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MAXWELL William Stephen, Jr.

Male 1833 - 1886


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  • Name  MAXWELL William Stephen, Jr. 
    Born  14 Nov 1833  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service  Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, Alabama Infantry Battalion Volunteers 
    _UID  666A132BD3B14A4F8FD20329125ED6B8B6D4 
    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 
    Person ID  I2752  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2006 

    Father  MAXWELL *William Stephen,   b. 1802, Kentucky/Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1862, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  KASH *Mariah Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1810, North Carolina/Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893 
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family  DAME Sarah Ann,   b. Abt 1836, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 March 1854  Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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
    Children 
     1. MAXWELL Martha Jane
     2. MAXWELL Thomas
     3. MAXWELL Mariah Angeline,   b. Nov 1854, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. MAXWELL Andrew Jackson,   b. 11 Jun 1856, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. MAXWELL William Oliver,   b. 9 May 1857, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. MAXWELL William Jesse,   b. Mar 1860, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1925, Franklin, Robertson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. MAXWELL Sarah Jane,   b. 16 Sep 1861, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. MAXWELL George W.,   b. 23 Jan 1866, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2008 
    Family ID  F1318  Group Sheet

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    William Stephen Maxwell

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR WILLIAM S. MAXWELL:

      Roster for Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, Jackson, AL
      William Maxwell
      L.K. Maxwell ( Levi Kash Maxwell )
      E.C. Maxwell