Elizabeth Betsy Maxwell

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Betsy

When Elizabeth Betsy Maxwell was born on 7 January 1832, in Kirkfieldbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Ralph Maxwell Sr, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Donnelly, was 27. She married William Boyce on 8 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 January 1897, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Boyce
Elizabeth Betsy Maxwell
Marriage: 8 March 1857
Grace Ann Boyce
Arthur Maxwell Boyce
Charles Franklin Boyce
John William Boyce
Elizabeth Leonora Boyce
Jeanette Boyce

Sources (29)

  • Elizabeth Maxwell in household of Ralph Maxwell, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth(Betsy) Maxwell - birth-name: Elizabeth Betsy MAXWELL
  • Elizabeth Maxwell Boyce, "BillionGraves Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868

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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Daniel McArthur Hand Cart Company - Maxwell

Company Information Daniel D. McArthur Company Departure 11 June 1856 Arrival 26 September 1856 Number In Company 236 Captain Daniel D. McArthur See Source for Maxwel …

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