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

HARLAND HEMAN5 MAXFIELD (Heman4, Sanford3, Henry2, David1) was born at Barre, Vermont, on 6 March 1887 (WWI Draft), a child of Heman and Lucana Maxfield.

Harland H. Maxfield married LAURA KIDDER about 1910 (1930 census). Laura was born at Vermont about 1889 (1920 census).

Harland Maxfield reported for draft registration at Washington County, Vermont, on 5 June 1917:

Harland Heman Maxfield, 30, 8 Wendell Pl., Barre, VT
b. Mar 6, 1887 Barre
carpenter for Earl Batchelder, Barre
dependants: wife + one child; married, caucasian
tall, slender, blue eyes, light hair
Harland then served in the Army in the first World War (VT WWI):
Maxfield, Harland Heman, res. Barre, b. Barre;
enl. Dec 14, 1917 Ft. Slocum, 30 8/12 yrs;
org. A. S. Motor Mech. to Jun 1, 1918,
17th Co., 4th A. S. Mech. to disch;
grade - Sgt Apr 25, 1918
overseas Jul 19, 1918 to Jun 25, 1919;
disch. Jul 11, 1919 Cp. Devans
The 1920 census (206:10B) reported Harland and Laura lodging at the residence of George Simpson, 2030 South First Street, Washington, DC. Harland H. Maxfield, 32, was a building carpenter, Laura Maxfield, 30, was a clerk for the government. Their son Morris was back in Vermont with Harland's parents.

The 1930 census (2431:) found the family together again, at 57 Elm Street, Barre, Vermont:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Harland H. head M W 43 M VT VT VT carpenter
Maxfield, Laura K. wife F W 40 M VT VT MA none
Maxfield, Morris H. son M W 18 S VT VT VT none

Harland and Laura were married at the ages of 23 and 20 respectively, and Harland was a veteran of the World War.

Laura K. Maxfield died sometime before 10 March 1953, when Washington County Probate Records first mentioned her. (Wash Co Pr 134:25). A list of creditors of Laura K. Maxfield of Barre on that date tallied her debts at $167.96. On 4 May, Harland H. Maxfield, widower of Laura K. Maxfield of Barre, was assigned property valued at $3,653.76 (Wash Co Pr 134:574).

Harland Heman Maxfield died on April 1969 (SSDI)

Harland Heman Maxfield and his wife Laura Kidder had the following child:

  1. MORRIS H.6 MAXFIELD b. at Barre on 21 July 1911


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Social Security Death Index.
Roster of Vermont Soldiers in World War I. New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Wash Co Pr
Washington County, Vermont, Wills. Washington County Offices, Montpelier, VT.
WWI Draft
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

NOTE: This genealogy page contains the information which I have available at this time. It is not a thorough genealogy. If anyone is interested in pursuing this further, contact me at the e-mail address at the bottom of the page, and I can make suggestions for more complete research.

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