Andrew was born on 14 FEB 1840 in Tennessee, the son of Ebenezer Maxwell and Martha Jane Griffin.
He died on 19 NOV 1918 in Roosevelt County, New Mexico.
His wife was Eliza Jane Woods, who he married on 15 AUG 1865 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their nine known children were Samuel Newton (1866-1915), Thomas Jeremiah (1868-1905), Margaret Emma (1870-1942), John Smart (1874-1955), Laura Belle (1876-1965), Letitia Ann (1879-1951), Stella Graves (1880-1962), Fred Lee (1883-1939) and Charles Colvin (1886-1923).
|Birth||14 FEB 1840||
|Death||19 NOV 1918||
|Census||22 AUG 1850||
|Census||18 JUL 1860||
|Census||5 JUL 1880||
|Census||16 JUN 1900||
|Census||19 APR 1910||
Rev Andrew Jackson “Jack” Maxwell BIRTH 14 Feb 1840 Tennessee, USA
DEATH 19 Nov 1918 Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico BURIAL Longs Cemetery Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico,
Son of Ebenezer & Martha (Griffen) Maxwell. Married Eliza Jane Woods 15 Aug 1865 in Benton Co Arkansas.
Father of John Smart b 9 Nov 1874, Samuel Newton b 16 Jun 1866, Thomas Jeremiah b 14 Feb 1868, Margaret Emaline b 12 Apr 1869, Laura Bell b 5 Oct 1876, Letitia Ann b 2 Jan 1879, Stella Graves b 20 Dec 1880, Fred Lee b 12 Feb 1883, Charles Colvin b 15 Dec 1886.
GOODSPEED's Biographies for Benton County Arkansas, publ. 1889:
Rev. Andrew J. Maxwell, farmer, is a son of Ebenezer and Martha Jane(Griffin) Maxwell, and was born in East Tennessee in 1840. [For parents' history see sketch of Michael Burkhalter Maxwell.] Andrew J.is one of twelve children, six of whom are living: Michael B., Calvin, Oziras D., Irena (widow of John Deason), Andrew J. and Jane (wife of R. S. Woods). Andrew J. was twelve years old when he was brought to Benton County. His boyhood days were spent in following the plow and in attending the common schools, and in September, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fifteenth Regiment "North West" Infantry, participating in the following battles: Pea Ridge, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, Baker's Creek, Shreveport and numerous skirmishes. He was captured at Pea Ridge, and was kept a prisoner at Alton, Ill., for seven months. He was also taken prisoner at Vicksburg, but after five days' captivity succeeded in effecting his escape.
After the war he returned home, and August 15, 1865, he was married to Miss Eliza Jane Woods, a daughter of Samuel P. and Eliza G. (Dickson) Woods. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Benton County, Ark., in January, 1846, and became the mother of nine children: Samuel Newton, Thomas Jeremiah, Margaret Emeline, John Smart. Laura Belle, Letitia Ann, Stella Graves, Fred Lee and Charles Calvin. In 1866 Mr. Maxwell purchased his present farm of 153 acres. He became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1860, but united with the Missionary Baptist Church in 1883, and was ordained a minister of that church in the following year. In 1885 he was given charge of the Pea Ridge, Lowell and Pleasant Sight Churches, but in 1887 he gave up preaching in the Lowell Church, retaining charge of the Pea Ridge and Pleasant Sight Churches, and preaching twice a month in each.