Thomas Stanfield married Mary Dalton ca. 1722 in Richmond County, VA.
Marmaduke Stanfield born February 4, 1724/25. Son of Thomas and Mary Stanfield.
Mary Stanfield, widow of Thomas Stanfield, married Jonathan Lyell October 16, 1729 in Richmond Co. VA. Thomas must have died in 1729 or earlier. Children, Betty and Marmaduke, were only 4-6 years old when their father died. They must have been raised by their stepfather. He and Mary were living in Dinwiddie Co. by about 1750.
On February 23, 1746 Marmaduke Stanfield of Lunenburg Co. bought 345 acres from the estate of William Byrd, Esq. This land being on the south side of the Dan River where it crosses the county line into Brunswick County.
Marmaduke Stanfield married Mildred Banks - Date and location ??
April 24, 1756 Marmaduke Stanfield, still of Lunenburg Co. sold the above 345 acres to William Thomas of Halifax Co. for 115 lbs. He bought it 10 years earlier for 17 lbs 5 shillings.
Marmaduke Stanfield, of Halifax, planter; bought 530 acres on Evans Creek on May 21, 1767 from David Caldwell. Final execution of the deed was carried out and recorded August 16,1770 with William Byrd, Esq. serving as power of attorney for David Caldwell deceased. December 1, 1777 Marmaduke Stanfield bought about 280 acres in Halifax Co. from John Ward of Bedford Co. He paid 35 lbs.
Will - Halifax County - 1783 Stephen Townes mentions his brother, Caleb Townes and names him an executor of his estate. Caleb Townes married Patience (last name unknown).
July 20, 1786 Marmaduke Stanfield and about 15 other paid $15,000.00 bond to Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor or Virginia to warrant that Marmaduke Stanfield, Sheriff of Halifax Co. would truly collect, account for and pay all taxes and duties within Halifax Co. Among those who helped come up with this bond was Caleb Townes. Caleb was the father of Lucinda Townes who married Harrison Stanfield.
July 28, 1788 - Marmaduke Stanfield married Rachel Pride in Halifax Co.
September 2, 1788 - Marmaduke Stanfield of Halifax Co. bought 100 acres in Halifax from John Chapman of South Carolina. The land on the south side of the Dan River on the watercourse of Lawson's Creek. Marriage - Pittsylvania County, VA - October 3, 1789 John Stanfield married Susannah Harrison. Wit. William Harrison
Tax List - Person County, NC - 1794 Harrison Stanfield was taxed on 381 1/2 acres in the St. Laurence District which is the northwest district of Person County.
Deed - Person County, NC - February 28, 1795 Harrison Stanfield bought 109 acres on the east side of Hyco Creek from David Bazwell. Deed Book B, pg 18-19.
Deed - Person County, NC - January 25, 1795 Harrison Stanfield bought 107 acres on the east side of Hyco Creek from Daniel McFarland. Deed Book B, pg 24.
August 26, 1795 - Caswell Co. - Marmaduke Stanfield married Anne Samuel.
Halifax County - Inventory and Appraisal of Marmaduke Stanfield's estate - deceased November 9, 1801. Caleb Townes was one of the men who appraised his estate. Joseph Stanfield was an administrator.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - April 14, 1805 Between Harrison Stanfield of Person County, NC and Fanny Moore (husband Byrd Moore) of Halifax Co. to Joseph Stanfield, land on Evans Creek in Halifax County. This land, according to the deed, they had inherited from Marmaduke Stanfield.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - April 14, 1805 and April 22, 1808 Harrison Stanfield, of Person County, NC, sold to Joseph Stanfield? (son of Robert Jr who died in 1811) land adjoining the Dewberry property. Deed Book 20, pg 437.
Harrison Stanfield reportedly, per Edmonds, came into the Dewberry property in 1815. He had been living in Caswell/Person Co., NC in 1813. He and sister Fanny Byrd Moore are heirs of Marmaduke Stanfield (grandchildren?). Harrison owned the Dewberry land from 1813 until his death in 1838. It stayed in his family until 1856. Prior to him, Ephraim Stanfield may have owned the property (Edmonds)??
Deed - Caswell County, NC - August 24, 1811 John Stanfield of Caswell Co. bought lot 50 in Milton, NC for $100.00. The property was bought from William Caldwell. Deed - Caswell County, NC - May 23, 1818 Harrison Stanfield bought 2 and 42/100 of an acre from William Moore. This property was " near the old bridge across County Line Creek near to Milton."
Deed - Halifax County, VA - August 2, 1818 Harrison Stanfield sold John Poyner 33 acres for $350. Deed book 27, pg 214. Harrison Stanfield lived in what became known as the "Dewberry House" which was about one mile from the "Lynnwood" property.
