John Maxwell

30 January 1803–27 July 1882 (Age 79)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

When John Maxwell was born on 30 January 1803, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Richard Maxwell, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Mccutchin, was 23. He married Polly Polk on 11 September 1823, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New Lebanon, Gill Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 27 July 1882, in Cass, Cass Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Maxwell
Polly Polk
Marriage: 11 September 1823
Richard Maxwell
Edward P Maxwell
Isaac Perry Maxwell
Friend Lemon Maxwell
Mary Ann Maxwell
William Perry Maxwell

Spouse and Children

11 September 1823
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Richard Maxwell


    Edward P Maxwell


    Isaac Perry Maxwell


    Friend Lemon Maxwell


    Mary Ann Maxwell


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 9

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream (Old English well(a))’.2 Irish: this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell .3 Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Maxwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Maxoyswell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"

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