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Ancestors of Charles Lee Mayfield

Seventh Generation


64. Isaac , Sr. Mayfield 1 was born 2 1742 in poss. Albermarle - Amherst Co., VA. He died 3, 4 20 Feb 1822 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Isaac married 5 Margaret Brummitt on WFT Est. 1760-1789. [Parents]

There is a court case "WILLIAM MAYFIELD AND OTHERS VS BRICE M. MAYFIELD"in Equity Record C which covers the period 1827-1830, pages 146-155. Thedetails of the case were published in the Lauderdale County, AlabamaNATCHEZ TRACE TRAVELER Vol. 12, No. 4, Nov 1992. In that case, WilliamMayfield, Archibald Moore and his wife Elizabeth unsuccessfully petitionthe Honorable Reuben Saffold to make Brice, Larkin, and Isaac Jr. give upsome of the property from the intestate estate of Isaac Sr. The followingstatement is included in the pleading:

"Your orators and oratrice represent to your Honour that said IsaacMAYFIELD left at the time of his death the following Legitimate Childrenwho are his heirs to Wit your orator William MAYFIELD your OratriceElizabeth wife of said Archibald MOORE, Isaac MAYFIELD, Larkin MAYFIELD,both of County of Giles & State of Tennessee, Tabitha CONDRY widow, JaneELAM wife of David ELAM of the County of Rutherford and State ofTennessee - Winnifred SALLY, Wife of Joseph SALLY of Kentucky, Brice M.MAYFIELD of the County of Lauderdale & State of Alabama and the childrenof John MAYFIELD decd who was one of the children & heirs of said Isaacdecd to wit Reuben MAYFIELD, Pleasant MAYFIELD, Seaborn MAYFIELD, AlfredMAYFIELD, Journal S. MAYFIELD, Clara MAYFIELD, Artimsia MAYFIELD,Elizabeth MAYFIELD and Frances wife of Edward BUCKHANON all of the Stateof Kentucky."

65. Margaret Brummitt 1 was born 2 1744. She died 3 1 Nov 1814.

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66. Henry , Jr. Wolfe 1 was born 2 1746 in VA. He died 3 Oct 1823 in Marengo County, AL and was buried 3 in Marengo County, AL. Henry married 4 Elizabeth Mitchell on 1767 in SC. [Parents]

67. Elizabeth Mitchell 1 was born 2 1747. She died 3 Oct 1823 in Marengo County, AL and was buried in Marengo County, AL.

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68. Robert Adams 1 was born 2 1751 in Ireland. He died 3 17 Nov 1816 in Pulaski Co., KY. Robert married 4 Rebecca Wiley on 2 Apr 1778 in Chester Dist, SC ?.

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ROBERT ADAMS: 1751-1816
The subject of this sketch was a little red Irishman, who was born inIreland in 1751. When he was about sixteen years of age his father,mother and the family came to America. The given names of the father andmother are not known. After coming to America the family finally settledin Chester District, South Carolina, which is in the northern part of thestate, and there he was reared and brought up as a pioneer boy, togetherwith the rest of the family.

When the differences between the Mother Country and the Colonies arrivedat the acute stage, he enlisted as a private in the little army of theFirst Council of Safety of the Revolutionary Party of South Carolina, inthe company of Capt. Ezekiel Polk,* on July 7, 1775, and servedninety-two days, as is shown in the South Carolina Historical andGenealogical Magazine, Vol. III, January, 1902, No., I. It appears thathe served later in the 6th. South Carolina Regiment in the War of theRevolution. His name appears in an undated roll of this organization withthe remark: "Commencing March 11, 1776; ending July 1, 1776." Accordingto the information handed down from his descendants and relatives, heserved entirely through the Revolutionary War.

On the 2nd. day of April, 1778, he married Rebecca Wiley, a daughter ofJames Wiley of Chester District, South Carolina. Rebecca Wiley was bornMay 29, 1758. To this union seven children were born, four boys and threegirls; Alexander, Sallie, John, Mattie, James, Jane "Jennie" and GeorgeWashington. All the children were born in South Carolina except GeorgeW., who was born in Powell Vally, Tennessee while the family was on theirway to Kentucky. This was a model family. All the children lived to aripe old age and made good citizens.