Deed - Caswell County, NC - September 11, 1818 Harrison Stanfield of Halifax Co. bought a parcel of land including part of Lot number 45 in the Town of Milton on the east side of Bridge Street. This parcel was purchased from John Daniel and Robert Wilson for $912.50.
Deed - Caswell County, NC - March 30, 1819 Harrison Stanfield of Halifax Co. bought a parcel of land in Lot # 10 in the Town of Milton. The land was bought from John W. Glenn and Harrison paid $2400.00 for it. It was situated on Main Street. Witnessed by John Harrison. The deed was executed by oath of witness John Harrison, April Court 1820.
Harrison Stanfield married Lucinda Townes - November 22, 1819.
1820 Halifax County Census - Harrison and Lucinda between ages of 26-45.
Deed - Caswell County, NC - February 19, 1820 Harrison Stanfield of Halifax Co. bought an additional parcel from John W. Glenn. This one for $1800.00 and being on High Street.
Deed - Person County, NC - April 3, 1821 Harrison Stanfield sold Thomas McGehee 219 1/2 acres on "Cammel old road" for $2195.00. Deed Book E, pg 397-398.
Deed - Person County, NC - June 20, 1821 Harrison Stanfield bought 418 acres from Thomas McGehee in the Cain Creek, North Hyco area for $4180.00. Deed Book E, pg 388.
S.A. Stanfield Born : February 28, 1823
Deed - Person County, NC - January 31, 1825 Harrison Stanfield sold Abner Stanfield 50 1/2 acres on Cain Creek for $303.00. Deed Book G, pg234 and 235.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - November 27, 1826 Harrison sold 43 1/4 acres to Richard Carter for $2165.00. Land was formerly owned by John Poyner.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - June 18, 1828 Richard Oliver conveyed 2 acres to the trustees of the Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church. Trustees named, among others, were Harrison Stanfield, Alexander Hardie, and Josiah Richardson. Deed Book 38, pg 78.
Deed - Person County, NC - 1831 Harrison Stanfield bought property from Henderson Stanfield, Deed Book K, pg 244.
Deed - Person County, NC - 1834 Harrison Stanfield and others bought property from Elizabeth, Emily, Frances and Mary Stanfield. Deed Book L, pg 250.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - August 24, 1835 Harrison Stanfield sold Elizabeth Oliver 208 acres. Deed Book 42, pg 391.
Will 1838 - Halifax County, VA - Harrison Stanfield - Will Book 18, pg 563. Will Book 19, pg 237.
Inventory and appraisal of Harrison Stanfield's estate was taken March 3, 1838 in Halifax Co. His estate was appraised at $6956.15. Byrd Moore was one of the appraisers.
Deed - Halifax County, NC - May 24, 1839 Susannah Stanfield gives in consideration of the "natural love and affection which I bear to my children.. Elizabeth Richardson, the heirs of Harrison Stanfield Dec'd, the heirs of Sarah Rogers Dec'd, Clary Rogers, Martha Harrison, Fanny Rogers, John L? Stanfield and Susan Hardie of the County aforesaid..." This deed relinquished to the above legatees the slaves left to Susannah Stanfield as part of her dower.
S.A. Stanfield Graduated : University of North Carolina
Deed - Halifax County, VA - May 4, 1842 Alexander and Susan Hardie sell to Josiah Richardson their future 1/8 interest in the estate and dower of Susannah Stanfield. This sale was made on behalf of George and Nancy Richardson and John L? Stanfield (minors) whom Alexander and Susan Hardie were looking after. It is mentioned that Susannah Stanfield's dower was passed on from her husband John Stanfield Sr. Josiah Richardson was to make sure that the above minors got there respective shares once they came of age.
Will - Halifax County, VA - 1842 Patience Townes gives to her daughters, Elizabeth A. Jones of Person Co. and Lucinda Stanfield of Halifax Co., the land she purchased from her son, John D. Townes of Petersburg,VA for the rest of their lives and then to be divided between their sons Barksdale Jones and Stephen A. Stanfield.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - October 12, 1844 John DeVlarming and his wife Isabella, Lucinda Stanfield of Clarksville, VA, and S.A. Stanfield of Halifax County, VA, sold William R. Scott of Halifax County for $1400.00. The lot contained 215 acres and was on Winn's Creek. The property was formerly owned by Mrs. P. Townes. The mother of Lucinda Townes Stanfield. Lucinda married Harrison Stanfield.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - October 12, 1844 Deed between legatees of John Stanfield (deceased) and John L?. Stanfield of Halifax Co. For $1650.00 Legatees sold John L? Stanfield 230 acres in Halifax Co. Payment to be received by Dec. 29, 1844 and secured by a bond executed by J.S. Stanfield, R.F Eldridge, and Richard Carter Sr to J.P. Richardson agent for the said legatees. The land being the dower tract of Mrs. Susannah Stanfield. Legatees: George and Mary Rodgers, Byrd and Fanny Rodgers, John and Isabella DeVlaming, Josiah and Elizabeth Richardson, Alexander and Susan Hardie, S.A. Stanfield, Thomas and Elizabeth Yealak, Willis and Martha Harrison, and J.H. and Lucinda Clay.
