T he Fields family can be traced from North Carolina from 1790 to Maury County, Tennessee where they settled before 1818 at Santa Fe, a hamlet on Snow Creek.
DNA research indicates a connection to the Fields of Chatham County, North Carolina and Halifax County, Virginia. However no documentary connection has been made yet.
This Field or Fields family is not identified in the Field Genealogy by Frederick Clifton Pierce. No connection has been made to the family of the Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Fields, nor to the Culpeper Field family of Virginia, nor to the Loyalist Field family of Guilford County, North Carolina. Making such a connection is difficult due to lost or destroyed census information and courthouse records.
By 1850, one branch - William Henry Harrison Fields - of the Fields family remained in Middle Tennessee. Later, the branch - Abraham Fields - resided in Missouri in 1860 and then Arkansas and then Texas. By 1870 several related families of the Fields family were in Texas (Anderson County, Jack County, Navarro County).
The Fields family are of English Celtic descent, per DNA test, and most likely came to America prior to the Revolutionary War from the United Kingdom.
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