Person:James Mayfield (19)

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James Parks Mayfield
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  1. James Parks MayfieldAbt 1786 - 1856
m. 28 Jul 1807
  1. Milton Mayfield1822 - 1913
Facts and Events
Name James Parks Mayfield
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1786 Garrard County, Kentucky
Marriage 28 Jul 1807 Garrard County, Kentuckyto Martha Richardson
Death? 20 Oct 1856 Garrard County, Kentucky[Shot himself in gun accident]

Records in Kentucky

James Parks Mayfield is named in the 1795 will of his grandfather, Isaac Mayfield, who died in Lincoln County, KY.

Researcher Phil Norfleet in his Biographical Sketch of Isaac Mayfield (d. 1795) of VA, SC and KY states that "Susannah Mayfield was born about 1760. She apparently had an illegitimate child (James Parks Mayfield) by a man named James Parks. The probable father, James Parks, later moved to Monroe County, Indiana; he was a neighbor of Leroy Mayfield and a Deacon of the Vernal Baptist Church".

References
  1.   Kentucky, United States. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com [database on-line], 2007).

    Name: James Mayfield
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Death Age: 71
    Occupation: Farmer
    Condition: Married
    Time of Death: Oct. 20th
    Cause of death: Shot himself with a gun [Accident]
    Name of Father: not known
    Name of Mother: not known
    Birth Date: abt 1785
    Residence Place: Garrard, Kentucky, USA
    Death Date: 20 Oct 1856
    Death Place: Garrard, Kentucky, USA
    Father: Mayfield

  2.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    Name: James Mayfield
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Garrard, Garrard, Kentucky
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

  3.   United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M19).

    Name: James Mayfield
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Garrard, Kentucky
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [b. bet. 1781-1790]
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [b. bet. 1781-1790]
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total Slaves: 2
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9

  4.   United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704).

    Name: James Mayfield
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Garrard, Kentucky
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [b. bet. 1781-1790]
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 [b. bet. 1781-1790]
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 3
    Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 10
    No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 4
    Total Slaves: 6
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

  5.   United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    Name: James Mayfield
    Age: 64
    Birth Year: abt 1786
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1850: Division 1, Garrard, Kentucky, USA
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 198
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Mayfield 64
    Martha Mayfield 63
    Margaret Hutcherson 17

  6.   Genealogy.com.

    117.James Parks6 Mayfield (Susannah5, Isaac4, Isaac3, Robert2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1785, and died 20 October 1856 in Garrard County KY.He married Martha (Patsey) Hutcherson 28 January 1807 in Garrard County KY.She was born Abt. 1787, and died 15 October 1859 in Garrard County KY.
    Notes for James Parks Mayfield:
    EMAIL FROM CLARABELL DAVIS
    On 23 May 2000, I received an email from Clarabell Davis of Jacksonville, Florida concerning both Jean Baxter and James Mayfield of Garrard County:
    Clarabell found a Garrad Co., Ky. marriage record, dated 28 Jan 1807, where a
    bond was given by a certain James Mayfield to marry Patsy Hutcherson.The license was also signed by James Mayfield.She wondered if this James Mayfield could be James Parks Mayfield, grandson of Isaac and Jean Baxter Mayfield? If so it would be reasonable that Jean Baxter might be buried on the old HutchersonPlace.
    IDENTITY OF JAMES MAYFIELD OF GARRARD COUNTY KY
    In my opinion, the James Mayfield of Garrard County KY is indeed the same James Parks Mayfield, illegimate son of Susanna Mayfield, mentioned in the will of Isaac Mayfield (d. 1795).This James lived in Garrard for many years; he died in during the time period (1852-1862) when vital statistics were being kept by the Kentucky counties.
    James Mayfield died on 20 October 1856 at the age of 71; the cause of death as stated in the Garrard County vital records was "shot himself with a gun!"Whether this death was accidental or a suicide is unknown to me.I'm sure there would have been a county corner's inquest, but I have been unable to find any corner's records for Garrard County.The Kentucky laws of the time did not require the county corner to maintain any records!Therefore, as you might expect, very few such records are extant for any of the Kentucky counties.
    The vital statistics record includes a "Name of Parents" heading.For James Mayfield, this heading is filled out as "Unknown." This entry further reinforces the conjecture that James Mayfield was illegitimate.

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