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John Maffitt, Sr.

Male 1767 - 1854  (86 years)


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  • Name John Maffitt  [1, 2, 3
    Name Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 16 December 1767  County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Alternate Birth 16 December 1767  Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 24 August 1854  Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried after 24 August 1854  Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alternate Death 24 August 1864  McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Match and Merge Other Last Name: Moffitt 
    Biography My grandmother lived at General Davidson's and when my grandfather was twenty-one or twenty-two he and Grandmother married and moved up to what is now MacDowell County about four miles up the river Catawba, above Cot. Carson's residence, on a place which is now owned, I suppose, by the heirs of Jonothan Bird about a half-mile north of Bird's house. There my Aunt Eleanor and my father were born. He then moved up on the head of a creek about four miles from that place and opened a farm on the head of Cane Creek where he lived the reminder of his days.  [5
    Submitter 846,438+ 
    Person ID I9777  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 January 2009 

    Father James (John) Maffitt,   b. 1748, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Margaret Donahue 
    Family ID F20483  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 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) 
    Notes 
    • I will now try to give you the names and residence of my uncles and aunts on my father's side commencing with the oldest:

      I) Eleanor married Wm McGe residence Macon County N.C.
      2) John (my father) was born June 5, 1792, married Matilda Bird
      3) Mary married Thos. Curtis, Moses Curtis' son, residence in Georgia
      4) James married Eleanor Mackey (who was almost a devil), residence Macon Co. NC
      5) Elizabeth never married, residence Macon Co. NC
      6) Sarah married Curtis Saunders, residence Macon Co. NC
      7) William married Eliza Bird, residence McDowell County NC
      8) Abagail, never married, residence Macon Co. NC
      9) Josiah married, but I have forgotten her name, residence Macon Co. NC [5]
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Maffit,   b. about 1791, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Macon, Warren Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. John Maffitt, Jr.,   b. 5 June 1792, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 January 1878, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Elizabeth Maffit,   b. 12 March 1794, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 February 1873, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sarah Maffit,   b. about 1795,   d. about 1835  (Age ~ 40 years)
    +5. William Whitaker Maffitt,   b. 11 October 1795, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1874, Crooked Creek, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Mary "Polly" Maffit,   b. about 1797, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1885, Fannin Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +7. James Logan Maffit,   b. about 1799, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1892  (Age ~ 93 years)
     8. Abigail Maffit,   b. 27 June 1801, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Josiah Maffit,   b. 19 July 1809,   d. 21 June 1892, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F5056  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 
    • Bondsmen at his wedding were Wm. Whitaker, Jr. and Basil Gaither.
      name also spelled Moffitt
      Spelling of surname questioned: some descendants use "Maffitt"

      Was indentured to a General Davidson until he was 21 years old. He then learned the art of tanning. [1, 5]

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

    2. [S511] GEDCOM file, from Mavis.

    3. [S1138] Some Notes about the Maffitts, Author Unknown - Submitted by Bob Maffitt.

    4. [S77] Pedigree Chart, submitted by Charlene Davis.

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


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