Barren Co, KY. Was it this Fields Prewitt that was granted 200 acres in that county? It was surveyed 8/3/1799 and was on the Beaver Creek watercourse. A William Prewitt was also granted land there.
Via email April 1999 From Phil Tomlinson:
The following is from "The Territorial Papers of the United States -- The Indiana Territory":
"Memorial to Congress by Inhabitants of Randolph and St. Clair Counties. December 12, 1804. Inhabitants request that the government make some means so that the settlers may get a preemption on more favorable terms, as the $2 per acre, cash, cannot be paid by many, and since the lands upon which settlements are made is not the best land, as the settlers had to live close to each other due to the Indian troubles."
Among many signatures are: Fields Prewit
"Petition to Congress by the inhabitants of Randolph and St. Clair Counties, commonly called the Illinois Country, in the Indiana Territory, dated December 2, 1805; asking that assistance be given them as they are unable to advance the sums of money which the terms of sale require. They had not expected the lands to be offered for sale so soon, and they are afraid their houses may be sold over their heads as they have no cash to purchase the property and further request that the land above Cahokia and ending at a (blank) river below Kaskaskia be exempt for the terms of sale to which other public lands are subject."
Among the many signatures are:
Field (X) Prruet [this would be Fields Prewitt, Sr.]
Fields Prewitt [Fields Prewitt, Jr.]
In the St. Clair County, Illinois Territory Court of Common Pleas, August 3, 1809 Fields Prewitt, Sr. and Fields Prewitt, Jr. were ordered to pay Jonathon West $39.16.
Fields Preuitt is listed as a private in the "Muster Roll of a Company of Volunteer Infantry commanded by Captain William Jones, ordered into service by his Excellency, Ninian Edwards, Governor of the Illinois territory", [The War of 1812] from "History of Madison County, Illinois".
If Fields died in IL it had to be before 1818 as he was not in the state's first census.