William Maxwell

6 October 1788–13 July 1847 (Age 58)
Garrard, Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Maxwell was born on 6 October 1788, in Garrard, Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, Bezaleel Maxwell III, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Anderson, was 33. He married Rachel Storms on 5 August 1801, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He died on 13 July 1847, at the age of 58, and was buried in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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William Maxwell
Rachel Storms
Marriage: 5 August 1801
Martha W. Maxwell
Minerva Maxwell
Mary Jane Maxwell
Margaret Ann Maxwell
Matilda Maxwell
Martha Maxwell
Edward R Maxwell
Elizabeth C Maxwell
Maria E. Maxwell

Spouse and Children

5 August 1801
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 4

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Age 16

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Maxwell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Maxwell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Wm M Maxwell in entry for Edward R Maxwell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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