MAXFIELD GENEALOGY IN AMERICA
updated January 2017
I have undertaken a Maxfield surname genealogy for two reasons:
- Tracing genealogy is like unwinding a tangled ball of yarn. Each strand that I can identify and isolate, the easier it is to untangle the other strands. I can better trace my own Maxfield line as I identify other lines.
- What would be most helpful to someone just beginning to research their Maxfield ancestors? If you don't know from which line your Maxfield ancestors came, a website that covers all Maxfield lines will be most helpful.
I have received complaints about not including Maxfield descendnts who bore other surnames. Therefore (brginning in 2017) I am including other descendants as the information becomes available to me. However I am not going to attempt a full genealogy of descendants of Maxfield progenetors.
What a surname genealogy offers in breadth it lacks in depth. You need to look upon this genealogy as an outline. You need to fill in the details and make needed corrections. Much of the information on these pages comes from census records and other information on the internet. These suggest but do not prove relationships. A good genealogist will go the next step and consult vital records and probate records to confirm, complete, or correct what is suggested by the census records. I have neither the time nor the money to do this for all branches of the Maxfields.
I include links to other Maxfield genealogy pages on the internet. If you prepare such a page, please let me know, and I will put a link to your website on my website. If you have information to correct or add to what I have, please share it with me. If you have questions, please contact me
HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE
Go to the Maxfield Genealogy Outline Index
Go to the FIND tool on your browser. Type in the name of a Maxfield ancestor, or a date, and search for it.or
Use your FIND tool on this page to search for the state, county, city or town in which your Maxfield ancestor lived.
If you are stuck, e-mail me.
IMPORTANT WEBSITES FOR MAXFIELD RESEARCH
There are several ways of explaining the name Maxfield, but the most plausable relate it to a place in England called Macclesfield. The village of Macclesfield is located in the eastern part of Cheshire, about 40 miles east of Liverpool. It today has a population in the neighborhood of 40,000.
Janis Redpath-Kennedy, a descendant of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Massachusetts, has done a DNA search, and is interested in others interested in this avenue of research. She has pursued with the help of male relatives a Y-chromosone search that traces the male line. She e-mailed me on 16 October 2009:
This whole DNA thing is so exciting! I can say with some certainty that my line of Maxfields was in the Derbyshire area (Peak National Forest with the Macclesfield Forest at its edge) before the time of surnames. I can also say that I am most likely related, again before surnames most likely, to one line of the Pegg family of England. I am confident that I am not a Briton originally, but some part of the invading Romans during the Romano-Briton era.
A second e-mail from Janis, on 7 December 2009, provided more information:
At this point, I am in a small sub clade of a very small (2% of the UK) haplogroup. There are 15 or more of us fitting both from YDNA testing as well as from advanced SNP testing. One DNA research paper puts forth the argument that all of our haplogroup (E1b1bb, or M-35 for short) was actually imported by the Roman military. We could have been pressed into military service or mining slavery in the Derbyshire area most immediately from the Iberian Peninsula. We could have been merchants or seamen from the Iberian coast. However the "deep roots" of John Maxfield are in the E1b1b1b Haplogroup. Hence we are not of Scots or Irish descent, but rather of an Ibero-Brit group. There is still a lot more research to be done in this Haplogroup, but it is almost certain that we were not original Briton males. New tests have been developed and have helped us to drill down deeper into our genetic past. We are very excited that we continue to add new members to our group and now see ourselves as three distinct branches. The surname Pegg or variants such as Peche or de Pecco, form the nucleus of our Ibero-Brit group which may very well have been our family surname that precedes de Macclesfield. With this information we may soon be able to track down John Maxfield, where he was born, lived, and more about his life and why he came to America.
Her reserch has been carried out by Family Tree DNA. If you're interested in cooperating in this project you can contact Janis Redpath-Kennedy at email@example.com.
ETHNIC ORIGINS OF MAXFIELDS
English - The name Maxfield is English. The 1841 Census of Great Britain (as indexed at ancestry.com; accessed 14 June 2013) reported 521 Maxfields in England, ten in Wales, and one in Scotland, none on the Channel Islands or Isle on Man. Those Maxfields outside of England were in counties that bordered England. Clearly, Maxfield is an English name. All those stories about Maxfields being Scottish are not true. Perhaps some of our ancestors admired the more colorful Scots, and wished they were among them. But they weren’t.
Scotch-Irish - So if Maxfields are not Scottish, how did they become part of the Scotch-Irish immigration to America? We need to understand who the Scotch-Irish were. Beginning about 1610 King James began settling British Protestants in northern Ireland. Most were lowland Scots, but they also included many English settlers. Probably the “Scotch-Irish” Maxfields were immigrants from England who became an integral part of the Protestant community of Ireland and intermarried with the Scots.
African American - Eight of the Maxfield lines listed below, and numerous smaller fragments, are African American. Why they chose the Maxfield surname is unknown. Perhaps some are descended from white Maxfield men and women of African ancestry. This is the belief of the descendants of George Maxfield (line # 39B), who have done considerable research and link their ancestry to the line of Alexander Maxfield (line # 3). This is very possible, but I have not seen the research. Perhaps DNA testing could provide links between more black and white Maxfield lines.
French Canadian - In 1809, at the height of the Napoleonic Wars, a British seaman, Edward Maxfield, left his ship in Quebec, married a French Canadian woman, and their numerous descendants became part of the French Canadian community. Most of their descendants later migrated to New England.
Cherokee - Jenkins Maxfield and Thomas Maxfield lived among the Cherokee, married Cherokee women, and had children who, because of their mothers' descent, were members of the Cherokee nation.
German - A small number of Maxfeldts, from Hanover in Germany, came to America in the 19th century. They settled in Texas, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. At least one descendant believes these three groups are related.
VARIANT SPELLINGS OF MAXFIELD
Do you know anyone named Maxfield who has not been called Maxwell? This is a chronic problem. Census takers, vital records clerks, and newspaper writers have been calling us "Maxwell" forever! According to the 1930 Census Index at ancestry.com (accessed 21 April 2012). There were 36,027 Maxwells in the United States, compared to 3,492 Maxfields. In addition to that other name being more numerous, it has much wider name recognition. I guess Maxfield Chocolates have a long way to go before they are as well know as Maxwell House Coffee. Some vital records have one surname for the parents and the other for the child. Some newspaper headlines say "Maxwell" while the text of the article says "Maxfield." In a few cases it appears that Maxfields gave up trying to correct people, and took the name of Maxwell. Where a family is called by both names in different censuses, I conjecture that the error is in replacing the less common name with the more common. Only in cases where "Maxfield" is used only once, and Maxwell every other time, have I conjectured that the mistake went the other way.
