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


 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

Colerain Baseball team
Hezzie is on the far right, second row

This picture of Hezzie hangs in the Vidant Hospital in Ahoskie, formally
called the Roanoke Chowan Hospital.  He was a trustee of the hospital

and helped to get it built originally. Carlyle.

married Annie Laura 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


Billy Raynor

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

      Beulah & Hezzie
c. Beulah Lyon Miller 12 July 1923 – 13 Aug 2018
    dau. of Gladys Louise Lyon and Henderson Ulysses Miller
they also had 3 little boys – one still living.
married Joseph Carlyle Hoggard 23 Aug 1919 – 21 Feb 2007
     a Staff Sgt in the US Army Air Corp, WWII,
and, after the war, Postmaster of Powellsville.

Joseph and Beulah’s wedding day.  On the steps of Powellsville Baptist Church

(first row) Beulah Miller and Joseph. Hoggard, Mrs. Teague (the minister’s wife)
(2nd row) Lula Hoggard, Joseph D. Hoggard, Gladys Miller,
 (3rd row) Annie Raynor, Marie Hoggard, Shirley Hyatt & Cecil Lowe
Gladys Miller (Beulah’s Mom),  Shirley Hyatt and Cecil Lowe were friends of Beulah and Joseph

i. Jo Anne Hoggard  9 June 1944 – 9 June 1944
ii. Carlyle Owen Hoggard 17 May 1949 –
Carlyle
iii. Nancy Hoggard White 1 Feb 1955 –

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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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