After the Revolutionary War father and family felt the call of the wild,and packing the few belongings, they turned their faces toward the famed,though little known, Kentucky. Robert brother-in-law, John Dick, who wasalso a Revolutionary soldier. joined the company with his family on theirjourney to the new country to the west. On their way they came to NorthCarolina, near what is now Asheville, and remained for some time, andwhile there became acquainted with the Wood and Stroud families, wholater followed them to Kentucky. Leaving North Carolina they wended theirway into Powell Valley, Tennessee, and remained for quite a time, andwhile here their youngest child, George W., was born August 15, 1796.After leaving Powell Valley, they took up the trail, going through theCumberland Gap into the Kentucky land, arriving at a point nearLexington, and here remained for a while. The game not being so plentifulin this place they then journeyed south toward the hills, forests andrunning streams. Their next stopping place was in Lincoln County, an areanow Pulaski County, where they built a small cabin near MT. Zion. Herewas game of all kinds in great abundance. Just how long they remainedhere is not certain. In order to have game and fish too, they finallyfound themselves settled permanently in the valley of a large beautifulcreek, which was afterwards named Fishing Creek, on account of the greatnumber and variety of fish in the waters. The place where they finallymade their permanent home is near what is now the small settlement ofAnsel, and about twelve miles NW of Somerset. This valley was then awilderness of forests, canebrakes and tangled vines, but the land wasvery fertile, and was covered with black walnut, sugar tree, hickory,white oak, beech and many other kinds of trees. Bear, buffalo, deer,turkey and many varieties of smaller game were on all sides. Ferociousanimals also roamed the forests and hills such as the panther, wolf, lynxand wild cat. In this valley they cleared a small tract of land bycutting down the trees and grubbing and burning the vines and canebrakes.Here they erected a cabin. As time permitted adjoining acres were clearedwhich became fields for cultivating crops for support of the family. Herethey saw other pioneers come and settle in this neighborhood. Here thechildren grew into manhood and womanhood, and married and became goodcitizens. At the time of his death, Robert and his sons and sons-in-lawowned all the lands on Fishing Creek from the mouth of Rock Lick to theTrowbridge land in Lincoln County, or to a place called "Dug Bank", adistance of seven or eight miles, except for a tract owned by MatthewReynolds, which was later the home place of J. D. Wilson. His two sons,James and George W. lived south of him on the creek; his son-in-law,Elias Wood, husband of Jane "Jennie", took up land just north of him; andnext to Wood on the creek was his son-in-law, Ansel Stroud, who marriedhis daughter, Sallie; the next above Stroud was his son, Alexander; andthe next above Alexander was his son John. John Dick, his brother-in-law,took up land and made his home about one mile north of the mouth of RockLick, a tributary of Fishing Creek, and less that two miles south of theAdams home, and not far from what is now the Dick Graveyard.

Just the exact date the Adams family arrived on Fishing Creek is notknown, but it must have been in 1797 or 1798, and most likely the latterdate. According to the records, his first step to take up and patientlands bears the date of February 19,1799, and a patient was issued to himbearing the date of October 15, 1800, for 200 acres. He acquired another200 acres by patent dated December 6, 1808, making 400 acres in all.

When the family became fully established in this new territory, and agood house for the day and time erected, his residence became the chiefsocial center of this pioneer neighborhood. The church meetings were heldin his home, and here the men would gather before going hunting andfishing. Here he and his wife and family toiled and worked after thefashion and in the manner and custom of the first settlers, until deathcame to claim them.

He died at 6:15 in the morning on the 17th day of November, 1816, and isburied in the family graveyard close to a small branch and on a low ridgejust south of his old home. At five o'clock in the morning of August 27,1817, his wife died, and the relatives and neighbors placed her in agrave by his side, and some cedars are standing like sentinels markingtheir last resting place.


