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Re: Alexander Maxey/Maxcy m Mary Abbe abt 1660 in prob Wenham, MA
Posted by: jim standridge (ID *****3654) Date: January 22, 2005 at 22:54:45
In Reply to: Alexander Maxey/Maxcy m Mary Abbe abt 1660 in prob Wenham, MA by Bob Hall of 1503

Here's most of the little bit I have. Most of this came from Mr. John Maxcy Gregg of Florence, South Carolina. Some parts are from the Mormon archives and from a Lt. Col. Richard Thomas (Tom)Vann who, as I recall, did a PhD dissertation on a Maxcy from this branch. Name spellings are as shown by the source.

1 Alexander Maxey
Mary Abbe 1642-1721
2 David Maxie 1661/62 - 1754
2 Mary Maxie 1664 -
2 Margaret Maxey 1666 -
2 Alesander Maxcey 1668 -1723
Abigail Abt 1670 -
3 Abigail Maxey 1694 - 1778
3 Allexsander Maxcey 1698 - 1724
3 Mary Maxcey 1699/1700 -
3 Joseph Maxcey 1703 -1757
3 Ester Maxey 1706 -
3 Josiah Jonah Maxcy 1709 - 1772
Mary Everett Bef 1713 -
4 Levi Maxcy Abt 1740 = Abt 1770
Ruth Newell Abt 1740 - 1815
5 Jonathon Maxcy 1768 - 1820
Susannah Hopkins
6 Cornelia Manning Maxcy 1792 - 1862
James Gregg 1787 - 1852
7 Maxcy Gregg 1814 - 1862
7 Julia Gregg
7 Cornelia Gregg
7 Edward Gregg
3 Benjamin Maxcy 1710/11 - 1739
2 John Maxie 1669/70 -
2 Samuel Maxey 1673 - 1673
2 William Maxie 1675 -
2 Elizabeth Maxey 1676 -
2 Sarah Maxey 1678 -
2 Benoni Maxey 1680 -

Alesander Maxey (2)was born in England in 1668 and immigrated with his family (to Gloucester, Mass?) then moved to Attleborough, Mass(now North Attleboro)about 1721. His son Josiah (3) is buried in Hatch Cemetary on Old Post Road in North Attleboro. Josiah's grandson Jonathon (5) married the daughter of Esak Hopkins, first Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy. Jonathon moved from Massachusetts to South Carolina to become the first president of South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina.

Jonathon's grandson Maxcy Gregg (7) was born on August 1, 1814. He served as a major of the 12th US Infantry in the Mexican War. Later, he was a Confederate colonel and then brigadier general. He served with distinction at Charleston Harbor, the Peninsular Campaign,Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Harpers Ferry, and Sharpsburg. He was mortally wounded when the Union forces temporarily broke through the Confederate line at Fredericksburg and died on December 15, 1862. (See "Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders", by Ezra J. Warner) General Gregg was depicted briefly, in accurate uniform including hia trademark tricorn hat, in the recent Ted Turner movie "Gods and Generals" based on the book by Jeff Shaara.

I hope some of this is helpful. I have not been able to connect these people to the Maxeys of Virginia (my wife's line), although I have no serious doubt that they are connected. If you can help me establish that connection, then I can offer some promising leads on Alexander's (1)English ancestors.

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