Biography of James A. Field
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

This well known agriculturist is pleasantly situated in Section 19, Washington township, Defiance county, where he owns one of the many fine farms for which that locality is justly noted. He was born in Mayfield township, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, June 16, 1848, but since two years old has made his home in Defiance county. His father, Albert Field, was born in Vermont, May 1, 1816, and when a young man went to Newport, Rhode Island, where he was married September 4, 1842, to Miss Ann Elizabeth Whittington, who was born in Providence, that State, February 19, 1817. At an early day they emigrated to Cuyahoga county, Ohio, in 1850 coming to Defiance county and locating in Section 23, Farmer township, where they continued to make their home until called from this life, the mother dying April 2, 1879, the father on September 2, 1880. Of their five children, James, Eugene (1) and George are all deceased, leaving only James A., of this sketch, and Eugene (2), now living.

In Defiance county the subject of this sketch was reared and educated in much the usual manner of farmer boys of his day, assisting his father in the work of the home farm in Farmer township until 1876, when he purchased his present farm in Washington township, to the cultivation and improvement of which he has since devoted his energies with most gratifying results. The place comprises 101 1/3 acres of fertile and productive land, and as he is a thorough and skillful farmer, it yields to him abundant harvests for the care and labor bestowed upon it

On November 19, 1873, Mr. Field was united in marriage with Miss Annie Bask, who was born in Richland county, Ohio, June 15, 1845, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Pask, both natives of Lincolnshire, England, who died at the home of our subject. Mr. Field is a true and consistent Christian gentleman, a worthy member of the Church of God, takes an active part in all Church work, and for five years has been superintendent of the Sunday school. Mrs. Field is a member of the German Reformed Church.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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