Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Historical Marker for Gregory Cherry

A historical marker was dedicated in memory of Gregory Cherry (1955 - 2007) by the city of Newport News, VA in May 2010.  Cherry, a Newport News native and a history enthusiast, purchased the dilapidated Fields house in 2000 for $1 and then began restoring the house.

Friday, January 21, 2011

1900 Census - James A. Fields and Family

This is the 1900 census where James A. Fields was living at 617-27th in Newport News, VA, which is the current location  and address of the historic house named his honor.    In his household were his wife Carrie, and their four sons Sterling, Early, James A. Jr., and Lucius.  James A. Fields (Sr.) died three years later, on November 20, 1903.