Born: February 12, 1845, Pickens, South Carolina.
Died: December 6, 1925, Dallas, Texas.
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.
John was the son of Isaiah Mayfield and (possibly) Anne S. Calhoun, and husband of Margaret Ellen White.
He moved to Upshur County, Texas, around 1854.
During the American civil war, he served in Company K, 34th Texas Cavalry, Colonel Terrell’s Regiment.
He started teaching and writing vocal music at age 35, and became associated with the Trio Music Company. As of 1907, he was living in Shady Grove, Texas.
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