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  • ken.morefield
    Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young.
    Message 1 of 10 , May 21, 2012
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      Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young. Most of my family is still in Mountain City and around there. I am decended from two Morefield lines which I am sure are connected way back. My grandfather was Robert Harrison Morefield. His father was Joseph Morefield. His father was Alexander Morefield, whose father was Daniel Morefield. My great grandfather Joseph married Pearl Morefield who was the daughter of Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks. I can trace the family way back on Pearl's side but I can't find anything before Daniel on the other side. My cousin has all the old pictures that were my grandparents. There are three pics that have indians in them. Two are wedding pics from around the Civil War or just after. Another is from probably the 1880's or so. I've been working on figuring out our indian connection. My grandfather always said we were Cherokee. He was dark and so was his father. Any info about that would be much appreciated. Thanks
    • jewel shortt
      Hi Ken, My name is Jewel Morefield Shortt, Alexander Morefield  is my great grand father, my ancestors were from Mountain City (Johnson County Tn.) My grand
      Message 2 of 10 , May 22, 2012
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        Hi Ken, My name is Jewel Morefield Shortt, Alexander Morefield  is my great grand father, my ancestors were from Mountain City (Johnson County Tn.) My grand father Wiley Morefield moved to Dante, Va. to work in the coal mines there. I have some info on the Morefields, my dad Fred Morefield, told me that his grand father Alexander was Indian & that his grand mother was 1/2 indian, but i have no proof other than a couple of pics of them. They are dark skinned people with black hair & dark eyes. If you are interested in knowing how much Indian blood you have I have heard that a DNA test is the best way. Hope this helps, keep me posted if you find out if we are Cherokee, that's what Dad told me too.  I will search through  info I have & let you know if I find anything.

         



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        From: ken.morefield <ken.morefield@...>
        To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 10:26 AM
        Subject: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello


         
        Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young. Most of my family is still in Mountain City and around there. I am decended from two Morefield lines which I am sure are connected way back. My grandfather was Robert Harrison Morefield. His father was Joseph Morefield. His father was Alexander Morefield, whose father was Daniel Morefield. My great grandfather Joseph married Pearl Morefield who was the daughter of Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks. I can trace the family way back on Pearl's side but I can't find anything before Daniel on the other side. My cousin has all the old pictures that were my grandparents. There are three pics that have indians in them. Two are wedding pics from around the Civil War or just after. Another is from probably the 1880's or so. I've been working on figuring out our indian connection. My grandfather
        always said we were Cherokee. He was dark and so was his father. Any info about that would be much appreciated. Thanks




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      • Ken Morefield
        Hi Jewel, It s very nice to meet you.  I would love to see the pictures.  I posted some on the Morefield Yahoo Group page.  One of them I think is either
        Message 3 of 10 , May 23, 2012
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          Hi Jewel,
          It's very nice to meet you.  I would love to see the pictures.  I posted some on the Morefield Yahoo Group page.  One of them I think is either Alexander and his wife Matilda or my other great great grandparents Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks.  I put up some other pics from my grandfather's family photos that are wedding pics with indians in them too.

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          From: jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...>
          Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello
          To: "MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com" <MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 10:40 PM



           



          Hi Ken, My name is Jewel Morefield Shortt, Alexander Morefield  is my great grand father, my ancestors were from Mountain City (Johnson County Tn.) My grand father Wiley Morefield moved to Dante, Va. to work in the coal mines there. I have some info on the Morefields, my dad Fred Morefield, told me that his grand father Alexander was Indian & that his grand mother was 1/2 indian, but i have no proof other than a couple of pics of them. They are dark skinned people with black hair & dark eyes. If you are interested in knowing how much Indian blood you have I have heard that a DNA test is the best way. Hope this helps, keep me posted if you find out if we are Cherokee, that's what Dad told me too.  I will search through  info I have & let you know if I find anything.

