MAYFIELD, EPHRIAM NORMAN (1833 ~ 1906). Ephriam Norman Mayfield, Confederate veteran, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 27, 1833. After moving to Texas in 1844, Ephriam and his family settled in Austin, Travis County, where he father was elected Sheriff in the 1850s.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, Mayfield enlisted in the Confederacy on July 11, 1861. He was mustered into Company B of the 4th Texas Infantry, but was later discharged due to disability on December 17, of that same year.
After returning to full health, Mayfield reenlisted on October 6, 1862, in Company H of the 5th Texas Cavalry, where he more than likely fought in engagements in Louisiana, including Cox's Plantation and Bayou Bourbeau. Soon after, circa 1864, the 5th Cavalry moved back into Texas and was stationed in Huntsville, where it disbanded in June, 1865.
After separating from his unit, Mayfield returned to Austin, where he married the former Polly Musett on June 5, 1867. They had seven children.
The Mayfields remained in Austin, where Ephriam worked as a Capitol Watchman from 1903, until he died on December 31, 1906. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery on January 2, 1907.
Information taken from: obituary, The Austin Statesman, Tuesday, January 1, 1907, Widow's Application for Pension # 16722 and Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System website at www.itd.nps.gov/cwss.