Desc, of Isaiah Fields (1)  

Descendants of Isaiah S. Fields

Isaiah S. FIELDS was born 1790 in Virginia, and died November 18, 1858 in Liberty  Co.  Texas.     Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.  He married Sarah GOWIN, daughter of Thomas GOWIN and Nancy JOHNSON.
    He  was  in   Jefferson  Co.  Va.  in  1820.  Somewhere  along  the way  he  married  Sarah  Gowin,  and  came  to  Texas  via  Louisiana  about  1829,  as  a  member  of  Joseph  Veline's  Colony.  He  was  a  farmer  and  settled  in  Grand  Cane,  now  Liberty  Co.  Texas.   He  is   listed  there  in  1840  as  the  Administrator  of  the  Estate  of  his  mother  in  law,  Nancy  Gowin.
    Due  to the conflict in the Mexican government at  that  time,  he  was  not  able  to apply  for  a  Mexican  land  grant  until  December  12,  1834,  by  this  time  he had  2  more  children,  both  born  in  Grand  Cane,  Texas.  His  application  was  granted  June  12,  1835.   His  brother,  Thomas  was  killed  before  claiming  his  land  grant.
     Isaiah  Fields  served  in  the  Army  of  Texas  from   July  07, 1836  -  October  07,  1836,  as  a  member  of  Capt.  Hardin's  Company.  For  this  service  he  received  bounty  warrants  in   1843,  1855,  and  1857.
     He  had  three   more  children  all  born  in  Grand  Cane,  Texas.    He  and  Sarah  were  probably  charter  members  of  the  Concord  Baptist  Church  in  Liberty  Co.  TX.
     All  three  of  his  sons  served  the  Confederacy  in  the  Civil  War.  His  youngest  son,  William  Harrison  Fields,  was  fatally  wounded  at  Gettysburg.  All  three  of  them  are  mentioned  in  "  There  Never  Were  Such  Men  Before  "  By  Ruth  Peebles.
     Isaiah  &  Sarah  are  both  buried  in  unmarked  graves  in  Fields  Cemetery  in  Liberty  Co.  TX.  This   cemetery  is  located  on  land  he  had  set  aside,  out  of  his  original  Mexican  land  grant  for  a  family  cemetery  and  an  Historical  Marker  was  placed  inside  the  cemetery.

Children of Isaiah FIELDS and Sarah GOWIN are:
I  Sophronia B.FIELDS was born 1829 in Louisiana, and died June 14, 1872 in Moss  Hill,
Polk/ Liberty  Co.  TX    Buried:  Fields  Cem.(?).
She married (1) Samuel D. SANSOM.
She married (2) John Walker STEVENS May 01, 1853 in Polk  Co.  Tx, son of Miles STEVENS and Mary STAPLES.
    Children of Sophronia FIELDS and John STEVENS are:
     1. Miles G. STEVENS, b. 1858.
     2. Jack R. STEVENS, b. Abt. 1865.
     3. Obsborn Harry STEVENS, b.October 01, 1866, Shilo, Texas; d. April 14, 1942
          Liberty  Co.  TX..

II  Serena FIELDS  was born 1830 in Grand  Cane,  Liberty  County,  Texas, and died June 21, 1896 in Liberty  Co.  Texas      Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.
She married
(1) Valentine "Tiny" BUXON, son of Alexander BUXON and Armenta GOWIN.
    Children of Serena FIELDS and Valentine"Tiny" BUXON are:
    1. Sarah BUXTON was born 1849, and died 1919.
        She married:
        (1) John HENLEY.
            Children of Sarah BUXTON and John HENLEY are:
           1) William Henderson HENLEY, b. 1872; d. October 04, 1920; m. Susie SUTTON.
           2) Cynthia Alice HENLEY, b. 1873; m. Benjamin E. SNELL.
        (2) James Michael CAIN.
            Children of Sarah BUXTON and JamesCAIN are:
            3) Minnie Blanch CAIN, b. May 02, 1877.
            4) Swan CAIN, b. February 25, 1878.
            5) Chaplie Harrison "Chap" CAIN, b. April 21, 1879.
            6) Sam Houston CAIN, b. April 25, 1881.
            7) Robert Lee Wyatt CAIN, b. April 16, 1883.
            8) Maybry Elder CAIN, b. August 20, 1885.
     2. Elizabeth BUXON, b. 1852, Texas.
(2) Henderson A. AKINS.
    Children of Serena FIELDS and Henderson AKINS are:
    3. Henderson V. AKINS, b. 1866, Texas.
    4. Lillie E. AKINS,  was born 1870, and died in Kountz,  Tx..
        She married Albert GABRO.
            Children of Lillie AKINS and Albert GABRO are:
             1) Leon GABRO.
             2) ?? GABRO, m. ROBERT BANDEES.
 

