Reuben Field

Male22 November 1772–1842

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Field was born on 22 November 1772, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremiah Field, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Colwell, was 23. He married Alice Brayton on 21 June 1798, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1842, at the age of 70.

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Reuben Field
Alice Brayton
Marriage: 21 June 1798
Lydia Field
Elcey Field
Adeline Field
Reuben Field
Emily Field

Sources (5)

  • Reuben Field, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Reuben Fields in entry for Abrey or Alicey Brayton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Reuben in entry for Lydia, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1798Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 9

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.


    Age 19

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name, probably from Field, in Leigh, Staffordshire. The placename derives from Old English feld ‘flat open country’. In the late 12th century one of Henry II's warrior knights took the surname to Ireland, where it often took the semi-Norman French form de la Feld. From the 15th century onward it was increasingly reduced to Field and gave its name to Fieldstown, the family's chief seat near Dublin. A branch of the Anglo-Irish family that migrated back to England in the 14th century retained the Normanized form as Delafield .

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable field or an area of open country (Middle English feld).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Feeley , through similarity of sound, and of Maghery by translation (chiefly in Armagh), from Gaelic An Mhachaire ‘of the field’.

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

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