Family lore is that Albert Wakefield was a physician in a battle between England and Ireland in Galway, Ireland. In the battle, King William of England was wounded and Dr. Albert Wakefield patched up the king.
To show his gratitude, the king gave Albert Wakefield land that was on the battle site in Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland
David Wakefield, a descendant of Dr. Albert Wakefield, left Ireland and settled in Pennsylvania in America.
This map shows where David Wakefield built the family cabin in Path Valley, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
John Fleming Wakefield was a descendant of David Wakefield and was born in this area.
Erastus Snow Wakefield
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