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John Maffitt, Jr.

Male 1792 - 1878  (85 years)


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  • Name John Maffitt  [1
    Name Suffix Jr. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 5 June 1792  Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Biography I should have told you that Father's residence is in McDowell County NC. After he married, my father bought land on the Catawba River on the north side about one mile above where Crooked Creek empties into the river a little more than a fourth mile above Jonothan Bird's residence and about the same distance below what I called the Logan Place. My father and Uncle Zechariah Kelley swapped land and my father now lives about six miles below Marion on Little Muddy Creek, two miles from the math county road. The residence is sometimes called the James Gibbs place as he cleared the land.  [2
    Submitter 438 
    Died 7 January 1878  McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 7 January 1878  Old Ebenezer Cemetery, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27028  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 January 2009 

    Father John Maffitt, Sr.,   b. 16 December 1767, County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 August 1854, Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Sarah Whitaker,   b. 24 November 1767, Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1840, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Family ID F5056  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Matilda Bird,   b. 31 January 1795, Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1861, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 March 1822  [1
    Alternate Marriage 8 March 1823  [3
    Notes 
    • Father and mother had twelve children, some of whom died while young:

      1) Richard (myself) is the oldest
      2) William married but I have forgotten her name as he married after I left home, his residence is McDowell County NC
      3) Nelson married Elmira Finger, residence McDowell NC
      4) Sarah Ann married Jesse R. Mason, residence Georgia

      There was a child older than Sarah Ann but it died and was not named.
      5) Wilson, died at about age four
      6) Elizabeth married a Loughrun who was killed in Virginia; he was with General Lee, Elizabeth lives with Father.
      7) James Westlake died when about six years old
      8) Elvira married a Simmons (I think his name was James) residence McDowell NC
      9) John Whittaker was raised by Grandfather Maffitt and lived with him as long as he lived. After his death and that of Grandmother, Grandfather and Aunt Elizabeth lived together until 1862 when he and Nelson were conscripted and went into the Rebel army. The last I heard of him he was in Knoxville, Tennessee. Nelson was also in the same company but was discharged.
      10) Celina Matilda is single, lives with Father [2]
    Children 
    +1. Dr Richard Bird Maffitt,   b. 16 December 1823, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 July 1880, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. William Maffitt,   b. 15 May 1825, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nelson Maffitt,   b. 9 April 1828, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Ann Maffitt,   b. 31 August 1829, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Wilson Maffitt,   b. 11 December 1830,   d. about 1834  (Age 3 years)
     6. Elizabeth Caroline Maffitt,   b. 28 August 1832, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elvira Maffitt,   b. 2 January 1834, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lucinda Maffit,   b. 16 July 1835, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. John Whittaker L. Moffitt,   b. 7 December 1836, Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. James Westlake Maffitt,   b. 11 September 1838, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 October 1849  (Age 11 years)
     11. Celina Matilda Maffitt,   b. 29 May 1843, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9755  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt
    A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt
    This letter was written by Richard Bird Maffitt to his children Emily Virginia Maffitt and John Walton Ward Maffitt. It was left to the Johnson County (Arkansas) Historical Society by Miss Martha Basham (daughter of Emily Virginia Maffitt) and published in their journal in April 1981.

  • Notes 
    • surname also spelled Moffitt [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1946] Article titled “A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt”, written by Richard Bird Maffitt.

    3. [S1926] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Richard Kleckner.



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