John Henry PARRISH
(Cir 1825-)
Grisy Ann FRANKLIN
(Cir 1827-1892)
Charlotta Melinda PARRISH
(1852-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Robert Lee RAYLE

2. William M. HENLEY
  • Ada HENLEY
  • Phoebe D. HENLEY
  • Groves M. HENLEY

Charlotta Melinda PARRISH

  • Born: Dec 1852, , , North Carolina 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Robert Lee RAYLE on 31 Aug 1871
  • Marriage (2): William M. HENLEY circa 1872
  • Died: 8 Dec 1923 at age 71 3 4 5
  • Buried: 10 Dec 1923, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 4 6

bullet   Another name for Charlotta was Charlotte.

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bullet  General Notes:


Charlotta Rayle crossed a river with a wagon fixed with logs tied to the wheels. She was known to be 'quite a character'. Once she was sitting on her porch with her feet stuck up. She had big toes, and a passerby commented, she chased him along the road with a broom.

Later married Buck Henly who thought he could marry a rich young widow, and put the boys to work.

The boys got there guns and moved to Charlie Bull's barn in Colfax. They planned to kill Buck Henly if he came to get them. (Story from Larry Rayle)

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth.

Census: 1850, 5 Aug 1850, , Wake County, North Carolina. 7

Census: 1860, 6 Jul 1860, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 1

Alt. Marriage, 1870. 8

Census: 1870, 9 Jul 1870, Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina. 2

Census: 1880, 18 Jun 1880, Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina. 9

Census: 1900 U.S. Federal, 2 Jun 1900, Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina.

Alt. Death, 11 Dec 1923, Oak Ridge, Guilford County, North Carolina. 10

Religion: Methodist, 13 Dec 1923, Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina. 8 She was a consecrated member of the Friendship Methodist Church for many years.


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Charlotta married Robert Lee RAYLE, son of Thornburg RAYLE and Malinda McCALEB, on 31 Aug 1871. (Robert Lee RAYLE was born on 21 Aug 1848 in , Randolph County, North Carolina,11 died on 12 Dec 1886 11 and was buried in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 6 11.)


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Charlotta next married William M. HENLEY circa 1872. (William M. HENLEY was born in May 1839 in , , North Carolina.)


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Sources


1 1860 U.S. census, Fulton, Georgia population schedule, Atlanta, p. 841, dwelling 968, family 1070, J. H. Parish; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll M653_122;
J. H. Parish, 35, a blacksmith, was living with his wife, Gozce, 34, and children, Cornelia, 14, William H., 10, Colotte, 8, Marietta, 5, Alace, 3 and Virginia, 4/12 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.

2 1870 U.S. census, Guilford, North Carolina population schedule, Friendship, p. 83, dwelling 98, family 98, John Parrish; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll M593_1140;
John, 47, a blacksmith, was living with his wife, Ann, 44, and children, Charlotte, 18, Mary, 15, Alice, 13, Virginia, 10, John, 5, and Lucy, 2 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

3 Guilford, North Carolina, death certificate no. 421 (1923), Charolotte Henley;
Charlotte Parrish Rayle Henley, a house worker, died 8 Dec 1923 in Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina of Pneumonia. Her residence at time of death was Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina. She was born 28 Dec 1850 in Johnson County, Tennessee and was the widow of W. M. Henley. Her parents were J. H. Parrish and Grizey Ann Franklin, both born in Johnson County, Tennessee. She was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina by Linville and Linville of Kernersville.
The death certificate states she was 72 years 0 months and 10 days old. Based on this, her birth date would have been 28 Nov 1853.

