Frances Rigell

F, b. circa 1862
     Frances was born circa 1862 at Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of Mark Rigell and Frances Stanfield Kelly.

Citations

  1. [S143] 1870 Census Dale Co. AL, p. 178, Dw. 29, Fam. 29, 27Jul1870.

Sarah D. Rigell

F, b. circa 1857
     Sarah was born circa 1857 at Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of Mark Rigell and Frances Stanfield Kelly.

Citations

  1. [S143] 1870 Census Dale Co. AL, p. 178, Dw. 29, Fam. 29, 27Jul1870.

Joseph W. Grier Rigell

M, b. circa 1861
     Joseph was born circa 1861 at Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Mark Rigell and Frances Stanfield Kelly.

Citations

  1. [S143] 1870 Census Dale Co. AL, p. 178, Dw. 29, Fam. 29, 27Jul1870.

William Wiley

M, b. 1734, d. June 1783
     William was born in 1734. He married Eleanor (--?--), circa 1755.1 William died in June 1783 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.
     Biography of William Wiley:
The parentage of William Wiley is not known at this time. Early deeds of Halifax County, Virginia indicate William Wiley, of Amelia County, bought 1160 acres of land on Licking Creek and Big Bottom Creek and 840 acres of land in the Coleman's Creek and Weldon Creek area south of present day South Boston. He bought these lands from William Byrd and appears to have been living in Amelia County, Virginia at that time and likely moved into Halifax County shortly thereafter. [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed 3, p. 305-306] On 21 Mar 1771 he deeded 240 acres to Roger Atkinson [Halifax County Deed Book 6 p. 155]. On 18 May 1775 he gave 309 of these acres to his son George Wiley [Halifax County Deed Book 9, p. 431-432].

      William began operating a tavern as an ordinary by January, 1771. This tavern, known as Wiley's Tavern, "was the headquarters of Earl Cornwallis", Commander of the British Forces, "from the afternoon of 15 February 1781 until the morning of 17 February". Cornwallis with twenty-five hundred of the finest troops in the British Army was in pursuit of nineteen hundred men of the American Army under General Nathaniel Greene. Green and his forces were in retreat and had crossed the Dan River at Irwin Ferry and Boyd's Ferry at South Boston on the 14 and 15 of February. Cornwallis was unable to cross the river in pursuit of Greene due to the river being in flood and the ferries being unavailable. This "deprived Cornwallis of his opportunity to crush the American Army". Within 10 days Greene was able to turn his retreat into a pursuit by recrossing the Dan and forcing Cornwallis into the costly battle of Guilford Court House on March 15. Wiley's tavern "was also the headquarters of General Greene on the twenty-third of February - the day he re-crossed the Dan and reversed the attitude of the two armies." Greene's "Retreat to the Dan" is viewed by some as the turning point of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War that eventually ended with the surrender of the British Army under Cornwallis at Yorktown in October of that same year. [The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XLIV - No. 5, July, 1935 p. 207-222.] This tavern was destroyed in 1950.

      William Wiley of Halifax County, Virginia is certified as a patriot of the American Revolution by the Daughter of the American Revolution due to his supplying of oats and renting his tavern to the Militia during the war.

      William died in June 1783 based on the date his will was recorded and proved in Halifax County, Virginia. His will dated 5 May 1782 reads as follows:

      In the Name of Good, Amen, the 5th day of May in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand seven hundred and eighty two. I, William Wily of Halifax County, being sick and weak of Body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be to God, therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, after all my Legal Debts and funeral charges are justly paid, I give and dispose of in the following manner and form, Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my Son John Wiley, Two hundred acres of Land, being the upper part of my land joining Walton's Road and Licking Creek and after the decease of my Wife, my desire is that he shall have all the remainder of my land to himself and his heirs forevor. My further will and desire is that after the death of my wife, Eleanor Wily, all my whole estate consisting of everything I now enjoy and possess (Land excepted) shall be equally divided between my sons George and John Wily and Roy Boyd, son of David Boyd and Elizabeth Boyd and I further desire that if the said Roy Boyd's part falls to him before he comes of years to taketh into his own lands that it way be put out upon Interest until he comes of age. And whereas at present Two children is now living with me of the names of Mary Cloudas and Wily Spencer Cloudas. I desire if they continue to live with my family until they marry or come of age if either one or both of them shall have of my estate a good horse, saddle and bridle and if my said wife should die before Wily Spencer Cloudas come of age that my son Geo. Wily shall have the bringing him up and the said Mary Cloudas may chose which she pleases of my children to live with. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Geo. and John Wily and my friend James Coleman Executors of this my last Will and Testament, utterly revoking and disavowing all other wills by me made. Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

     Signed: William Wily L. S.

