Mention of Greenway and Tomlin people in Chapter XIII, "Greenway-Hartley Diary," of Annals of Caldwell County [North Carolina], by W. W. Scott, published ca1931.
"William Greenway, Jr., died the 1st day of May, 1820, on Monday evening. His funeral was preached Sunday the 7th following by the Rev. R. J. [Robert Johnstone] Miller, from Hebrews the 2nd chapter and 14 and 15 verses." [Mr. Scott speculated without conclusion about William's age at death.]
"Old Whitey--Under the date of Nov. 2, 1920, between two and three years before her death, the late Mrs. Emma Harper Cilley of Hickory [Catawba County, NC] wrote as follows:
'When I was a child a tanner, Perry Tomlin by name, and his family moved to Patterson [Caldwell County, NC] to take charge of the tannery there. His wife was a remarkably good manager and busy housekeeper. Her mother was quite aged, widow of Col. William Greenway. Mrs. Tomlin and her mother were Episcopalians, having been confirmed by Bishop Ravenscroft, under the auspices of Parson Miller [Robert Johnstone Miller]. Remember, I was about 8 years old, but as near as I can remember, Major Miller gave a young colt, whose dam had died, to the Greenways. Elizabeth, the daughter, reared the colt, which grew into a very fine iron-gray horse, gentle, intelligent and so handsome that he was purchased and presented to the President of the United States; I think he was General Zachary Taylor, and of course the horse was named "Old Whitey," and he must have gone to Mexico. I think I have heard "Old Whitey's" name was recorded in history.'"
[Written by W. W. Scott:] "Col. Greenway taught school in 'the thirties' in the vicinity of Lenoir. The last time I saw Major Harper, probably a year before he died, he showed me one of the scholastic prizes of his youthful days as a student under Col. Greenway, an ancient map of the State of North Carolina--with probably less than 50 counties on it--which Col. Greenway had given him as a reward for industry, proficiency and deportment. In 1890 I had a delightful interview with Mrs. Lucy (Greenway) Hartley, who was in her 90th year, and derived from her much that the preceding pages contain."
"Alfred Hartley and Lucy Greenway were married the 19th day of October, 1820, by the Rev. R. J. Miller, D. D.. and moved home the 14th day of December, 1820."
"Alfred Hartley was born the 3rd day of June, 1793. Lucy Hartley was born the 12th day of June, 1800."
Page 106: "Alfred Hartley died the 9th day of November, 1851. His funeral was preached the 13th of May, 1852, by the Rev. H. H. D. Durand, Presiding Elder."
"The last entry Alfred Hartley made in the diary was under the date of Aug. 10, 1823. After his death, Nov. 9, 1851, some one has entered the fact."
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