Sunday, April 14, 2013

Uncle Jake Mayfield




  This is my great uncle Jacob "Jake" Mayfield who was born in 1845 and died in 1918. He was from Kentucky and died in Oklahoma. Uncle Jake fought for the Union Army as did his father, my great, great grandfather Isaac Mayfield. Father and son fought in Co. K, 13th Kentucky Infantry. Isaac survived the second day at Shiloh but went on to participate in the siege of Corinth Mississippi. At Corinth Isaac contracted pneumonia. He was shipped to a military hospital in Louisville Kentucky where he died on December 13, 1862 at the age of 42 leaving a widow and ten children. The youngest was my great grandmother Mattie Mayfield Frogge who had an identical twin sister. They were two years old when he died. Isaac is buried in Cave Springs National Cemetery in Louisville Ky. The 13th Kentucky would go on to fight in the Perryville campaign, operations against Morgan's cavalry, The Knoxville campaign against Confederate General James Longstreet, and the Atlanta Campaign, which included the bloody battles of Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, and Jonesboro. The regiment was sent to Bowling Green Kentucky in September 1864 where they were mustered out on January 12, 1865.
Jake Mayfield and his first wife of Whitesboro, Tx. Joanna Duggins Mayfield. She was killed accidentally after being thrown from a horse and wagon.


Oldest lady in the back row Jake Mayfield's second wife in Ardmore Oklahoma, Sarah Jane Coppedge Mayfield Jake and Sarah had 3 boys and one girl Isaac Sloan. William Cecil,jJames Clare,and Anna Sue, Two of the ladies might be wives .



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