Timothy Maxson

15 April 1796–22 April 1891 (Age 95)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Maxson was born on 15 April 1796, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Maxson, was 28 and his mother, Mary Davis, was 24. He married Anna VanHorn on 4 December 1815, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 22 April 1891, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 95.

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Timothy Maxson
Anna VanHorn
Marriage: 4 December 1815
Thomas A Maxson
Herman Maxson
Mary Maxson
John Allen Maxson
Harriet Jane Maxson
Timothy Wright Maxson
Jacob C Maxson

Spouse and Children

4 December 1815
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 16

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 25

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Patronymic from the personal name Maximilian ( see Max ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Timothy Maxon, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Timothy Mason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Timothy Maxon, "United States Census, 1870"

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