Looking for information on a Melissa/Malissa Stewart/Stuart/Steward who was born from 1819 to 1830 in SC(depending on the census you look at) and was married to Benjamin Franklin Hawkins of NC. They show up in the 1850 census in Dooly County, Georgia (now Crisp County, I believe) and are there in 1860 and 1870. I have not been able to find them in 1880. Children were: Malissa, Isabel, Mary Elisabeth, Thomas, George, Benjamin Franklin Jr, Melvina, Samantha and Sarah (not in order of age).
Any leads would be most welcome on this family. Thanks, Karen Dutton Charlotte, NC