Capt. John Stanfield by David Tucker NSSAR #214961

Captain John Stanfield was born August 1, 1757 in Randolph County, North Carolina, the son of William and Sarah Stanfield.  John married Sara Roberts on February 16, 1777 in Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia, and together they had 12 children.

Captain John Stanfield was a Revolutionary War Solider.  He served as a private and was promoted to lieutenant from Guilford County, North Carolina, serving at least even months before being promoted to captain.  He served part of the time under Captain Arnold, and also under Major Crump and General Caswell.  He fought in “The Battle of Guilford County Court House” and was in service at the close of the war.  Stanfield also served as a member of the House of Commons of the General Assembly of North Carolina.

Captain John Stanfield died November 8, 1805 in Abbeville, South Carolina at the age of 48.  A burial location has not been found for him.  His wife, Sarah, is buried in Highpoint, North Carolina.

References and Notes

Abstract of Rev. War Pension files, Page 3292.

Documenting the American South: Colonial and State Records of North Carolina.

Find-a-Grave Memorial 88710901.

Tucker Family Tree (

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