The Mayfields - Robert & Sarah - Exhibit
THIS IS THE GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION GATHERED BY GLENN W. MAYFIELD ON
HIS PATERNAL LINES.

THIS HAS BEEN GATHERED OVER MANY YEARS AND BY MANY PEOPLE AND I'M SURE
THEIR ARE MANY MISTAKES AND OMISSIONS BUT I'VE DONE MY BEST TO BE AS
ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE. FUTURE RESEARCHERS CAN USE THIS WHEN AND IF
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
I HAVE FOUND SEVERAL ERRORS THAT WERE REPEATED BY OTHER RESEARCHERS AND
THE ONE THAT I HAVE RESEARCHED THE MOST WAS MARY STANWIX, THE WIFE OF
JOHN Mayfield. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED FOR AT LEAST 90 YEARS THAT MARY
STANWIX WAS THE DAUGHTER OF GEN. JOHN STANWIX.. I HAVE ENGAGED A
RESEARCHER IN ENGLAND BY THE NAME OF CHARLES FARROW AND HE FOUND THAT
GEN. JOHN STANWIX WAS REALLY THE NAME TAKEN BY JOHN ROOS, THE NEPHEW OF
GEN. THOMAS STANWIX. GEN THOMAS STANWIX WAS AN ENGLISH GENERAL THAT HAD
NO CHILDREN AND LEFT HIS ENTIRE ESTATE TO HIS NEPHEW JOHN ROOS IF HE
WOULD CHANGE HIS NAME TO STANWIX. JOHN DID SO BUT HE HAD NO CHILDREN BY
HIS FIRST WIFE WHO DIED IN 1754. JOHN LATER MARRIED MARY SOWLE THE
DAUGHTER OF MARMADUKE SOWLE COMMISSIONER OF APPEALS IN THE EXCISE IN
DUBLIN, IRELAND, BUT JOHN HAD NO CHILDREN BY HER EITHER. (DICTIONARY OF
NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY) BOTH JOHN AND HIS WIFE AND HER DAUGHTER WERE LOST AT
SEA ON THE VESSEL 'THE EAGLE'. HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO LONDON TO ATTEND
PARLIAMENT, HAVING BEEN ELECTED MP FOR APPLEBY ON 8 APRIL 1761. INFO.
OBTAINED FROM "PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY ADMINISTRATIONS:" 2 DEC
1767 ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN STANWIX ESQ. LATE LT. GENERAL
OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES AT SEA A WIDOWER DECEASED WAS GRANTED THOMAS
CONNOR ESQ. THE NEPHEW AND ONLY NEXT OF KIN OF SAID JOHN STANWIX. 12 DEC
1767 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MARY STANWIX LATE WIFE OF HON. LT. GEN.
JOHN STANWIX OF ST. JAMES WESTMINSTER BUT AT SEA GRANTED TO LUCRETIA
SOWLE WIDOW NATURAL AND LAWFUL MOTHER AND NEXT OF KIN. FROM THESE
ADMINISTRATIONS IT IS CLEAR THAT JOHN WAS NOT SURVIVED BY ANY CHILDREN
BY EITHER WIFE. SO INSTEAD OF CLEARING THINGS UP IT JUST GETS MORE
COMPLICATED.

ANOTHER ERROR I FOUND IS THAT A JOHN MAYFIELD MARRIED REBECCA ARMITAGE
AND HAD A SON NAMED BENONY. IN "THE ESSEX ANTIQUARIAN" IT STATES THAT
ONE JOHN MAYFIELD HAD A SON BY REBECCA ARMITAGE BORN JUNE 1665. BUT HER
FATHER WAS BOUND FOR HER PAYMENT OF A FINE FOR HAVING A CHILD OUT OF
WEDLOCK. SHE MARRIED SAMUEL TARBOX 14 NOV, 1665. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHO
THIS JOHN MAYFIELD WAS.

SOME OF THIS INFO WAS OBTAINED FROM A BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE EARLY 1900
BY DR. R.N. MAYFIELD OF NEW YORK CITY, A DESCENDANT OF DANIEL
BOONE'S FAMILY. THE TITLE OF THE BOOK IS "THE BOONE, MAYFIELD, SHORT,
AND TATE FAMILIES". THE FAMILIES LIVED CLOSE TOGETHER AND ALL THE
FAMILIES WERE INTER-MARRIED. THEY LIVED TOGETHER, THEIR CHILDREN PLAYED
TOGETHER AND THE MEN FOUGHT TOGETHER IN THE WAR. THE MEN THAT WERE OF
AGE ALL SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. MANY SERVED IN THE INDIAN WAR
ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE REVOLUTION. I HAVE FOUND AT LEAST 32
MAYFIELDS THAT FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND SEVERAL IN-LAWS.
I'M SURE THERE ARE MORE THAT I HAVE MISSED. AT LEAST A DOZEN WERE KILLED
EITHER ON THE BRITISH FRONT OR THE INDIAN FRONT. JAMES MAYFIELD, HIS
SONS, SONS-IN-LAW, ONE DAUGHTER AND AT LEAST TWO GRANDSONS WERE ALL
KILLED BY INDIANS DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

