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From: "Luise Green" <>
Subject: Re: [MAYFIELD] Early History of Texas and Texans
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:27:29 -0500
thank you for touching on this Stanwix line. You are right there were no
descendents left. Gen Stanwix had a daughter, but she was lost at sea on a
trip back to England. I have looked for the name Stanwix/Steenwicks high and
low, and actually found one in NY, not remotely of interest to that Gen.
Stanwix/ Mayfield time frame. I think it might have been in Dutchess co.,
NY, because that is where the Carl - Beadle family comes from whose daughter
Nancy marries John Mayfield in TN, but alas - they are not our ancestors.
The John Mayfield that marries Nancy Carl in Williamson co.,TN on 11 Oct
1821 also dies in TN and his father is Sutherlin Mayfield.
I have to laugh when I think how many of us have spent hours on that line
trying to prove this Stanwix connection - another brick-wall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "glenn mayfield" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [MAYFIELD] Early History of Texas and Texans
> this book "TEXAS & TEXANS has so many errows about the Mayfield's it makes
> me wonder where he got the information. i spent several $ checking the
> about Mary Stanwix. she wqas not the daughter of GEN John Stanwix. he
> had any children. i have coppies of his death records and settelment of
> estate. his name was not even Stanwix. he took his uncles last name at his
> uncles request just to try and keep the name going. he had no luck either.
> have never found anyone by that last name in the united states.
> i guess the John Mayfield that had a son by Rebecca Armitage named Bononi
> Mayfield he never had children. he was born ca 1666 and died before 1704.
> this is what i found while trying to figure who John Mayfield was. he was
> not a son of Robert Mayfield. maybe he went back to where he came from.
> GLENN W MAYFIELD
> > From: "Wanda L. Whitney" <>
> > Reply-To: "Wanda L. Whitney" <>
> > Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 12:56:47 -0500
> > To:
> > Subject: [MAYFIELD] Early History of Texas and Texans
> > Resent-From:
> > Resent-Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 11:57:01 -0600
> > I had sent this to another researcher. She felt it was of enough
> > post it. Some information from the "Early History of Tx and Texans" by
> > W. Johnston and published by the American Historical Society in 1914.
> > "The Mayfields came to this county from Ireland and were among the
> > early
> > settlers. John Mayfield married Rebecca Armitage in 1666. (New England
> > Genealogy, Vol 5, 339.) For more than a hundred years they took part in
> > defending the settlers against the Indians and French. John Stanwix, a
> > British soldier, promoted from time to time until made brigadier
> > general,
> > built two forts for defense. One of these forts was completed in 1758
> > which
> > was called Fort Stanwix in honor of his name. John Stanwix and Samuel
> > McJunkin, a Scotchman (sic), served as privates under General Stanwix at
> > this fort. John married Mary, the daughter of General Stanwix, and
> > Samuel
> > married Sarah Bogan, the daughter of another officer of the fort. John
> > and
> > Samuel came south with their wives and settled in the northern portion
> > of
> > South Carolina. Here they lived and reared their children, aiding in
> > defending against the Cherokee Indians, many of whom lived in what was
> > then
> > known as Cherokee Territory. On the outbreak of the Revolutionary War
> > they
> > both took the side of the colonists, and with their sons who were old
> > enough, went to war. All of them were in the battle of King's Mountain,
> > North Carolina. (Other sources say King's Mountain, South Carolina.)
> > "John had attained the rank of captain. Samuel that of colonel, and
> > Samuel's son, Samuel, that of Captain.
> > "John and Mary (Stanwix) were the parents of John, Abraham, Elijah,
> > Isaac, Micajah, Jesse, and Stephen. From this source Texas has many
> > descendants."
> > It is interesting to note that Captain Samuel McJunkin's daughter,
> > Nancy, married Jesse Mayfield's son Pearson. Also there is a Stanwix
> > Mayfield listed in the Compendium of American Genealogy.
> > Our William Isaac Mayfield (1799) may be the son of John and Mary
> > Stanwix Mayfield, or there may be one generation between them. This we
> > have
> > never been able to determine. Several relatives are trying to locate
> > further information about William Isaac.
> > William Isaac Mayfield
> > Born 1799. His people lived in Kentucky and Isaac moved to Alabama
> > between 1815 and 1825.
> > Died - 1863 in Marion County, Alabama (later changed to Lamar
> > County.)
> > Buried in Lamar County in a plot at the home place seven miles
> > northeast
> > of Sulligent, AL.
> > Mayfield, Kentucky was named for William Isaac's people who came
> > from
> > Ireland. The following Roll Call was furnished by Henry Davis Mayfield.
