Stanfield was born 1 Jan. 1793 in Greene Co., Tennessee, and died
21 Nov. 1862 in Boone Twp., Dallas Co., Iowa. He is buried in
From War of 1812 military and pension records located at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. State of Illinois County of Vermilion
On this Sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifty, personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the County Court in aforesaid county & state, Samuel Stanfield aged fifty seven years, a resident of said county & state, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Samuel Stanfield who was a corporal a part of the time & orderly sergeant a part in the company commanded by Captain Joseph Goodson in the Regiment of Tennessee Militia as he thinks, commanded by Samuel Bayless - in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812.
That he was drafted at Greenville in Tennessee on or about the 4th day of November 1814 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six month and was honorably discharged at or in Jefferson County, Tennessee on the 28th day of May 1815 as will appear by the muster rolls, he having let some man have his discharge long since and knows not where it is at this time. He cannot give precise dates.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" passed September 28, 1850. The said Samuel Stanfield further States under oath, that he is the identical Samuel Stanfield who enlisted as a teamster in the United States army on or about the 1st day of December A. D. 1813 at Milledgeville in the State of Georgia. That he was attached to or hauled for the Regiment Commanded by Colonel Newmin or Newmon while on a campaign against the Creek Indians, and that he continued in actual service as a teamster for the term of four months & upwards, and was honorably discharged from said service at Fort Hawkins, on Oakemulga River on or in the month of April 1814 - but he received no written discharge, but which serve as above stated he presumed will appear by the muster rolls or returns of said Regiment, his waggon master was by the name of Abraham Boland or Bolmand who had charge of the waggons & teamsters.
He make this further declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he maybe entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service in the United States " passed September 28, 1850" Samuel Stanfield
The foregoing declaration sworn and subscribed before me on the date above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Samuel Stanfield to be the identical man who served as above stated, and that he is of the age above stated. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, the date above written. Thomas Short Clerk
Contributed by Carol Hicks, great, great granddaughter
Added on Tuesday, 09 October 2012