Rodney Dowell Barfield
Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Graduated from Elon College in 1966; M.A. from V.P.I. in 1968; graduate studies at University of Virginia 1968-72. Director of the Museum of Cape Fear and the North Carolina Maritime Museum after 1988.
Author with Keith Strawn of The Bechtlers and Their Coinage: North Carolina Mint Masters of Pioneer Gold published (1980). Author of Seasoned by Salt, A Historical Album of the Outer Banks (1995).Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies