Morefield-Stevens marriages 1785 & 1801
- Sandy Hart and I are working on the two Stevens women who married our
1785 Halifax Co, Va Wright Morefield m. Nancy Stevens
1801 Halifax Co, VA William Morefield m. Rebecca Stevens
Sandy and I are descended from William and Rebecca--Sandy through
their daughter Nancy, who married Joseph Harris 1824 Patrick Co. and
I through William and Rebecca's son Allen, who married Martha/Patsy
Harris 1825 Patrick Co, VA.
We are trying to figure out who Nancy's father was and who Rebecca's
father was. Nancy signed her own consent to marry Wright in 1785,
and her consent statement was written on the back of a scrap of paper
that has part of a note signed by James Stevens and mentioning a
Jeremiah. Wright and Nancy's marriage was witnessed by Jeremiah
Stevens and Molly Stevens. There have been claims that Jeremiah and
Molly were Nancy's parents, and that may be the case, but the Halifax
County marriage index book lists them in the columns for witnesses,
and the columns for parents' names are empty. Further, neither the
marriage bond nor the consent statement indicates any relationship
among Nancy, Jeremiah and Molly. There are reasons to believe that
Rebecca was Nancy's daughter, either from a previous marriage or born
out of wedlock. Therefore, Jeremiah could have been Nancy's father,
brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law, uncle--you name it.
When Rebecca Stevens married William Morefield, Nancy Morefield
signed the consent for Rebecca to marry on the back of a scrap of
paper that appears to be a note addressed to "Jeams" Stevens and is
signed by John Morefield, inviting him to "come down on thursday next".
The Canaday/Kennedy, Stokes, McKinney and Comer surnames recur in
connection with both the Morefield and the Stevens families.
Robert Stevens m. Isabel Cannaday 1794
William Morefield m. Nancy Canaday 1809 (s/o John Morefield, Jr.)
Will Kennedy was bondsman for Wright Morefield & Nancy Stevens' 1785
William Canaday and Right Morefield were witnesses for the 1803
marriage of Jeremiah Stevens and Patsy Baker
Marstin Morefield m. Wilmouth Stokes 1804 (Marstin probably s/o John,
James Stevens m. Elizabeth Julia Stokes 1805
Richard Stokes & Right Morefield were bondsmen for the marriage of
1803 marriage of Jeremiah Stevens and Patsy Baker
1793 Nevin McKinney sued William Stephens
1794 Nevin McKinney witnessed deed from Isaac Coles to James Stevens
1795 Nevin McKinney Jeremiah Stephens was witness for Nevin
McKinney in lawsuit
Mary Polly Morefield m. Nevin McKinney 1817 (possibly d/o John, Jr.)
1800 Moore Comer witness for accounting of James Stephens� estate
Moore Comer m. (1) Dorothy Ragland 1799 (2) Letty Cole 1810; their
dau. Martha Susan Comer m. Banister MFLD, s/o Marstin Morefield
Does anyone know of any familial relationship between Wilmoth
(Stokes) Morefield with either Richard Stokes or Elizabeth Julia Stokes?
Was Letty (Cole) Comer the d/o Isaac Cole?
Is the 1793, 1794, 1795 Nevin McKinney the same Nevin McKinney who
married Mary Polly Morefield?
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