My greatgrandmother was Mary Elizabeth Hardin Mashburn in Chatham county, her parents were Louis Haywood Hardin and Amelia Myrick. I have been researching my family history and this is my mother's grandmother. My mother's name is also Mary Elizabeth Maynard Sparks.. Look into the Mashburn or Marshburn in Carbonton, NC. There is a church there that has a lot of relatives, My ggrmother had 12 children.. Her husband was George Monday Mashburn. The church is the United Methodist church. If this sounds like it could be your family let me know. My mom is 85 and she knows I am looking for the heritage because I was told there Indian descent in the family. You may call at 919-662-9739.