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Posted: 28 Jul 2000 10:02AM GMT
Edited: 28 Mar 2005 1:42PM GMT
I am the Daughter of Gertie Mae Barclift from Elizabeth, North carolina. She is the youngest child of Richard and Gertrude Barclift. I am trying to locate information regarding my Grandparents families. Hi Jennifer, your probably my cousin. If anyone has any information please Email me. Additionally, I beleive our family were slaves for the barclift family whose history indicated they are from the same area of North Carolina. Their original surname is Bartlet however it was changed to Barclift. Interesting enough they have slaves listed but not their names. talk to anyone soon.

Barclifts

Posted: 4 Sep 2000 3:34PM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 12:19AM GMT
Hi Rovena, glad to hear from you, I've been researching African American Barclift's, mine are from Alabama:
This is the entry from the 1880 Blount County Census.
Barclift, James (black) 33 husband TN NC TN
..........Caroline (black) 42 wife AL SC SC
..........Benjamin M. (black) 24 son AL TN AL
..........Ephraim (black) 18 son AL TN AL
Debbie Barclift from N.C. wrote me:"Yes I have some information on the Blount Alabama Barclifts. "(I was looking for this book)...".I also have a copy of the book "300 Years of Barclifts". It was written by Ms. Frances Burkhart of Alabama. Her grandmother was a Barclift and also had a book published. It was called "Mammy Barclift's Scrapbook" and contains newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from her life in Alabama shortly after the Civil War. I found the book at the Library of Congress.(Debbie continues) Both "Mammy Barclift's Scrapbook" and "300 Years of Barclifts" have long been out of print. However, the Burkhart family may still have copies of "300 Years of Barclifts". Several years ago, I know that Frances was in a
nursing home. I do not her health at this time, or whether she is still living.

Unfortunately the book "300 Years of Barclifts" does not deal at all with
the African-American branch of the family. There are many
African-American Barclifts and I am currently in touch with several. As I
am Anglo-American, I have no resources or stories from African-American
Barclifts and we are all working together to compile a COMPLETE family
history.

My branch of the Barclift family remained in Perquimans County, only
leaving during the Great Depression in the 1930s. My grandfather Robert
Smith Barclift moved to Washington, DC. Several of his brothers follewed
him there. Because of this, we have a goodly number of Barclift familes
in the Washington, DC area. However, the family still owns property on
Durant's Neck in Perquimans County. Currently, I am a volunteer with a
project called "Historic Initiatives" which in aimed at increasing
historic tourism in Perquimans. I am designing a webpage for the county.


There were several James Barclift's in the Blount County line. Do you
know anything more about your James? If not, I will research what I can
find on all of them and give you the details.

In addition, Paul Barclift, of Olympia, WA, is a font of family
information. He has an extensive database on the Barclift family and can
probably help you. His branch of the family came from Arkansas.
Unfortunately, Paul's brother Wes Barclift passed away from lung cancer
about two weeks ago. Wes had been the mayor of Tumwater, WA, for many
years. I have not heard from Paul since he notified me of Wes' passing.
However, I am sure he will get back in touch soon.

Rovena, I've found this on a Barclift site: I will start with William Barclift
Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM BARCLIFT was born Unknown, and died Abt. 1698 in Perquimans Co, NC. He married ELIZABETH.
Children of WILLIAM BARCLIFT and ELIZABETH are:

2. i. WILLIAM BARCLIFT II, b. Abt. 1677; d. Abt. 1749, Perquimans, North Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM BARCLIFT II was born Abt. 1677, and died Abt. 1749 in Perquimans, North Carolina. He married ANN DURANT October 6, 1698 in Perquimans, North Carolina, daughter of GEORGE DURANT and ANN MARWOOD.

Children of WILLIAM BARCLIFT and ANN DURANT are:

5. ii. WILLIAM BARCLIFT III, b. February 17, 1701, Perquimans, North Carolina; d. December 19, 1773, Perquimans, North Carolina.

7.iv. SAMUEL BARCLIFT, SR, b. May 18, 1706, Perquimans, North Carolina; d. December 12, 1778, Perquimans, North Carolina.
Children of SAMUEL BARCLIFT and ELIZABETH FOSTER are:

18. ii. SAMUEL BARCLIFT, JR, b. Unknown, Perquimans, North Carolina; d. 1785.
17. JOHN BARCLIFT was born May 13, 1724 in Perquimans, North Carolina, and died 1788 in Perquimans, North Carolina. He married SARAH(4).

Children of JOHN BARCLIFT and SARAH(4) are:

i. SARAH BARCLIFT, b. Unknown; d. 1816; m. (1) SAMUEL BARCLIFT, JR;
Children of SAMUEL BARCLIFT and SARAH BARCLIFT are:

ii. SAMUEL BARCLIFT, b. Abt. 1785, Perquimans, North Carolina; d. April 10, 1848, Davidson Co, TN.
and I begin here with the Barclifts that lived in Blount County
33. SAMUEL BARCLIFT was born Abt. 1785 in Perquimans, North Carolina, and died April 10, 1848 in Davidson Co, TN. He married AMELIA MILLICENT COMMANDER December 5, 1812 in Perquimans, North Carolina, daughter of THOMAS COMMANDER and MARGARET WHITE.

