James Iredell Fields
Here is a photo of (James) Iredell Fields,
the father of William Fields.
He was born in 1801 in Russell County, Virginia, the
firstborn of Stephen and Sarah Short Fields. They are buried in the Ferguson
cemetery in Indian Creek Township, Lawrence Co., and so is Iredell and his
wife, who was Mahala Tuggle.
Iredell died in 1876, but I do not have a date, nor
the cause of death. He died at his farm which was in Martin County, Baker
Township, just northwest of Silverville. One of his granddaughter's, Mary
Belle, married James Marshall Waggoner. He was a son of Robert and Sarah
Waggoner whose land adjoined Iredell's.
He did quite a bit of trading of land during his
lifetime. He married Mahala in Somerset, Kentucky, in 1824, where all the
family was living at the time except for his grandparents, John and Mary
Hansford Short. They migrated up to Indiana around 1817. By 1830. Iredell and
family were living in Lawrence County, Indiana, in the Indian Creek Township
area, north of Fayetteville. By 1840, he sold that land and bought land in
Baker Township, Martin Co, where he lived until his death.
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