Attorney, judge; author of legal codes. Born– March 22, 1861, Moore’s Bridge, Ala. Parents– James Jefferson and Amanda (South) Mayfield. Married– Susie Martin, June 30, 1897. Children– Two. Education– A.B., 1885; LL.B., 1888, University of Alabama. Worked as a teacher, 1885-87; tutor of physics and astronomy, University of Alabama, 1887-88. Began legal practice,¬† Tuscaloosa, 1888; served in Alabama House of Representatives, 1894-1896; judge of the City Court, Tuscaloosa, 1896-1903; Code Commissioner, Alabama, 1903-1908; Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 1908-1919; resigned to write the Alabama Code of 1924. Counselor, Governors Kirby and Brandon. Died January 1, 1927.


Marquis who’s who online;¬†Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama …. Nashville; Marshall & Bruce Co., 1901.

Mayfield’s Alabama Form Book Legal and Business Forms …. Nashville; Marshall and Bruce Co., 1924.

A Scrapbook on Constitutional Government. Atlanta; Foote & Davies Co., 1925.


Code of Alabama …. Nashville; Marshall and Bruce, 1907.


The Code of Alabama …. Atlanta; The Foote and Davis Co., 1897.

Paralled, Annotated and Indexed:

Annotations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Nashville; Marshall & Bruce Co., 1904.