The Friday Family of North Carolina

Pioneers of the Friday Family 


Andrew Friday Descendants


Andrew Friday and Elizabeth Hoyle

Andrew Friday was one of Nicholas Friday's sons.  He inherited a large tract of land along the West side of the South Fork River. This is where the Hardin NC Community stands today. 

A note from the Lincoln County Tax records of 1821 indicates Andrew Friday held 1200 acres at that time. It also includes the land that is now St. Paul's Lutheran Church, The Hardin Baptist Church, and the Hardin Baptist Cemetery. A gravestone in that cemetery marks 1800 burial of a stillborn infant who belonged to Andrew and Elizabeth.

"Infant Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Friday..."

Elizabeth Hoyle was the daughter of John Hoyle and Margaret Costner. John Hoyle was the son of Hoyle family pioneer, Peter Hoyle. I would expect that Hoyle’s Creek, just east of Hardin is named after this family. Margaret Costner’s father, Adam Costner, was the pioneer of that family in Tryon County. 

Andrew Friday and Elizabeth Hoyle had several other children:

  • Mary Friday, married Jacob Summey
  • Elizabeth Friday, married John Smith
  • Margaret  Friday, married Jacob Link
  • David Friday, married Susan Best Jenkins, and later Francis Carpenter 

 David Friday and Susan Best Jenkins

David Friday married Susan Jenkins and they had one child, Marion David.  Susan died October 27, 1837.

David then married Frances Carpenter. They had four children:

  • Andrew Friday, married Mary DePriest
  • John H. Friday
  • Frances Friday,  died single
  • Mary Ann Friday, died single

 John H. Friday died in service to the Confederacy on July 17, 1862.  He served in Co. B, 28th NC Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Before the War Between The States, David Friday owned 5 slaves. according to the 1850 U.S. Census.  In September, 1850, the Census for Gaston County listed the following slaves belonging to David Friday:

  • 1 male    age 45
  • 1 male    age 40
  • 1 female age 25
  • 1 male    age 4
  • 1 female age 4 mos.

David and Susan Friday, and Frances Carpenter-Friday are buried at Hardin Baptist Cemetery. Their homeplace stood on the old US 321 Hwy, across from Robinson Lake.

Marion D. Friday and Sarah Anne Black

Marion Friday was a member of the Dallas Masonic Lodge.  His gravestone is marked with the Masonic Emblem. He also served in the NC Militia during the Civil War. He was a Justice of the Peace, County Commissioner, and prominent citizen in Gaston County.

The children of Marion Friday and Sarah Black were: 

  • Vincent Friday, who married Joanna Dellinger
  • William Friday, married Lou Costner
  • David F. Friday, married Lizzie O'Brien and then Sudie Hooper
  • Maria Friday, married Soloman Hovis
  • Ida Friday, married John Clemmer
  • John Friday, married Emma Pasour
  • James Friday, married Ollie Huggins and then Julia Huffstetler
  • Robert L. Friday, married Jennie Robinson

The picture shown here below, of the man and woman with the mule and buggy, is that of Marion Friday and Sarah Black. The mule’s name is Jack. I am told the child in the picture is Ernest Friday. Marion’s father and mother are David and Susan Best Jenkins Friday.

  Robert Lathan Friday and Jennie Robinson

 Robert Friday and Jennie Robinson lived in the Hardin community.  Robert was a farmer and lived in the family homestead.  The road in that community is now called "Bob Friday" Road. 

Robert Friday and Jennie Robinson had 8 children:

  • Fred Friday, married Virginia Quinn
  • Gay Friday, married Pervie Hovis
  • Earnest Friday, married Grace Huggins
  • Craig Friday, married Kate Campbell
  • Modell Friday, married Gordon Kanipe
  • Kenneth Friday, married Inez Harris
  • Ralph Friday, married Helen West
  • Harold Friday, married Elizabeth "Lib" Jones


 Above:  Harold, Gay, Modell, Craig, and Kenneth Friday: children of Robert L. Friday and Jennie Robinson.  This picture was probably taken in the 1960s.

Below:  John Fred Friday, Born December 1901.  Fred was the oldest of Robert L. Friday and Jennie Robinson's children.  He was well respected among members of his family and looked after his brothers and sisters as though they were his own children.





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