Facts and Events
||bef Mar 1741
- Source:Chalkley's Chronicles
- Source:Maxwell History
- Transcript:Records for Maxwell in Chalkley's Chronicles
- Early Settlers on Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
- Transcript:Indian Raids in Old Augusta during the French and Indian War
- Person:John Maxwell (88)
- Transcript:Forks of the James Indian Raid, 1761
We have limited information on Audley Maxwell (9). The first record we have for him dates to 19 May 1738, when a survey is conducted for him on Linvell Run in Old Augusta.
May 19, 1738 Survey for Adley Maxwell, beginning ( ) against ye mouth of Linvell's Run, Black Walnut.Source:Chalkley's Chronicles:2:373
Almost 20 years later we have
Robert Craig, 178 acres in Beverley Manor; Cathey's River. Adley Maxwell, Robert Patterson's line. Delivered: Grizel Craig 4th July, 1755. Teste: William Thompson, Charles Campbell, Adam Thomson.
From Source:Maxwell History:526
Audley Maxwell lived on Cathey's River, in Beverly Manor, and made
depositions July 4, 1755. (Note:Date of deposition preceeds date of events (below). one or the other of these dates is in error.
"In the summer of 1761 about sixty Shawnee warriors penetrated the settlements on the headwaters of James River. They avoided the fort at the mouth of Looney's Creek and passed through Bowen's Gap in Purgatory Mountain (near Buchanan, in Botetourt County)... At the house of Thomas Smith they shot and scalped Smith and Renix and captured Mrs. Smith and a servant girl named Sally Jew.
George Matthews, of Staunton, and William and Audley Maxwell were on their way to Smith's house at the time of the assault. Hearing the report of the guns as they approached, they supposed there was a shooting match at the place ; but on riding up to the house they discovered the dead bodies of Smith and Renix in the yard. The Indians had concealed themselves in and behind the house and when they saw Matthews and his companions approaching they fired upon them as they wheeled to ride back. The curl of Matthew's queue was cut off and Audley Maxwell was slightly wounded in the arm.
The Matthewses and Maxwells aroused the settlement and all the people soon collected at Paul's Fort, at the Big Spring, near Springfield. Here the women and children were left to he defended by Audley Maxwell and five other men; twenty-one men, led by Matthews, going in search of the enemy."
Rockbridge County, Virginia, September 29, 1790. William Maxwell, of Logan County, Kentucky, power of attorney, to his friend, Audley
Maxwell, to convey 350 a. of land formerly owned by John Maxwell, deceased.
JAMES AND AUDLEY MAXWELL, OF ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
James and Audley Maxwell removed from Rockbridge to Tazewell
County, Virginia. Their home was on Plum Creek, near the Natural