Isabell Maxwell

30 April 1825–7 January 1897 (Age 71)
Union, Indiana, United States

The Life of Isabell

When Isabell Maxwell was born on 30 April 1825, in Union, Indiana, United States, her father, Jacob Maxwell, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Heavenridge, was 36. She married Charles Thomas on 16 July 1868, in New Garden MM, Wayne, Indiana, United States. She lived in Fountain City, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Adams Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 7 January 1897, in Madison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in North Branch Cemetery, Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Thomas
Isabell Maxwell
Marriage: 16 July 1868

Spouse and Children

16 July 1868
New Garden MM, Wayne, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Charles Maxwell



    Elizabeth Maxwell



    John H. Maxwell


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 11

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Isabel Maxwell in household of Margaret Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isabell Thomas in household of Charles Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isabel Thomas in household of Charles Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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