Descendants of David Maxfield
of Georgia and Fairfax, Vermont
Third Generation

JOHN H.3 MAXFIELD (Henry2, David1) was born at Georgia, Vermont, about 1817 (or Fairfax, Vermont; towns from birth records of children; 1817/8 in 1850 census, 1816/7 in 1860, 1880 censuses), probably a child of Henry and Minerva Maxfield. I speculate that John is son of Henry based on census information, age and location.

Probably sometime before they began having children about 1845, John H. Maxfield married MARY H. STEARNS. She was born at Corinth, Vermont, about 1818/9 (place from birth record of children; years from 1850, 1860 and 1880 censuses).

John H. Maxfield was called a farmer and currier in the 1850 census. Other censuses and birth records of children call him farmer or tanner.

The 1850 census (Chittenden Co., 181) reported this family in Westford, Vermont, consisting of John, 32, farmer and currier, Mary 31, and Edward, 4, in school, all born at Vermont.

The 1860 census (1321:169) reported tha family at Fairfax, Vermont, consisting of John H., 43, farmer, Mary W., 41, Edward, 14, in school, and Edna, 9, in school.

John H. Maxfield served in the Army in the Civil War for over a year, and received a disability discharge (Civ War):

Name: John H Maxfield
Residence: Fairfax, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 07 Sep. 1861
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE; State: Vermont; Unit Numbers: 3033 3033
Service Record : Enlisted as a Private on 07 Sep. 1861
Enlisted in Company K, 5th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 16 Sep. 1861.
Received a disability discharge Company K, 5th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 31 Oct. 1862
I do not find John and Mary Maxfield in the 1870 census, however daughter Edna Maxfield (1620:1:173A) was reported at Fairfax, in household of Stillman and Cordelia Pierce. Edna was 18, working as a servant, and still in school.

The 1880 census (1344:71B) reported the family at Fairfax as follows:

Name Related MS Sex Race Age B Occupation FB MB
John Maxfield self M M W 63 VT farmer VT VT
Mary Maxfield wife M F W 61 VT keeping house NY VT
Edward Maxfield son S M W 34 VT pedler NY VT
Edna Maxfield daughter S F W 29 VT at home NY VT
John B. Maxfield son S M W 19 VT at home NY VT
Nellie Maxfield daughter S F W 2 VT at home NY VT

Nellie was Edna's daughter.

John H. Maxfield died at Fletcher, Vermont, on 19 January 1889 (Fairfax Gen)

John H. and Mary Maxfield had the following children:

  1. EDWARD4 MAXFIELD b. at Cambridge, VT on 18 April 1849
  2. EDNA4 MAXFIELD b. at Fletcher, VT on 12 July 1854
  3. JOHN B.4 MAXFIELD b. at Fairfax on 2 April 1861
    • b. at Fairfax on 13 February 1864 (VR VT)
      • mother Mary Maxfield b. Corinth res Fairfax; father John Maxfield b. Fairfax, farmer


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Civ War
American Civil War Soldiers.
Fairfax Gen
Raymond, Henry A. Fairfax Genealogy Listing. At Fairfax, VT, Town Clerk's Office.
State of Vermont. General Index to Vital Records. microfilm, Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Ut.

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