SOME WERE IN LORD DUNMORE'S WAR. SEVERAL WERE KILLED DURING THE CIVIL
WAR AND MANY HAVE SERVED IN EVERY CONFLICT SINCE. SOME OF THE EARLY
MAYFIELDS WERE STILL LOYAL TO THE CROWN HAVING RELATIVES STILL IN
ENGLAND AND NOT SURE OF THE RIGHTNESS OF THE WAR. SOME WENT BACK TO
ENGLAND AFTER THE WAR.

GEN. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK WAS THE COMMANDER OF WHAT WAS CALLED THE
ILLINOIS REGIMENT OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY
WAR. MEN WERE RECRUITED TO GO WEST TO SECURE THE AREA FOR THE NEWLY
FORMED COUNTRY (THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
IS TAKEN FROM "THE AMERICAN HERITAGE BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION". IN 1777,
FRONTIER FIGHTER GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PRESENTED A PLAN TO GOVERNOR
PATRICK HENRY OF VA, WHERE EFFECTIVE STEPS TAKEN TO LOOSEN ENGLAND'S
HOLD ON THE OLD NORTHWEST. SUPPORTED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON, GEORGE MASON,
AND RICHARD HENRY LEE, CLARK GAINED HENRY'S SUPPORT, AND RECEIVED SECRET
ORDERS AUTHORIZING HIM TO RAISE A COMMAND TO ATTACK KASKASKIA AND, IF
FEASIBLE, DETROIT. ONE OF THE GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF THE REVOLUTION BEGAN
LATE IN JUNE OF 1778 WHEN A BAND OF KENTUCKY "LONG KNIVES" UNDER GEORGE
ROGERS CLARK SET OFF DOWN THE OHIO RIVER IN A STRING OF FLAT-BOATS,
BOUND FOR KASKASKIA. CLARK'S MISSION WAS THE CONQUEST OF THE ENTIRE
"ILLINOIS COUNTRY" THAT HUGE AREA INCLUDED IN THE PRESENT STATES OF
OHIO, INDIANA, AND ILLINOIS, WHICH WAS HELD BY THE BRITISH AND THEIR
ALLIES, THE SHAWNEE, DELAWARE, MIAMI, AND OTTAWA. FOR THIS TASK, CLARK
HAD JUST UNDER 200 MEN. LEAVING THEIR BOATS BELOW THE MOUTH OF THE
TENNESSEE RIVER, CLARK"S FRONTIERSMEN HEADED OFF THROUGH PRAIRIES AND
TRACKLESS FOREST, THEIR ONLY FOOD AND EQUIPMENT WHAT THEY CARRIED ON
THEIR BACKS. KASKASKIA WAS TAKEN COMPLETELY BY SURPRISE, AND PRAIRIE du
ROCHER, CAHOKIA, AND VINCENNES FELL QUICKLY INTO CLARK'S HANDS. THESE
SUCCESSES WERE AN IMMINENT THREAT TO DETROIT, AND ON OCTOBER 7
LIEUTENANT COLONEL HENRY HAMILTON LED SOME 200 WHITES AND INDIANS SOUTH
AGAINST VINCENNES, TAKING IT EASILY FROM THE FEW MEN CLARK HAD THERE.
TWO MONTHS LATER THE AUDACIOUS CLARK WAS MOVING AGAINST HAMILTON, THIS
TIME WITH ABOUT 180 MEN. BY FEBRUARY13, VINCENNES WAS ONLY TWENTY MILES
AWAY, BUT FLOODS HAD DRIVEN OFF ALL THE GAME, AND THE HUNGRY MEN HAD TO
PUSH ON THROUGH ICY WATER THAT WAS OFTEN SHOULDER-DEEP. ALWAYS OUT
FRONT, CLARK INSPIRED AND DROVE HIS HALF-STARVED, FROZEN TROOPS UNTIL
THEY REACHED A POINT, TWO MILES FROM VINCENNES, WHERE THEY COULD BUILD
FIRES AND DRY THEIR CLOTHES. A CAPTURED FRENCHMAN BROUGHT NEWS THAT
CLARK'S APPROACH WAS STILL UNKNOWN IN THE TOWN, BUT HE ADDED THE
SOBERING NOTE THAT 200 INDIANS HAD JUST JOINED HAMILTON'S FORCE.

