The Saterfiels

Genealogy of the Saterfiels of West Monroe, LA
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James Wesley Saterfiel
(Father of Cecil Calvert Saterfiel)

b. 13 Jan 1885 in Newton, Newton Co. Miss.
m. 15* Nov 1903, Bertie Clemmie Dean, in Poplar Springs, Newton Co., Miss
d. 26 Aug 1949, in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA
bur. in Mt. Vernon Bapt. Church Cemetery near West Monroe,
Ouachita Parish, LA

Son of
James Henry Saterfiel
(1858 - 1927)
Mary Rebecca Jones
(1857 - 1911)

Children of Bertie Clemmie Dean and James Wesley Saterfiel

Clarance Alexander SATERFIEL b: 13 Jan 1906 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi
Ollie Lee SATERFIEL b: 25 Jun 1908 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi
Cecil Calvin** SATERFIEL b: 23 Jun 1910 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi
d. 24 Sep 1971 at home in West Monroe, LA.  Bur Mt Vernon BC Cem, Oua, LA
Nathan Troy SATERFIEL b: 6 Sep 1912 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi  d. 6 Mar 1930, in West Monroe, LA  Bur Mt Vernon BC Cem., Oua Par, LA
Herman Beauford SATERFIEL b: 20 Oct 1914 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi
C.Howard A. SATERFIEL b: 24 Nov 1916 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi d. 21 Aug 1932 in West Monroe, Oua Par, LA.  Bur Mt Vernon BC Cemetery
James Dean SATERFIEL  b. 14 Aug 1920   m. (2) Jeanne Elaine Blakeley 8/24/1946 Detroit, MI   d. 
Carlos Maloy SATERFIEL b: 17 Dec 1922  d. 24 Dec 1922 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Earl SATERFIEL b: 18 Oct 1924 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
d. 28 Oct. 1998  bur. Mt. Vernon Cemetery, West Monroe, Oua Par, LA
Notes about James Wesley Saterfiel

Obituary 26 Aug 1949 West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Reverend. J. W. Saterfiel, an active Baptist Minister for forty years, was called to his Heavenly Home Aug.26th.
The funeral services ,conducted by Rev. L. A. Marterne, were held in the Mt.Vernon Church, Aug.29 th.A number of Baptist Ministers assisted in the service.
Rev.Saterfiel was a member ,and former pastor of Mt.Vernon Church
The masonic Lodge of Cadeville, rendered their final service for Rev. Saterfiel in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Rev. Saterfiel, born at Meridian, Miss, the 18th of Jan.1885,surrendered to preach in 1903.He served a number of churches in Miss. and Louisiana, during a period of forty years of active ministry.
He was truly a builder of God.  Our beloved brother in the ministry, will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Rev. Saterfiel is survived by his widow, Mrs. J. W. Saterfiel; six sons, C.A, O.L, C.C., Rev. H.B, J.D., and Earl Saterfiel, two brothers, two sisters, and a number of grandchildren.

* Cemetery marker shows wedding date of 15 Nov.  Research notes shows 12 Nov.  Maybe 12 Nov was date license obtained?
**Calvin is middle name apparently shown in family Bible (of Nancy Thrash Dean?).  Family has always known his middle name to be "Calvert".  Death certificate, signed by his wife Lillian, shows "Calvert"
Cemetery marker for Carlos Maloy, 1922, shows spelling of "Saterfield"

Additional References:
Research of Mack Saterfield at
Cemetery markers at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Cecil Calvert Saterfiel death certificate


Family of Rev. James Wesley and Bertie Dean Saterfiel of West Monroe, LA abt 1928.  Front row - Rev. Saterfiel, Dean, Earl & Bertie.  Back row - Herman, Cecil, Ollie & Clarence.
Rev. James Wesley Saterfiel with his siblings shortly before his death in 1949 and in a portrait from an earlier day.  Click here to see a larger image.
Rev James Wesley Saterfiel performing a baptism probably in a bayou/creek in Ouachita Parish in the 1930s.
Ministry of Rev James Wesley Saterfiel
And His Sons In Ouachita Parish

From the records of the Ouachita –Morehouse Baptist Association (GL transcribed 170818) I found specifically that Cecil Saterfiel was a “messenger” (delegate) to the convention in 1933, 1936 and 1938 (records for all years not found). He is noted as Mt Vernon Baptist Church “clerk” in 1932 and “treasurer” in 1936. C. A. (Clarence) Saterfiel was shown as “Messenger” from Fairbanks BC in 1935 and 1939. He is listed as “Treasurer” in 1938 and 1943. Records for all years were not available.

Rev. James Wesley Saterfiel is noted as a “Pastor” in West Monroe in 1933 although the specifc church was not identified. The 1934 Association Annual Program was not available. In 1935 J. W. Satterfield is shown as Pastor of Fairbanks Baptist Church. His son, Clarence, was listed as the “messenger” from that church. Also from the 1935 record, “, using I Corinthians 4:2 as his text, Rev. J. W. Satterfield preached the Doctrinal Sermon. His subject was “Stewardship”. In 1936 J. W. Satterfield is shown as “Other Ordained Minister” (not pastor of a specific church, I presume). 1937 was missing. 1938 JWS was not mentioned. J. W. Satterfield is listed as “Ordained Minister” (church not specified) and Messenger for Mt. Vernon B C in 1939. He was not listed in the 1943 program and other books were missing. The record for 1945 shows him as “retired, West Monroe, Mt. Vernon”. There were records for the latter 1920s but no mention of Saterfiels. There were several years for the 1930s and 1940s that no record was found.

Family Recollections

James Wesley Saterfiel brought his family from Newton County, Mississippi to West Monroe, LA in 1918. He purchased 80 acres on Jim Arrant Road where they erected a large tent to live in while clearing the land and building a home.   Granddad Saterfiel and his sons would work on clearing the land during the day and he would work on the house at night using the day’s cut wood for his firelight.  

In 1927 he began building the house, which still stands, at 136 Saterfield Road. He brought some of the materials from the original house to the new house. One of the reasons for the move was because of the unavailability of well water at the original location. They tried several wells but to no avail. Granny Saterfiel would have to carry laundry from the original house down to about the present pond, which then was just a spring, to wash clothes and get water.

Grandad Saterfiel farmed the land during the week and would travel to various churches to preach on the weekend. Usually he went by horse or carriage but he sometimes would walk to catch a bus on the Jonesboro Road to get to where he was going to preach. It was about 1925 before he ever received money for his preaching. He would get paid in vegetables, eggs, etc. His first cash payment was a quarter—two bits (don’t know from whom). Prior to moving to Louisiana, Rev. Saterfiel would travel from Newton County to Vicksburg and take the ferry across to Louisiana where he would lead church services.  In addition to farming, Grandad Saterfiel did carpentry work to help support his family.  While working on Mt. Vernon Baptist Church construction (rebuilding church after a tornado) Grandad Saterfiel fell off a ladder and fractured his skull.  

Some of the Saterfiel boys—Hermon, Ollie, Dean, Earl…--moved to Detroit to work at the Ford plant in the 1930s. Grandad Saterfiel and Granny sold their house and property to their son, Cecil (about 1938), and moved to Detroit also. They didn’t stay long before moving back to West Monroe. They purchased 80 acres at the west end of (present day) Emmett Arrant Road (other side of Jim Arrant Rd from Saterfield Rd) —land now owned by Uncle Clarence’s descendants. This is the house where James Wesley Saterfiel died in 1949. He had cancer. The pictures of he and his brothers and sisters show him kind of holding his left arm away from his side as if it was painful. The cancer was in his left side apparently. His brothers, Melvin and Charlie, and his sisters, Ora and Lulu, came to visit him shortly before he died.

(as told to JWS great-grandson, Glenn Luttrell, by JWS grandson, Herbert Saterfiel)