According to the 1850 Anderson County, SC census, my Lewis Whitfield was born about 1790 in NC and Helena was born about 1794. Further research has given his birthdate of Sept. 14, 1789 and Helena's as June 17,1794. I believe the 1820 Anderson County census show two Whitfield's, Lewis and Benjamin, but no indication as to which Lewis and Benjamin. Lewis's will was probated in Anderson County on January 3, 1859.
Luke Whitfield, Sr. was born in 1720 in NC and died August 29, 1767 in South Carolina. I have been told he died in Charleston, but all his property was on the PeeDee River in present Horry County. Luke, Jr. was already grown in 1767, but children Lewis and Benjamin were still minors. Luke, Jr. was Captain Luke Whitfield of Charleston. Is your Lewis the son of Luke, Sr. or Luke Jr.?
I believe my Lewis was a grandson to Luke, Sr. and a nephew to Luke, Jr. I have a listing of Lewis and Helena's children from his will and I have a listing of Luke, Sr.'s children. I believe your Lewis is son of Luke, Jr.