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Mary Bernice "Polly" Mullis Brown
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Birth: May 14, 1880
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1954
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA

My maternal Great-great aunt
Name sake from her Grandmother: (Mary) Polly Green Mullis

Father: George Washington Mullis (sometimes Mullice) (B: 03 Mar 1832, Union Grove, Iredell, NC - 25 Jun 1919, 87yrs 3mths 21dys, Union Grove, Iredell, NC, Burial: 26 Jun 1919, Union Grove Methodist Church, Union Grove, Iredell, NC)

Mother: Rachel Caroline Hemrick Mullis (sometimes " Carry" Hammrick) (B: 25 Feb 1842 - 03 Feb 1898, Union Grove, Iredell, NC; Burial: The Hemrick /Hambrick Graveyard, Union Grove, Iredell, NC)

Siblings: Daniel Asbury "Did" Mullis (B: 24 May 1867, Union Grove, Iredell, NC - 22 Jan 1932, Harmony, Iredell, NC), Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Mullis (Brown) (Born: Jan 1869, Union Grove, Iredell Co., NC - Died: unknown, Harmony, Iredell Co., NC), Evelyn Octave "Arkie" Mullis (Campbell), my great-grandmother, (B: 15 Jan 1872, Union Grove, Iredell, NC - 07 Oct 1956, Eagle Mills, Iredell, NC), William "Bill" Alexander Mullis (B: 21 Nov 1876, Union Grove, Iredell, NC - 12 Jan 1945, Union Grove, Iredell, NC)

Half-Siblings by Sarah Cass Mullis: Mary Ann Mullis (Johnson) (Born: 08 Jun 1847, Union Grove, Iredell, NC-23 Jan 1934, age 87, Union Grove, Iredell, NC); "Lee" (Leandy) C. Mullis (B: Jun 1858, Union Grove, Iredell, NC - 24 Apr 1934, age 74, Turnersburg, Iredell, NC)

Marriage (23 Jun 1908, Union Town Twp, Iredell, NC): Charles "Charlie" Robert Brown (B: 20 Jan 1881, Iredell, NC - 19 Feb 1960, age 79, Statesville, Iredell, NC) S/o James Franklin Brown, Store Keeper, Farmer, (B: Apr 1849, NC - 1927?) & Ellen Clodfelter Brown (B: 1855, Eagle Mills, Iredell, NC)

Note: I remember Aunt Polly sitting on the front porch of her little house. I still recall the doctor making a home visit and she was seated outside on the porch. Being young, I was afraid the doctor was hurting her, and I became upset, when he checked her blood pressure with the strap. Uncle Wayne told us that Aunt Polly fried an egg on his car one time just to show how hot it was that day. These are the things I remember, but not very much except that I knew she was someone special, and we were to treat her with lots of respect. She died about 6 years before Uncle Charlie.
Note: Uncle Charlie and Aunt Polly moved from a large house in Statesville, NC, when he retired from the furniture factory in Statesville. My Grandfather George Bradley Campbell had a garage which he remodeled into a small dwelling for Charlie and Polly. The Browns had a beautiful flower garden in the front yard of their house that always enchanted my child like imagination. I remember the flowers were so large, tall and full. There was also a large pecan tree that my grandfather planted that made its share of nuts for us to gleam. I remember the house as being cozy and inviting. The house was shot-gun built (the rooms being straight behind each other with middle doors into each section. There were 3 rooms: a living-bed room combination with a few chairs, sideboard and a heating stove, a kitchen with a small wood stove to cook, sink, a few cabinets and a dinning table, and a back room which was a place to cure meat. There was a shed porch built across the front of the small cabin-like dwelling. Uncle Charlie would often be found sitting in the front room in his chair wearing his spectacles while reading or just resting. If my great uncle wanted me to share a meal with him, he would smile and welcome me to come inside, if not he would make a growling sound, and I would get on my bike and make a fast get-a-way. I remember the tableware as having wooden handles and the forks having long prongs. We would have stewed tatters, homemade pan-fried bread, freshly cooked in the iron black skillet and honey for the bread. Uncle Charlie would often read his mail while eating. The house had a smell of salty curing hams. Grandmother Georgia Campbell would ask Charlie to do the difficult task of taking the anticipated dinner to the chopping block when needed. ~ I have loving and warm memories of my dear uncle. He died in the winter and I remember him lying in repose in the front room of grandma's house, the outside deep in snow. I attended the funeral at the family church. Aunt Helen Day Campbell (Spann) and her family were present and lots of other relatives.
Family links: 
  George Washington Mullis (1832 - 1919)
  Rachel Caroline Hemrick Mullis (1842 - 1898)
  Charles Robert Brown (1881 - 1960)
  Mary Ann Mullis Johnson (1856 - 1934)**
  Leander Columbus Mullice (1858 - 1934)**
  Daniel Asbury Mullis (1867 - 1932)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Mullis Brown (1869 - 1955)*
  Evelyn Octave Mullis Campbell (1872 - 1956)*
  William Alexander Mullis (1876 - 1945)*
  Mary Bernice Mullis Brown (1880 - 1954)
*Calculated relationship
Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
Union Grove
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Glenn Ellis
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65737889
Mary Bernice Polly <i>Mullis</i> Brown
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Mary Bernice Polly <i>Mullis</i> Brown
Added by: Glenn Ellis
Mary Bernice Polly <i>Mullis</i> Brown
Added by: Glenn Ellis
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2011

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