was burdened with a mind to offer myself to the
church and it seemed as if I could not live and could not die. However, I feared what he might say about it, knowing that he had high
respect for the church and had raised his children the same way. But there appeared to me a hole in the ground, just the size of a casket,
and over this hole was a casket, black as soot, and its contents were black also. All of this was on the foot of a hill, and on the hill was
Jesus nailed to the cross. And, lo, the casket went into the earth and smoke issued from it. Immediately it arose to the surface and what
it held was my father, arrayed in solid white. Jesus came down from the cross, looked at him and then looked at me, and said," It is
finished," Therefore I believe he was a member of the same church that I hope I am.
And to his loved ones I would say, weep not for father, although it is hard to not have father or mother to greet you when returning
to the old homestead.
But I hope to meet them by and by,
By his request - Elders W. W. Roberts and M. L. Simmons conducted the funeral services at his home, after which his body was
taken to a nearby plot where he was laid beside the grave of his wife, in the midst of a large gathering of friends and loved ones, who
gathered to pay their last respects to him, showing the love and esteem in which he was held.
Written by his son, C. H. GRAY. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}


Irene Mary Edwards was born on 18 Feb 1877 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Tombstone.). Irene died on 8 Oct 1935 at age
58 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Tombstone.). She was buried in Edwards Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina. ZION'S
LANDMARK
- 1 January 1936, pages 95
Mrs. Irene M. (Edwards) GRAY
It becomes my sad duty to write the obituary of my dear mother.
She was born February 18, 1877, and departed this life, October 8, 1935. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jeanette Edwards.
She was married to my father Richard Hadley GRAY, September 11, 1901. Unto them six boys and two girls were born. One of the
girls passed on to the great beyond thirty one years ago. Six boys and one girl still survive her.
Mother joined the Primitive Baptist Church at MEWBORN's on Saturday before the second Sunday in June, 1924, if memory serves
me right. She was a very faithful and true member until death, always filling her seat unless providentially hindered. She always
looked forward to her meeting time with pleasure.
She was a good and kind neighbor. every (sic) ready to administer to those in need. She was especially good in sickness,
She was a firm believer in salvation by grace and had a rich experience.
Mother suffered partial paralysis for several years, which eventually killed her, Her condition gradually grew worse, She was
confined to the bed about two months. She bore her sufferings with much Christian patience and fortitude, until she lost her mind. Then
she seemed very anxious to take her departure and be with her blessed Jesus, She told me a few days before she died that she had given
up all earthly possessions and was ready to go. Those few words were indeed a comfort to the bereaved.
She leaves, besides her seven children, her afflicted husband, who had been paralyzed since the 27th of January, 1935, and
eighteen grandchildren, and three brothers to mourn their loss.
It's hard to see dear old dad so sad and lonely since mother has gone. She was a lot of comfort and help to him after he was
paralyzed. He always wanted her near him and he misses her very much. But God's will must be done and not ours. We weep not as
those that have no hope. For we know that the Lord never makes a mistake. The Lord gives and He has taken away,
Her funeral was preached by her joint pastors, Elder W. B. Kearney and Elder J.E. MEWBORN, assisted by Elder J, B, Roberts.
Her body was laid to rest in the burying plot near her home.
While returning from her grave and feeling very sad over the loss of my dear mother, these comforting words came very forcibly in
my mind:

"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Oh what a foretaste of glory divine,
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His spirit, washed in His blood."
These words healed my broken heart more than I can express, I believe that motherer is resting in the arms of Jesus. "Death has
robbed us of our Mother, She has left us all forevermore, But, oh, we hope to meet her, On that peacefully happy shore."
Written by her daughter,
Mrs. B. L. Bartlett Snow Hill, N. C. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Richard Hadley4 GRAY and Irene Mary Edwards were as follows:

 

301

i.

Major Macron5 GRAY married Rosa Lee Collins (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married Nellie

        Henderson (Ibid.). Major died on 12 Jun 1982 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Maysville, Jones
        County, North Carolina, in Dogwood Memorial Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 14 June 1982 - MAJOR M. GRAY - JACKSONVILLE, NC -
        Major Macron GRAY, 74, died Saturday. Funeral 4 pm Tuesday, Sayland Funeral Home, Maysville.
        Burial Dogwood Memorial Cemetery, Maysville.
         Surviving: widow, Mrs. Nellis Kellum GRAY; sons, Floyd of Jacksonville, Ray of Houston, Tex,
        Harold of Hubert, Walter T. of Tampa, Fla, Milton of Lawrenceville, Ga., daughters Mrs. Elnita
        Willenborg of Great Mills, Md., Mrs. Lorraine Helms of Maysville, Mrs. O'neil Montgomery of
        Jacksonville, Fla, Mrs. Sandra Bell of Jacksonville; brother McKinley GRAY of Snow Hill, 38
        grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

302

ii.

Hokey Marie GRAY married B. Lloyd Bartlett, son of Victor Allen Bartlett and Martha Hill (Ibid.).

        Hokey died on 4 May 1982 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was
        interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery (Ibid.).
         Hokie and Phoebe were twins.
         OBIT - KINSTON FREE PRESS - 5 May 1982 - MRS. H. BARTLETT - PIKEVILLE - Mrs.
        Hokey Marie GRAY Bartlett 77, died Tuesday in North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
        Funeral services will be held at 4: pm Friday at the Rouse Funeral Home in LaGrange with the Elder J.
        M. MEWBORN and the Rev. Johnny Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the MEWBORN Cemetery
        near Jason. Survivors include her husband, B. Lloyd Bartlett of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty
        B. West of Goldsboro and Mrs. Barbara B. Smith of Pikeville; two sons Hadley Bartlett of
        Stantonsburg, and C. B. Bartlett of Pikeville; two brothers; M M. GRAY of Jacksonville, and S.
        McKinley of Snow Hill; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

303

iii.

Phoebe GRAY. Phoebe died Died as an infant (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North

        Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

304

iv.

William Thomas GRAY was born on 3 Sep 1902 (Ibid.). He married Leorah Smith, daughter of Noah

        Smith and Mary Eliza Sugg, in 1922 (Ibid.). William died on 22 Jan 1952 at age 49 (Ibid.).
         Obituary of William T. GRAY
         William Thomas GRAY was born September 3, 1902, and died January 22, 1952, age 49 years. He
        was married to Ora Lee Smith of Kinston, N. C., March 4, 1922. To this union were born twelve
        children, nine girls and three boys. There are now living eight girls and two boys.
         He joined the church at MEWBORN's in August, 1934. He had much affliction in his life, and it was
        during this long spell of sickness that he joined the church, he was placed in a chair, and Elder W. B.
        Kearney and myself carried him into the water and baptised him in this position. On our way out of
        the water he expressed great relief of mind and soul, and made mention of the fact that he had followed
        the example of his Lord and Saviour as he was commanded.
         After he joined the church, he and his family moved to Havelock, Craven County, N. C., a
        distance of seventy-five miles from their church. Notwithstanding his afflictions and the distance to
        his church, both he and his companion were faithful and did their best to attend their meetings as
        regular as possible.
         He had strong impressions of the high and better things, but like other christians he was sorely
        grieved at his own weakness and inability to so live as he desired. He had many trials and afflictions
        as mentioned, and on one occasion at the church I quoted the scripture, "Many are the afflictions of the

        righteous, but the Lord will deliver out of them all." He was greatly built up for the time, so he stated,
        from such wonderous promise. He would rejoice at the singing of the words, "All our conflicts end in
        everlasting rest," and he would praise his Maker.
         J. E. MEWBORN
         William Thomas GRAY
         William Thomas GRAY was born September 3, 1902, and died January 22, 1952, age 49 years. He
        was married to Ora Lee Smith of R.F.D., Kinston, N. C., March 4, 1922. To this union were born
        twelve children, nine girls and three boys. There are no living eight girls and two boys.
         He joined MEWBORN's Church in August, 1934. He had much affliction in his life, and it was
        during this long spell of sickness that he joined the church. On the following Sunday after he joined
        the church, he was placed in a chair, and Elder W. B. Kearney and I carried him into the water and
        baptized him in this position. On our way out of the water he expressed great relief of mind and soul,
        and made mention of the fact that he had followed the example of his Lord and Saviour as he was
        commanded.
         After he joined the church, he and his family moved to Havelock, Craven County, N. C., a
        distance of seventy-five miles from their church. Notwithstanding his afflictions and the distance to
        his church, both he and his companion were faithful and did their best to attend their meetings as
        regular as possible.
         His mind was much exercised on higher and better things, but like other christians he was sorely
        grieved at his own weakness and inability to so live as he desired. He had many trials and afflictions
        as mentioned, and on one occasion at the church I quoted the scripture, "Many are the afflictions of the
        righteous, but the Lord will deliver out of them all." He was greatly built up for the time, so he stated,
        from such wonderous promise. He would rejoice at the singing of the words, "All our conflicts end in
        everlasting rest," and he would praise his Maker in the lonely hours of the night, so I am told, during
        the sorest afflictions of his life. What he deemed his greatest blessing was in the fact that he felt that
        the Lord had forgiven him of all his sins.
         In his last sickness he was taken to the hospital at Black Mountain and was later removed to the
        Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem where he was operated on and died during the operation. His nurse
        said that he told her as he went to sleep that "the Lord will take care."
         In one of his letters, during his last sickness, to the family while at the hospital, he wrote the
        following poem:
        So stood of old the Holy Christ
        Amidst the suffering throng;
        With whom his lighted touch sufficed
        To make the weakest strong.
        The healing gifts he lends to them
        Who use it in his name;
        The power that filled his garment's hem
        Is ever more the same.
        That good Physician liveth yet
        Thy friend and guide to be;
        The healer by Gennesaret
        Shall walk the rounds with thee.
         The funeral was conducted at MEWBORN's Church by Elder Nathan Davis and the writer, and he
        was buried in the church cemetery. The church, his family, and his friends will greatly miss him, but
        the Lord has taken him to his reward where it is said "there remains a rest to the people of God, where
        the weary cease from troubling and the weary be at rest."
         Written by request of the family and the church. J. (Joshua) E. (Eugene) MEWBORN
         ZION'S LANDMARK dated 2-15-1952 pages 110-111.{ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}
        

 

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v.

Ciscero Hadley GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 18 Apr 1906. He married Ava

        Viola GRAY, daughter of Aquilla Edward GRAY and Maggie Hill, in Greene County, North Carolina, on
        16 Sep 1925 (Ibid.). Ciscero died on 4 May 1938 in Newport, Carteret County, North Carolina, at age

        32.
         OBIT - ZION'S LANDMARK - 15 September 1938, page 334
         CISCERO HADLEY GRAY
        By request of his dear wife, I will attempt to write in memory of our dear brother. I don't feel worthy
        of the task, nor can I do him justice. To those who knew him his life spoke for itself far better than
        anyone can now write.
         He was the son of Richard Hadley and Irene (Edwards) GRAY. He was born April 18, 1906 and died
        May 4th, 1938 making his stay on earth 32 years and 16 days.
        He united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Newport, NC, June Quarterly Meeting, 1931, and was
        baptized by his pastor, W. W. Roberts. After hearing him proclaim the glad tidings of salvation by
        grace the church licensed him to exercise his gift Janury 16, 1937.
        He was born and brought up to young manhood in Greene County, NC. He married to Miss Ava GRAY,
        September 16, 1925. He then moved to Newport, where he spent the rest of his short life.
        To this union seven children were born, four girls and three boys. One girl died in infancy, and
        Bullock, the oldest of the children died nine years ago at the age of two years. He leaves to mourn
        their loss his wife and five children, at present. They are Joseph, James, Jessie, Keturah, and Lillian.
        He also leaves five brothers and one sister: William T. GRAY, Kinston, Major M. GRAY, Maysville, NC,
        Parrott MEWBORN GRAY, Maysville, NC, George D. GRAY, Snow Hill, NC, McKinley GRAY, Snow Hill,
        NC ; his sister Mrs. B. L. Bartlett, Fremont, NC. He also leaves several aunts and uncles.
         He was stricken with pneumonia on April 21, about bedtime, and just lived five days. His suffering
        was great, but he never complained, only desired to rest, and we truly feel that he is at rest. All was
        done for him that good doctors, relatives and friends could do, but God alone can stay the hand of
        death.
         Time may pass and friends come and go, but nothing will ease the memory of him from us. We
        can still see his sweet face with its smile and feel that he is still near. Our hearts are sad and lonely and
        our cross is hard to bear, but we feel that God doeth all things well.
         His funeral was preached by his pastor and Elder M. L. Simmons. He was then laid beneath a
        beautiful mound of flowers to await the resurrection morn. We humbly pray Gods blessing to rest
        upon his bereaved wife and each of his children. May they feel as they grow older that the God their
        father loved and trusted to the end will also be a father to them in a time of trouble.
         Written by his sister, Mrs. B. L. Barlett, Fremont, NC. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

306

vi.

George David GRAY was born on 19 Nov 1910 (Ibid.). He married Elitha Beaman, daughter of John B.

        Beaman and Annie Mariah Smith, in 1933 (Ibid.). George died on 16 Feb 1965 at age 54 (Ibid.).
         By request of MEWBORN Church in conference on March 13, 1965, we, the undersigned committee
        submit the following lines in memory of our beloved brother and deacon.
         Brother George David GRAY was born November 19, 1910, the son of R. Hadley and Irene E.
        GRAY, near Snow Hill, Greene County, N. C., and passed from this life February 16, 1965. He was
        married to the former Elitha Beaman on March 11, 1933, after the conclusion of the church services at
        MEWBORN Church on Sunday Morning. Both he and sister GRAY requested permission to be married in
        the meeting house.
         To them were born four children, two sons, George and Lester, and two daughters, Mrs. Frank
        Pollock and Sister Thelma Shoemaker, who survive him. Also, one sister, Sister Hokie Bartlett, three
        brothers, Brother Major GRAY, Maysville, N. C.; Parrott GRAY and McKinley GRAY of Snow Hill, N. C.,
        all of whom mourn their loss with a host of friends and grandchildren.
         He was blessed to ask for a home with the brethren of MEWBORN Church on the second Sunday in
        April, 1953, and was baptized the same day with several others by Elder J. E. MEWBORN. His calm,
        deliberate manner was loved greatly by his brethren, for he was a man of few words, but when he
        spoke his words were full of good meaning. The church saw and heeded this and other qualifications.
        And on Saturday before the second Sunday in September 1959, they called for his ordination to take
        place one month hence, as deacon for the church. He filled this office until the day of his earthly
        departure with excellence and dignity. Because of his good judgment and wise decisions in matters
        relative to the well being of the church, he was held in high esteem by the members of his home church
        together with many other churches which knew him, far and near.
         We at MEWBORN Church, keenly feel the loss of our dear brother, as his kind, fatherly and

        brotherly actions, together with his good counsel, will be sorely missed. Yet, we feel to say to his dear
        companion, children, brethren and sisters which are left behind, that he filled the days upon earth that
        God had appointed for him, for we are assured that you do not mourn for him as do others who have
        no hope for their loved ones. Knowing his life as we did, which was one of toil and sorrow, we feel
        that he has entered the Paradise of God, where his soul shall remain until the second coming of Christ,
        when his mortal body shall be raised to that immortal state in the likeness of Jesus, in that upper and
        better kingdom which was ordained for the children of God from the foundation of the world.
         His funeral was held at MEWBORN Church, a place which he loved dearly, by Elders T. F. Adams
        and J. (John) M. (Moses) MEWBORN, and his body was interred in the church cemetery.
         Committee: Brother B. L. Bartlett
         Elder J. M. MEWBORN
         Zion's Landmark dated 10-1-1965 pages 350-351.

 

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vii.

Parrott MEWBORN GRAY married Julia Inez Stanley, daughter of Alonza Dames Stanley and Nancy

        Modell Frazier, on 18 Oct 1939 (Ibid.). Parrott died on 14 Feb 1978 (Ibid.). His body was interred in
        Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 15 February 1978 - PARROT M. GRAY - KINSTON - Parrott
        MEWBORN GRAY, 60, of Route 1 Kinston, died Tuesday. Funeral 1 pm, Thursday, Edwards Funeral
        Home, Snow Hill. Burial MEWBORN Church cemetery.
         Surviving: widow, Mrs. Inez Stanley GRAY; daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Duke of Virginia Beach, Mrs.
        Patricia Heath of Goldsboro; sons, Stephen S. of Columbia, SC, Parrott M. Jr., Alonza C. and Ronald
        K GRAY of Kinston; sister, Mrs. Hokie Marie Bartlett of Pikesville, brothers, Major M. GRAY of
        Jacksonbille, S.H. McKinley GRAY of Snow Hill; nine grandhildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

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viii.

