Descendants of John Maxfield
of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Fifth Generation

JONATHAN BARNET5 MAXFIELD (Richard4, Michael3, John2-1) was born at Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 12 August 1794[1] a son of Richard Maxfield and his first wife Mercy James. He died on 27 April 1865.[2] He married at Epsom, Rockingham County, on 23 April 1815 MARY FELLOWS.[3] She was born at Chichester about 1792, and died on 11 August 1865.[4] She was sometimes called "Mercy."

Jonathan grew up at Chichester the second of six children and eldest son of Richard and Mercy. Jonathan and Mary were both "of Chichester" at the time of their marriage at Epsom by clergyman Jonathan Curtis of Epsom. By 1817 they were living in the adjoining town of Loudon, Rockingham County.

On 27 November 1817 Richard Maxfield of Chichester, husbandman, sold to his son Jonathan B. Maxfield of Loudon, yeoman for $60 a parcel of land in Chichester, part of lot #70, 11th range, 4th division; 25 acres, also a parcel in Loudon, the northwest half of a lot Richard had purchased on 20 January 1817, 19 acres. However, Jonathan B. Maxfield of Loudon was required to pay his father $200 if he failed to deliver to his father one-third of the yearly income from the parcel in Chichester. On 8 March 1820 Jonathan sold both parcels back to his father for $60.[5]

Jonathan Maxfield and family moved to the area of Stanstead and Brome counties, Lower Canada (later called the Province of Quebec). Based on the birth dates and places of his children, this move took place some time between September 1821 and May 1825.

The 1861 Canadian census reported Jonathan and Mary Maxfield living at Potton, Brome County, which is west of Lake Memphremagog, and about ten miles north of North Troy, Vermont. The household consisted of Jonathan, 67, farmer, Mercy, 68, son Davis, 31, farmer, his wife Eliza, 31, and their children, Mercy, 7, Clarence, 5, and Ida, 3.[6] That same census reported son Truman at Stanstead, Stanstead County, which is immediately north of Darby Line, Vermont, son Barnet at Barnston, which is northeast of the lake; son James was reported in the 1860 United States census at Newport, Vermont, which is at the southern end of the lake.

Jonathan and Mary both died in 1865, Jonathan on 27 April, Mary on 11 August. They are both buried at Leadville Cemetery in Brome County.[7]

Jonathan Barnet Maxfield and his wife Mary Fellows had the following children:

  1. HANNAH6 MAXFIELD b. at the United States about 1817/8; d. on 24 November 1873, bur. at Ayers Cliff, Quebec;[8] m. at Toronto, Ontario, on 22 April 1870 THOMAS RICHARDSON, b. at England abt. 1809/10.[9]
  2. TRUMAN6 MAXFIELD b. at New Hampshire abt. September 1821.
  3. BARNET6 MAXFIELD b. at Quebec on 21 May 1825.
  4. perhaps BETSY6 MAXFIELD[10] d. at Stanstead County, Quebec, on 12 Decedmber 1862; m. at Hatley, Stanstead Co., on 1856 GEORGE ROLLINS, b. at Hatley on 24 October 1835.
  5. DAVIS6 MAXFIELD b. at Potton abt. 1829.
  6. JAMES6 MAXFIELD b. at Potton on 6 April 1833.


1French, Harry Dana. Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass., New Hampshire Historical Society Library, Concord, NH, about 1952.
2Leadville Cem., Brome Co., Quebec, database, Find a Grave ( : accessed 2013).
3William Haslet Jones, editor, Vital Statistics of Epsom New Hampshire, 1727-1927 (Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1999), 199.
4Leadville Cem., Find a Grave. Place of Birth from French, Harry Dana. Descendants of John Maxfield of Salisbury, Mass. Year of birth from 1861 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, C-1270: 188; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 2013).
5Deeds, 217:137; 221:439; 224:450-51; digital images, Rockingham County Registry of Deeds (nhdeeds/rockingham : accessed 2012).
61861 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, C-1270: 188.
7Leadville Cem., Find a Grave.
8McConnell Cemetery, Ayers Cliff, Quebec, Find a Grave, digital images ( : accessed 2013).
9Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, digital images, and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ont), Ancestry ( : accessed 2013 ).
10The only information on Betsy is from: "International Genealogical Index," database, Family Search ( : accessed 2013); citing FHL microfilm. Submission by L. C. Rollins.


Canada, 1861 Census of Canada. Digital images. Ancestry. : 2013.

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

"International Genealogical Index." Database. Family Search. : 2013.

Jones, William Haslet, editor. Vital Statistics of Epsom New Hampshire, 1727-1927. Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1999.

Leadville Cem., Brome Co., Quebec. Database. Find a Grave. : 2013.

McConnell Cemetery, Ayers Cliff, Quebec. Find a Grave. Digital images. : 2013.

New Hampshire, State of. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Concord, NH. Index to Marriages Up to 1900. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928. Digital images. and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ont). Ancestry. : .

Rockingham County Registry of Deeds. "Land Records." Digital images. Rockingham County Registry of Deeds. nhdeeds/rockingham : 2012.

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