John Sheffield, Sr.

Male - Bef 1796


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  • Name John Sheffield 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Feb 1796 
    Notes 
    • 1764, Nov 21 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A road to be laid off from Bear Creek to Shuffill's path to join Spinx's road. John Williamson appointed overseer, jury as follows: John Williamson, John Gardner, Enox Spinx, Leoanrd Hart, John Shuffill, Wm. Garner, Abel Lee, Jno. Huntsucker, Wm. Kee, Jno. Kigell, Jas. Johnston and Mic. Heart.

      1766, May 11 -- Land Grant #1450, Cumberland County, NC
      John Shuffle is listed as a neighbor on Owen Carpenter's 200 acre land grant located on Wolf Creek

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Shuffield listed 2 White Polls

      1768, Apr 11 -- Land Grant #619 and #802, Cumberland County, NC
      John Shuffle received a 200 acre land grant located North of Wolf Creek

      1771, Mar 3 -- Deed Book 4, Cumberland County, NC Page 306
      Owen Carpenter & wife Catherin deeded John Sheffield 1 tract of land on Wolf Creek adjoining John Sheffield. William Garner and Thomas Rutherford were listed as witnesses.

      1771, Apr 3 -- Deed Book 4, Cumberland County, NC Page 305
      John Needham & wife Susannah deeded Henry Gaster 200 acres on North Fork of Bear Creek and Granville Line. Owen Carpenter and John Shiffield were listed as witnesses.

      1772, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #1123, Cumberland County, NC
      John Shuffle is listed as a chain carrier on Adam Comer?s 100 acre land grant located on Williams Creek

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox?s District
      #32 John Shufell listed $400

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox?s District
      #48 John Shuffle Senr. listed $800

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox?s District
      John Shuffle listed $120

      1786, Nov 10 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 120
      John Shuffle served Jury Duty

      1789, May 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 228
      A deed from John Shuffield to Stephen Smith was proven by David Richardson

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 158
      John Shuffil Sr.
      (16+) 3M
      (0-16) 1M
      4F

      1790, May 17 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 267
      A deed from John Sheffield Senr. to John Sheffield Junr. is proven

      1790, Aug 24 -- Land Grant #365, Moore County, NC
      John Shuffield and Adam Shuffield are listed as chain carriers and John Shuffield, Sr. is listed as a neighbor on Nicholas Nall?s 150 acre land grant located North of Bear Creek.

      1791, Feb 23 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 302
      John Shuffle Senr. and John Shuffle Junr. are ordered to work on the road from Deep River at county line to the Black Ponds

      1793, May 23 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 404
      John Sheffield Jur. and Jno. Sheffield, Senr. are ordered to work on the road from the county line at Mr. Gardiners to the White Ponds

      1793, Sep 25 -- Land Grant #492, Moore County, NC
      Isom Shuffield received a 100 acre land grant located on Rattlesnake Branch. Everet Shuffield and Isom Shuffield are listed as chain carrier and John Sheffield is listed as a neighbor.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Sessions Records, Moore County, NC
      John Shuffield, Adam Shufel & John Shufel signed the petition to form the town of Alfordstown as the county seat of Moore County

      1794, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 453
      John Hair is appointed road overseer in place of John Sheffield

      1794, Mar 18 -- Land Grant #1198, Moore County, NC
      John Sheffield is listed as a neighbor on John Hare?s 50 acre land grant located East of Wolf Creek.

      1794, Mar 19 -- Land Grant #785, Moore County, NC
      John Shuffield is listed as a chain carrier on Elijah Autery?s 150 acre land grant located on Bear Creek.

      1794, Dec 6 -- Will of John Sheffeilds, Moore County, NC
      1796, Feb (proved in open court)
      Moore County, NC Will Book A, page 186-187
      Date Signed 16 Dec 1794
      Date Proved Feb Term 1796
      Executors: Wife Hannah Sheffeilds and Averet Smith
      Witnesses: Averet Smith, Isam Sheffeilds, Windsor Pearce
      Wife - Hannah Sheffield: 100 acres with home plantation
      Son - Mark Sheffield: 1 shilling sterling
      Son - John Sheffield: 1 shilling sterling
      Son - Adam Sheffield: 100 acres on Rattlesnake branch
      Son - Isham Sheffield: 100 acres (where he now lives)
      Son - Averit Sheffield: 100 acres (where I now live; after his Mother's death)
      Dau - Sarah Dennis: 1 shilling sterling
      Dau - Mary Dun: 1 shilling sterling
      Dau - Lucretia Dun: 1 shilling sterling
      Dau - Rebekah Awtry: 1 shilling sterling
      Dau - Hannah Mainyard: 1 shilling sterling
      Dau - Elizabeth Awtry: 1 shilling sterling
      Two youngest daughters - Lydda & Milly Sheffield: 1 shilling sterling each
    Person ID I12239  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2014 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-330490 Allen Edward Sheffield

    Family Hannah Melton  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mark Sheffield
     2. Sarah Sheffield
     3. Hannah Sheffield
    +4. Elizabeth Sheffield,   d. 22 Aug 1826, Wilcox County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lydia Sheffield
     6. Milly Sheffield
    +7. Mary Sheffield,   b. 17 Dec 1759,   d. 11 May 1862  (Age 102 years)
    +8. John Sheffield, Jr.,   b. 1750-1760,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1837  (Age 77 years)
     9. Lucretia Sheffield,   b. 1760-1765
    +10. Rebecca Sheffield,   b. 1770-1774
     11. Adam Sheffield,   b. 1770-1780,   d. 1844, Calhoun County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     12. Isham Sheffield,   b. 1775-1784,   d. Bef 15 Dec 1820  (Age 36 years)
     13. Everet Sheffield,   b. 1780-1790
    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.
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F6475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1796 Will Book A Page 186/187, Moore County, NC - Will of John Sheffield; Will of Nicholas Newton
    1796 Will Book A Page 186/187, Moore County, NC - Will of John Sheffield; Will of Nicholas Newton
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #619 & 802 - John Sheffield
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #619 & 802 - John Sheffield
    1771 Deed Book 4 Page 306, Cumberland County, NC - Owen and Catherine Carpenter to John Sheffield
    1771 Deed Book 4 Page 306, Cumberland County, NC - Owen and Catherine Carpenter to John Sheffield
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1167 - John Sheffield
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1167 - John Sheffield
    1766 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1450 - Owen Carpenter
    1766 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1450 - Owen Carpenter

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Cole, Davis, Deaton, Furr, Garner, Horner, Hunsucker, Jackson, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Nall, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.

  • 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.