FFF~Week #41

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandmother (Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Shanks)

Facts:

  1. Born 13 February 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia.
  2. Betsy was the daughter of William Shanks and Margaret Maddux.
  3. She married David Wood Maxwell on 2 June 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee.
  4. 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.
  5. Died 9 May 1888 in Putnam County, TN.

Info obtained from here.

FFF~Week #40

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandfather (David Wood Maxwell)

Facts:

  1. Born 5 March 1822 near Baxter in Jackson County, Tennessee (now Putnam County).
  2. Married Mary Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Shanks on 2 June 1844 in Jackson County, TN.
  3. Son of Samuel and Martha A. (Patton) Maxwell.
  4. Served in the Civil War for the Confederacy as a private, probably with the 1st Tennessee Light Artillery Battalion.
  5. Died on 24 August 1869 in Putnam County, TN.

Info found here.