3. Robert2 Maxwell (John1) was born bef 1750. Robert died 1818: in Jefferson Co, Oh, at 68 years of age.
He married Emme Scoggin in Penna., about 1770. Emme was born by 1750. Emme(4) was the daughter of John Scoggin. Emme died about 1824: in Jefferson Co, Ohio. [The proof of Emme's surname was provided by Margaret B. Scoggins]
Robert was taxed in in Wayne Twp, Jefferson Co, OH, 1810. Robert was taxed in in Wayne Twp, Jefferson Co, OH, 1812. On 21 March 1791, Robert Maxwell entered a caveat against the probate of a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of John Maxwell dec'd alledging that the same paper was obtained by undue solicitation that the said John Maxwell at the time of signing of the said paper was not of sound mind and memory and that the same paper was not the act and deed of said John Maxwell. Testimony was taken of the witnesses and the suit was dismissed.
Robert Maxwell is taxed on 24 acres, one horse and two cattle in the first state tax in Cumberland Co, Pa, in 1778. In 1779, he has 60 acres and two horse and two cattle. (Penna Archives 3rd series vol 20 pg 108, 238). In the census of 1790, Robt Maxwell was found in West Pennsboro, Cumberland Co, Penna., with one male aged 16 or more, 5 males under 16, and 6 females.
He paid taxes in Dickinson Twp, Cumberland Co, PA, from 1793-1808. He is found on the US Direct Tax list in Dickinson Twp. with a 24x12 wood house on 2 acres and a 40x18 wood barn and a 16x16 workshop all on 298 acres. In 1800, he is found in the census in Dickinson Twp. with 8 persons in his household (11101-10201). [this Dickinson Twp. information provided by Wilmer Maxwell. Dickinson was formed from West Pennsboro in 1785.]
Robert obtained a patent for 80 acres in Jefferson Co., Ohio (the ninth township, third range) dated 13 July 1812. He conveyed this property to his son John Maxwell 22 April 1815 for $320 (deed book E, page 286).
Robert Maxwell and Emme Scoggin had the following children:
11 i. Polly3 Maxwell. She was married to Jacob Mickel.
+ 12 ii. Isabella Maxwell was born by 1775.
+ 13 iii. John Maxwell was born May/June 1777.
+ 14 iv. James Maxwell was born ca 1777.
+ 15 v. Rachel Maxwell was born by 1780.
16 vi. Emmy Maxwell. She was married to Samuel Doyle.
17 vii. Jane Maxwell. She was married to John Doyle.
+ 18 viii. Robert Maxwell was born ca 1785.
19 ix. William Maxwell. He married Isabella.
He resided in Adams Co, Pa. 1824.
+ 20 x. Catherine Maxwell.
+ 21 xi. Thomas Maxwell was born by 1794.
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