Posted By:Richard Crotwell
Subject:Re: Alfred Ledbetter b. abt 1858 in NC
Post Date:September 03, 2012 at 08:37:25
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Forum:Richmond County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I agree that there is a marriage record for Alfred Ledbetter and Elizabeth Howell in Anson County, NC dated 2 Dec 1877. However, the 1880 census records indicates both of them with different surnames as single living in different counties with no children. There is no proof this Alfred Ledbetter was the father of the Howell children. Also, the marriage record for Minnie Howell indicates her father as Alf...Howell.

Notice the following census records. Alfred Ledbetter is listed as single in the Richmond County, NC 1880 as follows:
1880 census Richmond County, NC 50/50 [HQ image]
Ledbetter, Alfred head w m 22 farm laborer single

Lizzie Howell is listed as single in Anson County, NC with a Pickett family as follows:
1880 census Anson Co NC Ansonville 416/416
Pickett, W. M. w m 46 married farmer
Pickett, Mary J. w f 42 wife married keeping house
Howell, Lizzie w f 17 house girl single cook
Howell, Edmon other w m 19 hired single laboer
Braswell, Ella other f w 21 house girl sngle
Ingram, John black m 9 house boy single
all BNC

Lizzie listed in the Richmond County, NC 1900 census as widowed with two children.
1900 census Richmond Co NC Beaver Dam Twp Hoffman Village 135/143
Howell, Lizzie head w f born Apr 1863 age 38 widowed 2childen 2living
Howell, Joseph son w m born Apr 1881 age 19
Howell, Minnie dau w f born month not legible 1885 age 14
Austin, Matie boarder w f born Jan 1878 age 22 single
McDonald, Maudie boarder w f born 1878 age 22 single

The marriage record for Minnie Howell indicates her father as Alf... Howell - not as a Ledbetter.
"North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979," Alf... Howell in entry for William Robert Fields and Minnie Howell, 1909
Groom's Name:       William Robert Fields <>        
Groom's Birth Date:       1890        
Groom's Birthplace:              
Groom's Age:       19        
Bride's Name:       Minnie Howell <>        
Bride's Birth Date:       1891        
Bride's Birthplace:              
Bride's Age:       18        
Marriage Date:       12 Aug 1909        
Marriage Place:       , Richmond, North Carolina        
Groom's Father's Name:       John Fields <>        
Groom's Mother's Name:       Lizzie Fields <>        
Bride's Father's Name:       Alf... Howell        
Bride's Mother's Name:       Lizzie Howell <>        
Groom's Race:       White        
Groom's Marital Status:              
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:              
Bride's Race:       White        
Bride's Marital Status:              
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:              
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:       M01878-6 </search/records/index>        
System Origin:       North Carolina-EASy        
Source Film Number:       471460        
Reference Number:       00540        
Source Citation
"North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Aug 2012), Alf... Howell in entry for William Robert Fields and Minnie Howell, 12 Aug 1909; citing reference 00540, FHL microfilm 471460.