Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Eighth Generation

JOHN WOOD8 MAXFIELD (John7, David6, probably Daniel5-4, Ebenezer3, Samuel2, Clement1) was born at Bristol, Rhode Island, on 9 July 1827, according to his death record. He was a child of John Wood Maxfield and his wife Nancy.

John W. Maxfield married HANNAH A., probably some time before the birth of their first child in 1855. She was born at Burrville, Rhode Island, in June 1828 (1900 census).

John W. Maxfield was a jeweler, resident in Providence, Rhode Island, at the birth of their first child in 1855.

The 1870 census (1478:1:457B) reported this family living at Providence, Rhode Island:

Name Age Sex Race Occupation R.E. P.E. Birth Other
Maxfield, John W. 40 M W works in jeweller's shop RI
Maxfield, Annie 38 F W keeping house RI
Maxfield, Amanda 13 F W RI school
Clifford, Susan 55 F W nurse MA

John Wood Maxfield died at Providence on 28 November 1886 (VR RI D 1886:766). The event was reported as follows:

Nov 28, 1886, John Wood Maxfield, 59-4-19, d. 221 Friendship Street, Providence. Male, White, married. b. Bristol, RI, American, to John W. and Nancy B., Cerebral Sclerosis
The 1900 census (1506:1:231) reported widow Hannah Maxfield living with her daughter and son-in-law at 438 Hope Street, Providence:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Viall, William head W M Jan 1855 M RI MA RI meat + produce dealer
Viall, Amanda A. wife W F Apr 1857 M RI RI RI
Viall, Alice C. daughter W F Sep 1885 S RI RI RI at school
Viall, Elizabeth M. mother W F Oct 1825 W RI RI MA
Maxfield, Hannah A. mother-in-law W F Jun 1828 W RI RI MA
Viall, Susan D. sister W F Mar 1853 S RI MA RI
Higgins, Catherine servant W F May 1868 S Ireland Ireland Ireland servant

Widow Hannah Maxfield died in Rhode Island on 21 July 1911 (VR RI D at

John Wood Maxfield and his wife Hannah had the following children:

  1. (unnamed)9 MAXFIELD
    • b. at Providence on 27 November 1855 (VR RI B 1855:132)
      • Providence, Ward 4: Nov 27, 1855 ______ (Maxfield), male, white, 1st, b. Deane Street to John W. and Hannah Maxfield of Ward 4, Providence; he jeweler b. Bristol; she b. Burrville, RI
    • d. at Providence on 27 November, 1855 (VR RI D 1854/5:840)
      • Providence: Nov 27, 1855 _____ Maxfield lived 2 hrs, d. 39 Dean Stret, male, white, single, b. Providence to John W. and Hannah A., birth premature
    • b. at Providence in April 1857 (1900 census)
    • m. at Providence on 10 December 1880 WILLIAM EDWARD VIALL (VR RI M 1880:940)
      • Providence, Dec 10, 1880
        William Edward Viall of Providence, 25, white, clerk, b. Warren to Horatio and Elizabeth, 1st;
        Amanda Augusta Maxfield of Providence, 23, white, b. Providence to John W. and Hannah A., 1st;
        by David Green, Episcopal rector
      • b. at Warren, in January 1855 (1900 census)


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island. Vital Records. microfilm, Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Ut.
VR RI D at
Rhode Island Deaths 1630-1930.

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