David Maxwell

16 July 1808–22 September 1875 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of David

When David Maxwell was born on 16 July 1808, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Andrew Maxwell I, 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

Spouse and Children

about 1834
Illinois, United States


    Talitha Maxwell


    Eliza C. Maxwell


    Andrew J. Maxwell


    John William Maxwell


    Delitha Maxwell


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Age 2

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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

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)

  • David Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Maxwell in entry for George T Maxwell, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"
  • David Maxwell in entry for William Maxwell and Emma Driemiller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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