This is a link to information from NC Judge Archibald D. Murphy (who also was a UNC trustee) whose papers are held in the UNC Library.
Since Judge Murphey seems to have had some knowledge re NC William McAfee, the Hunter, as the Judge wrote about William's serious leg injury, perhaps, there is more information about William that might be in the Judge's other writings.
Since Researcher Varnell McAfee Lee, Ph.D., is frequently in North Carolina, it may be that Varnell would be interested in looking at these NC original writings and tell us what he thinks re them.William McAfee, the NC Hunter is Varnell's line, so maybe more can be uncovered with enlisting Varnell's efforts....I have noted that he leaves no stone unturned in his research efforts!
I am taking every single clue that I find in the the Judge's writings and following each one to its end. Knowing that clues will lead to other informatinon with more facts...and this elicits additional ideas from one...I am on the hunt re yet uncovered records for William!
The information that I have re William McAfee, I have listed in message #4845 for your review.