Alanson Field

1803–Male
Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Alanson

When Alanson Field was born in 1803, in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Elijah Field, was 47 and his mother, Tamesin Crane, was 48. He married Harriet Goodrich about 1830, in Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 25 years.

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Family Time Line

Alanson Field
1803–
Harriet Goodrich
1808–1882
Marriage: about 1830
Andrew J Field
1831–
Emma T Field
1834–1839
Eli Field
1846–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1830
Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 24

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 31

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alauson Field, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alanson Field in household of Martin Beebee, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Alanson Fields, "United States Census, 1870"

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