Submitted by chapter member Christine Maxwell
Submitted January 2010

Charles Maxwell b 1777 Ireland d 1857 Wintersville, Jefferson, Ohio.

McCue/Maxwell Family History

I have "cousins" connect to Gail Komar and her McCue lineage.

I have a hand written letter from Phyllis McCue who married David Jeddiah Maxwell, Jr a grandson of our James Henry Maxwell and Sarah Caroline Cole.

Will let you know if it is the same McCue line, same area of Ohio feel they must connect, at some twig, on our Maxwell of Cross Creek tree at 

A g-grandfather of Donna Maxwell Tivener's, David Wakeman Maxwell, was brother to our James Henry Maxwell b 1851.

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Reverend William Barton Dunlevy, Charles' nephew (son of Jane Maxwelland Daniel Dunlevy of Cross Creek, OH)

Personal letter between cousins, descendants of our Sarah T Ball's parents, Farlin Ball and Ruth Woods

Marriage of Robert Maxwell and Margaret McGrew at Two Ridges Church on 27 Nov 1806 by Alexander Snodgrass. - Believe this Robert Maxwell brother to our Charles and Jane Maxwell (children of our Wm and Sarah).      Attended the same church as Charles and age would be correct for their brother.

Maxwell Genealogy Book was published 1960 written by Thomas James Maxwell Jr
Thomas a direct descendant of our William Maxwell b 1745 Scotland d 1830 Ohio and Sarah.
The author, Thomas James Maxwell, Sr. 1897-1982 descends from John b 1799 Ohio County, VA., our Charles' younger brother. Bottom of page one states William and Sarah Maxwell are our ancestors and approximates the year they came to America. I received the book from a long lost "cousin" Thomas James Maxwell, Jr. b 1924 son of the author, alive and well at 85.

Tom Maxwell lives at Thousand Oaks, CA and recently visited my cousin Jayne Maxwell Swartzwelder in Jensen, Florida.

I include a photo, taken just days ago Jan 9 2010 of their meeting at the Olive Garden Restaurant.
Jayne, furthest back, Susan (Tom's daughter) in the middle and Thomas James Maxwell, Jr seated.

Found the book on
Book: History of Island Creek Church, Presbytery of Steubenville. June 2, 1834 
Another daughter of our Charles Maxwell,  **Matilda Maxwell b 1816 Cross Creek, Jefferson, Ohio married Moses Coe.

The attached Bio is on Robert Coe s/o of Matilda Maxwell and Moses Coe.
Robert Coe's wife Lillian Joneswas also Robert's first cousin.

Lillian Jones was the daughter of, *Frances Maxwell b 1806 Cross Creek, Jefferson, Ohio who married William Jones

Robert Coe and Lillian Jones both grandchildren of Charles and Sarah Maxwell.

Our Charles 1777-1857 and Sarah 1776-1860 Maxwell  
All children listed below are of this union and married at Cross Creek, Jefferson County, Ohio
Believe there are more children who have not been documented, yet.

Sarah Maxwell b 1796 m John W Long b 1795
Mary S Maxwell b 1803 m Jacob Cox b 1806
*Frances Maxwell b 1806 m William Jones b 1807
***James Patterson Maxwell b 1808 m Ruth Hays b
David Maxwell b 1810 m Sarah T Ball b 1816 --> Mine and Donna Maxwell Tivener's direct line.
**Matilda Maxwell b 1816 m Moses Coe b 1810
Harriet E Maxwell b 1818 m Dr. Oliver Ormsby b 1810
***Thomas Maxwell b 1819 m 1st Rebecca Stitt after her death in 1876 Thomas married Maria Hutton (widow of William Tipton).
Maria Hutton was the d/o Samuel Hutton and Isabella Maxwell (this Isabella d/o Robert Maxwell and Emilia Scoggins)
I hit a brick wall trying to connect Maria Hutton's grandfather Robert Maxwell, to our Maxwell, ancestors of Cross Creek.

I have a book written by a descendant of Charles' younger brother, John Maxwell, b 1799 Ohio Co, VA.
John Maxwell b 1799 was ordained, as an elder, at Island Creek Church June 2nd 1834

***1850+1860 Census James Patterson Maxwell and brother Thomas Maxwell both listed their occupations as Innkeeper's at Cross Creek.

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Charles Maxwell Estate - Pdf

Robert Coe

June 2 1834 John Maxwell at Island Creek Church elected and ordained the 22nd

Harriet Maxwell to Dr Oliver Ornsly

Charles and Sarah cemetery marker

James P Maxwell's family Marker 1

James P Maxwell's family Marker 2

Sarah Maxwell d Nov 11 1837

18 Aug 1899 Maxwell Ball Reunion in the Church Grove near Reeds Mill

Maxwell's of Island Creek Church towards bottom of page

Two Ridge Cemetery

Island Creek Cemetery

Here is a list of the early pioneer surnames that are related to this line: Dunlevy, Long, Jones, Hays, Coe, Ormsby, Ball, McGrew, Faris, Stitt, Shane, Cole  to name a few, in Jefferson County, Ohio early 1800s

We came down and helped Gail Komar, one time, at Island Creek Presbyterian Cemetery unearthed tombstones  William (b 1745 Scotland d 1830 Ohio) and Sarah Maxwell (b 1753 Scotland d 1837 Ohio)
parents  of our Charles Maxwell b 1777 d Apr 1857 , Mill Creek Inn Restaurant restored by Roger Pyles.

