Jefferson County IL 
Family Histories

 
The Maxey's
In the early settlement of the county, the Maxey family comes next. Jesse Maxey, of Tennessee, had several children: William, Edward, Walter, John and Elizabeth. William, who was married, came to Illinois in 1818, and was appointed Justice of the Peace. He tried to marry Ransom Moss and Anna Johnson. and "broke down" completely. Some say he commenced on the Declaration of Independence; backed off and tackled the Constitution of the United States, and finally got through, but Governor Casey twitted him with saying that the Lord instituted matrimony in the days of men's "ignorance" instead of "innocence." He finally concluded with the invocation: "And may the Lord have m~mercy on your souls." And thus ended the first marriage ceremony ever "pulled off" in Jefferson county. Mr. Maxey was a good man, if not very learned. His children were: Clarissa, Henry B., Bennett N., Elihu, Harriet, Vylinda, Charles H., JoshuaC.,William M.A. and Jehu. Burchett Maxey came in time to buy a lot and build the first house ever built in Mount Vernon. He married Peggy Taylor and their children were: EIza, who married Col. S. G. Hicks;W. P., Thomas B., Elizabeth (married Breeze); Elihu K., John H., James C., who married Nancy Moss, and still lives in Mount Vernon; Edward K., Jehu J., Henry B., Franklin C. and Harvey M. Walter S., Henry, Oscar and Frank, are sons of James C. and Nancy (Moss) Maxey; Mrs. Sugg, her daughter.

Henry N. Maxey was in the War of 1812, and with General Jackson at New Orleans. His children were: Emily, William H., James J., Charles H., Joshua C., Eliza and Thomas J. William and James were preachers. Elihu, the one who whipped Abbott, married Eveline Taylor, then Sarah Guthrie, built a horse mill., was a benefactor and met accidental death. He had ten children-Talina, named Mervel Smith; Perrigan T., Henry, William C., Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret and Eliza.

Charles H. was the son of William and married Sally Bruce. His children were: Caroline, Mary, Martha, Drucilla. F. S. Parker married Caroline, Joseph Burke married Mary, C. D. Frost married Martha, G. A. Collins married Susan, and James M. Swift married Drucilla. Joshua Cannon, son of William, married Susan Criswell, and their daughters were ,Mrs. M. A. Cummins and Mrs. John C. Tyler and son. Thomas, who died recently.

Dr. William A. Maxey, youngest son of William, married Edna Owens. He was both physician and preacher. His children were: Simeon W., Samuel T. (spoken of elsewhere), William C., Harriet J. (Mrs. Satterfield), Sarah C. (Mrs. S. Hill), J. Van, and Nelson, who married Miss Burgen and lives in Iowa.

John Maxey, son of Jesse, came in 1823 with William and Jonathan Wells, removed to Wayne county and died. Such, in brief, was the Maxey families, who first came in to help make the county and mould sentiments of good citizenship, and along both lines they have been eminently successful.
 

SOURCE: Wall's history of Jefferson County, Il By; John A. Wall 1909 pgs 82-83

From: Ina Wallace 

I'm connected to the MAXEY line through Thomas Joey MAXEY.(See chart
below.). I am searching for information on the family of Amos SHAW b dec 18
1789 Oglethorpe, Ga; married to Sara MAXEY. If anyone can help with this
query about Amos SHAW and Sara MAXEY, would like to hear from you. Ina

..... 2   Martha E. 'Mattie' STAMPER   b: December 16, 1835 Bedford
Co, TN  src: TN 1820-1850 Census Index  d: 1912 Canadian Co, OK
.........  +Thomas Joey MAXEY   b: May 1842 Wayne Co?, IL   m:
November 15, 1861 Jefferson Co, IL   d: March 6, 1909 Sulphur,
Murray Co, OK   Father: Bennett N. Maxey   Mother: Sarah OVERBAY
............ 3   Willard Ashley MAXEY   b: August 14, 1862
Mt.Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL    d: February 18, 1939 Breckenridge,
Stephens Co, TX
................  +Mary 'Minnie' HARMON   b: March 1868 TN   m: Bef.
1888   d: May 6, 1944 Stephens Co, TX   Father:   Mother:
................... 4   Earl Harmon MAXEY   b: May 19, 1888 Wise Co,
TX
................... 4   Theodosia MAXEY   b: November 14, 1893 Wise
Co, TX
................... 4   Ruth MAXEY   b: May 1896 OK terr
................... 4   Dena M. MAXEY   b: May 1898 OK terr
................... 4   Muriel MAXEY   b: February 1900 OK terr
............ 3   Cora Myrtle MAXEY   b: May 27, 1864 Jefferson Co,
IL
................  +Thomas J. ADDINGTON      Father:   Mother:
................... 4   Macey L ADDINGTON   b: January 1885 TX
................... 4   Maxey ADDINGTON   b: February 1887 TX
................... 4   Lucille ADDINGTON   b: August 1890 OK
................... 4   Arkie ADDINGTON   b: April 1893 OK
............ 3   Charles B. MAXEY   b: June 2, 1866 Jefferson Co,
ILL
................  +Eliza J.      Father:   Mother:
................... 4   Josephine P. MAXEY
................... 4   Willie M. MAXEY
............ 3   Elmer Ellsworth MAXEY   b: December 27, 1867
Jefferson Co, ILL    d: September 22, 1868 Jeff Co, ILL
............ 3   Odell D. MAXEY   b: September 28, 1870 Ill
................  +Gertrude E. STAFFORD    m: October 6, 1897
Garfield Co, OK terr    Father:   Mother:
............ 3   John K. MAXEY   b: March 19, 1874 Ill
................  +Jane R.   b: Abt. 1875     Father:   Mother:
................... 4   Clyde MAXEY   b: Abt. 1896
................... 4   Carl MAXEY   b: Abt. 1898
................... 4   Joe W. MAXEY   b: Abt. 1900
............ 3   Carl F. MAXEY   b: March 19, 1876 Ill
................  +Alice R. MEEK    m: August 7, 1898 Garfield Co,
OK terr   d: December 19, 1908   Father:   Mother:
............ 3   [2] Nelson Roy MAXEY   b: August 27, 1878 Cook Co,
ILL    d: November 1, 1950 OK terr
................  +Ora EDWARDS   b: April 23, 1878    d: September
8, 1968 Enid, OK   Father:   Mother:
................... 4   James Roy MAXEY
................... 4   Ralph Loyd MAXEY
............  *2nd Wife of [2] Nelson Roy Maxey:
................  +Blanche L. JAMES    m: July 8, 1897 Garfield Co,

 
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