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Re: Whitfields in Pitt Co., NC ca 1762 - early 1800's
Posted by: Randy Johnston (ID *****7615) Date: October 20, 2008 at 17:58:41
In Reply to: Whitfields in Pitt Co., NC ca 1762 - early 1800's by Patricia Smith of 2466

Joseph Whitfield is listed on the Pitt Co., NC Taxables List in both 1762-3.


Colonial census 1755, Tyrrell Co., NC, also listed was Joshua WHITFIELD.

Listed on Taxables in Tyrrell Co., NC, 1755.

Lord Granville, or: refers to original records, Patent Book Eleven, pg. 71.
Joseph Whitfield, 28 Febuary 1761, 123 Acres in Beaufort County on the head of the Briary Branch and Grindall Creek, joining Walter Bryant, the head and side of an impassable Pocoson, an the side and fork of another impassable pocoson. or: Joseph (Mark) WHITFIELD, Wits: Thomas Worley, John Kennedy, Examined by; Wm. Matthews and Alex Stewart surveyed 11 March 1760 cc: John Cook, John Coulanch, (?), Jas Ellison, Sur.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. B [1762-1764] pg. 349, Grantor : Earl Granville, Grantee: Joseph WHITFIELD [BEAU], 100+ Arces ; 10 sh.

Colonial census 1762, Pitt County, NC.

List of Taxables, Pitt Co., NC in 1762.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. B [1762-1764] pg., 11-4-1762, Grantor: Joseph WHITFIELD, Grantee: John Barnhill, 150 Arces : L 35, Adj.: Robert Knox. Former owner: Jesse Jolly (pat. 1761).

List of Taxables, Pitt Co., NC in 1763.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. C [1764-1767] pg. 294, 2-15-1765, Grantor: Arthur Olds (ONSW), Grantee: Joseph WHITFIELD 100 arces; Former owner: Walter Bryant (pat. 1757].

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. E [1771-1774] pg. 250, 10-1772. Grantor: Joseph WHITFIELD, Grantee: Jesse Jolley, 35 Arces; L 7, Former owner: Arthur Olds. Wit.: Edmun Andrews.


Alexander and William Whitfield are listed on the 1790 Pitt Co., NC census.

Pitt Co., N. C. Deed Bk. F [1774-1801] pg. 212, 3-22-1776, Grantor: William WHITFIELD [Pat. 1774], tailor Grantee: Sampson Powell, 25 Acres ; L 5. Wit.: Avirileah Tripp.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. F [1774-1801] pg. 395, 12-29-1776 , Grantor: Wm. WHITFIELD (Pat. 1774), tailor, and Jemina WHITFIELD, wife. Grantee: Caleb Tripp, 394 Arces ; L 36. Wit.: John Frizzie, Jacob Waller, James Herrington.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. F [1774-1801] pg. 397, 3-22-1776, Grantor: Sampson Powel (Pat.1775) Grantee: Wm. WHITFIELD, tailor , 50 arces ; L 10.

Pitt Co., N. C. Deed Bk. H [1778-1782] pg. 9-30-1776, Grantor: Obed Roundtree [Bert] [Pat.1775], Grantee: William WHITFIELD, 300 A ; L 20, Wit: Moab Roundtree, Reuben Roundtree, Isaac Blount.

Pitt Co. N. C. Deed Bk. H [1778-1782] pg. 12-29-1776, Grantor: William WHITFIELD [Pat. 1774]], tailor and Jemina WHITFIELD, wife. Grantee: Willis Williams 122 Acres ; L 20. Adj.: Widow Oguin.

Petition of Wm Whitfield of Pitt County
NC General Assembly Session Records, April-May 1780, House Joint Resolutions
to the Honorable Assembly now setting in Newbern.
The Petition of Wm Whitfield most Humbly Shewth that your Honours Pertitioner being Very much Disabled in body and having a Charge of Children all small & of a Very Small Interest to support them on is Desirous that your Honours would take it into Consideration being present himself & seeing his Infirmity to give him a discharge from all publick Taxes is your own Judgements will plainly Demonsterate his Inability therefore Expecting a Complyence to my Request your Honours petitioner as in Duty bound shall Every Pray.
April ye 16th, 1780 Wm WHITFIELD
{granted April 20, 1780}

Pitt Co., N. C. Deed Bk. I [1782-1785] pg. 32, July, 1781, Grantor: Wm. WHITFIELD, tailor, and Jemina WHITFIELD, wife. Grantee: Caleb Tripp. 40 A; 10.

