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Barfield Family in Texas
Posted by: William Barfield (ID *****5689) Date: October 30, 2002 at 17:56:22
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I am trying to verify any of the information below. I have some very good sources for some of this material, but need documentation. I will gladly pay for copies of any documents verifying or disputing any of the below statements. I am also looking for any other connections to my family. Anything you can share will be greatly appreciated.

JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1 BARFIELD was born Bet. 1615 - 1630 in England, and died
Aft. 1682 in Probably Somerton, NC. He married (1) NIECE OF JAMES LOADMAN.
Children of JON BARFIELD and LOADMAN are:
i. RICHARD 1ST2 BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1638, VA; d. Abt. 1727 Duplin Co., NC.
ii. WM "THE QUAKER" BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1647; m. ELIZABETH
(surname unknown at this time);b. Abt. 1650.
iii. JANE LOADMAN? BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1650; d. Aft. 1694; m.
THOMAS BROWN; b. Abt. 1645.

RICHARD 1ST2 BARFIELD (JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) was born Abt. 1638 in VA, and
died Abt. 1727 in Duplin Co., NC. He married MARY EVANS, daughter of PETER EVANS. She was born Abt. 1640, and died Aft. 1728.
Children of RICHARD BARFIELD and MARY EVANS are:
i. ANNE BARFIELD.
ii. BERSHEBA BARFIELD, m. UNKNOWN MELTON.
iii. ELIZABETH BARFIELD, m. WILLIAM MOORE.
iv. JANE BARFIELD.
v. RICHARD 2ND BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1662.
vi. JOHN BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1670; d. Bef. 1727.
vii. HENRY BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1700.
viii. THOMAS BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1705.
ix. JAMES BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1709.

JOHN3 (MELTON) BARFIELD (RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) was born Abt. 1670, and died Bef. 1727. He married ELIZABETH CANADY, daughter of SAMUEL CANADY.
She was born 1675 in Lived Bertie/Chowan Co/to Onslow Co., NC.
Children of JOHN BARFIELD and ELIZABETH CANADY are:
i. RICHARD BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1705, NC?; d. Aft. 1779, Bladen Co., NC.
ii. LUKE BARFIELD, b. 1710, (Came to Bladen Co. from Onslow Co., NC, Abt.1769);d. Aft.1772,
probably Bladen Co., NC.

LUKE4 BARFIELD (JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) was born 1710 in
(Came to Bladen Co. from Onslow Co., NC, abt. 1769)/Bladen Co., NC, and died Aft. 1772 in Probably Bladen Co., NC. He married ISABELLA JOHNSTON. She was born Abt. 1728.
Children of LUKE BARFIELD and ISABELLA JOHNSTON are:
i. STEPHEN BARFIELD (CAPT.), b. Abt. 1750, Bladen Co., NC; d. Abt. 1823, Robeson Co., NC.
ii. SUSANNAH BARFIELD, b. Abt. 1752; m. HUGO JOHNSTON, Abt.1780; b. 1755; d. 1794, Bladen
Co., NC.

STEPHEN5 BARFIELD (CAPT.) (LUKE4 BARFIELD, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE
IMMIGRANT"1) was born Abt. 1750 in Bladen Co., NC, and died Abt. 1823 in Robeson Co., NC. He married (1) FRANCIS (SUMMERSETT) Abt. 1794.
Children of STEPHEN (CAPT.) and FRANCIS (SUMMERSETT) are:
i. JESSE (HATCHER)6 BARFIELD, b. 14 September 1784,
Native of South Carolina; d. 21 September 1859, Warren Co., MS.
ii. ALLEN (SUMMERSET) BARFIELD, b. Bet. 1790 & 1794, Robeson Co.NC; d. 1840.
NOTE: Apparently Stephen had two children before he married:

Jesse Hatcher born 1784, died 1859
Allan Summerset born 1790 - 1794, died before 1850"

"Capt. Stephen later married Allen's mother, Mrs. Frances Summerset, whose first husband was William Summerset."
(Source: Dana Barfield)

Some references have been made to "The January 1976 N.C. Genealogical Journal which is supposed to have an article "Legal Name Changes by Act of North Carolina Assembly."

