07 November 2009

Surname Saturday - Barfield

One of my brickwall families is the Barfield family of Glascock County and Emanuel County, Georgia.

Sara BarfieldThe family line can be traced to Sarah, the mother of my Great-Great Grandfather, William L. Barfield. According to her death certificate, Sarah was born 27 Aug 1851 in Glascock County, GA and died on 22 Dec 1936 in Emanuel County, Georgia. On census records, her name is often spelled as Barefield. Through 1900 to 1930, she is found living with her daughter, Susan Emma Barfield Wells. In 1900, she is also living with another daughter, Amanda.

I cannot find reference to Sarah before 1900. I do not know her parents' names and her death certificate lists her parents as "unknown." I do not know her husband's name.

This photo of Sarah was sent to me by a distant cousin, Mitch Keown, who is also a descendent of William L. Barfield.


In summery:

Sarah Barfield

- Birth: 27 Aug 1851 , Glascock, GA

- Census: 1900 Sheet 24, District 9, Militia District 1168, Glascock, GA

- Census: 1910 Sheet 14 B, District 10, Militia District 1168, Glascock, Georgia

- Census: 1920 Sheet 3 A, District 23, Militia District 1168, Glascock, GA

- Census: 1930 District 8, Militia District 57, Emanuel, GA

- Death: 22 Dec 1936 , Emanuel, GA

- Children: William "Bill" L (1872-1924)

Emma Susen (~1876-)

Amanda C. (~1888-)


Patti Browning said...

You mentioned you didn't know Sarah's husband's name. If you haven't done it already, perhaps one of Sarah's other children would have his name listed on their death certificates? I'm sure you've already searched this avenue but it was the first thing that popped into my mind. :D

Great blog! I enjoy it immensely.

J.M. said...

Might be a long shot, but since you know when and where she was born, you could try to locate her parents by looking at baptism in that area. It's easiest if you know her religion, but you could check the baptisement records to see if she appears in the year she was born. Often, the parents are named in the records, which you can then use to search out other records.

Perhaps this could help you break through that brick wall.


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