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From: "Nesbitt" <>
Subject: HUGH MAXWELL (April 14, 1800 to April 1, 1860)
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 13:36:11 -0500
I seek information on the above Hugh Maxwell who immigrated from County Down
to PA in 1830. His wife was Agnes Graham Maxwell.
Kansas City USA
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Subject: [MAXWELL-L] Fwd: ADAIR, MAXWELL, McCULLOCH, HOUSTON
> Subject: Adair, McDowell, Maxwell, McCulloch & Houston
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> Surnames: Adair, McDowell, Maxwell, McCulloch, Houston
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> William Maxwell, b. 1687 Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
> (son of William Maxwell of Falkland and Anne Walker),
> Baptised 30 Dec 1697 at Tynan, Co Armagh.
> In 1715 captured at Preston, England in the uprising to restore James
> Stuart to the throne of England. Tried in London, sentenced to be
> transported to the Colonies. In 1716 he landed in Yorktown, VA.
> 8 Oct 1726 in Boston he was reunited with his family who had sailed from
> Portrush, Ireland.
> He received grants of land and held positions of authority in North
> Old North Church in Boston has a pew with his name still on it.
> Wm Maxwell mc.1740 Elizabeth McClendon bc.1720 Johnston Co, NC, d. 1762,
> children :
> 1. James Maxwell
> 2. Harry Maxwell
> 3. Robert Maxwell
> 4. William Maxwell II, b. 15 Oct 1749 in Co Tyrone, Ireland (??);
> ....d. 1784 Duplin Co, NC;
> ....m. 24 Aug 1769 in Duplin Co to Elizabeth Grason Croom.
> 5. John Maxwell, b. 1756.
> 6. Arthur Maxwell, b. 1760.
> 7. Hugh Maxwell, b. 9 Feb 1762.
> Dr. William Houston b. 1715 possibly at Castle Craig, County Antrim,
> (son of William Houston, High Sheriff of Co. Antrim)
> died 1795 in Duplin Co, NC.
> mc.1735 Anna Jones b.1715, (dau of Griffith Jones) d. in Duplin Co, NC.
> Children :
> 1. William Houston
> 2. Henry Houston
> 3. George Houston
> 4. ............... Houston
> 5. Griffith Houston, b. 1740 in Duplin Co, NC; dc.1799 in Duplin Co, NC.
> 6. Samuel Houston, born 1755.
> His father's sister, Helen Houston, married Henry McCulloh, a wealthy
> London merchant. Henry McCulloch was possibly born at Croggan, Parish of
> Drummaul, co. Antrim, near the Houston family. The McCulloch family were
> friends of O'Neill of Shane's Castle, Parish of Drummaul, co Antrim, just
> north of the town of Antrim.
> In 1738 William Houston came to America with his uncle's (Henry McCulloch
> / McCullough / McCulloh) family, landing in Charleston, SC in May of that
> By July 1738 , they moved to Wilmington where Henry McCulloh became one of
> the largest landholders in the Colony. He was granted over 1,000,000 acres
> of land by George II. This land was mainly in Anson and Mecklenburg Co, NC
> and York Co., SC. There were 1000 acres in present day Duplin County, NC.
> Henry McCulloch left for England in 1745 never to return and after his
> William Houston managed his uncle's affairs in the Colony
> William Houston made his home on the Duplin Co. grant and named his
> plantation Sacreta, after the Villa Henry McCulloh / McCulloch had in
> Northern Italy.
> William Houston was Duplin County's first representative to the House of
> Commons. He served in that post from 1749 until 1765. In 1765 Governor
> Tryon apointed him Stamp Master for the Colony. There is some controversy
> on whether he was aware of the appointment, but upon his arrival in
> Wilmington to accept the post, he was apprehended by a mob and forced to
> resign. His resignation letter is in the State Archives in Raleigh. In the
> letter, he seems to gladly resign, stating that he would "accept no post
> that was against the will of the people".
> During the Revolution, he was Justice of the Peace for Duplin Co. NC.
> In 1787 he petitioned the State for clear title to his uncle's property
> which was granted.
> William Houston dc. 1800 and is buried near his home on a high bluff
> overlooking the Cape Fear River.
> This Houston family are possibly connected to the Adair family of
> and to the McCulloch and Houston families near the Parish of Whithorn,
> Wigtownshire, Scotland
> Did any Adairs emigrate with the Maxwell, McCulloch, or Maxwell families ?
> Shirley Walsh