"Barfield, Allen changed from Allan Summerset, 1800, pg. 45"

"Barfield, Jesse from Jesse Hatcher, 1800, pg. 45"
BLADEN COUNTY, NC - COURT - Petition of Stephen Barfield
: General Assembly Session Records. November-December 1800. Box 3.

To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of No. Carolina.

The Petition of Stephen Barfield of the County of Bladen - Humbly
representeth That your Petitioner has two illegitimate Sons bearing the names
of Jesse Hatcher and Allen Somerset who is now both minors, and is desirous
that their names should be alterd to that of Jesse Barfield and Allen Barfield
which your petitioner prays may be done by legislative Authority, by having an
Act of the General Assembly pass'd for that purpose, and their names confirmd
under the same Regulations that all other names similiar to those is done by
your Honorable body and your Petitioner as in duty bound will every pray.

1st Nov. 1800 Stephen Barfield

On reverse:
Stephen Barfield
Petition
In the House of Commons
1 Decem'r 1800 read & referred
to the Comm'e appointed to
Consolodate the Several Bills
for alteration of names
By order
J Hunt CHC

In Senate Decm'r 1st. 1800
Read & refered as
by the House of Commons
By order
M Stokes Clk

In 1779 Stephen received a grant of three hundred acres of land located on the North Side of Gapway Swamp in Bladen County. Gapway Swamp is located in the extreme western part of present day Columbus County, near what was formerly the Old Georgetown District of South Carolina, now Horry County, South Carolina. During the Revolution this particular area was a hotbed of war activity. Many other Barfields lived in the area as well. (Source: Bladen County Heritage Book)

The Federal Census of 1800 lists Stephen as being Captain Stephen "living in Captain Barfield's district" of Bladen indicating he was in the Militia. Stephen had died by 1823, leaving four minor children, Gabriel, Hiram, Nancy and Susan who were reared by Shadrach Howell of Howellsville, Robeson County, N. C. Stephen had six children. (Source: Jimmy D. Howell)

ALLEN6 (SUMMERSET) BARFIELD (STEPHEN5 (CAPT.), LUKE4, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) was born Bet. 1790 & 1794 in Early Co., GA , d.1840. He married CATHERINE (surname name is unknown at this time) Abt. 1810.
Children of ALLEN (SOMMERSETT) BARFIELD and CATHERINE(surname unknown at
this time)are:
i. JAMES BARFIELD b.1810, Robeson Co. NC; m.SARAH CONVEYRS, June 09 1842 Early Co.Ga.
d.???
ii. ISABELLA FRANCES BARFIELD b.28 Jan.1811 Robeson Co.NC ;m.NEEDHAM DEWITT
MCLENDON 08 Mar.1835 Early Co.Ga. d.07 Mar.1848
iii. HUGH G. BARFIELD b.04 Nov. 1819 NC;m.MARY MCLENDON 11 March 1841 Early Co.Ga.
. iv. JEANETTE BARFIELD b.1822 NC;m.GEORGE RILEY 25 Jan.1849 Early Co.Ga
v. JESSE BARFIELD b. 1823 Robeson Co. NC;m.MARY RILEY 08 Dec 1842 Early Co.Ga. d.Bet.1863-
1870 Polk Co.Tx.
vi. ANN JANE BARFIELD B. 1824 (no more known at this time)

