Descendants of John Maxfield
of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Third Generation


SAMUEL3 MAXFIELD (John2-1) was born at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 12 April 1714,[1] a son of John Maxfield and his wife Sarah Ordaway . He died at Salisbury on 17 October 1785[2]. He married at Salisbury on 13 January 1741/2 JEMIMA EATON[3]. She was born at Salisbury on 2 October 1717[4], a daughter of Samuel and Hannah Eaton.

Jemima Maxfield transferred her church membership from First Church, Salisbury, to Second Church, Salisbury (both Congregational) on 19 January, 1755[5]. Children Henry, Hannah, Martha, Dudley, and Sarah had already been baptized at Second Church on 16 September 1753.

Samuel Maxfield served in the military for a total of five days, 18-22 September, 1746, in Captain Estes Hatch's Company[6]. This occured during a war between France and Britain, called King George's War, or the War of Austrian Succession. Perhaps Samuel joined in preparedness to defend communities from French-inspired Indian raids.

Samuel Maxfield was described as a caulker (one who puts caulking between the boards of a ship) in two land transactions in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. On 15 January 1771 Maxfield sold to Jonathan Walton, miller, for £ 12, two acres of saltmarsh in Seabrook, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, which he had acquired through his father's will[7]. On 4 May 1785 he sold to John Eastman of Hampton, Rockingham County, Gentleman, and Joseph Clifford Sanborn of Candia, Rockingham County. for £ 80, eighty acres in Candia[8].

Samuel Maxfield and his wife Jemina Eaton had the following children:

  1. JOHN4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 25 April 1742[9]; d. at Salisbury on 24 January 1744/5[10].
  2. HENRY4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 17 February 1743/4.
  3. HANNAH4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 17 April 1748[11]; bp. at Second Church (Congregational), Salisbury, on 16 September 1753[12]; m. at Haverhill, Essex Co., on 15 April 1767 TOOTHAKER WEBSTER EMERSON[13], who was b. at Haverhill on 31 October 1740[14], d. at Salem, Rockingham Co., on 19 January 1786[15], child of James and Mary (Webster) Emerson. Hannah and her husband lived at Salem.
  4. MARTHA4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 7 June 1750[16]; bp. at Second Church (Congregational), Salisbury, on 16 September 1753[17]; d. at Salisbury on 28 September 1824[18]; purchased on 12 October 1812 for $ 600 from James Rowell of Amesbury mariner, "one undivided half of a piece of land, 7 rods, in Salisbury, at the Mills, together with one undivided half of the dwelling house and shop standing thereon"[19]; her nephew Samuel (son of Dudley) owned the other half; purchased on 28 November 1815 for $550 from her nephew Samuel Maxfield, the other half of this property[20]; loaned $359 to Moses Sanders on 16 May 1816, with a 10 acre parcel in Bradford, Essex Co., as security. As Sanders could not pay, the property came into her possession on 8 August 1818[21]. In this transaction she was called, "Martha Maxfield of Amesbury, singlewoman."
  5. DUDLEY4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 4 May 1752.
  6. SARAH4 MAXFIELD bp. at Second Church (Congregational), Salisbury on 16 September 1753[22]; m. at Bradford on 23 November 1769 NATHANIEL HOPKINSON[23].
  7. JUDITH4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 2 September 1754[24]; bp. at Second Church (Congregational), Salisbury on 2 March 1755[25]; d. at Salisbury on 1 November 1827[26]; loaned £ 30 to William Lowell (her brother-in-law) of Amesbury, Essex Co., mariner, on 12 May 1788, with a lot of 10 rods in Amesbury as security, to be paid back in 15 years[27]; purchased on 13 May 1791 from Miriam Lowell (her sister), widow of William, "piece of land in Amesbury, 84 rods, with a dwelling house"[28]; purchased on 16 October 1797 from the heirs of Gideon Lowell "piece of land at Amesbury at or near Lyons Mouth, 7 acres and right to front room in father's dwelling house of Amesbury at the ferry, and right to part of a pew at East Meetinghouse"[29]; reported in 1800 Census at Amesbury, 1 female over 45, one male and one female 16-25[30]; purchased on 23 February 1803 for $1400 from Eliphslet Pattee a farm of 80 acres at Salem, NH[31]; sold the following day her 7 acre parcel in Amesbury to Valentine Bagley of Amesbury, mariner[32]; reported in 1810 Census at Amesbury, 1 female over 45, 1 female 16-25[33]; reported in 1820 Census at Amesbury, 1 female over 45, 1 female 16-25[34]; sold on 24 May 1827 for $530 to John Kimball 2d of Salem, yeoman, parcel in Salem, "by virtue of a levy of execution by me recovered against Henry W. Sargent 24 May 1827."[35]
  8. MIRIAM4 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 28 November 1759[36]; d. abt 1792[37]; m int. at Amesbury on 14 August 1782 WILLIAM LOWELL[38], b. at Amesbury on 23 November 1760, d. at Amesbury on 28 September 1788[39], child of Gideon and Molly (Morrill) Lowell.


NOTES


1Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915), 153.
2Ibid., 586.
3Ibid., 416.
4Ibid., 81.
5"Records of the First Church of Salisbury, Mass., 1687-1764," Essex Institute Historical Collections, 16 (1879): 62.
6"Massachusetts Soldiers in Colonial Wars," database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002, American Ancestors (americanancestors.com : accessed 2012).
7Deeds, 102:156-57; digital images, Rockingham County Registry of Deeds (nhdeeds/rockingham : accessed 2012).
8Ibid., 120:303.
9Vital Records of Salisbury, 152.
10Ibid., 586.
11Ibid., 152.
12Hoyt David W., The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), 443.
13"Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850," database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org: accessed 2012), Vital Records of Haverhill, MA 2:217.
14Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1910), 1:121.
15New Hampshire, Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, NH, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947; digital images, Family Search (familysearch.org : accessed 2011).
16Vital Records of Salisbury, 152.
17The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 443.
18Vital Records of Salisbury, 586.
19Essex County, Massachusetts, Land Records, 200:51, accessed 2013; Essex County Courthouse, Salem, MA (familysearch.org).
20Ibid,, 207:224-25.
21Ibid., 216:265.
22The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 443.
23Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907), 244.
24Vital Records of Salisbury, 152.
25The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 444.
26Vital Records of Salisbury, 586.
27Essex County, Massachusetts, Land Records, 154:256.
28Ibid., 154:255-56.
29Ibid., 164:216.
30Second Census of the United States: 1800, population, Amesbury, Essex Co., MA, 14:80; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 2013 ).
31Deeds 163:138-39, digital images, Rockingham County Registry of Deeds.
32Essex County, Massachusetts, Land Records, 171:283.
33Third Census of the United States: 1810, population, Amesbury, Essex Co., MA, 18:130; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 2012).
34Fourth Census of the United States: 1820, population, Amesbury, Essex Co., MA, 49:168; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 2012).
35Deeds 262:388, digital images, Rockingham County Registry of Deeds.
36Vital Records of Salisbury, 152.
37French, Harry Dana. Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass., New Hampshire Historical Society Library, Concord, NH, about 1952.
38Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913), 418.
39French, Harry Dana. Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass.


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