I descend from William and Jemima Ely Whitfield...from their son Alexander, his son John S., his son John Barrington, his son John S., his son George Washington Whitfield, his daughter Jewell Nadine Whitfield.
Am wondering particularly about the first John S. whose sons were John B., Joseph, Stephen Washington, Benjamin Matthew...some of whom settled in the Taylor County, Florida area.
On censuses there are two Benjamin Whitfields...one married to a Rainey Owens; the other to a Sarah Head. Do you know how they are related? I THINK that Benjamin married to the Rainey is brother to "my" John B. On 1850 Columbia County, Florida census John B. and wife Sarah D. are living with a Benjamin and a Joseph. Sarah D.'s sister IS Rainey (who married Benjamin).
Can anyone help me to figure out the relations? Also, to add more intrigue, I have to wonder how "my" John B. got the middle name BARRINGTON...wonder if it is a "passed on family name" from somewhere.
Thanks so much for whatever info that can be supplied.