1790 census in Pitt County, NC
William WHITFIELD, two male over the age of sixteen, three male under the age of sixteen, and five free female.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. O [1797-1801] pg. 1, 1-2-1796, Grantor: Holland Johnson, Sheriff, Grantee: Wm. WHITFIELD, tailor, 363 Arces ; L 50. Former owner : William WHITFIELD. Men.: Arthur Olds, dec. (Glas), Mary Olds, widow and extx, Wit.: Hardee Smith, John Anderson, Shadrach Moore, Jr.

Was on the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Washington County, Two Draws B, B.

Alexander Whitfield

1790 census, in Pitt County, NC. One male over the age of sixteen, one male under the age of sixteen, and two free female.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. N [1793-1797] pg. 297, 5-10-1792 Grantor: Alexander Eley WHITFIELD, Grantee: Ezekiel Parimore, 100 Arces: L25, Adj.: William Edwards, Former owner: Samuel Kight, Sr. (G-1783). Wit.: Mary Moore, J. H. Simpson.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. P [1801-1804] pg. 84, 3-28-1797 Grantor: Elexander WHITFIELD (1790) Grantee: Wm. McGowns, 100 Arces; L35, Adj.: Martin Nelson, Wm. Edwards. Wit.: Gideon Moye, John Moye.

Was on the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, in Jefferson County, GA.

Was on Jefferson County Tax list in Cobb Dist. 1810.

Was on Jefferson County Tax list in Ingram Dist. 1816.

Was on the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery, Clarke County, Mil. Dist. Pentecost, Lot 263 / sect 13, Draw land in Early.

1820 census, Clarke County, GA. One male under 10, one male of 10 and under 16, one male between 16 and 26, one male of 45 and up. One female under 10, one female of 16 and under 26, one female age 45 and up. Engaged in Agriculture.

Monroe County Deed Book D-E, page 34-A , 8 May 1822., This indenture made between James Meriwether of the County of Clarke Attorney in fact per power of attorney 10 Feb. 1822 for Reuben Lee of Fayette County and Wm. Roberts of Clarke Co. In consideration of the sum of $350 in hand paid by the said Roberts. Whereof the said James Meriwether attorney for Reuben Lee hath bargained, sold & Conveyed all that tract of land lying in the 6th district of Monroe Co. & known as lot #221 containing 202 1/2 acres in fee simple & will warrant and forever defend. Wit: Alexander X WHITFIELD & Parmenas Haynes. Signed James Meriwether attorney for Reuben Lee. Proved by the oath of Alexander WHITFIELD & Parmenas Haynes who saw James Meriwether sign the within deed. this 2 July 1822. before Sylvanauns Ripley, JP., Also signed Alexander WHITFIELD. Reg. 17 Feb. 1825.

Listed of letters remaining in the P.O. at Athens on the first day July 1829, Alexander name was on that list.

1830 census, Clarke County, GA. One male 50 to 60, one female 10 to 15, one female 40 to 50. Slaves, one female 10 to 24. page 294, line 12.

Clarke County deed book P, Page 316 Jan. 3, 1835
James E. sold 147 acres of land adjacent James Meriwether, Robert Sims and others to John Gann. This was Alexander land, and James was the eldest son settling his fathers estate.


Robert Whitfield is listed on the 1800 Pitt Co., NC census.

Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Bk. O [1797-1801] pg. 208, Date 3-7-1798 , Grantor: Sterling Dupree and Susanna Dupree, wife. Grantee: Robert WHITFIELD, 235 A. $125. Former owners: Caleb Tripp, James Spivy, John Moye, dec. Men.: Mary Moye, wife of John Moye, Susanna Dupree, daughter of John Moye, dec. Wit.: Joseph Scurlock.

Pitt Co., NC Deed Bk. P [1801-1804] pg. 193, date: Sept. 30, 1801, Grantor: Robert WHITFIELD, Grantee: Paul Herrington, 10 A ; Lire 10. Wit.: Wm. Broome.

