Aunt Pat Rayner Harrell & brother Uncle Will Rayner

“Aunt Pat”

Martha Ann Penelope Rayner 1839 – 1916 | her parents
and 1869 George B Harrell ca 1839 – bef 1900 | his parents
of Powellsville NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


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Aunt Pat

Martha and George Harrell were married in 1869.
George B Harrell served in the Civil War.
George B Harrell Imprisoned at Point Lookout, MD. Co. L, 1st Reg NC Inf. & 11th Reg NC Troopers
His parents were George and Elizabeth Harrell of Bertie Co.

Children of Martha Ann [Pat] Rayner and George B Harrell:
1. Luta I. Harrell 25 Jan 1870 – 1 Nov 1903
married March 1899 Robert Dempsey Trevathan 24 July 1869 – 25 Mar 1957 Rocky Mt
son of William Carter Trvathan 1830 – 1908 & Sarah Jane Price 1832 – 1910 Rocky Mt NC

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Demps, Lenow and Luta

  1. Joseph Lenow [Leno] Trevathan 10 Oct 1901 – 22 Dec 1997 GA
    the Rayner family Bible said 8 Oct
    married 1 Jan 1927 Lillian Daniels 23 Apr 1903 – 14 Sept 1978 Durham NC

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Lillian and Leno Trevathan

I. Jean Carolyn Trevathan 1929 –
married Woody Muse
1. James Stephen Muse

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Leno and brother Robert ca 1910
2nd “driving” and 3rd Leno on his pony

Demps married 2nd 25 Oct 1906 Sarah Levicie [Vicie] Edwards 1874 – 1954
a. Laura Thorpe Trevathan 18 Feb 1908 – 22 Feb 1908 Rocky Mt NC
b. Robert Lee Trevathan 18 Sept 1909 – 21 Jan 1975 Rocky Mt NC
married 1931 Mary Ella Harper 1909 Franklin NC –
i. Mary Alice Trevathan
married C Joseph Ezzell
1. Mary Jo Ezzell
2. Robin Leigh Ezzell
c. Phoebe Ricks Trevathan 16 April 1912 – 2000 Rocky Mt NC
d. William Joshua Trevathan 25 June 1914 – 22 Jan 1975 Rocky Mt NC

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Pictured at Dempsey Trevathan’s farm
Children feeding chickens
Leno in a peach tree with father Dempsey
horse, sulky and “driver”
Note: thanks go to Helen and Chuck Trevathan
for sharing these pictures and family information

  1. Eliza E. [Lizzie] Harrell 23 July 1872 – 31 May 1905
    married Joseph Linwood Smith 12 Sept 1873 – 30 Jan 1936
    a. Earl Smith
    b. Pansy [Pinkie] Smith 13 Sept 1900 – 7 Aug 1928 Roanoke, VA
    buried in the Rayner family cemetery near Powellsville, NC
    Her family also placed a stone for her in Bonaventure Cemetary Savannah GA

    married Ross
    c. Marcus Linwood Smith 17 Aug 1895 – 5 Dec 1902
  2. Martha A Harrell 30 Nov 1874 – 3 Nov 1879
  3. Joseph Marcus Harrell 14 March 1878 – 1950
    married Lula Wood Parker 10 Oct 1890 – 1961 Powellsville, NC
    a. Ruth Harrell
    b. Josie Harrell
    c. George Arthur Harrell

“Uncle Will”

William Reed Rayner 1853 – 1921 | his parents
and Allie Frances Sessoms 1858 – 1944 | her parents
of Bertie Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Branson’s North Carolina Business Directory of 1896 lists
Manufactory of Carriages – Powellsville, NC – Raynor Bros.

“Wm. R Raynor a school teacher for many years, a noted songster, and Justice of the Peace, and an officer of the law and a surveyor”

Allie Frances Sessoms was the daughter of Assad S Sessoms and his 2nd wife Nancy E/F Perry, a daughter of John. [see Old Perry School House ]

Children of William Reed Rayner and Mary Frances Sessoms:
1. William Oscar Raynor Nov 1878 – bef 1930
married Mana White 1883 –
lived & buried at Buzzard Cross Roads
a. Garner Rayner 1905 – 1979
married Ola Clee Jernigan 1905 – 1974
b. Vernon White Raynor 19 Jan 1913 – 7 Sept 1975
married Lucille Mitchell (McKeel) 8 July 1907 – 31 March 1974
c. Merrill Oscar Raynor died 22 May 1915
d. Merrill Oscar Raynor 1916 –
married Virgie Barnes
2. Hezekiah Owens [H O or Hezzie] Raynor 28 June 1883 – 28 Aug 1957
Merchant, Farmer – General Store – Mail Carrier RFD 1930
married Annie Laurie Harrell 29 Aug 1886 – 17 Dec 1971
dau of John Harrell & Laurena Hobbs
a. Owens Raynor 23 Oct 1915 – 13 July 1917
b. William Reed Raynor 25 Dec 1917 Powellsville NC – 12 Feb 2004 Ahoskie NC
married 1941 Sarah Moore Bryant 16 Dec 1919 Pender Co NC – 8 June 2008 Ahoskie NC
i. Sarah Ann Raynor
ii. William Reed Raynor Jr
Hezzie and Annie also raised as a daughter
c. Beulah Miller ca 1924 –
married Joseph C Hoggard

i. Carlyle Hoggard

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Carlyle Hoggard with his “Granddaddy” H O Raynor
Carlyle lives in the H O Raynor’s house today

  1. Thomas Assayd Raynor 9 June 1889 – 4 Oct 1918 influenza
    married 1918 Fannie Boyette 16 Jan 1885 – 29 Dec 1968
    (she married 2nd George Underwood of Murfreesboro)
  2. Kenneth Tyson Raynor 9 Sept 1890 – 12 Nov 1977
    Principle of Ahoskie High School, taught math at Duke U. & Wake Forest U.
    married Beulah Lassiter from Rich Square
    English teacher at Wake Forest College

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