           

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          From: ken.morefield <ken.morefield@...>
          To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 10:26 AM
          Subject: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello


           
          Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young. Most of my family is still in Mountain City and around there. I am decended from two Morefield lines which I am sure are connected way back. My grandfather was Robert Harrison Morefield. His father was Joseph Morefield. His father was Alexander Morefield, whose father was Daniel Morefield. My great grandfather Joseph married Pearl Morefield who was the daughter of Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks. I can trace the family way back on Pearl's side but I can't find anything before Daniel on the other side. My cousin has all the old pictures that were my grandparents. There are three pics that have indians in them. Two are wedding pics from around the Civil War or just after. Another is from probably the 1880's or so. I've been working on figuring out our indian connection. My grandfather
          always said we were Cherokee. He was dark and so was his father. Any info about that would be much appreciated. Thanks

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        • jewel shortt
          Ken, I just found a great deal of info that can fill in spaces in the Joseph line, it appears we are cousins. I do not know how to post pics etc on line so if
          Message 4 of 10 , May 23, 2012
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            Ken, I just found a great deal of info that can fill in spaces in the Joseph line, it appears we are cousins. I do not know how to post pics etc on line so if you want to email your address to me i will make copies of what I have along with pics & mail it to you. I have info on the Estep's & Laws too. Daniel Morefield was married twice, first to Ann Snider then to Anna Netherley in 1841 Daniel died before 1880. Daniels father was Thomas Morefield, mother was Elizabeth ?  The pic you posted with the couple & 2 children may be Alexander & Nancy Matilda Estep but i cannot be sure. My cousin sent me a pic i will see if i can send it to you. Jewel

             
            Always remember to stop and smell the roses!



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            From: Ken Morefield <ken.morefield@...>
            To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:11 AM
            Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello


             
            Hi Jewel,
            It's very nice to meet you.  I would love to see the pictures.  I posted some on the Morefield Yahoo Group page.  One of them I think is either Alexander and his wife Matilda or my other great great grandparents Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks.  I put up some other pics from my grandfather's family photos that are wedding pics with indians in them too.

            --- On Tue, 5/22/12, jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...> wrote:

            From: jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...>
            Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello
            To: "MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com" <MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com>
            Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 10:40 PM

             

            Hi Ken, My name is Jewel Morefield Shortt, Alexander Morefield  is my great grand father, my ancestors were from Mountain City (Johnson County Tn.) My grand father Wiley Morefield moved to Dante, Va. to work in the coal mines there. I have some info on the Morefields, my dad Fred Morefield, told me that his grand father Alexander was Indian & that his grand mother was 1/2 indian, but i have no proof other than a couple of pics of them. They are dark skinned people with black hair & dark eyes. If you are interested in knowing how much Indian blood you have I have heard that a DNA test is the best way. Hope this helps, keep me posted if you find out if we are Cherokee, that's what Dad told me too.  I will search through  info I have & let you know if I find anything.

             

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            From: ken.morefield <ken.morefield@...>
            To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 10:26 AM
            Subject: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello

             
            Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young. Most of my family is still in Mountain City and around there. I am decended from two Morefield lines which I am sure are connected way back. My grandfather was Robert Harrison Morefield. His father was Joseph Morefield. His father was Alexander Morefield, whose father was Daniel Morefield. My great grandfather Joseph married Pearl Morefield who was the daughter of Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks. I can trace the family way back on Pearl's side but I can't find anything before Daniel on the other side. My cousin has all the old pictures that were my grandparents. There are three pics that have indians in them. Two are wedding pics from around the Civil War or just after. Another is from probably the 1880's or so. I've been working on figuring out our indian connection. My grandfather
            always said we were Cherokee. He was dark and so was his father. Any info about that would be much appreciated. Thanks

