John Mayfield

29 September 1831–27 April 1889 (Age 57)
Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Mayfield was born on 29 September 1831, in Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander Jackson Mayfield, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Fraim or Trains, was 25. He married Harriet Hunt in 1855, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pilot Hill, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1880. In 1873, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as undersheriff to sheriff a.j. curry 1873-77 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. He died on 27 April 1889, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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John Mayfield
Harriet Hunt
Marriage: 1855
William Stockton Mayfield
Celia Elizabeth Mayfield
Dora Mayfield
John Mayfield

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  • Marriage
    1855Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 17
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place so named in Staffordshire. The placename derives from Old English mæthel ‘speech, assembly, meeting place’ + feld ‘open country’. Though it is possible that the surname could also be a habitational name from Mayfield in Sussex, this is unlikely due to the geographical distribution of early bearers.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (19)

    • John Mayfield in entry for Dora Mayfield Day, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Mayfield, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Mayfield in entry for William S. Mayfield, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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