John Sheffield, Jr.[1]

Male 1760 - Bef 1837  (77 years)


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  • Name John Sheffield 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1750-1760 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 14 Sep 1837 
    Notes 
    • 1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox's District
      #47 John Shuffle Jur. listed $100

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox's District
      John Shuffle Jr. listed 300 at $1200

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox's District
      John Shuffle Jr. listed 150 at $600

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox's District
      John Shuffle Jr. listed $60

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 202
      John Shuffle, Junr. appointed overseer of the road which leads by Mr. Nall's from Bear Creek to Randolph County

      1788, Aug 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 207
      John Shuffle, Junr. served Jury Duty

      1788, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 209
      John Shuffle, Junr. served Jury Duty

      1789, May 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 233
      John Sheffield, Junr. is requested to appear for Jury Duty next session

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 158
      John Shuffil, Jr.
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 5M
      1F

      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

      1792, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 366
      John Sheffield, Jr. is requested to appear for Jury Duty next session

      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, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 414
      John Sheffield, Jr is ordered to work on the road from the county line near John Garner to the Black Ponds

      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, Dec 16 -- Will Book A, Moore County, NC Pages 186-187
      1796, Feb (proven in open court)
      Will of John Sheffield
      Executors: Wife Hannah Sheffield and Averet Smith
      Witnesses: Averet Smith, Isam Sheffield, 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

      1796, Aug 15 -- Land Grant #1867, Moore County, NC
      Adam Shuffeld and John Shuffeld listed as chain carriers on William Wood?s 100 acre land grant located South of Bear Creek. John Shuffeld is also listed as a neighbor.

      1797, Jun 24 -- Land Grant #1579, Moore County, NC
      John Shiffield, Sr. and John Shiffield, Jr. are listed as chain carriers on John Hare's 50 acre land grant on Wolf Creek.

      1797, Aug 25 -- Land Grant #1151, Moore County, NC
      John Shiffield, Sr. and John Shiffield, Jr. are listed as chain carriers and John Shiffield is listed as a neighbor on Peter Hare's 100 acre land grant located on Wolf Creek.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 46
      John Shuffle
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 3M
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 2M

      1805, Nov 1 -- Land Grant #1897, Moore County, NC
      John Shuffield received a 50 acre land grant located South of Bear Creek. John Shuffield, Jr. and Isaac Shuffield are listed as chain carriers.

      1805, Nov 1 -- Land Grant #1913, Moore County, NC
      John Shuffield, Sr. received a 100 acre land grant located on both sides of Wolf Creek. John Shuffield, Jr. and Isaac Shuffield are listed as chain carriers.

      1808, Mar 24 -- Land Grant #2070, Moore County, NC
      John Sheffield, Jr. received a 150 acre land grant located on the drains of Wolf Creek. John Sheffield, Sr. and Isaac Sheffield are listed as chain carriers and John Sheffield, Sr. is also listed as a neighbor.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 606
      John Shuffle
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-25) 1M
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 1F

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
      John Shuffield, Sr.
      (45+) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 455
      John Shiffd. Sen.
      (70-80) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (15-20) 2M 1F
      (10-15) 1F

      1837, Sep 14 -- Records of Estate Book D, Moore County, NC Pages 18-22
      Estate of John Sheffield, Sr.
      Martin Sheffield, Administrator
    Person ID I21234  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    DNA Tests  7 DNA tests are associated with John Sheffield, Jr. 

    Father John Sheffield, Sr.,   d. Bef Feb 1796 
    Mother Hannah Melton 
    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.
    Family ID F6475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Y  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Sheffield, III,   b. 1770-1775,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1845  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Isaac Sheffield,   b. 1780
    +3. Isham Sheffield,   b. 1780-1790,   d. 1842, Wilcox County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +4. Everett M. Sheffield,   b. 1790,   d. 1860  (Age 70 years)
     5. Henry Sheffield,   b. 1794,   d. 15 Nov 1872, Clark County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. William Sheffield,   b. 1790-1800
     7. Adam Sheffield,   b. 1790-1800
     8. Nathan Sheffield,   b. c1800
    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 19 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F10833  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
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1946 - Solomon Barrett
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1946 - Solomon Barrett
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1399 - Isham Sheffield
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1399 - Isham Sheffield
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1793 - John Sheffield
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1793 - John Sheffield
    1808 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2070 - John Sheffield
    1808 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2070 - John Sheffield
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1151 - John Hare
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1151 - John Hare
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1579 - John Hare
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1579 - John Hare
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1402 - John Hare
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1402 - John Hare
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1897 - John Sheffield Sr.
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1897 - John Sheffield Sr.
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1913 - John Sheffield Sr.
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1913 - John Sheffield Sr.
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2112 - John Sheffield
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2112 - John Sheffield
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #785 - Elijah Autery
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #785 - Elijah Autery
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0114 - John Sheffield
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0114 - John Sheffield

    Histories
    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.
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 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.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 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 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793, Nov 25 -- Dec 1793-Jan 1794 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3

    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.
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

    In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

    In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

    To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

    Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

    [Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
    Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

    And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1005] Jan Bodenheimer [jan_bodenheimer@yahoo.com], 26 Feb 2011.
      JOHN SHEFFIELD, JR. was born Abt. 1750 in Moore Co., NC, and died 1825 in Moore Co., NC. He married IRENA? AUTRY Abt. 1780 in Moore Co., NC.

      Children of JOHN SHEFFIELD and IRENA? AUTRY are:

      i. ISAAC7 SHEFFIELD, b. Abt. 1780, Moore Co., NC; d. Oct 1858, Yellow Bluff, Wilcox Co., AL.

      ii. JOHN SHEFFIELD III, b. 1781, Moore Co., NC; d. 1830, Moore Co., NC.

      iii. ISHAM SHEFFIELD, b. 1784, Moore Co., NC; d. 1842, Wilcox Co., AL.

      iv. EVERETT M. SHEFFIELD, b. 1789, Moore Co., NC; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870,
      Itawamba Co., MS.

      v. ADAM SHEFFIELD, b. 1790, Moore Co., NC; d. Bef. 1840, Wilcox Co., AL.

      vi. HENRY W. SHEFFIELD, b. 1794, Moore Co., NC; d. 15 Nov 1872, Clark Co., Ark..

      vii. NATHANIEL "NATHAN" SHEFFIELD, b. Abt. 1799, Moore Co., NC; d. Abt. 1842, Wilcox Co., AL.

      viii. WILLIAM (SHUFFILL) SHEFFIELD, b. 1800, Moore Co., NC.