Lewis D. Maxson

1821–1879 (Age 58)
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Lewis D.

When Lewis D. Maxson was born on 26 April 1821, in Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Varnum Maxson, was 26 and his mother, Martha Maxson, was 26. He married Emily R. Allen on 11 March 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Brookfield, Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 24 June 1879, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Unadilla Forks, Plainfield, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Lewis D. Maxson
Emily R. Allen
Marriage: 11 March 1846
Jennie Martha Maxson

Spouse & Children

11 March 1846


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1821–1879Male

  • Warren Larnard Maxson


World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Patronymic from the personal name Maximilian ( see Max ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lewis Maxon, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Lewis Maxon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis D Maxon, "United States Census, 1860"

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