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Griffith W. Barnhill


Griffith W. Barnhill , son of Alexander Barnhill and Darkis Phillips , was born in Feb 1822 in New Hanover County, NC, died in 1862 in Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC, at age 40, and was buried in 1862 in New Hanover County, NC.

General Notes:

1845 January 3 - Bladen County, NC Deed Book #8 (334) Wm H Beatty & John D. Beatty to John P. Barnhill and Griffith W. Barnhill $26.25 ...on the west side of Black River adj to lands of Alexander Barnhill, James Brown. Pat by Ephraim Vernon in 1745, adj. Enoch Hawes Pat by Othinel Strahan. Wit: M. Monroe, Elisha Anders February Term, David Lewis, Clerk.

1845 Jul 15th - Bladen County Deed Book #8 (402) John P. Barnhill & Griffith W. Barnhill to W. Corbett of New Hanover County,$100...350 acres on the West side of Black River adj. lands sold by W. H. Beatty to H. G. Barnhill, Alexander Barnhill sold to him by Wm. H. Beatty, James Brown's land patented by Ephraim Vernon in 1745, Enoch Hawes line patented Othinel Strahan, Wit: Thomas J. Corbett, S. R. Bunting, Aug 1845 Term- David Lewis Clerk.

Griffith and Ella Jane Pridgen were married about 1845.

1847 Ella Jane gives birth to a daughter, Margaret.

1848 Ella Jane gives birth to a daughter, Narcissa.

1850 Federal Census Records - Colvin's Creek, New Hanover County, NC
Oct. 21, 1850
Griffith, 26, 1824
Ella J., 22, 1828
Margaret A., 3, 1847
Narcissa, 2, 1848
Griffith's occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: $200.

1850 Slave Census Records
New Hanover County, NC.
Griffith W. Barnhill - owner
1 female black slave, age 16

In 1851 Ella Jane gives birth to a son, Calvin.

Ella Jane dies sometime between 1851 and 1853.

Griffith remarries May 3, 1853 to Eliza Jane Henry.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868
Bride: Eliza J. Henry
Groom: Griffith W. Barnhill
Bond Date: 29 Apr 1853
County: New Hanover
Record#:01 006
Witness: Samuel R. Bunting
Bond #: 000087430
Marriage Date: 3 May 1853
Performed by: John A. Corbett, Justice of the Peace

1854 A daughter, Melissa Jane is born 23rd of October.

1858 A son Clarence Allison is born on 17th of January.

Land Record:
1852/1854 - Griffith owned farm land on the East side of Black River in New Hanover County and sold 79 acres of his land to James Bradbury Horrell.

Deed - Griffith W. Barnhill to James B. Horrell

1860 Federal Census Records, Colvin's Creek Township, New Hanover County, NC
Griffith Barnhill, 38, 1822
Eliza Jane, 35, 1833
Margaret A., 13, 1847
Narcissa, 11, 1848
Calvin, 9, 1851
Melissa Jane, 5, 1855
Clarence A., 2, 1858
Griffith's occupation: Mechanic/Farmer

From the information we find in the census records, we determine that Eliza Jane is pregnant with her next son, Robert Bizzell, who was born on Oct. 4, 1860, 4 months after the census was taken.

1862 The Civil War
Volunteered in January 1862 to fight on the Confederate side during the Civil War, serving with Company C, 1st Regiment of North Carolina State Troops known as the "Lillington Rifle Guards". Griffith was shot and died in Goldsboro, North Carolina, April 3, 1862.

Civil War Service Records Record
about G. W. Barnhill
Name: G. W. Barnhill
Company: C
Unit: 1 North Carolina Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate
American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: Griffin W Barnhill ,
Residence: New Hanover County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 30 January 1862
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina

Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 30 January 1862 at the age of 33 Enlisted in Company C, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 30 January 1862.

Died Company C, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 05 March 1862 in Goldsboro, NC (died from a gunshot wound).

Griffith married Ella Jane Pridgen about Jun 1845 in New Hanover County, NC. Ella was born in 1828 in New Hanover County, NC, died in 1853 in New Hanover County, NC, at age 25, and was buried in 1853 in New Hanover County, NC.

Children from this marriage were:

Margaret Barnhill was born in 1847 in New Hanover County, NC, died in NC, and was buried in NC.

Narcissa Barnhill was born Sept 1849 in New Hanover County, NC and died in Bladen County, and was buried in NC.

Calvin P. Barnhill was born in 1851 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 9 Feb 1864 in Bladen County, NC, at age 13, and was buried in Feb 1864 in Bladen County, NC.

Infant Barnhill was born in New Hanover County, NC, and died in New Hanover County,NC.

Griffith next married Eliza Jane Henry , daughter of William Henry and Olivia Register , on 3 May 1853 in New Hanover County, NC - Performed by J.A. Corbett. Eliza was born on 18 Aug 1833 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 21 Jul 1910 in Pender County, NC, at age 76, and was buried in Jul 1910 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.

Children from this marriage were:

Melissa Jane Barnhill was born on 23 Oct 1854 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 10 Jun 1898 in Pender County, NC, at age 43, and was buried in Jun 1898 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.

Clarence Allison Barnhill was born on 16 Jan 1858 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 25 Mar 1935 in Pender County, NC, at age 77, and was buried in Mar 1935 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.

Robert Bizzell Barnhill was born on 4 Oct 1860 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 17 Oct 1922 in Pender County, NC, at age 62, and was buried in Oct 1922 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.


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