First Generation

1. John1 Maxwell was born bef 1725. John died March 1791: in York Co, Pa, at 66 years of age.

He married Isobel McGrew. Isobel was born bef 1727. Isobel was the daughter of John McGrew and not sure which wife. Isobel died Sept 1794: in York Co, PA, at 67 years of age. Isbel Maxwell of Tyrone Twp, York Co, PA made her will on 31 Aug 1794. It was probated Sept 1794. She named sisters Margret Mitchel and Mary Dods; niece Isabell McGrew; Mary Maxwell, wife to James; Isabel Maxwell wife to John; Eme Maxwell wife to Robert; and several grandchildren. The witnesses were Alex McGrew and Sarah Dods. Isabel appointed her trusty friend Finley McGrew as executor. The lists of Christ's Church members who pledged to contribute annually to support a minister to be sent to them in 1748. Archibald and Alexander McGrew are on the same lists [thanks to Margaret Scoggins for info from Adams County History vol 5, 1999 by Adams Co Hist Soc.]

In 1783, the York Co, Penna., taxables included John Maxwell of Tyrone Twp with 150 acres, 3 horses, 4 horned cattle, 7 sheep, 2 mills, 1 dwelling house, 1 barn, 1 outhouse, 2 inhabitants, 2 negroes for a value of L254.7.0, tax L7.8.4. [per Genealogical Reports for the Historical Soceity of York County, vol XXIII p.226]

. The will of John Maxwell is dated 25 July 1785 and was proved 22 May 1792. John Maxwell of Tyrone Twp, York Co, Pa, names his wife Izabel Maxwell, eldest son James (resident of Tyrone Twp), son Robert (of West Pensburg, Cumberland Co, PA), son John, and grandchildren John & Izabel of James, and John of John.. "Brother-in-law" Alexander Mc Grew and eldest son James Maxwell were named executors. [Liber H, p. 328]

John Maxwell and Isobel McGrew had the following children:

child + 2 i. James2 Maxwell was born bef 1747.

child + 3 ii. Robert Maxwell was born bef 1750.

child + 4 iii. John Maxwell was born bef 1759.

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