Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Eighth Generation

WILLIAM W.8 MAXFIELD (James7, Daniel6, probably Daniel5-4, Ebenezer3, Samuel2, Clement1) was born at Barrington, Rhode Island, on 18 February 1823 (VR RI 6:Barr:33; RI GR 18:15), a child of James Maxfield and his wife Ann Eliza Watson. William W. Maxfield married at Providence, RI, on 6 January 1851 (1900 census) PHEBE ANN TAYLOR, who was born in Rhode Island on 19 August 1832 (RI GR 18:15). The 1880 census (1212:516A) reported the William Maxfield family at Providence, Rhode Island:

Name Related MS Sex Race Age B Occupation FB MB
William Maxfield self M M W 52 RI house carpenter RI RI
Phebe A. Maxfield wife M F W 47 RI landscape painter RI RI
Walter T. Maxfield son S M W 28 MA music teacher + composer RI RI

The 1900 census (1508:1:140) found this family at 88 Green Street, Providence. William, born February 1822, was a carpenter; Phebe A., born August 1831, had only one child, who was living; son Walter A., born in Rhode Island in July 1852, still single, was a piano tuner. William and Phebe had been married 50 years.

Phebe Maxfield died in Rhode Island on 7 November, 1901 (RI GR 18:15; RI Cem). William died in Rhode Island on 21 July, 1903 (RI GR 18:15; RI Cem). They were both buried at Prince's Hill Burial Ground, Barrington.

William and Phebe Maxfield had the following child:

    • b. in Rhode Island on 13 July 1852 (RI GR 18:15)
    • d. in Rhode Island on 24 August 1916 (RI GR 18:15; RI Cem)
    • bur. Prince's Hill Burial Ground, Barrington


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
RI Cem
Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project.
RI GR 18:15
"Cemetery Inscriptions from Barrington," Rhode Island Genealogical Register.
Arnold, James N.. Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850. Vol. 6: Bristol County. Providence: Naragansett Historical Publishing Co.,1894.

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