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          • Ken Morefield
            Thank you so much!  The picture you sent me does resemble the photo with the kids just with a beard added.  My full address is:  Ken Morefield Jr.
            Message 5 of 10 , May 24, 2012
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              Thank you so much!  The picture you sent me does resemble the photo with the kids just with a beard added.  My full address is:  Ken Morefield Jr.
                                                                         208 1/2 East Avenue
                                                                         Holloway Terrace
                                                                         New Castle, DE  19720
               
              We've been piecing info together.  My great grandfather Joseph married another Morefield.  Genetie Pearl Morefield.  I suspect that they were probably distant cousins but never found anything above Daniel.  One interesting thing that we found was that both father and son, Daniel and Alexander joined the 13th Tennessee Cavalry together.  I didn't realize that Eastern Tennessee was part of the Union.  I always thought it was Confederate.  We also found out that they both deserted after a month though.

              --- On Wed, 5/23/12, jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...> wrote:


              From: jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...>
              Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello
              To: "MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com" <MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 7:31 PM



               



              Ken, I just found a great deal of info that can fill in spaces in the Joseph line, it appears we are cousins. I do not know how to post pics etc on line so if you want to email your address to me i will make copies of what I have along with pics & mail it to you. I have info on the Estep's & Laws too. Daniel Morefield was married twice, first to Ann Snider then to Anna Netherley in 1841 Daniel died before 1880. Daniels father was Thomas Morefield, mother was Elizabeth ?  The pic you posted with the couple & 2 children may be Alexander & Nancy Matilda Estep but i cannot be sure. My cousin sent me a pic i will see if i can send it to you. Jewel

               
              Always remember to stop and smell the roses!

              ________________________________
              From: Ken Morefield <ken.morefield@...>
              To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:11 AM
              Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello


               
              Hi Jewel,
              It's very nice to meet you.  I would love to see the pictures.  I posted some on the Morefield Yahoo Group page.  One of them I think is either Alexander and his wife Matilda or my other great great grandparents Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks.  I put up some other pics from my grandfather's family photos that are wedding pics with indians in them too.

              --- On Tue, 5/22/12, jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...> wrote:

              From: jewel shortt <eaglenestbranch@...>
              Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello
              To: "MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com" <MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 10:40 PM

               

              Hi Ken, My name is Jewel Morefield Shortt, Alexander Morefield  is my great grand father, my ancestors were from Mountain City (Johnson County Tn.) My grand father Wiley Morefield moved to Dante, Va. to work in the coal mines there. I have some info on the Morefields, my dad Fred Morefield, told me that his grand father Alexander was Indian & that his grand mother was 1/2 indian, but i have no proof other than a couple of pics of them. They are dark skinned people with black hair & dark eyes. If you are interested in knowing how much Indian blood you have I have heard that a DNA test is the best way. Hope this helps, keep me posted if you find out if we are Cherokee, that's what Dad told me too.  I will search through  info I have & let you know if I find anything.

               

              ________________________________
              From: ken.morefield <ken.morefield@...>
              To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 10:26 AM
              Subject: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello

               
              Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Harold Kenneth Morefield Jr. I go by Ken. I was born in Johnson City but moved to Delaware when I was young. Most of my family is still in Mountain City and around there. I am decended from two Morefield lines which I am sure are connected way back. My grandfather was Robert Harrison Morefield. His father was Joseph Morefield. His father was Alexander Morefield, whose father was Daniel Morefield. My great grandfather Joseph married Pearl Morefield who was the daughter of Benjamin Morefield and Martha Hicks. I can trace the family way back on Pearl's side but I can't find anything before Daniel on the other side. My cousin has all the old pictures that were my grandparents. There are three pics that have indians in them. Two are wedding pics from around the Civil War or just after. Another is from probably the 1880's or so. I've been working on figuring out our indian connection. My grandfather
              always said we were Cherokee. He was dark and so was his father. Any info about that would be much appreciated. Thanks

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            • Patricia Seaver
              Hi Ken, East Tennessee, and particularly northeast Tennessee, was a hotbed of Union sympathizers, as was southwest VA. Tennessee wasn t really part of the
              Message 6 of 10 , May 24, 2012
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                Hi Ken,

                East Tennessee, and particularly northeast Tennessee, was a hotbed of Union sympathizers, as was southwest VA. Tennessee wasn't really part of the Union, and did secede against the wishes of most of East TN, but there were many Union companies formed in East TN. All of my East TN ancestors who fought in the Civil War were in Union companies.

