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Enoch W. Maxwell b.1840 son of John & Mahala (Weddle) Maxwell
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: October 23, 2004 at 02:14:44
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 686, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"ENOCH W. MAXWELL is the son of JOHN and MAHALA (WEDDLE) MAXWELL. The father was born in Eastern Kentucky in 1816, and the mother in Eastern Tennessee the same year. Their parents came to Jackson County, Indiana, at an early day, where JOHN and MAHALA were married in 1836, and where ENOCH W. was born June 6, 1840. ENOCH attended school until seventeen years of age, then one session at the High School at Brownstown, then worked with the father, who was a carpenter and farmer, until twenty years old. March 15, 1860, he married SARAH E. REN, who bore him two children - BURMETTA and SARAH IDA, and died in May, 1862, a member of the United Brethren Church. August 14, 1862, MR. MAXWELL enlisted in Company B, Fiftieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was in several battles, including Saline River, the siege of Mobile, Whistler Station, Spoonville, etc., and was mustered out at Montgomery, Alabama, June 8, 1865. He returned home, engaged in the tan-bark trade, bought a farm, and February 15, 1866, married MARY J. KIMBERLAN, who died a few months later, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. October 15, 1866, he married NANCY A. HARRELL, who has borne him eight children - HETTIE K., JOHN C., CORA B., MARY M., ENOCH J., EMMA, ORA and DORA (twins, the last named deceased). In October, 1871, MR. MAXWELL came to this county, locating in White Post Township, where he farmed six years, and in 1879 came to this township, where he engaged in rearing stock and in buying, pressing and shipping hay. He is an Odd Fellow and a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Free Will Baptist Church."


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