Richard Hartsfield

Male, #45212, (17 Feb 1747/48 - between 1830 and 1835)
Father*Andrew Hartsfield1 (3 Jan 1713/14 - 1761)
Mother*Sarah Lynn (1717 - )
Birth*17 Feb 1747/48 Richard was born at Philadelphia, PA or||, Wake Co., North Carolina, on 17 Feb 1747/48.1 
Will18 Nov 1761 Richard, John, Andrew, Rebecca, Sarah, Mary, Sarah and Betty named as heir(s) in the will of Andrew Hartsfield at Johnston Co., North Carolina, on 18 Nov 1761.2 
Marriage*24 Dec 1771 He married Anna Temple McElroy at Wake Co., North Carolina, on 24 Dec 1771 at age 23.3 
Birth of Son30 Dec 1772 His son Henry Hartsfield was born on 30 Dec 1772 at Wake Co., North Carolina
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Richard Hartsfield, born 17 Feb 1748 in North Carolina, died circa 1830-35 in Georgia, married Anna ___, Private, North Carolina
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In the North Carolina Militia while a resident of Wake County, Richard Hartsfield and Reuben McElroy, brother of Richard's wife Anna, served together and were in a skirmish with the British or Tories at Cross Creek, North Carolina and at the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina. They followed Reuben and his wife, Christiana, to Georgia about 1784.)4,5 
Birth of Son2 Mar 1776 His son John Hartsfield was born on 2 Mar 1776 at Wake Co., North Carolina.6 
Birth of Son15 Aug 1780 His son Rebecca Hartsfield was born on 15 Aug 1780 at Wake Co., North Carolina.6,1 
Birth of Son13 Jan 1782 His son Jacob Hartsfield was born on 13 Jan 1782 at Wake Co., North Carolina.6,1 
Birth of Son16 Oct 1790 His son James Hartsfield was born on 16 Oct 1790 at Wake Co., North Carolina.6,1 
Birth of Son26 Apr 1794 His son Andrew Hartsfield was born on 26 Apr 1794.6 
Deed10 Feb 1795 He was a previous land owner in the deed granted on 10 Feb 1795 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, (Reuben McKleroy & Christiana, his wife, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., to Isaac Bolton of Edgcomb Co., N.C., for £80, 200 acres in Wilkes Co., Ga. on S. side of North Fork of Clarks Creek where Richard Hartsfield formerly lived, adj. McLain, Stallings, & Rowden, part of tract granted to James Denley, 20 Jan. 1785. (signed) Reuben (x) Muckelroy, Christiana (x) McKeeroy. Wit: Aquila Burroughs, J.P. Regd. 4 Nov. 1796. (Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book 00, 1795-1797, page 84.)7
Deed2 Jan 1797 He witnessed a deed grant by Wiley Henry Sims and Mary Hartsfield to Charles Sims on 2 Jan 1797 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, (Wiley Sims & Polley, his wife, to Charles Sims, all of Oglethorpe Co., for $100, on N. side of Grove Creek in said co... 100 acres. /s/ Wiley Sims, Polley (x) Sims. Wit: William McElroy, John Hartsfield. Proved before Richard Hartsfield, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book B, p. 325.)8
Deed2 Jan 1797 He witnessed a deed grant to Charles Sims on 2 Jan 1797 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, (Zachariah Lawrence & Rhoda (Rhody), his wife, to Charles Sims, all of Oglethorpe Co., for $42.50 on N. side of Grove Creek in said co... 40 acres. /s/ Zachariah Lawrence, Rhody (x) Lawrence. Wit: Wiley Sims, William McElroy. Proved before Richard Hartsfield, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Book B, p. 329.)8
Deed16 Aug 1797 He witnessed a deed grant by William McElroy to Andrew Hartsfield on 16 Aug 1797 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, (William McElroy of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., farmer, for love, goodwill & affection, to my loving son in law, Andrew Hartsfield of Wake Co., NC, give a negro woman slave named Jane… 16 Aug 1797. /s/ William (x) McElroy. Wit: Richard Hartsfield, Reuben McElroy, William Hartsfield, John Hartsfield, Henry Hartsfield, Charles Sims. Oglethorpe Co., Ga.: deed of gift proved by Richard Hartsfield, Esqr., John Hartsfield & William Hartsfield, 6 Dec 1797, John Luckie, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Book C, p. 69.)9
Birth of Son15 Jan 1799 His son William Hartsfield was born on 15 Jan 1799 at Wake Co., North Carolina.6,1 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 Richard was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia.10 
Deed*25 Dec 1802 He was granted a deed by Reuben McElroy, witnessed by Henry Hartsfield, with Wiley Henry Sims as an adjacent landowner on 25 Dec 1802 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Reuben McElroy to Richard Hartsfield, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $50, on E. side of Grove Creek of Broad River in said co., beg. at Grove Creek on Wiley Sims' line… on Hartsfield's line… 40 acres, part of tract granted to Reuben McElroy. Wit: Henry Hartsfield, Jas (x) House. Oglethorpe Co.: proved by Henry Hartsfield, 19 Jun 1804, Richd. Bailey, J.P. Recorded 26 Jul 1805. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book D, p. 476.)8 
Deed1 Mar 1803 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by William McElroy witnessed by Wiley Henry Sims and Henry McElroy and with John A. McElroy as a previous landowner on 1 Mar 1803 (William McElroy to Gabriel Jones, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $400, on Grove Creek in said co., 100 acres… adj. Richard Hartsfield, Enoch Embry, Zachariah Lawrence & John McElroy, is part of 400 acres surveyed & granted to John McElroy. /s/ William McElroy. Wit: Enoch Embree, Wiley Sims, Henry McElroy. Proved by Enoch Embree & Henry McElroy, 30 Jul 1803, John Hardaman, J.P. Recorded 27 Aug 1806. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book E, p. 76.)8
