The Field Descendants
Osborne King Field, Sr. (known to many as O.K. Field) was born in 1812 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was the son of James Lewis Field and Elizabeth Stevens Field. Osborne was descended from Revolutionary War express rider, Henry Field, Jr. (1725-1823).
Field genealogy states that, "O.K. Field was a very prominent and charitable man, universally liked by everyone who made his acquaintance, a gentleman of wealth and influence." In early life, he was noted as one of the best architects and builders in Mississippi. Owning a considerable amount of real estate in Natchez, his brick factory was located to what is now known as South Canal Street.
From his marriage with Virginia Hamilton Field, nine children were born. Their fourth child, a son, Dr. Levi Benjamin Field, (below) are the ancestors who reside at Glenfield for now seven generations.
Virginia Harrison Hamilton Field was born in Jefferson County, Mississippi in 1846. She was a granddaughter of Jesse Hamilton who in 1788 was granted 800 acres of Cole's Creek, Jefferson County, Mississippi from Spain. Virginia was the younger half-sister of Osborne King Field Sr.'s second wife, Mary Amelia Hamilton Lentz King. Tale has it that Mary's dying wish was for her husband to marry her younger half-sister.
O.K. Field, Sr. and his wife Virginia resided at their antebellum home Shadyside, located in Natchez, until they purchased Glenfield Plantation (formally called Glencannon) on April 2, 1880, along with an additional 1000 acres. They then changed the name of the home to Glenfield. The heirs of Mr. and Mrs. Field continue to reside at Glenfield today as their private residence.
Virginia lived out her life as a socialite in the Natchez community. She remained at Glenfield Plantation until her death in 1899, at the age of 53.