Biography - Wilson Maxey

Wilson M. MAXEY, farmer, P. O. Witt, born in Barren County, Ky., February 15, 1829, son of Edward and Nancy (BARRY) MAXEY. Edward MAXEY, who was a cooper by trade, but in later life a farmer, was born in Halifax County, Va., in 1883; died in Montgomery County November 7, 1859, where his wife, also a native of Virginia, born in 1789, died October 20, 1843. Subject, the eighth child of a family of nine, received a fair education in Montgomery County; has always been a farmer; has been School Trustee for fifteen years. He has been twice married; his first wife, whom he married January 1, 1852, was Louisa J. NEWCOMB, died in Montgomery county September 27, 1864, leaving seven children - Mary V., Alice I., William A., James H., Flora F., Sarah A. and Louisa J. In Litchfield, Montgomery County, November 30, 1865, he married his second wife, Mrs. Sarah A. GREINER, born in Augusta County, Va., September 5, 1836, daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (GRAY) BALSLEY; their children are Cora D., Charles W., John S. and Jessie M. Mr. MAXEY is one of the old settlers of Montgomery County; he is a stanch Democrat; is Chairman of the Democratic Committee of Witt Township, and a delegate to the State convention of that party; he is a member of the Methodist Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 315.

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