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 Elizabeth Trippe <I>Maxwell</I> Dearth

Elizabeth Trippe Maxwell Dearth

Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 1832 (aged 74-75)
Monroe County, Ohio, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 64927983 · View Source
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Elizabeth and Randolph were married 1777 and they were the parents of:

Sarah "Sally"/1778 (Mrs Elijah Stephen; 2) William Dement
William/1780 m. Susan Williams; 2) Eliza Huff
Nancy/1782 (Mrs John Brister)
Elizabeth/1784 (Mrs John Stephen)
Maxwell/24 May 1787 m. Tamar Hibbs
Randolph/22 Jul 1795 m. Elizabeth Baird

Elizabeth MAXWELL, was born in 1757 in Charles Co, MD. She died in 1832 in Seneca Twp, Monroe Co, OH. Elizabeth married Randolph in 1777. She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Maxwell, early settlers of the county.

She was an intelligent and well educated woman for her day. Her life was made up of unnumbered acts of kindness, deeds of charity, kind words and living counsels as written by William H. Dearth in his manuscript. He wrote " Golden treasures to the living are pleasant memories of those who have lived life full well, and in ripened years of advanced age have passed from the weak bonds of frail mortality and the scenes of their earthly labors to life immortal, and to the world of eternal blessedness . Such was the life and departure from earth of Elizabeth Death. She was quiet, gentle and patient, never neglecting a duty nor failing in an act of kindness, or lacking on any occasion in any courtesy of life."

In Maryland Colony where Elizabeth spent her childhood years were to be found many remains of both the Mound Builders and the Indians. Through the Death lands there was an Indian trail towards the west, while at the Bald Frier Rocks along the Deer Creek valley in Maryland an Indian tribe made their home.

Colonial records state Elizabeth Trippe Maxwell, daughter of George Maxwell married General John Swan July 12, 1787. Her last son with Randolph Dearth was born May 20, 1787. John Swan died in 1824. She with her son, William, and daughters, Nancy and Sarah, moved to Washington County (now Monroe County, Ohio) and located in what is now Seneca Township, near the present village of Malaga abut 1830 where she died in 1832. The mystery is whether she divorced Randolph Dearth and married John Swan immediately after her last son was born. Randolph did not die until 1810. Most Dearth records do not show her marriage to John Swan.

On September 19, 1831 she wrote a letter to her children in Pennsylvania saying that daughters Nancy Brister and Sally Dement had died. She asked that they come and take her back to Pennsylvania in a small wagon, which never occurred, as she died in 1832 in Seneca Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

("Index to Pennsylvania's Colonial Records", Dr. Mary Dunn 1992, 2nd Edition, Elizabeth Maxwell 16:380; "Colonial Dames of America". Submitted by Joyce Larsen,a relative in this line. July 2014)

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