Mercy Victoria Maxwell

Brief Life History of Mercy Victoria

When Mercy Victoria Maxwell was born on 7 April 1834, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, James Bedwell Maxwell, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Utter Maxwell, was 35. She married James Lewis Dennison on 19 February 1853, in Harrison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Grant District, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 November 1904, in Flint, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Flint, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Marcus Williams
1836–1902
Mercy Victoria Maxwell
1834–1904
Marriage: 27 March 1862
Mary Susan Williams
1867–1934
Laverna Belle Williams
1869–1960
James Albert Williams
1871–1941
Lewis Mark Jackson Williams
1873–1944

Sources (41)

  • Mary V Dennison in household of Nancy Maxwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mercy V Dennison, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Mercy Victoria Maxwell Williams, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso, near Melrose in Roxburghshire, the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).

Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall, see Miskell . This surname is common in Ulster.

Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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