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

EDWARD 4 MAXFIELD (John3, Henry2, David1) was born at Cambridge, Lamoile County, Vermont, on 18 April 1849 (Fairfax Gen; 1845/6 in 1850, 1860, 1880 censuses; 1846/7 in 1870 census; Apr 1849 in 1900 census; 1849/50 in 1910 census), a child of John H. Maxfield and his wife Mary H. Stearns.

The 1870 census (1620:1:170B) reported Edward Maxfield at Fairfax, Vermont, a farm laborer, age 23, living in the household of Franklin and Lucie Levant.

Edward Maxfield married MINNIE N. RYAN at Farifax on 8 June 1893 (Farifax Gen). Minnie died sometime between the birth of their last child (30 May 1898, and the taking of the 1900 census (1 June 1900), when Edward was recorded as a widower.

The 1900 census (1691:2:68) recorded the Edward Maxfield family at Fairfax. Widower Edward Maxfield, born April 1849, was a farmer. Son Wayne T. Maxfield was born September 1895 and son Page E. Maxfield was born September 1897. Benjamin Kennison, a 22 year old farm laborer also lived in the household. The youngest child, only two years old, was not recorded; perhaps Hayden was living with some other family member.

The 1910 census (1614:2:79B) recorded Edward Maxfield and his three sons at Fairfax:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Edward head M W 60 Wd VT VT VT farmer,
general farm
Maxfield, Wayne son M W 15 S VT VT VT laborer,
home farm
Maxfield, Page E. son M W 13 S VT VT VT none
Maxfield, Haydon A. son M W 12 S VT VT VT none
Maxfield, Walter J. nephew M W 9 S VT VT VT none

Walter was a son of Edward's borther John; Lena May, a daughter of brother John, lived in the Farnsworth household, which immediately preceded Edward's household.

Edward Maxfield died at Fairfax on 17 March 1918 (Fairfax Gen).

Edward Maxfield and his wife Minnie N. Ryan had the following children:

  1. WAYNE THOMAS5 MAXFIELD b. at Fairfax on 5 September 1894
  2. PAGE E.5 MAXFIELD b. at Fairfax on 28 May 1896
    • b. at Fairfax on 30 March 1898 (Fairfax Gen; 1893 in 1920 census; 1897/8 in 1910 census)
    • census. at Waterbury, VT, in 1920 (1875:2B)
      • Patient in hospital: Maxfield, Hayden M W 26 Single, b. VT, parents b. VT VT, occ.: none
    • d. at Waterbury, VT, on 27 August 1924 (Fairfax Gen).


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Fairfax Gen
Raymond, Henry A. Fairfax Genealogy Listing. at Fairfax, VT, Town Clerk's Office.

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