Contributed by Martha Mewborn Marble|
2 . PARROTT 2 MEWBORN ( George1 ) was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, on 11 March 1765; 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.; Drewry A. Mewborn Family Bible #2. He married Lydia Hardy, daughter of Benjamin Hardy and Nancy
Howell, in Dobbs County, North Carolina, on 26 April 1786; Parrott Mewborn Family Bible. Parrott died circa 1807 in Lenoir County,
Parrott was a Justice of the Peace in Dobbs County in 1798. NC Archives Search Room G. O. Book 147
Collection of Ima Mewborn
PARROTT MEWBOORN BIBLE
New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Translated out of the Original Greek and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised
New York; Printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis; 1801
This Bible is in the possession of Joshua E. Mewborn, Coats, North Carolina
Transcribed from a copy of the original by Martha Mewborn Marble
NOTE: On the fly page of this Bible are written the following entries:
Patsy Mewboorn, daughter of L. H. Mewboorn and Louisar was borne Friday 16th September 1825
Temesia and (sic) Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary his wife, was borne November 20, 1822
Lydia Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lydia, his wife, was borne August 9, 1805
NOTE: The following are in the Family Section of the Bible
Parrott Mewboorn, son of George Mewboorn and Mary his wife was borne March the 11th 1765
Lyddia Mewboorn, wife of Parrott Mewboorn was borne April 26, 1768.
Anny Mewboorn the daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne July the 26th 1787
Hardy Mewboorn, son of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne August the 7th 1789
Edy Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne September the 7th 1791
Levi Mewboorn, son of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne Sept. the 9th 1793
Patsy Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne Feby. the 16th 1796
Parrott Mewboorn, son of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne Jany. the 1st 1799
Elizabeth Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne March the 5th 1801
Lemuel Hardy Mewboorn, son of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne March the 21st 1803.
Lydia Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife, was borne August the 9th 1805
Parrott Mewboorn, son of Parrott Mewboorn and Lyddia, his wife was borne January 1st day 1799
Mary Mewboorn, the wife of Parrott Mewboorn, and the daughter of Drewry Aldridge and Edy was borne March 17, 1802
Temesiar Ann Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne November 20th 1822
George Mewboorn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn his wife, was borne December 26th, 1824
Joshua Mewboorn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne April 18th, 1827
Nancy Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne the 14th day of July 1829
Mary Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne the 11th day of March 1832
Parrott Mewboorn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne August 21st, 1834
Edey and (sic) Drewry Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne October 12th 1836
Drewry Aldridge Mewboorn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne June 14th, 1840, Sunday Evening, full moon
Levi J. H. Mewboorn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne August the 31stday 1842, Wednesday evening
Lydia Jane Mewboorn, daughter of Parrott and Mary Mewboorn was borne Friday the 31st day of May, 1844, full moon
Joshua Mewborn, son of Parrott and Mary Mewborn was borne April 18th, 1827
Winifred Mewborn, the wife of Joshua Mewborn and daughter of Thomas and Nancy Wooten was borne April 17th, 1853
John Moses Mewborn, son of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne Tuesday, July 25th day, new moon, 1854
Mary & (sic) Temesiar Mewborn, daughter of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne Sept. 6th Saturday, moon last quarter, 1856
Nancy Jane Mewborn, daughter of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne Saturday 20th of November, 1858, full moon
Edy Elizabeth Mewborn, daughter of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne Tuesday the 2nd of October, 1860
Joshua Parrott Mewborn, son of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne Thursday the 25th day of September 1862
George Thomas Mewborn, son of Joshua and Winifred Mewborn was borne the 17th of April 1866.
LYDIA HARDY was born on 26 April 1768; Ibid.; Drewry A. Mewborn Family Bible #2. Lydia died in 1821 in Lenoir County,
North Carolina,. Died between 1820 and 1830 according to the two Census reports; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn, Farmville, NC.
The Drewry A. Mewborn Bible #2 gives her birthdate as 1765.
