Irena Carless Maxwell


Personal and Family Information

Irena was born on 22 MAR 1838 in Marion County, Tennessee, the daughter of Ebenezer Maxwell and Martha Jane Griffin.

She died on 18 AUG 1910 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was John Richard Deason, who she married in 1857 in Arkansas. Their two known children were Lucy Elizabeth (1867-1946) and William G (1869-1940).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Irena Carless Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin



Birth22 MAR 1838
Place: Marion County, Tennessee
Death18 AUG 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census8 SEP 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Sugar Creek Township dwelling 5, family 5 Deason, John age 36 mw farmer $100 $400 Tenn __ Irena age 25 fw , born Tenn __ Ebenzer C. age 12 mw ARk __ Mary Jane 9 Ark __ Jeremiah age 8 mw Ark __ Martha E 6 fw Ark __ John R age 5 born Missouri __ Lucy E age 4 fw born Ark __ William G age 2 mw born Ark __ Sarah A age 3 months fw born Ark
Census14 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Brightwater Twp, dwelling 192 family 192 Deson, John, wm age 45 married farmer, born Tenn, f &m Ga __ Irene wf age 42 wife, married keeping house, born Tenn, f &m Ga __ Jerry wm age 18 son, single farming labor, born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Martha , wf 16 daughter single, born Ark, f&m Tenn __ John R wm age 15 son single born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Lucy E wf age 13 daughter, born Ark, f&m Tenn __ William, wm age 10 son born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Andrew J, wm age 8 son born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Robert wm 6 son, born Ark, f&m Tenn __ M. V. wm age 4 , son born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Denton M C, wm age 4 son born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Nancy E wf age 2 daughter born Ark, f&m Tenn dwelling 194 Etris, AK age 45 with Martha 39 and 4 children dwelling 197 Deson Wm C 34 and M.M 32 and 4 children
BurialAUG 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Oakley Chapel Cemetery, Rogers shared marker with husband and 3 children findagrave 14540266


Note 1

Irena Carless Maxwell Deason Daughter of Ebenezer Maxwell and Martha Griffen

Shares a marker with John R., Ebenezzer C., Sarah A. and Robert B. Deason


The Springdale News from The Rogers Democrat

Springdale, AR August 26, 1910

Mrs. Rena Deason died this morning at 9:45 o'clock at the home of her son, Will Deason. She was taken suddenly ill last night and her unexpected death was a great shock to the family and community. Mrs. Deason had been a resident of the county for sixty-four years and was one of the best known and most popular women of this section. She was born in Tennessee March 22, 1838 and came here with her parents at the age of eight.

findagrave 14540266