Since posting the last message on Oct 4 about Nathaniel Alexander in Blount Co. TN 1850 census and his death date in Sept. 1853 in Smith County, Texas, I have discovered that one of the heirs listed in 1857, Louisa S. Mayfield, was actually the daughter-in-law of Nathaniel, the widow of Nathaniel's oldest son Martin, born abt. 1822 in AL.She is listed with Martin in the 1850 Blount Co. census, living next door to her father-in-law.Martin and Louisa are shown with two daughters, Frances 4, and Mary Jane 1 year old.
After Louisa married Battle Mayfield, they are listed in Claiborne Parish, LA, as B. Mayfield and L. Mayfield, with children belonging to both Battle and Louisa Alexander Mayfield.Andrew Mayfield is listed as one year old - a child of Battle and Louisa.Listed after him are two females - F. "dittoed Mayfield" and M.J. "dittoed as Mayfield".These last two daughters are of course actually Frances Alexander and Mary Jane Alexander, the children of Louisa by her first husband, Martin.
After Battle's death in 1864, Louisa, 42, returned to Smith Co. Texas and is listed in the 1870 census living Canton Beat, with post office of Troupe, Texas.She is listed with Mary, age 19; Andrew, age 10; and Samuel, age 8.No further record has been found for Louisa between the 1870 and 1880 census, or for the two half-sisters of Andrew Jackson and Samuel Houston Mayfield.
Louisa probably died in Smith or Cherokee County, Texas, since Troup was very near the southern boundary of Smith County, (or northern boundary line of Cherokee County). Andrew Jackson Mayfield was buried in 1910 in the Mayfield Cemetery at the Blackjack community, about 1/4 mile off of present Highway 110 (New Summerfield to Troup highway).It is not known where Samuel Houston Mayfield is buried or the date of his death, but it was after 1930 in Cherokee County.