Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Ninth Generation

JAMES9 MAXFIELD III (James8-7, Daniel6, probably Daniel5-4, Ebenezer3, Samuel2, Clement1) was born at Barrington, Rhode Island (from marriage record), on 2 February, 1853 (RI Cem), a child of James Maxfield and his wife Jane Foster.

CARRIE E. CHILDS married James Maxfield at Swansea, Massachusetts, on 17 March 1887 (VR Ma 379:181:5). The event was recorded as follows:

Swansea, Mar 17, 1887
James Maxfield, Jr., of Barrington, RI, 33, jeweler, b. Barrington, RI to James and Jane Maxfield, 1st;
Carrie E. Childs of Warren, RI, 23, at home, b. Warren, RI to Charles E. and Emily Childs, 1st;
J. W. Osborn, pastor, Christian Church
Carrie Childs was born at Warren, Rhode Island, in February 1863 (1900 census), to Charles E. and Emily Childs.

James Maxfield was a jeweler, in Barrington, according to his marriage record (1887) the birth record of a child (1888), and census records for 1900 and 1920.

The 1900 census (1504:1:2) reported this family at Barrington:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, James head W M Feb 1854 M RI RI Canada
jewelry maker
Maxfield, Carrie G. wife W F Feb 1863 M RI RI MA
Maxfield, Arthur G. son W M Jun 1888 S RI RI RI at school
Maxfield, Dudley C. son W M Sep 1890 S RI RI RI at school
Childs, Emily S. mother-in-law W F May 1827 Wd MA MA MA

The record further indicated that James and Carrie had been married 13 years, and that Carrie had two children, both living.

The 1920 census (1670:10B) reported the family on County Road, Barrington:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, James head M W 65 M RI RI Canada
jewelry manufactory
Maxfield, Carrie E. wife F W 56 M RI RI MA none
Maxfield, Annie W. daughter F W 18 S RI RI RI colorist
wholesale . . . co.
Child, Emily S. mother-in-law F W 93 Wd MA MA MA none

James Maxfield died in 1928 (RI Cem).

The 1930 census (2168:1A) reported Carrie E. Maxfield and her unmarried daughter Annie W. Maxfield living at 101 Bounty Road, Barrington. Annie was a stenographer for an insurance company.

Carrie Maxfield died in 1942 (RI Cem). James and Carrie were both buried in Prince's Hill Burial Ground, Barrington.

James and Carrie Maxfield had the following child:

  1. ARTHUR JAMES10 MAXFIELD b. in Barrington, 17 June, 1888
    • b. at Rhode island on 14 September 1890 (SSDI)
    • Census. 1920 at 122 Benefice Street, Providence, RI (1676:5A)
      • Maxfield, Dudley roomer M W 28 mar b. RI, parents b. RI RI, cashier, auto business
        Maxfield, Clara roomer F W 27 mar b. NY, parents b. NY NY, occ. none
    • Census. 1830 at 20 Sacket Street, Providence (2179:23A)
      • Maxfield, Dudley C. head M W 39 mar since age 25, b. RI, parents b. RI RI, actuary, insurance
        Maxfield, Clara M. wife F W 39 mar since age 25 b NY, parents b. NY NY, occ. none
    • d. November 1968, res. Greenville, Providence County, RI (SSDI)
    • m. at Rhode Island on 19 August 1916 CLARA MILNER (RI M)
      • b. in New York abt 1892 (1920 census)
    • b. in Rhode island on 9 June 1901 (SSDI)
    • d. on 15 August 1987, res. Providence


Information on this family can be found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:

RI Cem
Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project.

Rhode Island Marriages 1636-1930.

Social Security Death Index.

Massachusetts Vital Records. Division of Vital Statistics, State House, Boston, Ma.; microfilm, Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Ut.

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