Land Lottery*3 Feb 1804 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 3 Feb 1804 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,
Revolutionay War soldiers.11 
Deed*2 Aug 1813 He granted a deed, with James Hartsfield as an adjacent landowner on 2 Aug 1813 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Richard Hartsfield to Mark Andrews, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $85, 17 1/4 acres on Little Beaverdam Creek in said co. surveyed & granted to Margaret Bickerstaff, beg. cor. white oak, on Andrews's land S84 3/4E 8 ch. to cor. chestnut, S77 1/2E 19 ch. 18 links to cor. post oak, N30E 2 ch. 80 links to cor. hickory, on James Hartsfield's line N61 W 27 ch. to cor. sourwood, S23 W 11 ch. 15 links to beg. (signed) Richd. Hartsfield. Wit: James Hartsfield, William Winfrey, John Winfrey. Oglethorpe Co.: proved by James Hartsfield, 27 Sept. 1817, Secatary Carter, J.P. Recorded 13 Oct. 1819, Isaac Collier, clk. (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book I, 1816 - 1818, p. 203.)12 
Deed*30 Dec 1817 He granted a deed to Andrew Hartsfield on 30 Dec 1817

Richard Hartsfield to Andrew Hartsfield, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $1000, on Little Beaverdam Creek in said co., 200 acres, beg. cor. stake, N88 1/2E 23 ch. 30 links to cor. dogwood, S2 1/2W 17 ch. 75 links to cor. pine, S88 1/2E 36 ch. 25 links to cor. pine, S. 14 ch. 20 links to cor. post oak, N80 1/2W 20 ch. 75 links to cor. stake, S30W 35 ch. 50 links to cor. red oak, N62 1/2W 25 ch. to cor. chestnut, direct line to beg. (signed) Richd. Hartsfield. Wit: Charles D. O Kelley, Wm. M. Morton (Merton?), Charles B. Lee, J.P. Recorded 24 Feb. 1818, Isaac Collier, clk. (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book I, 1816 - 1818, p. 466.)13 
Biography* Richard Hartsfield 17 February 1748 - circa 1830
     August 1769 - Johnston County, North Carolina - Appointment as road constable
     May 1770 - Johnston County, North Carolina - Issued summons as road constable
     28 August 1770 - Johnston County, North Carolina - replaced as road constable
     27 November 1770 - Johnston County, North Carolina - reinstated as road constable
     7 October 1783 - Wake County, North Carolina - witnessed a deed
     1785 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list, 450 acres
     16 December 1785 - Wake County, North Carolina - adjoiner in a deed
     1786 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list, 450 acres
     1787 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list, 450 acres
     1790 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list
     1791 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list
     1792 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list
     1793 - Wilkes County, Georgia - Tax list
     1795 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list, 450 acres joining John Muckle valued at 33 pounds, 15 shillings; 5 slaves, tax 13 shillings, 1.5 pence
     1796 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 580 acres joining John Lawrence valued at $197.20, 5 slaves, tax $3.0400
     September 1796 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - served as grand juror
     31 Dec 1796 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Witnessed Deed: Richard Wright & Sarah his wife, to Mathew Hail, all of Oglethorpe Co., for $400, on S. side of South Fork of Broad River in said co., adj. Stephen Gardner, Avington McElroy, Richard Roberts, decd., George Wright & Elijah Clark, 200 acres. /s/ Ricd. Wright. Wit: James Hails, Benjamin Nails, Richard Hartsfield (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book C, page 126)
     1797 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list, 1000 acres originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston, $3.0650
     16 Aug 1797 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Witnessed Deed: William McElroy of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., farmer, for love, goodwill & affection, to my loving son in law, Andrew Hartsfield of Wake Co., NC, give a negro woman slave named Jane… 16 Aug 1797. /s/ William (x) McElroy. Wit: Richard Hartsfield, Reuben McElroy, William Hartsfield, John Hartsfield, Henry Hartsfield, Charles Sims. Oglethorpe Co., Ga.: deed of gift proved by Richard Hartsfield, Esqr., John Hartsfield & William Hartsfield, 6 Dec 1797, John Luckie, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book C, p. 69)
     1798 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 1000 acres on Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston and joined by John Lawrence valued at $340.00, 5 slaves, $3.0650
     1799 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 1000 acres on Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston and joined by John Lawrence valued at $340.00, 5 slaves, $3.1825
     29 May 1799 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed
     1800 - GA Territorial Census (Oglethorpe Co.)