The nine known children of Parrott 2 Mewborn and Lydia Hardy were as follows:
County, North Carolina, on 18 April 1804; Ibid.; Lemuel Hardy III Family Bible. Annie died on 30
April 1815 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 27; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn .
in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1806; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn . Hardy died before
1816 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
married John Gray Sr., son of John Gray and Elizabeth Gray, in 1807; Collection of Ima Eula
Mewborn . Edith died on 12 August 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
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
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
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-
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.
Marble, Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Deborah Parrott,
daughter of John Parrott II and Hannah (Parrott), in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1817;
Parrott Mewborn Family Bible.; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha
Mewborn Marble. He married Susannah (Susan) Matilda Parrott, daughter of Jacob Parrott II and
Persis Arendell, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1829; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards,
dec, Originals at ECU, Manuscript Division and family histories at Heritage Place, LCC.; Lenoir
County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Levi died on 18 October
1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 62; Collection of Frederick Lee Edwards, dec .; Lenoir
County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. His body was interred in
Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Levi Mewborne Cemetery; Ibid.
From the American Advocate, Kinston, NC - 25 October 1855 - DIED at his residence in this county,
on Sunday the 21st instant, Levi Mewborn, Sr. in the 64th year of his age.
This date varies from his tombstone.
SHIRLEY KILPATRICK COLLECTION - ECU
3 November 1868 - E. F. COX, Sheriff of Lenoir County to SARAH E. MEWBORN - by order of
Superior Court in name of A. BAER, plantiff against L. A. MEWBORN JR and B. F. PARROTT for
$189.91 - also an execution in the name of JESSE HARDY against LEVI A. MEWBORN for $85.57 -
also an execution in favor of W. R. HILL plantiff against L. A. MEWBORN and L. J. MEWBORN for
$47.57 - also an execution against L. A. MEWBORN, B. F. PARROTT and L. J. MEWBORN for
$817.44 - $900 recovered by plantiffs - lands of L. A. MEWBORN to be delivered to Sheriff to make
$1100.49 - land adj lands of J. A. HARTSFIELD, R. F. BRIGHT and others being the lands devised
to LEVI A. MEWBORN JR by LEVI A. MEWBORN, dec
SARAH E. MEWBORN was high bidder for 4900
WIT WM. WHITE
To court 12 October 1869
Enrolled 1 Jan 1870 Book 38, p 266, 267, 268
A. C. WADSWORTH, REGT.
Hardy Bible gives it as 6 February;
Parrott Mewborn Family Bible.; Lemuel Hardy III Family Bible. She married Lemuel Hardy III, son
of Lemuel Hardy Jr. and Mary Sutton, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, after 1815; Collection of Ima
Eula Mewborn . Martha died on 16 February 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 55; Ibid.;
Lemuel Hardy III Family Bible.
Hardy, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 27 November 1821; Ibid. Parrott died on 29 April 1864
in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 65; Ibid. His body was interred in Greene County, North
Carolina, in Mewborn Church Cemetery.
Parrott and Mary moved to Greene County to live on land she inherited from her family. Some of
this land is still in the family.
Levi Jesse Hardy Mewborn states he was received as a member of the church at Bear Creek in
August 1824, was baptized by Elder Lewis Whitfield Predestinarian order and was a preacher of the
same order for about 25 years.
OBIT - Obituary of Elder Parrott Mewborn
In memory of Brother Mewborn. He was born on Falling Creek in Lenoir County, NC, on the first
day of January 1799, and was raised by his mother (his Father died when he was about nine years old).
He lived in Lenoir County until he was married and had two or three children. Then he sold his land
and moved with his wife and children and servants to his plantation on Tyson's Marsh in Greene
County, NC where he lived comfortably to the time of his death which took place on the 29th of April,
He and his wife raised ten children of their own, five sons and five daughters and some orphaned
Elder Mewborn was the son of Parrott Mewborn and Lydia, his wife. For his back geneations see
the obituary of George Mewborn on page 48 and 49 which he wrote himself.
