Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJohn Stanfield 479
Birth1 Aug 1757, NC
Death8 Nov 1805, Abbeville Dist SC Age: 48
Birth17 Dec 1757, Halifax Co VA
Death3 Feb 1854, High Point, Marshall Co AL Age: 96
FatherWilliam Roberts (ca1723-ca1784)
MotherSarah Elizabeth Stovall (ca1722->1807)
Marriage16 Feb 1777, Halifax Co VA
ChildrenElizabeth (1778-1846)
 Richard (1780-ca1846)
 Sarah (1782-ca1854)
 Jane (1786->1848)
 William (1787-1860)
 Robert (1789-1798)
 Mary “Polly” (1790-ca1849)
 John S. (1792-1867)
 Peter H. (1796-ca1846)
 James Madison (1798-1863)
 George Ryland (1800-1863)
Notes for John Stanfield
Page 2 of Document: Letter to Mrs. J. Louis Crum, May 10, 1938, from A. D. Miller, Executive Assistant to the Adminstrator:

The age of John Stanfield is not given, nor the date and place of his birth and the names of his parents.

The officer married February 16, 1777, Sarah, who was born in December 1757: they were married by the Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia. In 1848, one Isaac George, a resident of Murray County, Georgia, stated in support of the claim for pension of this officer's widow, "I was intimately acquainted with the Roberts family in which the said John Stanfield married. Their family, the Stanfield family and ours, all moved from the State of North Carolina." Some years after the death of her husband, Sarah Stanfield moved from South Carolina to Georgia.

Sarah Stanfield was allowed pension on account of the service of her husband as an officer in the Revolutionary War on her application executed July 12, 1848; she resided then with her youngest son, George R. Stanfield, in Dalton, Murray County, Georgia. In 1849, this son's address was Van Buren, Dekalb County, Alabama, and in 1850, it was Hendricksville, in said DeKalb County, also his address in 1852; in 1854, she resided with him in Sand Mountain, Marshall County, Alabama.

John Stanfield and his wife, Sarah, had twelve children, ten of whom were as follow: Elizabeth, their first child, born Janurary 19, 1778; Richard, who married Martha Grimes and died previous to 1848, survived by said Martha; Sarah; William Stanfield, who was born February 2, 1787, in Randolph County, North Carolina, and resided in Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1848; Jane, their fifth child, born about 1788, in Randolph County, North Carolina, who was Janie Ewing, of Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1848; Robert, who died at the age on about nine years; Polly, who was born about 1790, married James West in 1809, and resided in Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1848; John; Peter, who died before maturity; James; George R. Stanfield, the son with whom Sarah Stanfield resided, residences given above; and Frances, or Fanny, who was born in 1803 in South Carolina, and was nearly two years old at the time of her father's death, and who was referred to as Fanny Frances Gray, in 1848. There are no further data in regard to the children named above.
Notes for Sarah (Spouse 1)
Moved to Laurens Co SC; alive in 1829.479

Following from detailed Find a Grave essay:3197

Sarah (Roberts) Stanfield is the daughter of William Roberts and Sarah (Addison) Roberts.

Sarah (Roberts) Stanfield was the wife of Captain John Stanfield (Aug. 01, 1757 NC - Nov. 08, 1805 Abbeville District, SC). He served as Private; promoted to Lieutenant and later to Captain from Guilford County, NC. in the Revolutionary War. He was in the Battle of Guilford Court House" and served part of the time under Captain Arnold, also under Major Crump and General Caswell. After his service, he resided in Randolph Co.(formerly a part of Guilford Co.), NC; in 1787 he was a member of the House Of Commons of the General Assembly of North Carolina.

Sarah Roberts and Captain John Stanfield were married by the Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Antrim Parish, Halifax Co., VA on Feb. 16, 1777.

Their children were:

(1.) Elizabeth Stanfield
Born: Jan. 19, 1778 NC
Died: 1846 Newton Co., GA

(2.) Richard Stanfield
Born: Jan. 19, 1780 Randolph Co., NC
Died: 1846-1847 Newton Co., GA
Spouse: Martha Grimes

(3.) Sarah Stanfield
Born: 1782 Randolph Co.,NC
Died: abt. 1854

(4.) Jane "Janie" Stanfield
Born: 1786 Randolph Co.,NC
Died: aft. 1848 AL
Spouse: unknown Ewing

(5.) Rev. William "Billy" Stanfield
Born: Feb. 02, 1787 Randolph Co., NC
Died: 1860 Waynesboro, Wayne Co., TN
Spouse: Mary Smith

(6.) Robert Stanfield
Born: 1789 Randolph Co., NC
Died: 1798 NC

(7.) Polly Mary Stanfield
Born: 1790 SC
Died: 1848-1850
Spouse: James West

(8.) John S. Stanfield
Born: 1792 Abbeville, SC
Died: Nov. 04, 1867 Wayne Co., TN
Spouse: Ellender P.

(9.) Peter H. Stanfield
Born: 1796 Abbeville, SC
Died: abt. 1846

(10.) James M. Stanfield
Born: 1798 Abbeville, SC
Died: Oct. 10, 1863 Notasulga, Alabama
Spouse: Catherine Eddleman

(11.) George Ryland Stanfield
Born: Nov. 18, 1800 Abbeville, SC
Died: June 01, 1862 MS/while serving in the
Confederate Army.
Spouse 1: Elizabeth Knop
Spouse 2: Irene Davenport Pulaski.

(12.) Frances "Fanny" Stanfield
Born: Dec. 23, 1803
Spouse: John W. Grey

George R. Stanfield moved to DeKalb County, AL in the late 1840's. The 1850 US Census of Nov. 1850 shows the family living at Hendricksville in southern DeKalb Co., AL. George R. Stanfield's Mother Sarah was then age 91.

In 1854, George R. Stanfield moved to the Highpoint Community in Marshall County, Alabama. It was there on the third day of February 1854 that Sarah Stanfield died at the age of 96. She was buried in the High Point Cemetery.

[Document Source: The Heritage of Dekalb County, Alabama Volume II; Published by: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.; P.O. Box 67; Clanton, AL 35046 page 380; "George R. Stanfield"; by Genealogist, Mr. E. E. Hill]

In the fall of 1854, George R. Stanfield and his son, Pulaski B. Stanfield moved their families to Carroll County, Arkansas, Later settling in Madison Co., Arkansas.

Note: A very good reference for information on this family can be found in the extensive research of Genealogist, Mr. E. E. Hill, in the book: The Heritage of Dekalb County, Alabama Volume II; Published by: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.; P.O. Box 67; Clanton, AL 35046 page 380; "George R. Stanfield". Mr. E.E. Hill is a well known Genealogist, an extensive researcher, and a writer of Genealogical soft back books. He is highly respected for his work and for his Genealogical Documentation Accuracy, by members, and former members of the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society in Etowah County, Alabama and other areas.
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