     1800 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 1000 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston and joined by John Lawrence valued at $340.00, 5 slaves, $3.0625
     6 May 1800 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed: Samuel Houston to Richard Hartsfield of Oglethorpe Co., 400 acres on both sides of Little Beaverdam Creek of Broad River, joined by Francis Wright, granted to Samuel Houston 9 February 1785. /s/ Samuel Houston. Wit: Jno. Holmes, John Powell. Oglethorpe Co.: proved by John Holmes before Hugh Ector, J.P. Recorded 26 Jul 1805. (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book D, page 478)
     1801 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 1000 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Lawrence valued at $340.00, 6 slaves, $3.3775
     1802 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Lawrence, 6 slaves, $3.1875
     25 December 1802 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed: Reuben McElroy to Richard Hartsfield, $50 for 40 acres of a tract on Grove Creek originally granted to Rueben McElroy joined on east and north by Richard Hartsfield. /s/ Reuben McElroy. Wit: Henry Hartsfield, Jas. (x) House. Oglethorpe Co.: proved by Henry Hartsfield 19 Jun 1804, Riuchard Bailey, J.P., Recorded 26 Jul 1805. (Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book D, page 476)
     1803 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and joined by John Lawrence, 7 slaves, $3.5000
     1 Mar 1803 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed on adjoining proerty: William McElroy to Gabriel Jones, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $400, on Grove Creek in said co., 100 acres… adj. Richard Hartsfield, Enoch Embry, Zachariah Lawrence & John McElroy, is part of 400 acres surveyed & granted to John McElroy. /s/ William McElroy. Wit: Enoch Embree, Wiley Sims, Henry McElroy. Proved by Enoch Embree & Henry McElroy, 30 Jul 1803, John Hardaman, J.P. Recorded 27 Aug 1806. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book E, p. 76)
     1805 (1804?) - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Lawrence, 8 slaves, $3.8125
     1805 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Lawrence, 8 slaves, $3.8125
     1806 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by John Lawrence, 10 slaves, $4.4325
     5 Jan 1807 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed: Jacob Carter of Clark Co., Ga., to Richard Hartsfield of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., for $100, 19 acres in Oglethorpe Co., was granted to Margaret Bickerstaff, 17 Apr 1795, joined NW by Maxwell, NE by Hughston, SE by Isham Berry. /s/ Jacob Carter. Wit: Richard Bailey, J.P., William Stewart, J.P. Recorded 6 Mar 1807. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book E, p. 162)
     1807 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Houston et alli joined by John Lawrence, 10 slaves
     1808 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by Gabriel Jones, 11 slaves
     1809 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 839 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by Gebriel Jones, 11 slaves
     1810 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and McElroy joined by Anthony G. Smith
     1811 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres on Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by Gabriel Jones, 14 slaves
     1812 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 870 acres on Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Winfrey, 16 slaves
     20 July 1813 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 839 acres on Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield and Houston joined by John Olive, 16 slaves, $6.3600
     2 August 1813 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed: Richard Hartsfield to Mark Andrews, 17.25 acres on Little Beaverdam Creek granted to Margaret Bickerstaff
     14 September 1814 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres Little Beaver Dam Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by Gabriel Jones, 17 slaves, $6.6250
     12 Oct. 1815 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 800 acres Little Beaver Dam Creek, originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by Gabriel Jones, 18 slaves, $6.9375
     26 September 1816 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 850 acres Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by Gabriel Jones, 20 slaves, $7.6225
     1817 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 850 acres Golden Grove Creek originally granted to Richard Hartsfield joined by Gabriel Jones, 20 slaves, $7.6225
     30 December 1817 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed: Richard Hartsfield to Andrew Hartsfield, 200 acres
     15 October 1818 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 450 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by Gabriel Jones, 21 slaves, $7.4375