It was said of Elder Mewborn when a young man that he "was a likely young man with an old
man's head." He was very steady, well favored, large, strong and fleshy, weighing about 212 lbs.,
about five feet and 5 or 6 inches high. He kept his flesh and weight to the time of his last sickness
which was inflamation of the throat and billious fever. He was very ingenious, knowing how to do
different kinds of work, though farming was his trade. He read a great deal, espcially the Bible. His
manner in life was plain, easy and peaceable.
Elder Mewborn was received a member of the Church at Bear Creek, August Meeting, 1824, and
was baptized by Elder Lewis Whitfield who was pastor of the church at that time. He remained with
the Church at Bear Creek (and preached his first sermon there from the 12th chapter and latter part of
the 19 verse of Hosea. "Israel served for a wife and for a wife he kept sheep") until the Church at
Mewborn's Meeting House was built. Then he with a number of others moved their membership there
(see page 18) and remained there up to the time of his death. He was the pastor of the said church and
Bear Creek up to the time of his death. He also traveled and preached a good deal, as long as he could
He had a very plain experience of Grace and a very plain call to the ministry. He preached the
work of Grace as plain and as strong as any preacher I ever heard. He was a firm believer in
Revelation. Many things were revealed to him both natural and spiritual. Old preachers said he
understaood the prophicies better than any man they ever heard. He seemed to have a clear view of
the war many years before it came, and spoke of it and the troubles of it in his preaching. For this and
many other things, he was persecuted, but he told them if they did not believe it they would feel it.
And, so they did and them that believed too. The War came and was going on heavy at the time of his
death. He greatly felt it for he had four sons and two sons-in-law in it. There was not one of them at
home to nurse him or to see him buried. Then the persecutors turned their tale and said, "We believe
Elder Mewborn told the truth." He lived to see many of his views fulfilled which he spoke of and
some are not yet fulfilled. I believe they will come to pass just as true as the War came and other
He wrote several pieces which were published in the PRIMITIVE BAPTIST, a paper that was then
Edited by Elder Temple. The first one was in the 18th Volume, 1854 11th No. The second one was in
the 18th Vol, 17th No. The third one in 18th Volume, 22nd No. The fourth on in the 20th Vol. 15th
No. The fifth one in the 21st Vol, No 21.
He left a widow and seven children, relatives and friends and churches to mourn their loss, and
they greatly feel it.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit that they may rest
from their labours and their works do follow them.
Done by order of the Church Saturday before the second Sunday in Spetember, 1873.
T. W. Wells, Mod.
J. Mewborn, Clerk
Mewborn Church Records - Book 1, pages 73, 74, 75
This basic information was also printed in THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST, Vol 26, 30 July 1864, No 8
and was written by L. J. H. Mewborn.
There was also an OBIT in the Primitive or Old School Baptist Ministers of the United States,
edited by R. H. Pittman - p 174
Parrott Mewborn wrote a long article for Zion's Landmark which was printed Vol. 18 No 17 28
July 1854 and reprinted Vol LVI No 14, 1 June 1923 pages 209 - 217. Most of the article regards his
religious experiences and is too long to print. He does states he was born at Falling Creek of parents,
grandparents who were all Baptist of the Primitive Order. He gave his birthdate and stated he was nine
years old when his father died. His education was small and obtained in a log cabin but "when work
was in rotation I received a liberal share". In 1825 he sold his farm in Lenoir County and moved to
Greene County, about five miles, a place he referred to as a place of iniquity. He considered selling the
farm but decided instead to become a Primitive Baptist minister to change his neighbors. The church
was named in his honor. A school was built for the family and the neighborhood children which was
consolidated with the Snow Hill School in the mid twenties.
According to an article by his sons, D. A. and L. J. H. Mewborn, his grandchildren were educated
- 11 were teachers, one a doctor, two were lawyers and one the president of a large bank.
The old home built by Parrott and his wife was burned in 1975.
Four of their sons faught in the Civil War - Joshua was in the 40th. Regiment, Artillery; Parrott III
was in the 30th. Regiment, Infantry; Drewry Aldridge was in the 47th. Regiment, Infantry; and Levi
Jesse Hardy was in the 61st Regiment, Infantry. Parrott died before his sons returned from war.
In a letter dated Feb'y 18th 1864 Parrott said "I have delayed longer than I ought to have done, all
my sons are gone into the army and one, Drewry Aldridge, was taken a pisoner. I saw him last winter
in Virginia, in the coldest spell of weather that we had during that winter, and he had not time to
smoke his hands over the fire,, while weighing out the rations, and it was distressing to hear the poor
soldiers coughing and groaning through the long cold nights, and there were about twenty new cases of
the sick, the morning I left and my son among them in the 47th. Regiment. I have one son in the 30th
Regiment in Northern Virginia, and all the first of the fall and winter without a blanket or tent until he
got sick and had to go to the hospital and there the kind Doctors let him come home a short time and
get some clothing. It is hard times in Northern Virginia for the soldiers. We have two more sons, one
at Brandy Water Ferry near Black Water, Virginia, in the 61st Regiment. They were at Charleston,
South Carolina, about 150 days, where it has been thundering and lightening and hailing iron for more
than 200 days and an earthquake; and a plague of lice, fleas, sandflies, and mosquitoes, but like the
Primitive Baptist never make war or cause there to be war, but always have to fight their Country's
DEED - GREENE COUNTY -20 November 1869 - Levi J. H. Mewborn to Joshua Mewborn, as
administrator of Parrott Mewborn, dec, to said Joshua Mewborn, being the highest bidder at $2500,
for two tracts of land. Tract #1 - on the WS of Little Tyson's Marsh, beginning below the old mill site,
to Christopher Reynold's corner, then to Wade's old corner, thence to Drewry Aldridge's line, thence
with Henry Herring line - 493 acres. Tract #2 - running with William E. Hardy line thence with
George Mewborn's line, old mill pond, old mill house - 275 acres.
The Mewborns and Hardys brought a 15 year old orphan boy back with them from a marketing trip to
Virginia about 1817. That boy was "Stephen Kearney" , my G-G-G Grandfather. The Herman Hardy
family had a written record of bringing the young Kearney back with them. My brother married
Herman's Granddaughter and lived in an apartment in the big house. He personally read the record,
but it cannot be found now. Ima told members of our family that she had heard Parrott II, I
think he was her Grandfather, talk of the young Kearney coming to North Carolina. Stephen Kearney
lived and died, and is buried, in the field next to the Mewborn Church.
from Max Kearney.
Carolina; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn . Elizabeth died in 1841 in Johnston County, North
There may be additional decendants in the Hardee book by Col. David Hardee. There is a note in
Ima's Collection that the information on the Elizabeth Mewborn/Major Hardee line came from David
Hardee as they freely shared information. Colonial Hardee should be given credit for this entire line
except for the clippings and later information Ima obtained from newspapers and what information I
got from the Johnston County abstracts and cemetery records.
Elizabeth Hardee on 4 September 1841 joined the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church in the Pleasant
Grove township of Johnston County.
The below letter is the only indication of proof I have seen to prove the wife of Major Hardee was
indeed Elizabeth Mewborn. There is no indication who Cousin Joseph was, but it is obvious he was a
grandson of Elizabeth Mewborn Hardee and probably the son of Parrott. It is regretful any anwer to
this letter did not survive.
Route 4 Snow Hill Jany 27th 1906
Dear Cousin Joseph: You doubtless will be a little surprised to receive this probaly foolish questions
from me but I am seeking for information and do not know where else to go to find it - thinking
probably you could give some of it - is the reason I trouble you. I want to know the date your
grandmother Elizabeth Hardie was born and death and the number of children she had and their names
and who they married.
I am trying to get up a little sketch of the Mewborn family from the time they came to this country
from England sometimes in the latter part of the 17th century. If you can give me the date of birth and
death of Hardy Mewborn, Edith Mewborn, Annie Mewborn, and Patsy Mewborn, brother and sisters
of your grand mother I will be thankful.
Family all up as usual.
Levi J. H. Mewborn
Collection of Ima Mewborn.
Mewborn and her brother Thomas Warren Mewborn of Grifton, NC in 1977 when they showed it to
Ima Mewborn of Farmville, NC. Ima copied the Bible at that time.; Parrott Mewborn Family Bible. He
married Louisa Kilpatrick, daughter of Francis Kilpatrick and Rachel Pugh, in Greene County, North
Carolina, on 4 September 1823; Lemuel Hardy Mewborn Family Bible.; Parrott Mewborn Family
Bible. Lemuel died BY 1760 in Bertie County, North Carolina. Lemuel died CA 1860-1870 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina; 1860 and 1870 Lenoir Co NC Census.
This family were members of the Episcopal Church.
SHIRLEY KILPATRICK COLLECTION - ECU
15 Feby 1841 - BRYANT MURPHEY to LEMUEL MEWBORN of Lenoir - $3750 - NS Loosing
Swamp conveyed by GUILFORD MURPHY to GUILFORD HOUGHTON (?) by deed 27 Nov 1836 -
adj Kinston, Snow Hill road where it crosses Loosing Swamp, to S. B. CARRAWAY to JESSE
VAUSE, run of Loosing Swamp - 300 acres
signed BRYAN C. MURPHY
WIT SNOAD B. CARRAWAY
To Court April 1841, LEWIS C. DESMOND Clerk
Enrolled Lenoir Co - ? July 1841, J. E. METTS, Regt
END OF DOCUMENT
NOTE (The below is torn and eaten by insects)
18 Jan 1845 - LEML. H. MEWBORN to LEVI MEWBORN both of Lenoir - $3,?50 - tract in Lenoir
NS Loosing Swamp where Kinston and Snow Hill Road crosses Loosing Swamp up road to Snow Hill
to LEVI MEWBORN'S line, to SNOAD B. CARRAWAY's line, adj JESSE VAUSE along course of
swamp - 300 acres
WIT ABNER WETHERINGTON, S. SCOTT
TO Court April Term 1845 - W. C. LOFTIN
Enrolled 19 June 1845, JAMES E. METTS, REGT
END OF DOCUMENT.
Marble. She married Bright Hardee, son of Joseph Hardee and Sarah (Hardee), in Lenoir County,
North Carolina, on 5 November 1827; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn .; Lenoir County, NC
Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Lydia died on 14 May 1847 in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, at age 41; Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn .; Lenoir County, NC Cemetery
Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble. Her body was interred in Lenoir County, North
Carolina, in Lydia Hardee Cemetery.
Both Lydia and Bright are buried in the family cemetery across the road from the old Parrott
Hardee home which is now burned. Their tombstone reads "Bright Hardee son of Joseph and Sarah
Hardee b November 18 1802 and d November 12 1841, age 38 years 11 months and 24 days. We
cherish thy memory.
Lydia Hardee dau of Parrott Mewborn and wife of Bright Hardee b August 9 1805 d May 14
1848, age 41 years, 9 months and 5 days. We cherish thy memory".
The family Bible and the tombstone give a slightly different date.
OBIT - LYDIA HARDEE - 1805 - 1847
In memory of Lydia Hardee, daughter of Parrott and Lydia Mewborn who was born in Lenoir
County, North Carolina, August 9, 1805. She was a pious sister, a good wife, kind mother and
beloved by her neighbors. She was received a member of the Church at Mewborn's Meeting House,
Greene County, North Carolina, in April 1843, from which time she continued to fill her place as a
member of the Church faithfully as the distance and her opportunity would permit until the time of her
death which took place in the 42nd year of her age, A.D. 1847.
written by Ava W. Glasgow (nee Taylor)
Church Record, Book Number one, page 24, of Mewborn's Primitive Baptist Church in Greene