JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
BIOGRAPHIES
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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