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Lutetia Riley Maxwell
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1819
Death: Mar. 6, 1902
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA

Lutetia Riley married Jeremiah Maxwell in Perry County, Ohio 17 February 1839. They moved almost immediately to Sangamon County, Illinois and remained there for over 40 years before moving to Liberty Township in Reno County, Kansas between 1880 and '85. In 1895 they're recorded in Hutchinson, and in 1900 "Lettia" Maxwell is listed in Ward 4 Hutchinson as the widowed mother-in-law of Nathan E. Williams. N. E. Williams was the husband of Lutetia's youngest child, Nancy Eleanor.

According to six censuses Lutetia was born in Kentucky, but two censuses give conflicting information as to the places of birth of her parents. One says they were both born in Virginia, the other says Kentucky. Given that at the time they were probably born what is now Kentucky was still part of Virginia, both could be correct. The search continues for clues to their identities -- there were several Riley families in Perry/Ohio between 1830-1850

A family Bible and other family records give Lutetia's date of birth as 4 August 1820, but the 1900 census and her grave marker indicate it was 1819.

Lutetia Riley and Jeremiah Maxwell had the following children:
William Henry (1840-1914), husband of 1) Sarah Anna Derry, 2) Willie Anna McVicker, & 3) Ruth Morrison
Martha Anna (1843-1914), wife of Richard Cothern
Charles Wesley (1845-1915), husband of Mary E. Bassett
Cassandra (1848-1888), wife of James Henry Fountain
Albert M. (1850-1853) (grave site unknown)
Milton (1853-1917), husband of Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Fowkes
Sarah Frances (1856-1907), first wife of Eli Myers
Nancy Eleanor (1860-1935), wife of Nathan Edgar Williams.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jeremiah M Maxwell (1815 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Maxwell (1840 - 1914)*
  Martha Anna Maxwell Cothern (1843 - 1914)*
  Charles Wesley Maxwell (1845 - 1915)*
  Cassandra Maxwell Fountain (1848 - 1888)*
  Milton Maxwell (1853 - 1917)*
  Sarah Frances Maxwell Myers (1856 - 1907)*
  Nancy Eleanor Maxwell Williams (1860 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Elmer
Reno County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Paul Hays
Record added: May 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70354916
Lutetia <i>Riley</i> Maxwell
Added by: Melissa Kaegi Burgey
 
Lutetia <i>Riley</i> Maxwell
Added by: Melissa Kaegi Burgey
 
Lutetia <i>Riley</i> Maxwell
Added by: Paul Hays
 
 
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