During the 19th-century, many people believed that women's role was that of wives and mothers, however, there were some North Carolina women who channeled their creativity into inventions. In 1834, Ethel H. Porter, of Lincolnton, was the first North Carolina woman to receive a patent for her invention related to cutting feed for horses and cattle. Harriet Morrison Erwin, of Charlotte, designed a hexagonal house and in 1869, became the first woman in the country to patent an architectural innovation. The woman who invented more items than any other woman in the country was Raleigh native Beulah Louise Henry, a granddaughter of North Carolina Governor W.W. Holden. These women blazed trails for women who would follow in the 20th-century, such as Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, who received five patents for household and personal items.