III  Selina J. FIELDS  was born June 06, 1833 in Grand  Cane,  Liberty  County,  Texas, and died February 16, 1915 in Clark,  Liberty  Co.  TX.     Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.
She married:
(1) W. C. CLAYBROOKS.
.    Children of Selina FIELDS and W.C. CLAYBROOKS are:
    1. W. C. CLAYBROOKS, b. 1857; m. Ada RICHARDSON.
    2. Sally CLAYBROOKS.
    3. Leroy CLAYBROOKS.
(2) Eli Sechart STEPHENSON August 02, 1868 in Liberty  Co. TX., son of William
     STEPHENSON and Mary PREWETTE
    Child of Selina FIELDS and Eli STEPHENSON is:
    4. Mattie STEPHENSON was born May 16, 1870 in Ironwood,  Liberty  Co.   Texas,
        and died January 08, 1907 in Liberty  Co.  TX. Buried;  Fields  Cemetery.
        She married William Cullen SUTTON December 26, 1886 in Liberty  Co.  TX., son of
        Oliver  SUTTON and Mary DEASON.
        Children of MATTIE STEPHENSON and WILLIAM SUTTON are:
         1) Hattie L.SUTTON, b. August 24, 1887, Liberty  Co.  TX.; d. December 25, 1979,
             Buried:  Groves,  TX.; m. Enoch MCCAIG, March 13, 1905, Liberty  Co.  TX..
         2) Pearl Clista SUTTON, b. February 20, 1890, Clark Liberty County,  Texas;
            d. February 08, 1968, Livingston Polk County TX  Buried Blue Water Cem.;
            She married Oscar Lee MUNSON, March 11, 1911, Fuqua, Liberty Co.,   Texas.
         3) Mamie SUTTON, b. February 04, 1892, Clark Liberty County,  Texas;
            d. January 07, 1968, Buried  Devers,  TX.; m. George H. NORRIS.
         4) Iney Ethel SUTTON, b. April 04, 1894, Clark Liberty County,  Texas;
            d. January 20, 1974, Buried:  Fields  Cemetery;
            She married Sidney Clay WALLACE, May 19, 1911, Liberty  Co.  TX.
         5) Bertie SUTTON, b. September 11, 1895, Clark Liberty County,  Texas;
            d. July 11, 1899, Clark Liberty County,  Texas.
         6) Lillian SUTTON, b. September 18, 1897, Clark Liberty County,  Texas;
            d. December 23, 1968, Buried:  Fields  Cemetery;
            She married Willie HENLEY, October 14, 1914, Clark Liberty County,  Texas.
        7) A. Dewey  SUTTON, b. September 29, 1899, LIberty  Co.  TX.;
            d. November 09, 1933, Buried  Fields  Cemetery;
            He married: Exa Christine LEGG, October 04, 1924, Clark, Liberty Co.,  Texas.
         8) William Ula SUTTON, b. February 1902, Clark Liberty County,  Texas
             d. Buried :  (-?-)  Cemetery  at  Dayton,  Texas
            He married Berdie Lillie FUDGE.

(3) Laird David PIPKIN December 20, 1874 in Liberty  Co.  TX..
     Child of Selina FIELDS and Laird PIPKIN is:
    5. Annie PIPKIN, born  February 28, 1874; died April 10, 1966, Liberty  Co.  TX.
    Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.
    She married:
     (1) John ISLE
     (2) Thea RYE
     (3) Richard HART
     (4) Dan POOL
IV  Randolph R. FIELDS  was born February 1839 in Grand  Cane,  Liberty  County,
Republic  of  Texas, and died 1902 in Clark,  Liberty   Co.  TX. Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.
Notes:
    CSA - Recruited  March  08,  1862,  Liberty  Co.  Texas  as  a  Pvt.,  Co.  K,  5th  Texas
    Infantry,  Hoods  Brigade.   Residence-  Liberty  Co.  TX., Occupation -farmer. Sick  in
    camp,  August - October  1862.  In  hospital,  June  1863, Given a furlough to Georgia
     in  August,  1863.  Unaccounted  for  after  the  Battle  of   Howard's  Gap,  Tenn.
    March  27,  1864.   His  grave  is  now  marked  with  a CSA  Marker.
        From Family History:
    "Randolph and Morgan Rye Sr., Morgan Rye Jr., William Owens, and Frank Snell were
    all involved in a rather notorious escapade involving a pair of horse thieves........It has
    been passed down through the family (and documented with court records) that these
    men went in pursuit of two men who had stolen one of their horses.  After chasing the
    pair over a great part of the Thicket--by some accounts, almost to Louisianna, the
    "posse" brougtht the men back to the general area where they hung them.  {The exact
    area where the hanging took place is disputed, but is said to be "the Hanging Tree"
    near Rye TX.}
        The "posse" was tried for Murder and sentenced to life in prison for the death of
    one of the men on January 1, 1880 in Polk County Texas and for second degree muder
    for the second,  with a ten year sentenced on January 8, 1880.  The of the other men
    is not known, but Randoph Fields recieved  conditional pardon in January 1885,
    and a full pardon on October 21, 1889 by  Gov. L. S. Ross."
    He married:
    (1) Eliza TARKINGTON.
    (2) Martha  J. ROSS.
     Children of Randolph FIELDS and Martha ROSS are:
      1 William FIELDS, b. 1869.
      2. Mattie FIELDS, b. 1873; m. L. B. THOMAS.
      3. Leah FIELDS, b. 1870; m. P. R. CLARK.
      4. Rena FIELDS, b. 1876; m. A. W. EVANS.
 
