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Janice McAlpine
Francis M. Fields Memorial# 65608834
Francis M. Fields's parents were THOMAS Fields and Susannah Holly/Halley/Holley. Francis was on the 1850 census living with her mother Susannah Fields and brother Christopher Fields:

1850 > ILLINOIS > WHITE > 1 DIST 13, Series: M432 Roll: 132 Page: 346
HH 1139/1139
Susannah Fields 47 [sic, should be 57] 250 NC
Christopher 18 farmer IL
Francis M 14 (f) IL

There was only one Christopher Fields in White Co. of that generation. His biography in "History of White County, Illinois," Interstate Pub Co. , 1883, page 718, says: "Christopher Fields, born in Enfield Township, Sept. 15, 1830, is a son of THOMAS Fields, a native of Tennessee, who came to this county in 1814 or 1815. . . . [Thomas Fields] was a soldier in the war of 1812, and also of the Black Hawk war."

The marriage record for Christopher's second marriage also listed his father as Thomas Fields and his mother as "Hollie."

Thomas Fields married Susannah "Susy" Holly/Halley/Holley on February 29,1812, in Roane Co., Tennessee, bondsman William Brown. ('Ansearchin' News, Tennessee Genealogical Society, Summer 1981, page 81, Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Bonds -1801-1826. Copied from Microfilm by Eleanor Riggins Barham.)

I don't know why the Find-a-Grave memorials for this family are so messed up. Thomas and Susannah were documented in White Co as early as the spring of 1815 and they had several children, in addition to Francis, who are also buried in the Enfield Cemetery: James Fields Memorial# 65608843; Christopher Fields Memorial# 65608857;and Mary Ann Fields Hawthorne Memorial# 65812568.

They also have daughters-in-law and sons-in-law buried in the cemetery: Manesa J. Fields (Joshua) Memorial# 65608835; Emirilla Fields (James) Memorial# 65608844; Armilda C Johnson Fields (James) Memorial# 64451865; Sarah "Sallie" Boyers Fields (William)Memorial# 65608860; Andrew I. Garrison (2nd husband of Elizabeth Fields Land) Memorial# 65718172; and James Hawthorne (husband of Mary Ann Fields)Memorial# 65812567.


Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 30, 2014 2:14 PM
Janice McAlpine
Manesa J. Fields Memorial# 65608835
Manesa J. Fields Memorial# 65608835

Either Manesa is linked to the wrong Joshua Fields or the birth date for her husband is wrong.

The right Joshua Fields was born 1823 in White Co., Illinois, died 26 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Lt. J. M. Fields, Company B, 56th Illinois, is buried in Plot: B 810, the National Cemetery at Chattanooga (not Chickamug).

Joshua Fields married Manesa Jane Orr on 24 Jan 1842, White Co., Illinois.

"Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Mar 2014)
Groom: Joshua Fields
Date: 24 Jan 1842
Place: White, Illinois, United States
Bride: Manesy Jane Orr
Reference ID: P. 140
GS Film number: 977068
Digital Folder Number: 005204400
Image Number: 00134

They were on the 1850 and 1860 censuses together:

1850 > ILLINOIS > WHITE > 1 DIST 13, Series: M432 Roll: 132 Page:
HH 1337/1337
Joshua Fields, 27 farmer 160 IL
Manicia J 25 IL
Jenetta T 8 IL
Susan A 3 IL
Martin W 1/2 IL

Series: M653 Roll: 236 Page: 501
HH 1321/1311
Joshua M Fields 37 Hotel keeper 1500/500 Ill
Mancy 36 Ill
Susan 13 Ill
Martin 9 Ill
Martha 6 Ill
Chas 1 Ill

Manesa was widow on the 1870 census:

Series: M593 Roll: 289 Page: 368
HH 448/440
Manesy Fields 47 keeping house 1000/450 Illinois
Martin 20 works on farm Illinois

As you can see, Joshua was 27-years-old on the 1850 census and 37-years-old on the 1860 census, so not born Nov. 26, 1836.

Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 30, 2014 1:54 PM
Janice McAlpine
Find A Grave Memorial# 65608833

This Susan A. Fields was Susanna, the wife of Thomas Fields, Find A Grave Memorial# 65608832

Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 29, 2014 11:49 AM
Janice McAlpine
Find A Grave Memorial# 65608832

The two photographs posted on this memorial don't belong. The grave marker allegedly for Thomas Fields is actually the marker for a much younger man who fought in the Civil War -- hence the Civil War marker. The younger fellow was married to Frances.

The Thomas Fields of this memorial(b. 1793
d. 1840) was married to Susannah Halley/Holley on February 29,1812, in Roane Co., Tennessee. (Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Bonds,1801-1826.) She survived him and was on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in White Co.

Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 29, 2014 11:40 AM
RE: George Biggerstaff
Hi Bill,
Glad the information was useful to you. It's always nice to find the cemetery location for our memorials. I often do memorials in that cemetery.
Added by AZLITE on Mar 19, 2014 5:59 PM
Dawn Boggs
Kenneth Haini
Hi Bill~

Can you update Kenneth haini's page (Find A Grave Memorial# 47662757) to show...
mother: Edith Hiner 1888-? born in Arkansas
Father: Sylvan Hanni ?-1922 died in Kansas I believe (notice how the name spelling was changed)
Brother: Glen Hanni (aka in the navy, WWII died in Poland, as Glen Harrington)
Children: Judith Edith Bulanek (married James Bulanek), Curtis Lynn Haini
Jerry Lee Haini Oct 29, 1949- Mar 2, 2006

Edith Hiner's parents: David Hiner & Ida A. Hiner
Sister: Henrietta Hiner 1880- Oct 1951
Grace Hiner, Bro Glen Hiner

Sylvan Hanni Father: Rudolph Christian Hanni, born May 16, 1865 is Strattligen, Bern, Switzerland.

I hope you can update, it would be nice to see it on there. Thanks a million~

Added by Dawn Boggs on Feb 22, 2014 10:19 PM
Kenney Lee
Long Lost Relative

I noticed that you created a memorial on for a Clarence O Britt #80875614. I am trying to find contact information for the relatives of Myrtle Keen Britt (1887-1929) born in Tennessee and died in Warren County, KY. I have Myrtle Keen Britt and William Thomas Britt having the following sons and daughters:

1) Harold Ewing "Slim" Britt (1911 1973)
2) Thomas Ruble Britt (1913 2010)
3) Horace C Britt (1917 1984)
4) Clarence Olline Britt (1919 2003)
5) Hugh W Britt (1923 1984)
6) Valley Clydrine "Dean" Britt (1926-2001)

Myrtle Keen was the 1/2 sister of my great aunt Annie Christine Keen who just recently passed away.


Kenney Lee
Bowling Green, KY
Added by Kenney Lee on Feb 21, 2014 2:03 PM
Diane (Funkhouser) Hough
Unknown Hatcher #65812643
Link to parents Cleve Hatcher #118357588 and Addie Funkhouser Hatcher #118357559. thank you
Added by Diane (Funkhouser) Hough on Feb 16, 2014 10:39 AM
Barb T.
RE: Harriet I. (Miller) Byram

Thank you so much, I would love to maintain her memorial. Appreciate that you found her!

Added by Barb T. on Jan 31, 2014 12:20 PM
Karen Womack-Cunningham
Memorial for Robert Lee Patterson
Hey Bill! Do you know where Robert Lee Patterson (memorial # 47947988) 1st wife is buried (Mary (Burkett) Patterson)? If so please email me at Thank you!
Added by Karen Womack-Cunningham on Jan 02, 2014 1:04 PM
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