Greenfield Family Network

Several enslaved people held in bondage by Gerard T. Greenfield filed petitions in the Circuit Court, using various arguments to try and obtain their freedom.


The Greenfield lineage revealed in the court records has been cross-referenced with the genealogical research at "Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties," and information filled in where necessary: i.e. birth order, Sabina's death date, Walter T. Greenfield, and how the Bealls and Dorsetts relate to the Greenfield family. See Gerard Truman Greenfield.

Information was also cross-referenced with probate records for Gerrard, Anne, Walter, Gabriel, Sabina, and Maria Amne Greenfield found in Prince George's County records. Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999,; citing Prerogative Court, Hall of Records, Annapolis. Also the wills of Anne Truman Beall and Susanna Greenfield Beall filed in Washington, D.C. Probate Records (District of Columbia), 1801-1930, District of Columbia, Register of Wills;, Washington, D.C., Wills and Probate Records, 1737-1952 [database on-line].