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Field, James T., was born at Sackets Harbor, N. Y., December 9, 1832. He was educated in the public schools and follows the honorable occupation of farming. Mr. Field's father, Joseph Field, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, August 10, 1800; he married Sarah Wright of his native county and came to the United States in the year 1829, locating at Sackets Harbor, N. Y. They had eight children, five of whom still survive: John W., James P., (as above), Jane E., Jennette G., Joseph W., Martha A., Lucinda S. and Maggie E. Mr. Field died October 9, 1878, and his widow February 9, 1883. John W. married Amelia Simons of Hounsfield, and they have four children: Carrie, George, Harry and Jessie M. Joseph W. was a soldier in Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was killed in the battle of Five Forks in April, 1865. Jane B. married twice, first to Alfred Stevenson, and had ten children; after Mr. Stevenson's death she married William Thrall, now of Niagara county. Jennette G. married O. L. Wilton of Niagara county, and they have one daughter, Sarah M., now Mrs. Weaver. Martha A. married William B. Pettit of the town of Hounsfield, and they have three children, Albert A., Minnie S. and William F. Lucinda S. married John T. Hooper of Hounsfield, now of Chicago, Ill., and they have two children, Edith S. and Wallace T. Maggie E. is now keeping house for her brother, James T. Joseph Field was care taker and guard of the old ship Orleans for ten years. The family are members of the Presbyterian church and they came to reside on the Field homestead in 1845 and have owned it for sixty-seven years. Indians were located on it when they first purchased it.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898