Frederick Clifton Pierce, 2 Field Genealogy 1146 (Hammond Press, Chicago 1901). States occupation as "merchant and planter;" resident of Boone County, Missouri. Names of wives and children from Field Genealogy. Name of first wife, Martha Ann Hockaday, and children by first wife correspond to those in B.F.VanMeter's G&BS, p. 77 (G&BS does not mention second wife).
1850 U.S. Census, 8th Dist, Boone County, Missouri: John H. Field, age 38, farmer, real estate value $13,500, born Kentucky; also listed in household: Frances, age 26, born KY; Irvin H., age 15, born KY; Thomas M. age 13, born MO; Curtis H., age 12, born MO; Rosanna H., age 10, born MO; Evaline M., age 8, born MO; Isaac N., age 7, born MO; Martha A., age 3, born MO.