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Joseph Field

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Death: February 15, 1736 (78)
Sunderland, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Zechariah Field, Sr. and Mary Field
Husband of Hanna Field; Joanna Field and Mary Belding
Father of Jonathan Field; Mary Bardwell; Joanna French; Lydia Bliss; Capt. Jonathan Field and 1 other
Brother of Mary Field; Zechariah Field, Jr.; John Field and Sgt. Samuel Field
Half brother of Sarah Field; William Field, I; Thomas Field; Robert Field; John Field and 4 others

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About Capt. Joseph Field

JOSEPH FIELD........ Birth: 1658 Death: Feb. 15, 1736 Sunderland Franklin County Massachusetts, USA

He was the son of Zechariah Field and Mary ____ Field.

His first wife was Joanna Wyatt Field, married Jun 28,1683.

His second wife was Mary (Wells) Belding Field, the widow of Stephen Belding, and daughter of Thomas Wells Jr and Mary Beardsley Wells. Joseph and Mary were married on Jan 2,1722/3. Mary died at Northfield,MA on Mar 15,1751.

Children(by first marriage): Mary Field Bardwell, Joanna Field, Joseph Field Jr, an infant daughter, Joanna Field French, Lydia Field Bliss, Jonathan Field, Martha Field, Abigail Field, Israel Field, and Thankful Field.

Family links:

 Zechariah Field (1596 - 1666)

 Joanna Wyatt Field (1663 - 1722)

 Joseph Field (1689 - 1754)*
 Joanna Field French (1693 - 1774)*
 Lydia Field Bliss (1695 - 1760)*
 Jonathan Field (1697 - 1781)*
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Burial: Unknown

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Created by: Kevin Avery Record added: Oct 22, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 43413172

'Capt. Joseph Field

  • M, b. 1657, d. 15 February 1736
  • Father Zachariah Field b. c 1596
  • Mother Mary Stanley d. 1670
  • ' Capt. Joseph Field was born in 1657 at Hartford, Hartford, CT.
  • He married Joanna (Hannah) Wyatt on 28 June 1683 at Hartford, Hartford, CT.
  • Capt. Joseph Field died on 15 February 1736 at Sunderland, Hampshire, MA.

'Family Joanna (Hannah) Wyatt b. 1663, d. 23 Mar 1722

  • Child
  • 1. Mary Field+ b. 18 Jul 1684


'New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter, Pg. 719

(IX) John (2) Field,

  • son of Richard and Elizabeth Felde, was born about 1535, at East Ardsley, and
  • married, in 1560, Jane, daughter of John Amyas.
    • She died August 30, 1609, and
  • he died May, 1587.

He was an eminent astronomer, and introduced into England in 1557 the Copernican system, against the opposition of the scientist of his day, and in recognition of this service to astronomy a sphere was later added to and surmounted the family coat-of-arms.


(X) John (3),

  • son of John (2) and Jane Field, was born about 1568, in Ardsley, and
  • moved away before attaining his majority.
  • Record of his death has not been found.


(XI) Zachariah Field,

  • grandson of John (2) Field, the astronomer, American ancestor of the Field family, was born in 1596, at East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England.
  • married about 1670, wife unknown.
  • Died in Hatfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on June 30, 1666.

The Field famly has usually taken the liberal side of religious and political questions, and in 1629 Zachariah Field left England on account of the persecutions of the dissenters, and landed in Boston, settling in Dorchester. In 1636 he was one of the Rev. Thomas Hooker's congregation, which settled in Hartford, Connecticut. With the more liberal members of the church he removed to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1659. He was engaged in the mercantile buseness and had a large trade with the Indians. He was one of the original 25 proprietors of Hatfield, same colony, and was a member of the committee which laid out the lands. He received a grant of land there in 1661 and resided there until his death, June 30, 1666. He married, about 1670, ____. Their children were:

  • 1. Mary,
  • 2. Zachariah, mentioned below;
  • 3. Joseph
  • 4. Samuel,
  • 5. 'Joseph'.


'Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams, Pg. 1188

'(XII) Captain Joseph,

  • youngest son of Zachariah and Mary Field, was born about 1658, at Hartford, Connecticut.
  • died Feb. 15, 1736, in Sunderland, Province of Massachusetts Bay

He went to Hatfield, Massachusetts, with his father, in 1663, and was one of forty signers to an agreement made April 13, 1714, to settle the town of Swampfield (now Sunderland). Massachusetts: in 1720 he removed to Northfield, in the spring of 1726 sold out and removed to Northampton, Massachusetts, but the same year returned to Sunderland, in which place he died February 15, 1736. In the town records of the last-named place he is called Sergeant Joseph Field. In 1673, the grant of Swampfield, at first a plantation, was made to the inhabitants of Hadley, Massachusetts, and they made a settlement soon after the grant, but on the breaking out of King Philip's war they returned to their original homes, and many of the buildings were burned by the Indians. The attempt to settle this tract of land was not repeated for 40 years after the original division, and the clearings had become overgrown with brush; in one house a basswood tree about a foot in diameter had grown in the fire-place, and whatever buildings were left were in ruins.

  • Captain Field married (first) June 28, 1683, Joanna (Wyatt),
    • daughter of John and Mary (Bronson) Wyatt, of Sunderland, born in 1663,
    • died March 23, 1722, and
  • married (second) January 2, 1723, Mary (Wells),
    • daughter of Thomas and Mary (Beardsley) Wells, widow of Stephen Belding, of Hatfield, born September 8, 1664,
    • died March 15, 1751, at Northfield.

He had eleven children, all by first wife Joanna;

  • 1. Mary, born July 18, 1684, married Ebenezer Bardwell.
  • 2. Joanna, December 9, 1686, died August 30, 1689.
  • 3. Joseph.
  • 4. A daughter, March 15, 1691, died April 19, 1691.
  • 5. Joanna, January 9, 1693, married Captain Thomas French, of Deerfield.
  • 6. Lydia, June 26, 1695, married John Bliss, of Springfield.
  • 7. Jonathan, October 13, 1697, married (first) Mary Billing and (second) Esther Smith.
  • 8. Martha, October 19, 1699.
  • 9. Abigail, September 4, 1702, died January 10, 1721.
  • 10. Israel, June 29, 1705, died July 16, 1705.
  • 11. Thankful, September 19, 1707, died October 11, 1707.


He was the son of Zechariah Field and Mary ____ Field.

His first wife was Joanna Wyatt Field, married Jun 28,1683.

His second wife was Mary (Wells) Belding Field, the widow of Stephen Belding, and daughter of Thomas Wells Jr and Mary Beardsley Wells. Joseph and Mary were married on Jan 2,1722/3. Mary died at Northfield,MA on Mar 15,1751.

Children (by first marriage):

  • 1. Mary Field Bardwell,
  • 2. Joanna Field,
  • 3. Joseph Field Jr,
  • 4. an infant daughter,
  • 5. Joanna Field French,
  • 6. Lydia Field Bliss,
  • 7. Jonathan Field,
  • 8. Martha Field,
  • 9. Abigail Field,
  • 10. Israel Field, and
  • 11. Thankful Field.
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Capt. Joseph Field's Timeline

Hartford, Connecticut Colony
July 18, 1684
Age 26
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
Age 35
June 26, 1695
Age 37
Springfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
October 13, 1697
Age 39
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
October 13, 1697
Age 39
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
October 19, 1699
Age 41
Hartford Co., CT (?)