Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bond 936 Barfield-Evans

936. Richard Barfield Sr & 937. Mary Evans/Evens [VA, NC]

~1665, Richard born in VA, s/o 1872. John Barfield & 1873. Jane Loadman.
~? Mary born in Willis, ?.
Richard married 1st Ann Graham.
Richard married 2nd Mary.
4/20/1694, Richard patented land in Nansemond Co., VA. (S) 4/21/1803 land sale from Wm B Shepherd to John Shepherd.
11/14/1694, James Loadman [Richard’s grandfather] died and left a will naming as legatees Jane Barfeild and Richard Barfeild of Somerton, VA.
4/17/1703, “Rich Barfield” witnessed a Power of Attorney executed by Henry Baker of Virginia. (S) State Records of NC.
1704 Rent Rolls of VA: Rich’d Barefield, 900 acres.
1706, … land owned by Richard in “Up. Par. of Nansemond Co. on the E. side of Saram Sw.”
1715, Richard and his father moved to NC.
4/16/1715, Richard witnessed a deed of James Peek. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P111.
4/16/1715, Charles and Elliner Merrit … Chowan Prct. sold for 30 pds. to Richard Barefield “of Virginia” 280 acres joining ye mouth of Deep Branch on ye north west Side of Deep Creek, witnessed by William Mixon.
3/31/1718, James and Elizabeth Boon sold to Richard Barefield 250 acres on Chowan River, joining Peter Evens, the main road and Gum Branch.
4/16/1719, Richard witnessed a deed of William Mixon. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P112.
1721 Chowan prct. tax list: Richard with 500 acres.
1722, Bertie Co. formed from Chowan Prct.
4/6/1722, Richard “Barefield” 470 acres “on W. side of Ahotsky Marsh, joining John King, the sd. Marsh, and a Great Branch that falls into the head of Ahotsky Marsh”. (S) NC PB3, P96.
10/8/1722, Richard witnessed a deed of John Barfield. (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P38.
3/5/1723, deed of George Martin, south side of Chowan river … beginning on the river bank at Richard Barfield’s corner, … (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P78.
1/1/1724, Richard sold land to Col. Wm Reed of Albemarle Co. for £80. (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P388.
2/9/1724, Richard bought land and a plantation from Henry Baker on the west side of Ahotskey marsh. (S) Bertie co., DB-A, P389. [He apparently never made full payment – see 10/1729.]
2/13/1724, Richard Barfield, “the Elder”, for £10 sold Thomas Barfield a tract of 100 acres on the south side of Ahotskey marsh; witnessed by Richard Barfield Jr. (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P408.
7/1724, William Gray sued Richard Barfield: “Trespass on the case damun 50 pounds returned executed dismist.”
5/11/1725, “I, Richard Barfield and Mary, my wife, for and in consideration of the love and good will which we have for our well beloved son-in-law William Moore, … a certain plantation and tract of land …” “I, Richard Barfield and Mary, my wife, for and in consideration of the love and good will which we have for our loving grandson John Grady …”. (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P440.
10/1725, Richard and Thomas Barfield securities for John Molton being sued by Henry Baker.
5/1726, John Molton did not appear in court and Richard and Thomas were held liable for 2112 lbs tobacco, 233 lbs pork, £12, 7 shillings, 9 pence.
12/15/1726, Richard witnessed a deed of Henry Baker. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P215.
7/1728, Henry Baker returned to court claiming he had not been paid by Richard and Thomas in accordance with the 1726 court ruling.
11/22/1728, Richard wrote his will in Bertie Co., NC.
Bef. 5/1729 Richard died. (S) Son Thomas sold off some of his father’s land.

