David Dudley Field I

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David Dudley Field I (May 20, 1781 – April 15,1867) was an American Congregational clergyman and historical writer. He was born in East Guilford, now Madison, Connecticut on May 20, 1781, the son of Timothy Field, an officer during the American Revolution. He graduated from Yale in 1802, and held pastorates at Haddam, Connecticut, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He wrote A History of the Town of Pittsfield, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts (1844). He married Submit Dickinson (1782-1861) in 1803, and they had nine children, four of whom achieved national prominence.[1] He is buried at the Stockbridge Cemetery in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.[2]

Their children were:

  • David Dudley Field, Jr. (1805–1894) was a US Congressman and law reformer.
  • Emilia Ann Field Brewer (1807 – 1861), who married missionary Rev. Josiah Brewer
  • Timothy Beals Field (1809 – 1836)
  • Mathew Dickinson Field (1811–1870)
  • Jonathan Edwards Field (1813–1868)
  • Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899) was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court.
  • Cyrus West Field (1819–1892) was a business man and industrialist who led the effort to lay the first Atlantic telegraph cable.
  • Henry Martyn Field (1822–1907) carried on in the family tradition becoming a clergyman and author.
  • Mary Elizabeth Field (1823–1856)


  1. ^ Swisher, Carl Brent. Stephen J. Field, Craftsman of the Law. The Brookings Institution, 1930. pp. 12
  2. ^ "Rev David Dudley Field, Sr (1781 - 1867) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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