Sunday, March 22, 2015

typed manuscript: James Maxwell

Early American records show James Maxwell being of Scotch Irish heritage and coming to America in the early eighteenth century. Records indicate his birth date being ca(1745-50) in Ulster, Ireland; thence coming to America, and first settling in Augusta, Pennsylvania where he married a Jane Roberts ca. (1765-70). From Augusta, Pennsylvania he moved to Washington, Wythe and Botetourt counties in Virginia. Because of county boundary changes his location in ca (1771-72) became Tazewell Co. Virginia.
James was actively involved in the Revolutionary War, and is referred to as Captain or Major. It was during this time his two young daughters were killed by the Indians. He was the first Sheriff of Tazewell, Virginia, and the first to sign a petition to form Tazewell County from surrounding counties.
James Maxwell b. (ca1745-50) m (ca 1765-70) a, (27MW 1821).
James and Jane Roberts Maxwell are both buried in Tazewell, Va. No dates available of Jane Roberts Maxwell.
checked for James Maxwell in Tazewell Co, VA. no luck there. deb
*I. JAMES & JANE ROBERTS MAXWELL were the parents of :
1. William
2. Elizabeth--m. Henry Marrs
3. John
4. Mary
5. Margaret (Peggy) b. (1776 Montgomery Co. Va.) m. (David Whitley 24 Jan 1797-Washington Co Va.) d. (19 Dec 1851)
6. Mattie killed by Indians in Montgomery Co, Va. now Tazewell Co, Va.
7. Jeanie {deb: is this a typo? everywhere else she is Jennie?} killed by Indians in Montgomery Co, Va. now Tazewell Co, Va.
8. Robert m. Mary Maxwell
9. James Maxwell b(1780) m (Mary Witten 25 April 1804 Tazewell Co Va.) d (1866). Mary Witten was the daughter of Jerimiah and Sarah Witten.
10. Nancy m. (Paul Whitley 10 June 1801 Tazewell Co Va)
11. Jane m. (John Maxwell 8 Jan. 1809)
*II. William James Maxwell was the ninth child of James and Jane Maxwell was b (1780) d. (1866). James was m (25 April 1804 Tazewell Co.) to Mary Witten b(1780) d (1873).
JAMES AND MARY WITTEN MAXWELL were the parents of:
*1. Witten Maxwell b. (1805) m (4 March 1827) to Alice Creswell b (Tues. 19 Nov 1805) d (1866) Witten Maxwell being the first child of James and Mary Witten Maxwell was given his mother's maiden name as was common in those days.
2. Robert Maxwell b (1807) m. (Margaret Bates)
3. Sallie (Susan) m. (Montraville Steele)
4. James Maxwell
5. Margaret Maxwell
Witten and Alice were the parents of:
1. Susy C. Maxwell b (12 May 1828)
*2. James C. Maxwell b (17 Dec 1829)
3. Mary Jane Maxwell b (26 Dec 1832)
4. Henry Evans Maxwell b (4 June 1835)
5. Frank M. Maxwell
James C Maxwell -or perhaps James Creswell Maxwell, because of his mother's maiden name; however all his legal papers are signed James C. Maxwell. He was b (17 Dec 1829) m (2 Aug 1867) d (16 May 1925). James C. Maxwell was born in Tazewell County, Virginia; and according to military records he enlisted in the Confederate Army Company A, 45th Virginia Inf. 5/29/1861; records show his being sick 9/61 and a POW 9/19/64. He was released from service 6/1/65.
The Virginia census lists James C Maxwell's occupation as a saddler. The story as related to his son Thomas Witten Maxwell was, that his father James C. Maxwell fought during the Civil War; and upon his release his saddle or repair shop was or had been vandalized because of the sentiment in those days; so he came to Missouri. Dates show his dismissal from service being 6/1/65, and his purchase of 40 acres in Harrison County Missouri in the fall of 1866. His marriage to Minerva Creswell in 1867 after he arrived in Missouri.
He was said to have left Virginia and come to a Creswell family in Patterson, Iowa; then migrated to Harrison County Missouri. Minerva Creswell b (Tues. 31 July 1838) m (1867 Harrison County Mo) d (26 Feb 1878) with the birth of twins: a boy and a girl.
James C. Maxwell kept his family together with the help of his inlaws (The Creswells) who lived nearby until (4 March 1881) when he married Harriet Hughs {deb: Hughes, I think} Harrison who died (21 Feb 1911) James C. Maxwell d (16 May 1925.)
There was little or no communication from the Maxwell's in Missouri to the Maxwell's in Virginia; therefore the decendents of James C. Maxwell know of the Virginia Maxwell's only through records.
1. John Henry b (1 Oct 1869) m (27 March 1899) Josephine Quigley m (2nd marriage,no dates). Josephine Maxwell d (4 March 1925). John Henry d (25 Feb 1948) John Henry and Josephine Quigley Maxwell were the parents of:
1. James Franklin b (4 Aug 1903) d (1952) two marriages, the second to Opal Ray (23 July 1950) killed in car accident, no children.
2. infant child buried in Cat Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri.
{deb: google search turned up this have to buy a subscription link: this isn't worth $69 a year to me, because I'll forget to cancel after the 7 day free trial...sigh... The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri · Page 11 SEPTEMBER 29. 1952. A DAY FOR MOTOR BOATS BUT JUDGE RANDALL HAS TO .... CRASH KILLS A DRIVER, Frank Maxwell, Gilman City. ... (AP)— Frank Maxwell, Gilman City, died in the wreckage of his motor car this afternoon a short ..
September 29, 1952 The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri · Page 11 Publication: The Kansas City Times iLocation: Kansas City, MissouriIssue Date: Monday, September 29, 1952Page: Page 11View full page

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