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Thomas Maxwell (1738-1785)m. Ann Blackmar of Chester Co.,Pa.

Updated November 24, 2002

Donald Power Maxwell, Jr. ,M.D.
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and other online file THOMAS MAXWELL 1738-1785


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THOMAS MAXWELL(b. ca. 1738 in Scot. died 1785 in E. Nottingham Twp., Chester Co.,Pa.) married ANN BLACKMAR (b. ca. 1740 in Scot. died in 1836 in Pa. age 96)

"probable" brother is:

ROBERT MAXWELL m. Elizabeth ..he died 1792 E. Nottingham Twp, Chester Co., Pa.

POSSIBLY related to:

HENRY MAXWELL m. AGNES CARSON of York Co., Pa. ca Rev War


JOHN MAXWELL married Mary Carson ca 1723 in Downpatrick, Down, Ireland...

A grandaughter [Mary Eleanor Rigg d/o Hiram Rigg and Hannah Maxwell] in mid 1800's gave a deposition[in her DAR papers line #219052] in the early 1800's that they were "married in Scotland , ca. 1761..came to America on their HONEYMOON and then decided to stay"...this was notarized by a lawyer as a "true sworn"statement with a copy of the family birth dates of children sworn as true copies of the Maxwell family Bible[see below]...

Thomas Maxwell served in Rev. War in the Chester Co. militia under Lt. col. Caleb Davis, 6th Battalion as both a private and later as an Ensign.

1.JOHN born 4APR1762 died 1MAY1799 Chester Co., Pa.
2.Eleanor born ? married Mr. Kenney
3.Hannah born 9Jul1780 married Hiram Rigg in Pa.
4.*****[my line]***** Henry born 12Apr1772/4 died Carroll Co., Ind. 1857 married Magdalena Whisler(d/o Christain Whisler and Mary Longacre)[SEE BELOW]..
5.James born 6Oct1777
*** and possibly others per D.A.R.#219052 of Ethel Blaine Harding of Wash.D.C. in 1926*******

HENRY MAXWELL(b.13Apr1772/4 prob.Chester Co.,Pa.-d.3Feb1857 in Deercreek,CarrollCo.,Ind.)m.Magdalena Whisler ca.1799,(b.15Sep1778 Chester Co.,Pa.-d.23Apr1845Carroll Co.,Ind.) d/o Christain Whisler(Sr.)and Maria(Mary)Longaker/Longenecker/Longacre.Henry was"FREEMAN"Tax list 1796/9 E.Whiteland Twp.,Chester Co.,Pa.;pur.landNewton,,Pa.1803;1805 tax(wheelwright)Mifflin,Cumb.,Pa.;1810 censusTyrone,Cumb.,Pa.;to Montg.Co.,Ohio late 1820's to 1834 then to Carroll Co.,Ind.Sons Benjamin and James to Fairfield,Jefferson Co.,Iowa and Waukon,Iowa respectively ca.1851**Ch:John b.1799m.Hannah Heaston,James b.1801m.Sarah Robertson,Todd b.1805m.Jane Stauffer,Benjamin b.1806m.JaneMcCormick,David b.1808m.Amelia Nicholson, Mary Ann b.1810m.John Mccormick,SarahJane b.1814m.James Holmes,Eleanor b.1819m.(1st cousin)George Whisler. The BROTHER of Henry was prob.JAMES MAXWELL(11Jan1776Pa.-1802)m.16Sep1800 Marshallton,ChesterCo.,Pa. TAMSON QUINTANCE;MOTHER of Henry prob. ANN MAXWELL purchased land in Pikeland Twp.,Chester Co.,Pa late 1790's. This Henry is very prob.not closely "related"; to the Henry Maxwell m. Agnes Carson clan ofYork Co.,Pa.;suspect the John and David Maxwell of 1790 census Tredyffrin township,Chester Co.,Pa.are VERY PROBABLY the FATHER and BROTHER of my HENRY MAXWELL. Also find a JOHN MAXWELL as the only other MAXWELL on the 1803/1805 taxlist of MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP,Cumberland Co.,Pa...probably this JOHN MAXWELL was either the FATHER or BROTHER of HENRY MAXWELL!


CHRISTAIN WHISLER"SR."d.1827,Cumberland Co.,Pa.married MARY LONGACRE daughter of JACOB LONGACRE(see below).
JACOB LONGACRE d.13Feb1795,Coventry,Chester Co.,Pa.
CASPER SNOOK b.5May1781 N.J.or Pa. d.13Jun1851 Fairfield,Jefferson,Iowa married prior to 1807 to EASTHER GILLIAN b.13Oct1783 d. 25Jun1846 Fairfield,Jefferson,Iowa
JAMES POWER b.1775/80,Ky. d.10Sep1804.Pendleton,Ky.married MARGARET WALKER b.1780/90,Ky. d.1815/17 Pendleton,Ky.
WILLIAM McCANN Rush Co.,Indiana
JAMES MILNER b.1798,Ky. d.aft.1860 prob. Hancock Co.,Indiana married on 30Dec1823 to MARY DUNN b.1799,Ky.d.aft.1860 Hancock Co.,Indiana

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