Name: James Early WHITFIELD
Given Name: James Early
Birth: 9 Aug 1817 in , Granville, North Carolina
Death: 1 Feb 1890 in LaMonte, Pettis, Missouri
Burial: Family cem.,LaMonte, Pettis, Missouri
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.
"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.