His father was born in the town of Surrey, New Hampshire, in 1765.
Sargent Field was born in Peacham, Vermont, a son of Nathan and Hepzibah Field. His father removed to Peacham in 1788, and in 1794 became an active and valuable member of the Congregational Church in that section, with which body he was connected until his death.
His wife died August 16, 1857, aged eighty years, and was buried in Hardwick. November 10, 1859, his own death followed, after he had reached the remarkable age of ninety-four years and three months.
Mr. Field was married May 14, 1829, in Hardwick, Vermont, to Sarah Bailey, daughter of John and Abigail (Bailey) Cobb. She was born February 4, 1809, in Hardwick.
Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Field were the parents of five children:
Orville Jenson Field
John Cobb Field (born May 26, 1839, married Sarah McCombie. He removed to Kansas in 1871, returned to Chicago in 1893, and died March 2, 1894. His children are: Frederick, William and Minnie Estelle.)
Sarah Aurora Field (born January 7, 1842, in Peacham, Vermont, married November 3, 1864, to Charles Augustus Boughton. He was a son of William Boughton, of New Jersey, and was born July 13, 1841. The children of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boughton : Anna Luella, Charles Herbert, Eugene, Helen Eliza, Edna Aurora, who died at the age of four months; and Clifford LeRoy.)
Alvah Eugene Field (born November 6, 1849, and January 13, 1873, was married to Isabella Storms. The children of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Field were: Arthur Sargent, Esther Aurora, Isabella Irene and Lily. Of these, the son, Arthur, is the only one living. He was the proprietor of a grocery store at the corner of Seventy-third Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.)