Joyce and Mark, I also have a Joab Armfield as an orphan apprenticed to Robert Stephenson.My confusion is who does he really belong to as his father Isaac Jr. (?)didn't die until 1844/45.Will printed in the Guilford Co., Genealogist Vol 31, No. 1, Spring 2004 (Will Book C, A continuation of Part V by Larry W. Cates..So why would he be an orphan in 1829 at age 18?Also I'd like to know if either one of you might know about the Rachel and Mary Armfields that married Macy brothers in 1803 & abt. 1804.They were sisters born to William Jr.(Little Billy).I cannot find any record of Rachel's marriage to Henry Macy, but there is record of Obed and Mary.Any help would be appreciated.Especially to know if they (Obed and Henry) were brothers and married the Armfield sisters.