> > William Isaac married a Miss Robuck. Their sons and daughters were:
> > Mary Davis Mayfield
> > Born Feb 27, 1815, Alabama
> > Died Oct 23, 1904 at Possum Trot (Saturn), Gonzales County,
> > TX
> > Male child
> > Born 1815-1820 (1830 census) Died before 1840 census
> > Female child
> > Born 1820-1825 (1830 census). Died before 1840 census
> > William Henry Mayfield
> > Born Dec 2, 1825 in Marion County, AL
> > Died Mar 4, 1905 at Karnes City, Karnes County, TX
> > Male Child
> > Born 1825-1830 (1830 census). Died before 1840 census
> > Elizabeth Jane Mayfield (Risinger)
> > Born Mar 10, 1828 in Marion Co, AL
> > Died May 8, 1900 at Bandera, Bandera County, TX
> > Married Julius Risinger on Dec 10, 1847 in Marion County, AL
> > Elijah Albert Mayfield (There's a note here "our line")
> > Born 1831 in Marion County, AL
> > Died Feb 4, 1896 at Helena, Karnes County, TX
> > Married Ann Elizabeth Cotton
> > Nancy Adeline Mayfield (note "our line")
> > Born March 2, 1833
> > Died March 10, 1912 at Runge, Karnes County, TX
> > Married Isaac Porter Conway on Jan 1, 1868
> > Isaac Tilman Mayfield
> > Born Apr 20, 1836
> > Died Aug 22, 1860 at Helena, Karnes County, TX
> > (Ending of Early TX.....)
> > Coat of Arms Research Report - Mayfield
> > "Crest: A lion's head couped gu. holding in the mouth a mayflower or.
> > Heraldic Description Arms (shield)
> > Gu. a cross eng. erm. in chief two mayflowers slipped or.
> > (Note: Don't ask me what it means either, I haven't a clue. In
> > the
> > picture, a lion's head looks to our left with a flower in its mouth.
> > Under
> > the lion's neck is a head/neckpiece of armor. The neckpiece goes over
> > the
> > top of the shield. On the shield is a large cross which reaches from
> > top
> > to
> > bottom, and side to side. On the top left and right are two flowers.
> > There
> > are vertical lines top and bottom left,right. Inside the cross are what
> > appears to be stylized tears. Around the top of the shield and reaching
> > about 3/4 of the way around are what appears to be some type of leaves.
> > Historiography
> > This Coat of Arms was officially recorded in ancient heraldic
> > archives.
> > Its design is the only one of its kind in existance. The written
> > heraldic
> > description is worded in the language developed by the heralds as it
> > appears
> > in the records. The first use of a Coat of Arms was for identification
> > on
> > the battlefield. Many times deeds of valor were recorded with a
> > memorable
> > symbol. The fact of the recording of a Coat of Arms means its bearer's
> > surname had its origin at least as far back as medieval times. As not
> > everyone was granted a Coat of Arms, it also means the family name was
> > singled out ages ago to be lifted from conformity and personal
> > extinction.
> > As many people of the same name are unrelated, we have not traced
> > anyone's
> > individual family tree to obtain the information in this report. It
> > should
> > be remembered, however, that many people may be direct descendents of a
> > particular bloodline and be unknown to each other. Although bearers of
> > this
> > old and distinguished family name comprise a small fraction of the
> > population, a surprising number of them have gained world-wide
> > recognition.
> > Space here permits only the listing of a scant few of its famous
> > members,
> > they include:
> > Recorded in Reaney's "A Dictionary of British Surnames" a variant
> > spelling
> > of Mayfield is Mayhaw. Experience Mayfield (Mayhaw) (1673-1758).
> > Historian and translator of the Indian Dialects. Cotten Mathar affirmed
> > that, "in the evangelical service among the Indians there is no man that
> > exceeds Mr. Mayhew, if there be any that equals him." Mayhew translated
> > into the Indian tongue Cotton's "The Day Which the Lord Hath Made" and
> > "The
> > Psalms of David". He authored himself "Indian Primer" the first text
> > book
> > for the Indians.
> > Jonathan Mayfield (Mayhew) (1720-1766) Clergyman and author. Mayhaw's
> > ministry was rational and practical and its source was the Scriptures
> > and
> > he
> > strengthened the free will doctrine. James Jefferson Mayfield
> > (1861-1927)
> > Judge. He was elected Judge of the City Court of Tuscaloosa, also
> > Associate
> > Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. He codified the laws of
> > Alabama.
> > He compiled a Scrapbook of Constitutional Government also Mayfields Form
> > Book.
> > As is evident, this family name is a very old and distinguished one.
> > The
> > above is but a mere hint of its illustrious history."
> > As you'll note there are inconsistencies in the spelling of
> > Mayhaw/Mayhew. I've left them as they appear in the text for accuracy
> > of reporting.
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