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Williams MAXWELL

Male 1821 - 1897  (75 years)


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  • Name Williams MAXWELL 
    Born 16 Sep 1821  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870, 1880  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Aug 1897  Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Cause: typhoid fever 
    Buried Williams Maxwell Cemetery, Grouse Run, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17870  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 

    Father Abner MAXWELL,   b. 3 Oct 1784, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1864, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Susan DAVISSON,   b. 1788,   d. 1 Aug 1826  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1809 
    Family ID F10877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia VANNORT,   b. 17 Jan 1835, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1888, Lick Run, New Milton (Blandville), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [6
    Married 22 Jan 1854  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • The Maxwells were early settlers in what is now Lewis Co, WV. They acquired large tracts of land there, as well as in Harrison and Doddridge Counties, including the Nutter farm on Hughes River. Williams and Lydia Vannort Maxwell lived on Lick Run in Doddridge Co, where each of their ten children inherited a farm. Daughter Mary's farm remained in her family until the 1970s. Williams Maxwell was a Republican who served in the West Virginia State Legislature. [6]
    Children 
    +1. Jane MAXWELL,   b. 8 Jul 1855, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1928, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Benjamin Franklin MAXWELL,   b. 27 Nov 1856,   d. 4 Jul 1897, Lick Run, New Milton (Blandville), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Mary Frances MAXWELL,   b. 29 Jan 1858,   d. 24 Mar 1937, Arnolds Creek (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Virginia MAXWELL,   b. 26 Jul 1859, Blandville, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1947, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Marshall MAXWELL,   b. 23 Nov 1860,   d. 13 Dec 1913, Lick Run, New Milton (Blandville), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +6. Luther H. MAXWELL,   b. 1862,   d. 4 Aug 1897, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +7. John MAXWELL,   b. 8 Feb 1864, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1928, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Martha MAXWELL,   b. 27 Sep 1866,   d. 30 Mar 1897, Lick Run, New Milton (Blandville), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +9. Alice MAXWELL,   b. 29 Sep 1868, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1965, Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +10. Harriet E. "Hattie" MAXWELL,   b. 25 Jun 1872,   d. 29 Sep 1947, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. William Edwin MAXWELL,   b. 15 Jun 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
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    Family ID F6485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid fever - 30 Aug 1897 - Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S293] History of Ritchie County, by Minnie Kendall Lowther, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 601.

    4. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    5. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    6. [S215] History of Doddridge County, West Virginia, Taylor Publishing Co, 1979, (Taylor Publishing Co, 1979), p. 216.

    7. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as William Maxwell, age 32, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Abner; and Lydia Vannort, age 19, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Samuel. Married Jan 22 1854. A second entry for this marriage, date given as Jan 19 1854, probably refers to the marriage bond.