Humphreys County Heritage:a collection of historical sketches & family histories; Margaret Whitfield,ed.; p391-392 Biography of Newton Calvin Stanfield

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   NEWTON CALVIN STANFIELD Newton Calvin Stanfield was born in the Pine-wood Community of Hickman County, Tennessee, on March 8, 1854. He was the son of Humbleston McCoy Stanfield and Mary D. (King) Stanfield, both of whom were born in North Carolina. The father was born in 1823 and came to Williamson County when quite young. Newton Calvin was reared on a farm. The family moved from Hickman County to Bakerville, Tennessee, in Humphreys County in 1870. On June 13, 1875, his marriage to Sarah Jane Norman was solemnized at Bakerville. He was a skillful stone-mason and built stone chimneys which still exist at Bakerville. Sarah Jane Norman was born March 22, 1858, at Pinewood in Hickman County and was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Norman and his first wife, Sarah Emiline (Ladd) Norman. The couple made their home at Bakerville for some three or four years before settling on a farm on Big Richland. They reared their family of eight children here. Both were members of the Christian Church (Church of Christ) and Sunday worship services were often held at their house (as well as other houses in the community). Children of Newton Calvin Stanfield and Sarah Jane (Norman) Stanfield were: Edgar Lee, born November 22, 1877, at Bakerville, Tennessee. He married Mattie Pinkerton and they lived in Jackson, Tennessee, where he worked in the railroad shops. They had two daughters: Beatrice (who died in infancy) and Catherine (who married Paul Meadows). Edgar Lee died in Jackson in December 1954. Mary Emiline (Mamie) was born February 25, 1880, on Big Richland (Trinity Community) as were the rest of the children. She married Edward Pierce Hooper ó see history of Edward Pierce Hooper for this family. Buford Calvin was born June 30, 1882. He married Elizabeth Carnell and they lived in Jackson, Tennessee, where he was also employed at the railroad shops. They had three daughters: Edith Elaine, Opal Evelyn, and Frances. He died in Jackson in February 1936. William Thomas was born January 7, 1885, and was never married. He owned and operated a grocery store in Jackson for many years. His last years were spent in East Point, Georgia, where he lived with his brother's family. He died at the age of 93 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in East Point, Georgia, beside his brother. On his 90th birthday he received a "Happy Birthday Letter" from President Richard Nixon. He was quite proud of this. Addie Frances was born October 2. 1887. She married Paul Eugene White on April 7, 1907. and they settled in Nashville. They had four children: Deryl Eugene, Joe Milton, Paul Edwin, and Betty Frances. They observed their 66th wedding anniversary there on April 7, 1973. Addie died on September 22, 1973, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery; and Paul (who was 93 years old on February 25. 1979) lives with his daughter, Frances McCullough, in Columbus, Ohio. Charles Samuel was born September 15. 1890. He married Luttie Fry on June 26, 1914, and to this union were born: Charles Freeman, William Thomas, Sarah Rebecca, Margaret Nell, John Calvin, Betty-Lois, Bertha Lou, and" Patsy Ruth. They lived on Big Richland until 1939 when they moved to East Point, Georgia (suburb of Atlanta). This family still owns the "old home place" and family members come back often to improve the place and make it ready for retirement should they want to use it for that purpose. Charles Samuel died October 23, 1958, and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in East Point, Georgia. His wife, Luttie, was 88 years of age on December 19, 1978, and she lives at East Point. A widowed daughter, Patsy Ruth Duke, lives with her at the present time. Sarah Elizabeth.(Betty) was born July 22, 1893. She was married to Thomas Edison Forrest on October 5, 1919. They had four children: Neilly Brown, Robert Ray, Arbie Sue, and William Thomas. They lived in Waverly, Tennessee, where Thomas E. was a rural letter carrier for some 40 years. Betty was active in church, school and community affairs, and after the children grew up she was employed by the City of Waverly, by Eveready Motor Co., and by the Humphreys County Board of Education. Thomas E. (after his retirement as mail carrier and after the death of his wife) served on the Humphreys County Board of Education. Both of them were members of the Church of Christ, were active citizens, and were excellent in the various capacities in which they served. Betty died November 14, 1957, and Thomas E. died October 17, 1971. Both are buried in Wyly Cemetery. Arbie Belle was born June 3, 1898. She is the youngest and only living one of the children at this time. She married Richard Parvin Jernigan on June 16, 1916. To this union were born: Mary Ellen, Virginia Ruth, Richard Parvin. Jr., Thelma Louise, Robert C, Thomas Britt. William Norman, and Samuel. Parvin died August 17, 1973. and is buried in Jackson, Tennessee. Arbie lives at the Jackson Park Christian Home in Nashville. A daughter. Louise Garner, lives nearby. Arbie celebrated her 80th birthday on June 3, 1978, with her family at Louise's home. Newton Calvin Stanfield died in Nashville, on April 17. 1919 (where they resided at the time). Sarah Jane Stanfield died in Jackson on December 10. 1925 (where she resided with her son). Both are buried in Craig Cemetery in Humphreys County. The family name (Stanfield - - a Saxon name meaning stony field or field of stones) is carried on through the sons of the Charles Samuel Stanfield family in East Point, Georgia (Charles Freeman, William Thomas, and John Calvin).

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Humphreys County Heritage:a collection of historical sketches & family histories; Margaret Whitfield,ed.; p391-392 Biography of Newton Calvin Stanfield

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Title: Humphreys County heritage: a collection of historical sketches & family histories Author: Editor: Whitfield, Margaret Publisher: Humphreys County Historical Society, Waverly, TN, 1979

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