Biographical information on William FIELD.


William FIELD b. about 1698;1 d. 30 Mar. 1748, age 50,1 Tyrone Twp., Lancaster2
   (now Adams) Co., PA ; bur. Old White Episcopal Church Cem., Huntingdon
   Twp., Adams Co., PA;1 married
Jane who was living 1772;3 Jane and her children moved to Guilford Co., NC
   by 3 Nov. 1755 when she submitted land entries;4 children:
1. John FIELD2 age 21+ in 1748;2 m. Mary7 POWELL6 23 Jan. 1750;6 
   d. between 12 Dec. 17877 and 19 May 1788 Guilford Co., NC31
2. William FIELD2 age 21+ in 1748;2 m. Lydia;5,8 died between 2 June and
   30 Nov. 1805 Randolph Co., NC8
3. Robert FIELD2 under age 21 in 1748;2 m. Anne5,24 WALKER;9 d. May 1820 
   Guilford Co., NC16
4. Jeremiah FIELD2 under age 21 in 1748;2 m. Mary;5,21 d. between 19 Dec.
   1818 and 31 May 1821 Guilford Co., NC10
5. Joseph FIELD2 under age 21 in 1748;2 m. Lydia5 JULIAN;11 probably 
   d. 7 Oct. 1780 Battle of King's Mountain, York Co., SC fighting
   for the Loyalists11
6. Mary FIELD2 under age 18 in 17482
7. Ann FIELD2 under age 18 in 17482 ?(m. Ninian Beall HAMILTON)?;12
   living 1830 St. Louis Co., MO age 90-10013

To date, there are descendants from two sons of William that have DNA tested and are a
34/37 match to each other, and their results are listed below.  The Peter descendant has
tested to 67 markers, and those results are shown as F27 at: Fields DNA Project
This FIELD family has not matched any other.


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Jeremiah Field descendant 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 14 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 17 19 40 40 11 12
Peter Field descendant 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 14 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 16 15 17 18 40 41 11 12











Joseph FIELD had no known will or estate settlement. Joseph was among a
   group of NC Loyalists paid at NY, he being paid from 5 Feb. 1776 to
   27 Oct. 1778.14 The last record found for him is on 23 Feb. 1778 when
   Commissioners for Guilford Co. sold 33 sheep, 11 cows, 1 calf, 13 steers,
   4 yearlings, 1 heifer, and 7 young cattle, the property of William and
   Joseph Fields, they being Loyalitst. Col. James Martin bought for 250
   pounds, 198 acres formerly Joseph Fields property.15 In the summer of 1780
   a band of NC Loyalists were recruited, that were all killed or captured
   at the Battle of King's Mountain.  It is belived Joseph was among those
   Loyalists killed.

Biographical information on Joseph FIELD

   There is evidence to support that he and Lydia JULIAN had at least the
   following children:
1. Peter FIELDS20 m. Charlotte VICKERY 1788;26 d. 1816
   Guilford Co., NC27
2. Mary FIELD17 b. 24 Sep. 1770;17,29 m. James PARSONS;17 d. 30 Jan. 1820
   bur. Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC28,29
3. Ann18,20 "Nancy"28 FIELD; m.bond James COLTRANE 5 Mar. 1795;18 d. 26 May 1818,
   bur. Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC28,30
4. Lydia FIELD20 b. ca. 1776;19 m.bond Samuel SHORT
   14 Feb. 1796;18 living 1850 Franklin Co., MO19
5. Patience FIELD20 b. ca. 1778;23 m.bond Evan PARSONS 23 Dec. 1799;18
   living 186023

After the death of Joseph FIELD, his widow Lydia (JULIAN) FIELD secondly
married to William ARMFIELD, Sr., also a widower.11 William ARMFIELD, Sr.
wrote his will on 28 March 1804, probated May 1812, and named his wife
Lydia.22 She died in 1819, buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery,
Guilford Co.25  They had one child that survived:
1. Joseph B. ARMFIELD11 b. 13 Oct. 1785;25 m. Nellie STEVENSON;11 d.
   25 Dec. 1880 Guilford Co., NC;25 bur. Walnut Grove Cemetery


