Adam Sheffield

Male 1780 - 1844  (64 years)


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  • Name Adam Sheffield 
    Born 1770-1780 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1800, 1802, 1808, 1811  Banks County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1820  St. Clair County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  St. Clair County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Calhoun County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1844  Calhoun County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1790, Aug 24 -- Land Grant #365, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Nall received 150 acres located north of Bear Creek adjoining John Shuffield Senr. John Shuffield and Adam Shuffield were chain carriers.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      Adam Shufel signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1794, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 443
      Adam Sheffield records his mark to be a crop and a half moon in the right ear and a swallow fork in the left.

      1796, Aug 15 -- Land Grant #1867, Moore County, NC
      William Wood received 100 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining John Shuffield, his own line and including Dennis' improvement. Adam Shuffield and John Shuffield were chain carriers.

      1796, Dec 16 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #93 Adam Shuffield entered 50 acres located south of Cabin Creek adjoining his own line and Levy Deaton.

      1797, Mar 15 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #161 Adam Shuffield entered 50 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining his own line and Hannah Shuffield.

      1798, May 16 -- Land Grant #1541, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Davis [assignee of Adam Shuffield] received 50 acres located south of Cabin Creek adjoining Levy Deaton and Adam Sheffield. John Smith and Levy Deaton were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Jeremiah Williams deeded to John Needham Sr. 1804]

      1798, May 16 -- Land Grant #1542, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Davis [assignee of Adam Shuffield] received 50 acres located east of Dry Creek adjoining his own line and Everet Smith. John Smith and Levy Deaton were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Jeremiah Williams deeded to John Needham Sr. 1804]

      1798, Jun 1 -- Land Grant #1254, Moore County, NC
      William Lathum [assignee of Thomas Minyard] received 50 acres located on Williams Creek on the path from goes from Chavis' old field to Minyard's house adjoining William Callicutt, own improvement. William Cagle and William Callicutt were chain carriers. Adam Sheffield and Wm. Morton/Martin attested to the purchase of the entry from Thomas Minyard.

      1800 -- Tax List, Franklin County, GA
      Adam Sheffield listed [no acreage or location given in]

      1802 -- Tax List, Franklin County, GA
      Adam Sheffield listed [no acreage or location given in]

      1804 -- Colonel William Wofford Survey on Georgia Frontier Settlers
      Updated Report made to Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs, agent to the Cherokee Indians, southwest Point, regarding the number and condition of the Settlers living in and near the "Wofford Settlement", on the Frontier of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation of Indians - lying between the Currahee Mountain and the headwaters of the Oconee River. Original 1798 Settlers in the Nathan Smith settlement who were left outside of Colonel Hawkins line: Nathan Smith, James Minyard, Michael Oliver [removed by 1804] Stephen Smith [removed by 1804] Nicholas Smith [removed by 1804], Owen Carpenter, Jack Parker [removed by 1804], Thomas Warren, Joseph Halcom [removed by 1804], Charles Warren [removed by 1804], William Thornton [removed by 1804], Johnson McKinney [removed by 1804] and Lewis Dickenson. New Settlers by 1804 in Nathan Smith Settlement: Isham Smith, John Smith, Adam Sheffield, James Keys, Joseph Shelton, Samuel Spencer, William Spencer, Richard Jacks, John Huitt, Jacob Hollingsworth, Moses Alred, James Brown, Temple Carpenter, John Warren, James Hamilton, Nimrod House, James Alred, Thomas Bullen, William Newton, Snow, Asa Walker, Morgan Guest, William Smith, Averitt Smith, George Morgan and Reuben Warren. [Editor's Note: Numerous Moore County families joined Nathan Smith and family in migrating to GA. Many continued to MS from there.]

      1808 -- Tax List, Franklin County, GA
      Adam Shefield listed 202.5 acres (Wilkinson County) in Capt. Henry's District

      1810, Jul -- Deed Book HH Page 154-155, Franklin County, GA
      Isom Smith deeded Isaac Smith 200 acres on Hudson Fork of Broad River adjoining Hambelton and originally granted to Joseph Martin Russell who conveyed to John Parker who conveyed to Lewis Dickerson who conveyed to Smith. Starling Strange and Adam Shefield were witnesses. Recorded Oct 10, 1817.

      1811 -- Tax List, Franklin County, GA
      Isaac Smith listed 200 acres on Hudson River in Capt. Anderson's District and 202.5 acres [for Adam Sheffel] in Wilkinson County.

      1820 -- Census, St. Clair County, AL Page 11
      Adam Sheffield
      (21+) 1M 1F
      (0-21) 5M 2F

      1830 -- Census, St. Clair County, AL Page 235-B
      Adam Sheffield Sr.
      (80-90) 1F
      (50-60) 1M 1F
      (20-30) 2M 1F
      (15-20) 3M 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (0-5) 1M

      1840 -- Census, Benton County, AL Page 49-B
      (***Renamed Calhoun County***)
      Adam Sheffield
      (50-60) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (15-20) 2F
    Person ID I21235  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2020 

    Father John Sheffield, Sr.,   b. Bef 1740,   d. Bef Feb 1796  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1800, 1802, 1808, 1811 - Banks County, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - St. Clair County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - St. Clair County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Calhoun County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1844 - Calhoun County, AL Link to Google Earth
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  • 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

    Histories
    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.
    1798 List of Settlers in Nathan Smith Settlement in state of GA
    1798 List of Settlers in Nathan Smith Settlement in state of GA