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Ezekiel FIELDS

Ezekiel Fields (Dodge) Cemetery
Delaware County,

1789 - 1839 *Death year is historically inaccurate. See note below
Aged 50 Years
Son of Richard & Jennie Buffington Fields

Born in 1789 to Richard Fields Jr. and Jennie Buffington.
Married to Polly Ann Sexton, Ezekiel and family moved from Georgia before the forced government move. The family was allocated immigrant money to leave, but did not recieve the money until years after the move and the money amounted to very little.
Ezekiel settled on land in Indian Territory and made his home in the Dodge Community near what is now Grove Oklahoma. This land is now known as Cowskin Prairie.
Ezekiel had told his family that when he died he wanted to be buried on his own land, and was specific about the exact location where he was to be buried.
In 1870 while crossing his land on horseback, Ezekiel and a brother, along with his brothers son were caught in a prairie fire. Although they tried to outrun the fire they were caught and burned to death. All three are buried in the same grave at the location specified by Ezekiel. The land containing his burial place was set aside as a family burial place, and remained as such until April 26 1926, when it was set aside as a public cemetery. The cemetery was dedicated to Ezekiel's son Ezekiel Fields and his wife Margaret Weir, and is still known as the"Fields Cemetery" (HERITAGE OF THE HILLS published by the Deleware County Historical Society)

Of Ezekiel's five children, his sons Richard, Ezekiel, and George all served under General Stand Watie and fought at the battle of Pea Ridge during the Civil War. Other Fields men that served during that battle were, Thomas, Henry, Moses, James, George Washington and Turtle Fields.
Ezekiel Bud Fields married Margaret Weir when she was 13 years old during the Civil war, and lived in a log house that his father had built across from the Bud Fields Spring.
(HERITAGE OF THE HILLS by the Delaware County Historical Society)

Contributed on 8/25/12 by wfields55
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Submitted: 8/25/12 • Approved: 8/25/12 • Last Updated: 4/14/18 • R26437-G0-S3

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