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02 October 2010
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
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,
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
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.
||Head of Family
||This Abraham (ca. 1761-1840) is probably the
son of Jonathan
Mayfield (d. 1818).
||Allen (ca. 1765-1819) is the
son of Jonathan Mayfield (d. 1818).
||Edmond (ca. 1763-1832) is
the son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
||Elisha (ca. 1765-1811) is probably the son of
Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
||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
||Obediah (1769-1849) is probably the son of Robert
Mayfield (d. 1816).
||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.
||Stephen (ca. 1758-1846) is probably the son
of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816); the 1 male under age 16 is probably Stephen's
||Samuel (1759-1837), a Revolutionary War
Veteran, is the
son of Robert Mayfield (d. 1816).
||Isaac (1742-1822) is probably the brother of
Micajah Mayfield (d. 1798), Jesse (d. 1833), and Randolph Mayfield (d. ca.
||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
||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
||Micajah (d. 1798) is probably another brother
of Isaac (1742-1822), Jesse (d. 1833) and Randolph (d. ca. 1825).
||Randolph is probably the brother of Micajah
(d. 1798), Jesse (d. 1833), and Isaac Mayfield (1742-1822).
||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.
||Abraham (1763-1850) is probably the son of
Thomas Mayfield (d. 1803). This Abraham applied for a Revolutionary
War Pension in 1833.
||Elijah (1762-1843) is a son of James Mayfield
(d. 1780); he applied for a Revolutionary War Pension in 1834.
||Isham is a brother of Stephen Mayfield (d.
||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.
||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.
||Stephen (d. 1834) is a brother of Isham
Mayfield. He is almost certainly the man who died in Overton County TN
||Identity of this John Mayfield is unknown to
me. However, he is probably closely related to the other Mayfields in
||Mary is the widow of John Mayfield the Tory
(d. 1781) of Browns Creek. The four males, as shown in the census, are her
William and John Mayfield (age 16 and over); plus Richard and Battle
Mayfield (both under age 16).
||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.
||Identity of this Abraham Mayfield is not
known to me.
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