william henry moorefield was born in middlesex, london eng. in 1780, his father was wm. samuel moorefield his mothers name was hannah.henry was born in st marlebone church or hospital or whatever they called them then.his mother died in or shortly after birth. he came to u.s. with his father wm. samuel who was sent here as a soldier in the kings army to help fight the revolutionary war.bannister and marsten to the best information i can find, were slaves. henry married nancy powell in 1814 had four children, john,james,thomas, and nancy. in 1835 he married elizabeth powell they moved to nancy,k.y. in 1836. they had four children,two yrs. apart starting in 36" robert,fountain,addison,charles henry, charles henry went back to n.carolina,john,james,went to tenn.the rest stayed in k.y.they latter shortened the name to mofield,thomas's descendents spell their name moefield. thefirst two morefields to come to america were thomas edward and john joseph morefield i don't know if morefield and moorefield are of the same families or not, but both names come from the same area in london, these two gentlemen came as indentured servants to a plantation in adomock co. virginia in 1661 there have been moorefields in the u.s.since that time, joseph died in amelia co. virg thomas edward died in halifax co.virg. maresville virg. was a crossroad just north of halifax, virg. i hope this will help you some.if ican help anymore i would be glad to.