Mayfield differs from Maxfield by only one portion of one letter; one is often mistaken for the other because of poor penmanship of record keepers. In the 1930 Census there were 14,036 Mayfields. This may come as a surprise to some Maxfields, as many of us live in areas where the other name is rare. In the 1930 Census Maxfields outnumbered Mayfields in 17 states, mostly in the North (CT, DE, HI, IA, ID, MA, ME, MN, ND, NH, NJ, NY, RI, SD, UT, VT, WY), which account for 40% of all Maxfields, and only 3% of all Mayfields. On the other hand, Mayfields outnumber Maxfields by more than ten-to-one in 12 states, mostly in the South (AL, AZ, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, NM, SC, TN, TX, WV), where 57% of all Mayfields are found, and only 11% of all Maxfields. There is one case in Indiana where a man consistently called Maxfield had parents consistently called Mayfield. Otherwise, the confusion is usually a penmanship issue.
Maxfeld and Maxfeldt are names of German origin that are often confused with Maxfield, and these families are often mistakenly called Maxfield. The 1930 Census reported only 11 Maxfelds, all but one derived from a family that settled in San Antonio, Texas (The other one is a mistake for Maxfield). Maxfeldt was found 24 times in that census, belonging to a family that settled in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa. It is possible that two "Macksfields" in New Jersey are also from this German family.
Other names confused with Maxfield, and their frequency in the 1930 Census are: Manfield (229), Marfield (135), Maxville (43), Morfield (35), Monfield (10), Munfield (10), MacField (7), and Macksfield (4). Many of these are mistakes for Maxfield. The last mentioned, Macksfield, being a phonetic spelling, was more common in older records.
Following are the 22 Maxfield lines in America for which I have at least twenty names in my database, that can be traced to an immigrant (or a person claimed to be child of an immigrant) in chronological order of immigration. Then follow 15 additional line "fragments" not traced to an immigrant, for which I have at least one hundred names in my database, in approximate chronological order. After this I have listerd several other fragments, of from 40 to 99 names, grouped by race or place of origin. I welcome any information that can help me to link any of these lines to other lines, or to fill in more details. The number of persons in my database belonging to each line is indicated.
- 1. Clement Maxfield (-1692) and his wife Mary Denman, immigrants from England, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, by 1639. (1343 people)
- By the third generation, Clement's descendants were located in two places that I know of: Dorchester, MA, and Bristol, RI. I cannot trace the Dorchester-Roxbury branch of the family beyond the mid-Nineteenth Century. Descendants were numerous in the three towns of Bristol County, RI (Bristol, Barrington, Warren). Several descendants were found in nearby communities (Providence, Smithfield, East Providence, North Providence, Cranston and Warwick, RI, and Rehoboth, MA). One branch of the family moved to Whiteside County, IL, and from there spread to Rock Island and Peoria counties. Other branches of the family settled in Iowa (Clinton, Woodbury, Cerro Gordo and Scott counties), New York (Albany County and Brooklyn), Washington (Pierce County), and California (Solano and San Joaquin counties). A few wandered into Connecticut (Killingly and Lebanon) in the early eighteenth century, but I have not been able to trace them further.
I have placed a few lines in this family based on location and the selection of given names. This is assuming the Maxfield families of Danbury and New Milford, Connecticut, are descended from Clement, which is not proven. These are:
- Ichabod Maxfield , of Farmington, CT, in 1790 - Ichabod's sons, Ichabod and Isaac, lived at Oneida, Madison, and Orleans counties, NY, Sharon, CT, and Great Barrington, MA. Ichabod's probable son Samuel lived in the adjoining areas of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Samuel's possible son James Louis Maxfield (abt 1838/9-7 Jun 1924), of Oconto County, Wisconsin, and Russell County, Virginia, had two families. One remained in Oconto County, WI, and Ontonagon County, MI. Most of his second family lived in Russell County, VA, with some scattering to nearby Virginia counties (Dickenson, Wise, Lee, Tazewell), and to Bristol, TN.
- Edward Maxfield (b. 1754/64) of New Milford, CT. Some of his descendants moved to Woodbury, CT.
- Clement Maxfield, whose son Eber (b. abt 1766/7), was of Danbury, CT, and Portage Co., OH.
- 2. John Maxfield, immigrant from England, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, by 1652. (6450 people).
- Information from the following sources has been incorporated into this website:
- French, Henry Dana. "Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass." Manuscript, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H., abt 1952.
- Wright, Elizabeth. "John Maxfield, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 1652, and Some of His Descendants" Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record 6 (1928): 52-56; 7 (1929): 20-24, 42-47, 61-71, 87-96; and "John Maxfield of Salisbury, Massachusetts: Additions and Corrections" 8 (1930): 15-22.
In the second generation Timothy
(John1) moved to Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In the third generation, Michael3 (John2-1) moved to Chichester, New Hampshire, Joseph3
(Joseph2, John1) moved to Weare, New Hampshire, and Joshua3 (Joseph2, John1) moved to nearby Bradford, New Hampshire.
In the fourth generation,
David4 (Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved to Piermont, New Hampshire, and then to Fairfax and Georgia, Vermont, Nathaniel4 (Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved to Loudon, New Hampshire, and Eliphalet4 (Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved to Sandwich, New Hampshire.
The following Maxfields of the fifth generation of this line passed on the name:
- James French5 Maxfield (John4, Michael3, John2-1) lived in Chichester, NH. Some of his descendants lived in nearby Gilmanton and Belmont, NH, while others moved to Salem and Cambridge, MA, Essex County, NJ, Los Angeles County, CA, and Prince George's County, MD.
- Ezra French5 Maxfield (John4, Michael3, John2-1) from Chichester, NH, lived many years in Starksboro, VT. Many of his descendants lived in Chichester and nearby Pittsfield, Barnstead and Gilford, NH, one family moved to Providence, RI, another to Vershire, VT, and one branch to California (San Diego, Los Angeles and Sonoma counties).
- John5 Maxfield (John4, Michael3, John2-1) and his descendants lived in Starksboro, VT.
- Enoch5 Maxfield (John4, Michael3, John2-1) lived in Gilmanton, NH. His descendants lived there and in other New Hampshire towns (Loudon, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Manchester, Hookset, Canterbury, Concord, Tilton, Francistown, and Dunbarton), with one branch going to Georgia (DeKalb County), another to Cape Elizabeth, ME.
- Elliot5 Maxfield (Robert4, Michael3, John2-1) and his descendants lived in Cumberland County, Maine, in the vicinity of Yarmouth.
