We are researching the FIELD FAMILY of Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Other families we are researching include: IRONMONGER, ALDAY, ROBERTS, GREY, WITHERS, and KEENE of Virginia, GROSS (GRASS, GRASZ), OBERLANDER, and WILSON, of Ohio and Indiana, FRYMIRE of New York and Indiana, IRWIN, HINKLE, GOHN, MOSHOLDER, and COWAN of Pennsylvania and Indiana, LEWIS of Kentucky, BROWN, of Gibson County, Indiana, RAINEY of Gibson County Indiana and South Carolina, STAFFORD of Kentucky and HINDS of New Jersey. We are willing to exchange or share any information.
Our principal interest is the FIELD line which traditionally descends from HUBERTUS DE LA FELD (1030-1092) of Alsace-Lorraine. He is thought to have immigrated to England at the time of William the Conqueror. The first immigrant of our line to reach the New World is thought to be HENRY FIELD (born 1611) son of JOHN FIELD, JR. (born about 1559) of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. HENRY arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1635 on the ship Expectation. The FIELD family remained in Virginia eventually moving to Culpeper County. From Culpeper County ABRAHAM FIELD (1744-1822) moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1784. His son KEEN (died 1815) settled in Gibson County, Indiana.
Our branch of the family remained in Gibson County, Indiana, as farmers and land owners until GEORGE EMERY (or Embree) FIELD (1849-1915) moved north to Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana in the late 1800's. In 1945, HOWARD ALLEN FIELD 1911-1988) moved his family to California (This is our branch). Many others of this branch have remained in northern Indiana or southern Michigan.
If any of your FIELD ancestors were from these areas or connect to any of the people of these lines we might be able to help you. While we are interested in being in contact with all FIELD relatives we are extremely anxious to be in contact with descendants of KEEN FIELD (died 1815) of Gibson County Indiana.
FIELD: Appleman, Roy E. "Joseph and Reuben Field, Kentucky Frontiersmen of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Their Father, Abraham",(In Genealogies of Kentucky Families Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1981), pg. 500.
Briggs, Richard A. Pioneer Settlers and Related Families at the Mouth of Salt River (West Point, Kentucky.) This source contains both FIELD and WITHERS information.
Pierce, Frederick Clifton. Field Genealogy, Vol 1 and Vol 2. Hammond Press, Chicago 1901. This is a good starting point but he gives no references and makes many mistakes.
Yater, George H. and Carolyn S. Denton. "Nine Young Men From Kentucky", (We Proceeded On, Publication No. 11, May, 1992, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc)
Vallentine, John Franklin. The Roberts-Orme Ancestry, Vol 1.
HINKLE: Junkin and Junkin. The Henckel Genealogy 1500-1960, The Henckel Association, 1964.
GOHN: Goan, Eva. Gohn-Goan Descendants from Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Anderson Graphics, Inc., 1980.
WITHERS: Withers, Robert Edwin Sr. Withers Family of The County Lancaster, England and of Stafford County, Virginia Establishing the Ancestry of Robert Edwin Withers III. Dietz Printing Company, Richmond Virginia, 1947.
COUNTY HISTORIES: Peattie, Elia W. History of Gibson County Indiana. Cook & McDowell Pub. Owensboro, KY,1980.
Stormont, Gil R. History of Gibson County, Indiana. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1914.
Scheel, Eugene. Culpeper: A Virginia County's History through 1920. The Culpeper Historical Society, Culpeper, Virginia.
Tartt, Jas. T. History of Gibson County, Indiana, Jas.Tart & Co. Edwardsville, Illinois, 1884. (Page 188 the Field Family)
Lucie Catherine Field & Eugene Allen Field