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Barfield and Grady Families
Posted by: Wayne Harrell (ID *****9091) Date: October 21, 2004 at 04:45:48
In Reply to: Barfield and Grady Families by Margaret Tyndall of 435

Have a Charles Barfield said spouse of Leach Harrell daughter of Jacob Harrell of Saint Johns Parish South Carolina by 1787 when Jacob will made and filed in Charleston SC. Jacob Harrell had son Levi Harrell and thus grandson William Harrell born in 1784 and this William Harrell married a Mary Catherine Bass most likley in Duplin County NC area but they were living in Georgia and most likely had gone to Duplin to marry near his or her or both family there. Jacob Harrell early on settled mainly around Anson NC and later ended up in old Craven County SC and later eastward nearer Charleston SC thus the Saint Johns Parish area and Wassamassaw Swamp where he lived on 204 acres with house he left a grandson named Levi Harrell per his will. Charles Barfeild served in Upper Craven Militia around 1780 in the Mecklinburg NC area and Cheraw Hill with following:
A) John Harrell most likely an officer in the unit and a surveyor by skill and he is either brother to Jacob or his nephew.. most likely the brother..
B) Silas Simmons son in law of Jacob Harrell and second spouse of Selah Harrell Jacob most likely eldest daughter and possible twin to Levi Harrell as most place them both born about 1750 in the family tree. Selah made her mark in Jacob will in 1787 and Silas was second choice to be exeuctor to the will in 1787, his own will filed in 1795 with a Charles Lining same clerk Jacob will filed with in 1787 also in Charleston showed him from Saint James Parish Goose Creek which was located near Saint James and Wassamassaw Swamp runs into it also.
C) John Timmons father of William Timmons spouse of Ann Harrell another one of Jacob children noted in his 1787 will and also father of Sarah Timmons spouse of Lewis Harrell born about 1767 another son of Jacob noted in his will.
D) Charles Barfied spouse of Leacy Harrell another child of Jacob Harrell noted in his will of 1787.

These are just four names in a SC military petition to Governor John Ruthledge asking they be allowed to reduce the number of active members of the unit now on duty. The actual dates and many names on this large front and back of page petition is damaged and so can't be read. Since John Ruthledge served about 1780 as SC governor figure it covered from as early as 1771 until 1780 based on events in the area in this time period that would give reason for extend military in the area around Wayne, Duplin, Anson, Mecklinburg NC, and even some into Craven SC areas; this being the Regulator Rebellion 1766 to 1771 mainly in NC areas but later border adjustments between NC SC caught parts of the areas first in NC later in SC... Anyway the final battle of this rebellion came in 1771 in Orange NC and saw many lose lands in NC because they refused to take an oath to the King after it and thus left NC for better places, like into west lands or down to GA. As there are many more names not read feel that some of those missing connect to these already connected to each other in some way as have traced several others related to these main four in my Harrell jungle around Jacob and his son Levi.

You can find more on line on Charles Barfield as he picked up large sections of land in SC around Charleston toward Columbia after American Revolution.

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