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Andrew J. Mayfield Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

Andrew J. Mayfield Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Andrew J. Mayfield, a physician, of Lutesville, Mo., is a native of Bollinger County, born in 1845, and is a son of George W. and Polly Mayfield. George W. Mayfield was born in Cape Girardeau County in 1819, and is a son of Stephen Mayfield, a native of New England, who emigrated to Southeast Missouri in the early part of this century and settled in Cape Girardeau County, but in 1828 removed to what is now Bollinger County. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. George W. remained with his father until marriage, when he located on the old homestead, on which he still lives. His wife was born in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., in 1820. She is the mother of eight children, who are living, John J., Dr. Andrew J., Polly A. (Mrs. P.W. Grandstaff), Dr. William H., Dr. Emanuel B., Dr. Stephen A., Randal L., and Dr. Eli B. Dr. Andrew J. was reared on his father's farm, and received his literary education at Millerstown. Desiring to become a physician he began the study of medicine in 1880 under the direction of his brother, Dr. William H. In 1885 he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Louis, after which he located in Madison County, Mo., and began practicing his profession. In August, 1885, he came to Lutesville, where he has since been located, and is now one of the leading physicians and surgeons of Bollinger County. In 1877 he was united in marriage with Mary C. Sitzer, a daughter of John F. Sitzer. She was born in Madison County, Mo., in 1848. They have four children living, Mary E. (Mrs. J.Q. Ramsey), Caroline Maradie, George Franklin, and Cerrie Boyd. During the war the Doctor was a Union man, and was in the Federal service from April, 1865, until July of the same year. Politically he is a Democrat. He and wife and two children are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, of which he has served as deacon for ten years. Andrew J. has been a Baptist for twenty-two years. In connection with his practice he manages a drug store, and has served as postmaster of Lutesville since January, 1886. The Doctor is a Mason, a member of the A.O.U.W., and of the Temperance Benevolent Association. He was elected to the office of justice of the peace in Madison County, and served eight years and then resigned. [p. 840-841]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 840-841]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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