William Hardy Holmes (son of Gabriel and Mildred Holmes) md Mary Ann Holmes Whitfield, had issue (1) Edmund Whitfield Holmes, (2) Thomas Bunting
Holmes (3) Needham Owen Holmes (4) Penelope Clinton Holmes md Jessie George Whitfield, issue, (a) William Holmes, (5) Elizabeth G. Holmes, (6) Needham W. Holmes, (7) William Hardy Holmes.
Rachel (daughter of William and Rachel Bryan Whitfield) md 1st John Heritage and had issue, (1) Elizabeth Heritage married 1st William II Bryan, 2nd John S. West 3rd Gen. Durant Hatch, (2) Rachel Heritage md James Bryan. had issue (a) John H. Bryan of Raleigh, N. C., (b) James West Bryan of Newberne, N. C., Rachel Heritage md 2nd Isaac Bryan, no issue, 3rd James Whitfield issue, (a) James Whitfield died young, (2) John Whitfield md Mary Slade, Rachel Heritage md 4th Frederick Blount and had issue, (a) Frederick md Emily James (b) Mary Blount md William Shepard of Newberne, N: C., (c) Caroline Blount md William Washington of Newberne, (d) Alexander Blount md Miss Washington, (5) Heritage Blount md
Winnefred, daughter of James B. and Sally Wooten Whitfield.
Children of Mary Blount and William Shepard were (1) William Blount Shepard, (2) Charles B.
Shepard T (3) James B. Shepard, (4) Mrs. John H. Bryan of Raleigh, N. C., (5) Mrs. Ebenezer Pettigrew. Children of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Ann Shepard of Newberne, issue, Rev. W. S. Pettigrew died recently unmarried, Genl. James Johnston Pettigrew killed at Falling Water, Va., Chas. T. Pettigrew, Mary Pettigrew md Dr. Brown, Ann Pettigrew md Rev. Neill McKoy. The 2nd William Whitfield md wife Rachel Bryan moved to the "Rich Lands" on the Neuse River in Lenoir Co., N. C., and lived at Rockford on the North bank of the river, he afterwards purchased White Hall now "Seven Springs" in Wayne county from Buckskin Williams father of (Gov. Ben and John Pugh Williams) and brother of Old Ben Williams. Buckskin Williams kept an Indian Store at White Hail until 1776. Soon after the battle of Moore's Creek bridge in March, William Whitfield moved to Pleas-ant Plains, three miles from White Hall, his sons Needham and William were in the battle of "Moore 's Creek Bridge," Needham was the Clerk to Col. Casswell, who commanded the Whigs, William was a private in the Light Horse, he and his brother-in-law Daniel Williams, took prisoner General McDonald, Commander of the Tories; William and Needham Whitfield also took prisoner in the same battle Farquard Campbell. After the war was over Farquard Campbell married Elizabeth Smith widow of Alexander Smith and sister of the captors and by his wife Elizabeth Smith had three sons James, William md Robert. Robert Campbell married Flora
Book excerpt from North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,
October 1900, J. R .B. Hathaway, Editor and Financial Agent, Edenton, N. C.
Pages 567-576. Whitfield Record.
Page not found - Access GenealogyPage not found - Access Genealogy