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
1803–1882
Polly Polk
1806–1844
Marriage: 11 September 1823
Richard Maxwell
1824–1904
Edward P Maxwell
1827–1908
Isaac Perry Maxwell
1835–1903
Friend Lemon Maxwell
1839–1915
Mary Ann Maxwell
1841–1905
William Perry Maxwell
1843–1917

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 September 1823
Sullivan, Indiana, United States
children

(6)

    Richard Maxwell

    Male1824–1904Male

    Edward P Maxwell

    Male1827–1908Male

    Isaac Perry Maxwell

    Male1835–1903Male

    Friend Lemon Maxwell

    Male1839–1915Male

    Mary Ann Maxwell

    Female1841–1905Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1804

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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