Family notes:
• Richard will [very illegible copy]: “In the name of God Amen …of none… Richard Barfield of … Barte precint … of Carloina Being Sik of Body …”. (S) NC State Archives, Raleigh, 010, 1729, Orig. Only SS/AR. His mark was “R B” in block letters.
• Richard Jr’s will: “In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Barfield planter in Duplin County indisposed sick of body & yet being of a sound mind a perfect memory Blesed be God Calling to mind the unsertenty of my time after commiting my soul to God through the merce? Jesus Christ and my Body to be buried in hopes of ablesed resurection I do here make my last will and testament (?) for the love and favor of my son Henry Barfield in the first place Him the plantation I now live on and one negor wench named Cat and one Bed to Small Dishes large Dish one (?). I do leave my neger Boy Call Bat to my sun Jesse Barfield and all the land below the branch being or (?) rushing out to the B(?) line to Cow and caves to Basentor dish to chear to Soues and piges to Bed and furn(?). To my daughter Mary Barfield I leve 1 Bed and furniture? To dish to Chear to cows and caves. I leve to my grandater LeBeth taler (?). I level to my Dater LeBeth Barfield one Bed and furnetuted? And to to year old hefers to Dish and to plate to svcs spunes. I leve to my Dater An grady 1 soue and pegs. I leve my Dater Cattren taler Sevn Shilings. I leve to my loven wife to potes to ChristiBarconeho(?) One table and all the housed good that ant vives a (?) all my Cattel to Bed and furnetue and all the shep and all the (?) to year old hefer to my son Soloman Barfield the (?) my Sun Soloman Barfield and Jesse Barfield (?) thereof may the first y 1754.” (S) Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (1982), P4; & NC State Archives, Raleigh, 035, 1755, SS 880/10 SS/AR.
• The following is from the memoirs of Pauline Craig Hughes, 1908. ”Early in the eighteenth century there came with other emigrants from England two brothers named Barfield. The older was a bachelor but the younger was a man of family. The elder soon returned to England, and the younger settled near Newborn, North Carolina. I have no authentic record of the Christian names of these brothers, but the wife of the one who remained was named Mary. They had a large family and presumably some of the sons remained in the vicinity of Newbern, as some of the younger generation were merchants in that city when my mother was a girl. (Mary Barfield was a girl during the 1810’s). … One son, Richard, went to Georgia, and during the war for Independence, that branch of the family developed decided Toryism. The North Carolina Barfields, being strong Whigs, cut the acquaintance of these Georgia kinsfolk, so came to know very little about them and to care less.”
• Some interesting Duplin Co. court recorded name changes: From Elijah Barfield to Elijah Shepherd [1800, P57]. To Jesse Barfield from Jesse Hatcher, parent Stephen Barfield [1800, P45]. To Allen Barfield from Allen Summersett; parent Stephen Barfield [1800, P45].

Children of Richard and Mary:

. Unknown Daughter, born ?.
She married William Moore. [see 5/11/1725]
11/20/1725, Her brother Henry bought land from William Moore who had moved to Nansemond Co., VA.

. Unknown Daughter, born ?.
She married William Grady. [see 5/11/1725]
6/30/1718, William Graddy of Chowan Prect. to James Ruttland ( 938) 4£ sterling 50 acres joinning Thomas Johnson, Ruttland and Deep Creek all houses, Orchard etc.
Children:
John Grady, born ?.

