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This website was last updated on:  02 October 2010


 

Introduction

During the period 1995-2000, I performed extensive genealogical research regarding members of the Mayfield family in colonial America and the early United States. The results of that research for the states of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee may be perused at my other Mayfield website entitled Mayfield Family Genealogy.  This web site concerns the history of those Mayfield families who settled in South Carolina during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The primary focus of this site is on the analysis and identification of those families, having the Mayfield surname, who had settled in South Carolina (SC) during the 18th Century and were listed in the 1790 SC Federal Census.  Many of these Mayfields appear to descend from a single immigrant ancestor, Robert Mayfield (d. 1692), who probably arrived in Gloucester County, Virginia as an indentured servant in about the year 1652.

After the Revolutionary War most of the Mayfield families in the United States were living in the new state of South Carolina. The 1790 Federal Census Report identified 25 Mayfield households in six South Carolina counties:  Chester, Fairfield, Greenville, Pendleton, Union and York.  By 1800, several Mayfield families were living in Spartanburg County as well.

1790 Census for South Carolina

The  table shown below summarizes my views as to the identity of the 25 Mayfield families shown in the published 1790 Federal Census for the State of South Carolina. Further details will be found at the 1790 Census and Biographies pages of this website.

County Head of Family Remarks
     
1.  Chester Abraham Mayfield This Abraham (ca. 1761-1840) is probably the son of Jonathan Mayfield (d. 1818).
2.  Chester Allen Mayfield Allen (ca. 1765-1819) is the son of Jonathan Mayfield (d. 1818).
3.  Chester Edmond Mayfield Edmond (ca. 1763-1832) is the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
4.  Chester Elisha Mayfield Elisha (ca. 1765-1811) is probably the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
5.  Chester Jonathan Mayfield Jonathan is probably the brother of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).  The 2nd male, age 16 and over, is probably John Mayfield, son of Jonathan.  Final division of Jonathan's estate, in Fairfield District in 1824, indicates that he had 6 heirs: Abraham, Allen, John, Priscilla Atterberry, Elizabeth McDaniel, and Mary Roden (wife of William Roden).
6.  Chester Obediah Mayfield Obediah (1769-1849) is probably the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
7.  Chester Robert Mayfield Robert (d. 1816) is the father of Edmond and Elisha cited above; the 1 person in his household under age 16 is probably Ezekiel AKA Sugar Mayfield. Final division of Robert's estate, in Chester District in 1818, indicates that he had 8 heirs, 4 of whom were listed by name: Abraham, Edmond, Samuel, and Sugar.
8.  Chester Stephen Mayfield Stephen (ca. 1758-1846) is probably the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816); the 1 male under age 16 is probably Stephen's son, Luke Mayfield (1777-1853).
9.  Fairfield Samuel Mayfield Samuel (1759-1837), a Revolutionary War Veteran, is the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
10.  Greenville Isaac Mayfield Isaac (1742-1822) is probably the brother of Micajah Mayfield (d. 1798), Jesse (d. 1833), and Randolph Mayfield (d. ca. 1825).
11. Greenville Jesse Mayfield Jesse (d. 1833) is probably the brother of Micajah Mayfield (d. 1798), Isaac (1742-1822), and Randolph Mayfield (d. ca. 1825). He remained in SC until his removal to McMinn County TN in about 1820.
12. Greenville John Mayfield John is probably another brother of Isaac (1742-1822), Micajah (d. 1798) and Randolph (d. ca. 1825).  His subsequent fate is unknown; he apparently did not remove to KY like his brothers.
13. Greenville Micajah Mayfield Micajah (d. 1798) is probably another brother of Isaac (1742-1822), Jesse (d. 1833) and Randolph (d. ca. 1825).
14. Greenville Randolph Mayfield Randolph is probably the brother of Micajah (d. 1798), Jesse (d. 1833), and Isaac Mayfield (1742-1822).
15. Greenville Thomas Mayfield Thomas (d. 1803) is probably the father of Abraham (1763-1850) and John Mayfield (ca. 1773-1852).  The 2nd male over age 16 is probably Thomas's son, John Mayfield.
16. Greenville Abraham Mayfield Abraham (1763-1850) is probably the son of Thomas Mayfield (d. 1803).  This Abraham applied for a Revolutionary War Pension in 1833.
17. Pendleton Elijah Mayfield Elijah (1762-1843) is a son of James Mayfield (d. 1780); he applied for a Revolutionary War Pension in 1834.
18. Pendleton Isham Mayfield Isham is a brother of Stephen Mayfield (d. 1834).
19. Pendleton John Mayfield Identity of this John Mayfield is unknown to me.  However, he is probably closely related to Ambrose and to the other Mayfields living in Pendleton at this time.
20. Pendleton Ambrose Mayfield Identity of this Ambrose Mayfield is unknown to me.  However, he is probably a brother of John Mayfield, whose land was adjacent to that of Ambrose.
21. Pendleton Stephen Mayfield Stephen (d. 1834) is a brother of Isham Mayfield.  He is almost certainly the man who died in Overton County TN in 1834.
22. Pendleton John Mayfield Identity of this John Mayfield is unknown to me.  However, he is probably closely related to the other Mayfields in Pendleton.
23. Union Mary Mayfield Mary is the widow of John Mayfield the Tory (d. 1781) of Browns Creek. The four males, as shown in the census, are her sons:  William and John Mayfield (age 16 and over); plus Richard and Battle Mayfield (both under age 16).
24. Union William Mayfield William is probably a relative of the Greenville County Mayfields (Isaac, Micajah, etc.); he lived near the residence of Daniel Brumit in the northern part of Union County.
25. York Abraham Mayfield Identity of this Abraham Mayfield is not known to me.


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