Elizabeth Stanfield m. Josiah Richardson Nov 11, 1811 Sarah Stanfield m. George C. Rogers May 22, 1813 Frances Stanfield m. Byrd Rogers Dec 14, 1821 Martha Stanfield m. Willis D. Harrison Nov 11, 1825 Susan Stanfield m. Alexander Hardie Dec 24, 1828 Isabella Stanfield m. John DeVlaming Aug 24, 1850 Stephen A. Stanfield m. Rebecca B. Jones Sep 18, 1855
Deed - Halifax County, VA - October 7, 1845 Stephen A. Stanfield sold 87 1/2 acres to Richard Carter Sr for $ 400.00. This property bordered on the stage coach road. Also, to Alexander Hardie's property.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - November 10, 1845 Alexander Watkins sold Alexander Hardie 100 acres. This was the John S. Stanfield home behind Benjamin F. Stanfield's property.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - January 25, 1847 Alexander Watkins sold Josiah Richardson 80 acres (Deed Book 51, pg 30). This land was adjoining the 100 acres sold to Alexander Hardie.
S.A. Stanfield Attended : Union Theological Presbyterian Seminary, School of Christian Education 1844-1847.
S.A. Stanfield Licensed as minister : April 17, 1847
Deed - Halifax County, VA - July 15, 1848 Between Lucinda Stanfield and S.A. Stanfield of Halifax Co. and John DeVlaming of Mecklenburg Co. Sold DeVlaming 25 acres for $1.00. This property being Lucinda's dower right and after her death 1/2 the interest in the same belonged to S.A. Stanfield.
S.A. Stanfield Ordained evangelist : December 8, 1848 Red House Church (middle Hyco) 1848-1873. Grier's Church (upper Hyco) 1848-1849. Believed to be in the Kerr Dam Area. Milton Church 1848-1870. Spring Hill Church, Halifax Co. 1849. Was founding father.
Deed - Caswell County, NC - January 3, 1849 Stephen A. Stanfield of Halifax Co. VA and John De Vlaming and wife Isabella, of Mecklenburg Co. VA sold Dr. Willie Jones Caswell Co. NC a lot behind Dr. Willie Jones medical office for $45.00. This lot was located on High Street in the Town of Milton,NC. The property was originally deeded by Capt J.P. Chalmers to John W. Glenn and by Glenn to Harrison Stanfield on February 19, 1820. (S.A. Stanfield and Isabella Stanfield DeVlaming apparently inherited this parcel from their father Harrison.
Note: On May 3, 1818, Harrison Stanfield bought property near the Town of Milton on County Line Creek. He paid Rev. William Moore $240.00 for this property. Rev. Moore was a pastor at Red House Church and Grier's Church 1790-1801. Pastor at Rattlesnake in Caswell Co. 1800-1802. On March 26, 1819, he bought property in the Town of Milton (in lot #45) for $912.50. He purchased this property from John Harrison of Pittsylvania County, Town of Danville. On March 30, 1819 he bought an additional lot (lot #10) in the Town of Milton from John W. Glenn for $2400.00. John Harrison is listed as a witness on this deed.
1850 Mecklenburg County, VA Census John DeVlaming 39 - Isabella 28 - Lucinda Stanfield 65. Three daughters listed. One son. The son's name being Addison 3.
Deed - Halifax County, VA - 1854 Alexander Hardie sold James Richardson 100 acres near Lynnwood for $1100.00. Josiah Richardson's land adjoined this land. James sold this land to Abner in 1867.
Orange Presbytery : June 1855 - made chairman of " church revival committee."
S.A. Stanfield Married : September 18, 1855, Castleton, Person Co. NC
Deed - Halifax County, VA - July 12, 1856 S.A. and Rebecca Stanfield sell 543 acres (Lynnwood) to Abner Richardson (Deed Book 56, pg 447). The property was sold for $3100.00 and was on the waters of Lawson's Creek. This land had been deeded to S.A. Stanfield and Abner Richardson (May 17 and July 24, 1854 - Deed Book 55, pg492) by B.F. Stanfield. Benjamin F. Stanfield and wife, Phoebe had sold 136 1/2 acres previously to Abner. Benjamin Stanfield was the son of William Stanfield.
Orange Presbytery : October 1859 - was elected an evangelist by the Presbytery with chief responsibility the eastern portion of the Presbytery. His salary $1000.00 per year.
