Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.
Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.
Negro Folk Songs: (Contributed by William Warfield, Col.) These songs more commonly called plantation melodies, originated with the negroes of the South during the days of slavery. They habe been somewhat collected and written about. These songs have for the Negro the same value that the folk songs of any people have for that people. In the days of slavery they furnished an outlet for aching hearts and anguished souls. Today they help to foster race pride and to remind the race of the “rock from which it was hewn”. Some of these folk songs represented the lighter side of
Emerson Eugene, son of Zadock (2) Warfield, was born at Hopewell, Ontario county, April 28, 1848. He was educated in the district schools and the Canandaigua Academy. He adopted farming for his occupation and bought a small farm which he conducted in addition to the homestead, which has been in the possession of the family since 1828 and never changed owners except by inheritance. He lives in the old home which is pleasantly located on a slight elevation a mile south of Shortsville Village, affording a splendid view of the surrounding country. Mr. Warfield is a progressive and enterprising farmer
Richard Warfield, immigrant ancestor, located west of Crownsville, Anne Arundel, “in the woods,” in 1662. An old Warfield record claims that he settled near Annapolis in 1639, but there was no settlement there at the time, and he was not among the first settlers in 1649. His estate reached back to Round Bay. of the Severn. The rent rolls show that he held, during his life, “Warfield.” “Warfield’s Right,” “Hope,” “Increase,” “Warfield’s Plains,” “Warfield’s Forest.” Warfield’s Addition,” “Brandy,” and “Warfield’s Range.” He married, 1670, Elinor Browne, heiress of Captain John Browne, of London, who, with his brother Captain Peregrine Browne,
John, son of Richard Warfield, was born about 1670. He was the eldest son and lived upon “Warfield’s Plains,” the homestead of which stands just opposite Baldwin Memorial church, half-way between Waterbury and Indian Landing. “Warfield’s Plains” extended up to Millersville, and “Warfield’s Forest” was near the Indian Landing. In 1696 John married Ruth, eldest daughter of John Gaither, of South River. Their sons all located upon the frontier out-posts. John Warfield, like his father, spent his life in developing his estate, but died in early manhood in 1718, before completing his surveys and transfers. Children : 1. Richard, who
Alexander, son of John Warfield, was granted about 1725 with brothers John and Benjamin adjoining tracts on “Warfield’s Range,” five miles north of Laurel, extending from Savage Factory two miles west. John settled on what is known as the Marriott Place on which is the old Warfield burial ground; Benjamin on an adjoining tract on the north and west: Alexander on the north and east on what was afterward the Jerome Berry place, later owned by United States Senator Gorman. Senator Gorman’s “Fairview” is part of the original grant to Benjamin, the youngest son of Richard (1). He married Thompsy
Brice, son of Alexander Warfield, married Sarah Dickerson and lived near Dayton. He had two sons and several daughters, all legatees of his bachelor brother, Alexander Warfield, of Unionville. He was a soldier in the revolution. His tomb is marked by a Scotch granite monument in the Warfield cemetery, Frederick county, Maryland. Children: 1. Zadock, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Surrat Dickerson, inherited from his Uncle Alexander several farms in Frederick county and a large undeveloped tract at Clifton Springs, New York; was state senator from Clifton Springs.
Zadock, son of Brice Warfield, was born in Frederick county, Maryland. He came to Clifton Springs, New York, with other heirs of his uncle, and he located at what is now (1910) Hopewell in Ontario county. He married Rachel, daughter of William and Dorcas Chambers, whose family came to the Genesee country in covered wagons in 1828, after sixteen days on the road. They built a log cabin without a floor. The country was then a howling wilderness. Children, born in Frederick county, Maryland: 1. Nathan, 1802, married Catherine Worthington Burgess. 2. William, 1804, married Lucinda, daughter of Leonard and
Zadock (2), son of Zadock (1) Warfield, was born in Frederick county. Maryland, February 15, 1808. He came with his father in 1828 and settled on a farm in Hopewell, Ontario county. He cleared and improved the land, erected substantial buildings, and was an important factor in the growth, progress and development of the county. He was of strong character, honest, upright and sincere. He was a member of the Baptist church. He owned two hundred and twelve acres and became very well-to-do. He married Chloe Knapp, born at Hopewell, in 1813, daughter of Leonard and Mercy (Brown) Knapp. Children: