Facts and Events
- Source:Maxwell History:474
From Source:Maxwell History:474 with slight paragraphreformatting to improve clarity.
Thomas Maxwell (son of Bezaleel and Rebecca (Boyd) Maxwell.
See Virginia records) d. 1795 in Madison County, Kentucky. He
emigrated from Albemarle County, Virginia, to southwest Vir-
ginia. After a few years he moved to the Province of Hardin.
He served under Shelby against the Indians and British before and
after he settled in what is now Madison County, Kentucky, and
gave freely of his time and money for the building of forts and
homes for the protection of the less fortunate settlers against the
Indians. He was one of the foremost founders of the first schools
and churches of that locality.
The Paintlick Presbyterian Church was organized in 1784. with
Thomas Maxwell an elder. In 1790 Silver Creek Church was
organized, with Mr. Maxwell a member and one of the first
elders. These two churches are seven miles apart. A call from
Silver Creek (a Kentucky settlement from Virginia) to Cary
Allen in 1792, signed by Thos. Maxwell, Woods Mackey, Hender-
son, Cochran, Young and Dickey.
His will is dated October 7, 1795, Madison County, Kentucky.
wife Agnes, eldest son BezaIeel and Major Edmund Terrell, executors.
- Wife Agnes, one-third
- eldest son, Bezaleel, dwelling, my plantation of two hundred acres;
- to son Thomas, two hundred acres bought of William Anderson;
- to son Robert, one hundred acres;
- daughter, Anna Maxwell, a horse;
- to my three daughters,
- Mary Terrell,
- Rebecca Schot and
- Anna Maxwell, two hundred acres of land;
Test: James Partin, William Morrison and James Denver.
January 5, 1796. [Presumed probate date].
December 23, 1811. A quit claim deed from Agnes Maxwell,
widow of Thomas Maxwell, of her dower in the lands of Thomas
Maxwell to Bezaleel Maxwell.
He married Agnes, who died 3-8-1812.
- ↑ Source:Maxwell History:474; will written 7 October 1795. Estate was probated January 5, 1796, fixing date of death as between 7 Oct 1795 and 5 Jan 1796.