- Jonathan Barnet5 Maxfield (Richard4, Michael3, John2-1) moved to Quebec, just north of Vermont. His descendants lived in Quebec and nearby Vermont locations (Newport, Derby, Charleston, Barton, Brownington, Irasburg, Cabot, Woodbury, Plainfield, Marshfield and East Montpelier), with one descendant moving to Seattle.
- Newell James5 Maxfield (Richard4, Michael3, John2-1) moved from Chichester to Wentworth, then to Hookset, NH. His descendants lived in New Hampshire (Hookset, Londonderry, Concord, Manchester, Loudon and Piermont), Vermont (Wolcott, Thetford, Vershire and Tunbridge), Massachusetts (Gloucester) and Arizona (Pinal County).
- Samuel5 Maxfield (Samuel4, Michael3, John2-1) lived in Gilmanton, NH. His descendants lived in nearby Belmont and Concord, with one branch going to Massachusetts (Chicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield), others to locations in Cheshire County, NH, and Saint Albans, VT.
John B.5 Maxfield (Samuel4, Michael3, John2-1) lived in Craftsbury, Vermont. His descendants moved to Iowa (Chickasaw, Pottawattamie, Black Hawk, and Bremer counties).
- Zadock5 Maxfield (Edmund4, Timothy3-2, John1) lived in Dartmouth, MA. Many of his descendants lived in New Bedford, MA, while one branch moved to the New York City area (Brooklyn, Jersey City NJ, and Union County NJ), another line moved to Springfield, MA, and one person settled in Dedham, MA.
- David5 Maxfield (Edmund4, Timothy3-2, John1) lived in Dartmouth, MA. Most of his descendants lived in New Bedford, with individuals moving to Providence and the Boston area.
- Jonathan5 and Seth5 Maxfield (Edmund4, Timothy3-2, John1) and their descendants lived in Dartmouth, MA.
- Abraham Russell5 Maxfield (Edmund4, Timothy3-2, John1) lived in Dartmouth, MA. His descendants lived there and in nearby communities (New Bedford, Fairhaven, Fall River, Marion, Tiverton, RI) and in Worcester, MA and Norwich, CT.
- Patrick5 Maxfield (Zadock4, Timothy3-2, John1) and Joseph5 Maxfield (Patrick4, Timothy3-2, John1) and their descendants lived in New Bedford, MA.
- Warren5 Maxfield (Timothy4-3-2, John1) Lived in New Bedford, MA. His descendants lived there and in nearby communities (Martha's Vineyard, Fairhaven) and in East Providence, RI, Worcester, MA, and beyond.
- William5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) remained in Fairfax, Vermont, as did some of his descendants, but of his children:
- Gilbert Belcher6 Maxfield (William5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved west to Knox County, OH. Some of his descendants remained in Georgia, VT, others settled in Franklin County, OH.
- John6 Maxfield (William5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) settled in DeKalb County, IL, and had many descendants in Illinois (DeKalb, Cook, Marion and Winnebago counties). Other descendants moved on from Illinois to Iowa (Marshall, Tama and Polk counties), Minnesota (Ramsey County), Wisconsin (Clark County) California (Contra Costa and Los Angeles counties) and Ohio (Lucas County).
- James Harvey6 Maxfield (William5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) migrated from Vermont to Knox County, OH, DeKalb County, IL, and finally to Taylor County, IA, where he had many descendants. One branch of his descendants settled in southern Louisiana (Vermillion, Calcasieu, Iberia and Jefferson Davis parishes), while others moved to Idaho (Ada County), Kansas (Wyandotte and Phillips counties), Washington (Whatcom County), Missouri (Polk County), Texas (Hardin County) and California (Tehema County).
- Harry6 Maxfield (William5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) remained in Fairfax, VT, and had descendants in Fairfax, Johnson, Fletcher and Cambridge, VT, and Malden and Medford, MA. One line of descendants migrated to Wisconsin, then to Mower County, Minnesota, then to Thurston County, Washington.
- Isaac5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1
) moved to Clinton County, NY. His descendants moved on to Wisconsin (Dodge and Showano Counties) and Minnesota (Cass and Cottonwood Counties).
- Eliphalet Maxfield5 (abt 1775-) (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1), from New Hampshire, of Milton, Vermont, by 1800. One family member has found evidence which indicates that Eliphalet was probably the father of Nathan Maxfield (abt 1799-abt 1855). All of Eliphalet's descendants, of which I have knowledge, are traced through Nathan, who was in Clinton County, NY in 1840, and Franklin County, NY in 1850. Many of his descendants settled in Saint Lawrence County, NY. Others went on to other New York counties (Madison and Niagara), to Michigan (Oakland County), South Dakota (Spink and Grant counties), Illinois (Kane County), Wisconsin (Jackson County), and California (Los Angeles County).
- Obadiah5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) also moved west to Clinton County, NY, and kept going west to Ottawa County, MI, where he had many descendants. A few moved on to other locations (Van Buren and Kent Counties, MI, Pipestone County, MN, Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside Counties, CA, Cook County, IL, Sauk, Milwaukee, Columbia and Jefferson Counties, WI, Arapahoe County, CO, Jackson County, AL, and Jackson County and Saint Louis, MO).
- Henry5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Milton, VT, had four sons who remained in Vermont, and two who moved on. His Vermont descendants settled in Westford, Fairfax, Morristown, Underhill, Elmore, Northfield, Essex, Waterville, Fletcher and Barre (one went to Washington, DC). His sons who moved on were:
- Minor6 Maxfield (Henry5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved to Prince William County, VA and had descendants there and in other Virginia counties (Stafford, Fauquier and Alexandria, VA, Mineral, WV, and Washington, DC).
- Philo6 Maxfield (Henry5, David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved to Ohio and had many descendants in Cuyahoga, Lake and Huron Counties, OH, also Benzie County, MI.
- Levi5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Georgia, VT, had descendants who moved west to Livingston, Oakland, Tuscola, Genesee, Wayne and Ingham counties, MI.
- Moses5 Maxfield (David4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) through his possible son Stephen may have had descendants in Wisconsin, principally in Dunn County.
- Stephen5 Maxfield (Nathaniel4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) and his descendants lived in Loudon, NH.
- Eliphalet5 Maxfield (Nathaniel4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved from Durham, NH, to Maine (Union, Appleton, China), and then to Illinois (Mercer and Knox counties). Some of his descendants remained in Maine (China, Benton, Vassalboro, Warren). From there some moved to other eastern locations (Barnstead, NH, Philadelphia, PA, Lynn, MA, New York City, Herkimer and Oneida counties, NY). Others settled in Illinois (Stark, Henry, Rock Island, Cook and Kankakee counties). From Illinois some moved to Iowa (Scott and Poweshiek counties), Nebraska (Washington, Adams, Douglas, Red Willow, Cass and Fillmore counties), Kansas (Atchison and Wyandotte counties), Missouri (Jackson county), Minnesota (Anoka and Scott counties), Colorado (Fremont county, Denver), Oregon (Multnomah and Benton counties), California (Siskiyou, Los Angeles, Madera, San Francisco, Alameda and Stanislaus counties), South Dakota (Shannon County), Minnesota (Saint Louis County) and Ohio (Hamilton county).
