Descendants of Ichabod Maxfield
of Litchfield, Connecticut, and
Stanford, New York
Seventh Generation

ROBERT A.7 MAXFIELD (Samuel6, probably Ichabod5) was born at Great Barrington on 14 July, 1855, a child of Samuel Maxfield and his wife Jeanette Lerna (VR GB 23:46). The record stated:
Great Barrington 1855: July 14, 1855 Robert Maxfield, male, b. Great Barrington to Samuel + Jennette of Great Barrington; he laborer b. Stamford, NY, she b. Salisbury, CT
Robert Maxfield married AGNES McCULLOCH probably some time before 1875. Agnes was born at Connecticut about April 1853 (1900 census) According to the birth places of their children, they lived in Lee, Massachusetts (1876), Meriden, Connecticut (abt 1877/8), Ohio (1882) Clinton, Connecticut (about 1884/5 and 1886), and Great Barrington, Massachusetts (1896). The 1880 census (104:524A) reported this family at Meriden, Connecticut, consisting of Robert Maxfield, 23, a farm hand, Agnes, 28, Wallace, 4, Isbella, 2, and Pearl, 8 months. Robert, Agnes and wallace were born at Massachusetts, Isbella and Pearl at Connecticut. Everyone's parents were born at Massachusetts.

They were reported in the 1900 Census (632:4A) in Great Barrington as follows:

Name relationship Color Birthdate Age Birthplace
Robert A. Maxfield head white Jul 1855 44 Mass
Agnes M. Maxfield wife Apr 1853 42 Mass
Clara May Maxfield daughter Sep 1895 4 Mass
Warren H. Maxfield son Apr 1882 18 Ohio
Robert J. Maxfield son Oct 1885 14 Conn

Agnes died at Great Barrington on 19 April 1910 (MA VR 1910 D: 46:398):

Agnes Maxfield of Great Barrington, d. Great Barrington Apr 19, 1910, age 58 years; F W Married; nee Agnes McCulloch; m. to Robert Maxfield;
b. Lenox, MA to Henry Mcculloch and Laura Miller;
bur. Greenlawn Cemetery, Great Barrington, Apr 21
Robert Maxfield remarried, probably before the end of the year, to CATHERINE (________) DUTCHER, who was born at New York on 4 April 1879 (CA D).

This blended family appeared in the 1920 census (174:14A:50-54) at 46 Beaver Street, Bethel, Connecticut:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
50. Maxfield, Robert head M W 64 M OH watchman, hat factory
51. Maxfield, Catherine wife F W 40 M NY Ireland Ireland none
52. Dutcher, Richard step-son M W 17 S CT NY NY teamster, coal + wood
53. Maxfield, Bessie daughter F W 10 S CT MA NY none
54. Maxfield, Dorothy daughter F W 7 S CT MA NY none

The 1930 census (253:27A) found them at 74 Chestnut Street, Bethel:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Robert A. head M W 75 M MA MA MA fireman, hat factory
Maxfield, Catherine A. wife F W 51 M NY Ireland-Northern Ireland-Northern none
Maxfield, Bessie J. daughter F W 21 S CT MA NY in training
Maxfield, Dorothy H. daughter F W 18 S CT MA NY none

This census reported that Robert and Catherine were married at the ages of 55 and 31 respectively.

I have no further information on Robert. Catherine died at San Diego County, California, on 1 November 1961 (CA D).

Robert A. Maxfield and his first wife Agnes McCulloch had the following children:

  1. WALLACE OLIVER8 MAXFIELD b. at Lee, MA, on 28 February 1876
    • Meriden, CT, about 1877/8 (marriage record)
    • m. at Great Barrington, on 12 August, 1899, ROBERT H. CRAWFORD (VR GB 136:27)
      • Robert H. Crawford of Lenox, 20, laborer, b. Lee to William and Ellen (Packard), 1st;
        Isabelle Maxfield of Great Barrington, 21, housewife, b. Meriden, Ct to Robert and Agnes (McCulloch), 1st;
        by Rev. John S. Lull, Great Barrington
      • b. at Lee, about 1878/9 (marriage record)
    • b. at Connecticut about September 1879 (1880 census)
  4. WARREN HENRY8 MAXFIELD b. at Ohio, on 16 April 1882
    • b. at Clinton, CT, about 1884/5 (death record)
    • d. at Great Barrington, on 11 June, 1894 (VR GB 65:33)
      • 9 yrs, single, b. Clinton, CT. to Robert and Agnes (McCulloch) peretonitis; bur. Great Barrington.
    • b. at Clinton, CT on 10 October, 1886 (WWI Draft)
    • draft. at Litchfield Co., CT on 1 June 1917 (WWI Draft)
        Robert J. Maxfield, 30 [address illegible] b. Oct 10, 1886 Clinton, CT laborer for Litchfield County single; caucasian exempt: rupture medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair
    • census. 1930 at New Haven, CT (277:19A)
      • Maxfield, Robert head male white age 44 married, at age 37 b. CT, parents b. MA MA, truck man, furniture
      • Maxfield, Helen wife female white age 42 married, at age 35 b. CT, parents b. Germany Germany, occ.: none
    • draft. at Fairfield Co., CT, on 27 April 1942 (WWII Draft)
        Robert James Maxfield, 401 State St., Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT; 55 b. Clinton, CT Oct 10, 1886; contact: Mrs. J. W. Powers, 94 Ward St., New Haven, CT; unemployed
    • m(1). at Lynn, MA, on 18 November 1910 LAURA E. DEMERRITT (VR MA 594:609:977)
        1910 Lynn; November 18, Lynn;
        Robert J. Maxfield, 24, 1st, of 47 Mt. Pleasant St., Lynn, brakeman, b. Clinton, Conn., to Robert O. Maxfield + Agnes McCullough;
        Laura E. Demerritt, 21, 1st, of 47 Mt. Pleasant St., Lynn, operative, b. Rhochester, NH, to Herman E. Demerritt + Mary A. Place;
        L. William Adams, clergyman
      • b. at Rochester, NH, about 1888/9
    • m(2). at Marion Co., IN, on 8 October 1919 EUGENIA H. CLARK (IN M)
    • m(3). on 17 November 1923 SOPHIE CAROLINE HELENE FREVINDEL (Gedney)
    • div. (CT D)
      • b. at Meriden, CT, on 12 April 1888 (SSDI)
      • d. at Milford, CT, on 17 October 1977 (SSDI; CT D)
    • b. at Great Barrington, MA, on 4 May, 1896 (VR GB 457:57:28)
        Great Barrington 1896: May 4, Clara M. Maxfield, female, b. Great Barrington
        to Robert and Agnes McCullock of Great Barrington, he laborer b. Great Barrington, she b. Lee
    • census. 1910 at Great Barrington with brother Wallace

Robert A. Maxfield and his second wife Catherine had the following children:

    • b. at Connecticut about 1909 (1920 census)
    • b. at Connecticut about 1912 (1920 census)


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
California Death Index, 1940-1997.
Connecticut Death Index 1949-2001.
Gedney, Dorothy M. Family Search Ancestral File.
Indiana Marriages 1849 to 1920.
Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: NEHGS, 1904.
WWI Draft
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
WWII Draft
World War II Draft Registration Cards; 4th Registration, 1942, for persons ages 45 to 64.

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