*The life of Emma Augusta Lehman is profiled in Three Forks of Muddy Creek IX, 21: She was engaged to marry Ben Chitty, but he died at age 29 in 1863, and the next year she became a teacher at Salem College, where she remained, teaching English literature, for more than 50 years. She cut her hair short, one of the first women to do so, always wore dark colors, black or navy blue, and always wore her academic robe to class. In addition to teaching literature, she was a serious amateur botanist, and is credited with finding a new plant species, Monotropsis lehmani, in 1903 at Roaring Gap NC. She was also interested in astronomy, and recorded notes on a solar eclipse in 1869, and the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1909. In 1916 she wrote in one of her notebooks, "Our fathers were men of wide vision, of good, hard, common sense. At that time, the rest of the world cared nothing, spoke with contemptuous indifference of the education of women and girls - What did a woman want with education? It would only unfit her for her domestic duties. Our fathers thought differently - but, as O. Henry puts it, 'They sawed wood and said nothing' but they did a good deal. They planted a small seed which has grown and developed into what we are today."
Children of Henry Renatus Lehman and Pamela Elizabeth Wolff
Ellen Shepherd Lehman (ca. 1842-?) m. Bartlett Y. Rayle
Peyton Lehman (1843-1924) m. Sarah E. Miller (1844-1924), d/o John Miller and Eliza Ward
Daniel Seaton Lehman (ca. 1849-?) m. 1) Eliza Ann Rank, d/o George Permanio Rank and Salome Margaret Miller; 2) Mariah Jane Hauser
Henry and Pamela were probably also the parents of John Walter Lehman (1839-1841). He can't be the son of Eugene Lehman, whose son Oliver was born only 7 months earlier, and William Lehman didn't marry until January 1841.
Children of William E. Lehman and Anna Catharina Miller
Margaret Elizabeth Lehman (1841-1844)
Paulina Lehman (1843-1921) m. Andrew Mock (1835-?)
Egbert Thomas Lehman (1845-1932) m. Emma Matilda Greider (1861-1939)
Letitia A. Lehman (1849-1933) m. Roswell Alpha Wommack (1837-1920), son of Wilson W. Wommack and Anna Rebecca Rominger
Children of Peyton and Sarah Lehman
John H. Lehman (ca. 1866-?)
Thomas W. Lehman (ca. 1869-?)
These children from the 1870 census. Were there additional ones born after 1870? This family doesn't seem to be in Forsyth County in 1880.
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.
Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records
Stokes and Forsyth Co. NC census and marriage records
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