1833 - 1886
||MAXWELL William Stephen, Jr. |
||14 Nov 1833
||Jackson County, AL
||Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, Alabama Infantry Battalion Volunteers |
||9 Jan 1886
||Falls County, Texas
||Powers Chapel Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas
||Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
||8 Jan 2006 |
||DAME Sarah Ann, b. Abt 1836, Tennessee |
||22 March 1854
||Jackson County, Alabama
- Biography as submitted by Ronald and Margaret Meek.
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.
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:
7117 Oxford Drive
Waco, TX 76712
P.O. Box # 456
Danbury, TX 77534
| ||1. MAXWELL Martha Jane|
| ||2. MAXWELL Thomas|
| ||3. MAXWELL Mariah Angeline, b. Nov 1854, Alabama |
| ||4. MAXWELL Andrew Jackson, b. 11 Jun 1856, Jackson County, Alabama |
| ||5. MAXWELL William Oliver, b. 9 May 1857, Jackson County, Alabama |
|>||6. MAXWELL William Jesse, b. Mar 1860, Alabama , d. 26 Dec 1925, Franklin, Robertson County, Texas |
| ||7. MAXWELL Sarah Jane, b. 16 Sep 1861, Jackson County, Alabama |
| ||8. MAXWELL George W., b. 23 Jan 1866, Jackson County, Alabama |
||12 Feb 2008 |
- SOURCE NOTES FOR WILLIAM S. MAXWELL:
Roster for Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, Jackson, AL
L.K. Maxwell ( Levi Kash Maxwell )