i. Richard Barfield Jr, born ~1687.
~1715 in Chowan Co., NC, Richard married Mary ?.
10/17/1715, Richard witnessed a deed of Lewis Williams ( 1878). (S) Chowan Prct. Abstr’s, 1696–1723, P209.
3/1/1719, William Bentley in Chowan prct. joining William and Richard “Barefield”. (S) NC PB8, P210.
1722 Bertie Prct. formed from Chowan Prct.
2/10/1723, Richard “Barefield, Sen” to Edward Outlaw £64 for 250 acres on Chowan River on Gum Branch. (S) Bertie Co., DB–A, P244.
2/13/1724, Richard Barfield, “the Elder”, for £10 sold Thomas Barfield a tract of 100 acres on the south side of Ahotskey marsh; witnessed by Richard Barfield “Jr.” (S) Bertie Co., DB-A, P408.
2/1/1726, Richard bought for £20 “sterling money of Great Britain” a tract on the Upper Horskey Meadow; witness Henry H Barefield. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P87. [This could be his father, but he was selling and giving away land at this time.]
10/1729, Richard sued in court by Henry Baker for money owed by his father.
1733, Richard and his brother Thomas signed a petition for Bertie Prct. to alter the seat of government. (S) NC Executive Council Records.
2/1738, Richard an overseer of a bridge reconstruction on Manherrin Creek at Jarnagan’s ferry. [He refused to do the work and was fined. This controversy continued for several years.] (S) Bertie Co. NC Court Minutes, Bks1&2 by Haun.
1740 in Bertie Co., Richard was called for jury duty.
11/1741, A new overseer was named to replace Richard on the bridge project.
11/19/1744, Richard petitioned for 500 acres in [now] Duplin Co.
9/4/1748, Richard, as part of Capt. John Sampson’s Company, repulsed a Spanish attack. (S) The State Records of North Carolina, V22.
1750, Duplin Co. formed from New Hanover Co.
10/6/1752, Richard bought 250 acres on Northeast Swamp.
10/10/1753, Richard witnessed a deed for land on the Rattlesnake Branch of the Cape Fear River.
5/1/1754, Richard signed his will in Duplin Co., NC. (S) Family notes.
Bef. 6/5/1755, Richard died in Duplin Co., NC. (S) Will probated.
Children:
Mary Barfield.
5/1/1754, Mary named in her father’s will.
Solomon Barfield, born 1719 in Duplin Co., NC.
5/1/1754, Solomon named in his father’s will.
3/15/1756, Solomon “Bearfield” 200 acres on south side of north east branch of Cape Fear, joining his former survey near Rattle Snake branch.
~1760 Solomon died.
Henry Barfield, born ~1722 in Duplin Co., NC
5/1/1754, Henry named in his father’s will.
Lebeth Barfield, born 1725 in Duplin Co., NC
5/1/1754, Labeth named in her father’s will.
Ann Elizabeth Barfield, born 1727 in Duplin Co., NC
Ann married ? Grady.
5/1/1754, Ann named in her father’s will.
Catherine Barfield, born 1729 in Duplin Co., NC.
~1749, Catherine married William Taylor.
3/13/1787, William was killed with an axe blow to the head by a slave named Darby.
2/18/1800, Catherine wrote her will naming 3 grandchildren.
1801, Catherine died.
     Children:
     Catherine Taylor, born ?. 5/1/1754, named in her paternal grandfather’s will. She married Lewis Barfield.
     Elizabeth Taylor, born ?. 5/1/1754, named in her paternal grandfather’s will. She married John Rhodes.
Jesse Francis Barfield, born 1/21/1737 in Duplin Co., NC.
5/1/1754, Jesse named in his father’s will.
Jesse married Sarah Castillo, born in NC.
4/21/1764, Jesse “Bearfield” 110 acres on S. side of N.E. Swamp, joining Great marsh, the Horspen Branch to the mouth thereof. (S) NC land Grants, Hofmann, PB17, P59.
8/22/1780, Jesse died in Kershaw Co., SC. He was driving cattle to the Patriot army.

ii. James Barfield. Born ?.
James married Anne ?.
1733, brothers Thomas, Richard, James and William signed a petition for Bertie Prct. to alter the seat of government. (S) NC Executive Council Records.
9/9/1770, James died in Edgecombe Co., NC.

iii. William Barfield, born ~1690.
3/1/1719, William Bentley in Chowan prct. joining William and Richard “Barefield”. (S) NC PB8, P210.
5/9/1726, William witnessed a deed of William Lee. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P105.
1733, brothers Thomas, Richard, James and William signed a petition for Bertie Prct. to alter the seat of government. (S) NC Executive Council Records.

iv. Henry H Barfield, born ~1690.
11/20/1725, Henry bought land from William Moore [a brother-in-law who had moved to Nansemond Co., VA.]
2/1/1726, Richard [his brother] bought a tract on the Upper Horskey Meadow; witness Henry H Barefield. (S) Bertie Co., DB-B, P87.

v. Isham Barfield, born ~1691.

vi. Solomon Barfield, born ~1691.
Solomon married Pat Edwards. [No children.]
Solomon died young.

vii. Thomas Barfield ( 468), born ~1698.

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