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Elizabeth Rebecca Anderson Maxey

Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Death 1865 (aged 74–75)
Burial Brown County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 25387700 · View Source
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Elizabeth Rebecca Anderson married Jacob Maxey on 24 Nov 1910 in Garrard Co., KY and they were the parents of James Maxey, Mary Rebecca (Maxey) Nichols, George Maxey, and their other children identified in the family links below.

Elizabeth was a sister of Rachel Anderson, Catherine Anderson, Hannah (Anderson) Denton, and her other siblings identified in the family links below.

Son James was born in 1812 in Garrard Co., KY. James was married two times. He married: (1) Phoebe Lear on 22 Nov 1838 in Fulton Co., IN; and (2) Susan _____.

Daughter Mary was born in 1816 in Garrard Co., KY and married Nathaniel D. Nichols on 22 Nov 1842 in Fulton Co., IN. They were the parents of Nancy J. (Nichols) Street.

Son George was born in 1822 in Garrard Co., KY and married Elizabeth Folke on 12 Feb 1845 in Fulton Co., IN. They were the parents of Dixon Maxey.

Biography: In 1792 Mary (Lear) Anderson was washing clothes on a rock in the creek, with baby Elizabeth nearby. The child was seized and carried off by a Shawnee squaw. The Indians had begun a raid in the area and it was impossible to recover little Elizabeth. She was about 16 when she was found by some Ky. long-hunters in northern Indiana. She was married to a Shawnee and had a baby named Lemon or Lemone. The baby was wearing a gold chain with a locket that had the initials E.A. One of the hunters recognized it as the locket Betsey was wearing when kidnapped. He told her in Shawnee who she was, and she and her baby slipped away with the hunter. They took her to her parents, but Lemon died on the way. In 1810 she married Jacob Maxey and they moved later to Fulton Co., Ind.

In 1851 Maxey died and Betsey was left in poverty. Her children could not, or would not keep her. Her brother Joseph Anderson, who lived nearby, sent word to his brothers James and George who went by wagon and took Betsey back to Brown Co., Ind., along with three old sisters of Jacob Maxey's. George Anderson died in 1858. In the 1860 census Betsey and the Maxey sister were living with George's widow Elizabeth (Cotton) Anderson.

About 1855 it was learned that the government was making payments to some Indians whose land had been confiscated, so George and James Anderson hired an attorney and neighbor named Mayberry Skidmore to process a claim for Betsey. Nothing happened and they thought Skidmore was crooked. Actually, Betsey was not eligible for a claim because she was not an Indian and her son who would have been eligible, was dead.

Source: Paul & Geneva Kelley, The Kelley Files, Jacob Maxey record, Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 West Main Cross Street, Edinburgh, Johnson Co., IN 46124

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  • Created by: Mark E. Wirey
  • Added: 19 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25387700
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Rebecca Anderson Maxey (10 Mar 1790–1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25387700, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mark E. Wirey (contributor 46919974) .