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  • ID: I2478
  • Name: Nathaniel FIELDS 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1728 1
  • Death: 1 APR 1777 1
  • Military Service: Revolutionary War VA private Roll Box 103 2
  • Reference Number: 2620
  • Note:
    Shelby County, Indiana history & families
    Author: Shelby County Historical Society (Shelby County, Ind.)
    Publisher: [Paducah, Ky. : Turner Pub. Co., ©1992]
    Ansel Fields (son of Nathaniel Fields) was a Revolutionary soldier w ho is buried in sugar Creek Township, Shelby Co., IN. He was born in Hano ver Co., VA son of Nathaniel and Mary Fields. Born Jan 5, 1749. siblin gs are John, Agnes Barnes, William, Elijah, Susan Lester, Robert Nelson, A llen. Family moved to Rowan Co., NC which later became Rockingham Co. Bo th Ansel and his father served in Revolutionary War.
    Ancestry.com Revolutionary War Records
    Name: Nathaniel Fields
    Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
    Roll Box: 103
    Roll Description: VA

    Nathaniel and sons Ansel and John
    were revolutionary war soldiers just as
    William Lester.


    (ca: 1728-1777)
    by Mrs. J. O. Lewis (Ruth Fields Lewis)
    Nathaniel Fields was born about 1728, probably in Hanover County, Virgini a. He served as a private in Captain Alexander Rose's Company in the Six th Virginia Regiment of Continental Forces, commanded by Lieut. Col. Jam es Hendricks. He died while in service, April 1, 1777.

    In 1779, his widow, Mary Fields, and children were granted four hundred a nd forty acres, of land on the east side of Mayo Mountain in Guilford Coun ty, North Carolina (Guilford later became Rockingham Co.) It was from th is survey of land that Mary Fields and her orphan children, the childr en of Nathaniel Fields, deceased, were identified by name, Ansel, John, Ag nes (Agathy), William, Elija, Susanna, Nelson and Allen Fields. The two ol dest children Ansel and John also served in the Revolution, and it was fr om John Fields' application for pension that we learned that the family mo ved from Hanover County, Virginia to Rowan County, North Carolina in 1765.

    Next to the youngest child, Robert Nelson Pleasant Fields was born Februa ry 26, 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Williamson Count y, Tennessee February 11, 1839. He was married to Mary Dodd, December 8, 1 790, the daughter of Allen Dodd and Mary, his wife of Rockingham County, N orth Carolina. In 1809, Robert Nelson Pleasant Fields moved his fami ly to Williamson County,
    Tennessee. There were 11 children, namely Elizabeth, Ambrose, William, All en Dodd, Nelson, Absolum, Matilda, Martha, Mary and Maacha (and Nathaniel ?) Of this number seven settled in the western section of Tennessee and Ke ntucky, called "The Jackson Purchase", Nelson, Jr. being one of this numbe r. Nelson Fields, Jr. and his wife, Mary Rankin moved from Davidson Count y, Tennessee, near Nashville to what is now Fulton County, Kentucky, settl ing on land bought in 1828 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 50 cen ts an acre; land known as the Highlands addition of Fulton (still pa rt of Hickman Co. at that time; Fulton Co being created from southern sect ion of Hickman in 1846) Their home place was the site of the Derby Ca fé on the State Line Road. Their 10 children were: John G. who married h is first cousin, Mary Ann Fields; Ambrose Peter who married Lavina Whitese ll and Catherine Whitesell; George Washington who married Susan Emily Herr ing; Nicholas who married Margaret Bard (also sp Baird); Sarah Catherine w ho married Peter Whitesell; James Henry Green who married Sarah Ware Brans ford; Emaline Tennessee who married James J. Swigart; William L. who marri ed Sarah Catherine Brittain; Mary Ann who married William C. Brown; and Ma rgaret J. who married George W. Cosby. Many descendants of these famili es still live in this area.
    Note to me from a Fields descendant - no source citation:
    You are hereby required to lay off and survey for Mary Fields in behalf of
    John, Ansel, Agathy Barns, William, Elija, Susanna, Nelson and Allen, orph an
    children to Nathaniel Fields, deceased, part or parcel of land containing
    440 acres in the County aforesaid [Guilford] on the East side of the Mayo
    River and on the mayo Mountain, and both sides of the Mountain and Creek,
    bounded and adjoining to the West of William Lewis, to the East Elijah
    Joyce's." [Date of grant: 13 Nov 1779.]

    Post # 4397: Fields Family Genealogy Forum; Genealogy.com, GenForum:
    1 Nathaniel Fields b: 1727 d: Apr 1, 1777 in Revolution ary War
    +Mary Allen
    2 Anselna Fields b: Jan 5, 1748/49 in Hanover Co, VA d: O ct 1, 1834 in Shelby Co, IN
    +Martha Dodd
    2 William Fields b: 1750 in Hanover Co VA +An ne
    2 John Fields b: Apr 2, 1752 in Hanover C o, VA d: Sep 1, 1835 in Rockingham Co, NC
    +Mary Gibson
    2 Agnes Fields b: 1753
    +Turbyfield Barnes m: 1774 in Guilford Co, NC
    2 Elijah Fields b: 1755 in Hanover Co, VA
    2 Susanna Fields b: Dec 15, 1765 in Rowan C o, NC +William Lester
    2 Robert "Nelson" P Fields b: Feb 26, 1768 in Guilford C o, NC d: Feb 11, 1839 in Williamson Co, Tenn
    +Mary "Polly" Dodd b: Aug 14, 1769 m: Dec 9, 1790 in Rockingh am Co NC d: May 29, 1836 in Williamson Co Tenn
    2 Allen Fields b: 1770 in NC
    2 Obadiah Fields

