Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandmother (Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Shanks)
- Born 13 February 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia.
- Betsy was the daughter of William Shanks and Margaret Maddux.
- She married David Wood Maxwell on 2 June 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee.
- She had 10 children: Martha Ann, Margaret Frances, Joel Whitten, Jane Elizabeth, William Cullom, James Thomas, Tennessee Belle, Laura Josephine, Andrew McClain, and David Wood Jr.
- Died 9 May 1888 in Putnam County, TN.
Info obtained from here.