David Maxwell

Brief Life History of David

When David Maxwell was born on 16 July 1808, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Andrew Maxwell, was 42 and his mother, Jane Brazelton, was 34. He married Margaret Mary Aikins about 1834, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 September 1875, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Maxwell
Margaret Mary Aikins
Marriage: about 1834
Talitha Maxwell
Eliza C. Maxwell
Andrew J. Maxwell
George F. Maxwell
John William Maxwell
Delitha Maxwell
John William Maxwell

Sources (9)

  • David Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Maxwell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • David Maxwell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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