GEORGE Mewborn was the son of Elder Parrott Mewborn and Mary Mew-
born, whose maiden name was Aldridge daughter of Drewary and Edith Aldridge, whose maiden name was Hardy, daughter of Lemuel and Mary Hardy,
whose maiden name was Sutton; these two were members of the Methodist
church. Drewary Aldridge, grand-father of the deceased, was the son of Drew-
ary and Mary Aldridge, whose maiden name was Barington.
Parrott Mewborn, father of the deceased, was the son of Parrott and Lydia
Mewborn, whose maiden name was Hardy, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy
Hardy, whose maiden name was Howell. Said Benjamin and Nancy Hardy
were both members of the Primitive Baptist church and held their membership
with the church at Bear Creek, Lenoir county, to the time of their death. The
said Parrott and Lydia Mewborn, grand-parents to the deceased, were Primi-
tive Baptists, and held their membership at the said Bear Creek church, and
the said Parrott Mewborn was deacon and clerk of said church at the time of
his death, and the said Deacon Parrott Mewborn was the son of George and
Mary Mewborn, whose maiden name was Parrott; and the said George Mew-
born's father came from England, his given name and the name of his wife not
George Mewborn, in memory of whom this was written, was born De-
cember 16, 1824. He was a fine, promising child, and in boyhood he was
healthy, active, industrious and ingenious, quick of comprehension and pos-
sessed great business and mercantile gifts; a good farmer and attended well to
his stock of different kinds; a lover of good books and useful study, a good
reader and a good mathematician, and as for his penmanship our church book
shows very plain and also shows the careful manner in which he kept it.
He was about five feet ten inches high, well formed and a handsome man.
He was married on the 29th day of February, 1848. to Nancy L. Hardy, daugh-
ter of Lemuel and Patsy Hardy, and was received a member of the church at
Mewborn's Meeting House on th� 23d day of September, 1850, and was bap-
tized by the pastor (the writer); and was chosen clerk of said church in Sep-
tember, 1851, was chosen deacon of said church in September, 1854, and for the
past two years had commenced to preach and bid fair, under the blessings of
God, to make an able and worthy minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His
manner of preaching was plain, doctrine sound, and words correct and well-
spoken; a good disciplinarian, desiring the peace and happiness of the church;
in this the pastor greatly feels his loss as well as his labors in the ministry. He
was also much gifted in prayer, but "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, blessed
be the name of the Lord, our God. He calleth and His children must go home."
George Mewborn is gone and we are left to mourn, but not as those that
have no hope. The Lord's people rest at His right hand, where they will suf-
fer nor sorrow any more, and then their joys will never cease. He is their
head, their love, their life, their joy and their all is in Him and by Him.
"Praise the Lord, all ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost."
He was separated from the mortal body November 3d, just before sunset,
1859, aged 34 years, 10 months and 23 days.