1800 census in Pitts County, North Carolina, page 286, line 9.
Robert WHITFIELD, one male to 10, one male to 45, one female to 10, one female to 45, Slaves: two

Was listed on 1805 Lottery in Washington County, GA 1761 B B

Emanuel County Land Plat Book A, 1813-1829, pg. 61, on Nov. 2, 1813. Robert WHITFIELD purhased 855 Acres of land.

1820 census in Washington County, GA, page 135B, line 20.
Robert WHITFIELD, four male 16 to 26, one male 45 and up, two female 10 to 16, one female 45 and up, People in Agriculture one, Commerce one, Manufacture one, Slaves tow 14 to 26, one 26 to 45, two female under 14, one female 45 and up.

1820 Manufacturers census in Washington Co., GA, Trade was Blacksmith, Manufacture Articles were Hoes, Axes, Ploughs, etc.

1825 Tax list in Washington County, GA.

1827 Lottery in Washington County, Whitfield Mil. Dist. Dw. 122, Lot 10/sect 3

Applies for administration with the will annexed on estate of James S. English, dec'd testate, Oct 1,1829.

1830 census in Washington County, GA, page 248, line 10.
Robert W. WHITFIELD, two male 5 to 10, one male 50 to 60, one female 10 to 15, Slaves four male under 10, two male 24 to 36, Four female under 10, two female 10 to 24, one female 24 to 36, one female 55 to 100.

Served on the Grand Juror, Sept. Term 1832, Superior Court.

Applies for administration on estate of Thomas Myres, dec'd., Nov. 27, 1840.

1840 census in Washington County, GA, 92nd District, page 229, line 8.
Robert WHITFIELD, one male 15 to 20, one male 20 to 30, one male 30 to 40, one male 70 to 80, one female 40 to 50, Slaves three male under 10, two male 10 to 24, one male 24 to 36, two male 36 to 55, seven female under 10, three 10 to 24, two female 24 to 36, two female 36 to 55, one female 55 to 100. Number of persons in each family engaged in Agr. thirteen.

1850 census in Washington County, GA, page 209A, line 19.
Robert WHITFIELD 80 M 12000 Born in NC
Rebecca WHITFIELD 45 F Born in GA
Sarah ROGERS 22 F Born in GA
G. A. REINHART 22 M Bootmaker born in France
L. H. JORDAN 26 M Tailor born in SC

On the 1850 Slave census shows Robert WHITFIELD owned 29 Slaves.

Letter from Robert WHITFIELD saying his wife had been cured of dyspepsia by Joseph SAGE of Jefferson Co., GA who had just returned from Europe. Rebecca WHITFIELD had letter concurring. Feb. 3, 1852.

Will of Robert WHITFIELD, Washington Co., GA, Will Book, pages 155-157. Dated June 15, 1853. No date of probate. He "loaned" to his wife Rebecca 2500 acres of land and three negroes; To daughter Cherry PATE, wife of John W. PATE 188 arces in plantation and slaves; to son Miles WHITFIELD slaves; "loaned" to daughter Almiler PARADISE, wife of John D. PARADISE, 125 acre plantation "whereon she lives known as Shadick MOOR place", also 60 acres of his land next to Charles A. WALKER and negroes; to son-in-law Owen H. FORT; "loan" to daughter Jemina FORT, wife of Owen H. FORT, 125 acres known as Thomas MYRE place and negroes; to his granddaughter Julia Ann SHEPPARD, wife of Zachariah SHEPPARD, negroes. executors; son Miles WHITFIELD, Reuben WHITFIELD and Elbert D. TAYLOR. Witnesses: Elizabeth NORRIS, Arthur P. FORT, Thomas (x) NORRIS, Jemima J. (X) WHITFIELD. " P.S. I also give to my wife Rebecca WHITFIELD one yoke of oxen and cart to her and her heirs forever.

This was followed by a report from the Washington County Superior Court March Term 1861, Zachariah Sheppard, Caveater vs Miles Whitfield, Propounder, dated July 3, 1861. The Court ruled in favor of the Propounder. Evidently someone objected to the will and attempted to break it, but the will held.




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