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View Tree for Stephen MayfieldStephen Mayfield (b. 1755, d. August 11, 1834)

Stephen Mayfield (son of John W. Sr. Mayfield and Mary Delia Bracken) was born 1755 in Amherst Co., VA, and died August 11, 1834 in Overton Co., Tn. He married Jack Catherine Briant.

 Includes NotesNotes for Stephen Mayfield:
[G.W.Mayfield 1935-2004]

STEVEN SR. SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WITH THE LOYALIST.
HE WAS COMM. A LT. 12 NOV 1779 . HE WAS IN CAPT. JOHN MURPHEY'S COMPANY, SC ROYALISTS SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
HE WAS PROMOTED TO CAPT. AND SERVED 13, MONTHS.
THE FOLLING INFORMATION IS FOUND IN (LOYALISTS IN THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR) BY MURTIE JUNE CLARK.
LT. STEPHEN MAYFIELD COMMISSIONED 13 NOV. 1779. HE LATER BECAME A TORY ALONG WITH HIS FATHER, JOHN MAYFIELD.
HE WENT TO FLORIDA AFTER THE WAR. HE IS LISTED IN THE 1782 EAST FLORIDA SPANISH CENSUS AS LIVING IN THE AREA CALLED (THE BLUFF). JUST SOUTH OF JACKSONVILLE FL.
HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN STAYED IN SOUTH CAROLINA SHORTLY AFTERWARD'S THE BRITISH TURNED FLORIDA OVER TO THE SPANISH. AND HE WENT TO LIVE WITH THE CHEROKEE INDIANS.
THE INDIANS WOULD NOT TRADE WITH YOU UNLESS YOU MADE AN ALLIANCE WITH THEM, AND ONE OF THE WAYS YOU COULD MAKE AN ALLIANCE WAS TO MARRY AN INDIAN WOMAN.
HE MARRIED A CHEROKEE WOMAN, IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THE INDIAN WOMAN WAS DOING NOTHING WRONG ACCORDING TO HER CULTURE. TO HER, A MARRIAGE WAS A MAN AND WOMAN SHARING EACH OTHERS LIFE. AND HER ARRANGEMENT DID NOT HAVE THE STIGMA OF THE WHITE MAN'S CULTURE. HER NAME WAS JACK ( CATHERINE BRIANT) AND THEY HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN.
ON MAY 10 1790 IN PENDLETON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, PURSUANT TO LAW A QUARTERLY COURT WAS HELD THIS DAY- ORDERED THAT JOHN MAYFIELD AMONG OTHERS DO SEVERALLY ATTEND THE NEXT COURT OR SEND THEIR EXCUSES OR OATH TO MAKE GOOD AND SUFFICIENT EXCUSES FOR THEIR NON-ATTENDANCE AS PETIT JURYMAN.

HE RECEIVED A LAND GRANT #260A IN DEC. 1793 IN DISTRICT OF 96 ON A BRANCH OF RICE'S CREEK OF 12 MILE RIVER IN PENDLETON COUNTY, AND LATER ANDERSON'S CO.
STEPHEN WAS TRIED FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN MULLINS BEFORE 1 OCT 1829 AND FOUND NOT GUILTY BUT GUILTY OF FELICIOUS SLAYING.

THIS IS THE WILL OF STEPHEN MAYFIELD SR.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, STEPHEN MAYFIELD, SR. OF THE COUNTY OF OVERTON AND STATE OF TENNESSEE BEING LOW IN HEALTH BUT OF SOUND MIND AND DISPOSING MEMORY DO MAKE AND PUBLISH THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT:
1ST- I WILL THAT MY BODY BE BURIED IN A DECENT AND CHRISTIAN LIKE MANNER.
2ND-THAT ALL MY JUST DEBTS BE PAID.
3RD-I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON STEPHEN MAYFIELD, ALL THE BENEFIT OF TWO CLAIMS WHICH I HAVE TO LAND OR MONEY WHICH WAS COMING TO MY TWO BROTHERS, TO WIT: ISHAM AND LEWIS Mayfield FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY THEM IN THE OLD REVOLUTIONARY WAR, TO DISPOSE OF AS HE MAY THINK PROPER.
4TH-I WILL AND BEQUEATH ALL MY TURNING TOOLS, TOGETHER WITH A HAND SAW AND FORE AND DRAWING KNIFE TO MY GR.SON WILLIAM, SON OF STEPHEN AND MARY ANN MAYFIELD.
5TH- I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY GR.DAUGHTER MAHOLA MAYFIELD, DAUGHTER OF MARIAN MAYFIELD, MY FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE TO HAVE AT THE TIME OF THE DEATH OF MY WIFE OR AT ANY TIME SOONER IF MY WIFE SHOULD MARRY AGAIN OR REMOVE FROM THIS COUNTY.
6TH- I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WIFE BRIGITY MAYFIELD ALL MY HOUSE HOLD FURNITURE EXCEPT AS ABOVE BEQUEATHED. ALL THE RENT CORN FOR THE PRESENT YEAR AND ALL OF MY STOCK OF HOGS; ALL MY LAND HAVING BEEN HERETOFORE CONVEYED TO MY SON STEPHEN MAYFIELD.
IT IS MY WILL AND WISH THAT MY SON STEPHEN MAYFIELD SHOULD TAKE REASONABLE CARE OF MY WIFE DURING HER WIDOWHOOD OR RESIDENCE IN THIS COUNTY AND I HEREBY APPOINT MY SAID SON STEPHEN MAYFIELD AS MY EXECUTOR TO EXECUTE THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th DAY OF AUGUST, 1834
(SIGNED) STEPHEN Mayfield
(SEAL)
SIGNED AND SEALED IN PRESENTS OF US.
B. GABBERT
G. McMORMACK
STATE OF TENNESSEE
OVERTON COUNTY.
THE ORDER OF PROBATE AND APPOINTMENT IS SIGNED BY WM. GORE, CLK.


More About Stephen Mayfield:
Burial: Unknown, Overton Co., Tn.

Children of Stephen Mayfield and Jack Catherine Briant are:
  1. +Racheal Zarke Mayfield, b. 1796, Union, South Carolina, d. 1860, Overton Co., Tn.
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