JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Charles Hardy MAXEY


>Charles Hardy MAXEY, farmer, P.O. Mt. Vernon, was born in Sumner
Co., TN July 26, 1805, and is a son of William MAXEY, deceased,
a pioneer of Sumner Co., TN, and one of the first settlers of this county. 
Our subjects grandfather, Jesse MAXEY, was a native of VA, and a
pioneer of TN, where he was at one time scalped, tomahawked and left for
dead by the Indians, but recovered and lived several years.  Mr.
MAXEY came with his parents and settled among the Indians and wild
animals in the county in 1818.  He attended the first school ever
taught in Jefferson Co.  Joel PACE was the school teacher,
and the house was a log cabin, with dirt floor, split poles, with pins
in them for seats, and a ouncheon writing desk fastened on pins in the
wall, just beneath a crack in the wall, used for window.  Mr. MAXEY
was married, April 1, 1824, to Sallie BRUCE, a daughter of Azarah
B. BRUCE (deceased).  They have eight children, five of whom they
raised to maturity, viz.: Artamissa C. (deceased, leaving four children),
Mary E., Susan B., and Druscilla J.  Our subject owns 136 acres
of land, and has always been a farmer.  he is a consistant member
of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.


Source: History Of Jefferson County 1883 Edited by William Henry Perrin
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan


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