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Gregory Bonnifield
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Birth: Jun., 1726
St. Mary's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1794
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

From 'The Bonnifield Family' by Charles J. Maxwell, 1918:

"In the latter part of the sixteenth century a French Huguenot named Bonifant moved to Scotland on account of religious persecution. His Christian name is not known. He had a son, Luke, who may or may not have come to America, a point not definitely settled. Luke had a son, Gregory (born about 1726), who came to America very young and settled in Maryland near the present site of Georgetown, D.C."

Wife was Sarah [married around 1750].

Eleven Children:
Samuel (1752-1848) m. Dorcus James
Elizabeth (1756-unk) m.Charles Beggarly
Martha "Patty" (1760-1840) m.William Triplet
Rachel (1763-1826) m.Mathew Maddox
Barsheba (1763-unk) m.Masters
Sarah (1763-unk) m.Henry Hand
Henry (1766-unk)
Arnold (1768-1849)
William (1769-unk)
Dorcas (1773-unk) m.Edward Tracewell
Mary, m. Thomas Benton


From: Descendants of Gregory Bonnifield : (1726-1794), Maxwell, Charles J., Dallas, Tex., 1949

"likely born in St. Mary's or Prince George Co, MD... Georgory was in Frederick Co, MD in the 1776 MD census...will was written in Shenandoah Co [VA] on Nov 1, 1792, though recorded in Culpepper Co [VA] on Jan 20, 1794."

"Mathew Maddox [wrote of the Bonifields] ... in June 1848: 'These Bonnifields were a dark people; black, straight hair; large bridged noses; generally tall, large, stout men to lift but not very active; peaceable, good citizens and very industrious farmers."
Family links: 
  Sarah Henley Bonnifield (1728 - 1824)*
  Rachel Bonnifield Maddox (1753 - 1826)*
  Arnold Bonifield (1768 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Nannette Huffman
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
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