ALTHOUGH HIS AMMUNITION WAS NEARLY EXHAUSTED, CLARK RESOLVED TO ATTACK
THAT VERY NIGHT. AT DUSK HE HAD TWENTY AMERICAN FLAGS ATTACHED TO POLES,
SPACED THEN AT WIDE INTERVALS ALONG HIS LINE OF MARCH, AND STARTED HIS
LITTLE ARMY OFF ON A ZIGZAG COURSE TOWARD THE TOWN.

THE DEFENDERS, BELIEVING THEY WERE ATTACKED BY TWENTY COMPANIES, HELD
OUT THROUGH THE NIGHT, BUT THE NEXT MORNING CLARK RECEIVED HAMILTON'S
OFFER TO SURRENDER. FEW CAMPAIGNS IN HISTORY ON WHICH SO MUCH DEPENDED
HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED WITH MORE RESOURCEFULNESS AND DARING. CLARK'S
MAGNIFICENT VICTORY GAVE THE UNITED STATES COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE OLD
NORTHWEST FOR THE REST OF THE WAR. HIS MENC OVERED THE 180 MILES FROM
KASKASKIA TO VINCENNES IN 18 DAYS, OFTEN WITHOUT FOOD, AND MARCHING
THROUGH ICY WATER. HENRY HAMILTON CALLED IT A MILITARY FEAT "UNEQUALLED
PERHAPS IN HISTORY". (AMONG THE LIST OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND
MEN ON THIS MISSION WERE MICAJAH MAYFIELD AND HIS BROTHER ISAAC MAYFIELD,
SONS OF JAMES MAYFIELD. ON THEIR WAY BACK A PART OF THEM ESTABLISHED
FORT JEFFERSON. FORT JEFFERSON WAS BUILT ON MAYFIELD CREEK JUST OUT OF
MAYFIELD, KY. THE CREEK AND TOWN WERE SAID TO BE NAMED FOR ONE JOHN
MAYFIELD, ONE OF GENERAL CLARKS MEN WHO DROWNED IN THE CREEK WHILE
MAKING A CROSSING . ANOTHER AUTHOR, ONE R.B. LIGON, WHO WROTE "THE
HISTORY OF MAYFIELD AND CALLOWAY COUNTY KENTUCKY" STATES, "MAYFIELD, KY
WAS NAMED FOR GEORGE MAYFIELD, THE SON OF SOUTHERLAND MAYFIELD, A GREAT
INDIAN SCOUT AND INTERPRETER FOR GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON."

THE FORT WAS BUILT BY GEORGE ROGERS CLARK ON MAYFIELD CREEK ABOUT 300
YARDS FROM WHERE IT EMPTIES INTO A CHUTE OF AN ISLAND ABOUT SIX MILES
BELOW THE MOUTH OF THE PLACE WHERE THE OHIO RIVER EMPTIES INTO THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE CREEK AND TOWN TOOK ITS NAME FROM HIM. THERE IS A
GRAVEYARD ON A HILL ABOVE THE FORT. JOHN MAYFIELD WAS PROBABLY BURIED
THERE, BUT THEIR ARE NO MARKERS. MOST OF THESE MEN WERE RECRUITED IN THE
SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND ALBEMARLE AND AMHERST COUNTIES, VA. MOST OF THE
MAYFIELD FAMILY LIVED IN AMHERST COUNTY, BUT SOME LIVED IN TENN. AND
SOME IN ILLINOIS TERRITORY. THERE WERE 4 BROTHERS, (JAMES, JOHN, ISAAC
AND SOUTHERLAND, SON'S OF ISAAC SR.) ALL BELIEVED TO HAVE SON'S NAMED
'JOHN", EXCEPT JAMES. JAMES WAS IN THE ROBERTSON PARTY THAT SETTLED
NASHBORUGH (NASHVILLE) HE WAS IN A GROUP THAT TRAVELED BY LAND; THE
OTHER GROUP WENT DOWN THE RIVER. ISAAC AND SOUTHERLAND ALSO WENT TO
TENN. WITH SOUTHERLAND. DYING IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN 1790.

JOHN MOVED TO SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE HE BECAME AN ACTIVE TORY. HE WAS
KILLED THERE IN 1781. THERE WERE 13 MAYFIELDS IN "CLARK'S ILLINOIS
REGIMENT" TWO JOHN'S, THREE JAMES', TWO MICAJAH'S, ELISHA, ELIAS,
ELIJAH, ISAAC, SOUTHERLAND AND LEWIS MAYFIELD, SON OF JOHN, THE TORY.
LEWIS WAS IN CROCKETT'S COMPANY; HE WAS KILLED IN LATE 1783, AFTER THE
THE FIGHTING WAS OVER, AND THEREFORE, PROBABLY KILLED BY INDIANS WHILE
IN THE WEST.

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