4 "Mrs. Charlotte Henley," (Greensboro)Patriot, 13 Dec 1923, p. 7, col. 3;
Mrs. Charlotte Henley, aged 71, was buried Monday afternoon at Friendship Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Williams conducting the services. Interment was made in the church Cemetery.
Mrs. Henley, who died Saturday at her home near Oak Ridge, had been for many years a consecrated member of the church. She was married in 1870 to Robert Rayle, who died in 1888. To that union eleven children were born, of whom six are living, Mrs. J. J. Newman, Mrs W. Crutchfield, J. V., A. L., Charlie and Harper Rayle, all of Guilford county. Later she was married to William Henley, and to this union thre [sic] children were born, Mrs. Fred Gray, of Thomasville; Mrs. George Pegram and Grover Henley, the two latter of Guilford county. She also leaves 69 grand-children and six great grandchildren.
She was a woman of fine traits of character.

5 Autumn Dipert Brown Photograph; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;
Charlotta Rayle
Wife of Wm. Henley
Died Dec. 11, 1923
Aged 71 Yrs
At Rest;
The date is wrong per the death certificate and the obituary.

6 Mrs. J. S. Welborn, North Carolina Tombstone Records (High Point, North Carolina: n.p., 1934), 72;
Charlotte Rayle Henley wife W. M. Henley d. 12-11-1923 age 71 yrs.
. . .
W. H. Parrish 8-15-1852--1-26-1872
Grisey Ann Parrish wife J. H. Parrish d 1-6-1892
Robert L. Rayle 8-21-1848--12-12-1886

7 1850 U.S. census, Wake, North Carolina population schedule, Western Division, p. 188, dwelling 259, family 259, John Parish; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll M432_647;
John Parish, 24, was living with his wife, Grissa, 22, and daughter, Parmelia, 2, and Emelina Carpenter, 20, in Wake County.

8 "Mrs. Charlotte Henley," (Greensboro)Patriot, 13 Dec 1923, p. 7, col. 3;
Mrs. Charlotte Henley, aged 71, was buried Monday afternoon at Friendship Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Williams conducting the services. Interment was made in the church Cemetery.
Mrs. Henley, who died Saturday at her home near Oak Ridge, had been for many years a consecrated member of the church. She was married in 1870 to Robert Rayle, who died in 1888. to that union eleven children were born, of whom six are living, Mrs. J. J. Newman, Mrs W. Crutchfield, J. V., A. L., Charlie and Harper Rayle, all of Guilford county. Later she was married to William Henley, and to this union thre [sic] children were born, Mrs. Fred Gray, of Thomasville; Mrs. George Pegram and Grover Henley, the two latter of Guilford county. She also leaves 69 grand-children and six great grandchildren.
She was a woman of fine traits of character.

9 1880 U.S. census, Guilford, North Carolina population schedule, Friendship, enumeration district (ED) 122, p. 26, dwelling 223, family 236, Charlotte Rayl; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Sep 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll T9_966;
Robert Rayl, 31, a farmer, was living with his wife, Charlotte, 27, and children, William H., 7, Rosa E., 6, Robert L., 5, Minnie B., 4, and Alonzo T., 1 in Friendship, Guilford County, North Carolina. Robert and his parents were born in North Carolina. Charlotte was born in Tennessee and her parents in North Carolina. All the children were born in North Carolina.

10 Tombstone photograph; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;
Charlotta Rayle
Wife of
W. M. Henley
Died
Dec. 11, 1923
Age 71 Yrs
At rest;
[Assuming the survivors opted to leave the months and days off her tombstone and round to the year, a calculation of the date would lead to a birth between 12 Dec 1852 to 11 Dec 1853. Her death certificate says her birth date was 28 Dec 1850 but it also states she lived 72 years, 0 months and 10 days which would calculate her birth date to be 28 Nov 1853. Her obituary says she was 71. The dates all conflict.
Additionally, her death date is incorrect. Both her obituary and her death certificate state her death to have occurred on Saturday, 8 Dec 1923.]

11 Tombstone photograph; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;
Robert L. Rayle
Born
Aug. 21, 1848
Died
Dec 12, 1886
Aged 38 Yrs 3 Mo.
& 12 Da;
[A calculation of the dates on the stone indicate he would have been 38 years, 3 months and 21 days. It is likely the stonecutter transposed 21 days to "12".]



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