Samuel McKinley GRAY was born on 5 Oct 1914. He married Elsie Lee Hardy, daughter of Kirby

        Junious Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Glenn (Bessie) Rouse (Ibid.). Samuel died on 2 Jul 1991 at age 76
        (Ibid.). His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         There is a clipping upon the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Collection.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 3 July 1991 - S. McKINLEY GRAY - SNOW HILL - Elder
        Samuel McKinley GRAY, 76, of Route 2 Snow Hill died Tuesday. Funeral 3 pm Thursday, Taylor-
        Edwards Funeral Home. Elder J. M. MEWBORN and Elder Johnny Carroll will officite. Burial will
        follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery.
         Elder GRAY was a retired farmer and a joint pastor at MEWBORN's Primitive Baptist Church.
         He is survived by his wife Elsie Hardy GRAY; two daughters, Shelba GRAY Pool and Judy GRAY
        Croom, both of Kinston; two sons, David Lee GRAY of Kinston, Samuel McKinley GRAY, Jr of Snow
        Hill; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

100. Aquilla Edward4 GRAY (Parrott3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1872 (Ibid.). He married Ada Vinson (Ibid.). He
married Maggie Hill on 19 Feb 1902 (Ibid.).
(an unknown value).

Children of Aquilla Edward4 GRAY and Ada Vinson were as follows:

 

309

i.

WiIliam (Willie) Arthur5 GRAY was born on 26 Sep 1897 (Ibid.). He married Henrietta Sugg, daughter

        of Robert Lee Sugg and Lillie Annie Lee Edwards, in Oct 1922 (Ibid.). WiIliam died on 30 Jul 1944 at
        age 46 (Ibid.).
         OBIT - ZION'S LANDMARK dated 2-1-1945 page 88.
         God, who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind, has in His all-wise providence seen fit to
        remove from our midst by death our dear beloved brother, William Arthur GRAY. He was born Sept.
        26, 1897, and died July 30, 1944. He was married to Miss Henrietta Sugg in October 1922, and to this
        union were born one son and one daughter, namely: Robert Thomas GRAY and Rachel Viola GRAY. He
        was given a blessed hope in His Savior full eighteen years ago. Both he and his wife attended church at
        MEWBORN's regularly for several years and at our August meeting on Saturday before the second
        Sunday, 1942, both he and his wife offered to the church at MEWBORN's and were gladly received in the
        full fellowship of the church and were baptized the same afternoon by Elder W. B. Kearney. He
        desired to unite with the church long before he did, but a deep sense of his unworthiness seemed to

        have kept him away. Brother GRAY was a faithful member until death. He was just as faithful in
        attending his meetings in these years before as he was after his baptism, but he stated the last time he
        attended church that he felt so much freer and with a much better conscience after receiving baptism at
        the hands of his brethren than he did before. He put his brethren and the cause of His Master above
        everything else. He hated so much to miss a meeting, not only at home, but with the Corresponding
        and Union Meetings and Associations. He cared well for those of his household and had the
        confidence and esteem of his neighbors and friends. He possessed an abiding faith equal to that of the
        saints of old, so it is said by his brethren. He suffered much in the last six months of his life but he
        born his suffering and affliction with Christian patience. His good wife and faithful children together
        with his neighbors and friends did what they could to relieve and help him. His body was interred in
        Westview Cemetery near Kinston, N. C. Funeral services were conducted by Elder W. B. Kearney and
        the writer.
         J. (Joshua) E. (Eugene) MEWBORN.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

310

ii.

Alice GRAY married Ciscero Dickerson (Ibid.).


Children of Aquilla Edward4 GRAY and Maggie Hill were as follows:

 

311

i.

Roy5 GRAY.

 

312

ii.

Clarence GRAY married Mary Riggs (Ibid.).

 

313

iii.

Edward GRAY married Prunie Garner (Ibid.).

 

314

iv.

Callie GRAY married Raymond Riggs (Ibid.).

 

315

v.

Ora Lee GRAY married Leslie Goodwin (Ibid.).

 

316

vi.

Ava Viola GRAY married Ciscero Hadley GRAY, son of Richard Hadley GRAY and Irene Mary Edwards,

        in Greene County, North Carolina, on 16 Sep 1925 (Ibid.). Ava died on 5 Feb 1988 in Newport,
        Carteret County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Newport, Carteret County, North
        Carolina, in Amariah-Garner Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 7 February 1988 - AVA V. GRAY - NEWPORT - Mrs. Ava V.
        GRAY, 83, died Friday. Funeral 2 pm Monday, Bell-Munden Funeral Chapel. Burial, Amriah Garner
        Cemetery.
         Surviving: daughters, Mrs. James W. Lewis of Newport, Mrs. Edward Christin and Mrs. John H.
        Gillen, both of New Bern; sons, Joe GRAY of New Bern, James J. GRAY and Jesse GRAY both of
        Newport; sisters, Mrs. Ora Lee Godwin and Mrs. Callie M. Riggs both of Newport; brother Roy Lee
        GRAY of Newport; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

101. Mary Ann4 GRAY (Parrott3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1874 (Ibid.). She married Arthur Johnson, son of Dudley
Johnson and Mary (Johnson), on 10 Nov 1897 (Ibid.). Mary died in 1939 (Ibid.).
(an unknown value).

Children of Mary Ann4 GRAY and Arthur Johnson were as follows:

 

317

i.

William Herbert5 Johnson.

 

318

ii.

Clarence Arthur Johnson.


102. Henry Glasgow4 GRAY (Parrott3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1876 (Ibid.). He married Mamie Smith, daughter of
F. S. Smith and Fannie L. (Smith), on 17 Apr 1907 (Ibid.).

Mamie Smith was born on 17 Jul 1890 (Ibid.). Mamie died on 31 Dec 1928 in Carteret County, North Carolina, at age 38. Her body
was interred in Newport, Carteret County, North Carolina. ZION'S LANDMARK - 15 December 1929 pages 47-48
MRS. MAMIE SMITH GRAY
It is with much sorrow that I write the death of my husband's sisters, Mrs. Mamie Smith GRAY, wife of H. G. (Glasgow) GRAY,
daughter of Mr. F. S. Smith and Fannie L. Smith. Our sister, Mrs. Mamie GRAY was born July 17, 1890 and died December 31, 1928.
She was married April 17, 1907. To this union were born six children, four girls and two boys, one boy being dead. She was the
oldest of eight brothers, one sister and a half sister. Her sister and one brother, father and mother are dead. They were all believers in
the Primitive Baptist church, but not members. But I feel sure my sister had intended joining the Baptist church if she ever joined any,
for she and I had often talked on that subject. She was a tender, loving mother, a dutiful wife and a good neighbor. She was good and

kind to all and always ready to lend a helping hand to all in need. The night she was taken with a chill, one week before she died, she
had gone to stay by the bedside of a dying baby. And I feel to know her was to love her. She was always so ready to meet her troubles
with a smile, always tried to see the bright side, for herself and help others smile over theirs. I feel like she is at rest. And I feel God
blessed her, for she left her family well cared for. Her oldest girl or girls can keep house for their father and small sisters and brother,
for she had tained her children to be very obedient and helpful. I was with her in her death sickness and on Sunday before she died on
Monday she seemed better. Some of her brothers, all her children, and some friends were with her. She seemed to enjoy them and the
day of her death she was very sick but had her mind. I was by her bed all the afternoon, and she wanted to go to sleep and rest, so late
in the afternoon, she went to sleep and during her sleep as we thought, she died. She had a smile on her face, and looking as if she was
asleep, and at rest. But it was a great trouble to us all to give her up, and sometimes I feel it can't be so. But "God knows best", and her
good work on earth is over and I feel she is at rest. The funeral service was held at her home and at the grave by Rev. W. W. Robert,
and with many friends and relatives present she was laid to rest in the cemetery at Newport, NC, in the family burying lot.
There follows a lovely poem to her sister in law.
Written by her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Newport, NC.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Henry Glasgow4 GRAY and Mamie Smith were as follows:

 

319

i.

Blainey5 GRAY. Blainey died. Died as an infant.

 

320

ii.

Mary Ann GRAY.

 

321

iii.

Nina GRAY.

 

322

iv.

Amy Jane GRAY.

 

323

v.

Retho GRAY.


103. Blaney Parrott4 GRAY (Parrott3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1879 (Ibid.). He married Erva Masters (Ibid.). He
married Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warters, daughter of Tobias Warters Jr. and Olivia Elizabeth Worley, in 1907 (Ibid.). Blaney died on
14 Oct 1938 (Ibid.).

Children of Blaney Parrott4 GRAY and Erva Masters were:

 

324

i.

Erma Elizabeth5 GRAY was born on 2 Oct 1929 (Ibid.). She married Unknown Nelson (Ibid.). She

        married William Stanaland on 10 Jul 1950 (Ibid.).
         Erma had three children by William Stanaland, names unknown.

Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warters was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 26 Oct 1890 (Ibid.). Sarah died on 7 Aug 1925 at
age 34 (Ibid.). Patty Day found baptisimal information at the the LDS History Center for this family. Ima had just Sally Waters, but
LDS shows Sarah Elizabeth, Toby is shown on LDS records as Tobias Jr. and his wife Olivia Elizabeth Worley not Fields. Tobias was
baptised 26 April 1909 and Olivia on 31 December 1916. Both were still living at the time which means either they joined LDS or
they gave their permission to be baptized. In either event, they would have furnished the information. The dates for Sarah (Sallie)
furnished to Patty from her great grandmother are also different. Sarah b 26 Oct 1889 and d 7 August 1929.
Children of Blaney Parrott4 GRAY and Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warters were as follows:

 

325

i.

Zilphia5 GRAY was born in Sep 1908 (Ibid.). She married John I. Smith (Ibid.).

         This couple had 7 children.

 

326

ii.

Edith GRAY was born in 1910 (Ibid.). She married Stonewall GRAY, son of Thomas Woodley GRAY Jr.

        and Lou Dora Barfield (Ibid.).
         (an unknown value).

 

327

iii.

Adrow GRAY was born in 1912 (Ibid.). He married Katherine Julia O'Brien (Ibid.). Adrow died on 11

        Mar 1983 in Newport, Carteret County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Newport,
        Carteret County, North Carolina, in Amariah-Garner Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 13 March 1983 - ADROW GRAY - NEWPORT - Adrow GRAY,
        70, died Friday. Funeral 2 pm today, Bel-Munden Funeral Home. Burial, Amariah-Garner cemetery.
         Surviving: wife, Mrs. Katherine Julia GRAY; son Richard Adrow GRAY of Newport; sisters, Mrs.
        Ada Lupton, Mrs. Zilphia Smtith, Mrs. Edith GRAY, Mrs. Flossie Fulcher and Mrs. Irma Nelson, all of
        Newport; brothers Leo GRAY of Newport; Richard GRAY of Vanceboro.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

328

iv.

Flossie GRAY was born in 1915 (Ibid.). She married Fleming Fulcher (Ibid.).

         This couple had 5 children.

 

329

v.

Leo GRAY was born in 1917 (Ibid.). He married Margaret Rowe (Ibid.).

         This couple had two children.

 

330

vi.

Richard Howard GRAY was born in 1925 (Ibid.). He married Betty Joyner (Ibid.).

 

331

vii.

Ada GRAY married Clifton Lupton (Ibid.).


105. Peter Crumpler4 GRAY (George3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Unknown Barrow (Ibid.). Peter died on 10 Nov 1969 in
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview
Cemetery.
Obit - Kinston Daily Free Press - 10 November 1969 - PETER (PETE) GRAY - KINSTON - Funeral services for Peter (Pete)
Crumpler GRAY, 72, a retired photographer who died Monday, will be held Wednesday 2 pm at Garner's Funeral Home Chapel by the
Rev. James A. Evans. Burial Westview Cemetery. Surviving; a son George Edward (Pete) GRAY of Kinston; daughter Mrs. Neil
Wayne of Kinston; a sister, Mrs. Mamie GRAY of Kinston; four grandchildren.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Unknown Barrow. Ima stated she was the sister of a John and James Barrow.
Children of Peter Crumpler4 GRAY and Unknown Barrow were as follows:

 

332

i.

George Edward (Pete)5 GRAY married Grace Pate (Ibid.). He married Adeline (GRAY).

         There is a clipping for Pete in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. Ima also has another marriage for
        him - to Adeline surname unknown - and indicates in another place that Adeline is the mother of the
        children.
        Originally Ima had him married to Grace Pate daughter of Walter H Pate and sarah Garvey. It was
        brought to our attention that this is incorrect and have changed his wife to Adeline until told different.

 

333

ii.

Unknown GRAY married Neil Wayne (Ibid.).


108. Roland W.4 GRAY (George3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 10 Jul 1892 (Ibid.). He married Verner Edwards,
daughter of John Edwards (Ibid.). Roland died on 26 Mar 1968 at age 75 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County,
North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 27 March 1968 - ROWLAND W. GRAY - SNOW HILL - Rowland W. GRAY, 75, of Route 2,
Snow Hill died Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Leonard
B. Woodall. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Cemetery. He was a retired farmer and merchant and had served four terms as county
commisioner of Greene County. He was a member of the Hull Road Free Will Baptist Church, the Radiance Masonic Lodge and a
member of the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verna Edward GRAY; one daughter Mrs. Leo Sutton of Bethel;
two sons, Lyman of Goldsboro, and Robert GRAY of Kinston; one sister Mrs. Mamie GRAY; one brother, P. C. GRAY both of Kinston.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Roland W.4 GRAY and Verner Edwards were as follows:

 

334

i.

Robert Edward Lee5 GRAY married Mary Frances Scott (Ibid.).

 

335

ii.

Lyman Royce GRAY married Rebecca Moye (Ibid.).

 

336

iii.

Verner Mae GRAY was born in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married Leo C. Sutton

        (Ibid.). Verner died on 14 Jan 1998 in Pitt County Hospital, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina (
        Collection of Martha MEWBORN Marble, Washington, DC.). Her body was interred in LaGrange,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         There is a brief announcement of the wedding in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - The Free Press - 15 January 1998 - VERNER GRAY SUTTON - GREENVILLE - Mrs.
        Verner GRAY Sutton, 70, of 313 Kirkland Drive, died Wednesday, January 15, 1998, at Pitt Memorial
        Hospital. She was born in Greene County to the late Roland and Verna Edwards GRAY. She was a
        member of Bethal Baptist Church and was a retired nurse with The Tarboro Clinic. Funeral services
        will be held at 2 pm Friday from Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange with the Rev. Rusty Morrison
        officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Leo C. Sutton;
        two daughters, Kathryn Etheridge and Barbara Sutton both of Greenville; a son Tommy Sutton of
        Washington; two granddaughters, Patricia Sutton and Sheena Sutton; two grandsons, Lemmie Lee and
        Leo Lee, both of Greenville' a great grandson, Sutton Lee of Greenville; and two brothers, Robert
        GRAY of Kinston and Lyman GRAY of Goldsboro.
        {ENC}Collection of Martha MEWBORN Marble.{END}


109. Clem Farris4 GRAY (Bennett3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1888 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married
Gertrude Wade on 10 Sep 1911 (Ibid.). Clem died in 1955 (Ibid.).
There were four children who died as infants. There is a picture of the children of Clem and Gertrude taken in 1986 at a family
reunion.

Gertrude Wade was born on 8 Sep 1894 (Ibid.). Gertrude died on 18 Jun 1953 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 58 (Ibid.).
Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery. There is a touching poem written about the
daughter Jane by her sister, Mary Elizabeth, in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. It also indicates there were 4 additional children for
the Clem GRAY family that died as infants.
OBIT - ZION'S LANDMARKK - 1 April 1954 - pp 159 - 160 -
GERTRUDE WADE GRAY
Gertrude Wade GRAY was born the 8th day of September 1894 and was married to Clem GRAY of Lenoir County, NC on the 10th
day of September, 1911. She died June 18th 1953. To this union were born sixteen children, twelve of whom survive. All are married
except the youngest daughter. There are at this time twenty grandchildren. She loved her children, and they were the pride of her life.
She served long and late for them all through the years, and now they have taken their place in time as was her desire. Her prayers for
them were fervent all through the years. Her good and faithful husband was an invalid the last eight years of her life and she was a
most faithful and devoted wife was by him day and night until she was strickken with cancer about three months before her death. All
was done for her that her children could do.
She united with MEWBORN Church in Greene County, NC on the second Saturday in June, 1937, and was baptized by the writer on
the next day. Sister GRAY was faithful at all times to her church and people and desired their welfare until the last. She visited all the
nearby Churches, and never missed her meeting unless provideentially (sic) hindered. The funeral was held in her home in LaGrange
and burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Elder H. E. Mann and the writer were in attendance. Some of her favorite hymns were rendered.
Her afflicted husband and children join us in the hope, faith, and belief that she is now in that rest that remaineth to the people of
God, and in that final day we shall know even as we are known.
I trust that her children and many friends may be inspired by her Christian life and that the Lord will bless us to live together in
peace here on earth and lead us in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.
Joshua Eugene MEWBORN. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Clem Farris4 GRAY and Gertrude Wade were as follows:

 

337

i.

