The Maxwells of Hampton, IL circa 1900

Hi! and welcome to the start of our Maxwell family history.

We are just getting started with this chapter and for now it is combined with several other web sites in the same hosting software package. This is the e107 GNU - GPL package with modificstions by Michael Anderson of Florida
We have two new URL's that are redirected to this start page . Eventually one of them will be discontinued after we have a conclave to determine which one the famile would like to work with. They are and
Not much has been added to this chapter yet but there is a 200 page volume of the Maxwell history that will gradually be included, one paragraph at a time.


Cousin James Maxwell and his wife Hannah sent the Administrator a very comprehensive volume of the Maxwell history. I will be taking information from that book and adding it to the pages of this on line edition. The book is about 200 pages and hand assembled. This will take many moons to complete.

We plan to go forward and then look into the past history of both James E Maxwell and his wife, Selma.

To start James worked the Mississippi River in the area of the quad cities of Moline, Rock Island and East Moline, IL and Davenport, IA. In his final years he was the master of the government stern wheeler the ELLEN.

The Maxwell's home along the banks of the Mississippi River at Hampton, Illinois was a stately two story home with a widow's watch lookout atop the flat roof. We don't know if it was ever used but when the roof was replaced, unfortunately that small room was taken down.

The Maxwell family about 1930


Olive, D Richard and Charmian (back row)
Selma and Captain James E Maxwell


The government vessel, the Ellen, Piloted by Captain Maxwell,
taken in the early part of the twentieth century.

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