The following sources were used to document this individual.
- Monte Hugh Knight, Monte Hugh Knight Research Papers, Mark Fields Personal Archives, Vancouver, WA, USA.
- Jill K. Garrett (editor), Maury Genealogist, v3,p182, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, TN, F443.M4M42.
"1823 Tax List; Capt Hudspeth's; Fields, John 130 acres, Snow Creek,WP 1."
- Carol Wells (editor), Maury County, Tennessee A Genealogical Abstract of Minute Books 2A and 3,June 1813 to November 1816, p81, Aug 1814, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, TN, F443.M4W45.
"Deed, Richard Churchwell Senr and Richard Churchwell Junr to Thomas Brooks proven by Robert Hill and John Fields."
- 1820 Maury County, Tennessee Federal Census, National Archives, Washington, DC.
Enumerated in wrong age bracket (45 & up) ; should be in bracket 26-45.
- 1840 Maury County, Tennessee Federal Census, National Archives, Washington, DC.
"Listed in age bracket 50-59."
- Probate Minute Book, Maury County, TN, Book A,V2,p170, February Term 1845, Maury County Courthouse, Columbia,Tn.
Will dated 18 July 1844.
- Court Records, Davidson County, TN, National Archives, Washington, DC.
Names Thomas Hill of Davidson County as Attorney In Fact.
- Monte Hugh Knight, Letter - Knight (Letter), Letter, 14 Apr 1984, Mark L. Fields, Source Document Library..
Mark Fields personally visited the house where John Fields and others (unknown) are buried and noted the address. As Mr. Knight (in his letter) indicated, John Fields is buried in the yard under a tree with bluebonnets planted around the site in the shape of a heart. Current owner (as of 1997), a Mr. Collins (current owner 1984) confirmed this and said that the previous owner Novie Fields Allen had mentioned it. Mr. Knight’s letter is in the possession of Mark Fields and Carolyn (Fields) Collins. It is presumed that John Fields’ first wife and perhaps one or more children are buried there as well.
"He is buried under a big tree in Mrs. Novie Allen’s back yard - FIELDS Hollow Road near the hamlet of Santa Fe (old 18th District). Her Grandfather was William H.H. fields (brother of Abel) who bought out all of his brothers’ and sisters’ interests in the estate of their father, John."
Mr. Monte Hugh Knight (now deceased) is a reliable source in that he was a professional genealogist, a native of Maury County and married to a William H.H. Fields descendant.
- Marriage Book 1838-1852, Maury County, Tennessee, Maury County Courthouse, Columbia,Tn.
Issued 31 Oct 1846; not returned by the officiant to the County Court Clerk's Office. No license extant.
- Tennessee Marriage Records, Maury County, Tennessee, P36, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, TN, F443.M4A42.
- Maury County (TN) Tax Lists 1818, Maury County Courthouse, Columbia,Tn.
Cites John Fields, 130a., Turkey Creek, 1wp (born post 1763).
- Direct Indice To Deeds (Grantor to Grantee) 1807-1843, Maury County, Tn (Vol 1), V1,Book J,p595, 22 Jun 1820, Maury County Courthouse, Columbia,Tn.
Deed cites location of property. 130 acres on the north side of the Duck River on Turkey Creek...the waters of Snow Creek. Witnessed by Peter Pryor, Green Pryor and George Briscoe.
- 13 April 1825, Amos Duncan to John Fields, both Maury Co., $200, 40 acres on North side of Duck River. Wit. B.S. Hurt, Susan E. Hurt, John Derryberry. (FHL film 549,242), Maury Co. TN Deeds from index
- War of 1812 Muster Rolls; 1814; Captain John Jackson’s Co of Inf, 1st Regt Metcalfe’s West Tennessee Militia - 1 Regiment Tennessee Militia; National Archives; Note: Mustered into service 13 NOV 1814 to 13 MAY 1815, Noted As discharged Corporal and inducted as Fifer with reference to induction at Camp Hynes.
- War of 1812 Discharge; 1815; DTD 13 MAY 1815; Division of Tennessee Militia; National Archives; Note: Honorably dischared at rank of corporal after tour of 6 month (Battle of New Orleans).
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