Edward Farris5 GRAY married Bertie Owens (Ibid.).

         This family lived in LaGrange.

 

338

ii.

Eliza Jane GRAY married Wallace R. Joyner (Ibid.). Eliza died on 13 Oct 1994 in Roanoke Rapids,

        Halifax County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County,
        North Carolina, in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.

 

339

iii.

James David GRAY. This family lived in LaGrange.

 

340

iv.

Marvin Hardy GRAY married Ruby Baker (Ibid.).

         This family lived in LaGrange.

 

341

v.

Clem A. GRAY. This family lived in Goldsboro.

 

342

vi.

Bennett F. GRAY. This family lived in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

 

343

vii.

Lydia Lee GRAY married Henry N. Vigansky (Ibid.).

         This family lived in Ashville.

 

344

viii.

Effie Dee GRAY. Effie lived in High Point.

 

345

ix.

Hazel Mae GRAY married Unkown Brenneman (Ibid.).

         This family lived in Titusville, Fla.

 

346

x.

Mary Elizabeth GRAY married Sam Corbett (Ibid.). She married Roscoe Wilkins Hamill (Ibid.).

         This family lived in Raleigh.

 

347

xi.

Naomi GRAY married Unknown Ham (Ibid.).

         This family lived in Snow Hill.

 

348

xii.

Helen Ruth GRAY married Unknown Byers (Ibid.).

         This family lived in Fort Collins, Colo.


115. Thomas Woodley4 GRAY Jr. (Thomas3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Lou Dora Barfield, daughter of Micajah Barfield
and Martha Jane Wooten, on 25 Sep 1907 (Ibid.).
(an unknown value).

Lou Dora Barfield was born on 16 Sep 1890 (Ibid.). Lou died on 12 Feb 1970 at age 79 (Ibid.). OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press -
16 February 1970 - MRS. THOMAS GRAY - BEAULAVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Dora GRAY, 79, of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., formerly of Richlands, who died Thursday, were held at 2:30 pm Monday from the Wheat Swamp Christian Church near Kinston
with Rev. Leslie Wilkins officiating. Burial was in Wheat Swamp Cemetery. She was the widow of Thomas GRAY. Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. Aleen Ball and Mrs. Dora Cook of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and Mrs. Lorraine Avery of Greenville; five sons, Stonewall
of Newport, Clyde of Greenville, Woodrow, Forest, and Fountain GRAY of Richlands; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Turner of Kinston and
Mrs. Delia Foyles of LaGrange; 29 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Thomas Woodley4 GRAY Jr. and Lou Dora Barfield were as follows:

 

349

i.

Fountain P.5 GRAY married Lona Humphrey (Ibid.). Fountain died on 24 Jun 1973 (Ibid.). His body

        was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 26 June 1973 - FOUNTAIN P. GRAY - KINSTON - A funeral
        service for Fountain P. GRAY, 54, retired Cox Tailers employee, who died Sunday, will be held at 2 pm
        Tuesday at the Howard and Carter Funeral Chapel by the Rev. C. L. Patrick. Burial, Pinelawn
        Memorial Park.
         Surviving; his widow, Mrs. Lona Humphrey GRAY; two sons, Lewis P. of Newport New, Va., and
        Ervin R. GRAY of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Pittman of Grifton and Mrs. Joyce Dixon of
        Greenville; three brothers, Stonewall of Newport, Clyde of Greenville, and Forest GRAY of Richlands,
        three sisters, Mrs. James Avery of Greenville, Mrs. Cecil Cook of Okeechobee, Fla and Mrs. J. B. Ball
        of Pompano Beach, Fla; two grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

350

ii.

Stonewall GRAY married Edith GRAY, daughter of Blaney Parrott GRAY and Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie)

        Warters (Ibid.).

 

351

iii.

Harry Lee GRAY married Annie Phillips (Ibid.). Harry died on 14 Jan 1970 (Ibid.). His body was

        interred in Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina, in Grifton Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 14 January 1970 - HARRY LEE (JACK) GRAY - Harry Lee
        (Jack) GRAY, 58, of 103 East Charles Street, Grifton, died about 10:45 am Wednesday in a local
        hospital after a short illness. He had been manager of the Grifon ABC Store for the last 20 years. He
        was the son of Mrs. Dora Barfield GRAY of Fort Lauderdale, Fla and the late Tom GRAY of Greene
        County. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Grifton Masonic Lodge. Funeral
        services will be held at 2 pm Friday from the First Christian Church at Grifton. His pastor, Rev.
        Ronald Nichols will officiate. Masonic graveside rites will follow at the Grifton cemetery.
         Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Annie Phillips GRAY of the home; one son
        Carroll GRAY of Wilson; one grandson; five brothers, Fountain of Grifton, Clyde of Greenville, Forrest
        and Woodrow both of Richlands, Stonewall of Newport; three sisters, Mrs. Buck Avery of Greenville,
        Mrs. J. B. Ball of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and Dora Mae GRAY of Miami Fla. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

352

iv.

Clyde L. GRAY married Rubelle Craft, daughter of Emmett Craft and Annie Clapp (Ibid.). Clyde died

        on 4 Oct 1987 in Pitt County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greenville, Pitt County,
        North Carolina, in Greenwood Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 5 October 1987 - CLYDE L. GRAY - GREENVILLE - Clyde L.
        GRAY, 74, died Sunday. Funeral 3:30 pm Tuesday, Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial, Greenwood
        Cemetery.
         Surviving: wife, Mrs. Rubelle Craft GRAY; daughter, Mrs. Frances Glisson of Greenville; brothers,
        Stonewall GRAY of Newport, Forrest D. GRAY of Richlands; sisters, Mrs. Aleen Ball of Simpsonville,
        SC, Mrs. Dora Cook of Holly Hill, SC, Mrs. Loraine Avery of Winterville; three grandchildren; two
        great grandchilden. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

353

v.

Margaret Aleen GRAY married J. B. Ball (Ibid.). Margaret died on 13 Apr 1991 in Greenville,, South

        Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina, in Wright
        Humphrey Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 15 April 1991 - MARGARET G. BALL - WALLACE - Mrs.

        Margaret Alene GRAY Ball, 68, of Simpsonville, SC died Saturday at Greenville, SC hospital. She was
        a member of the Fountain Inn Church of God. Services will be held at 11 am Tuesday from Padget
        Funeral Home Chapel in Wallace. Burial will follow in the Wright Humphrey Cemetery near
        Richlands. Survivors include her husband, J. B. Ball, Jr. of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret
        Bush and Mrs. Sidney Swanson, both of Simpsonville, SC, Mrs. Barbara Garish of Greenville, SC, and
        Mrs. Mary Dunn of Mount Clemmons, Mich; one son, Robert Allen Ball of McDonough, Ga; two
        sisters, Mrs. Dora Cook of Holly Ridge, and Mrs. Lorraine Avery of Winterville; two brothers,
        Stonewall GRAY of Newport and Forest GRAY of Richlands; 18 grandchilden and 14 great
        grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

354

vi.

Dora Mae GRAY married Cecil Cook (Ibid.).

 

355

vii.

Lorraine GRAY married James (Buck) Avery (Ibid.).

 

356

viii.

Woodrow GRAY married Pauline Horne (Ibid.). Woodrow died on 13 Jan 1972 (Ibid.).

         OBIT - The News and Observer - 15 January 1972 - WOODROW GRAY - RICHLANDS -
        Funeral services for Woodrow GRAY, 57, who died Thursday, will be held at 2 pm Sunday at Johnson
        Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Benny Vickrey. Burial, family cemetery at Potters Hill. Surviving; his
        wife, Mrs. Pauline Horne GRAY; five daughters, Mrs. Larry G. Garner of Raleigh, Mrs. Allen Jacobson
        of Jonesboro, Ga, Mrs. J. D. Strange of Pine Hill, Mrs. Victor Morton of Jacksonville and Mrs. Wilbur
        Garner of Richlands; four brothers, Fountain P. of Grifton, Clyde L. of Greenville, Stonewall Jr. of
        Newport and Forest D. GRAY of Riclands; three sisters, Mrs. Buck Avery of Greenville, Mrs. Cecil
        Cooke and Mrs. J. B. Ball of Ft. lauderdale, Fla, seven grandchildren. {ENC} Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

357

ix.

Forrest GRAY.


117. William Cleveland4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 Apr 1885
(Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). He married Stella Mae Allen, daughter of Quincy Allen and
Louise Stotesberry, on 26 Oct 1922 (Ibid.). William died on 2 May 1952 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 67 (Ibid.). His body
was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
Had issue - see Sutton Book.

Stella Mae Allen was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, on 8 Jun 1900 (Ibid.). Stella died on 2 Oct 1959 in Lenoir County,
North Carolina, at age 59 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
Children of William Cleveland4 GRAY and Stella Mae Allen all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

358

i.

Delma Cornelius5 GRAY was born on 11 Dec 1923 (Ibid.). Delma was divorced from Evelyn Pauline

        Rouse (Ibid.). He married Evelyn Pauline Rouse, daughter of Paul Rouse and Effie (Rouse), on 8 Nov
        1942 (Ibid.). He married Lillie Bell Stanley on 18 Oct 1964 (Ibid.).

 

359

ii.

Vernon Mitchell GRAY was born on 12 Mar 1925 (Ibid.). He married Mayne Nell Kidd, daughter of

        Dewey Kidd, on 10 Mar 1956 (Ibid.).
         No issue.

 

360

iii.

Marjorie Elizabeth GRAY was born on 22 Jul 1926 (Ibid.). She married Major Lofton Tart on 9 Apr

        1955 (Ibid.). Marjorie died on 16 Apr 1973 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 46 (Ibid.). Her
        body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         No issue.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 16 April 1973 - MRS. MARJORIE GRAY TART - Mrs.
        Marjorie Elizabeth GRAY Tart, 46, of Kinston Route 7, died in a local hospital Monday morning.
        Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Edwards Funeral home at 4 pm Tuesday. Rev. Leslie
        Wilkins of Wheat Swamp Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Pinelwn Memorial
        Park. She was the daughter of the late William Claude GRAY and Stella Allen GRAY. She was the wife
        of Major L. Tart of the home. Survivors in addition to her husband include four brothers, Delma and
        Carl GRAY of Kinston, Vernon of Lousivlle, Ky and William GRAY of Snow Hill; one sister Mrs. Frank
        Singleton of Kinston Route 7. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

361

iv.

William Cleveland GRAY was born on 22 Mar 1928 (Ibid.). He married Joyce Glenn Hill, daughter of

        Hercell Hill and Lucy Glenn Creech, on 10 Mar 1951 (Ibid.). William died on 1 Feb 1984 in Lenoir
        Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 55 (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church Cemetery.

         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 1 February 1984 - WILLIAM C. GRAY - SNOW HILL -
        William (Willie) Cleveland GRAY, 55, of Kinston Route 2 died Wednesday in Lenoir Memorial
        Hospital. He was owner of Willie GRAY Store. Services will be held at 2 pm Friday from Rainbow
        Methodist Church. The Rev. Hyder F. Crawley will officiate. Burial will follow in Rainbow Church
        Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joyce Hill Gay of the home; a daughter Mrs. Elaine G.
        Barnett of Greenville; three brothers, Delma and Carl GRAY, both of Kinston and Vernon GRAY of
        Louisville, Ky; sister, Mrs. Louise Shingleton of Kinston, and one grandchild. {ENC}Collection of
        Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

362

v.

Carl Allen GRAY was born on 11 Sep 1929 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North

        Carolina.). He married an unknown person. He married Mary Christine Sutton, daughter of Marcus
        Alton Sutton and Bettie Lorena Sutton, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 Dec 1955 (Ibid.).

 

363

vi.

Evelyn Louise GRAY was born on 12 Oct 1931 (Ibid.). She married Jesse Frank Shingleton, son of

        Eugene Cleveland Shingleton and Laney Ellen Tyndall, on 26 Oct 1948 (Ibid.).

120. Lydia MEWBORN4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 Mar 1889
(Ibid.). She married Albert Thomas Sugg Sr., son of Thomas Ruffin Sugg and Lovenia Susan Hardy, in Lenoir County, North Carolina,
on 25 Oct 1911 (Ibid.). Lydia died on 3 Aug 1966 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 77 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
OBIT - no indication of paper - 1966 - MOTHER OF AREA RESIDENTS, MRS. SUGG. DIED WED.
Mrs. Liddie GRAY Sugg, 77, died in Lenoir Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, August 3. She was the daughter of the late
Cornelius and Susan Sutton GRAY.
Funeral services were held from Rouse Funeral Home in LaGrange Friday at 3 pm with Rev. Lewis Dodson, Methodist minister of
Institute, and Rev. J. B. Parvin, Methodist minister of Tarboro, officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Kinston.
Mrs. Sugg is survivied by eight daughters, Mrs. James C. Beaman, Mrs. Harry Aldridge, Mrs. Robert H. Sutton, Mrs. Johnnie
Sutton, Mrs. Lelland Ivey, Mrs. G. Harvey Rouse, and Mrs. Charlie H. Jenkins, all of LaGrange Route 3, and Mrs. Edward M. Herring
of LaGrange Route 2; one son, Albert P. Sugg, Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Frank Jones of Snow Hill; two brothers, Raymond GRAY of Snow
Hill and Floyd GRAY, Sr of Kinston; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Albert Thomas Sugg Sr was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 10 Feb 1890 (Ibid.). Albert died on 26 Sep 1946 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 56 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
Children of Lydia MEWBORN4 GRAY and Albert Thomas Sugg Sr. were as follows:

 

364

i.

Mary Louvenia5 Sugg was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 2 Apr 1914 (Collection of Ima

        Eula MEWBORN.). She married James Chester Beaman, son of John B. Beaman and Annie Mariah
        Smith, on 16 Dec 1933 (Ibid.).

 

365

ii.

Thelma Lois Sugg was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 14 May 1915 (Ibid.). She married

        Harry Linwood Aldridge, son of George Thomas Aldridge and Nollie Dawson, on 21 Dec 1934
        (Ibid.).

 

366

iii.

Thomas Frederick Sugg was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 20 Dec 1916 (Marjorie Sutton

        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). Thomas died on 8 Jun 1924 at age 7 (Ibid.).

 

367

iv.

Nannie Mae Sugg was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 14 Jul 1918 (Parrott Hardy

        MEWBORN, family group sheet.). She married Robert Hardy Sutton, son of Josiah Sutton and Lany
        Louisa Creech, on 14 Jun 1939 (Ibid.).

 

368

v.

Lydia Doris Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Jan 1920 (Marjorie Sutton

        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). She married John William Sutton, son of Finley
        Parrott Sutton and Eliza Frances Creech, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 Dec 1943 (Ibid.).
        Lydia died on 15 Aug 1989 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 69. Her body was interred in
        LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.

 

369

vi.

Verna Belle Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 Jun 1921 (Ibid.). She married

        Lelland Ivey, son of Robert William Ivey and Sally Gertrude Sutton, on 4 Dec 1941 (Ibid.).

 

370

vii.

Frances Elizabeth Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 4 Mar 1924 (Ibid.). She

        married George Harvey Rouse, son of Albert Leon Rouse and Ethel Gertrude Outlaw, in Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, on 15 Jan 1943 (Ibid.). Frances died on 6 Dec 1992 in Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 68. Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview

        Cemetery.
         OBIT - The Standard Laconic - 9 December 1992 - ROUSE - Mrs. Frances Sugg Rouse, 68, of
        Route 4 La Grange, died Sunday, December 6, at her residence.
         Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 8, at 2:00 pm from Rouse Funeral Home with
        Reverend Charles F. Eakin and Rev. C. L. Patrick officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
         Survivors include her husband George Harvey Rouse of the home; three daughters, Sue R. Raynor
        and Peggy R. Pelletier, both of La Grange and Frankie R. Hardy of Snow Hill; five sisters, Mary
        Beamon, Thelma Aldridge, Nannie Sutton, Verna Ivey and Audrey Herring, all of La Grange; a
        brother, Albert T. Sugg, Jr. of La Grange; six grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

371

viii.

Audrey Glenn Sugg was born on 2 May 1925 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married

        Edward Matchett Herring on 21 Jul 1945.

 

372

ix.

Audrey Glenn Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 May 1925 (Marjorie Sutton

        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). She married Edward Machett Herring, son of
        Edward Machett Herring Jr and Florence Ann Wood, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 21 Jul
        1945 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).

 

373

x.

Albert Thomas Sugg Jr was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 23 Dec 1926 (Marjorie Sutton

        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). He married Effie Mae Parrott, daughter of
        Joseph Parrott and Effie Grant, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 27 Sep 1958 (Ibid.).
         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

374

xi.

