James Bailey Maxwell

30 October 1843–16 July 1876 (Age 32)
Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James Bailey

When James Bailey Maxwell was born on 30 October 1843, in Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, William Bailey Maxwell, was 22 and his mother, Lucretia Charlotte Bracken, was 19. He married Elizabeth Rebecca DeGraw on 26 August 1864, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Goshen, Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Nevada, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 16 July 1876, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bailey Maxwell
Clarissa DeGraw
Marriage: 1 November 1869
Charlotte Maxwell
Jacob Levi Maxwell
Ruth Elizabeth Maxwell
Eugene Maxwell
Helen Jane Maxwell
Laura Abigail Maxwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1869Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Nevada is the 36th state.

    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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    James Bailey Maxwell

    History of James Bailey Maxwell The parents of James Bailey Maxwell st., William Bailey Maxwell and Lucretia Charlotte Bracken Maxwell, were married in Adams County, Illinois on November 26, 18401 …

    Sources (25)

    • James B Maxwell in entry for William Baley Maxwell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • J Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Bailey Maxwell in entry for James Bailey Maxwell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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