 

V.  Vernal  B. FIELDS was born May 05, 1842 in Grand  Cane,  Liberty  County,   Republic  of Texas, and died June 05, 1872 in Liberty  Co.  Texas      Buried:  Fields  Cemetery.
He married Merinda A. TOMPKINS May 05, 1868, daughter of A.N.B. TOMPKINS.
Notes:
    CSA   -   Enlisted  August  24,  1861,  Livingston,  Texas  as  a  Pvt.  Co.  K,  5 th.  Texas
    Infantry,  Hoods  Brigade.  Sick  in  Richmond,  VA.  in  a  hospital  November  ,  1861.
    Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, December 16, 1861, Richmond,  Va.
    Re-enlisted as a Pvt., Company F, Reily's Regiment, October 11,  1862, Livingston,
    Texas. Discharged, August, 1863 on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, (Lung disease)
    His  grave  is  now  marked  with  a  CSA  Marker.
        Vernal  was  working in the field when he saw a storm coming, as he leaned on his
    hoe, watching  the  clouds, he  was  fatally  struck  by  lightening.
    Records  describe  as  having  Hazel  eyes,  dark  complexion  and  black  hair.
    Children of Vernal FIELDS and Merinda TOMPKINS are:
        1.Arminta Minnie FIELDS, b. 1869, Ironwood,  Liberty  Co.  Texas.
        2. Vernal Elizabeth FIELDS was born July 30, 1872 in Ironwood,  Liberty  Co.  Texas,
            and died September 03, 1955 in Baytown,  Texas    Buried:  Concord  Cemetery.
            She married Jackson Frankeon MCNULTY January 01, 1888 in Liberty  Co.Tx
            Children of Vernal Elizabeth FIELDS and Jackson MCNULTY are:
             1) Eddie Jackson MCNULTY, b. August 27, 1890; m. Mollie A. BLAKLEY.
             2) Baby Boy MCNULTY.
             3) Minnie Lee MCNULTY, b. January 20, 1895; d. May 17, 1977.
             4) Alton Zellie MCNULTY, b. January 20, 1895; d. February 1920.
             5) Evie MCNULTY, b. July 1899.
             6) Christie MCNULTY, b. April 03, 1908.
             7) Myrtle MCNULTY.
             8) William Blackwell MCNULTY, b. 1914; d. June 12, 1991.

VI  Willliam H. Harrison FIELDS, b. August 10, 1843, Grand Cane,  Liberty County,  Republic of   Texas; d. July 16, 1863, Gettysburg,  PA. Buried:  Hollywood  Cem.,  Richmond, Va..
Notes  for  William  Harrison  Fields:
    CSA  -  Recruited   March  08,  1862  at  Liberty,  Texas  as  a   Pvt.,  Co.  K, 5 th  Texas
     Infantry,  Hood's  Brigade.
    He was wounded in the chest and shoulder and captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 02,
   1863.  He died in a Federal Hospital in Pa., was Re-interred  after the war and  buried
    in  an  unmarked  grave  in  Hollywood  Cemetery,  Richmond, Va.
    A  Memorial  CSA   Marker  has  been  placed  in  Fields  Cemetery,  Liberty  County,
    Texas......   his  family's cemetery.
    He wrote in his last letter home".....Today at eleven we go into battle....".  The envolpe
    containing  this letter had a picture of two men standing by a cannon, and the verse
    under it said "Stand Firmly by your cannon' Let ball and grape shot fly; Trust in God
    and Davis; But keep your powder dry."
 
 

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