Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Seventh Generation

SAMUEL 7 MAXFIELD (Samuel6-5, John4-3, Samuel2, Clement1) , Junior was born at Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1821, probably between 10 April and 9 May, according to his age as given on his death record, the 1850 Census, and the record of his second marriage. He was a child of Samuel Maxfield and his wife Mary Bradley.

SARAH E. S. FROST of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Samuel Maxfield, Junior, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, published in Dorchester their intentions to marry, on 26 April 1846 (BRC 36:167). They were married there by Rev. Cyrus Hyde Fay on 20 May 1846 (GR 77:149). Sarah was born at Dorchester, according to the death record of one of her children, about 1822/3, according to the 1860 Census, .

Samuel Maxfield was called a painter on the birth records of his children in 1847 and 1849, and the 1850 census. He was called a laborer on a child's birth record in 1855, a baker on a child's birth record in 1860 and in the census of that year, a driver on a child's birth record in 1862, and a baker again on his second marriage record in 1872.

The Samuel Maxfield family of Roxbury was reported in the 1850 Census as follows:

Name Age Sex Occupation R.E. Birthplace Other
Samuel Maxfield 29 M painter $ 3000 Mass
Julia Maxfield 27 F Mass
Josephine Maxfield 3 F Mass
Georgiana Maxfield 1 F Mass

"Julia" was perhaps a mistake of the census taker for "Sarah." Sarah was the mother of record of the children in the 1850 Census, and later children.

The growing Samuel Maxfield family of Ward 5, Roxbury, was counted in the 1860 Census on 27 June 1860, as follows:

Name Age Sex Occupation R.E. P.E. Birthplace
Samuel Maxfield 39 M bread driver $ 1200 $ 200 Mass
Sarah A. S. Maxfield 27 F Mass
Josephine Maxfield 12 F Mass school
Georgiana Maxfield 10 F Mass school
Mary C. Maxfield 2/12 F Mass

Sarah Maxfield died some time before the 1870 census, which reported this family at Word 14, Boston, Boston Highlands Post Office:

Name Age Sex Race Occupation R.E. P.E. Birth Other
Maxfield, Saml 48 M W drives bakery wagon $3000 MA
Maxfield, Josie 22 F W school teacher MA
Maxfield, Georgie 20 F W keeps house MA
Maxfield, Carrie 10 F W at school MA school
Maxfield, Charles 7 M W at school MA school

Samuel Maxfield married ANN F. JOY Allen at Boston on 27 February 1872 (VR Ma 246:34:597). The event was recorded as follows;

Samuel Maxfield of Boston, 50, baker, b. Roxbury to Samuel and Mary B., 2d;
Ann F. Allen of Boston, 38 b. Ellsworth, Me. to Ivory H. and Betsey Joy; 2d;
by H. W. King, of Boston

This record tells us that the bride was born Ann F. Joy in Ellsworth, Maine, about 1833/4, and had previously been married to a man surnamed Allen.

Samuel Maxfield died at Boston on 9 April 1874 (VR Ma 267:72:1988), recorded as follows:

Apr. 9, 1874, Samuel Maxfield, male, married, age 52 years, 11 months, disease of lung, d. 2 Cliff Place, Boston, painter, b. Roxbury to Samuel (b. Dorchester) and Mary (b. Boston)

Widow Ann Maxfield was reported in the 1880 census (559:86D) in the household of Herbert and Mary A. Sterling, at Boston. Ann was 45, a dressmaker.