- James Batchelder5 Maxfield (Nathaniel4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) also moved from New Hampshire (Loudon) to Maine (Appleton and Union) and then to Illinois (Knox and Mercer counties). His descendants lived in Illinois (Mercer, Madison, Knox, Rock Island, Marion and Stark counties), Nebraska (Valley and Washington counties), and California (San Diego, Fresno, Los Angeles and Alameda counties).
- Joseph Rowe5 Maxfield (Nathaniel4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Loudon, NH, moved to Springfield, NH, where many of his descendants lived, one moving to Danbury and one to Wilmot, NH.
- Nathan Norton5 Maxfield (Nathaniel4, Eliphalet3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Loudon, Manchester, and Francistown, NH, had descendants in Maine (Exeter, Levant, Bangor, Portland, Lewiston), and one line going to Pittsburgh, PA, and Dallas, TX.
- Eliphalet5 Maxfield (Eliphalet4-3, Nathaniel2, John1) moved from Sandwich, NH, to Mount Vernon, ME. Most of his descendants lived in Maine (Mount Vernon, Lamoine, Pittsfield, Ripley, Dexter, Guilford, Abbott, Trenton, Corina, Saint Albans, Pleasant Ridge, Augusta, Scarborough, Winthrop, Argyle and Milford), others moved to other eastern locations (Essex County, NJ, Washington County, PA, and Monroe County, NY), while quite a few went further west, to Ada County, Idaho.
- Jacob5 Maxfield (Eliphalet4-3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Sandwich, NH, had descendants settle on the Massachusetts North Shore (Lynn, Salem, Danvers, Peabody), while several settled in Maine (Sangerville, Parkman, Greenwood, Westbrook, Durham, Guilford), and a few moved out of New England, to Colorado (Lake, Teller and Eagle Counties), and Texas (Dallas County).
- Joseph5 Maxfield (Eliphalet4-3, Nathaniel2, John1) of Sandwich and Tamworth, NH, had descendants who lived in several Maine locations.
- Levi Worthen5 Maxfield (Joseph4-3-2, John1) moved from Warner, NH, to Woburn, MA, where his descendant lived.
- Jesse Abbott5 Maxfield (Richard4, Joseph3-2, John1) of Bradford, NH, lived in several New Hampshire communities. His descendants moved to Lebanon, NH, Boston, MA, and Alameda County, CA.
- Richard 5 Maxfield (Benjamin4, Joseph3-2, John1), of Onondaga County, New York, in 1830. Richard Maxfield went as far west as Richland County, OH. Most of his descendants settled in Michigan (Montcalm, Kent, and Isabella counties). Others went to Washington (Clallam, Whatcom and Chelan counties), Indiana (Bartholomew County), Nebraska (Cumming and Wayne counties) and Oklahoma (Custer County).
- William5 Maxfield (Benjamin4, Joseph3-2, John1), of Knox County, Ohio. He had descendants in Indiana and Nebraska.
- Joseph5 Maxfield (Benjamin4, Joseph3-2, John1) moved from Wayne County, NY, to Mower County, MN. His descendants lived in Minnesota (Mower and Ramsey counties), Iowa (Cerro Gordo county), and Oregon (Benton county).
- Isaac5 Maxfield (Benjamin4, Joseph3-2, John1) moved to Washington County, WI, and Allegan County, MI, where his descendants lived.
- Steven Clough5 Maxfield (Amos4, Joseph3-2, John1) of Newbury, NH, lived in the mill towns of Nashua, NH, and Lowell, MA. His descendants lived in Lowell, Nashua, and in Holyoke, Chelsea and Worcester, MA, and La Crosse County, WI.
- David H.5 Maxfield (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) of Bradford, NH, settled in Chester, VT. He had descendants in Chester, VT., Haverhill, MA, and Jackson County, MO.
- Hiram5 Maxfield (abt 1806-aft 1870) (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) moved with his father to Washington County, NY, then to Oakland and Genesee Counties, MI. His descendants lived in Genesee and Lapeer Counties, MI.
- Varnis5 Maxfield (abt 1808-aft 1880) (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) moved with his father to Washington County, NY, then to Oakland and Genesee Counties, MI. His descendants have lived in Genesee, Muskegon and Alpena counties, MI
- Ira5 Maxfield (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) moved from Chester, VT, to Washington County, NY, where most of his descendants lived. Some moved to Warren County, NY, and Fair Haven and Brandon, VT.
- Mitchell5 Maxfield (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) moved from Chester, VT, to Washington County, NY, where most of his descendants lived.
- Oliver5 Maxfield (Joshua4-3, Joseph2, John1) moved from Chester, VT, to Washington County, NY, where most of his descendants lived. One son move to Berrien County, MI.
- David Carr5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1)of Goshen, NH, moved in has later years to Swift County, MN, where his descendants lived, before moving on to Oregon (Marion County) and California (Los Angeles County). Some settled in Wright and Douglas Counties, MN.
- Onesiphorus Page5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1) of Goshen and Newport, NH, had descendants in Goshen and in Wisconsin (Portage and Milwaukee counties).
- Jonathan Carr5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1) moved from Goshen, NH, to Portage County, WI, where some of his descendants lived. Others moved on to Minnesota (Hennepin County) and Arizona (Cochuse County).
- Nathan Hurd5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1) of Goshen, NH, moved to Newport, NH, where some of his descendants lived. Others went to Franklin, NH, Chelsea, MA, and Brooklyn, NY.
- Russell Tubbs5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1) of Goshen, NH, had descendants there, a few going to other places (Sunapee, Newbury and Newport, NH, and New Haven, CT).
- Currier5 Maxfield (Currier4, Joshua3, Joseph2, John1) of Goshen, NH, had a son who lived in several New Hampshire communities.
- 3. Alexander Maxfield, of Northampton County, VA, by 1655. (54 people)
- Alexander Maxfield/Maxwell was living in Northampton County, Virginia, when he witnessed a will in 1655. He is the probable father of Stephen, whose descendants migrated up the DelMarVa Peninsula to Philadelphia. The artist/illustrator Frederick Maxfield Parrish is descended from this line.
- 4. John Maxfield of Dutchess County, New York, by 1722 (560 people).
