William Bailey Maxwell

14 March 1821–26 August 1895 (Age 74)
Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Bailey

When William Bailey Maxwell was born on 14 March 1821, in Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Maxwell, was 25 and his mother, Ruth Hodge, was 21. He married Lucretia Charlotte Bracken on 25 November 1840, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Socorro, New Mexico, United States in 1885 and Ascensión, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1885. He registered for military service in 1847. He died on 26 August 1895, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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William Bailey Maxwell
Martha Jane Mathis
Marriage: 2 March 1858
Lucretia Jane Maxwell
Julia Ann Maxwell
William Thomas Maxwell
Elizabeth Luella Maxwell
Lillias Salina Maxwell
Archibald Hodge Maxwell SR
Emilia Casandra Maxwell
Lemira May Maxwell
Erastus Curtis Maxwell
Sarah Daphne Maxwell
Lorenzo Bailey Maxwell
Ida Burl Maxwell
Leo Millett Maxwell

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  • Marriage
    2 March 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Hieroglyphs are deciphered using the Rosetta Stone.
    Age 1
    History of Arizona
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    William Bailey Maxwell

    WILLIAM BAILEY MAXWELL March 14, 1821 - August 27, 1895 #A8 William B. Maxwell was born in Shawneetown, Gallatin county, Illinois on 14 March, 1821. He was the only child of Richard Maxwell and Ru …

    Sources (74)

    • Wm B Maxwell in entry for Lorenzo B Maxwell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm B Maxwell, "New Mexico Territorial Census, 1885"
    • William B Maxwell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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