Andrew Jackson Maxwell


Personal and Family Information

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).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Andrew Jackson Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin



Birth14 FEB 1840
Place: Tennessee
Death19 NOV 1918
Place: Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Census22 AUG 1850
Place: Marion County, Tennessee
Age: 10
Address: District 3, dwelling 31, family 31 Ebenezer Maxwel, age 47 m, born Georgia Martha “ age 47 born South Carolina Michael “ 20 m Tenn Calvin “ 19 m Tenn Mary “ 17 f Tenn Osiah D “, 16 m Tenn Daniel “ 14 m Tenn Arrena “ 12 f Tenn Andrew “ 10m Tenn Jane “ 8 f Tenn Jeremiah 3 m Tenn
Census18 JUL 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 20
Address: Prairie Twp, Trotts Mill PO dwelling 729, family 723 Ebenezer Maxwell 57 Georgia, farmer Martha 58 SC, Andrew 20 Tenn, Jeremiah 13 Tenn Emelina 29 Tenn, George 6 Ark, Temperance 2 Ark
Census5 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 40
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 523 family 523 Maxwell, Andrew, mw age 4 married farmer born Tenn, f SC, m NC __ Eliza wf age 33 wife, married house keeper born Ark f &m Tenn __ Samuel wm age 18 son single farmer born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ Thomas wm age 12 son, single farmer born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ Margarett wf age 11, daughter single, at school, born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ John wm age 6 son, single, at school, born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ Laura wf age 4 daughter single, at home, born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ Lutisia wf age 1 daughter single, at school, born Ark, f Tenn m Ark
Census16 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 60
Address: Washington Twp, dwelling 219 family 226 Maxwell, Andrew head, wm born Feb 1840, age 60 m 33 yrs, born Tenn, f&m Tenn, minister __ Eliza, wife wf born Feb 1846, age 54, married 33 yrs, mother of 9, 9 living, born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Ertia, daughter wf born Jan 1879 age 21, widow, mother of 1, 1 living, born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark __ Fred, son wm born Feb 1883 age 17 single born Ark f Tenn, m Ark __ Charles, son wm born Dec 1886 age 13 single, born Ark f Tenn, m Ark __ Nine, granddaughter wf born March 1897 age 2 single born Ark, f &m Ark
Census19 APR 1910
Place: Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Age: 70
Address: Carter Twp, dwelling 27 family 27 Maxwell, Andrew J, head mw age 70 m1 , 44 yrs, born Tenn, f&m Tenn __ Eliza J, wife fw age 64 m1, 44 yrs mother of 9, 8 living, born Ark f &m Tenn __ Lutitia A, daughter fw, age 31 single, born Ark, f & m Ark __ Nina G, granddaughter fw age 12 singl, born Ark, f&m Ark
Place: Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Address: Longs Cemetery, Portales findagrave MEMORIAL ID 10630679


Note 1

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 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.