Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Ninth Generation

CHARLES SANFORD9 MAXFIELD (Sanford8, Abel7, David6, probably Daniel5-4, Ebenezer3, Samuel2, Clement1) was born at Bristol, Rhode Island (marraige record), in June 1851 (1900 census), a child of Sanford C. Maxfield and his first wife Sophia Handy.

SARAH HANNAH REDFERN married Charles S. Maxfield at Bristol on 6 December 1876 (VR RI M 1876:462), as described in the record:

Bristol, Dec 6, 1876
Charles Sanford Maxfield of Bristol, 25, white, farmer, b. Bristol to Sanford Maxfield and Sophia W. Handy, 1st;
Sarah Hannah Redfern of Bristol, 31, white, b. Bristol to Thomas Redfern and Mary Holingworth, 1st;
by Edward Edson, clergyman
Sarah Redfern was born at Bristol in June 1845 (1900 census), a child of Thomas Redfern and Mary Holingworth.

Charles S. Maxfield, called a farmer in his 1876 marriage record, was called a trader in the birth records of his children, in 1878 and 1879. Census records called him a trader in fallow lard in 1880, "householder" in 1900, no occupation in 1910, and manager of a grocery store in 1920.

The 1880 census (1209:112D) reported Charles P. Maxfield, 28, his wife Sarah H., 34, and their son Charles R., 5 months, at Warren, Rhode Island. All were born in Rhode Island; Sarah's parents were born in England.

The 1900 census (1504:1:123B) reported this family in Warren:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Chas. head W M Jun 1851 M RI RI RI householder
Maxfield, Sarah H. wife W F Jun 1845 M RI England England
Maxfield, Charles R. son W M Dec 1879 S RI RI RI clerk

The record further indicated that Sarah had two children, one of whom was living.

The 1910 census (1436:1:185A) reported a four-generation household at 311 Main Street, Warren. In addition to Charles (58) and Sarah (64), the household included son Charles R. (30), a bookkeeper, married for five years, his son Charles, age 4, and the first Charles' father, widower Sanford Maxfield, age 81.

The 1920 census (1670:1A) reported the family at the same address, consisting of Charles S. Maxfield, 68, manager of a grocery store, his wife Sarah H., 75, son Charles R., 40, manager of an ice cream parlor, and grandson Charles R., 14.

Charles S. Maxfield and his wife Sarah Redfern had the following children:

  1. (unnamed)10 MAXFIELD
    • b. at Warren on 18 July 1878 (VR RI B 1878:20)
      • Warren: Jul 18, 1878 no name, male, white, 1st, b. Warren to Charles S. and Sarah H. Maxfield of Warren, he trader b. Bristol she b. Providence
    • d. bef 1880 (not in census)
  2. CHARLES REDFERN10 MAXFIELD b. at Warren on 21 December 1879


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.

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