    Post #4376: I have read that Nathanial was from Va. and died in 1777 in t he Revolutionary War in battle in Guilford County,NC. that is all I know d oes anyone have the battle or anything. I descend from his son John and Ma ry Gibson of Rockingham County,NC

    Post #4844 Julia Clakr: John Fields, Jr. applied for a pension Jan 15,183 3, near Spring Garden, Rockingham Co, NC stating he was born 4/3/1752 Hano ver Co, Va and went to Rowan Co, NC in 1765.
    He died 9/1/1835 NC.

    Post #4804 Julia Clark:
    I am related to this Gibson Family. Here are the bible records of John, a nd Mary (Gibson) Fields
    John Fields Jr. Born April 3, 1752 Hanover Co, Va - died Sept 1, 1835 Guil ford Co, North Carolina
    Mary Gibson Born Dec 24, 1754 N C - died Dec 24, 1844 Guilford Co, N Carol ina
    Married Dec 4, 1776
    Their Children:
    Anna Born Dec 6, 1777 married Thomas Strong
    Lydia Born May 27, 1779 Married Charles Harris
    Susan Born Jan 20, 1785 Married mar 14, 1811 Robert Strong
    Jeremiah Born Feb 20, 1787 Married Dec 31, 1811 Jane Searls
    Nathaniel Born May 5, 1789
    Lucy Born Feb 6, 1792 Married Jan 27, 1814 John Searls
    John Born May 23, 1794 Married Aug 31, 1811 Loneasy (Louise) Gibson
    John Fields is the son of Nathaniel Fields and Mary Dodd
    Mary Gibson is the dau of Joseph Gibson and Elizabeth
    The following descendants of Nathaniel Fields are : Kate Swiggart (Mrs. J oe M.
    Reed) a member of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter DAR; Ruth Fields (Mr s. J. O. )
    Lewis, member of the DAR at large; and Charlotte Terry (Mrs. Henry) Iv ey a
    member of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter DAR.
    Baker-Byrd-Logan and Allied Families Update
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bakerbyrd&id=I06 300
    Entries: 30730 Updated: 2009-07-14 05:29:11 UTC (Tue) Contact: Bak er bdockbaker@comcast.net

    ID: I06300
    Name: Nathaniel Fields
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1727 in Hanover Co., VA
    Death: 1 APR 1777 in Rev. War
    (ca: 1728-1777)
    Fields, Whitesell, Dodd book by Mrs. J. O. (Ruth) Lewis
    Deed in Rockingham Co., NC, Deed Book F, p. 8 ... shows Mary FIELDS, Esc 'r of Nathaniel FIELDS, dec'd and Ansel FIELDS ...
    Mrs. Eldred Martin Yochim, Pres. General DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edi tion
    Publication: NSDAR Centennial Administration, Washington, 1990

    Many of the FIELDS of Rockingham Co.,NC went to Tenn, In. in early 1800 's to 1820's.

    Some Info is from the Bible pages of Nelson and Mary Dodd Fields and is ci ted in the Fields, Whitesell, Dodd book written by Ruth Fields Lewis.

    Marriage 1 Mary Allen b: ABT 1727 in VA
    Married: ABT 1749 in Hanover Co., VA
    Ansel\Anselna Fields b: 5 JAN 1750 in Hanover Co., VA
    John A. Fields b: 2 APR 1752 in Hanover Co., VA
    Agnes (Agathy) Fields b: ABT 1753 in Hanover Co., VA
    Elijah\Obediah Fields b: ABT 1755 in Hanover Co., VA
    William H. Fields b: ABT 1760 in Hanover Co., VA
    Susanna Fields b: 15 DEC 1765 in Rowan Co., NC
    Allen Fields b: 1770 in Rowan Co., NC
    Robert Nelson Pleasant Fields b: 26 FEB 1768 in Rowan Co., NC

    The 6th Virginia Regiment was raised on December 28, 1775 at Williamsbur g, Virginia for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would s ee action at the Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Brandyw ine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charlesto n. The regiment was merged into the 2nd Virginia Regiment on May 12, 1779.

    Marriage 1 Mary ALLEN
    • Married: 1749 in Hanover co., VA 1
    1. Has No Children Ansel FIELDS
    2. Has No Children John A. FIELDS
    3. Has No Children Agnes"Agathy" FIELDS
    4. Has No Children William FIELDS
    5. Has No Children Elijah(Obediah?) FIELDS
    6. Has No Children Robert Nelson Pleasant FIELDS
    7. Has No Children Allen FIELDS
    8. Has Children Susanna FIELDS b: 15 DEC 1765 in NC

    1. Title: Ruth Fields Lewis book
    2. Title: Ancestry.com
      Media: Book

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