Dempsey Barclift was born 14 Mar 1778 in Durant's Neck, North Carolina.
At age 19, he married Mourning Godfrey, and they had a son, Joseph Godfrey Barclift. (1798)
Mourning died before 1800 (in childbirth?), because we see in the 1800 census that only Dempsey and his son are enumerated, along with 3 slaves.
On 2 May 1801, Dempsey (23) married Martha Sutton (20). They were second cousins: their grandfathers were brothers, (and their fathers were cousins).
They had 8 children:
- George (1802)
- Wilson (1804)
- Sarah (1805)
- Deborah (1808)
5. Ann (1811) born, but little Deborah (age 3) passed away.
6. Asa (1815)
7. Martha (1818)
8. Dempsey Jr (1822), but little Asa (age 7) passed away
Dempsey (44) died on 14 Oct 1822 and is buried at New Hope Cemetary in Perquimans County, NC.
Martha (68) died on 15 Oct 1849 and is buried next to her husband.
|Dempsey Barclift and Martha Sutton Barclift buried|
side by side at New Hope Cemetary in North Carolina.
- US Marriage Records
- 1800 and 1810 US Federal Census
- US Find a Grave index