from the History of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario
Mr. Fields is descended from United Empire
Loyalist stock, his grandfather having married
Mary, a daughter of Truelove Butler, one of the
first settlers of Elizabethtown.
His father, Nathaniel Fields, was born in Elizabethtown in 1800, and died in 1831. His wife was
Elizabeth, daughter of John Anthony, an emigrant
from Vermont. Nathaniel spent his life in South
Elmsley, leaving behind him three chilren Reuben,
William, and Charlotte. William resides in Fulton
County, Ohio; Charlotte is the wife of Mr. Potter,
of Fulton, N ew York.
The subject of this sketch resides in the Village
of Mallorytown. He was born in 1824, in the Town
ship of South Elmsley, Leeds County; and married
in 1849, Mary Ann [Hagerman], daughter of the late John
Hagerman, Esq., by whom he has seven children,
five of whom are now living. One daughter is the
wife of Marcus Greir, of Yonge. One son, Norman
H. Fields, resides in Mallorytown.
Mr. Fields was for many years a member of the
Township Council of Escott, serving most of the
time as Reeve. In the year 1869, he was elected
Warden of the United Counties, filling that impor
tant position with credit to himself and the Counties.
Mr. Fields received a unanimous nomination at the
hands of the Liberals of South Leeds at the last
general election for the Local Legislature, but was
defeated in consequence of Yonge Front and Rear
being attached to Brockville Riding. During the
past two years he has served as License Inspector
for Brockville and South Leeds.