Descendants of John Maxfield
of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Fourth Generation


HENRY4 MAXFIELD (Samuel3, John2-1) was born at Salisbuty, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 17 February 1743/4[1] a son of Samuel Maxfield and his wife Jemima Eaton. He died after the conception of his last child, 1772, and before the death of his wife, 1781, who at death was called a widow. He married at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 20 August 1765 HANNAH BOATMAN.[2] She died at Salisbury on February 1781.[3]

When Henry was nine years old, on 16 September 1753, he and his four younger siblings were baptized at Second Church (Congreegational), Salisbury.[4]

Henry Maxfield fought in the French and Indian War, serving at two times. He served most of 1760, from 29 February to 4 December, under Capt. Joseph Smith of Rowley. Then from 11 May 1761 to 6 January 1762 he was a Private in Capt. Henry Young Brown's company.[5]

Samual Maxfield and Hannah Boatman married at First Parish Church (Congregational) of Haverhill, on 20 August 1765. They lived at Salisbury, where they had four children, all girls, from 1767 to 1772. At least one child died in infancy. No further record of the children has been found. Widow Hannah (Boatman) Maxfield died at Salisbury on February 1781.

Henry Maxfield and his wife Hannah Boatman had the following children:

  1. SARAH5 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 30 January 1767.[6]
  2. ANNA5 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 6 September 1768.[7]
  3. JEMIMA EATON5 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 25 November 1770;[8] d. at Salisbury on 16 April 1771.[9]
  4. HANNAH5 MAXFIELD b. at Salisbury on 19 November 1772.[10]


NOTES

1Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915), 152.
2"Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850," database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org: accessed 2012), Vital Records of Haverhill, MA 2:217.
3Vital Records of Salisbury, 586.
4David W. Hoyt, The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), 443.
5George Wingate Chase, The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts (Haverhill, MA: by the author, 1861, reprint, Somersworth, NH: Haverhill Historical Society, 1983), 357, 359.
6Vital Records of Salisbury, 152.
7Ibid., 151.
8Ibid., 152.
9Ibid., 586.
10Ibid., 152.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chase, George Wingate. The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Haverhill, MA: by the author, 1861, reprint, Somersworth, NH: Haverhill Historical Society, 1983.

French, Harry Dana. Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass. New Hampshire Historical Society Library, Concord, NH, about 1952.

Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982.

"Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850." Database. New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors. americanancestors.org: 2012.

Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915.

Wright, Elizabeth. "John Maxfield of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 1652, and Some of His Descendants." The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record (19281930): 6:52-56; 7:20-24, 42-47, 61-71, 87-96; 8:15-22.


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