Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 8th-great grandmother, Mary Bennett.
Mary was born December 10, 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA., the daughter of James and Mary (Broughton) Bennett. Mary married before 1697 to John Field, son of Zechariah and Sarah (Webb) Field. John was born December 8, 1673 in Deerfield, Hampshire Co., MA and died February 17, 1717/18 in Coventry, Windham Co., CT.
This family were victims of the Deerfield Massacre of 1704, an event in history that I hope to do more research about.
Known children of John and Mary (Bennett) Field are as follows :
i. Mary Field b. 1697 Deerfield, MA.
ii. John Field b. October 4, 1700 Deerfield, MA., m. Amy ________
iii. Sarah Field b. April14, 1703 Deerfield, MA., d. February 29, 1704 Deerfield, MA
iv. Pedajah Field b. January 28, 1706/07 Deerfield, MA.
v. Bennett Field b. December 13, 1709 Deerfield, MA, d. April 6, 1770 Manfield, CT., m. Elizabeth Spofford.
vi. Sarah Field b. July 20, 1712
I descend from John and Mary (Bennett) Field through their son, Bennett, as follows :
John Field and Mary Bennett
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)