I am putting a family tree together for a friend whose surname is Memory. My research has led me to the names Melissa Meares, who married Lott Memory,of Cumberland/Columbus /Co. NC, prior to 1861. Can anyone tell me anything about her life? I was told they moved to Florida. Lott Memory married his 2nd wife by 1876 back in North Carolina. The 1880 census for Columbus Co. lists Lott's family, but Melissa is nowhere found. However, a black African american family with the surname Mears is living next door. I do know Lott Memory was a slaveowner. Please if anyone out there can tell me who was Melissa, Lott, or about their plantation property, I will be indebted. thanks! Stephen.