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Abner MAXWELL

Male 1784 - 1864  (79 years)


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  • Name Abner MAXWELL 
    Born 3 Oct 1784  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence UNTIL 1840S  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military Captain, War of 1812  [3
    Died 11 Jan 1864  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I28637  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2014 

    Father Thomas MAXWELL,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Chester Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane LEWIS,   b. 17 Jul 1767, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married CA 1785 
    Family ID F13443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susan DAVISSON,   b. 1788,   d. 1 Aug 1826  (Age 38 years)  [6, 7
    Married 16 Apr 1809  [8
    Children 
     1. Marshall MAXWELL,   b. 11 Mar 1811, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1887, Morrow Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Franklin MAXWELL,   b. 16 Jun 1814, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1892, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Mary MAXWELL,   b. 1816, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1858, Bluestone, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Levi MAXWELL,   b. 2 Jul 1819, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1903, Cardington, Morrow Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Williams MAXWELL,   b. 16 Sep 1821, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1897, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F10877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith MODISETTE,   b. 23 Dec 1791,   d. 23 Jun 1871  (Age 79 years)  [3
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Doddridge County , Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 31 1850:
      Abner Maxwell, 63, b. Pennsylvania, farmer, value of real estate $400; Judy, 50; Amy M, 17; Lewis, 19; Charles, 19; Abner, 15; James, 13; Robert, 11; Frances J, 15.
      (NOTE: The identity of Frances J, age 15, is not clear. No other record of her has been found. Since she was listed out of sequence, and since Abner and Judith (Judy) already had a daughter Frances J. ten years older who had married in 1848, it is unlikely that they gave another daughter the same name.)

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 13 1860:
      A. Maxwell (male), 75, farmer, value of real estate $300, value of personal estate $250; J. (female), 61; Charles, 26, value of real estate $450, value of personal estate $60; A. (male), 23, value of real estate $400, value of personal estate $250; R. (male), 22, value of real estate $600, value of personal estate $140; A.M. (female), 24.
      (NOTE: This is the household of Abner & Judith Maxwell. The next enumerated household was that of their widowed son Lewis and his two children.)
    Children 
    +1. Frances Jane MAXWELL,   b. 28 Oct 1828,   d. 1902  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Lewis M. MAXWELL,   b. 18 May 1831, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Charles MAXWELL,   b. 24 May 1832, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1923, Bladen Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. Ama Marian MAXWELL,   b. 21 Mar 1833, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1902  (Age 69 years)
    +5. Abner M. MAXWELL,   b. 18 Oct 1834, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1909, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. James MAXWELL,   b. Apr 1837, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1926  (Age ~ 89 years)
    +7. Robert MAXWELL,   b. 12 Nov 1838, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1867, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Documents
    28637_MAXWELL_Abner_1850Census_DoddridgeCoVA_31Jul1850.jpg
    28637_MAXWELL_Abner_1850Census_DoddridgeCoVA_31Jul1850.jpg
    Family ID F13445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1864 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    28637_MAXWELL_Abner_1784-1864_WhiteOakCem_Pullman_RitchieCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1719] Headstone - Birth date not specified, but calculated from stated age at death.
      History of Ritchie County, p. 601, gives birthdate as 1785.

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    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. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S123] Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    6. [S1567] Marriage record of son.

    7. [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.
      Wife incorrectly identified as Susan Davidson, rather than Davisson.

    8. [S444] Davissons - A History and Genealogy, by Russell Lee Davisson, Russell Lee Davisson, (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV (1993)), p. 113.