On November 30, 1778 James Satterfield, Jr. sold fifty acres of the 121 acres he is listed with in the 1777 Caswell County, North Carolina tax list to his brother Bedwell.He then moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina,where he stayed until 1790.It appears that James, Sr. either joined his son in Rutherford County for a short time in 1783 or stopped on a trip back to Caswell County.On September 24th of that year James, Sr. had 150 acres surveyed in Rutherford County.If James, Sr. did travel to Rutherford County with the intention of staying, he must not have been satisfied because a land deed in October 1784 shows him back in Newberry County.
Two Satterfields males, John and Moses, are mentioned in the Rutherford County land deed.It has always been assumed that they were sons of James, Jr., which would appear likely but far from certain.From a March 10, 1784 will of John Marshall, Jr., it appears that two of John Bedwell's sons (John and Amos) may have gone with their grandfather when he returned to Newberry County.It is possible that the John in the two documents was the same man and it is possible that Moses was either a brother of theirs or perhaps a younger son of James, Sr.
Two land deeds prove that the James Satterfield, Jr. in Rutherford was definitely the James Satterfield that shows up in Pendleton District in 1790.It appears that James left Rutherford County after the 1790 Federal Census was taken and first moved to Newberry County, where he purchased on April 10th the 150 acres that his father witnessed the deed for in 1773.He then sold the land in two lots on February 11, 1791 and joined his brothers in Pendleton District.He was there in time to be enumerated a second (or third) time when the census was taken in that area of Pendleton District in March of 1791.
There appears to be a very firm foundation for John Bedwell, James, Jr., Edward, William, and Robert being sons of James Satterfield, Sr. but, unfortunately, there appears to be nothing to indicate the names of any daughters.Jesse and Thomas Wilson were also likely sons but there is not sufficient proof to indicate it.There is definite proof for several grandchildren and there is strong evidence for placing a number of others.These are the most likely family units for James and his sons, with those I feel are still questionable indicated.
JAMES SATTERFIELD, SR. Unknown Number of Sons and Daughters CHILDREN John Bedwell c1740 James, Jr. c1743 Edward 1745-1750 William 1755-1760 Robert 1760-1765 Jesse c1765 (LIKELY) Thomas Wilson c1767 (LIKELY)
JOHN BEDWELL Unknown Number of Sons and Daughters CHILDREN Amos John David James (LIKELY) married Catherine Landers Josiah (LIKELY) Bedwell (LIKELY)
JAMES, JR. Wife Elizabeth (LIKELY Bridges) Unknown Number of Sons and Daughters CHILDREN Moses (LIKELY) married Elizabeth Landers William John (lIKELY) Jeremiah married Elizabeth Brashears James D. married Sarah Corbin Edward (LIKELY) Mary (LIKELY) married John Landers Charlotte (LIKELY) married Isaac Payne, Jr.
EDWARD Unknown Number of Sons and Daughters CHILDREN James (LIKELY) married Mary Mitcheson Peter Moore (LIKELY) married Mary Rogers Edward (LIKELY) married Elizabeth Walton
WILLIAM Wife Rachel (?) Five Sons and Three Daughters CHILDREN Elijah Thomas William, Jr. James Robert (LIKELY) Jeremiah Levicy married (?) Jones Elizabeth married Lott Warren Mary married William Low
ROBERT Five Sons and Three Daughters Wife Catherine (?) CHILDREN Edward James Peter (LIKELY) Jesse (LIKELY) William (LIKELY) Elizabeth married William S. Fagan
JESSE Unknown Number of Sons and Daughters Jesse is enumerated in a single person household, which is four households away from his likely brother James, in the 1790 Pendleton Census andappears to be enumerated in the houshold of his likely nephew James D. in the 1800 Pendleton Census (again four households away from James, Jr.). Jesse Disappeared after the 1800 census and LIKELY moved to Barren County, Kentucky.
THOMAS WILSON Wife Margaret (?) Six Sons and Five Daughters CHILDREN Edward Hamilton Tedford married (1) Patience Cantrell (2) Nessie Patterson Elias Curtis Larkin Thornton Doshier Catherine Amanda Jane married William M. Thedford