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Richard Fields (son of Richard Fields and Mary)1693, 1693, 1693 was born 29 Oct 1745 in Wednesbury, Stafford, England1693, 16931693, 1693. He married Susannah Emory on 1769 in Cne, Tennessee, USA1693, daughter of William Emory and Mary Grant.

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Richard Fields : adventurer in the Indian trade

Who is Richard Fields?

He was born c.1744 and came to South Carolina (from England or Virginia)
with his father Richard Fields by 1754. Richard Fields Sr. was reimbursed by the legislature in January 1755 “for a Negro Slave of his that was executed for
poisoning.” [SC Commons Journal of 8 Jan 1755, 12 Mar 1755, 9 May 1755]

Around 1765 or 1766 he met and married Susannah Emory (b.1750), daughter of
William Emory (d.1770). It is likely they met near Charleston, probably at Goose
Creek. This Susannah Emory was NOT the mother of Bushyhead (b.1758), the son of Captain John Stuart.

A 1766 deed locates Richard Fields Sr. on the Savannah River, on the South
Carolina side, in what became the Abbeville District. [Langley, SC Deeds, III, 305]

By 1770 Richard Fields Jr. was established in the Indian trade with the Creek
Indians of upper Georgia. Although he was married to a powerful Cherokee girl,
the Cherokee trade was over-exploited and unprofitable after the Cherokee War
(1762). After the murder of George Beck and Thomas Jackson by Creek Indians in 1771 in upper Georgia, Richard Fields was part of a group of traders that suggested the Creek Indians be allowed to pay off their debts to traders by transferring land to the traders. Indian Commissioner John Stuart (the father of Bushyhead) rejected the plan, though the governor of Georgia then presented it to the king. [Col Recs GA, Coleman XXVIII Pt 2, 351-361)]

It would be socially impossible for Richard Fields, a proud Englishman, to go to
John Stuart, a proud Scotsman, with this plan if Stuart had fathered a child by
the wife of Fields. It just would not happen. This is one of the more convincing facts toward proving that there were two Susannah Emorys.

Richard Fields died c.1781 in the Revolutionary War, probably as a British soldier or a loyalist. A Jacob Fields served with John Emory in a company of
loyalists in Georgia. [Loyalists, I,470]

Cherokee children of Richard Fields and Susannah Emory

These are from online sources, without verification. The Cherokee Fields family is so well-documented but with conflicting results. The University of Texas
website on Chief Richard Fields places his birth at around 1780 but admits others have it as 1770, even as 1759.

i. John Fields b.c. 1767 m. Elizabeth Wickett

ii. George Fields b.c. 1769 m(1) Nannie Brown; m(2) Sarah Coody

iii. Lucy (Luvica) Fields b.c. 1770 m(1) Daniel McCoy Sr; m(2) James Harris (Luvica is fem. form of Ludovic)

iv. (Rev.) Turtle Fields b.c. 1774 m(1) Ollie; m(2) Sarah Timberlake

v. Thomas Fields b.c. 1776 m(1) Nannie (Downing) Rogers twins

vi. Susannah Fields b.c. 1776 m(1) George Brewer; m(2) Thomas

vii. (Chief) Richard Fields b.c. 1778 m(1) Jennie Buffington;

m(2) Elizabeth Hicks (2 other marriages given)

More About Richard Fields:
Date born 2: 1740, Cherokee Nation East, Bradley, Tennessee, USA.1693
Died 2: 08 May 1827, Nacodoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA.1693

More About Richard Fields and Susannah Emory:
Marriage 1: 1769, Cne, Tennessee, USA.1693
Marriage 2: 1763, Quality.1693

Children of Richard Fields and Susannah Emory are:
  1. Lucy Fields, b. 1767, Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee, USA1693, d. 1851, Covenwhulla, Cherokee, Georgia, USA1693.
  2. George Fields, b. 1770, Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee1693, d. 14 Apr 1849, Cherokee Nation East, Delaware, Tennessee1693.
  3. John Fields, b. 1774, Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee, USA1693, d. 22 Feb 18451693.
  4. Turtle Fields, b. 1776, Cherokee Nation, East, Tennessee, USA1693, d. Sep 1844, Illinois Dist, IT, Oklahoma, USA1693.
  5. +Richard Fields, b. 1762, Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee1693, 1693, 1693, d. 08 May 1827, Nacogdoches, Texas1693, 1693, 1693.
  6. Susannah Fields, b. 1780, Cherokee Nation, East, Tennessee, USA1693, d. 1851, Saline Dist1693.
  7. Thomas Fields, b. 1782, Cherokee Nation, East, Tennessee, USA1693, d. 1839, Texas1693.
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