Macomb (Illinois) Journal, July 31, 1890:
Moses A. Fields of Denver, Colorado died July 24th (1890). The funeral was at the Zion Church (his brother James was formerly a pastor of this congregation) on July 27th. He was born in Prairieville, Pike County, Missouri on 23 May 1858 of slave parents (Henry and Winnie Fields), who escaped from bondage in 1862 and went to Quincy, Illinois. They moved to Macomb in 1868 and there he learned the barber trade. He came to Denver in 1884 where he has since resided. They (Moses’ parents) had 8 children, 2 are now living – Mrs. William Ball of Macomb and the Rev. James B. Fields of Denver. He is also survived by his wife.
1885 Colorado State Census: Arapahoe County
FIELDS, Moses A. M 25 Missouri 19-01 009
Marriage: Moses A. Fields to Gonzal V. Julion 1887 in Denver
1885 City Directory – Law Student with firm of Browne and Putnam