My sincere thanks to Patsy Fouts, Stewart Stanfield, Mary Lu Johnson, and Mary Alice Cope for their contributions to this site.
My Stanfield family had its origin in England. The name means "a stone in a field or meadow". Records indicate some members of the Stanfield family immigrated to America as early as the late 1600's.
According to information obtained from Stewart Stanfield, my 7th great grandfather was Robert Stanfield, born about 1702 in Bristo Parish, Prince George, Virginia. He married my 7th great grandmother Frances Merryweather before 1724. Frances Merryweather was born about 1705 in Bristo Parish, Prince George, Virginia. They had several children including: (1) Mary Stanfield, b. Jan 6, 1724, VA; d. abt 1740; m. James Hardaway; (2) Robert Stanfield, b. Mar 11, 1728, VA; d. abt 1824, VA; (3) William Stanfield (my 6th gr. grandfather) b. 1730, VA; (4) Milliam Stanfield, b. abt 1731, Prince George, VA; d. abt 1774, Dinwiddie Co, VA; (5) Thomas Stanfield, b. June 27, 1732, Prince George, VA; d. Sept 12, 1796, VA and (6) John Franklin Stanfield, b. 1733, Prince George, VA; d. 1784, NC; m. Mary Sherrod. (Note: John and Mary's children included Sampson Lafayette Stanfield, b. Jan 19, 1768, Anson Co, NC; d. July 11, 1837, Whitley Co, KY; m. Esther Merritt, then m. Nancy Thomas.)
My 6th great grandfather, William Stanfield, was born in 1730, in Prince George County, Virginia, the son of Robert Stanfield and Frances Merryweather. William married Sarah Farley, who was born about 1733, in Halifax County, Virginia. William lived in Randolph County, North Carolina in 1756. He was living in Halifax County, Virginia, in 1777. William signed his will in 1805. He died in Abbeville District, Laurens County, South Carolina, sometime between the signing of his will on July 9, 1805, and the time the will was proven on August 15, 1806. We believe he died between April and August, 1806. Sarah died about 1812 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. William and Sarah had four children: (1) Elizabeth "Milley" Stanfield, born about 1753, married Thomas Link; (2) John Stanfield, born 1756; (3) Jane Stanfield, married Peter Hitt in 1780, Abbeville Dist., S.C.; and (4) Margaret "Peggy" Stanfield, married John Miles before 1780, Abbeville Dist., S.C.
My research begins with my 5th great grandfather, John Stanfield, who was born in 1756, in Randolph County, North Carolina, the son of William Stanfield and Sarah (last name unknown).
John married my 5th great grandmother, Sarah Roberts, on February 16, 1777, in Halifax County, Virginia, by Alexander Gordon, who was the Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Sarah Roberts was born December 1, 1757, in Virginia, the daughter of William Roberts.
John entered the Revolutionary War as a Private from Guilford County, North Carolina. He was later promoted and served as a Lieutenant and then a Captain. He fought in the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse.
John and his family lived in Randolph County, North Carolina for many years. Information contributed by Patsy Fouts states, "In 1787 he was an elected member of the House of Commons of the General Assembly of North Carolina, representing Randolph County".
Prior to April 1794, John moved to Abbeville District (now Laurens County), South Carolina. Captain John Stanfield died November 8, 1805, in Abbeville District, South Carolina.
Sometime after John's death, Sarah lived with her youngest son, George R. Stanfield. Beginning about July 1848, Sarah drew a widows pension on her husbands service in the Revolutionary War. Sarah, age 92, appears on the 1850 DeKalb County, Alabama census with her son George and his family. She remained in that household until her death on February 3, 1854, in Marshall County, Alabama, at the age of 97 years.
Children of John Stanfield and Sarah Roberts
1. Elizabeth Stanfield, b. Jan 19, 1778, Randolph Co, NC; d. 1846, Newton Co, GA
2. Richard Stanfield, b. 1780, Randolph Co, NC
3. Sarah Stanfield, b. 1782, Randolph Co, NC; d. aft 1854
4. Infant Stanfield, b. & d. abt 1784, Randolph Co, NC
5. Jane Stanfield, b. 1786, Randolph Co, NC; d. aft 1848; m. _____ Ewing
6. William "Billy" Stanfield, b. 1787, Randolph Co, NC (my line)
7. Robert Stanfield, b. 1789, Randolph Co, NC; d. 1798, NC
8. Mary "Polly" Stanfield, b. 1790, Randolph Co, NC or Abbeville Co, SC; d. aft 1848; m. James West on Aug 3, 1809
9. John S. Stanfield, b. 1792, Abbeville Co, SC
10. Peter H. Stanfield, b. 1796, Abbeville Co, SC; d. bef. 1848
11. James Stanfield, b. 1798, Abbeville Co, SC
12. George Ryland Stanfield, b. 1800 Abbeville Dist, SC
13. Frances "Fanny" Stanfield, b. Dec 23, 1803, Abbeville Co, SC; m. _____ Gray
I am not a professional genealogist and although I have researched much of the information found at this site, some of it was given to me by other researchers and may not have been documented. Each bit of information found here should be carefully researched and proved or disproved by you, the researcher. Researchers may copy information found at this site for their own personal use and to share with other researchers or genealogical organizations. Any commercial use or distribution without the written consent of this author is prohibited.
Others researching the Stanfield
Mary Alice Cope
Patsy Fouts -- descendant of Richard Stanfield
Stewart Stanfield -- descendant of William P. Stanfield
Stewart's main Stanfield Website
Stewart's second Stanfield Website
Paul Stanfield, Jr.
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