Descendants of Clement Maxfield
of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Ninth Generation

WILLIAM FREDERICK9 MAXFIELD (James8-7, Daniel6, probably Daniel5-4, Ebenezer3, Samuel2, Clement1) was born in Barrington, Rhode Island, on 17 April, 1855 (VR RI B 1855:2), a child of James Maxfield and his wife Jane Foster. His birth was recorded as follows:
Apr 17, 1855, William Maxfield, male, white, 2d child, b. Barrington to James and Jane Maxfield of Barrington; he farmer b. Barrington, she b. Peitou, Nova Scotia
William F. Maxfield married MARY ELLEN SMITH at Bristol, Rhode Island, on 1 January 1878 (VR RI M 1878:494). This event was thus recorded:
Bristol, Jan 1, 1878
William Frederick Maxfield of Barrington, 22, white, jeweller, b. Barrington to James Maxfield and Jane Foster, 1st;
Mary Ellen Smith of Bristol, 20, white, b. New Bedford to Elisha G. Smith and Mary S. Sherman, 1st;
by Samuel Moran, rector of Trinity Church
Mary Ellen Smith was born at New Bedford, Massachusetts, about 1857, to Elisha G. Smith and Mary S. Sherman.

William F. Maxfield was called a jeweler in his marriage record (1878), the 1880 census, and the birth record of a child (1885). He was called a silversmith in the 1920 census. He lived in Barrington.

The 1880 census (1209:3A) reported William W. Maxfield, who worked in a jewelry shop, age 24, and his wife, Mary E. Maxfield, 22, living at Barrington.

Mary Ellen Smith Maxfield died some time before 1920, as the census that year (1670:10B) reported William Maxfield, widower, living on County Road, Barrington:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, William head M W 64 W RI RI Canada
silverware manufactory
Smith, Bertha B. sister-in-law F W 48 S RI MA MA teacher
grammar school
Maxfield, Ina E. daughter F W 37 S RI RI MA none
Maxfield, Dorothy daughter F W 23 S RI RI MA teacher
grammar school

William F. Maxfield and his wife Mary Ellen Smith had the following children:

    • b. at Rhode Island abt 1882 (1920 census)
    • Census. 1930 at 111 Bounty Road, Barrington (2168:1A)
      • Maxfield, Ina E. head F W 48 S b. RI, parents b. RI MA, occ. none
        Smith, Bertha B. aunt F W 58 S b. RI, parents b. MA MA, principal, town school
    • b. in Barrington, on 26 March, 1885 (VR RI B 1885:2)
      • Barrington: Mar 26, 1885 Jennie Foster Maxfield, female, white, 2d, b. Barrington to William and Nellie Maxfield of Barrington, he jeweler b. Barrington, she b. New Bedford
    • m. at Rhode Island on 27 January 1913 HENRY J. GIRARD (RI M)
    • b. at Rhode Island abt 1894 (1920 census)


Information on this family can be found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:

Rhode Island Marriages 1636-1930.

Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island. Vital Records. microfilm, Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Ut.

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