- John Maxfield was of Dutchess County, NY, in 1722, when he, an apprentice, complained to the court of his abusive master. The court granted him release. Two probable grandchildren of John are:
Other possible descendants of this line, possibly the children of widow Sary Maxfield of Herkimer County, NY, are:
- John Maxfield, of Dutchess and Montgomery counties, NY, had many descendants in Monroe County, NY, with some going to Michigan (Van Buren and Saint Joseph counties)
- James Maxfield of Montgomery and Herkimer counties, NY, had many descendants in these two counties, and many other descendants in Fulton, Yates, Ontario, and Steuben counties, NY. Other descendants found their way to other parts of New York (Chenango, Livingston, Monroe and Otsego counties), Iowa (Bremer County), Minnesota (Olmstead and Hennepin counties), Wisconsin (Rock County), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Delaware counties), and California (Alameda and Los Angeles counties).
- Stephen Maxfield, whose descendants lived in Herkimer, Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties, NY, and San Juan County, WA.
- Ephraim Maxfield, who moved to Oswego County, NY, where some of his descendants lived. One moved to Connecticut, and then to Florida.
- 5. William Maxfield (1727-1810), immigrant from Ireland, of Windham, Maine, by 1747. (785 people).
- This family is well documented on the following website:
King, Marilyn Maxfield. Maxfield Genealogy: Descendants of William Maxfield.
This family had numerous descendants in Maine (Windham, Falmouth, Bradford, Westbrook, Lewiston, Bangor, Stockton Springs, Portland, Raymond, Casco, Naples, Bridgton, Durham, Vassalboro, Waterford, and Biddeford). A few located in other eastern states, Massachusetts (Malden, Lawrence, Boston, Amesbury, Cambridge, Medford, Lowell), Connecticut (Bridgeport), New York (Dutchess County), New Jersey (Essex County), Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), and Maryland (Anne Arundel County). The largest branch of the family outside of Maine settled in Washington (Clallam, Pierce and King counties). Others went to Wisconsin (Outagamie County), Colorado (Denver), California (Kern County) and Texas (Bexar County).
- 6. Seth Maxfield (abt 1760-abt 1835), John Maxfield (abt 1770-abt 1840), and James Maxfield (abt 1779/80-1857), apparent brothers, all from Pennsylvania, of Tennessee, whose unidentified father was probably an immigrant from Ireland. (875 people).
- Some of Seth's descendants remained in Tennessee (Marion, Overton and Clay counties), a few settled in Kentucky (Kenton, Campbell and Taylor counties), most lived in Illinois (Jefferson, Effingham, Marion, Douglas, Fayette, Champaign, Clinton and Cook counties). A few went to other states, to North Dakota (Slope County), Texas (Cooke and Grayson counties), Oklahoma (Muskogee County), and Colorado (Rio Grande County).
- McLin, son of Seth, settled in Franklin County, Arkansas, by 1860
Sons Goodson and Lemuel moved from Franklin County, AR, to Fannin County, TX, then to Lamar County, TX. Lemuel moved on th Choctaw County, OK. Most of their descendants lived in Lamar County, with one family moving to Osage County, OK.
- Many of the descendants of James remained in the adjoining counties of Overton and Clay, TN. A few went to other locations in Tennessee (Picket County), Missouri (Wayne and Jackson counties), Oregon (Multnomah County), Indiana (Marion County), Illinois (Union County), Oklahoma (Greer County), Washington (Pierce County), Arkansas (Carroll County) and Louisiana (Richland Parish).
- I have not traced the descendants of John
- 7. Hezekiah Maxfield, immigrant from Ireland, and his wife Mary Downing, of Baltimore, MD in 1792. (957 people).
- Hezekiah settled in Monongalia County, [W.] VA.
- Son James2 settled in Sangamon County, IL. His descendants lived in Illinois (Wabash, Sangamon, and Christian counties), Missouri (Carroll and Jackson counties), Kansas (Clark County), and Colorado (Pueblo and Rio Grande Counties).
- Son Thomas2 lived in Muskingum County, OH. His descendants lived in Ramsey Co., MN, and Washington, DC.
- possible son Darius, of Hamilton County, Ohio, by 1836. This connection is not proven. It is a possibility based on Darius' place of residence in Pennsylvania, and the numbers of sons in various age groups in Hezekiah's family. Darius married twice, and had children by both spouses.
- Samuel W. Maxfield (1829-1914), child of Darius by his first wife, lived in Pendleton County, KY (1880), Franklin County, MO (1900) and Bracken County, KY (1910). His descendants lived in Kentucky (Trimble and Bracken counties), Missouri (Franklin County), Illinois (Champlain, McLean and Clinton counties), Ohio (Clermont County), and Indiana (Jefferson County).
- John William Maxfield (1838-1899), child of Darius by his second wife, lived at Columbia Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
- Son Hezekiah2 moved from Muskingum County, OH, to Champaign County, IL, then to Poweshiek County, IA. Later descendants lived in those places and in the District of Columbia.
- Son George2, of Licking County, Ohio, by 1840, settled in Blue Earth County, MN, by 1860, where many of his descendants lived. Some moved to other places in Minnesota (Cottonwood and Hennepin counties) and South Dakota (Fall River County).
- Andrew K.4 Maxfield (Simeon3, James2, Hezekiah1) settled in Whitman County, WA. His descendants lived there and in other locations in Washington (Stevens, Spokane, and Grays Harbor counties) and in Missouri (McDonald County) and Idaho (Lateh County).
- James T.4 Maxfield (Simeon3, James2, Hezekiah1) lived in Wabash and Edwards counties, IL, and McDonald County, MO, before settling in Lawrence County, IL. Some of his descendants remained in Lawrence County, while other moved to other locations in Illinois (Wabash, Jasper, Effingham, Saint Clair, and Crawford counties), Idaho (Lemhi County), Missouri (Greene County), Washington (Whitman County), California (Los Angeles County), and Oregon (Multnomah County).
- Some of the descendants of Jessie3 Maxfield (James2, Hezekiah1) settled in Buchanan County, MO; one branch went to Montana (Roosevelt County), and then to California (San Bernardino County).
- 8. Edward Maxfield (m. 1809), from England, in Quebec city, Province of Quebec, by 1809. (635 people)
- Edward married into the French Canadian community, and most of his descendants came to the United States. These include:
- Edward Maxfield (1845-bef 1900). Most of Edward's descendants lived in Rochester, NH. One family moved to Farmington, NH, another to Lewiston, ME.
- Antoine/Anthony Maxfield (1847-aft 1910). Antoine settled in Fitchburg, MA. His descendants have lived there and in nearby Leominster, Gardner and Lunenburg, MA, a few going to Lowell, Boston, and Malden, MA.
- Francois Maxfield (b. abt 1853/4) remained in the Province of Quebec.
- Napoleon Maxfield (1853-bef 1910) settled in Lewisotn, ME.
- 9. Richard Maxfield and his wife Ann Cranshaw, of Full Sutton, Yorkshire, England (2200 people).
- whose son John E. Maxfield and his wife Hannah Appleton emigrated to Prince Edward Island about 1818
- whose great-grandson Nelson Maxfield emigrated to Texas in 1856
- whose great-grandson Roger Maxfield emigrated to Illinois in 1860.
- Much of the family of John and Hannah was described on the website of Gregory Maxfield. However I can no longer find that website. Most of the information can be located on the Latter Day Saints genealogy website. You may check the following Ancestral File Record.
Of the four children of John and Hannah who carried on the family name, John Ellison travelled with the Latter Day Saints to Salt Lake County, UT, Richard and William travelled as far west as Pottawattamie County, IA, and Timothy remained in Canada.
Roger Maxfield lived in Champaign County, IL, Ford and Gray counties Kansas, and San Diego County, CA. His children settled in Kansas.
- The numerous descendants of John Ellison Maxfield settled principally in Salt Lake County, UT. They also spread out to other parts of Utah (Juab, Weber, Millard, Utah, Wayne, Tooele, Emery, Carbon, Grand, Piute, Sanpete, and Duchesne counties), to the neighboring states of Idaho (Oneida, Bannock, Bonneville and Jefferson counties), Montana (Jefferson County), Wyoming (Uintah County), Oregon (Union and Multnomah counties) Washington (King, Kittitas, Skagit and Spokane County) and Nevada (Lincoln County) and beyond (Los Angeles, San Diego and Inyo Counties, CA, Saint Louis, MO, and Douglas County, NE).
- Most of the descendants of William Maxfield remained in Pottawatammie County, IA. Some moved to Nebraska (Saline and Douglas Counties), to other Iowa locations (Hardin and Harrison Counties), and to Wyandotte County, KS.
- Some of the descendants of Richard Maxfield moved from Pottawattamie County, IA to Salt Lake County, UT. Others moved to Colorado (Garfield, Larimer, Summit, Arapahoe and Adams counties).
- Timothy Maxfield's descendants moved west, settling in Alberta and British Columbia, one going south to Orange County, CA.
Nelson Maxfield lived in Champaign County, IL, and Hill County TX. Most of his descendants have lived in Texas.
- 10. William M. Maxfield (1779-1855), of Sussex, England, who emigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1838, following his son John G. Maxfield, who came in 1835. (144 people).
- The son moved from Brooklyn, NY, to Bloomfield, Essex County, NJ. Most of his descendants lived in Essex County, NJ, with some settling in other New Jersey counties (Union, Passaic, Morris), and other states (Springfield and Longmeadow, MA, Blair County, PA, New Castle County, DE, Kiowa County, OK, and Los Angeles County, CA).
- 11. Thomas Maxfield, his first wife Anna Compton, and his second wife Rebecca Payne, of Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England (257 people)
- whose son John Maxfield emigrated to New York in 1836 and settled in Morris County, New Jersey.
- whose son Joseph Maxfield emigrated in 1856 to Morris County, New Jersey
- whose grandson Charles Maxfield emigrated in 1856 to Morris County, New Jersey
- whose son (by his seond wife) George Maxfield emigrated sometime between 1856 and 1861 to Upper Canada (Ontario)
- whose grandson William Maxfield emigrated before 1861 to New Jersey, and later settled in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, then Bradford County, Pennsylvania
- whose great-grandson Walter Edward Maxfield emigrated to Manitoba in 1892
- whose great-grandson Stephen F. Maxfield emigrated to Manitoba in 1893
- whose great-grandson Herbert James Maxfield emigrated to Manitoba in 1896
- John and Joseph lived at Pequannock Township and Boonton. Their descendants were found in Livingston Township, Orange, East Orange, Irvington, and Cedar Grove Township. William's son John moved to Milton, Northumberland County, PA, in the vicinity of which most of his descendants have lived.
- 12. John Maxfield, immigrant from England, whose son John B. Maxfield, was born at Columbus, Ohio, in 1837. (84 people).
- The son was in Bureau County, Illinois by 1860 and Kaufmann County Texas by 1880. Most of his descendants are in Texas.
- 13. Henry Maxfield (1825/6-1877), and his wife Jessie Maples, immigrants from England to Chicago, Illinois, by 1859. (22 people).
- Their sons moved to Jersey City, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, and Brooklyn, NY.
- 14. Heinrich and Maria Maxfeldt, immigrants from Germany, came to Texas in 1855. (26 people)
- Heinrich's family settled in San Antonio, Texas.
- 15. William Maxwell Maxfield (1826-1899), of Nottinghamshire, England, and his wife Rhoda Smith, who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, by 1859. (84 people).
- Their descendants lived in Ontario, North Dakota (Ramsey, Williams, Nelson, McLean and Grand Forks counties), Ohio (Coshocton County) and Nebraska (Chase County).
- 16. Henry Maxfield (b. 1849) and his wife Alice Maxfield, immigrants from England in 1873 to Brooklyn, NY, and her father Joseph Maxfield (b. abt 1830/1), immigrant in 1878. (37 people).
- Henry lived at Brooklyn; his son Leonard moved to Los Angeles County, CA.
- 17. William Maxfield, from England, immigrant to Manitoba in 1882, and his wife Caroline, immigrant in 1884. (40 people)
- 18. James Maxfield of Monmouthshire, who followed to America his sons William (immigrant 1885) and Alexander (immigrant 1890). (24 people).
- 19. William Maxfield (1867-1929), immigrant to the Saint Louis area in 1887. (106 people).
- William later moved to Lee County, IA. His descendants lived in Missouri (Franklin and Dent counties and Saint Louis) and Texas (Jefferson County).
- 20. Thomas Maxfield and his wife Sarah Furniss of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (24 people).
- whose possible son Thomas Maxfield emigrated to Merced County, California, in 1888
- whose son Samuel Maxfield and his wife Mary Watts Dean emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1902.
- 21. Harry Ernest Maxfield and his wife Edith Corbridge, immigrants from Doncaster, Yorkshire, England to New York in 1910, settling in Buffalo. (98 people).
- 22. William Reginald Maxfield (1893-1965) immigrant from England to Chile, and in 1924 to the United States. (20 people).
FRAGMENTS - LINES NOT YET TRACED TO AN IMMIGRANT
- 23. George Maxfield (abt 1755-bef 8 Apr 1805) of Washington County, Maryland, in the 1790 Census. (668 people).