Ollie Louise Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 9 Jun 1930 (Ibid.). She married

        Charles Henry Jenkins, son of Henry Jenkins and Letha Hardy, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 5
        Apr 1947 (Ibid.). Ollie died on 26 Jul 1983 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 53 (Collection of
        Ima Eula MEWBORN
.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview
        Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 27 July 1983 - OLLIE S. Jenkins - LaGrange - Mrs. Ollie Sugg
        Jenkins died Tuesdday. Funeral 3 pm today, Rouse Funeral Home. Burial Westview, Kinston.
         Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Lydia J. Rouse and Mrs. Judy Harrison, both of LaGrange; sons, Chuck
        Jenkins of Greenville; sisters, Mrs. Nannie Sutton, Mrs. Thelma Aldridge, Mrs. Verna Ivey, Mrs.
        Francis Rouse, Mrs. Mary Beamon, Mrs. Audrey Herring and Mrs. Doris Sutton, all of LaGrange;
        brother, Albert Sugg Jr of LaGrange; five grandchildren. {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

122. Levi Jacob4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29 Jul 1893
(Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). He married Lucy Charlotte Barrow, daughter of John Owen
Barrow and Ida Harrison, on 24 Dec 1922 (Ibid.). Levi died on 12 Jul 1951 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 57 (Ibid.). His
body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
Had issue - see Sutton Book.

Lucy Charlotte Barrow was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 22 Mar 1895 (Ibid.). There are several clippings in the
Collection for Charlotte who celebrated her 99th birthday in 1994, still active and enjoying activities many people in the 70's can no
longer do. There is also a clipping from a photo taken of the Barrow family ca 1903.
Children of Levi Jacob4 GRAY and Lucy Charlotte Barrow all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

375

i.

Oliver Horace5 GRAY was born on 16 Sep 1923 (Ibid.). He married Essie Stanley, daughter of John

        Parrott Stanley and Nora Rena Brown (Ibid.). Oliver was divorced from Essie Stanley (Ibid.). He
        married Naomi Stroud, daughter of Oscar Stroud, on 17 Jun 1954 (Ibid.). Oliver died on 15 Nov 1985
        in Charleston,, South Carolina, at age 62 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in
        Sumerville,, South Carolina, in Dorchester Memory Gardens.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 17 November 1985 - OLIVER HORACE GRAY -
        SUMMERVILLE, SC - Oliver Horace GRAY, 62, died Friday in a Charleston, SC hospital. He was
        educated in the Lenoir County Schools and attended Atlantic Christian College. He was born in
        Lenoir County, the son of Mrs. Charlotte Barrow GRAY and the late Levi Jacob GRAY. Services will be
        held at 11 am Monday from the chapel of James A. Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville, SC. Burial
        will follow in the Dorcester Memory Gardens in Summerville.
         Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Charlotte GRAY of Kinston; his wife Mrs. Naomi Stroud GRAY of

        Summerville, SC; a son Maurice GRAY of Kinston; two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Gonterman of California
        and Mrs. Patricia Wadford of Summerville, SC; two brothers, Hyman M. GRAY of Kinston and Ralph
        B. GRAY of Ornge Park, Fla, a sister, Mrs. Ruth Suitt of Kinston and two grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

376

ii.

Charlotte Ruth GRAY was born on 19 Jun 1925 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and

        North Carolina.). She married Jesse Hinnant Suitt, son of Aubrey Suitt and Estelle O'Neal, on 31 May
        1959 (Ibid.).
         No issue.

 

377

iii.

Hyman MEWBORN GRAY Sr was born on 23 Jan 1927 (Ibid.). He married Juanita Tingen (Ibid.). Hyman

        was divorced from Juanita Tingen (Ibid.). He married Christine Warters, daughter of Andrew Warters
        and Lillian Foyles, on 20 Sep 1954 (Ibid.).

 

378

iv.

Levi Jacob GRAY was born on 11 Apr 1933 (Ibid.). Levi died on 29 Jan 1934 in Lenoir County, North

        Carolina (Ibid.).

 

379

v.

Ralph Barrow GRAY was born on 6 Jun 1935 (Ibid.). He married Linda Mills, daughter of Flavel Mills

        and Mable (Mills), on 12 Jul 1964 (Ibid.).

123. Eva Bliss4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 Jun 1895 (Ibid.).
She married James Franklin Jones Sr., son of Jesse Hardy Jones and Sarah Penelope Sugg, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 21
Apr 1915 (Ibid.). Eva died on 26 Mar 1947 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 51 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Kinston,
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 27 March 1974 - Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday from the Rainbow Church near
Snow Hill for Mrs. Eva Bliss GRAY Jones, 78, who died Tuesday at her home at Snow Hill Route 2. Burial will follow in Pinelawn
Memorial Park. Survivors include two sons, Franklin of Snow Hill and Harold of Kinston; seven daughters, Mrs. W. A. Hardy, Mrs.
James Hardy, Mrs. Milo Brown and Mrs. William Davenport all of Snow Hill, Mrs Paul Watson of Kinston, Mrs. John Hare of
Raleigh and Mrs Charles Teseneer of Statesville; a brother, Raymond GRAY of Snow Hill; 25 grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

James Franklin Jones Sr was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 26 Jan 1892 (Ibid.). James died on 3 Jan 1974 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 81 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 4 January 1974 - JAMES FRANKLIN JONES - James Franklin Jones, 81, of Snow Hill Route 2
died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Jesse Hardy and Sarah P. Sugg Jones. Funeral services wil be
held from Rainbow United Methodist Church at 11 am Saturday with interment to follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Survivors
include his wife, Mrs. Eva GRAY Jones of the home; two sons, Franklin of Snow Hill and Harold of Kinston; seven daughters, Mrs. W.
A. Hardy of Snow Hill, Mrs. John Hare of Raleigh, Mrs. Charles Teseneer of Statesville, Mrs. James Hardy of Snow Hill, Mrs. Sila
Brown of Snow Hill, Mrs. William Davenport of Snow Hill, Mrs. Paul Watson of Kinston; two brothers, Ray of Snow Hill and Jess of
LaGrange; 25 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was a charter member of the Hookerton Junior Order, a former
Agriculture Stabilization community committeeman, a former member of the Hookerton School Board, he organized the Sunday
School at Rainbow Methodist Church and served as its Superintendent and was a charter member of the Greene County Farm Bureau.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Eva Bliss4 GRAY and James Franklin Jones Sr. all born in Greene County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

380

i.

Ellen Bruce5 Jones was born on 13 Mar 1917 (Ibid.). She married William Aldridge Hardy Sr., son of

        Kirby Junious Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Glenn (Bessie) Rouse, on 25 Sep 1935 (Ibid.).

 

381

ii.

Mary Ruth Jones was born in 1918 (Ibid.). Mary died in Greene County, North Carolina,. Died as an

        infant (Ibid.).

 

382

iii.

Hazel GRAY Jones was born on 19 Mar 1919 (Ibid.). She married John Ernest Hare, son of John Neal

        Hare and Varina Adolphus Sorrell, on 19 Dec 1947 (Ibid.).

 

383

iv.

James Franklin Jones was born in 1920 (Ibid.). James died on 7 Apr 1926 in Greene County, North

        Carolina (Ibid.).

 

384

v.

Jesse Cornelius Jones was born on 18 May 1922 (Ibid.). He married Margaret Jane McGowen,

        daughter of Charles Dewitte McGowen and Margaret Ruth Shefield, on 12 Feb 1949 (Ibid.). Jesse
        died on 18 Jul 1969 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 47 (Auto accident) (Marjorie Sutton
        Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene
        County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 18 July 1969 - JESSE C. JONES - SNOW HILL - Jesse C. Jones,

        47, a florist shop owner, was killed in a car wreck near LaGrange Friday. Funeral 5 pm Saturday,
        Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange, Dr. Shelton Kosy. Burial Snow Hill Cemetery. Surviving: his wife
        Mrs. Margarite McGowen Jones; a son Allen Jones of the home; his parents Mrs. and Mrs. J. F. Jones
        of Route 2 Snow Hill, seven sisters and two brothers. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

385

vi.

Robert Lester Jones Sr was born on 14 Apr 1924 (Ibid.). He married Ruby Lillian MEWBORN, daughter

        of Raymond Parrott MEWBORN and Lila Mae Johnson, on 26 Jun 1948 (Ibid.). Robert died on 18 Jan
        1968 at age 43 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn
        Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Obsever - 18 January 1968 - ROBERT L. JONES - SNOW HILL - Funeral
        services for Robert Lester Jones,44, who died Thursday were conducted at 3 pm Friday at Edwards
        Funeral Home in Kinston. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby M. Jones; two sons, Robert L. Jr. and
        Raymond J. of the home; one daughter Ruth Gayle of the home; three brothers and seven sisters and
        his parents Mr. and Mrs. James F. Jones of Snow Hill.
         Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

386

vii.

Dorothy Bliss Jones was born on 19 Jan 1926 (Ibid.). She married James Hodges Hardy, son of Jewel

        Seymour Hardy and Kathleen Hodges, on 12 Jun 1947 (Ibid.).

 

387

viii.

Jewell Frances Jones was born on 20 Sep 1927 (Ibid.). She married Sila Cyrus Brown Jr., son of Sila

        Cyrus Brown and Rachel Livingston Hargrave, on 12 Jun 1947 (Ibid.).

 

388

ix.

Annie Sue Jones was born on 4 May 1929 (Ibid.). She married Paul Henry Watson, son of David

        Taliaferra Watson and Helen Barksdale, on 31 Jul 1948 (Ibid.).

 

389

x.

Hattie Louise Jones was born on 17 Jun 1931 (Ibid.). Hattie was divorced from William Arbie

        Davenport Jr (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married William Arbie Davenport Jr., son of
        William Arbie Davenport Sr. and Fannie Mae Smith, on 24 Jul 1954 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The
        Suttons of England and North Carolina
.).
         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

390

xi.

James Harold Jones was born on 29 Jul 1934 (Ibid.). He married Shirley Mae Williams, daughter of

        Dan Williams and Verna Mae Phillips, on 26 Aug 1956 (Ibid.). He married Norman Ann Brinson,
        daughter of George Buren Brinson and Peggy Ann Thomas, on 17 Jun 1962 (Ibid.).

 

391

xii.

Guy Franklin Jones Sr was born on 21 Sep 1935 (Ibid.). He married Marjorie Ann Sugg, daughter of

        Earl Bryant Sugg and Louise Fisher, on 9 Feb 1958 (Ibid.).

 

392

xiii.

Linda Faye Jones was born on 25 Aug 1937 (Ibid.). She married Charles William Teseneer, son of

        Columbus Mills Teseneer and Sallie Catherine Lentz, on 25 Mar 1962 (Ibid.).

124. Floyd Benjamin4 GRAY Sr. (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29 Oct
1896 (Ibid.). He married Ruby Sutton, daughter of Leon James Sutton and Bela Sugg, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 1 Oct
1923 (Ibid.). Floyd died on 8 Jul 1968 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 71 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir
County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
OBIT - The Weekly Gazette - 13 July 1967 - WHEAT SWAMP MAN, FLOYD GRAY, DIES - Floyd GRAY, Sr., 70, of Kinston,
died Saturday, July 8. He was a well-known farmer in the Wheat Swamp community.
Funeral services were conducted at Edwards Funeral Home Monday, July 10 at 3 pm by the Rev. Leslie Wilkinson, Dr. Harold
Deitch and the Rev. Norman Polk. Burial was in Pinelawn Memorial Park
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Sutton GRAY of the home; two sons, Floyd GRAY Jr and Clifton GRAY, both of Wheat Swamp;
a daughter Mrs. Grover Wilson Smith of Kinston; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.{ENC}Collection of Ima
MEWBORN.{END}

Ruby Sutton was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 Jan 1903 (Ibid.). There are several clippings for this family in the
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
Children of Floyd Benjamin4 GRAY Sr. and Ruby Sutton all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

393

i.

Floyd Benjamin5 GRAY was born on 14 Oct 1924 (Ibid.). He married Edith (Pete) Kilpatrick, daughter

        of Paul Kilpatrick and Lela Mae McLawhorn, on 6 Apr 1947 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
        Floyd died on 23 Mar 1993 in Pitt County Hospital, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, at age 68
        (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 25 March 1993 - MR. FLOYD GRAY, JR. - Kinston - Mr.
        Floyd GRAY, Jr., 68 of Hull Road, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital after an extended illness and fighting

        a good fight. He brought much joy, hope and happiness to many people he came in daily contact with.
        He was the son of Ruby Sutton GRAY and the late Floyd GRAY, Sr. He was a well known farmer and
        livestrock producer. He owned extensive farms and holdings in Lenoir and Carteret Counties. He was
        one of the first developers of Cape Carteret, NC. He was a life long member of Wheat Swamp
        Christiam Church and a WWII veteran, serving in the European Theater. Funeral services will be held
        at 11 am Friday, March 26 from the chapel of Edwards Funeral Home. Dr. Jerry Burton, pastor of
        Wheat Swamp Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Survivors
        include his mother, Mrs. Ruby Sutton GRAY and his wife Mrs. Edith Kilpatrick GRAY, both of Kinston.
        His daughter Ms. Deborah GRAY of Dallas, Texas; a son Mr. Paul Ronald GRAY of Swansboro, a sister,
        Mrs. Grover Wilton Smith of Kinston, three grandchildren; one brother the late Clifton L. GRAY; three
        grandchildren Jay, Timmy and Jill GRAY of Kinston. The article also names his neices and
        nephews.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

394

ii.

Bela Christine GRAY was born on 24 Mar 1927 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and

        North Carolina.). She married Dr. Grover Wilton Smith, son of Cullen Wilton Smith and Della White,
        on 7 Jun 1947 (Ibid.).
         All of their children were married in the parent's garden in Kinston. There are a number of
        clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

395

iii.

Clifton Leon GRAY was born on 14 Jul 1934 (Ibid.). He married Faye Stocks, daughter of Clifton Hugh

        Stocks and Lottie Manning, on 27 Nov 1958 (Ibid.). Clifton died on 30 May 1991 at age 56
        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,
        in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 31 May 1991 - CLIFTON L. GRAY - KINSTON - Clifton Leon
        GRAY, son of Mrs. Ruby S. GRAY and the late Floyd GRAY, 56, died Thirsday at his home. He was a
        farmer and an agricultural sprayer. Funeral 10 am Saturday, Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial,
        Pinelawn Memorial Park.
         Surviving; wife, Mrs. Faye Stocks GRAY; children, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Clifton GRAY, Mr. and
        Mrs. Mark Floyd GRAY all of Kinston, brother Floyd GRAY of Kinston, sister, Mrs. Christine GRAY
        Smith of Kinston, mother Mrs. Ruby S. GRAY; granddaughter, Miss Madison Brook
        GRAY.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

125. Mary Glenn4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 11 Feb 1901
(Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). She married Travis Suggs, son of Will Suggs and Nan (Suggs),
in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Mary died on 20 Nov 1950 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 49 (Ibid.). Her body
was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church Cemetery.

Travis Suggs was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 19 Jul 1894 (Ibid.). Travis died on 10 Jun 1949 in Greene County,
North Carolina, at age 54 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church Cemetery.
Children of Mary Glenn4 GRAY and Travis Suggs were as follows:

 

396

i.

Infant5 Suggs. Infant died (Ibid.). His/her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in

        Rainbow Church Cemetery.

 

397

ii.

Margaret Christine Suggs was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 2 Oct 1926 (Ibid.). She

        married William E. Arnold, son of William E. Arnold Sr. and Mary Virginia Grady, on 25 Jan 1947
        (Ibid.). Margaret died on 22 Jun 1989 at age 62. Her body was interred in Greene County, North
        Carolina, in Rainbow Church Cemetery.
         No issue.

 

398

iii.

Hildegarde Suggs was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 8 Feb 1928 (Ibid.). She married

        James Lyman Harper, son of Albert Harper and Lillie Mae Carraway, on 25 Oct 1946 (Ibid.).
        Hildegarde died on 18 Jul 1991 in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, at age 63. Her body
        was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.

 

399

iv.

Infant Suggs. Infant died (Ibid.). His/her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in

        Rainbow Church Cemetery.


127. Raymond Richard4 GRAY (Cornelius3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 25 Jan 1905
(Ibid.). He married Lotchen Belle Hill, daughter of Joshua Edgar Hill and Winnie Sugg, on 28 Dec 1934 (Ibid.). He married Rosabelle
Jones, daughter of Rom Jones and Mary Susan May, on 24 Apr 1970 (Ibid.). Raymond died on 23 Apr 1981 in Lenoir Memorial
Hospital, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 76 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Kinston,
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
Had issue by his first wife - see Sutton Book.
OBIT - The Standard Laconic - 29 April 1981 - GRAY - Raymond Richard GRAY, 76, died last Wednesday in Lenoir Memorial
Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Services were held at 2 pm Friday from Edward Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Roberts
officiated. Burial followed in Westview Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glenn Hill GRAY; a son R. Fletcher GRAY of Poquoson, Va; a daughter, Mrs. Janet G. Kendall of
Orange, Va., and five grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Lotchen Belle Hill was born on 10 Oct 1896 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). Lotchen died
on 8 May 1968 in Hampton,, Virginia, at age 71 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
Westview Cemetery. OBIT - The News and Observer - 10 May 1968 - MRS. LOTCHEN H. GRAY - KINSTON - Funeral services for
Mrs. Lotchen Hill GRAY, 67, who died Friday in Hampton, Va., will be conducted Tuesday at 4 pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Westview Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Raymond R. GRAY; one son, Fletcher GRAY of Hampton, Va.; one daughter,
Mrs. Thomas G. Kendall of Gloucester, Va.; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Leslie Creech of Kinston. {ENC}Collection of
Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Raymond Richard4 GRAY and Lotchen Belle Hill both born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

400

i.

