Josephine America Maxwell


Personal and Family Information

Josephine was born in OCT 1863 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of Ozias Denton Maxwell and Mary A Woods.

She died on 17 MAY 1916 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Her husband was William D Kelton, who she married on 16 JUL 1883 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Josephine America Maxwell


Ozias Denton Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin


Mary A Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Mary Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore



BirthOCT 1863
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death17 MAY 1916
Place: Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Census11 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO Dwelling 36 family 36 Maxwell, Ozials, 35 mw , blacksmith $1000, $300 born Tennesse “ Mary 33 fw keeping house, born Arkansas “ Elizabeth 11, fw Ark “ Andrew 8 mw Ark “ America 6 fw Ark “ Samuel 2 mw Ark
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 15 to 16
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 77, family 77 Maxwell, Denton, wm 43 married, blacksmith, born Tenn __ Mary wf 43 wife, married, housekeeper , born Ark, f Ohio, m Tenn __ Bettie wf 21 daughter single seamstress, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Jackson wm 18 son single, ,printer born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Josey wf 16 daughter singe, at school, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Sammy, wm 11 son single, at school born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Mollie wf age 9 daughter single, at school, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Charles wm age 7 son, single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Jamie wf age 4 daughter single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Luly wf age 1 daughter, single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark
BurialMAY 1916
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Woods Cemetery, Little Flock per obit findagrave MEMORIAL ID 61116450


Note 1

Josephine America "Josie" Maxwell Kelton b Nov 1863 Arkansas d 17 May 1916 Tahlequah Cherokee Co Oklahoma. Father Ozias Denton Maxwell. Spouse William D Kelton married 16 July 1883 Benton Co Arkansas. Children: Donnie J, Bessie Lillie, Frank Maxwell.

Kelton, Jose Maxwell (Bentonville Sun).

Mrs Josie Kelton of Tahlequah, Ok died Wednesday the 17th at the family residence after an illness of several weeks. Mrs Kelton leaves a husband and three children. The body brought to Rogers this morning and interment was at the Woods Cemetery. The deceased was a sister of Jack and Sam Maxwell,

Miss Bettie Maxwell, Mrs Frank Nail, of this city and Mrs Jennie Braqggins of Kansas City, Mrs Frank Freeman of Hugo, Ok and Chas Maxwell of Siloam Springs (Rogers Democrat 5/25//1916).

Mrs Will Kelton of Tahlequah, Ok passed away last week and was brought to Rogers Friday and buried in the Woods Cemetery. Mr Kelton and little grandson are spending a few days here with his sister John Jackson.

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 61116450

William D Kelton b Nov 1858 Greene Co Tennessee d 15 November 1935 Tulsa Co Oklahoma. Parents Rev Samuel Houston Kelton and Rebecca Harrison Evans. Spouse #1 Josephine America "Josie" Maxwell. Children: Donnie C, Bessie Lillie, Frank Maxwell. Spouse #2 Lena May Crawley Eagleton.

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 61116308