Daniel Alexander Stanfield (1841-1914) was born in Maury Co., Tenn. and died in St. Francis, Ark., age 73, and is buried in Hall Cemetery. He first appeared on a census in Clay Co. in 1900 in Liddel Township with two of his six children, Nellie and Franklin (Frank). He had lived in Maury Co. in 1850, and Weakley Co., Tenn. in 1860, Fulton Co., Ky. In 1870 with his parents, Goodlin and Susan Stanfield. In Oct., 1871 he married Josephine Britton in Obion Co., Tenn. and they are on the 1880 Obion Co. census with children Susan E., Mary J., Alberta (Birdie), George, and Hardie Ezra. Franklin was born later in Cairo, Illinois. Dan’s wife, Josephine, died between 1880 and 1900 as she does not appear in the 1900 census. Frank, the last child, was born in 1883.
Dan Stanfield was a Confederate Army Veteran with Co. E, 4th Tenn. Infantry and served from 1861-1865. He was approved for a pension 2 Aug., 1909 with prostrate and consequent cystitis and was advised to do no manual labor. Dr. William H. Philp was his doctor. He was not wounded in the war. Stanfield was also a member of the company guarding Confederate President Jefferson Davis, witnessing his commander’s capture at the fall of the Confederacy.
Susan Eleanor (Nellie) Stanfield (1874-1948), daughter of Dan and Josephine, was born in Obion Co., Tenn. and died in Piggott Hospital, and she and her husband are buried in Hall Cemetery. She married Frances (Frank) Goodman (1876-1955) in Oct., 1900 in Clay CO. They had two children: James Cones Goodman (1901-1969) who is buried t Hall, and Mary Kelley who lived in Denver, Colo. at the time of her mother’s death.
Mary J. Stanfield (1875- ) – no information on her.
Alberta (Birdie) Stanfield (1876-1951), daughter of Dan and Josephine, was born in Obion Co., Tenn. and died at White Plains, Route 2, Hopkins Co., Ky. of Chronic Nephritis at age 74 and is buried at White Plains. She was married to Whitson Stanley.
Georgia Stanfield (1878-1956), daughter of Dan and Josephine, was born in Obion Co., Tenn., and she and her husband are buried at Hall Cemetery. She married Ary Green Copeland, son of James and Julia Copeland, in St. Francis in Aug., 1895. HE was a cabinet maker and they lived in Cairo, Ill. in 1920 to 1940, according to the census. On the 1920 census their children were: Ruth, Dan, Herbert, and Eva. Roy was on the 1900 census.
Hardie Ezra Stanfield (1800-1934), age 54. No information.
Franklin (Frank) Stanfield (1883-1955) was born in Cairo, Ill., and died in White Plains, Hopkins Co., Ill. His sister Alberta also lived in White Plains.
Dan A. Stanfield was shot by James Billups as Stanfield and another law officer, George Johnson, attempted to Billups on charges issued from Oklahoma in the early morning hours of Jan. 5, 1914. When Billups refused to go with the officers because they did not have a warrant, Johnson went back for a warrant while Stanfield stood guard. IT was during this period that Marshall Stanfield was shot. A posse was formed and a pack of bloodhounds tracked Billups to a cabin near the St. Francis River. Billups weighed nearly 300 pounds and could not run very fast and apparently hid in the cabin. He was jailed in Piggott and later transferred to Paragould on the Cotton Belt Train because of ill feeling of the residents. The Grand Jury indicted Billups on murder in the first degree, but the trial jury later reduced the charge to manslaughter. HE was sentenced to 21 years of hard labor in the state penitentiary. Billups was paroled after a few years and left the area. (The jury was quartered at the Palace Hotel overnight during the trial. The crowds at the trial were the largest ever seen at a trial in this county.)