Raymond Fletcher5 GRAY was born on 22 Nov 1935 (Ibid.). He married Delores Carol Heath, daughter

        of Tobe Heath and Virginia Sutton, on 20 Aug 1960 (Ibid.). Raymond died on 22 Dec 1983 in
        Poquoson,, Virginia, at age 48 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). His body was interred in Kinston,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 23 December 1983 - RAYMOND F. GRAY - POQUOSON,
        VA - Raymond Fletcher GRAY, 48, died Thursday. He was assistant superintendent for instruction for
        Poquoson City Schools. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday from Westview Cemetery.
        Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Deloris Heath GRAY of the home; two sons, Joel R. GRAY and Neal F.
        GRAY both of the home and a sister, Mrs. Jewell G. Kendall of Orange, Va. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

401

ii.

Janet Cooper GRAY was born on 9 Nov 1938 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and

        North Carolina.). She married Thomas Garnett Kendall, son of Stark Kendall, on 21 Aug 1959 (Ibid.).
        Janet died on 15 Jul 1986 in Charlottesville,, Virginia, at age 47 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
        Her body was interred in Orange,, Virginia.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 16 July 1986 - JANET GRAY KENDALL - ORANGE, Va -
        Mrs. Janet GRAY Kendall, 47, of Orange and formerly of Kinston, died Tuesday in a Charlottesville
        Hospital. She was teacher in the Orange County High School, a member of the Macedonia Christian
        Church and the daughter of the late Raymond R. and Lotchin Hill GRAY. Graveside services will be
        held at 2 pm Thursday at the North Pamunkey Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. David Boston will
        officiate. Survivors include her husband, Thomas G. Kendall of Orange, Va; two daughters, Ms Emily
        O'Neal Kendall of Arlington, Va., and Ms. Stephanie Whitted Kendall of Orange, Va. and a son
        Meredith GRAY Kendall of Orange.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Rosabelle Jones was born on 15 Nov 1911 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and North Carolina.).
There were no children of Raymond Richard4 GRAY and Rosabelle Jones.
        

130. George Otis4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born circa 1882 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married
Deborah (Debbie) Sugg, daughter of Aquilla Sugg and Elizabeth GRAY, on 17 Jun 1903 (Ibid.). George died on 11 Mar 1973 (Ibid.).
OBIT - The News and Observer - 12 March 1973 - GEORGE O. GRAY - SNOW HILL - George Otis GRAY, 91, died Sunday.
Funeral 3 pm Tuesday, Edwards Funeral Home, the Rev. Arthur Winstead. Burial Snow Hill Cemetery.
Surviving: a daughter, Mrs. Joshua Craft of Grifton; two sons, Rossie and Aquilla GRAY of Snow Hill; a sister, Mrs. L. H.
Whitehead of Dover; two brothers, Barney of LaGrange and Heber of Kinston; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; seven great

great grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Deborah (Debbie) Sugg was born on 2 May 1882. Deborah died on 13 Jan 1960 at age 77.
Children of George Otis4 GRAY and Deborah (Debbie) Sugg were as follows:

 

402

i.

James Rossie5 GRAY was born on 12 Apr 1904 in Greene County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). He

        married Susan Vivian (Sudie) Speight (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). James died on 13 Sep 1974
        at age 70 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill
        Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 15 September 1974 - JAMES R. GRAY - SNOW HILL - James
        Rossie GRAY, 70, retired State Highway Commission employee, died Friday. Funeral services will be
        held at 3 pm Sunday from Edwards Funeral Home with intement to follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
        Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susan Speight GRAY; a daughter, Mrs. Marie McLawhorn of
        Richmond, Va.; four sons, Earl of Newport News, Raymond of Newport, Tenn, Tom of Grifton, and
        Joseph of Snow Hill; a sister, Mrs. Ira (Elizabeth) Craft of Grifton; a brother Aquilla GRAY of Snow
        Hill; 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

403

ii.

Aquilla Bennett GRAY was born on 7 Jun 1906 in Greene County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). He

        married Fannie Rosa Spivey, daughter of Noah Spivey and Bertha Phillips (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). Aquilla died on 17 Nov 1975 at age 69 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). His body was interred in
        Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         This family lived in Greene County, NC.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 18 November 1975 - AQUILLA B. GRAY - SNOW HILL -
        Aquilla Bennett GRAY, 69, of Route 2, retired farmer, died Monday. Funeral 3 pm Tuesday, Edwards
        Funeral Home. Burial, Snow Hill Cemetery.
         Surviving: widow, Mrs. Fannie Rosa Spivey GRAY; daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ellen Hart of Farmville,
        Mrs. Myrtle Brown Webber of Snow Hill, Mrs. Brenda Diane Bell of Goldsboro; sons Frank,
        Guilford, J. C., and Edward GRAY of Snow Hill; sister, Mrs. Ida Craft of Grifton; eight grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

404

iii.

Ida Elizabeth GRAY was born circa 1911 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She married Joshua Craft

        (Ibid.). Ida died on 30 Jan 1985 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was
        interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery (Ibid.).
         No issue.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 30 January 1985 - IDA GRAY CRAFT - GRIFTON - Ida GRAY
        Craft, 74, died Wednesday in Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Edwards Chapel
        Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

131. Barney O.4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Annie Carter (Ibid.). Barney died on 10 Dec 1981 in Wilson,
Wilson County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
OBIT - Weekly Gazette - 17 December 1981 - BARNEY GRAY - Barney O. GRAY, 93, died Thursday, December 10 in a Wilson
Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 12 at 2 pm from the Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Grubbs
officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Kinston; a son Heber GRAY of LaGrange; a brother Heber GRAY of Kinston; three
grandchildren, four great grandchildren. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Annie Carter was born on 8 Sep 1895 (Ibid.). Annie died on 8 Sep 1968 at age 73 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in LaGrange,
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery. OBIT - The News and Observer - 8 September 1968 - MRS. ANNIE C. GRAY
- LAGRANGE - Mrs. Annie Carter GRAY, 73, died Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 pm at the Rouse
Funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Barney GRAY; one daughter, Mrs. Oazie Hill of
Kinston; three sons, Stanley of Clinton, Heber and J. R. both of LaGrange and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Young of Farmville.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Barney O.4 GRAY and Annie Carter were as follows:

 

405

i.

Ruby5 GRAY married Oazie Hill (Ibid.). Ruby died on 12 Aug 1986 in Lenoir Memorial Hospital,

        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County,
        North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinton Daily Free Press - 13 August 1986 - RUBY G. HILL - Ms. Ruby GRAY Hill, 66, of

        Kinston Route 2 died Tuesday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was a retired cottage parent at
        Caswell Center. Services will be at 2 pm Thursday from the chapel of Howard-Carter and Stroud
        Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Toler officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial
        Park. Survivors include a son, Oazie Rodney Hill of Kinston and two grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

406

ii.

L. Stanley GRAY married Hazel Starling (Ibid.). L. died on 20 Jan 1979 in Clinton, Sampson County,

        North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, in Clinton
        Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 21 January 1979 - L. STANLEY GRAY - CLINTON - L.
        Stanley GRAY, 64, died Saturday. Funeral 3 pm Monday Royal-Hall Funeral Home chapel. Burial,
        Clinton Cemetery.
         Surviving; widow, Mrs. Hazel Starling GRAY; sons Richard of Clinton, Ronnie of Raleigh; father
        Barney GRAY of LaGrange, sister Mrs. Ruby Hill of Kinston, brother Heber GRAY of LaGrange; two
        grandchildren.
         Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

407

iii.

Heber O. GRAY married Ellen B. (GRAY) (Ibid.). Heber died in Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston,

        Lenoir County, North Carolina. His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Fairview Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Pres - 28 Juy 1985 - HEBER O. GRAY - LAGRANGE - Heber O.
        GRAY, 67, died saturday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 3 pm Monday from the
        chapel of Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include his wife,
        Mrs. Ellen B. GRAY of the home; two step daughters, Mrs. Linda B. Ham of Kinston and Mrs. Faye B.
        Holloway of Snow Hill; one sister, Mrs. Ruby G. Hill of Kinston. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

408

iv.

John Richard GRAY. John died on 1 Jan 1977 (Ibid.). His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir

        County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 3 January 1977 - JOHNNIE R. GRAY - LAGRANGE - Johnnie
        Richard GRAY, 51, died Saturday. Funeral 2 pm today, Rouse Funeral home chapel. Burial, Fairview
        Cemetery.
         Surviving: father, Barney GRAY of the home, sister, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Kinston, brothers Stanley of
        Clinton and Heber GRAY of LaGrange.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

135. Myrtle Virginia4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Clyde William Simmons, son of Lemuel J. Simmons and
Emma (Emie) Howard (Ibid.). Myrtle died on 21 Feb 1972 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 22 February 1972 - Kinston - MRS. MYRTLE V. SIMMONS - Mrs. Myrtle Virginia Simmons,
91, died Monday. Funeral Tuesday at 4 pm at Edwards Funeral Home by the Rev. David Alexander. Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving: two sons, Lam J. and Clyde G. Simmons of Kinston; a daughter Virginia Harrelson of Kinston; three brothers, Otis of
Snow Hill, Heber of Kinston and Barney GRAY of La Grange; two sisters, Mrs. Olivia Whitehead of Dover and Mrs. Hongie Nobles of
Kinston; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END} .

Clyde William Simmons was born circa 1869 (Will of Simeon Simmons, written 12 February, probated 28 December 1896, Lenoir
County, NC.).
Children of Myrtle Virginia4 GRAY and Clyde William Simmons were as follows:

 

409

i.

Clyde GRAY5 Simmons Sr was born on 5 Oct 1906 (Lenoir County Heritage Book, p. 516.). He married

        Mildred Inez Coward (Ibid.). Clyde died on 4 Jan 1978 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at
        age 71 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview
        Cemetery.
         There are a number of clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

410

ii.

Lamuel James Simmons married Essie Montez Sutton, daughter of James Buchanan (Buck) Sutton and

        Nancy S. Waller, on 16 Oct 1919 (Ibid.).

 

411

iii.

Utah Simmons. Utah died. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in

        Maplewood Cemetery.

 

412

iv.

Myrtle Virginia Simmons married John Todd Harrelson (Ibid.). Myrtle died on 21 Apr 1991 in

        Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.

137. Hongie G.4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Decatur (Dee) Noble (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
Hongie died on 24 Feb 1972 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North
Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.

Children of Hongie G.4 GRAY and Decatur (Dee) Noble were as follows:

 

413

i.

Wayne5 Noble.

 

414

ii.

Milan Noble.

 

415

iii.

Daughter Noble married Jasper Riggs.

 

416

iv.

Daughter Noble married Clifford H. Lent.

 

417

v.

Daughter Noble married Herbert Banks.


138. Olivia4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Lewis H. Whitehead (Ibid.). Olivia died on 29 Mar 1973 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Dover, Craven County, North Carolina, in Whitehead Family Cemetery.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 30 March, 1973 - MRS. OLIVIA G. WHITEHEAD - KINSTON - Mrs. Olivia GRAY Whitehead,
95, died Thursday. Funeral 4 pm Friday, Edwards Funeral Home, the Rev. Bill Futch. Burial Whitehead family cemetery in Dover.
Surviving: three daughters, Mrs. Vance Davenport and Miss Melba Whitehead of the home, and Mrs. L. F. Waters of Greenville, a
foster son, Hulon Whitehead of Kinston, two brothers Barney of LaGrange and Heber GRAY of Kinston; three grandchildren; five great
grandchildren; a great great grandchild. {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Olivia4 GRAY and Lewis H. Whitehead were as follows:

 

418

i.

Wilda5 Whitehead married Vance Davenport (Ibid.).

 

419

ii.

Melba Whitehead.

 

420

iii.

Annie Whitehead married Lewis F. Waters (Ibid.). Annie died on 28 Jan 1979 in Greenville, Pitt

        County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Westview Cemetery.

139. Eugene Whittaker4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Margaret Martin (Ibid.). Eugene died in 1968 in
Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 9 September 1968 - HALF-BROTHER OF BARNEY GRAY DIED - Eugene (Gene) Whittaker
GRAY died recently at his home in Bessemer City. Details were not available at press-time.
GRAY was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. O. GRAY of Kinston.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Martin GRAY; one son, Eugene Jr; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Lassiter and Mrs. Eugene
Roberson of Bessemer City; and Mrs. Allen Piece of Tarboro; one brother Robert of New York City; one sister, Mrs. Triven Caton of
New Bern; three half-brothers, Barney GRAY of LaGrange, Heber GRAY of Kinston and Otis GRAY of Snow Hill; three half-sisters, Mrs.
Lib Whitehead of Dover, Mrs. Dee Nobles of Southwood and Mrs. Myrtle Simmon of Kinston; and five grandchildren.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Children of Eugene Whittaker4 GRAY and Margaret Martin were as follows:

 

421

i.

Eugene Whittaker5 GRAY Jr.

 

422

ii.

Unknown GRAY married Willie Lassiter (Ibid.).

 

423

iii.

Unknown GRAY married Eugene Roberson (Ibid.).

 

424

iv.

Unknown GRAY married Allen Pierce (Ibid.).


141. Robert Clifton4 GRAY (James3, William2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Mary H. (GRAY) (Ibid.). Robert died on 8 Jan 1980 in
Craven County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina.
OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 13 January 1980 - ROBERT GRAY, SR. - NEW BERN - Robert Clifton (Rabbit) GRAY, Sr., 59,
died at his home in Bridgton, Jan 8. Services were held in Rocky Mount on Friday. He was a mobile home salesman. He was a native
of Kinston, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. O. GRAY. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary H. GRAY of the home; two
daughters, Mrs. Frances Bryant of Woodland, and Mrs. Joyce Lee of Pink Hill; one son, Robert GRAY, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Christine
Caton of New Bern; two half brothers Heber GRAY and Barney GRAY of Kinston; seven grandchildren and three great great

grandchildren.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Children of Robert Clifton4 GRAY and Mary H. (GRAY) were as follows:

 

425

i.

Frances5 GRAY married Unknown Bryant (Ibid.).

 

426

ii.

Joyce GRAY married Unknown Lee (Ibid.).

 

427

iii.

Robert Cifton GRAY Jr.


144. Edith Elizabeth4 Sugg (Edith3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) married D. F. (Dock) Spivey (Ibid.).

Children of Edith Elizabeth4 Sugg and D. F. (Dock) Spivey were:

 

428

i.

Noah5 Spivey was born on 30 Aug 1881 (Tombstone.). He married Bertha Phillips, daughter of

        Gilford Phillips and Fannie (Phillips). He died on 11 Dec 1947 at age 66 (Ibid.). He was buried in
        GRAY Family Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

146. Robert Lee4 Sugg (Edith3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 12 Feb 1867 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He
married Lillie Annie Lee Edwards, daughter of Thomas Franklin Edwards and James Etta Forrest (Ibid.). Robert died on 25 Jul 1921 at
age 54 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

Lillie Annie Lee Edwards was born on 20 Nov 1871 (Ibid.). Lillie died on 15 Mar 1932 at age 60 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.
Children of Robert Lee4 Sugg and Lillie Annie Lee Edwards were as follows:

 

429

i.

Ada Lee (Odie)5 Sugg was born on 24 Jul 1900. Ada died in Jul 1901. No dates on stone. His body

        was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

430

ii.

Frank Sugg was born on 24 Nov 1901 (Ibid.). Frank died. died same day. His body was interred in

        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

431

iii.

Henrietta Sugg was born on 11 Mar 1906. She married WiIliam (Willie) Arthur GRAY, son of Aquilla

        Edward GRAY and Ada Vinson, in Oct 1922 (Ibid.). She married Joseph Ernest Herring, son of George
        Malcolm Herring and Sarah (Sallie) Artelia MEWBORN, on 16 May 1951 (Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-
        Ruth Caroline Whitted family group sheet, by Rosalie Holmes.). Henrietta died on 26 Dec 1980 at age
        74 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 27 December 1980 - HENRIETTA HERRING - SNOW HILL -
        Mrs. Henrietta GRAY Herring, 74, of Route 2 Snow Hill died Friday. Funeral 1;30 pm today, MEWBORN
        Primitive Baptist Church. Burial, Westview Cemetery, Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Rachel Sugg of
        Route 2 Snow Hill. stepdaughter, Mrs. Rhubelle Hardy of Route 1 Kinston; stepson, Dewey Herring of
        Lumberton, sister, Mrs. Clyde Sugg Beaman of Route 2, Snow Hill, nine grandchildren, two great
        grandchildren.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

432

iv.