Deed - Person County, NC - January 8, 1863 Tinsley Woody of Person Co. sold S.A. Stanfield of Caswell Co. for $5475.00, 265 acres in Person Co. Bounded as follows: Beginning at the road that leads from Red House to Dixon's Bridge ... south to a beach on a branch...then south to T.J. McGehee's line to a beach on the branch ... then east to Hyco ... then north to the line of Joseph Barker ...continue east on Barker's line and then north to William Bolton's line ... cross the road then west along Bolton's line up the road to Bolton's corner ... then across the .....cont...road and north along Bolton's line to Bolton's to Bolton's and John B. Scott's corner ... then west along Scott's line to the line of T.J. McGehee ... then south along McGehee's line to the road and down the road to the beginning. Note: This deed was signed in the presence of M. McGehee.
Deed - Mecklenburg County, VA - January 1, 1867 John De Vlarming of Appomattox County, VA sold S.A. Stanfield lots number 87 and 88 in Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, VA. These lots were "situated opposite the Methodist Church." The amount was $300.00 and was " ... paid by credit on debt due..." De Vlarming witnessed the deed from Sussex County, VA. Note: Sussex County, VA is south of Petersburg and about one half the way between Petersburg and the North Carolina line.Sussex County seat in is the Town of Sussex.
Orange Presbytery : April 1871 resigned from the eastern field due to health reasons.
Deed - Articles of Agreement - September 17, 1873 S.A. Stanfield of Milton, NC sold 235 acres to T.H. Thornton and H.A. Jennings of Appomattox County, VA. The property was sold for $650.00. The property was along the A.M.& O railroad. S.A. Stanfield held the mortgage. Payments were as follows: $100.00 paid in cash, $200.00 to be paid on January 1, 1874 and $350.00 to be paid 12 months from the date of the agreement. Note: S.A. Stanfield died January 14, 1874. An official deed was executed in the Probate Court of Person County on June 27, 1874.
S.A. Stanfield Died : January 14, 1874
NC Will Book - S.A. Stanfield, Person Co. 1874, original only, State Archives.
Deed - Mecklenburg County, VA - March 26, 1894 Rebecca B. Stanfield, George T. Landsdell and Lucy his wife, and Joseph S. Stanfield, all of Person County, NC, and Thomas B. Russell and his wife Lily W. Russell of Robinson County,NC, and John A. Stanfield and his wife Anna H. Stanfield of Alachua County, FL, sold to Amelia and Bettie Foreman Lots 87 & 88 in Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, VA. The lots were sold for $150.00. These lots were on the corner of Commerce Street and 5th Street (aka Beauty Street). This deed reflects that this was the property deeded to S.A. Stanfield by John De Vlarming in 1867 as repayment of debt. The deed also mentions that S.A. Stanfield was deceased. Montford McGehee, Esq reviewed the agreement and attested that he was well acquainted with S.A. Stanfield and confirmed the hand writing on the agreement was his.
Some side notes and thoughts. John De Vlarming was born in Holland ca. 1811. He married Isabella Stanfield. She was born ca. 1822. It appears she is S.A. Stanfield's sister. In the 1850 Mecklenburg County census, Lucinda Stanfield, age 65, lived with John and Isabella. Lucinda married Harrison Stanfield November 22, 1819. John is noted to be a "Teacher Mersick" [Music]. Lucinda's maiden name was Townes. Her mother was Patience Townes from who she inherited property. HarrisonStanfield is S.A. Stanfield's father.
Possible origin of the Lynnwood property per Edmonds: Land was willed to William Byrd, III by his father William Byrd, II. William Byrd, III died and his widow, Martha Willis Byrd sold 490 acres on February 17, 1774 to William Stanfield (Deed Book 9, pg 208). This land being on Lawson's Creek. April 25, 1795, (Deed Book 16, pg 362) William Stanfield's brother, Benjamin A. Stanfield bought 196 acres from Boswell Turner. On February 22, 1808, William Stanfield got 200 acres from Ranson Turner and 70 acres on Lawson's Creek from William Turner (Deed Book 21, 603, 604, 619). Deed Book 32 pg 326-327, July 26,1824 shows another; Benjamin Stanfield given a 200 acre tract by his father, William. Deed Book 41,pg 443 - April 1834 shows Benjamin bought 39 acres from Elam Bass. Deed Book 42, pg 401 shows Benjamin bought 62 acres from John T. Stanfield on Lawson's Creek.
Note : The above deeds (1795, 1821, 25, 31, 34) involving Harrison Stanfield in Person Co.,NC are probably deeds of Harrison who married Sarah McGehee. This Harrison died prior to April 30, 1833. Will written Jan. 31, 1831 and recorded June 1858 when Sarah died. Ref. Person Co. Will Book 18, pp 27-8, 47-8, 65-7 and Deed Book L, pp 250-1. Harrison and Sarah had 11 known children and they are names which are noted in these 5 deeds. One son named Harrison, Jr died bef. April 1833.
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