Amanda Maxwell

Female2 August 1805–15 August 1884

Brief Life History of Amanda

When Amanda Maxwell was born on 2 August 1805, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Maxwell, was 28 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

Sources (8)

  • Amanda Caurthers in household of Richd Caurthers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Amanda Maxwell - Published information: birth-name: Amanda Maxwell
  • Amanda Carrithers, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1823Sullivan, Indiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    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.

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 27

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    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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