Family: John Sheffield, Sr. / Hannah Melton (F6475)  [1, 2



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  • Father | Male
    John Sheffield, Sr.

    Born     
    Died  Bef Feb 1796   
    Buried     
    Married     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Hannah Melton

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  Robert Melton | F0974 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    Mark Sheffield

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Female
    Sarah Sheffield

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Dennis | F6476 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Female
    Hannah Sheffield

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Minyard | F6479 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    + Elizabeth Sheffield

    Born     
    Died  22 Aug 1826  Wilcox County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Frederick Autry | F6478 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Female
    Lydia Sheffield

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Milly Sheffield

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Adam Carpenter | F6518 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    + Mary Sheffield

    Born  17 Dec 1759   
    Died  11 May 1862   
    Buried    Wadesboro, Anson County, NC at Bennett Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Isaac Dunn | F4767 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Male
    + John Sheffield, Jr.

    Born  1750-1760   
    Died  Bef 14 Sep 1837   
    Buried     

    Child 9 | Female
    Lucretia Sheffield

    Born  1760-1765   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Dunn | F6477 
    Married     

    Child 10 | Female
    + Rebecca Sheffield

    Born  1770-1774   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elijah Autry | F6480 
    Married     

    Child 11 | Male
    Adam Sheffield

    Born  1770-1780   
    Died  1844  Calhoun County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 12 | Male
    Isham Sheffield

    Born  1775-1784   
    Died  Bef 15 Dec 1820   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sally | F10832 
    Married     

    Child 13 | Male
    Everet Sheffield

    Born  1780-1790   
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Documents
    Map of John Sheffield's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Bear and Wolf Creeks
    Map of John Sheffield's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Bear and Wolf Creeks
    Highlighted tracts include grants to John Sheffield, Sr.[BLUE], John Sheffield, Jr. and III[GREEN] and Isham Sheffield[YELLOW].

    Histories
    Sheffield Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Sheffield Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Sheffield references in Moore County and Cumberland County. Given the numerous John, Isham, Adam and Everet Sheffields I have tried to denote which one that I believe the reference is referring to.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1005] Jan Bodenheimer [jan_bodenheimer@yahoo.com], 26 Feb 2011.
      JOHN SHEFFIELD, SR. was born Abt. 1725 in VA, and died Feb 1796 in Moore Co., NC. He married HANNAH "JOHANNA" MELTON Abt. 1748 in Upper Moore Co., NC, daughter of ROBERT MELTON and MARY FARRAR. She was born 1734 in Brunswick Co., VA, and died 1840 in Moore Co., NC.

      Children of JOHN SHEFFIELD and HANNAH MELTON are:
      i. DAVID6 SHEFFIELD, b. 1747, Moore Co., NC; d. Bef. 1796.

      ii. MARK SHEFFIELD, b. 1748, Moore Co., NC; d. Bet. 26 Jun 1806 - 10 Jun 1807, Burke Co., GA; m. ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON.

      iii. JOHN SHEFFIELD, JR., b. Abt. 1750, Moore Co., NC; d. 1825, Moore Co., NC.

      iv. ISHAM "ISOM" SHEFFIELD, b. 1756, Moore Co., NC; d. Jan 1827, Wilcox Co., AL; m. SARAH "SALLY" WILLIAMSON.

      v. MARY ANN SHEFFIELD, b. 17 Dec 1759, Moore Co., NC; d. 11 May 1862, Anson Co., NC.

      vi. LUCRETIA " LUTECIA" SHEFFIELD, b. 1760, Moore Co., NC; m. JOHN DUNN.

      vii. REBEKAH "REBECCA" RACHEL SHEFFIELD, b. 1762, Moore Co., NC; m. (1) UNKNOWN (OWBY) OWENSBY; m. (2) ELIJAH AUTRY, Bef. 1774.

      viii. HANNAH SHEFFIELD, b. 1763, Moore Co., NC; d. Abt. 1796, Hall Co., GA.

      ix. ELIZABETH SHEFFIELD, b. 1764, Moore Co., NC; d. 22 Aug 1826, Wilcox Co., AL.

      x. LYDIA "LYDDA" SHEFFIELD, b. 1765, Moore Co., NC.

      xi. ADAM SHEFFIELD, SR., b. 09 Mar 1765, Moore Co., NC; d. 26 Jun 1844, St. Clair, Benton (Calhoun) Co., AL.

      xii. AMELIA MILDRED "MILLY" SHEFFIELD, b. 1766, Moore Co., NC; d. Dec 1881, Chesterfield, Edgefield Dist., SC.

      xiii. SARAH SHEFFIELD, b. Abt. 1768, Moore Co., NC; d. 08 Nov 1850, Posibly Grainger Co., TN.

      xiv. HENRY EVERETT "AVERETT " SHEFFIELD, b. Abt. 1769, Moore Co., NC; d. 1865, Lumpkin Co., GA.


    2. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Bill Sheffield is a fifth great-grandson of John Sheffield Sr. [d. 1796, Moore County, NC], one of the most widely held ancestors in upper Moore County. Bill descends from John Sheffield Sr. through son John Sheffield Jr. [1750/1760-1837] > John Sheffield III [1770/1775- 1845] > Stephen Sheffield > Benjamin Franklin Sheffield > William Wesley Sheffield [Bills' grandfather]. Bill tested 37 markers and the results help confirm a long held belief that the Moore County Sheffields were related to the Sheffields of Duplin County, NC. Bill's Y-DNA is a close match to a number of Sheffield men who descend from the Duplin County family confirming that John Sr. of Moore County and the John Sheffield located in Duplin during the same timeframe shared a common male ancestor.