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The Whitfield Slaves from NC to Southern States

Updated March 22, 2012

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Our research indicates that our Whitfield slave ancestors traveled form NC to MS, AL, FL & GA in the early 1800's. My Great Great Grandfather, George Whitfield (1798-1880) came to Monroe County, MS from North Carolina (Wayne & Lenore Counties) in the 1830ís. The records show that George was owned by Col William Bush who was married to Penelope Lane Bush. When William Bush died, his estate passed on to his wife Penelope. Penelope then married Needham Whitfield and by law at that time, the wife's possessions are transferred to the husband, Needham Whitfield. When Needham died in 1812, Needham's will stated that George was given to his wife, Penelope. When Penelope died in 1816, her will stated that George was given to her daughter, Mary Bush Bryan. Mary Bush Bryan and her husband, James Reynolds Bryan, lived in Jefferson, Marengo County, Alabama. I don't know if George traveled to Alabama with his owners, the Bryan's and then to Aberdeen, MS with Edmond or Needham Whitfield or did he travel to Alabama with Needham and then to Aberdeen, MS when Needham moved from Alabama or did he travel directly from NC to MS with Edmond, Needham or someone else? The records show that George eventually made it from NC to Aberdeen, MS and ended up with Edmond and Needham Whitfield.

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