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

GEORGE W. 4 MAXFIELD (Levi3-2, David11) was born at Ohio on 28 February 1838 (W Highland Cem), a child of Levi Maxfield and his wife Caroline Campbell. His family moved to Michigan before the birth of his next sibling in 1843.

The 1860 census (552:) reported George Maxfield, age 18, farm laborer, on the farm of John and Cynthia Glines, at Hartland Township, Livingston County, Michigan. George was "sort of" related to the Glines. George's Aunt Judith was John Gline's first wife.

George Maxfield served in the Union Army for a little over three months during the last year of the war (Civ War Sold):

Name: George Maxfield State: Michigan
Service Record : Enlisted as a Private on 29 Mar. 1865 at the age of 26
Drafted in Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 29 Mar. 1865.
Mustered out Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 08 Jul. 1865 in Jeffersonville, IN
George Maxfield married EMILY ELMIRA COLE probably about 1865. (W Highland Cem--her name). She was born at Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan, on May 1845 (1900 census; W highland Cem--year).

The George Maxfield family lived at Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan, as reported in the 1870, 1880 and 1900 censuses. The 1870 census (695:1:505B) reported George, 30, farmer, Emily, 25, and Emily, 1. However cemetery records indicate the child was Elmer, not Emily.

The 1880 census (599:343A) reported:

Name Related MS Sex Race Age B Occupation FB MB
George W. Maxfield self M M W 41 OH farmer
Emily Maxfield wife M F W 35 MI keeping house NY NY
Chloe Maxfield daughter S F W 11 MI tending school OH MI
Leroy Maxfield son S M W 9 MI OH MI

By 1900 (735:2:236) Chloe and Leroy were gone, but two more children had come along:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, George head W M Feb 1839 M OH Canada English Canada English farmer
Maxfield, Emily A. wife W F May 1845 M MI NY NY
Maxfield, Luella E. daughter W F Oct 1880 S MI OH MI
Maxfield, Myrtie M. daughter W F Aug 1884 S MI OH MI

This record also indicated that George and Emily had been married 35 years, and that Emily had eight children, four of whom were living. Emily was also reported in the household of her daughter Chloe in Genesee County.

Emily (Cole) Maxfield died at West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan, on February 1909 (W Highland Cem). George Maxfield died in 1916 (W Highland Cem).

George W. Maxfield and his wife Emily Almira Cole had the following children:

    • b. at Highland Township about December 1866 (from age at death)
    • d. at Rose Township on 16 August 1868 (Mi D)
      • Maxfield, Elmer, Rose, Oakland Co., M W S, 1 y, 8 mo, dysentery, b. Highland, MI, child of George Maxfield of Rose and Emily Almira Maxfield
    • b. at Rose Township on 12 February 1869 (IGI; Feb 1868 in 1900 census; 1868/9 in 1870, 1880 censuses)
    • census. at Mundy Township, Genesee County, MI, in 1900
      • Mehlberg, Frank head W M b. Feb 1868, age 32 Married 7 years, b. MI, parents b. Germany Germany, farmer
      • Mehlberg, Chloe wife W F b. Feb 1868, age 31 Married 7 yrs. 1 child born, 1 child living, b. MI, parents b. MI MI
      • Mehlberg, Grant son W M b. Sep 1894, age 5, Single, b. MI, parents b. MI MI
      • Maxfield, Emily mother-in-law W F b. May 1845, age 55, Married for 35 years, 4 children born, 4 children living, b. MI, parents b. NY NY
    • m. about 1892/3 FRANK MEHLBERG (1900 census)
      • b. at Michigan on February 1868 (1900 census)
  3. LEROY5 MAXFIELD b. at Michigan on October 1870
    • b. at Rose Township on 19 November 1876 (IGI)
    • d. before 1880 (not in census)
    • b. at Michigan on October 1880 (1900 census)
    • b. at Rose Township on 20 August 1884 (IGI; Aug 1884 in 1900 census)


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Civ War Sold
American Civil War Soldiers.
International Genealogical Index. (No further documentation given).
Mi D
Genealogical Death Indexing System: Michigan.
W Highland Cem
West Highland Cemetery, Highland Twp., Oakland Co., Mi.

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