                Sometimes Civil War "deserters" just changed companies. Or they may have gone home to visit and then rejoined the same company or a different company later. One of my Mo(o)refield ancestors enlisted in Stokes Co, NC, where he was living. He moved his family to Wythe Co, VA during the war and enlisted in a VA company. He is listed as a deserter in Stokes Co, NC.

                Pat (Moorefield) Seaver


                On May 24, 2012, at 8:09 AM, Ken Morefield wrote:

                > Thank you so much! The picture you sent me does resemble the photo with the kids just with a beard added. My full address is: Ken Morefield Jr.
                > 208 1/2 East Avenue
                > Holloway Terrace
                > New Castle, DE 19720
                >
                > We've been piecing info together. My great grandfather Joseph married another Morefield. Genetie Pearl Morefield. I suspect that they were probably distant cousins but never found anything above Daniel. One interesting thing that we found was that both father and son, Daniel and Alexander joined the 13th Tennessee Cavalry together. I didn't realize that Eastern Tennessee was part of the Union. I always thought it was Confederate. We also found out that they both deserted after a month though.



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              • Ken Morefield
                Hi Pat, I did find records of a Daniel Morefield in the Virginia Infantry around the same time also.  I think it was the Virginia 64th, but can t remember for
                Message 7 of 10 , May 24, 2012
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                  Hi Pat,
                  I did find records of a Daniel Morefield in the Virginia Infantry around the same time also.  I think it was the Virginia 64th, but can't remember for sure.  I don't know if it was a different Daniel or if he may have switched sides.  I also found where several of my Osborne and May ancestors joined the Confederate army and one of the May's was captured at Gettysburg and spent time up the road from here at the Civil War Prison Fort Delaware.  So much interesting things to learn, but also so much to keep track of.

                  --- On Thu, 5/24/12, Patricia Seaver <pseaver@...> wrote:


                  From: Patricia Seaver <pseaver@...>
                  Subject: Re: [MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE] Hello
                  To: MOREFIELDHOMEPLACE@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 5:35 AM



                   



                  Hi Ken,

                  East Tennessee, and particularly northeast Tennessee, was a hotbed of Union sympathizers, as was southwest VA. Tennessee wasn't really part of the Union, and did secede against the wishes of most of East TN, but there were many Union companies formed in East TN. All of my East TN ancestors who fought in the Civil War were in Union companies.

                  Sometimes Civil War "deserters" just changed companies. Or they may have gone home to visit and then rejoined the same company or a different company later. One of my Mo(o)refield ancestors enlisted in Stokes Co, NC, where he was living. He moved his family to Wythe Co, VA during the war and enlisted in a VA company. He is listed as a deserter in Stokes Co, NC.

                  Pat (Moorefield) Seaver

                  On May 24, 2012, at 8:09 AM, Ken Morefield wrote:

                  > Thank you so much! The picture you sent me does resemble the photo with the kids just with a beard added. My full address is: Ken Morefield Jr.
                  > 208 1/2 East Avenue
                  > Holloway Terrace
                  > New Castle, DE 19720
                  >
                  > We've been piecing info together. My great grandfather Joseph married another Morefield. Genetie Pearl Morefield. I suspect that they were probably distant cousins but never found anything above Daniel. One interesting thing that we found was that both father and son, Daniel and Alexander joined the 13th Tennessee Cavalry together. I didn't realize that Eastern Tennessee was part of the Union. I always thought it was Confederate. We also found out that they both deserted after a month though.

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