1. William Field headstone, Old White Episcopal Church (York Springs), Adams Co., PA 2. William Field will, Lancaster Co., PA wills A:145-146, FHL microfilm 0,021,354. 3. Guilford Co., NC deeds 1:211-212, FHL microfilm 0,019,045. 4. Margaret M. Hofmann, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, (no location: by author, 1995), 5:168. 5. William L. Saunders, The Colonial Records of North Carolina, (Raleigh: Josephus Daniels, Printer to the State, 1890), 10:841. In a 1776 petition, Lyde Field, Mary Field, Lyde Field, and Ann Field (among others) signed a petition for the release of their husbands William, Robert, Joseph and Jeremiah Field, who were taken prisoner (other records show they voluntarily turned themselves in) shortly before the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. Records cited above show the names of the wives of William, Robert, and Jeremiah. By elimination, Joseph was married to a "Lyde." 6. F.J.C Hertzog & Rosa M. Will, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1920), 2:264, FHL microfilm 0,387,946. 7. John Field will, Guilford Co. original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,571,682. John Field will, Guilford Co., NC Will Book A:116-117. 8. William Fields will, Randolph Co., NC wills 3:31-33 FHL microfilm 0,475,245. 9. Samuel Walker will, Randolph Co., NC wills 1:1, FHL microfilm 0,475,245. 10. Jeremiah Field will, Guilford Co. original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,571,682. Jeremiah Field will, Guilford Co., NC wills B:116-117. 11. Sallie Stockard, The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, (Knoxville, Tenn.: Gaut-Ogden Co., Printers and Book Binders, 1902), 151, 157. She stated much of her section on the Armield family was taken from information written at the dictation of Joseph B. Armfield (son of William Armfield and Lydia Julian) "about twenty-five years ago." [about 1877] by his grandson G. Will Armfield of Greensboro. Stockard stated that Lydia had 10 children from her first marriage. Supposedly these ten children were named William, Sarah, Jeremiah, Robert, Peter, Mary, Lydia, Patience, Samuel, and David and listed in the dictation, though not given in the publication. The current location of that dictation, if extant, is unknown. 12. See summary of evidence I have listed here 13. 1830 St. Louis Co., MO census, 90-100 year old female in household of Ninian Hamilton. 14. Murtie June Clark, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.), 346. 15. Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalists Land and Property in North Carolina, (Rocky Mount, NC: by author, 1989), 45-46. 16. Robert Field Senr., 1820 estate, Guilford Co. loose estate papers, NC State Archives,FHL microfilm 2,210,124, frames 785-788. See also his heirs in an additional file for Robert Field, 1822, Randolph Co., NC loose estate papers, NC State Archives, FHL 2,070,621, frames 500-649. 17. Nelson Parsons Bible, Parsons Family File, Indiana Room, Guilford Twp. Historical collection, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, Indiana, scanned image in author's collection. 18. Guilford Co., NC marriage bonds. Parsons-Field, FHL microfilm 0,536,827. Coltrane-Field, FHL microfilm 0,536,824. Short-Field, FHL microfilm 0,536,827. 19. Woodson Short househld, 1850 Franklin Co., MO census. Lydia Short, born NC, age "13" [sic, should be 73] in household. 20. These 5 children can not be placed among the named heirs of John, William, or Jeremiah in their wills, or the estate papers of Robert. John did name a daughter Ann in his will, but she has not been proved as identical to the Ann who married James Coltrane. Through elimination as not being children of the other 4 brothers, they are thought to be children of Joseph and Lydia. Mary is a proved child of Joseph and Lydia through the Parsons Bible. Additional evidence for the others is centered around associations with William Armfield, who would have been their step-father, and the given names Peter and Patience, names not found among known descendants of the other 4 Field brothers. a. Peter is not used among other Field lines, and is believed to come from Lydia Julian's father, Peter Julian. b. Among the children of Patience were ones named Peter and Lydia. c. The bondsman for Ann's marriage was "William Armfield, Senr." the man who married Lydia (Julien) Field. d. Among the children of Ann were ones named Lydia, Joseph, and Patience. e. Nancy Coltrane is buried next to Mary Parsons [see #28] f. When Samuel Short and wife Lydia (Field) sold land in 1802, one of the witnesses was [her step-father] William Armfield, and it was sold to Peter Field. [her brother] [Guilford deeds G:536] g. Lydia named a daughter Patience. 21. Orange Co., NC deeds 3:435-436, FHL microfilm 0,305,925. 22. William Armfield, Senr. will, Guilford Co. original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,571,680. 23. 1860 Hendricks Co., Indiana census, age 82, p. 884. 24. Rowan Co., NC deeds 4:401-402, FHL microfilm 0,313,544. 25. Guilford County Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Survey, p. 159. 1937 survey of Walnut Grove (formerly Bull Run) Cemetery lists "L. A." died 1819. Comments by transcribers state this was identified by a descendant as Lydia (Julien) Fields Armfield. Joseph B. Armfield 13 Oct. 1785-25 Dec. 1800, age 95y, 2m, 12d. 26. "Account State Transfers and Fines," Marriage Licenses, The Genealogical Journal [Randolph County NC Genealogical Society] VII (Spring 1983), 44. 27. Peter Fields will, Guilford Co. original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,571,682. [written 19 Nov. 1809, probated Aug. 1816] Peter Fields Will, Guilford Co., NC Will Book B:16-17. 28. Agnes Hussey Stevens, Ed., Randolph County Cemetery Records Volume IX Northwest Section, New Market Township, Trinity Township, (Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 2001), 18. Mary Parsons age 49y, 4m, 5d James Parsons and wife Mary are buried in row 22, spaces 15 and 16. James Coltrane and Nancy Coltrane are buried in row 22, spaces 19 and 17. 29. Mary Parsons headstone, Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cem., Archdale, Randolph Co., NC 30. Nancy Coltrane headstone, Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC 31. 1781-1788 Guilford Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, p. 327. John Fields will proved.

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