Contributed by Donna (Maxwell) Tivener
I descend from Charles Maxwell of Jefferson Co. Oh. ( My 3rd great grandfather.) He was born in Ireland 1777, came to America and removed to Fayette Co Pa. In 1805 he received a patent from Pres. Thomas Jefferson and removed to Cross Creek township, Reeds Mills, Jeff Co. He built a mill on cross creek and a two story brick house. The house is today being put in good repair and will be on the historical list of old houses. [United States of America -to- Alexander Work & Charles Maxwell .Land Patent ..10 Sep. 1806 Alexander Work & Charles Maxwell Assignees of Nathan McGrew. All of Fayette Co. Pa. Signed by President Thomas Jefferson and & Secretary of State, James Madison. Deed Record C. page 4.]
Alexander Work -to- Charles MaxwellWarranty Deed 19 Oct. 1809 Consideration: $1500.00 Record B. pg. 707Jeff. Co. Oh.]
It was owned in the 1920s by George W. Chalfant, he put stucco over the bricks. The railroad tracks run beside the house. It is located on the old route 22 by Cross Creek the old road that goes into Wintersville. [In 1806 Charles Maxwell moved to Reed's Mill and built the first grist mill and saw mill in 1807, west of the of the Alleghenny Mountains. From the "Sesquicentennial book 1797-1947.] For almost 200 years the house has been kept in the family.