I believe I posted this years ago, but decided to post again to help someone in their genealogy search. This information in typed form was handed down to me from William Cornelius Stallings Jr. (son of William C. Stallings and Mabel Lee O'Briant of Durham NC)(best I can tell the information was compiled by Ida Faye O'Briant Bottoms and Mabel Lee O'Briant Stallings for a Hart family reunion in either late Sept or early Oct 1977)
Family of Mary Ida Hart and Preston Dolphus O'Briant "P.D."
Mary Ida Hart was born 2-7-1873 she died 7-1931, Preston Dolphus O'Briant was born 6-25-1865 and died 7-1931, "P.D." died one evening and Ida died early the next morning, they both died of coronaries. They are both buried in the same grave at New Hope Cemetery, Wilson NC. Ida and Preston were married in Franklin Co. NC and They had 10 children:
1.Annie Clarace O'Briant, unmarried. the inscription on her gravestone in New Hope Cemetery, Wilson NC reads b Oct 23, 1894 d 3-10-1921.
2.Mabel Lee O'Briant b 3-19-1896 married on 4-5-1919 (by Rev. Smith) in Durham, NC to William Cornelius "Neil" Stallings, b 6-5-1895 d 12-25-1969 They lived at 913 Burch Ave in Durham NC, Neil worked for the Durham Street Dept. Mabel lived there until her death (she died at her son's home in Register Ga) Her son William "Bill" Cornelius Stallings Jr. kept the home until his death, he also lived there until he died). Mabel and Neil had 3 children, Mary Jane Stallings b 10-18-1922 d 6-28-1950. William Cornelius Stallings Jr. b 1-4-1926 (4 children: Jill, William, Deborah Jane, Jeffery Neil).
Jack Thomas Stallings b 4-8-1931 (married to Norma Griffin, daughter of Linwood and Alma Griffin)(they have 3 sons: Jack Thomas Stallings Jr., Robert Michael Stallings, Donald Bruce Stallings)
3.Viola Grace O'Briant b 1-20-1897 d 1921 married Charles Wesley Freeman ( 4 children: Charles Wesley Freeman Jr., Phillip Douglas Freeman, Evelyn Hart Freeman Thompson, James Everett Freeman)
4. Mary Van O'Briant b 10-25-1899, she died of cancer 12-22-1950, Mary Van O'Briant was a teacher and held a high position over some schools or school board in NC.
5. Walter Preston O'Briant b 4-15-1903 d 4-7-1975 of a coronary. Married to Fay Williford. (children: Patricia Vann, Audrey Nell, Alice Fay, Phyllis Jo, 1 son who died at birth)
6. Charles Hart O'Briant b 12-7-1905 d 6-7-1945 of a coronary, married Ethel Winstead (children: Charles Reginald "Reggie", Daryl, Robert Winstead and Sue Frances)
7. Iva Lucille O'Briant b 10-3-1907 she married William S. Hughes. No children.
8. William Harvey O'Briant b 11-3-1908 died after about 6 months.
9. Ida Fay O'Briant b 2-25-1910 married Fernie Lester Bottoms (children: Willard Ray, Kenneth Lee, Anne Hart Bottoms,Dorothy Fay Bottoms, Alan Bryce)
10. Irma Ruth O'Briant married Harry Miller
Mary Ida Hart was the daughter of William Columbus Hart born 1843 Wake Co. NC and Annie Bennett Hill born 1849 in Franklin Co. NC Annie was the daughter of William Wesley Hill and Martha Beddingfield. Annie died April 28th, 1905 at the age of 56, she was the mother of 10 children, death was due to a heart ailment, she married William Columbus Hart on 9-19-1866 in Franklin Co. NC bondsman William H. Harris, witness T.C. Horton, clerk of county court.
William Columbus Hart was b in 1843 at Wilson,Wake Co. NC the son of Elisha B. Hart and Sally Harris. The Raleigh News and Observer 2-19-1885 carried the following death notice: Died Staurday evening, in Youngsville, W. C. Hart, Esq. after a brief illness, of pneumonia, aged 42. Mr. Hart possessed the entire confidence of all who knew him. Whether as citizen, neighbor, deacon of his church, or head of a large and interesting family, he was loved and honored. In his death the community in which he lived suffers a loss beyond estimate.
The 1880 Franklin Co. NC census lists:
William C. Hart 39 farmer,
Annie B. 29
Charles B. 11 Charles Blair
William W. 8 William Wesley
Ida 7 Mary Ida
Walter C. 6 Walter Cook twins
Benjamin G. 6 Benjamin Green twins
Harriet Neal 15 domestic servant
When William C. Hart died on 2-14-1885, his youngest daughter Mattie Gertrude. was under 1 year old, Wyatt Allen just turned 2, Sallie Vann, was 3,Bessie Estelle turned 6 yrs old that day, Nicholas James was 7 . The oldest child was Charlie Blair Hart. he was 17, but mature enough to help his mother raise the younger children.
I still have more family info going further back on the Hart side.