- The descendants of Robert Harrison3 Maxfield (George2, John1) were described in detail in:
The Peterfish Family in America, 1752-1979.
Information from that source is used on these web pages.
George Maxfield migrated to Fayette County, Kentucky, where he died in 1805. At least three sons carried on the family name.
George2 Maxfield (George1) moved from Fayette to Boone County, KY, then to Macoupin County, IL. Many of his descendants remained in Macoupin County. Others moved to other Illinois locations (Greene, Scott, Piatt, Champaign, Saint Clair and Macon counties), and to Missouri (Saint Clair and Pike counties), Kansas (Atchison County), Nebraska (Cass, Box Butte, Saline, Lancaster and Red Willow counties), Washington (King and Spokane counties), Oregon (Malheur County), Idaho (Canyon County), California (Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties) and Wyoming (Carbon County).
Robert2 Maxfield (George1) moved from Boone County, KY, to Christian County, IL, where many of his descendants remained. Other moved to Indiana (Knox, Wabash and Elkhart counties).
Moses2 Maxfield (George1) moved from Boone County, KY, to Randolph County, MO, where many of his descendants remained. Others moved on to Blaine County, OK, and Hamilton County, KS.
Many family members believe that George W.3 Maxfield (perhaps Robert2, George1) belongs in this family. He migrated from Gallatin County, KY, to Sacramento County, CA, where most of his descendants have lived. One line moved to El Dorado County, CA.
- 24. William Maxfield (b. abt 1760/70), from Maryland, of Butler County, Ohio, by 1820. (105 people).
- Son William (b. abt 1802/3) had at least five sons: Joel, William, Orange, Charles, and Samuel. Most of their descendants settled in Allen County, IN, with some moving to Marion, Johnson and DeKalb counties.
- 25. John Maxfield, of Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1810. (285 people).
- John Maxfield appeared in Stonelick Township, Clermont County, OH in the 1840 Census, and was joined there by George Maxfield in the 1850 Census. The proximity in age, state of birth, and residence, suggest a relationship, perhaps the children of John Maxfield of Wayne County.
- John Maxfield's descendants lived in Clermont County, OH, Indiana (Johnson, Porter, Marion and Hancock counties), Illinois (Cook, County), Minnesota (Faribault County), and Utah (Salt Lake County).
- George Maxfield's descendants lived in Clermont County, OH, Campbell County, KY, Lee County, IA, and other locations (Clinton County, OH, Saline, Gallatin and Hancock counties, IL, Coffee and Davidson counties, TN, and Carroll County and Saint Louis, MO)
- 26. John and Hannah Maxfield, of Bradford County, PA, by 1812, whose eldest known child was born in 1789. (168 people).
- Some of John's descendants lived in Bradford and Susquehanna counties, PA. One branch moved to Whiteside County, IL, and from there to Henry County, IL, Kenosha County, WI, and Linn County, IA.
- 27. Justin Maxfield (a.k.a. Chester Maxfield) (1806-1886), of Herkimer County, New York. (131 people).
- Most of Justin/Chester's descendants lived in Herkimer County, NY, with a few moving to the nearby counties of Madison and Oneida.
- 28. Hiram T. Maxfield (1808-aft 1880), and his wife Nancy Blevens, from Tennessee, of Saint Clair County, Illinois, by 1842. (240 people).
- Much of this family is describe in well documented detail at
Descendants of Hiram T. Maxfield
Hiram had moved to Sutter County, CA, by 1880. Hiram's son Ephraim, settled in Benton County, OR, where most of his descendants lived. Some moved to other Oregon counties (Multnomah, Tillamook, Polk, Yamhill, Lane), and to Modoc County, CA.
- 29. Jefferson Maxfield (abt 1815-aft 1870), and his wife Mahannah Morris, of Marshall County, Alabama (1850) and White County, Illinois (1870). (239 people).
- Most of Jefferson's descendants lived in Illinois (White, Saline, Gallatin and Champaign counties) and Arkansas (Craighead, Greene and Poinsett counties). A few moved to major cities, Saint Louis, Seattle, and Detroit.
- 30. Uriah Maxfield (1815-1868), of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1839.
- Uriah moved to Independence County, AR, by 1850, where most of his descendants lived. A few went west to Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) and California (Los Angeles and Alameda counties).
- 31. Rezin Maxfield (abt 1815-bef 1859), and his wife Mary Weeks, of Pasquotank County, North Carolina. (102 people).
- Rezin Maxfield, from North Carolina, was reported in Pasquotank County in the 1850 Census. His son James moved west to Sangamon County, IL, and then to Foster County, ND. The descendants of James lived in Sangamon County, IL, Foster County, ND, and in Minnesota (Wadena, Ramsey and Washington counties).
- 32. Joseph Maxfield of Columbia County, New York, and his wife Ester Benjamin, whose sons Ambrose (1810-1882), John B. (1819-aft 1900), Norman (abt 1816-aft 1880), and Amos (abt 1812-1910) were of South Amboy, NJ, Milwaukee, WI, and Branch County, MI. (538 people).
- Detailed information on the descendants of John Benjamin Maxfield's grandson Morgan Eugene Maxfield can be found at:
- Descendants of E.A. Maxfield
- Ambrose Maxfield liven in South Amboy, NJ
- Amos Maxfield lived in Milwaikee. His one son moved to Buchanan County, IA, and later returned to Milwaukee.
- Norman Maxfield and his son lived in Branch County, MI.
- John Benjamin Maxfield settled in Milwaukee, WI, where most of his descendants lived, a few moving to other locations (Oneida and Marathon counties, WI, Cook County, IL, Tompkins County, NY, Allegheny County, PA).
- 33. Chauncy W. Maxfield, and his wife Lena Van Dusen, from Columbia County, New York, whose son Chauncy Maxfield (1820-aft 1880), was in Lapeer County, Michigan, by 1840. (189 people).
- Most of Chauncy Maxfield's descendants lived in Lapeer County, MI, some lived in other Michigan counties (Emmet, Wayne, Genesee, Oakland, Sanilac) and one went to Hennepin County, MN.
- 34. Frank Maxfield and Harriet Moore, African American of Hanover County, Virginia, parents of Stafford Maxfield (abt 1839/40-bef 1900), Herbert Maxfield (abt 1846/7-1879) and Miles Maxfield (1851- ). (125 people)
- Stafford lived in Hanover County, Virginia, at least by 1880. One son moved to New Kent County, Virginia. Another son moved to Brooklyn, New York.
- Herbert lived in Hanover County, VA; some of his descendants lived in Washington, DC, adjoining locations in Maryland, and Sussex County DE.
- Miles lived in Washington, DC.
35. William M. Maxfield (1821-1883), from Tennessee, of Smith County, Texas, by 1850. (747 people).
The family of William M. Maxfield is well described in detail at a website maintained by John and Gene Lang:
Descendants of William M. Maxfield
Most of William's descendants have lived in the East Texas counties of Smith and Van Zandt. Some have lived in other Texas counties (Henderson, Hopkins, Red River, Wood, Kaufman, Rusk, McLennan, Grayson, Randall), and in Oklahoma (Osage and Choctaw counties).
36. Alex (b. 1822/3 SC) and Dinah (b. 1838/9 MS) Maxfield, African American of Lowndes Co., Mississippi, by 1880. (101 people).
Their son Sam moved to Lee County, TX, where most of their descendants have lived, some moving to other locations in Texas.
37. William Maxfield (abt 1824/5-bef 1900) and his wives Malinda and Euphemia, from Jackson County, Tennessee, of Vermillion County, Indiana, by 1880. (242 people).
William and most of his descendants lived in Vermillion County, IN. Some settled in Kentucky (Crittenden, Muhlenburg, Livingston, and McCracken counties).
Smaller fragments of lines from Columbia County, New York
In addition to Joseph and Ester (line #32) and Chauncy and Lena (line #33)
38A. William Maxfield of Columbia County, NY (49 people).- William was born in 1748; his probable child, Albert, born 1808, was of Delaware County, New York, in 1860.
38B. William and Lydia Maxfield/Maxwell of Columbia County, New York, in 1810. (56 people)
This family is confusing because of the frequent shifts in the last name from Maxfield to Maxwell. Perhaps some generations changed their name from Maxfield to Maxwell. Most of Williams's descendants lived in Columbia County, NY, and Berkshire County, MA.
38C. Louisa, mother of George A. Maxfield, b. 1848, Otis, MA, who married Ida M. Messenger. (59 people).
Descendants lived in Pittsfield and Great Barrington, MA, Danbury and New Haven, CT, Cleveland, OH, and Riverside and Los Angeles counties, CA.
Smaller fragments of African-American lines
In addition to Frank Maxfield ansd Harriett Moore (line #34) and Alex and Dinah Maxfield (line # 36)
39A. Nancy (a.k.a. Anna) Maxfield (b. abt 1769/70 or abt 1781/2), African American, of Harford County, MD. (73 people).
Nancy Maxfield was born in Maryland; she and her descendants lived in Harford County.
39B. George Maxfield (1781/2-aft 1870), African American, of Lancaster County, PA. (70 people).
According to family tradition, George was the son of a white Quaker Maxfield of Philadelphia, and his black slave, to whom he granted freedom and land in Lancaster County. Most of George's descendants lived in southern Lancaster County (Little Britain Twp), southern Chester County (Kennett Square and Avondale), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New York City.
39C. Daniel and Stacie Maxfield (parents by 1833) of New Castle, Delaware, African Americans (46 people).
Their probable son William settled in Penn Yan, NY, a fugitive slave.
Their son Lewis lived at Saint Georges, DE.
39D. Jordan and Anna Maxfield/Maxwell (b. 1833/4), African American, of Hempstead County, Arkansas. (67 people)
Jordan and his descendants lived at Ozan Township, Hempstead County, AR., and Travis County, TX
39E. Anthony Maxfield and his wife Millie Howard, whose African American children, born at Georgia 1841-1865, lived in adulthood at Giddings, Texas (41 people)
39F Giles Maxfield and his wife Sarah Fisher, African American, whose son William Maxfield was born at North Carolina in 1867. (44 people).
William and his children lived in Forsythe Co., NC.
Smaller fragments of White lines from Tennessee
In addition to Seth, James and John (line #6), Hiram (line #28), William who went to Smith County, Texas (line #35, and William, Malinda and Euphemia (line 37)
40A. William Maxfield of Wilson County, Tennessee, by 1820. (57 people).
Most of his descendants lived in Wilson County, Tennessee, and Muhlenberg and Davies counties, Kentucky.
40B. James Maxfield (b. abt 1816/7) and his brother George Maxfield (b. abt 1822/3), from Tennessee, who settled in Missouri. (94 people).
Other Smaller fragments of lines
41. Amiza Maxfield (abt 1805-aft 1860), from Pennsylvania, of Tuscarora County, Ohio, by 1831 (51 people).
Amiza "Emzy" Maxfield's descendants scattered to Iowa (Benton and Linn counties), Missouri (Buchanan County), Colorado (Routt County) and Washington (Cowlitz County).
42. George Maxfield and his wife Fannie Phelps, of Connecticut, who setteld in northeastern Pennsylvania probably by 1827. (58 people)
Their sons John Meigs Maxfield (1832-1921) and Bishop P. Maxfield (1838-1930) were of Luzerne County, PA by the time of their enlistment in the Civil War. Most of their descendants remained in Luzerne County; one line went to Ohio.
43. William H. Maxfield (abt 1813-aft 1880) and his wife Louise Charlotte Hogoboon and possible brother Edward from New York, of Erie County OH by 1840. (45 people)
William was reported at Erie County, OH, from 1840 to 1860, at Wood County, OH, in 1870, and at Powhatan County, VA, in 1880. Two of his sons remained in Erie County, OH, while a third moved to Prince William County, VA, and to Washington, DC.
44. Madison (b. abt 1817/8), Jenkins H. (1823-1877), and Thomas Maxfield (abt 1830-1860), Cherokee, probable brothers, from Cherokee Nation (Tennessee and Georgia) to Indian Territory by 1847. (52 people).
Jenkins had the most known descendants, who were living in the area of Tulsa, OK.
45. John Henry Maxfield (1845-1932), and his wife Margaret Reynolds Lindsay, from Wheeling [West] Virginia, who lived in various locations in Ohio and Oklahoma. (89 people)
John Henry Maxfield lived at Wood County, OH (1880), Kingfisher County, OK (1900) and Garfield County, OK (1930). His descendants lived at Caddo, Garfield and Kingfisher counties, OK.
46. Clyde Ellis Maxfield (1892-1960) and his wife Reva Dever, of Tipton County, Indiana (40 people)
Clyde is consistently called a “Maxfield” in all records, but his father Asa and his brothers are consistently called “Mayfield.” The family is based in Indiana.
47. Elijah Maxfield (1867-1942) and his wife Betsey A. Bryant, of Franklin County, New York. (55 people).
Their son Charles Sylvester Maxfield moved to Saint Lawrence County, NY.
This line is probably descended from John Maxfield of Salisbury, MA (line #2), but I have not found the connection.
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