Maxwell, William P.
The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
Was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, june 16, 1823. His father was Campbell Maxwell, a native of the same county; his mother's maiden name was Jane Whitley; they were the parents of five children of whom the subject of this sketch is the oldest. He was educated and reared in his native State, and married in Tazewell county, December 11, 1845, to Miss Matilda, daughter of James and Sarah L. Whitley, also natives of Virginia. The issue of this marriage was seven children, four of whom are now living: James A., Belle, Visa M., and William Henry.
Mr. Maxwell came to Daviess county, Missouri, in 1858 and has lived here ever since. Politically, he is a straight Democrat. He is a leading farmer, a successful business man, a good neighbor, a valuable citizen and a hospitable, pleasant and agreeable gentleman.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies