From the publication of “Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary Vol. 1 1831-1850” by Charles A. Sherrill and Tomye M. Sherrill, published by Charles A. Sherrill, Mt. Juliet, TN in 1997:
Avery Mayfield was received into the prison Feb. 10, 1835, found guilty of larceny by the court of Warren County and sentenced to 1 year 6 months; he died from cholera June 30, 1835 while in prison. He is 24 years old, 5’9 or 10” high, 173 lbs., hazel eyes, dark hair, large face and fair complexion… Born in Saveriville, Savier Co., TN, bound as an apprentice to the hatter’s trade and removed to Alabama by William Bromley/Bromly when he was 14 years old. Has been living in Warren County for some time. Married Elizabeth Dotson, daughter of James Dotson, then of Marion County, TN but who not lives in the Cherokee Nation. His wife and four children reside in Warren County 3 miles from Webb’s Mill on Rocky River. His mother resides on Collins River in same county, seven miles from McMinnville.