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[Descendants of Robert Mayfield of VA Colony.FTW]
The following is an excerpt from an E-Mail sent to me by E. Clyde Mayfield on 13 October 1997:
"In regards to Wm Henderson Mayfieldthe following info is from his
brography by Wiley J. PatrickAs WHM was still living at the time
of the writing I assume the author received the ancestry info from him.
"The author givesthe parents as being George Washington Mayfield and
Polly B. Cheek.The grandparents were Stephen Mayfield and Margaret
Koch (or Cook)
"Quote:"In the Missouri Edition of Revolutionary Soldiers and their
Descendents is this record where speaking of Stephan Mayfield.
The family settled in North Carolina in the early part of the 18th
century. When seventeen years of age, and at the commencement of the
Revolutionary War, Stephen enlisted in the Light Horse Brigade of
North Carolina and served through the conflict which gave independence
to Americans.At the close of the war he returned to North
Carolina,lived there a few years and removed to Mayfield, KY., being
one of its founders.Shortly afterwards he settled in Jackson, Mo.,
where he conducted a plantation.He married late in life, and had a
family of seven children. "
"The author continues, "George Washington Mayfield was son of Stephen
Mayfield and wife, who, before her marriage , was Miss Margaret Koch
(Cook).His home was at Patton, Bollinger County, Mo.He reared a
family of eight sons and three daughters."
"It is worth noting that the historians of Mayfield KY have no record
of a Stephen Mayfield being a founder - The Chamber of Commerce sent
me the info that tradition is that it was named for a "George
Mayfield, who was a scout for Andrew Jackson" (You will recall the
Cumberland Settlement records state that a George Mayfield was taken
prisoner at Mayfield Station, lived with the Indians for years,
escaped and became a scout of Jackson)Maybe a connection .
"W. H. Mayfield and four of his brothers became medical doctors.
WHM foundedMissouri Baptist Sanitarium, Will Mayfield College, and
Mayfield Memorial Hospital."