Clyde Sugg was born on 1 Feb 1908 (Ibid.). She married John Edward Beaman, son of John B.

        Beaman and Annie Mariah Smith (Ibid.). Clyde died on 28 Jun 1987 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, at age 79 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in
        Snow Hill Cemetery (Ibid.).
         There are several OBIT clippings in the Collection - Kinston Daily Free Press - 29 June 1987 -
        MRS. CLYDE S. BEAMON - Mrs. Clyde Sugg Beaman, 79, died Sunday at Lenoir Memorial
        Hospital. Services will be held at 11 am Tuesday from Taylor-Edward Funeral Home in Snow Hill.
        The Rev. Ray Broadwell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery. Survivors
        include six daughters: Mrs. Myrtle McCloud and Mrs. Etheleen Jones, both of Hookerton, Mrs. Nora
        Mae Pridgen, Mrs. Clara Pridgen, and Mrs. Janie Ginn, all of Snow Hill, and Mrs. Eleanor Carraway
        of Auden; three sons, Tommy Beamon of LaGrange, Pete Beaman of Maury, and Donald Beaman of
        Snow Hill; 28 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

433

v.

Grover Sugg was born on 14 May 1910 (Ibid.). Grover died. Died same day. His body was interred in

        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

434

vi.

Elizabeth Sugg was born on 12 Oct 1918 (Ibid.). Elizabeth died on 18 Oct 1918 (Ibid.). Her body was


        interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

435

vii.

Moses Lee Sugg married Daisy Beaman, daughter of John B. Beaman and Annie Mariah Smith. Moses

        died on 9 Mar 1975. His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church
        Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 11 March 1975 - Snow Hill - MOSES L. SUGG - Moses Lee
        Suggs, Sr, 72, farmer of Snow Hill, died Sunday. Funeral 3 pm Tuesday, Edwards Funeral Home in
        Snow Hill. Burial, Rainbow Cemetery.
         Surviving: widow, Mrs. Daisy Beamon Suggs, daughters, Mrs. Lillian Lamm of Wilson, Mrs.
        Margaret Hillard of Walstonburg, and Mrs. Jean Whitley of Snow Hill, sons John Joseph of Ellicott
        City, Md., Moses Lee Jr of Walstonburg, and James Earl Suggs of Wilson; sisters, Mrs. Henrietta
        GRAY Herring of Snow Hill and Mrs. Clyde Beamon of Snow Hill; 20 grandchildren' 4 great
        grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

148. Mary Eliza4 Sugg (Edith3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1873 (Ibid.). She married Noah Smith (Ibid.). Mary died
in 1905 (Ibid.).
There are several different birth and death dates for her and not sure which ones are correct.

Children of Mary Eliza4 Sugg and Noah Smith were as follows:

 

436

i.

Luther Benjamin5 Smith was born in 1905. He married Etta Mae Howard. Luther died on 25 Jan 1972.

 

437

ii.

Leorah Smith was born on 17 Jan 1907 (Ibid.). She married William Thomas GRAY, son of Richard

        Hadley GRAY and Irene Mary Edwards, in 1922 (Ibid.). Leorah died on 11 Jun 1985 in Carteret
        County, North Carolina, at age 78 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in
        MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 12 June 1985 - LEORAH GRAY - NEWPORT - Mrs. Leorah
        GRAY, 78, of Newport, died Tuesday. Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday from the Bell-Munden
        Funeral Home chapel in Morehead City. Graveside services will be held in MEWBORN Primitive
        Baptist Church Cemetery in Jason. Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Rosa Smith, Mrs. Hazel
        Oliver and Mrs. Ann Roper, all of Havelock, Mrs. Mary Taylor and Mrs. Frances Carter, both of
        Hubert, Mrs. Ruby Daniels of Goldsboro, Mrs. Mildred Kavka of Tillsonburg. Canada and Mrs. Ruth
        Clark of Newport; two sons, Joe of Havelock and Mason GRAY of Newport; a sister, Mrs. Nancy
        Barlett of Pikeville; 18 grandchildren, four step grandchildren and six great
        grandchildren.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

438

iii.

Nancy E. Smith was born on 11 Oct 1910. She married B. Lloyd Bartlett, son of Victor Allen Bartlett

        and Martha Hill. Nancy died on 7 May 1992 at age 81. Her body was interred in Greene County,
        North Carolina, in MEWBORN Family Cemetery.

 

439

iv.

Maybelle Smith married Seth Small. Maybelle died.

 

440

v.

Woodrow Wilson Smith was born on 15 Oct 1912 (Ibid.). He married Sallie Dudley (Ibid.). Woodrow

        died on 8 Feb 1979 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 66 (Ibid.). His body was
        interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.

149. Luther Joe4 Sugg (Edith3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 17 May 1876 (Ibid.). He married Roberta Hill. He
married Bertie Hill, daughter of Webb Hill and Sarah Parks, on 24 Jan 1900 (Ibid.). Luther died on 10 Feb 1939 at age 62 (Ibid.). His
body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

There were no children of Luther Joe4 Sugg and Roberta Hill.
        

Bertie Hill was born on 28 Oct 1880 (Ibid.). Bertie died in Nov 1969 in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, at age 89 (Ibid.).
Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery. According to her obit - there were two other
daughters.
OBIT - The Greene County Ledger - 20 November 1969 - MRS. BERTIE SUGG DIED TUESDAY IN NURSING HOME - Mrs.
Bertie Hill Sugg, 89, of Kinston Route 7 and the daughter of the late Webb and Sarah Parks Hill of Wayne County, died Tuesday
afternoon, November 11, in a Greenville Nursing Home. She was a member of the Wheat Swamp Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday from the chapel of Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston with Rev. Leslie Wilkins of

Wheat Swamp Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the family Cemetery near Wheat Swamp. Surving are four daughters, Mrs.
George Byrd Jr of Kinston Route 7, Mrs. Drew Sugg of Snow Hill Route 2, Mrs. Daniel Barrow of LaGrange Route 1 and Mrs.
Kimber Best of LaGrange; three sons, Lewis Sugg of Kinston Route 2, West Sugg of Kinston, Route 2, and Roy Lee Sugg of Kinston
Route 7; one sister Miss Sallie Hill of LaGrange Route 1; 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Luther Joe4 Sugg and Bertie Hill were as follows:

 

441

i.

Dessie Lois5 Sugg was born on 2 Jan 1901. She married Drew Dixon Sugg, son of William Henry

        Sugg and Laura Frances Pridgen (Ibid.). Dessie died on 15 Apr 1990 in Snow Hill, Greene County,
        North Carolina, at age 89. Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Westview Cemetery.

 

442

ii.

Lewis Edwin Sugg was born on 20 Sep 1902. He married Louise Dawson. Lewis died on 9 Jul 1971 at

        age 68.
         OBIT - Weekly Gazette - 15 July 1971 - FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY FOR MR. LEWIS E.
        SUGG - Funeral services were held at 4;30 pm Sunday from the chapel of Garner's Funeral Home in
        Kinston for Lewis Edwin Sugg, 68, a retired farmer of Kinston Route 2, who died Friday, July 9, in a
        local hospital.
         Rev. Alton F. Lancaster officiated. Burial followed in the Westview Cemetery.
         He was the son of the late Luther Joe and Alberta Hill Sugg of Lenoir County and a member of the
        Trinity Methodist Church.
         Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Dawson Sugg; a son, Jacob Lewis Sugg, of the home; a
        daughter, Mrs. Larry Pearce of Kinston Route 2; a brother, Luther West Sugg, Kinston Route 7; four
        sisters, Mrs. Drewy Sugg of Snow Hill, Mrs. Daniel Barrow and Mrs. Kimber Best of LaGrange and
        Mrs. George Byrd of Kinston; and two grandchildren.{ENC}.Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

443

iii.

Marvin Webster Sugg was born on 22 Dec 1903 (Ibid.). Marvin died on 18 Aug 1911 at age 7 (Ibid.).

        His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

444

iv.

Nina Mae Sugg was born on 10 Sep 1904 (Ibid.). Nina died on 9 May 1906 at age 1 (Ibid.). Her body

        was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

445

v.

Sallie Jo Sugg was born on 30 Aug 1906 (Ibid.). She married Daniel Webster Barrow, son of John

        Owen Barrow and Ida Harrison, on 28 May 1926 (Ibid.). Sallie died on 10 Nov 1985 at age 79 (Ibid.).
        Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Hull Road FWB Church (Ibid.).
         OBIT - Kinston Free Press - 12 November 1985 - SALLIE S. BARROW - SNOW HILL - Mrs.
        Sallie Sugg Barrow, 79, died Sunday. Services will be held at 2 pm Thrusday from Hull Road Free
        Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Grubbs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
        Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Thelma Speight of Kinston, Mrs. Agnes Brock of New Bern, Mrs.
        Lindley Roberts of Goldsboro, and Mrs. Vivial Carol Trammel of Chapel Hill; four sons, Lewis
        Barrow of LaGrange, David Daniel Barrow of Greenville, Alton Drew Barrow of Snow Hill, and
        Clifton Joe Barrow of Tanzania; three sisters, Mrs. Drew Sugg of Snow Hill, Mrs. Kimber Best of
        LaGrange, and Mrs. George Byrd of Kinston; a brother West Sugg of Kinston, and 12 grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
         There are several other OBIT clippings in the Collection.

 

446

vi.

Nancy Beulah Sugg was born on 23 Aug 1908. She married Kimber Best, son of Claude W. Best and

        Laurel E. Parks (Ibid.).

 

447

vii.

Luther West Sugg was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29 Apr 1912 (Parrott Hardy

        MEWBORN, family group sheet.). He married Blanche Ruth Rouse, daughter of John Leslie Rouse and
        Naomi Blanche Rouse, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 19 Dec 1936 (Ibid.).

 

448

viii.

Earl Hildred Sugg was born on 18 Aug 1917 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Earl died on 26 Jun

        1918 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

449

ix.

Roy Lee Sugg was born on 21 May 1919. He married Leah Daughety. Roy died on 29 Jun 1971 at age

        52. His body was interred in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, in Snow Hill Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 30 June 1971 - ROY LEE SUGG - Roy Lee Sugg, 53, died
        Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from Edwards Funeral Chapel Thursday at 4 pm. Services will
        be conducted by Rev. Leslie Wilkins of Wheat Swamp Christian Church. Burial will follow in Snow
        Hill Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Roy Lee Sugg Jr of Kinston, three daughters, Miss Edith
        Sugg of New Hope, Mrs. Carolyn Cobb of Raleigh and Mrs. Helen Wainwright of New Hope; two

        brothers, Louis Sugg of LaGrange and West Sugg of Kinston; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryd of
        Kinston, Mrs. Lois Sugg and Mrs. Sally Barrow of Snow Hill and Mrs. Kimber West of New Hope;
        and two grandchildren.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

450

x.

Roxie Roberta Sugg was born on 23 Apr 1924 (Ibid.). Roxie died on 6 Dec 1928 at age 4 (Ibid.). Her

        body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in GRAY Family Cemetery.

 

451

xi.

Frederick Sugg married Catherine Everette. Frederick died on 18 Aug 1967. His body was interred in

        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
         OBIT - no notation of paper - 1967 - FRED SUGG, WHEAT SWAMP FARMER, DIES - Fred
        Sugg, 53, of the Wheat Swamp section died in a local hospital at 10:55 pm Friday, August 18. He as a
        retired farmer and had been in declining health for some time. He was the son of Mrs. Alberta Hill
        Sugg of Kinston Route 7 and the late Luther Joe Sugg. He was a member of Wheat Swamp Christian
        Church.
         Funeral services were held at 4 pm Sunday from the chapel at Garner's Funeral Home in Kinston.
        His pastor, Rev. Leslie Wilkins, officiated, assisted by Rev. Norman Polk of Caswell Center. Burial
        followed in Westview Cemetery.
         Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Everett Sugg of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Paul McKeel
        Jr of Kinston Route 2; one granddaughter Paula Kay McKeel; his mother; three brothers, Lewis of
        Kinston, West and Roy Lee of Kinston Route 7; four sisters, Mrs. Drew Sugg and Mrs. D. W. Barrow
        of Snow Hill Route 2, Mrs. Kimberly Best of LaGrange Route 2, and Mrs. George Byrd of Kinston
        Route 7; several nieces and nephews.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

452

xii.

Dorothy Marie Sugg was born on 15 May 1922. She married George Byrd.


151. Bert Bruton4 Sugg (George3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 28 Apr 1873
(Ibid.). He married Georgia Ella Barrow, daughter of Jesse Heath Barrow and Mary Ann Lindley, on 27 Oct 1895 (Ibid.). Bert died on
21 Jun 1921 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 48 (Ibid.).

Georgia Ella Barrow was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 12 Jan 1871 (Ibid.). She married John James Creech. Georgia
died on 16 Aug 1944 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 73 (Ibid.).
Children of Bert Bruton4 Sugg and Georgia Ella Barrow were as follows:

 

453

i.

Mary Glenn5 Sugg was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 3 Apr 1898. She married William

        Edward Sugg, son of Thomas Ruffin Sugg and Lovenia Susan Hardy, in Kinston, Lenoir County,
        North Carolina, on 6 Apr 1919.

 

454

ii.

Sophia Ellen Sugg was born on 11 Feb 1906. She married William Emmett Stroud. Sophia died on 4

        Apr 1989 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 83. Her body was interred in Kinston,
        Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.

 

455

iii.

Lucy Lindley Sugg was born on 14 Aug 1912 (Ibid.). She married Claude Bright Jr., son of Claude

        Bright, on 6 Sep 1930 (Ibid.). Lucy died on 17 Jul 1994 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 81
        (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery
        (Ibid.).
         OBIT - The Free Press - 19 July 1994 - LUCY S. BRIGHT - HOOKERTON - Lucy Sugg Bright,
        81, of Hookerton, Route 1 died Sunday at home. Bright was a homemaker and a member of Wheat
        Swamp Christian Church. Services were at 11 am today from the Edwards Funeral Home chapel in
        Kinston with the Rev. Jerry Burton officiating. Burial followed in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston.
        Survivors include two sons, Claude Bright III of Kinston and Bert Sugg Bright of Snow Hill; one sister
        Glenn Sugg of Snow Hill; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. {ENC}Collection of Ima
        MEWBORN.{END}

 

456

iv.

George Ciscero Sugg married Joyce Gardner. George died on 5 May 1976 in Lenoir Memorial

        Hospital, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. His body was interred in Grifton, Pitt County,
        North Carolina, in Grifton Cemetery.
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 6 May 1976 - Grifton - GEORGE CICERO SUGG - George
        Cicero Sugg, 72, of McRae Street in Grifton died Wednesday in Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was a
        retired tobacconist. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Friday from Edwards Funeral Home, with
        Rev. J. E. Sponenberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Grifton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife,
        Joyce G. Sugg of the home; two daughters, Miss Margaret Sugg of Washington, DC and Mrs. Edwin

        Reeves of Grifton; two sons, Richard T. and George G. Sugg, both of Grifton; four sisters, Mrs. Inez
        Nethercutte of Chapel Hill, Mrs. W. E. Stroud of Kinston, and Mrs. Claude Bright and Mrs. W. E.
        Sugg, both of Snow Hill; a brother, Carl Sugg of Southport; and five grandchildren.{ENC} Collection
        of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

457

v.

Isaac Palmer Sugg was born on 1 Apr 1900. He married Mildred Henrietta Taylor on 14 Jun 1928.

        Isaac died on 24 Dec 1954 at age 54.

 

458

vi.

Carl Bruton Sugg was born on 25 Feb 1907. He married Matilda Robinson on 20 Aug 1934. Carl died

        on 26 Dec 1980 in Southport, Brunswick County, North Carolina, at age 73. His body was interred in
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Maplewood Cemetery.

153. Bela4 Sugg (George3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) married Leon James Sutton, son of James Arthur Sutton and Sally Parrott.

Leon James Sutton. Leon died on 27 Feb 1965 (Ibid.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
Westview Cemetery. There is an OBIT for Leon in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. He was 90 years old at his death and the OBIT
stated he was the son of Sally Parrott and James Arthur Sutton.
Children of Bela4 Sugg and Leon James Sutton were as follows:

 

459

i.

Ruby5 Sutton was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 13 Jan 1903 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver,

        The Suttons of England and North Carolina.). She married Floyd Benjamin GRAY Sr., son of Cornelius
        GRAY and Mary Susan Sutton, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 1 Oct 1923 (Ibid.).
         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

460

ii.

J. Dan Sutton married Clyde Stokes. J. died on 27 May 1986 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North

        Carolina. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.

 

461

iii.

Jesse Leon (Buck) Sutton married Bruce Hardy. Jesse died on 20 Aug 1989 in Kinston, Lenoir

        County, North Carolina. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Westview Cemetery.

 

462

iv.

Katie Sutton married Fred Everette.

 

463

v.

Polly Sutton married Robert Rouse.

 

464

vi.

Zilpha Sutton married Robert Edwards.

 

465

vii.

Charles Clyde Sutton married Mary Rouse. Charles died on 20 Jul 1969 in Kinston, Lenoir County,

        North Carolina. His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn
        Cemetery.

156. Winnie4 Sugg (Hardy3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 26 Sep 1878 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). She
married Joshua Edgar Hill, son of William R. Hill and Mary Catherine Jones, on 14 Jan 1892 (Ibid.). Winnie died on 8 Feb 1908 at
age 29 (Ibid.).

Joshua Edgar Hill was born on 8 Oct 1860 (Ibid.). Joshua died on 20 Jun 1911 at age 50 (Ibid.).
Children of Winnie4 Sugg and Joshua Edgar Hill were as follows:

 

466

i.

Iris Leone5 Hill was born on 9 Nov 1893. She married Leslie Raymond Creech, son of Zebulen

        Benjamin Creech and Effie Josie MEWBORN, on 8 Aug 1915 (Parrott Hardy MEWBORN, family group
        sheet
.). Iris died on 13 Jul 1987 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 93 (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). Her body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery
        (Ibid.).
         OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 14 July 1987 - IRIS H. CREECH - LAGRANGE - Mrs. Iris Hill
        Creech, 93, died Monday. She was a member of the LaGrange Christian Church. Services will be
        held at 3 pm Thursday from Rouse Funeral Home Chapel in LaGrange. The Rev. Don Lee and The
        Rev. Richard McIntosh will officiate. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Kinston. Survivors
        include four daughters: Mrs. Geneva Hardy of Seven Springs, Mrs. Josie Williams, Mrs. Edna Baker,
        and Mrs. Ester Williams, all of Kinston; three sons, Raymond Creech of Wilmington, Kenneth and
        Roger Creech, both of LaGrange; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

467

ii.

Lotchen Belle Hill was born on 10 Oct 1896 (Marjorie Sutton Oliver, The Suttons of England and

        North Carolina.). She married Raymond Richard GRAY, son of Cornelius GRAY and Mary Susan Sutton,
        on 28 Dec 1934 (Ibid.). Lotchen died on 8 May 1968 in Hampton,, Virginia, at age 71 (Ibid.). Her

        body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Westview Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 10 May 1968 - MRS. LOTCHEN H. GRAY - KINSTON -
        Funeral services for Mrs. Lotchen Hill GRAY, 67, who died Friday in Hampton, Va., will be conducted
        Tuesday at 4 pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Surviving are her
        husband, Raymond R. GRAY; one son, Fletcher GRAY of Hampton, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas G.
        Kendall of Gloucester, Va.; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Leslie Creech of Kinston.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

157. Mary Maude4 Sugg (Hardy3, Julia2GRAY, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 22 Nov 1880 (Levi
Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.). She married Edward Seymour MEWBORN, son of Levi Jesse Hardy
MEWBORN and Ruth Caroline Whitted, on 26 Apr 1905 (Ibid.). Mary died on 13 Oct 1953 in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina,
at age 72 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
OBIT - The Standard Laconic, Snow Hill - 15 October 1953 - MRS. MAUDE S. MEWBORN - LaGrange - Mrs. Maude Sugg
MEWBORN, 72, died Tuesday at 10:00 am at her home here. Funeral sevices were held at the home Wednesday at 3:30 PM with the
Rev. Joshua MEWBORN and the Rev. R. L. Bame of LaGrange officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Surviving are two
daughters, Mrs. Luther Cratt of Raleigh and Miss Sadie Ruth MEWBORN of the home. She was a daughter of the late Hardy P. and Sarah
Whitted Sugg of Greene County.{ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

Edward Seymour MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 16 Jul 1870 (Ibid.) (Levi J. H. MEWBORN Family Bible,
(United States Publishing Company, New York 1869); Dobbs County, North Carolina, Bible Records, Vol 5" by William L.
Murphy.). Edward died on 2 Jan 1948 in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 77 (Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-Ruth
Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.) (Levi J. H. MEWBORN Family Bible.). His body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North
Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
Children of Mary Maude4 Sugg and Edward Seymour MEWBORN were as follows:

 

468

i.

Bunyan Graham5 MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 10 Sep 1906 (Levi Jesse

        Hardy MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.). Bunyan died on 6 Jun 1907 in Greene
        County, North Carolina (Ibid.). His body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in MEWBORN
        Family Cemetery.

 

469

ii.

Vera Blanche MEWBORN was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 24 Jun 1908 (Ibid.). She

        married Luther M. Cratt, son of William R. Cratt and Lellea Bailey, on 21 Jun 1952 (Ibid.). Vera died
        on 8 May 1996 in Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, at age 87 (Collection of Ima Eula
        MEWBORN
.). Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery
        (Ibid.).
         OBIT - Weekly Gazette - 15 May 1996 - VERA M. CRATT - Mrs. Vera MEWBORN Cratt, 87, died
        Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at Britthaven of Snow Hill. She was born in LaGrange to the late Edward
        Seymour and Mary Maude Sugg MEWBORN. She was a retired bookkeeper. Graveside funeral services
        were held Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 am from Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange with Rev. J. M.
        MEWBORN and Rev. Tony McLamb officiating. She is survived by her husband Luther Cratt of Snow
        Hill.{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

470

iii.

Thelma Rita MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 18 Apr 1910 (Levi Jesse Hardy

        MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.). Thelma died on 12 Dec 1911 in Greene
        County, North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in
        MEWBORN Family Cemetery.
         (an unknown value).

 

471

iv.

Cedric Ogle MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 27 Aug 1912 (Ibid.) (Lenoir

        County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha MEWBORN Marble.). He married Joyce Becton
        Taylor, daughter of Eddie F. Taylor and Jennie (Taylor), on 30 Apr 1955 (Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-
        Ruth Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.). Cedric died on 23 Feb 1962 in Chapel Hill, Orange
        County, North Carolina, at age 49 (Ibid.) (Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by
        Martha MEWBORN Marble.). His body was interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in
        Westview Cemetery. Stone states he was a Mason (Ibid.).

 

472

v.

Sadie Ruth MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 8 Jun 1915 (Levi Jesse Hardy

        MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted, family group sheet.). She married James (Duck) Richard Hardy, son
        of Harper Edward Hardy and Fannie Lee Taylor, on 26 Dec 1956 (Ibid.). Sadie died on 5 Jan 1995 in

        LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 79. Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir
        County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         There is an clipping of an interview with Sadie in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.
         OBIT - Goldsboro News-Argus - 6 January 1995 - SADIE RUTH HARDY - LaGrange - Sadie
        Ruth MEWBORN Hardy, 79, died Thursday at home.
         A graveside funeral will be held Saturday at 2 pm at Fairview Cemetery. The Rev J. M. MEWBORN
        and Rev. Tony McLamb will conduct the service.
         Mrs. Hardy was born in LaGrange, was the daughter of the late Edward Seymour and Mary Maude
        Sugg MEWBORN and was the widow of James R. "Duck" Hardy.
        {ENC}.Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

160. Ruby4 GRAY (Henry3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) married William Chambers Coughenour (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
This family lived in Salisbury, NC.

Children of Ruby4 GRAY and William Chambers Coughenour were as follows:

 

473

i.

William Chambers5 Coughenour Jr.

 

474

ii.

Richard C. Coughenour.

 

475

iii.

Nancy Coughenour married Unknown Nichols (Ibid.).

 

476

iv.

Unknown Coughenour married Louis M. Boyd (Ibid.).


161. Lillian4 GRAY (Henry3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) married Benjamin Bruce Sugg, son of Isaac Sugg and Mittie Rountree
(Ibid.). Lillian died on 19 Mar 1973 in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in Greenville, Pitt County,
North Carolina, in Greenwood Cemetery.
OBIT - The News and Observer- 20 March 1973 - Greenville - MRS. B. B. SUGG - Mrs. B. B. Sugg, 86, died Monday. Funeral
2:30 pm today, First Christian Church, the Rev. Dana Hunt. Burial Greenwood Cemetery.
Surviving: her husband, B. B. Sugg; four sons, B. B. Jr, and F. Harding of Greenville, Harold G. of Roanoke, Va., and Dr. William
C. Sugg of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Coughenour and Miss Mary GRAY of Salisbury; nine grandchildren; a great
grandchild.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Benjamin Bruce Sugg. Benjamin died on 12 Jun 1975 in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. His body was interred in
Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. Benjamin was served as Mayor of Greenville, NC.
Children of Lillian4 GRAY and Benjamin Bruce Sugg were as follows:

 

477

i.

Benjamin Bruce5 Sugg Jr married Sarah Allen Barnes, daughter of Benjamin Barnes and Martha

        Moore Allen. Benjamin died on 3 May 1988 in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. His body was
        interred in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

478

ii.

Fordyce Harding Sugg married Anna Belle Boyd, daughter of Robert S. Boyd and Belle Herndon.

 

479

iii.

Harold GRAY Sugg was born in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, in 1916. He married Mary

        Jane Nesbitt. Harold died on 17 Oct 1991 in Roanoke,, Virginia. His body was interred in Greenville,
        Pitt County, North Carolina.
         Harold was the editorial editor of the Roanoke newspaper and there is a long OBIT for him in the
        News and Observer.

 

480

iv.

Dr. William C. Sugg.


163. Howard4 GRAY (Henry3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1888 (Ibid.). He married Alma Eason (Ibid.). Howard died in
1942 in Johnston County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
This family lived in Johnston County, NC. There were no children listed for him in the OBIT of Mary L. GRAY.

Children of Howard4 GRAY and Alma Eason were as follows:

 

481

i.

James M.5 GRAY.

 

482

ii.

John GRAY.

 

483

iii.

Rachel GRAY.

 

484

iv.

Annie GRAY.

 

485

v.

Levi GRAY.


 

486

vi.

Martha GRAY was born in 1924 (Ibid.). Martha died in 1931 (Ibid.).


166. Fannie Bright4 Kilpatrick (Nancy3GRAY, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 16 Dec
1879 (Collection of Patricia Ann Robinson.). She married Joseph Leroy Robinson, son of Joseph Samuel Robinson and Catherine Jane
Avery, in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 16 Dec 1903 (Ibid.). Fannie died on 29 Jul 1977 in Beaufort County, North
Carolina, at age 97 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Cove City, Craven County, North Carolina.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 23 July 1977 - Bridgeton - FANNIE ROBINSON - Mrs. Fannie Kilpatrick Robinson, 98, died
Thursday. Funeral 1 pm today, Cotten Funeral Home chapel. Burial, Cove City Cemetery.
Surviving: son, J. L. Robinson of Raleigh; daughter, Mrs. A. J. Ballard of New Bern; seven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a
great great grandchild.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Joseph Leroy Robinson was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on 12 Jul 1874 (Ibid.). Joseph died on 22 Apr 1929 in New
Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 54 (Ibid.). His body was interred on 23 Apr 1929 in Cove City, Craven County, North
Carolina (Ibid.).
Children of Fannie Bright4 Kilpatrick and Joseph Leroy Robinson all born in Cove City, Craven County, North Carolina, were as
follows:

 

487

i.

Jefferson Leroy5 Robinson was born on 31 Aug 1904 (Ibid.). He married Oza Nordan in Nov 1929

        (Ibid.).

 

488

ii.

Katherine Jane Robinson was born on 1 Aug 1906 (Ibid.). She married Albert James Ballard in Craven

        County, North Carolina, on 4 Jun 1924 (Ibid.). Katherine died on 2 Jun 1984 in New Bern, Craven
        County, North Carolina, at age 77 (Ibid.).

 

489

iii.

Preston Hall Robinson was born on 6 Dec 1908 (Ibid.). He married Kate Thomas, daughter of James

        Madison Thomas and Ellen Olivia Warters, in Cove City, Craven County, North Carolina, on 7 Dec
        1929 (Ibid.). Preston died on 26 Dec 1972 in Vero Bech,, Florida, at age 64 (Ibid.) (Died while on a
        trip.). His body was interred in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina (Collection of Patricia Ann
        Robinson
.).

172. Frank Lee4 Kilpatrick (Nancy3GRAY, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 14 Nov 1892
(Ibid.). He married Sallie Dunn in Jan 1915 (Ibid.). He married Sybil Heath on 22 Jan 1932 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Frank
died on 1 Nov 1967 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 74 (Collection of Patricia Ann Robinson.). His body was
interred in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Pinelawn Cemetery.
OBIT - Kinston Daily Free Press - 1 November 1967 - FRANK L. KILPATRICK - Kinston - Frank Lee Kilpatrick, 74, died
Wednesday. Funeral services will be coducted at 11 am Friday at Edwards Funeral chapel by the Rev. H. G. Elsam. Burial will be in
Pinelawn Memorial Park. He was a linotype operator for the Kinston Daily Free Press for more than 50 years. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Sybil Heath Kilpatrick; three sons, A. J. Kilpatrick, Frank K. Kilpatrick both of Kinston and Ernest L. Kilpatrick of
Winterville; four sisters, Mary Kay Kilpatrick, Mrs. Joe Robinson, Mrs. Stella Barbee and Mrs. Elizabeth K. Hearne all of Kinston; six
grandchildren.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Children of Frank Lee4 Kilpatrick and Sallie Dunn were as follows:

 

490

i.

Rev. Ernest Linwood5 Kilpatrick married Mary Elizabeth Maynard (Collection of Ima Eula

        MEWBORN.).

 

491

ii.

Alexander Jefferson Kilpatrick married Margaret Hardison, daughter of Golden Hardison and Sarah

        Ann (Sallie) Waters, on 1 Dec 1939 (Collection of Martha MEWBORN Marble.). Alexander died on 8
        Aug 1995 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

492

iii.

Frank Keith Kilpatrick married Evelyn Pilkinton (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). He married

        Phylis Charest Kunstling in 1978. Frank died in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Sybil Heath. Sybil died on 26 Jun 1990 in Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina.
There were no children of Frank Lee4 Kilpatrick and Sybil Heath.
        


174. Walter Swinson4 GRAY (George3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 1 May 1884 (Ibid.). He married Mary Absilly
Grantham, daughter of William U. Grantham and Edith (Grantham) (Ibid.). Walter died on 15 May 1927 at age 43 (Ibid.).

Mary Absilly Grantham was born on 11 May 1892 (Ibid.). Mary died on 18 Jul 1925 at age 33 (Ibid.).
Children of Walter Swinson4 GRAY and Mary Absilly Grantham were as follows:

 

493

i.

Carrie Elma5 GRAY married Emmett Jones (Ibid.). She married Edward Alphonso Hardy, son of

        Herman Franklin Hardy and Mollie Elizabeth Walters, in Greene County, North Carolina, on 25 Dec
        1930 (Lenoir County Heritage Book.). Carrie died on 18 Jul 1977 in Lenoir Memorial Hospital,
        Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North
        Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         OBIT - The News and Observer - 20 July 1977 - CARRIE H. JONES - LAGRANGE - Mrs. Carrie
        Hardy Jones, 64, died Monday. Funeral 4:30 pm today, Rouse funeral home chapel. Burial, Fairview
        Cemetery.
         Surviving: widower, J. Emmett Jones; daughters, Mrs. Jan Roman of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Barbara
        Barr of Wilmington, son Baxter Hardy of LaGrange; sister, Mrs. Mattie Hardy of LaGrange, brothers
        George of Jacksonville, Allen GRAY of Winston Salem; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

494

ii.

Mattie Whitfield GRAY married Leon Harper Hardy, son of Harper Edward Hardy and Fannie Lee

        Taylor, on 15 Jan 1938 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.). Mattie died on 24 Jun 1993 in Lenoir
        Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Her body was interred in
        LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery.
         OBIT - The Standard Laconic - 30 June 1993 - HARDY - Mrs. Mattie GRAY Hardy,77, of Route 2,
        LaGrange, died Thursday, June 14 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wayne County to
        the late Walter Swinson GRAY and Mary Grantham GRAY and was the wife of the late Leon Hardy.
         Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 pm at Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Kennedy
        officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
         Survivors include two daughters, Bonna Lee Stallings and Belinda Hilbourn both of LaGrange, a
        son Edwin Hardy of Kinston; two brothers, Allen GRAY of Winston Salem and George "Buddy" GRAY
        of Gainesville, Fla; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
        {ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}

 

495

iii.

George GRAY married an unknown person (Ibid.).

 

496

iv.

Allen GRAY married an unknown person (Ibid.).

 

497

v.

