Amos Field

about 1677–
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Amos

When Amos Field was born about 1677, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Field, was 38 and his mother, Martha Harris, was 34. He died in his hometown.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Field
1639–1717
Martha Harris
1643–1717
Thomas Field, Jr.
1670–1752
Martha Field
1675–1735
Amos Field
1677–
William Field
1672–1729
Mary Field
1673–1729
Elizabeth Field
1674–1727

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 46

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 86

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 95

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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.

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  • Pierce/Porter and Associated Families

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