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Family: MAXWELL William Stephen, Jr./DAME Sarah Ann (F1318)

m. 22 March 1854


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  • Father | Male
    MAXWELL William Stephen, Jr.

    Born  14 Nov 1833  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Jan 1886  Falls County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Powers Chapel Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  22 March 1854  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  MAXWELL *William Stephen | F22 Group Sheet 
    Mother  KASH *Mariah Elizabeth | F22 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    DAME Sarah Ann

    Born  Abt 1836  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Female
    MAXWELL Martha Jane

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    Child 2 | Male
    MAXWELL Thomas

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    Child 3 | Female
    MAXWELL Mariah Angeline

    Born  Nov 1854  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 4 | Male
    MAXWELL Andrew Jackson

    Born  11 Jun 1856  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 5 | Male
    MAXWELL William Oliver

    Born  9 May 1857  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 6 | Male
    > MAXWELL William Jesse

    Born  Mar 1860  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Dec 1925  Franklin, Robertson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  27 Dec 1925  Church of Christ, Clarkson, Milam County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  PRIOR Mary | F1380 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    MAXWELL Sarah Jane

    Born  16 Sep 1861  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 8 | Male
    MAXWELL George W.

    Born  23 Jan 1866  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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  • Notes 
    • Biography as submitted by Ronald and Margaret Meek.
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/bioMAXWELL_William

      William Stephen Maxwell was born November 14, 1833 in Jackson County, AL. He and Sarah Jane Dame were married in Jackson County,AL on March 22,1854. They became parents of a large family.

      In the fall of 1861 Maxwell mustered in as a Private in Company F of the 42nd Tennessee at Camp Cheaton, TN. He was captured at Fort Donelson, TN on February 16, 1862 and later paroled. When Company H, became apart of Norwood's Battalion of Alabama, 55th Alabama Infantry. W.S. Maxwell was back with his fellow infantrymen. His brother Hugh P. Maxwell's records also show he enlisted in Co. F of the 42nd Tennessee and was discharged from Company H of the 55th Alabama Volunteers.

      After the close of the Civil War, Wm S. Maxwell moved his family from Jackson County, Alabama to Falls County, TX. He first appeared on the tax roll of Falls County in 1873. He settled near Powers Chapel on land of the Mary Prior League, which he acquired from Mr. E.M. Wilder according to deed records of the county.

      Maxwell died January 9, 1886, in Falls County and was buried in Power's Chapel Cemetery.

      On September 13,1909, his 75 year old widow, Sallie Maxwell, ( living with her daughter Sarah Jane Curry, Ft. 3, Mart, McLennan County) applied for W.S. Maxwell's war pension. In May of 1910, her application which included sworn statements from Maxwell's lifelong friend W.W. Smith of Jackson County, Alabama and Hugh P. Maxwell of Falls County, TX was denied by the Adjutant Generals Office of the War Department in Washington, D.C. Sallie Maxwell died about 3 years later at the age of 78 years old. The family has reason to believe, that she is buried by his side without a marker.

      The name William Stephen Maxwell was sometimes recorded as William Steven or William Stevenson Maxwell in the Confederate and other records. He signed legal papers in Jackson County, AL concerning his father's estate as William Stephen Maxwell. His father's name was William Maxwell, therefore he was called Stephen. The family home had been near Stevenson, AL. These facts became obstacles in family research.

      Current Even:
      On Saturday, September 28,2002, at 1:00 pm relatives of William Stephen Maxwell and select friends gathered in Powers Chapel Cemetery to dedicate a recently acquired Confederate Grave Marker.

      Genealogy inquiries may be addressed to:
      Margaret Meek
      7117 Oxford Drive
      Waco, TX 76712
      or
      Donna Hatthorn
      P.O. Box # 456
      Danbury, TX 77534