Mildred Perry GRAY was born on 27 Jun 1914 (Ibid.). Mildred died on 4 Dec 1931 at age 17 (Ibid.).


175. Jasper Kinsey4 GRAY (George3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 16 Nov 1887 (Ibid.).
He married Katie Mae Russell, daughter of Charles Duffy Russell and Beulah Dean Coston (Ibid.). Jasper died on 5 Nov 1943 at age
55 (Ibid.).

Katie Mae Russell was born in 1890 (Ibid.). Katie died in 1959 (Ibid.).
Children of Jasper Kinsey4 GRAY and Katie Mae Russell were as follows:

 

498

i.

Ruby Katherine5 GRAY was born on 21 Oct 1924 (Ibid.). She married James Edward Boone, son of

        James Stacy Boone and Nina Goodling, on 15 Nov 1948 (Ibid.).
         There are several clippings on this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

499

ii.

Jack Kinsey GRAY. Jack died on 6 Apr 1958 (Ibid.).

 

500

iii.

Margaret Russell GRAY was born on 7 Oct 1922 (Ibid.). She married Charles Delbert Williams Jr., son

        of Charles Delbert Williams (Ibid.).


177. Georgia Fonville (Fonnie)4 GRAY (George3, George2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Onslow County, North Carolina, on 25 Sep
1891 (Ibid.). She married Claude Cleveland Beasley, son of Jeremiah Beasley and Bettie Winifred Taylor, in Wayne County, North
Carolina, on 5 Jun 1912 (Ibid.). Georgia died on 22 Feb 1965 in Johnston County, North Carolina, at age 73 (Ibid.).
According to her daughter, Fonnie was named Lydia Fonville GRAY at birth but changed her name upon the death of her father.
OBIT - The News and Observer - 24 February 1965 - MRS. FONNIE G. BEASLEY - SMITHFIELD - Funeral services for Mrs.
Fonnie GRAY Beasley, 73, of Rt 1 Four Oaks, who died Monday will be held Wednesday at 3:00 pm at Mill Creek Christian Church
conducted by the Rev. A. D. Carter, Jr. and the Rev. W. O. Henderson. Burial will be in the Beasley Family Cemetery at Bentonville.
She was the widow of Claude C. Beasley. She was a graduate of State Normal School, now the University of NC at Greensboro. She
taught school in Onslow and Wayne Counties. She was a charter member of the Bentonville United Daughters of the Confederacy and
a member of Mill Christian Church. Surviving are one son, Hugh B. Beasley of Four Oaks; five daughters, Mrs. Clifton A.
McClelland of Bedford, Mass, Mrs. Irwin Davis and Mrs. D. C. Shoaw both of Four Oaks, Mrs. Charles Warren of Newton Grove,
Mrs. Howard Chapin of Washington, NC and one half-brother, Guy Gillette of Jacksonville and 17 grandchildren.
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Claude Cleveland Beasley was born in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 10 Nov 1883. Claude died on 7 Jan 1947 at age 63
(Ibid.).
Children of Georgia Fonville (Fonnie)4 GRAY and Claude Cleveland Beasley all born in Johnston County, North Carolina, were as
follows:

 

501

i.

Anne Fonville5 Beasley was born on 31 Aug 1936 (Ibid.). Anne died on 3 Jul 1954 in Johnston

        County, North Carolina, at age 17 (Ibid.).

 

502

ii.

Kathleen GRAY Beasley was born on 26 Apr 1913 (Ibid.). She married Clifton Adamson McClelland,

        son of John Henry McClelland and Donna Odom, in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 24 Jun 1937
        (Ibid.).
         Kathleen provided the information on this family to Ima MEWBORN and was the speaker at the
        MEWBORN Reunion in 1983.

 

503

iii.

Pauline Elizabeth Beasley was born on 24 Feb 1915 (Ibid.). She married Irwin Hughes Davis, son of

        Charles Slaton Davis and Cela Elizabeth Smith, in Emporia,, Virginia, on 17 Apr 1938 (Ibid.).

 

504

iv.

Hugh Bennett Beasley was born on 24 Feb 1917 (Ibid.). He married Mary Magdalene Quinlan in

        Johnston County, North Carolina, on 5 Feb 1946 (Ibid.).

 

505

v.

Carrie Lee Beasley was born on 11 Jun 1920 (Ibid.). She married Daniel Calvin Shaw, son of Walter

        Edgar Shaw and Ola Elizabeth Wyrick, in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, on 24 May
        1941 (Ibid.).

 

506

vi.

Ora Grace Beasley was born on 12 Apr 1923 (Ibid.). She married Charles Calvin Warren, son of John

        Calvin Warren and Florabelle Grantham, in Johnston County, North Carolina, on 22 Jun 1946 (Ibid.).

 

507

vii.

Mary Alice Beasley was born on 18 Aug 1928 (Ibid.). She married Howard Burdette Chapin, son of

        Henry Burdette Chapin and LaVernia Elizabeth Howard, in Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina,
        on 29 Jan 1948 (Ibid.).

185. William Franklin4 Sutton (Betty3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 16 Jun 1862 in Lenoir County, North Carolina
(Will of William Sutton, written 2 April 1879 probated 21 June 1884, Lenoir County.) (Tombstone.). He married Cora Frances Carr,
daughter of Albert Laurence Carr and Alice Sheppard, on 31 Oct 1888 in Greene County, North Carolina (Collection of Roland
Carmel Fields
.). He died on 21 Feb 1913 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 50 (Tombstone.). He was buried in Fairview
Cemetery, LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Cora Frances Carr was born on 29 Sep 1869 in Pitt County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Susan Sutton Moody, Death Certificate
Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5
.). She died on 26 Nov 1916 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at
age 47 (Tombstone.).
Children of William Franklin4 Sutton and Cora Frances Carr were as follows:

 

508

i.

Alice Carr5 Sutton was born on 16 Feb 1890 in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina (Collection

        of Roland Carmel Fields.). She married Roland Carmel Fields, son of William Malachi Fields and
        Mary (Dora) Odorey Elmore, in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 29 Oct 1912
        (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.) (Collection of Roland Carmel Fields.). She died on 4 Aug 1925 in
        LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 35 (Ibid.).

 

509

ii.

Bettie GRAY Sutton married Leland Jones (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).


188. William Gordon4 Parks (Sallie3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina, on
21 Sep 1869. He married Ina Ivey. William died on 20 Apr 1957 in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 87. His
body was interred in Wayne County, North Carolina, in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Ina Ivey was born on 1 Jan 1873. Ina died on 17 Nov 1918 at age 45. Her body was interred in Seven Springs, Wayne County,
North Carolina, in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Children of William Gordon4 Parks and Ina Ivey were as follows:

 

510

i.

Norman5 Parks was born on 23 Jun 1903. He married Sally Caudell.

 

511

ii.

John Ben Parks was born on 14 Dec 1905. He married Ruth Taylor.

         No issue.

 

512

iii.

William G. Parks was born on 15 Oct 1908. He married Frances Turner.

         No issue.

 

513

iv.

Walton Parks was born on 15 Oct 1908. He married Mattie Grant.

         No Issue.

189. Noah4 Parks (Sallie3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina, on 3 Dec
1872. He married Mildred Brice. Noah died on 10 Oct 1908 in Martin County, Florida, at age 35.

Children of Noah4 Parks and Mildred Brice were as follows:

 

514

i.

Elsie5 Parks married Unknown DeBerry.

 

515

ii.

Alma Parks.

 

516

iii.

Gladys Parks married E. H. Burch.

 

517

iv.

Herbert Parks married Louise (Parks).

 

518

v.

Lloyd Parks married Barbara (Parks).

         Lloyd and Floyd were twins.

 

519

vi.

Floyd Parks. Floyd died. Died at the age of 5 years old.


190. Augusta Mae4 Parks (Sallie3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born in 1873 (Ibid.). She married Morris R. Johns (Ibid.).
Augusta died in 1959 in Martin County, Florida (Ibid.).

Children of Augusta Mae4 Parks and Morris R. Johns were as follows:

 

520

i.

Harold Raiford5 Johns. Harold died. Died in the service of his county during WW II (Ibid.).

 

521

ii.

Walter O. Johns was born in 1894 (Ibid.). He married Beulah Craner (Ibid.). Walter died in 1968

        (Ibid.).
         No issue.

 

522

iii.

R. Cecil Johns married Arnita Harrison (Ibid.).


191. George Washington4 Parks (Sallie3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 28 Jan 1875 (Ibid.). He married Julia Taylor,
daughter of James Taylor and Elizabeth Boyle, on 20 Nov 1901 (Ibid.). George died on 9 Jan 1943 in Martin County, Florida, at age
67.

Julia Taylor was born on 13 Jan 1874. Julia died on 6 Oct 1933 at age 59. Parents born in Ireland.
Children of George Washington4 Parks and Julia Taylor were as follows:

 

523

i.

Daughter5 Parks was born on 17 Jun 1903. Daughter died on 27 Jun 1903.

 

524

ii.

Anita Elizabeth Parks was born on 18 Jan 1905. She married Murph John Morrison.

         There are several clippings for this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

 

525

iii.

George Willoughby Parks was born on 20 Nov 1907. He married Elizabeth K. King.



194. Fannie4 Parks (Sallie3GRAY, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 21 Jan 1882. She married Richard Stuart Stanley on 30 Mar
1902. Fannie died 10 October 19-- in Martin County, Florida.

Richard Stuart Stanley was born on 31 Oct 1874.
Children of Fannie4 Parks and Richard Stuart Stanley were as follows:

 

526

i.

Flora Mae5 Stanley was born on 30 Oct 1904. She married Fred Stafford.

         No descendants.

 

527

ii.

Fannie Parks Stanley was born on 10 Jan 1905. She married Charles Neal Jackson. She married

        Unknown Richards. Fannie died on 2 Feb 1969 at age 64.

 

528

iii.

Berta Ola Stanley was born on 12 Apr 1906. She married Arle Stuart.

         No descendants.

196. Julia Ava4 GRAY (John3, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 2 Aug 1873 (Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted,
family group sheet.). She married Sidney Graham MEWBORN, son of Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN and Ruth Caroline Whitted, on 17 Apr
1904 (Ibid.). Julia died on 13 Apr 1951 at age 77 (Ibid.).

Sidney Graham MEWBORN was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 8 Nov 1868 (Ibid.) (Levi J. H. MEWBORN Family Bible.).
Sidney died on 9 Jul 1937 in Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, at age 68 (Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN-Ruth Caroline Whitted,
family group sheet.).
SIDNEY GRAHAM MEWBORN
Sidney Graham MEWBORN, who has departed this life, was an able attorney and successful financier who left his impress upon the
community of Wilson, not only through his professional and business connections but also by reason of his upright manhood and his
devotion to the highest ideals of citizenship. He was born on his father's plantation in Green County, North Carolina, November 8,
1868, his parents being Levi Jesse Hardy MEWBORN and Ruth Whitted MEWBORN. The father was owner of a large acreage and was a
prominent resident of his part of the state, representing Greene County in the General Assembly for several times. He was also a
lifelong member of the local Board of Education. To him and his wife were born the following named: Sally, Sidney Graham, Lula,
Seymour, Asa, twins who died in childhood, Jesse and Lydia.
Sidney G. MEWBORN was reared in his native county and after his preliminary education was completed he pursued a law course in the
University of North Carolina where he was graduated in August 1895. The same year he came to Wilson and opened a law office,
continuing sucessfully in professional work until 1906, when he was made Clerk of the Superior Court, which position he filled until
1915, when he was elected president of The Branch Bank and Trust Company and assumed the duties of that office.
Mr. MEWBORN also figured prominently in political, fraternal and church circles. In 1895 he was elected a member of the State
Legislature from Greene County and he was also County Judge for several years. He was a valued member of the Wilson County
Club, The Junior Order of United American Mechanics, The Royal Arcanum, and The Masonic Fraternity, becoming a shriner and
serving as secretary of the Masonic Lodge and Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star. He was a devoted member and faithful follower of
the Christian Church, in which he was an elder.
On the 19th of April, 1904, Mr. MEWBORN was united in marriage to Miss Ava GRAY, daughter of John T. and Mary (Faucette) GRAY,
the father a native of Lenoir County and the mother of Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina. Mr. GRAY was a well known
planter and served several terms as treasurer of Lenoir County. Mrs. MEWBORN is one of a family of seven children, the eldest being
Glenn, the widow of Dr. G. T. MEWBORN, a leading physician of La Grange, who died nine months after their marriage. His widow
taught school in La Grange for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1937. The other children of Mr. and Mrs. John T. GRAY were as follows:
Ava, the widow of Sidney G. MEWBORN, Lula, John William, who is deceased, Adolph, a successful planter residing in the vacinity of
La Grange, Daisey, the wife of W. W. Morrison, of Greensboro, who owns the largest furniture store in the south, and Eugene, who
died in childdhood.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney G. MEWBORN became the parents of a daughter, Ava GRAY, born November 12, 1905, who is the wife of B. F. D.
Albritton, Jr, of Hookerton, NC. Mrs. MEWBORN was long active in the social, civic, and religious life of Wilson and after her
husband's death she returned to LaGrange to be with her people and there carry on her work, always attempting to do her bit to make
the world brighter for those around her. She served as treasurer of the Woman's Council of the Christian Church, has been treasurer of
the Eastern Star for ten years and is a valued member of the Woman's Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mr.
MEWBORN was devoted to the welfare of his family, finding his greatest happpiness in promoting the interests of his wife and daughter,
and was also a faithful friend, a kindly neighbor and a loyal citizen.
(North Carolina - The Old North State and The New... by Archibald Henderson, Volume III, Pages 187-188
Collection of Ima MEWBORN.

Children of Julia Ava4 GRAY and Sidney Graham MEWBORN were:

 

529

i.

Ava GRAY5 MEWBORN was born on 12 Nov 1905 (Ibid.). She married Burton Franklin Dixon Albritton

        Jr., son of Burton Franklin Dixon Albritton and Ora L. Dail, on 22 Dec 1931 (Ibid.). Ava died on 11
        Sep 1994 in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, at age 88 (Collection of Ima Eula MEWBORN.).
        Her body was interred in Greene County, North Carolina, in Rainbow Church Cemetery.
         OBIT - From The Standard Laconic. 14 September 1994 AVA GRAY M. ALBRITTON
         Ava GRAY MEWBORN Albritton, 88, of Route 4, Edenton, died Sunday, September 11 in Primetime
        Nursing Home in Edenton. Mrs. Albritton was a retired Hookerton School Teacher. She was formerly
        of Hookerton and was a member of the Hookerton Christian Church. Graveside services will be held
        at 2 pm Tuesday, September 13, in the Rainbow Cemetery in Greene County.
         Surviving: a son, Sidney MEWBORN Albritton of Edenton: 2 grandchildren.
         Memorials may be made to the Hookerton Christian Church in Hookerton.
        {ENC} Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
         There are a number of clippings on this family in the Collection of Ima MEWBORN. Mrs. Albritton
        was the Hookerton Society Notes writer for the Standard Laconic and was well known in the
        community.

198. Adolph Leigh4 GRAY (John3, John2, Edith1MEWBORN) was born on 21 Aug 1880 (Ibid.). He married Mary Elizabeth Baugham
(Ibid.). Adolph died on 2 Sep 1953 at age 73 (Ibid.).

Mary Elizabeth Baugham was born on 10 Feb 1885 (Ibid.). Mary died on 3 Dec 1967 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 82
(Ibid.). Her body was interred in LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Fairview Cemetery. OBIT - Probably from the New and
Observer - 3 December 1967 - MRS. ADOLPH L. GRAY - LAGRANGE - Mrs. Adolph Leigh GRAY, 82, died Sunday. Funeral
services will be conducted at 3 pm Monday at Rouse Funeral Home by the Rev. John T. Smith and the Rev. Ellis Bedsworth. Burial
will be in Fairview Cemetery. She is survivied by two daughters, Mrs. Mary GRAY Hill, Raleigh, Mrs. Fred R. Bryan, LaGrange; two
sons, Eugene H. GRAY, Sr., A. H. GRAY Sr. both of LaGrange a sister, Mrs. W. H. Gilbert, Raleigh; 10 grandchildren and four great
grandchldren.
{ENC}Collection of Ima MEWBORN.{END}
Children of Adolph Leigh4 GRAY and Mary Elizabeth Baugham were as follows:

 

530

i.

Frances Pauline5 GRAY was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married Frederick

        Roland Bryan, son of John Hugh Bryan and Lilly Persis Hodges (Ibid.).

 

531

ii.

Adolph Harper GRAY married Bette Fields Dawson, daughter of Joshua Dawson (Ibid.). He married

        Louise Biggs (Ibid.).

 

532

iii.

Mary Baugham GRAY married Hilton Hill (Ibid.).

 

533

iv.

Eugene Hamilton GRAY married Helen Estelle Johnston (Ibid.).


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