Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 7th-great grandfather, Bennett Field.
Bennett was born December 13, 1709 in Deerfield, Hampshire Co., MA., the son of John and Mary (Bennett) Field. Bennett married December 18, 1734 in Deerfield to Elizabeth Spofford, the daughter of Thomas and Bethiah (Hazeltine) Spofford. Elizabeth was born April 19, 1715 in Boxford, Essex Co., MA and died November 20, 1772 in Manfield, Windham Co., CT. Bennett died April 6, 1770 in Manfield, Windham Co., CT.
Bennett's parents were survivors of the Deerfield Massacre of 1704.
Known children of Bennett and Elizabeth (Spofford) Field are as follows:
i. Bethiah Field b. April 8,1746 Stafford, CT, d. September 18, 1807 m. Seth Pierce
ii. Bennett Field b. April 12, 1752 Mansfield, CT., m. Elizabeth Pierce
I descend from Bennett and Elizabeth (Spofford) through their daughter, Bethiah, as follows:
Bennett Field and Elizabeth Spofford
Bethiah Field and Seth Pierce
Gordon Pierce and Thirsa Smalley
Francis S. Pierce and Rebecca Page
Edmund G. Pierce and Catherine Groenendyke
William Francis Pierce and Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce and Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)