James, from the marriage bonds of Union County, NC: "Privett, Hattie E.--16-- d/o (E. L. & Hulda J.)to J. R. Hildreth--21-- s/o (David & Elizabeth)---Oct. 26, 1890". A census search turns up for 1880 : Edmond Privet, 33 Huldy J.33 Lemuel B.7 Hattie L.4 Addie S.2
Census is for Lanesboro, Anson County, NC
From this, it would seem that Hattie was younger than "16" when she married, which may be the reason they went over to Union County, (where they were possibly unknown), to get married.