Hearne History - Page 783

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Belle, Donovan P., Hazel Gray, Christine White, Cattie Lewis and John Linwood.

Isabella Augustus Hearne married George Edward Harris, March 11, 1891. Children: Nina Belle, born January 1, 1892; and George Edward, born January 23, 1902.

Catta Geraldine Hearne married James L. Starkey, June 14, 1899. Children: James Robert, born December 22, 1902; Charlotte, born August 5, 1908, and Marshall L. born July 19, 1911.

I learned of a family of Hearnes who lived near Gum Swamp, Pitt County, N. C., on the north side of Tar River, and one of them was Rufus K. Hearne, a Free Will Baptist minister. Their family records were distroyed by fire a few years ago and I insert here what data I can obtain.

Howell Hearne, born in Pitt County N. C., October 17, 1770, married Elmina Randolph, April 10, 1792. She was born April 10, 1771. Children: Elmina, born March 2, 1793; Violetta, born November 1, 1816; Rufus K. born October 20, 1819, and married Miss Lucetta Rives, January 5, 1846. She was born September 24, 1821. Children: Howel R. born September 24, 1847; John William, born March 10, 1850; Susan C., born October 2, 1852; Virginia A. and Fannie R., twins, born August 4, 1854; Rufus B., born January 21, 1857; Sallie J., born March 2, 1859; Violetta E. born February 4, 1864, and she died June 20, 1881. Howel R. died January 2, 1892. Rufus K. died March 3, 1894, and Fannie R. died March 2, 1909. Rufus B. lives at Vanceboro, N. C., and is unmarried. Near this family lives a Mr. James Hearne and family, who are relatives, but I have been unable to obtain the record, etc.

Page 618. Elisha Hearne, had another son, Francis Sharpe, who was born in Putnam County, Ga., August 18, 1792, and died October 18, 1883. In 1814 he married the widow of Templeton Reid, whose maiden name was Sarah Elizabeth White, daughter of Jesse White, a wealthy planter of Putnam and Morgan Counties.

Francis Sharpe Hearne, was a man of strong intellect and fine business qualities, a member of the Methodist church and of large wealth, and at his death left the largest estate of any man in Putnam County. A great deal of his land he acquired under the Head Right System of Georgia, and much of it is

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