EZEKIEL FIELD, farmer, P. O. New Grand Chain, was born in Davis County, Ky., February 19, 1840. His parents were natives of the same State. His father, John Field, was a farmer by occupation, and he died in 1853. His wife, Nancy (Allen) Field, married a second time — W. H. Hoskinson, who is living in Tennessee. She died in 1868. Mr. Field's parents had seven children, our subject being the only one living. He received but a meager education, and for several years lived in Kentucky and Indiana. He came to Pulaski County with his step-father, and has since resided here. The latter purchased about 200 acres of land. which Mr. Field afterward bought of him. He now has about 1,000 acres, part of which he rents. February 19, 1860, he married Malinda B. Metcalf, a daughter of Thomas F. and Jane A. (Graham) Metcalf, and by her has had nine children, six of whom are living — Curtis, Stanton E., Lillie, Ishmael, Indiana and Chalmer O. Mr. Field is a member of the A., F. & A. M., Grand Chain Lodge, No. 660, and also K. of H., and K. & L. of H. He votes the Republican ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 304.