This website was last revised on: 02 October 2010
During the period 1995-2000, I did extensive genealogical research regarding members of the Mayfield family in colonial America and the early United States. The results of that research pertaining to the early Mayfield settlers of South Carolina may be perused at my other Mayfield website entitled Mayfields Families of South Carolina.
This web site primarily concerns the genealogy of those Mayfield families who settled along the American Frontier during the 100 year period from 1720 to 1820. Most of these Mayfield families 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. His grandchildren moved away from the Virginia Tidewater area in the 1720's and by the mid 1700's had spread out along the Virginia and North Carolina backcountry. By the time of the American Revolution (1775-1783), Mayfield settlers had entered into South Carolina as well as certain Virginia and North Carolina frontier regions which would later would become the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Per the Federal Census of 1820, there were 112 Mayfield families located in 13 states plus the District of Columbia.
The early Mayfields were definitely frontier people and their story is synonymous with the story of the westward migration and settlement of the American Frontier. Accordingly, I dedicate this website to the memory of those vigorous Mayfield pioneers who were integral players in the founding of the American Nation.
I currently support twenty-two websites. Thirteen sites are related to philosophy and art and nine are related to genealogy and local history. Hyperlinks to these sites are shown below.
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