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Samuel Maxwell (1781 - 1848)

Samuel Maxwell
Born in Montgomery, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Jan 1802 (to 22 May 1848) in Montgomery Co., VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 66 in Baxter, Putnam, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Martha was born 23 Jul 1781 in Montgomery, Virginia, he married Martha Patton 30 Jan 1802 in Montgomery and they started their family there. Later they moved to Tennessee and settled in an area that would become Baxter, Putnam County, Tennessee. Samuel in his later years donated land for a family/community cemetery when he passed away 22 May 1848 he was the first person to be buried in the cemetery. Martha was soon to be the second person buried there when she died on 15 June 1848. It was named Maxwell Cemetery North but was changed later to Samuel Maxwell Cemetery, Baxter, Putnam, Tennessee. He and Martha Patton Together had several children including their first born child, # Amos Maxwell

He died on May 22, 1848 BURIAL Samuel Maxwell Cemetery Baxter, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA [1]


Children of SAMUEL MAXWELL and MARTHA PATTON are the following[2]:

  • AMOS MAXWELL, b. June 16, 1803, Montgomery Co., VA; d. March 17, 1879, Putnam Co., TN.
  • ANNE MAXWELL, b. October 07, 1804.
  • NANCY MAXWELL, b. May 27, 1806.
  • SALLY MAXWELL, b. March 23, 1808; m. DAVID PATTON; b. ca. 1800.
  • RODA MAXWELL, b. October 30, 1809; d. Aft. 1870.
  • MARGARET MAXWELL, b. May 21, 1811, TN; d. April 30, 1883, near Silver Point, TN.
  • POLLY ANN MAXWELL, b. June 01, 1813.
  • JACKSON MAXWELL, b. February 27, 1815; d. September 11, 1865.
  • SAMUEL HARVEY MAXWELL, b. March 04, 1819; d. April 17, 1903.
  • DAVID WOOD (SR.) MAXWELL, b. March 05, 1822, Jackson Co., TN; d. August 24, 1869.
  • GORDON CLOYD MAXWELL, b. February 23, 1825, TN; d. May 05, 1886.


  • Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850 for Montgomery County marriage of Samuel Maxwell and Martha Patton on 30 Jan 1802 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #62049073


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Maxwell-17358 and Maxwell-10 appear to represent the same person because:
posted by Michael Munn
Maxwell-12131 and Maxwell-10 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and year of birth. Samuel Maxwell and Martha Patton are commonly and incorrectly mentioned at the parents of Bluford Maxwell.
posted by Steve Waggoner
Samuel Maxwell is commonly put as Bluford's father in majority of the family trees out there. But the Y-DNA haplogroup for Bluford's children (see 23andme matches) and Samuel's children (see FT's Maxwell DNA group) don't match. So, Samuel is not the biological father. His is likely Bluford's uncle. Likely the real parents of Bluford are Henry Hance and Mary Maxwell. If you happen to be a descendent the true parentage is fairly obvious in with the Thrulines feature.
posted on Maxwell-12131 (merged) by Steve Waggoner
edited by Steve Waggoner

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