Children of SAMUEL BARCLIFT and AMELIA COMMANDER are:

48. i. JOHN H BARCLIFT, b. 1814, Perquimans, North Carolina.

49. ii. THOMAS C BARCLIFT, b. 1814, Perquimans, North Carolina.

50. iii. SAMUEL BARCLIFT, JR, b. 1816, Perquimans, North Carolina.

51. iv. SARAH ANN BARCLIFT, b. 1820, Perquimans, North Carolina.

52. v. JOSEPH COMMANDER BARCLIFT, b. April 12, 1824, Williamson Co, TN; d. May 27, 1891, Blountsville, Alabama.

53. vi. HENRY H BARCLIFT, b. April 30, 1830, Davidson Co, TN; d. 1902, Blountsville, Alabama.

54. vii. ROBERT W BARCLIFT, b. 1834, Davidson Co, TN.


What information do you have on your Barclifts?, I love to hear about them.
Sue Arnold


barcliff

Posted: 6 Sep 2000 7:25AM GMT
Edited: 30 Sep 2001 8:02PM GMT
hi there my name is Barbara Barcliff from wilmington, delaware i was raise in north carolina but my grandfather was clinton Barcliff from hertford north carolina i am doing our family history for the last 11 years and i am still findong them on the computer which make it even nicer.

Barcliff

Posted: 10 Sep 2000 10:35AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 12:19AM GMT
Hi Barbara, glad to be aboard,are your Barcliff(e)'s from N.C also, There's a Debby Barclift thats researching the Barclift's from Perquiman(sic), N.C. I know my Barclifts left N.C and migrated to Tenn.than to Blount County, Ala. Trying to find the book three Hundred Years of Barclift(out of print).

barcliff

Posted: 10 Sep 2000 2:58PM GMT
Edited: 30 Sep 2001 8:02PM GMT
hi there sue i was glad to hear from you today i am glad to meet some barclift's or barcliff i am still trying some more to me we are all still some kin. To me it don't matter what color we are. we are still family i love it see u all in person before the winters kicks in. See u later Love Barbara Barcliff-leigh

BARCLIFT

YAHESHA (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2001 11:00AM GMT
MY GREATGRANDFATHER ALSO WENT BY TIMOTHY BARCLIFT.

JAMES BARCLIFT....

YAHESHA BARCLIFT (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2001 10:55AM GMT
HELLO .. MY NAME IS YAHESHA BARCLIFT I AM THE GREATGRAND DAUGHTER OF JAMES BARCLIFT AND GENIVA BARCLIFT OF ELIZABETH CITY, NC.
THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF JAMES R. & ELLA BARCLIFT ALSO FROM E.CITY,NC. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONNECT OUR FAMILY TREES FOR A LONG TIME NOW PLEASE REPLY SOON LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU ALL.....

Re: Barclifts

Lori Barcliff Baptista (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2003 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barcliff, Barcliffe, Barclift
Greetings all -- I have been researching the family off and on for the last 5 years or so, and have census records for much of our branch of the African-American/Native American(Cherokee) and mulatto branch of the Barclift/Barcliff/Barcliffe family. They are printed and at home presently, but if anyone is interested, I would be happy to share info. I have previously corresponded with Debbie, as well as others interested in the research. My grandfather, Edgar Winfield Barclift (also Barcliff and Barcliffe on some records) left Periquimans County, NC for Newark, NJ during the 1930's, where he lived with his sister Mary Armstrong for a few years before my grandmother came up from Ahoskie to join him. They both lived in Newark until their deaths in 1988 and 1998, respectively. As is often the case, the Barcliff name in all of its variations is many times inadvertantly misspelled by others, which causes me great consternation. I can post addional information tomorrow, and would be happy to correspond with anyone directly -- my email is barcliff@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Best,
Lori Barcliff Baptista

Re: JAMES BARCLIFT....

BARBARA BARCLIFT (View posts)
Posted: 24 Mar 2005 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
MY NAME IS BARBARA BARCLIFT. I AM THE DAUGHTER OF DAISY AND CHARLIE BARCLIFT. MY FATHER'S PARENTS WERE GERTRUDE AND RICHARD BARCLIFT FROM ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. I CURRENTLY LIVE IN NEW YORK. THERE ARE OTHER BARCLIFT'S HERE AS WELL. I HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU SOON

Re: JAMES BARCLIFT....

Posted: 28 Mar 2005 1:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Barbara,
Hello from your cousin in buffalo. I'm sister ree's daughter. Well if you get this messge email me at dove_14204@yahoo.com. Would be great to talk to you.
Rovenea
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