Surname: Maxwell

Ancestors of George Albert Chace of Fall River, MA

CHACE (Fall River family). In and about Fall River for generations the Chace (earlier generations using the orthography Chase) family has been conspicuous in the affairs of that section and especially for a century past in its industrial life. In the particular line of Joseph Chase, who settled in Swansea, the family becoming a Swansea-Somerset one, such names as Oliver, Harvey, James H., Hon. Jonathan and George Albert Chace – the latter of whom planned and built a number of the large cotton mills of Fall River, was long treasurer and manager of the Bourne Mill, in Tiverton, R. I., and as well was a most active and useful citizen of Fall River – will long endure in the annals of this great industrial section. There follows from the first American ancestor of the Chaces named to the present in chronological order the genealogy and family history of the children of the late George Albert Chace of Fall River.

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Expeditions of Fowler and James to Santa Fe, 1821

When Pike returned from his western expedition and related his experiences in Santa Fe and other places among the Spaniards, his accounts excited great interest in the east, which resulted in further exploits. In 1812, an expedition was undertaken by Robert McKnight, James Baird, Samuel Chambers, Peter Baum, Benjamin Shrive, Alfred Allen, Michael McDonald, William Mines, and Thomas Cook, all citizens of Missouri Territory; they were arrested by the Spaniards, charged with being in Spanish territory without a passport, and thrown into the calabazos of Chihuahua, where they were kept for nine years. In 1821, two of them escaped, and coming down Canadian and Arkansas rivers met Hugh Glenn, owner of a trading house at the mouth of the Verdigris, and told him of the wonders of Santa Fe. Inspired by the accounts of these travelers, Glenn engaged in an enterprise with Major Jacob Fowler and Captain Pryor for an expedition from the Verdigris to Santa Fe.

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN...

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Muster Roll of Captain Samuel Burrell’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain Samuel Burrell’s Company of Infantry in Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from twenty-fifth day of February, 1839, the time of its rendezvous Augusta, Maine, to the nineteenth day of April, 1839, when discharged or mustered.

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Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley

Passaic Valley in New Jersey was first settled in the early 1700’s, primarily by families from Long Island, New York and Connecticut. The Family records, or, Genealogies of the first settlers of Passaic Valley and vicinity above Chatham provides genealogies of these early settlers from family records when they could be obtained, otherwise the author used family members to provide the information. Since some of the information comes from memory of individuals, one should validate what is written before relying on it to greatly.

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Choctaw Indian Mounds

I read the following in the American Antiquarian over the signature of H. F. Buckner: “Mr. Maxwell, in a historical address, says: My conviction is that the high grade of military skill displayed by the Mound Builders at Carthage, Alabama, attests a know ledge of the necessities of attack and defense unknown to the mode of warfare practiced by the tribes found here by De Soto.” Mr. Maxwell does not state in what respect the high grade of military engineering skill displayed by the Mound Builders at Carthage, Alabama, attests a knowledge of the necessities of attack and defense...

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Slave Narrative of Henry Maxwell

Interviewer: Alfred Farrell Person Interviewed: Henry Maxwell Location: Titusville, Florida Age:  77? Occupation: Field Worker “Up from Slavery” might well be called this short biographical sketch of Henry Maxwell, who first saw the light of day on October 17, 1859 in Lownes County, Georgia. His mother Ann, was born in Virginia, and his father, Robert, was born in South Carolina. Captain Peters, Ann’s owner, bought Robert Maxwell from Charles Howell as a husband for Ann. To this union were born seven children, two girls – Elizabeth and Rosetta – and five boys – Richard, Henry, Simms, Solomon and Sonnie. After the death of Captain Peters in 1863, Elizabeth and Richard were sold to the Gaines family. Rosetta and Robert (the father) were purchased from the Peters’ estate by Isham Peters, Captain Peters’ son, and Henry and Simms were bought by James Bamburg, husband of Izzy Peters, daughter of Captain Peters. (Solomon and Sonnie were born after slavery.) Just a tot when the Civil War gave him and his people freedom, Maxwell’s memories of bondage – days are vivid through the experiences related by older Negroes. He relates the story of the plantation owner who trained his dogs to hunt escaped slaves. He had a Negro youth hide in a tree some distance away, and then he turned the pack loose to follow him. One day he released the bloodhounds...

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Maxwell, Roland – Obituary

Maxwell Funeral To Be Held In Wallowa Body Will Be Shipped Tomorrow Morning Lived for Weeks After Hope Was Given Up. The body of Roland Maxwell, who died aged 30, last night at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as the result of injuries sustained several weeks ago in an accident near Cornucopia, will be shipped to Wallowa tomorrow morning, where funeral services will be held Since the time of the accident, in which Maxwell’s back was broken, he had be practically helpless, but although paralyzed, lived for weeks after his life was despaired of. The Baker Herald – – Nov. 16,...

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Maxwell, Oscar – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Oscar Maxwell, 91, a life-long resident of the Wallowa area, died on Wednesday, June 13, 1979, at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, where he had been a patient for 8 days. He was in failing health for two months preceding his death. He was born in Wallowa on Jan., 31, 1888, the son of Levi W. and Mary Ellen Maxwell. He was married on Oct. 29, 1913, in Wallowa to Mabel Elena Tulley. She preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1951. A retired rancher-stockman in the Wallowa area, Maxwell served as Grand Marshall for Chief Joseph Days in 1966. He was a charter member of BPOE #1829, Enterprise; a member of IOOF #154, Wallowa, and Carnation Rebekah Lodge #157; and had been a member of Wallowa Grange #603 and Oregon State Grange for 25 continuous years. He was named Father of the Year in 1977 by IOOF and carnation Rebekahs. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 1979, in the Wallowa Methodist Church, with Rev. Robert E. Hefty officiating. Colleen DeGrofft was organist. Bearers were Jim Hassler, Wesley, Wallace and Walter Johnson; Don, LeRoy and Dale Bartmess; Marvin and Bud Maxwell; and Gary O. Lozier. Internment was in Wallowa Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Sevilla)...

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Maxwell, Ruth Elaine – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruth Elaine Maxwell passed away at 104 N. River Street, Enterprise, September 22, 1986. She was the daughter of William Morrow and Olive Hollingsworth, born November 9, 1897 in Idaho. On Oct. 27, 1926, she married Walter R. Maxwell in Enterprise. Ruth taught school at Lewis, while Walter operated the post office and a candy store. They lived on a ranch on Chesnimnus Creek for 36 years and then moved to Enterprise. They purchased the Dutli building and opened the Da Lite Bakery. They operated meat lockers from 1960 to 1967. The business was revamped to Maxwell’s Candy Shop in 1967 until the present. Recently the business has expanded to include video games for youth to enjoy. Ruth was active in all the family business ventures. Survivors include her husband, Walter and daughter Barbara, both of Enterprise. At her request, no services were held. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, September 1986 Contributed by: Sue...

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Maxwell, Walter – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Former Enterprise candy store owner, Walter Maxwell, died October 22, 1987 at Sumpter, the son of James H. and Lilly May Fisk. On October 27, 1926, he married Ruth Elaine Maxwell at Enterprise. She preceded him in death on September 22, 1986. The Maxwells owned and operated Maxwell’s candy store. In Enterprise for many years. Their daughter, Barbara operates the store now. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Stevens, of Enterprise. At Maxwell’s request, no services were held. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, October 29, 1987 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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