Robert Adams never forgot the days of the Revolution and his campaignsand services in this war. He was ever ready to take the part of hiscountry and argue its cause. He despised a Tory with all the ardor of hisIrish nature, and his temper would now and then lead him into a wordycombat with those whose sympathies were with Old England. His patriotismwas such that he thought it was his duty to defend his country againstall comers, even with physical force, if it became necessary. He liked tomeet his soldier comrades and talk over the times of the Revolution, andnow and then on these occasions to add fluency to his words and refreshhis memory, he would once in a while partake of liquids stronger thanwater. One of these soldier friends by the name of Thomas Whiles, orWiles, lived on Rock Lick, on what was later known as the J. D. Comptonplace. Wiles was a deputy surveyor of Pulaski County for several years.He could write and excellent hand, and for this reason Robert quite oftengot his old comrades to assist with some of his accounts. Tradition hasit that the Wiles family was on the ocean three months in coming toAmerica, at which time young Wiles was about seventeen years of age. Heis buried near the barn of his home place in an unmarked grave.

Robert Adams was very fond of his brother-in-law, John Dick, who likehimself His widow drew a pension on account of her husbands war service,and the amount of the same was $56.20 per annum. She died in 1846, and isburied beside her husband.

Little is known about the father and mother of Robert Adams. By theirchurch affiliations and being from Ireland, they were evidentlyProtestant, or Scotch-Irish. It will be noticed that the name of AlexAdams appears on the roll of privates in the same company in which RobertAdams enlisted. This Alex Adams was evidently a brother or father. Thename Alex or Alexander is a favorite with this family. Robert himself hada son by this name, and several grandsons bore the same name. It is alsosaid that there was a brother named Sam, probably a younger brother, whowas killed in a fight with a Tory while all the other men were away inthe Army. Tradition has it that this younger brother was attacked by theTory at the home of Robert Adams and a fight ensued in which they wereboth killed. There being no one home except the women folks, Mrs. Adamsand Mrs. Dick made crude coffins and buried them at night in shallowgraves near their home.

Author Unknown
(Probably Napier Adams)
* See Heitman-Officers Continental Army

69. Rebecca Wiley 1 was born 2 29 May 1758 in Ireland. She died 3 27 Aug 1817. [Parents]

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70. Samuel Morrow 1 was born 2 WFT Est. 1738-1774. He died 3 WFT Est. 1802-1858. Samuel was married was married 4 WFT Est. 1762-1814.

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72. William McClure 1 was born 1747. He died 1785. William married Jean Trimble on 26 Dec 1769. [Parents]

73. Jean Trimble 1 was born about 1748. [Parents]

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74. John Shields was born UNKNOWN. He died 19 Jan 1779 in Monmouth, NJ. John married Jane Hagerman on UNKNOWN.

John Shields was a New England Yankee, who fought under Ethan Allen and
was called a "Green Mountain Boy". He was of Irish ancestry. He enlisted
for service in the Revolution from Berks County, Pa.
During the battle at Monmouth, NJ, on June 28th, 1778, John saw Molly
Stark carry a pitcher of cider to her husband, John. When John Stark fell
wounded, she at once took over the cannon and loaded and fired until the
enemy was repulsed. Congress later made her a Colonel for her bravery.She was known as "Colonel Molly Pitcher," the only woman so honored.

John Shields died Jan 19, 1779 from wounds received in the battle atMonmouth, NJ on June 28, 1778.

per Mrs. L.N. Taylor: John Shields soldier of the Revolution, perhapsfrom Pennsylvania. He had two sons in the Revolution also. One starvedto death before he could get home. The Shields were called Yankeys.

75. Jane Hagerman was born 1 UNKNOWN in Holland.

Jane Shields, a widow, gave her consent for William McClure to marry her
daughter Mary in Augusta Co., Va.
Jane was of Holland ancestry, though her mother had been an Englishwoman, whose family, with others, had fled to Holland for religiousFreedom.
The Hagermans had come from Old Amsterdam (Holland) to New Amsterdam
(Dutch New York). Adrion Hagerman came to America in 1651 and is most
probably Jane's ancestor.
Jane belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church and descendents have her Dutchbible and her camphor bottle.

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76. Justus Hubbell was born UNKNOWN. He died about 1790. Justus married Waitstill Bishop on 18 Jun 1766 in Westchester, NY.

The Hubbels came from England to Connecticut before 1700. PerhapsRichard Hubbell was the first to come. He was named one of Proprietorsof the "Fairfield Patent" by Gov. Robert Treat. He was married threetimes and left many descendents in and around Fairfield, Conn.
The Hubbells came from England to Connecticut before 1700. PerhapsRichard Hubbell was the first to come. He was named one of Proprietorsof the "Fairfield Patent" by Gov. Robert Treat. He was married threetimes and left many descendents in and around Fairfield, CT.

