From the records of the Freedmen’s Savings Bank, New Bern branch:
Though born and raised in Wilson County, on 14 March 1871, Lizzie Washington married Elias Mitchell in New Bern, Craven County. In the marriage register, Elias’ parents are listed as Anthony and Nancy Mitchell. Lizzie’s parents are shown as Aaron Ruffin (rather than Bryant Barden) and Rachael Ruffin.
Freedmen’s Bank Records, 1865-1871 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.