Mary Field Biographical Sketch by Mabel Field Hastings Mrs. Mary Field was born in 1833 inN iles, Michigan, when a few small settlements broke the wilderness between there and Detroit, nearly two hundred miles away. Her father, Nathaniel Bacon, then a studious young attorney, was later one of the first judges of the supreme court of Michigan. Her mother was of Scotch descent, and though she had grown up in her grandfathers luxurious home inN ew York, she was radiant with enthusiasm over the life of that far West. Mrs. Field (little Mary Hannah Bacon) was born in a log cabin, the first white child christened in southwestern Michigan. Her maternal grandfather, Joseph Sweetman, aS cotch Presbyterian minister, was called to the Fifth A venue Brick Church of New York City, but he declined the call choosing the simple life inC harlton, New York. Mrs. Field sgreat-grandfather was Judge Edward Savage: on his old slate tombstone inN ew York the record is that he was for twenty-one years a member of theN ew York legis lature, for forty years an elder in the Presbyterian church. His father was Captain John Savage,, an adventurous sea captain and stanch patriot who served in the French and Indian wars. Though long wounded and going with a crutch, he led his men at the storming ofT iconderoga. Mrs.
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