     29 October 1819 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 450 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by Jones, 21 slaves, $7.4375
     14 October 1820 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 450 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by Jones, 22 slaves, $8.3750
     21 September 1821 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: 400 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by G. Jones, 25 slaves, $8.6250
     21 October 1822 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: Henry Hartsfield for Richard Hartsfield, 400 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by Embry, 25 slaves, $8.1250
     1 April 1823 - Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia - letter at post office
     20 November 1823 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: Henry Hartsfield for Richard Hartsfield, 400 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by G. Jones, 26 slaves, $8.9375
     1824 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: Henry Hartsfield for Richard Hartsfield, 400 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by G. Jones, 26 slaves, $8.9375
     December 1825 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: Henry Hartsfield for Richard Hartsfield, 400 acres Golden Grove Creek joined by G. Jones, 28 slaves, $9.56
     1826 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Tax list: Henry Hartsfield for Richard Hartsfield, 400 acres Little Beaver Dam Creek joined by G. Jones, 30 slaves, $9.8750
     7 August 1828 - Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Deed

Children of Richard Hartsfield
Henry Hartsfield b 30 December 1772 md Mary Olive, 7 August 1798 Oglethorpe County, Georgia          
Mary Hartsfield b 17 April 1774 md Wiley Sims, 24 May 1796 Oglethorpe County, Georgia          
John Hartsfield 2 March 1776 - 27 January 1800     
Rebecca Hartsfield b 15 August 1780               
Jacob Hartsfield 13 January 1782-18 January 1782     
Temperance Hartsfield b 5 March 1784 md Allen Sims, 14 August 1797 Oglethorpe County, Georgia          
Sarah Hartsfield b 30 Nov 1786 md Hendon Olive, 3 Dec 1806 Oglethorpe County, Georgia          
Elizabeth Hartsfield b 19 Sep 1788 md Martin Sims, 29 Jan 1807 Oglethorpe Co., GA; d 6 Jan 1831     
James Hartsfield     b 16 Oct (Jul) 1790 md Nancy Olive, 15 Apr 1812 Oglethorpe Co., GA; d 21 Apr 1860     
Andrew Hartsfield b 26 April 1794               
Hasky Hartsfield     b 13 June 1797 md Andrew Hartsfield, 24 July 1817 Oglethorpe County, Georgia     
William Hartsfield b 15 January 1799.14 
Death*between 1830 and 1835 He died at Georgia between 1830 and 1835.4 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Reuben McElroy.15 

Family

Anna Temple McElroy (1751 - )
Marriage*24 Dec 1771 He married Anna Temple McElroy at Wake Co., North Carolina, on 24 Dec 1771 at age 23.3 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).
  2. Will of Andrew Hartsfield, Johnston County, NC. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mrs. Stan <e-mail address>.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Barber/Brasel Family: by Joyce Barber. <e-mail address>
  4. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  5. Rita DonCarlos e-mail address.
  6. Hartsfield Web Site.
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld/Hartsfield1.html
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld//Richard4Andrew3Godfrey2.htm
  7. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    page 468.
  8. Michael Martin Farmer, Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Books A-E, 1794-1809, Farmer.
  9. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
  10. Florrie Carter Smith, History of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Washington, GA: Wilkes Pub. Co., 1972, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8175 H2s supp..
    Page 242, "1800 Census from Misc Records Book in office of Clerk of Superior Court"
    Captain Lee's District, Oglethorpe Co., GA
    Richard Hartsfield, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F45+, 6 slaves.
  11. Martha Lou Houston, Land Lottery List of Oglethorpe Co. GA, 1804 and Hancock Co., GA, 1806, Columbus, GA 1928.
  12. Michael Martin Farmer, Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Books F-J, 1809-1820, Farmer.
    pages 364-365.
  13. Michael Martin Farmer, Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Books F-J, 1809-1820, Farmer.
    page 292.
  14. http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld//Richard4Andrew3Godfrey2.htm.
  15. E-mail written 30 Mar 2013 to Warren Culpepper from Carole Williams (desc/o #45884), e-mail address.
  16. Harold H. Martin, William Berry Hartsfield, Mayor of Atlanta, Athens, GA: Univ. of GA Press, 1978, .
  17. Hartsfield Web Site.
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld/Hartsfield1.html
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld/Richard4Andrew3Godfrey2.htm