Samuel Maxfield and his first wife Sarah had the following children:

    • b. in Roxbury, on 15 August, 1847 (VR Rox(H) B 1847:143)
    • Census. 1880 at Boston (561:50C)
      • James P. Bills self mar. M W 35 b. MA, physician, parents b. MA MA
        Josephine M. Bills wife mar F W 32 b. MA keeping house, parents b. MA MA
        Grace H. Maxfield daughter S F W 5 b. MA, parents b. MA MA
        Mary C. Maxfield sister-in-law S F W 19 b. MA, bookkeeper, parents b. MA MA
        Catharine McNully other S F W 31 b. Ireland, servant, parents b. Ireland Ireland

        NOTE: I have not identified the relationship of Grace H. Maxfield
    • m. in Boston, on 13 January, 1873, JAMES P. BILLS (VR Ma 255:14:248)
      • James P. Bills of Boston, 27, clerk, b. Roxbury to Gustavus and Ann A.; 1st;
        Josephine Maxfield of Boston, 25, b. Roxbury to Samuel and Sarah E. S., 1st;
        by A. J. Patterson of Boston
      • b. at Roxbury abt 1845/6
    • b. at Roxbury on 15 September 1849 (VR Rox(H) B 1849:897)
    • m (1). at Boston on 24 November 1870 LOWELL W. PHIPPS
      • Lowell W. Phipps of Hopkinton, 25, box maker, b. Medway to David and Abigail A., 2d;
        Georgiana Maxfield of Boston, 21, b. Boston to Samiel and Sarah E., 1st;
        by Rev. A. J. Patterson of Boston
      • b. at Medway, Mass., abt 1844/5
    • m (2). at Sandwich, Mass., on 21 April 1881 ALVIN E. NYE (VR Sandw 1050)
      • Apr 21, 1881:
        Alvin E. Nye of Falmouth, 38, mariner, b. Falmouth to Franklin and Phebe B., 2d m.
        Georgiana (Maxfield) Phipps of Sandwich, 31, b. Roxbury to Samuel and Sarah Maxfield, 2d m;
        by Rev. E. Williams, Pocasset
      • b. at Falmouth, Mass., abt 1842/3
    • b. at Roxbury on 30 July 1855 (VR Rox(H) B 1855:322)
    • d. at Roxbury on 27 May, 1858 (VR Rox(H) D 1858:144)
      • age 2y 10 m, of Roxbury, d. Cottage St., b. Roxbury to Samuel Maxfield and Sarah E., dropsey on chest, bur. Warren Street Cem., removed to Forest Hills in 1870
    • b. at Roxbury on 18 March 1860 (VR Rox(H) B 1860:156)
    • d. at Hyde Park, Mass., on 2 August 1891 (VR Ma 419:444:81)
      • Hyde Park, Aug 2, 1891: Mary Caroline Maxfield, female, married, age 31-4-15, tuberculosis, res+d: Boston-Hyde Park-Forest Hills b. Roxbury to Samuel and Sarah E. (Frost) he b. Roxbury, she b. Dorchester
    • b. at Roxbury on 7 September 1862 (VR Rox(H) B 1862:86)
    • Census. 1880 at Framingham, Mass. (540:220D)
      • Charles J. Frost self mar M W 60 b. MA, civil engineer, parents b. MA MA
        Maria E. Frost wife mar F W 58 b. MA, keeping house, parents b. MA MA
        Alice N. Frost daughter S F W 25 b. MA, at home, parents b. MA MA
        Carroll Frost son S M W 11 b. MA, at school, parents b. MA MA
        Charles F. Maxfield cousin S M W 17 b. MA, farm laborer, parents b. MA MA
    • d. at Boston on 15 November 1881 (VR Ma 330:277:86)
      • Boston, Nov 15, 1881: Charles F. Maxfield, male, single, age 19-2-8, phthisis pulmonary asthenia, res+d 3 Alden Pl., Boston; b. Boston to Samuel, b. Roxbury, and Sarah E., b. Dorchester


Information on this family can be found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:

BRC 36
City of Boston, Report of the Records Commissioners. v. 36: Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1905
New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
Massachusetts Vital Records. Division of Vital Statistics, State House, Boston, Ma.; microfilm, Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Ut
VR Rox (H)
Holbrook, Jay Mack, ed. Massachusetts Vital Records: Roxbury. Oxford, Msss.: Holbrook Research Institute
VR Sandw
Kardell, Caroline Lewis, and Russell A. Lovell, Jr., eds. Vital Records of Sandwich, Massachusetts to 1885. Boston: NEHGS, 1996.

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