James Maxwell stone at Two Ridges Cemetery you repaired.
It is our James Patterson Maxwell, his wife Ruth Hays and some of their children.

James Patterson Maxwell is the son of our Charles Maxwell b 1777 d Apr 1857 (Charles and wife Sarah are buried not far from son James)

William Jones m Frances Maxwell daughter of our Charles Maxwell  b 1777 d Apr 1857

I have done a lot of research on our William (b 1745 Scotland d 1830 Ohio) and Sarah Maxwell (b 1753 Scotland d 1837 Ohio) lineage.
They owned land in the northwest territory 1790 before Ohio became a state.


Parents William and Sarah Maxwell 1800 in Northwest Territory tax list
1810-1830 Knox Township, Jefferson County, Ohio


W. Maxwell




Ohio Territory


Northwestern Territory




OH 1800 Washington Co. Census Index


William Maxwell




Jefferson County


Knox Township



Record Type:

Tax List




OH 1810 Washington Co. Census Index

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Sarah Maxwell (with son John and his wife Mary) is listed on directory of Island Creek Church.

William, Sarah and daughter-in-law, Mary Cochran Maxwell are buried at the church.

Receipt for Charles Maxwell property, restored by Roger Pyles and now the Mill Creek Restaurant in Wintersville.

Charles Maxwell listed on Treasury receipts of Jefferson County    12 June 1805- 4 June 1806 

Charles Maxwell elected as the 1st non-resident property tax collector for  the 5th district, Jefferson, Ohio

Charles Maxwell buried at Two Ridges Cemetery with wife Sarah and close to their son, James Patterson Maxwell and his immediate family. 

Thomas Maxwell 

1850 Frances Maxwell Jones with daughters Louisa 19 Matilda 12 son Charles M 16

1850 James Patterson Maxwell b 1808 Wintersville Jefferson Co OH

1850 Moses Coe Matilda Maxwell Coe and family Cross Creek Jefferson CO OH

1850 Sarah Ann Maxwell Long w-children John Oliver Sarah A Andrew J

Charles Sarah Maxwell page 1 of 2

Charles Sarah Maxwell page 2 of 2

Frances Jones and children

Jane Dunlevy 1772

1850 Jane Maxwell Dunlevy 78 b 1778 Ire living next door to daughter Nancy Dunlevy Underwood

1850 Knox Twnshp John Maxwell wife Mary and 8 kids 1 of 2

1850 Knox Twnshp John Maxwell wife Mary and 8 kids 2 of 2

Moses and Matilda Maxwell Coe

David Maxwell 1860 Census 1

David Maxwell 1860 Census 2

All 1850 census for Charles, Sarah, their children and the last three belong to Charles' older sister, Jane Maxwell Dunlevy and younger brother John Maxwell, Mary Cochran Maxwell and their children.
1860 census for s/o Charles, David Maxwell and Sarah T Ball (on bottom page 1 and top of page 2)

Harriet Elizabeth Maxwell  b 6 Dec 1818 Cross Creek, Jefferson, Ohio  d 1856 Sharpsville, Mercer County, PA was a  d/o of our 5x g-grandfather, Charles Maxwell b 1777 Ireland and Sarah (Unknown) b 1776 PA

Harriet E Maxwell married, 15 Jan 1839, Dr. Oliver H Orsmby b 10 June 1810, Pittsburg, Allegheny, PA
Attached pdf file.

Dr Oliver Ormsby borrowed money from our Charles Maxwell. 
At the time of our Charles' death (12 Apr 1857) the money had not been repaid. 
It is recorded on the Record of Estate for Charles at LDS in Utah. 

Appears as a "due bill" dated October 29th 1840 for $70 with 5 percent interest after 2 weeks, on the attached Estate.doc

After marriage Oliver and Harriet Maxwell Ormsby had 6 children.
One was Charles Maxwell Ormsby
Danville Prison, Virginia. as a prisoner of war (taken prisoner on 30 Jul., 1864).
Died at Danville Prison on 15 Dec 1864

Charles Maxwell Ormsby m. Mary Abbot
Nettie E Ormsby  m.   S. Ellis Morrow
Harriet "Hattie" Eudora Ormsby  m.  Elmer Charles Morrow


Our Charles Maxwell b 1777 Ireland was one of 13 born to William Maxwell 1745 Scotland d 1830 Knox Township, Jefferson Ohio and Sarah b 1753 Scotland d 1837Knox Township, Jefferson Ohio.

Gail Komar, my sister, Wanda Maxwell Foust and myself unearthed Sarah's tombstone at Island Creek, Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Your group (Jefferson County Chapter, OGS) reset the family tombstone of Charles' son James Patterson Maxwell at Two Ridges Cemetery, Jefferson, Ohio
Charles and wife Sarah Maxwell are buried at Two Ridges Cemetery, Jefferson Ohio


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