Amanda Maxwell

2 August 1805–15 August 1884 (Age 79)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Maxwell was born on 2 August 1805, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Maxwell, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Mccutchin, was 25. She married Stephen P. Carrithers on 13 July 1823, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 15 August 1884, in Richland Township, Marshall, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salem Cemetery, Roberts Township, Marshall, Illinois, United States.

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Stephen P. Carrithers
Amanda Maxwell
Marriage: 13 July 1823
Nancy Jane Carrithers
William Beard Carrithers
Adam T Carrithers
Richard Maxwell Carrithers
Anna Elizabeth Carrithers
John Alexander Carrithers
Mary Althena Carrithers
Eliza Jane Carrithers
James G Carrithers
Sarah Evangeline Carrithers

Spouse and Children

13 July 1823
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Nancy Jane Carrithers


    William Beard Carrithers


    Adam T Carrithers


    Richard Maxwell Carrithers


    Anna Elizabeth Carrithers


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 7

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.

Age 13

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 25

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

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)

  • Amanda Caurthers in household of Richd Caurthers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda Carrithers in household of R M Carrithers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amand Caruthers in household of Stephen Caruthers, "United States Census, 1850"

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