James Earley Whitfield

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We have traced our surname Whitfield back to William Whitfield I born in 1688 in England. We recently found 5 stones on our local cemetary in La Monte, Missouri, James Earley 1817-1891, Hixey 1821-1890, Caroline 1855-1859, Ada Ann 1851-1864, and Mary Jane 1858-1859 Whitfield. But we can not find any connection to this family and our family tree. I think James's father is William, but don't know much more than that. Can anyone share information regarding this family?
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Seems they were from NC
U S 1850 Winston, Franklin, NC
Jessee Winston  M 25 NC
 Hichsy Whitfield F 29 NC
 Louisa Whitfield F 6 NC
 Lucy Whitfield F 4 NC
 William Whitfield M 1 NC
 Martha Winston F 37 NC

1860 Census Blackwater Township, Pettis, Missouri Family Number: 610
James Whitfield
 43 yrs Est Birth  1817  NC
Hicksey Whitfield
40 yrs  Est Birth 1820 NC
Lucy Whitfield
13 yrs 1847 : NC
William Whitfield
11 years 1849 N C
Ada Whitfield
8 yrs EstBirth 1852     MO

U S Census, 1870 Pettis , Blackwater,  MO
James G Whitfield  M 52y NC
 Dixie Whitfield F 49y NC
 William Whitfield M 21y NC
 Ella Whitfield F 10y NC

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by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
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Name: James E Whitfield
Gender: Male
Spouse: Hexy H Winston
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond Date: 12 Jun 1844
Bond #: 000049252
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 008831
County: Franklin
Record #: 02 181
Bondsman: Jno H Whitfield
Witness: W T Perry

State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
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Name: James Earl Whitfield
Event Type: Birth
Birth County: Craven
Roll number: NCVR_B_C028_66002
Volume: 1942
Page: 165

 Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Archives. Microfilm.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
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Name: James Whitfield
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1817
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Blackwater, Pettis, Missouri
Post Office: Rowletta
Family Number: 610
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
James Whitfield 43
Hicksey Whitfield 40
Lucy Whitfield 13
William Whitfield 11
Ada Whitfield 8
Ella Whitfield 6/12
Wm Whitfield 75


Year: 1860; Census Place: Blackwater, Pettis, Missouri; Roll: M653_638; Page: 855; Family History Library Film: 803638

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
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Name: James Early WHITFIELD

Surname: Whitfield

Given Name: James Early

Sex: M

Birth: 9 Aug 1817 in , Granville, North Carolina

Death: 1 Feb 1890 in LaMonte, Pettis, Missouri

Burial: Family cem.,LaMonte, Pettis, Missouri

_UID: 58AA4CD1459F5943971027EF967F8D1412E1


Parents are William Whitfield and Margaret Halliburton.


Sources: History of Pettis county pg. 831-832

Biographical sketches for son, J.E. and himself, W.H. Whitfield.

Post-office, Lamonte......

"He is the son of William Whitfield, who was a native of North Carolina, and served as a soldier in the War of 1812. The grandfather, John Whitfield, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and the musket the old grandsire carried in that struggle is now in the possession of the grandson, J.E. The subject of this sketch was born in Granville County, NC, Aug. 9, 1817, and emigrated to Missouri in the spring of 1849, settling in Blackwater Township, where he has since resided, except the time he was in the south during the late war. Mr. Whitfield was married June 12, 1844, to Miss H.H. Winston, a daughter of Jesse Winston of Franklin county, NC. From this children were seven children, only three of whom are now living, viz: Lucy F., Wm. H. and J. Ella....


"He owned before dividing with his children, 1,040 acres of land. These lands are situated on the beautiful prairie of western Pettis county. The home farm where Mr. Whitfield resides is finely improved with dwelling barns and other out buildings. Mr. Whitfield has near his residence a family burying ground, which are buried his father, who died in the spring of 1861, and his children. This little burial place is beautifully enclosed with a solid wall of masonry 50x50 feet, and is seven feet high from foundation, and the wall furnished with a cap projecting two inches."


Census: 1850 His wife Hicksy Whitfield, 29, is living with her brother Jesse Winston, 25, farmer, and

her Whitfield children Louisa 6, Luch 4 and William 1, and sister Martha Winston 37.

Franklinton, Franklin, North Carolina Taken August 16 Where is James?


Census: 1860 James Whitfield, 43, farmer, with wife Hicksey 40, both b. NC, children Lucy 13,

William 11 both b. NC, Ada 8 and Ella 6/12 both b. Missouri

Also his father Wm. Whitfield, age 75, no occupation, b. NC.

P.O. Rowletta, Blackwater twp., Pettis, Missouri pg 95 Taken Sept 18th.


Census: 1870 James G. Whitfield, 52, farmer, b. NC, wife listed as Dixie (sounds like Hixy), 49, b NC

William age 21, b. NC;,farmer, and Ella, age 10, at school., b. MO.

P.O. Ionia City, Blackwater twp., Pettis, Missouri page 9 Taken August 11th


Census: 1880 Age 62, farmer, wife Hixey, 55, and daughter J. Ella and son-in-law in household. 

Blackwater twp., Pettis, Missouri ED 123 page 9 Taken June 4


Ancestry.com message board for Pettis county, Missouri posted 21 Jun 2000 by Dayle DeBry.

Subject: Whitfield from North Carolina.

Looking for anyone with information about James E. Whitfield mentioned in the "1882 History of Pettis County, Missouri" book. Blackwater twp, Post-office LaMoant section. J.E. Whitfield, son of William Whitfield of Granville county, North Carolina, is mentioned. William is my 3x grandfather. The book mentions a family burying ground near James' residence in "the rolling prairie of western Pettis county." William left behind family in North Carolina, and I am trying to figure out why. He died in the spring of 1861, and his wife Margaret, is still in Granville county, NC living with another one of their sons.


IGI: Listed as James E. Whitfield, b. 1817 in Granville, NC, died 1898 no place. Parents and siblings are listed as a group. Parents William Whitfield b. 1785 Granville, NC, died 1871 no place. Mother is Margaret Halliburton, b. 1793 in Wake, NC, died 1879 no place. Married 1815 in Wake county, NC.

Father of William is John Whitfield, no mother listed. Parents for Margaret listed as William S. Sr. and Mary Halliburton. James' siblings: Emily 1820, Mary A. 1821, Margaret 1828, George 1829 and William F. 1834 all b. Wake county, NC. No places of death listed for any of them.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)

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