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William Whitfield, Jr.

Also Known As: "William /Whitfield/"
Birthplace: Nansemond County, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Wayne County, NC, USA
Place of Burial: Neuse River in Seven Springs, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Whitfield and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield
Husband of Mary Whitfield and Rachel Whitfield (Bryan)
Father of William Whitfield III (Cont. Militia); Elizabeth Smith-Campbell (Whitfield); Sarah Green (Whitfield); Captain Bryan W Whitfield, R. S.; Charity Smith (Whitfield) and 4 others
Brother of Edith Smith; Patience Outlaw (Whitfield); Matthew Whitfield; Margaret Barfield; Luke Whitfield and 5 others

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About William 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 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 30
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
Age 47