William Joshua Whitfield, Jr.

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About William Joshua Whitfield, Jr.

William Whitfield II married wife Rachel Bryan and moved to the "Rich Lands" on the Neuse River in Lenoir Co., N. C., and lived at Rockford on the North bank of the river. He afterwards purchased "White Hall" now "Seven Springs" in Wayne county from Buckskin Williams father of Gov. Ben Williams and John Pugh Williams; and brother of Old Ben Williams. Buckskin Williams kept an Indian Store at "White Hall" until 1776.

Soon after the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, William Whitfield moved to Pleasant Plains, three miles from "White Hall". His sons Needham and William Whitfield were in the battle of "Moore 's Creek Bridge." Needham was the Clerk to Col. Casswell, who commanded the Patriots, William was a private in the Light Horse; he and his brother-in-law ,Daniel Williams, took prisoner General McDonald, Commander of the Tories; William and Needham Whitfield also took prisoner in the same battle Farquard Campbell. After the war was over, Farquard Campbell married Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith (Whitfield) widow of Alexander Smith and sister of the captors. By his wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith (Whitfield), Farquard Campbell had three sons, James, William and Robert. Robert Campbell married Flora Rogers, daughter of Gen. Benjamin Rogers.

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William Joshua Whitfield, Jr.'s Timeline

May 20, 1715
Nansemond County, Virginia, USA
November 6, 1741
Age 26
Snowfield Plantation, Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
Age 25
June 1, 1743
Age 28
Rockford, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Age 29
Age 30
Wayne, NC, USA
Age 33
Age 38
Lenoir County, NC, USA
April 6, 1756
Age 40
Johnston County, North Carolina
February 20, 1758
Age 42
White Hall, Wayne County, NC, USA