     Signed and Acknowledged in Presence of Wm Powell, Jno. Dickie John Sills

      At a Court held for Halifax County the 19th day of June 1783. This Last will and Testament of Wm. Wily, Deceased was Exhibited in Court by George Wily, one of the executors herein named and the same was proved by oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses hereto and orderd to be recorded and on the motion of the said executor who made oath hereto according to Law, certificate was granted him for obtaining probate hereof in dire form, he giving security, where upon he together with James Coleman and John Irvine, his securities, enter into and acknowledged Bond for the same according to Law.

     Test. Geo. Garrington, Att. [Halifax Co. Virginia, Will Book 2, p. 15-16]

      William is presumed to be buried in Halifax County near his land south of present day South Boston.

Children of William Wiley and Eleanor (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Eleanor (--?--)

F, b. circa 1735, d. after 1782
     Eleanor was born circa 1735. She married William Wiley, circa 1755.1 Eleanor died after 1782.

Children of Eleanor (--?--) and William Wiley

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

John Wiley1

M
     John Wiley was the son of William Wiley and Eleanor (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Thomas Stanfield

M, b. before 1747, d. January 1797
     Thomas was born before 1747.1 He married Elizabeth (--?--), circa 1767. Thomas died in January 1797 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2 His body was buried in January 1797 at Stanfield Cemetery, Halifax, Virginia, United States.3
     Thomas's occupation: Farmer/Soldier.
Biography of Thomas Stanfield:

      The parentage of Thomas
Stanfield
is not known at this time. The earliest record found to date is of Thomas buying 478 acres on Jeremiah Fork in Halifax County, Virginia from Jonathan Gibson on 14 Feb 1764. [Halifax County VA Deed Book 5, p. 16.] This may be when he first moved into Halifax County and/or become of age to own his own property. Jerimiah Fork is believed to be a branch of Lawson's Creek to the south of present day South Boston. On 15 Sep 1768 he sold 100 acres on Jeremiah Fork to Thomas Banks [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 7, p. 250] On 21 Aug 1774 Thomas buys 305 acres on Lawsons' Creek from John Cambers [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 9 p. 218] On 16 Feb 1775 he sell 378 acres on Jeremiah Fork which is the remained of his property he bought in 1764, to Reuben Pickett [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 12, p. 218]. On 16 Mar 1779, Thomas buy 400 acres on Evans Creek from John Peyner. On 16 Aug 1781 Thomas buys 210 acres on Lawsons creek from Arthur Brooks.


      was recommended to the Governor as a "fit and proper person" to be appointed as a second lieutenant to Captain Marmaduke Stanfields' Company of the Militia. Other records of his service have yet to be found. He is buried in the Stanfield Family Cemetery off Hwy 658 between Turbeville and Alton in Halifax County, Virginia as indicated by a marker stating "Lt. Thomas Stanfield / Revolutionary War". This is the only marker in the cemetery.

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."
  2. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  3. [S150] George Calvin Waltrip III, Halifax Co. VA Cemeteries - Vol Two, p. 141.

Elizabeth (--?--)

F, d. before 1797
     She married Thomas Stanfield, circa 1767. Elizabeth died before 1797 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.

Dolly Stanfield1

F
     Dolly Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married James Warren, on 16 October 1798 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 99.

Jean Stanfield1

F
     Jean Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married James Holt.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Milly Stanfield1

F
     Milly Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married Robert Holt.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Elizabeth Stanfield1

F
     Elizabeth Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married William Caldwell, on 7 December 1789 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 15.

Sally Stanfield1

F
     Sally Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married Martin Turner, on 24 December 1798 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 94.

William Stanfield1

M
     William Stanfield was the son of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). He married Sarah Farley, on 20 December 1791 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S147] Wirt Johnson Carrington, History of Halifax County (Virginia), p. 407.

Thomas Stanfield1

M
     Thomas Stanfield was the son of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). He married Polley Waddill, on 5 November 1799 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S147] Wirt Johnson Carrington, History of Halifax County (Virginia), p. 407.

Benjamin Stanfield1

M
     Benjamin Stanfield was the son of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.

William Caldwell

M
     He married Elizabeth Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 7 December 1789 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 15.

James Warren

M
     He married Dolly Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 16 October 1798 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 99.

Martin Turner

M
     He married Sally Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 24 December 1798 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S148] Catherine Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds Halifax Co. VA, p. 94.

Polley Waddill

F
     She married Thomas Stanfield, son of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 5 November 1799 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S147] Wirt Johnson Carrington, History of Halifax County (Virginia), p. 407.

James Holt

M
     He married Jean Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--).1

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Robert Holt

M
     He married Milly Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--).1

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Molly Stanfield1

F
     Molly Stanfield was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married Jeremiah Warren, on 12 December 1789 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Jeremiah Warren

M
     He married Molly Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 12 December 1789 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S144] Blanche L. McCreary, "DAR Application of Blanche L. McCreary."

Sarah Farley

F
     She married William Stanfield, son of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--), on 20 December 1791 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S147] Wirt Johnson Carrington, History of Halifax County (Virginia), p. 407.