Friday, May 18, 2007

Query: MAXWELL of Henry County

MAXWELL--William MAXWELL (born July 1778; died April 1841 in Henry County, Indiana) and wife Mary came from New Jersey to Henry County, Indiana, before 1828. A son, Aaron (born in 1796 in New Jersey), and his wife, Elizabeth (born in 1798), also came to Henry County before 1826. Other children may also have come, as there is another Maxwell in the county about the same time.

It also appears that Aaron Maxwell brought some children with him in addition to the 8 he had in Indiana:

--Eliza Jane--married George W. TYER, also of Henry County
--William H.--married Rebecca ??
--Aaron W.—married Mary E. STEVENSON on 3 April 1860 in Henry County
--twins who died as children
--James--married Henrietta ??
--Robert D.--married Mary J. SHINN on 9 October 1856 in Henry County and had two sons, Henry M. and Charles M., before he died in 1860.
--Henry McNeely

William, Aaron and William H. Maxwell all had land in Henry County and were farmers. Aaron was described as the "first businessman" in a small community in the southwest corner of the county. Most of the children and known grandchildren are buried in the Knightstown Cemetery. I have information regarding Eliza Jane Maxwell and the Tyer family but am seeking information about any of the Maxwells.

Contact: Carolyn Schomer (604 Arrowhead Trail, Warner Robins GA 31088;

No comments:

Post a Comment