JESSE7 BARFIELD (ALLEN (SUMMERSETt6, STEPHEN5 (CAPT.), LUKE4, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) was born 1823 in Robeson Co. NC; m. MARY RILEY 08 Dec.1842 in Early Co. Ga.; d.Bet.1863-1870 in Polk Co. Tx.
Children of JESSE BARFIELD and MARY RILEY are:
i. HUGH BARFIELD b.1846, Early Co., Ga. m.CAROLINE ELIZABETH WALKER (date of the
marriage unknown at this time) in Tx., d. Aft.1880 in Tx.
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON BARFIELD b.10 Mar.1850 in Early Co.,Ga.; m. TALITHA CUMI
WALKER 1871 in Tx.; d.19 Mar.1915 in Rosebud Falls Co.Tx.
iii. WILLIAM BARFIELD b.1852 in Early Co. Ga.; m.???? d.????
iv. JOHN MARTIN (JACK) BARFIELD (my grandfather) b.?? Nov.1856 in Early Co.Ga.; m.
ARMITTIE(MITTIE) CALDWELL 20 Nov.1888 in Bell Co.Tx.; d.Abt.1909 (location unknown at this
time, could have been Milam Co. Tx.)
v. SANFORD SAMUEL (SANTE) b.1858 in Early Co. Ga.;m.SARAH ANN PENELOPE OSTEEN 1887 in
Florida; d.Bet.1920-1930 in West palm Beach Palm Beach Co. Fl. (Florida census 1920 shows him living in
West Palm Beach Palm Beach Co.Fl.)
vi. ALEXANDER BARFIELD b.1859 Early Co. Ga. (no other information known at this time).
v ii. JESSE FRANCES BARFIELD b.1863 in Polk Co. Tx.;m.???? d.????(1880 census has him living with his
mother,MARY and his brother HUGH BARFIELD)

JOHN MARTIN8 (JACK) BARFIELD (JESSE7, ALLEN (SUMMERSET)6, STEPHEN5 (CAPT.), LUKE4, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) b. ?? Nov.1856 in Early Co. Ga.;m.ARMITTIE (MITTIE) CALDWELL 20 Nov. 1888 in Bell Co. Tx.; d. Abt.1909 in Tx.
Childern of JOHN MARTIN (JACK) BARFIELD and ARMITTIE (MITTIE) CALDWELL are:
i. WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD (my father) b.25 Nov. 1890 in Bell Co. Tx.;m. FLORENCE JULIA
DENTLER 24 May 1944 in Houston Harris Co.Tx.; d. 12 Sept.1957 in Temple Bell Co. Tx.
ii. SAMUEL SHERMAN BARFIELD b.1891 in Milam Co.Tx.; m.(1) MAUDE (MAUDIE) GOAD
Abt.1913; d.16 Mar.1967 in Waco Mclennan Co. Tx.
NOTE : Samuel had several wives and children (most unknown at this time)
iii. VESTER (VIRSTA ) (BESSIE) BARFIELD b. 1894; m. DAN JACKSON 08 Jan.1914 in Milam Co.
Tx.;d.???? (date and location unknown at this time)

WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD9 (JOHN MARTIN (JACK)8, JESSE7, ALLEN (SUMMERSET) BARFIELD6, STEPHEN BARFIELD5 (CAPT.), LUKE4 BARFIELD, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE IMMIGRANT"1) b. 25 Nov.1890 in Bell Co. Tx.;m.FLORENCE JULIA DENTLER 24 May 1944 in Houston Harris Co. Tx.; d. 12 Sept.1957 in Temple Bell Co. Tx.
Children of WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD and FLORENCE JULIA DENTLER are:
i. ROBERT LEE DENTLER (born to FLORENCE DENTLER out of wedlock) (father unknown) b.
27 July 1943 in Galveston Galveston Co. Tx.; m.???? (living)
ii. BARBARA ALICE BARFIELD b.30 Oct.1945 in Houston Harris Co. Tx.
m.???? (living)
iii. WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD (myself) b. 05 Jan.1948 in Houston Harris Co. Tx.; m. REBECCA ALINE
NOWELL 12 June 1965 in Corsicana Navarro Co. Tx.

WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD (myself) 10, ( WILLIAM DALE BARFIELD9, JOHN MARTIN
(JACK) BARFIELD8, JESSE BARFIELD7, ALLEN (SUMMERSET) BARFIELD6, STEPHEN
BARFIELD5 (CAPT.), LUKE4 BARFIELD, JOHN3, RICHARD 1ST2, JON "THE
IMMIGRANT"1) b. 05 Jan.1948 in Houston Harris Co. Tx.; m. REBECCA ALINE NOWELL 12 June 1965 in Corsicana Navarro Co. Tx.


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