Captain Stephen Barfield

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Stephen Barfield

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Robeson, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of unk Barefield and Isabella Johnston
Husband of Miss Hatcher
Father of Jesse Barefield
Brother of Susanna Johnstone

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About Captain Stephen Barfield

The Petition of Stephen Barfield of the County of Bladen - Humbly

representeth That your Petitioner has two illegitimate Sons bearing the names

of Jesse Hatcher and Allen Somerset who is now both minors, and is desirous

that their names should be alterd to that of Jesse Barfield and Allen Barfield

which your petitioner prays may be done by legislative Authority, by having an

Act of the General Assembly pass'd for that purpose, and their names confirmd

under the same Regulations that all other names similiar to those is done by

your Honorable body and your Petitioner as in duty bound will every pray.

1st Nov. 1800 Stephen Barfield

On reverse:

Stephen Barfield


In the House of Commons

1 Decem'r 1800 read & referred

to the Comm'e appointed to

Consolodate the Several Bills

for alteration of names

By order

J Hunt CHC

In Senate Decm'r 1st. 1800

Read & refered as

by the House of Commons

By order

M Stokes Clk

In 1779 Stephen received a grant of three hundred acres of land located on the North Side of Gapway Swamp in Bladen County. Gapway Swamp is located in the extreme western part of present day Columbus County, near what was formerly the Old Georgetown District of South Carolina, now Horry County, South Carolina. During the Revolution this particular area was a hotbed of war activity. Many other Barfields lived in the area as well. (Source: Bladen County Heritage Book)

The Federal Census of 1800 lists Stephen as being Captain Stephen "living in Captain Barfield's district" of Bladen indicating he was in the Militia. Stephen had died by 1823, leaving four minor children, Gabriel, Hiram, Nancy and Susan who were reared by Shadrach Howell of Howellsville, Robeson County, N. C. Stephen had six children. (Source: Jimmy D. Howell)

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Captain Stephen Barfield's Timeline

North Carolina, United States
September 14, 1784
Age 34
Age 73
Robeson, North Carolina, United States