The Bishops came over from England about the same time.

In Westchester County, NY, at Salem Church, is recorded the marriage ofJustus Hubbell and Waitstill Bishop, June 18, 1766. She is evidently adescendent of Stephen Bishop and Waitstill Waterberry, married atStamford, June 4, 1703.

Justus Hubbell joined the Revolutionary War at New Palty (or New Paltz),Ulster County, NY under Col. Paulding. He served for a time in the NewEngland area and later he was with Gen. Greene down through Virginia.After the war he took his family and settled in the Holston River Valleywhere he died about 1790. Waitstill died later. They had nine childrenall born in NY. There were four sons, Elifolet, Joel, David and Levi; thedaughters were Milly, Sarah, Ruth, Eunice and Mary.

per Mrs. L.N. Taylor: One of Joel Hubbell's (son of Justus) Negroes namedbill (son of Dilsey) that was given to Dr. John Hubble told the followingstory. Justus Hubbell went south with Gen. Green, when he was byWashington to North and South Carolina during the Revolution. Justusliked the land in the Holston Valley and after the war was over he movedto it. He had a brother Joshua and the Virginia people spelled theirname Hubble instead of Hubbell. Joshua got so mad about it that hewouldn't stay and moved to Kentucky. Justus said let them spell it anyway they wanted to, he didn't care. Justus built a log house in Virginiabut died from rheumatism, leaving one side of his house still unroofed.His widow, Waitstill, finished roofing the house, fastening the boardswith wooden pins, her sons, Joel and Levi carrying the boards up to her.

per Mrs. L.N. Taylor: Abington, Washington County, Virginia was the homeof some of the family. The home of Levi's family after coming toKentucky was the farm on which is built the Etna Church, by the side ofthe Hubbell Graveyard, where so many of the family are buried. This inPulaski County.

77. Waitstill Bishop was born UNKNOWN. She died about 1790.

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78. Robert Buchanan was born 1742 in Ireland. He died 1832 in Pulaski, KY. Robert married Mary Jamison on UNKNOWN.

Revolutionary soldier, a Captain in Washington County, Va. He and hiswife lived on the Holston River not far from Abington. Robert's Biblepublished in Edinburg Scotland in 1775 is still in the hand of hisdescendents.
Robert lived to be 90 and died at the home of his son-in-law, LeviHubbell,
in 1832.

79. Mary Jamison was born UNKNOWN in Ireland. She died in VA.

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80. Jesse Clifton 1 was born 2 about 1747 in Southhampton Co., VA. He died 3 before 1790 in Montgomery Co., NC. Jesse married 4 Priscilla Harris on WFT Est. 1778-1789 in Unknown. [Parents]

81. Priscilla Harris 1 was born 2 WFT Est. 1730-1757 in Unknown. She died 3 about 1833 in Wilson Co., TN.

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88. Jesse Clothier was born 1760. He died 1850. Jesse married Hazzard on 1777 in Cornwall. [Parents]

89. Hazzard was born UNKNOWN.

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96. Isaac January was born 1 1773 in VA. He married Margaret. Isaac resided 2 1812 in listed on the Warren County, TN tax list of 1812. He was counted in a census 3 1820 in Isaac over 45, Wa2, sa2, son age 16-26 in Warren County, TN. He was counted in a census 1850 in Franklin County, TN. He was counted in a census 1860 in Isaac living with Charles Cook family in Hurricane, FC, TN.

97. Margaret was born about 1782 in NC. She died BET. 1860 - 1870.

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104. Edward Brigand Chastain was born 29 Mar 1769 in Buckingham County, VA. He died 1834 in Blue Ridge, Gilmer (now Fannin), GA. Edward married Hannah Brown on 1787 in NC. [Parents]

105. Hannah Brown was born about 1769. She died in Blue Ridge, Fannin, GA.

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106. Jesse Carter was born 4 Jan 1784 in Randolph Co., NC. He died 26 Feb 1871 in GA. Jesse married Lavina Sams on 2 May 1805 in Buncombe Co, NC. [Parents]

107. Lavina Sams was born 15 Dec 1786 in TN. She died 1 Jun 1856 in Rabun Co., GA. [Parents]

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