Doddridge County Roots

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Simeon MAXSON

Male 1771 - 1840  (69 years)


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  • Name Simeon MAXSON 
    Born 11 Apr 1771  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1828  Middle Island, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Sep 1840  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In a petition to the State Legisture in Richmond dated December 15, 1828, a number of residents of present-day Doddridge County, then Harrison County Virginia, requested that the designated location of an upcoming election be moved from the residence of Simeon Maxson to that of Nathan Davis. A transcription of the handwritten petition is as follows, with minor corrections to spelling and punctuation for ease of understanding:

      To the General Assembly of Virginia:

      We the undersigned inhabitants of Middle Island in Harrison County -- and in the District of a Separate Election to be held at the house of Simeon Maxsons by an act passed in the Legislature 1828, and the people of Middle Island being acquainted with the outlines of the District of said Separate Election -- believe that Maxsons is not near the Center. Wherefore we, your humble petitioners, do pray the Legislature will move the place for holding the Separate Election from Simeon Maxsons to Lewisport or near it, as we believe it will be much convenienter for the settlement, and as in duty bound we will ever pray. ## Capt Davis will be a convenient place.

      /signatures/
      William ?? Davis
      Joshua J. Davis
      Ephraim Bee
      John S. Davis
      Calvin Davis
      Lewis Davis
      Luther Davis
      Nathan J. Davis
      Thomas S. Neely
      Alexander Ireland
      L. Lew H Tave ???
      W. (?) Wraden (?) Davis
      ?? Hickman
      John Jarvis
      Joshua S. Davis
      Gamble Shannon
      William G. Davis
      Binoni Israel
      ?? Archbold
      Ezekiel Bee
      John Kelley
      H. Stout
      Moses Greathouse
      John W. Knight ???
      ??? Davis
      James Davis
      ???
      Nathan Davis
      Samuel ?? Randolph
    Person ID I58482  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2017 

    Family Lydia DAVIS,   b. 1770, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1853, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [3
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth MAXSON,   b. 4 Nov 1792,   d. 31 Jan 1881  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Jacob D. MAXSON,   b. 21 Apr 1802, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1860, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Rebecca I. MAXSON,   b. 1807
    +4. Lydia A. MAXSON,   b. 19 Aug 1811,   d. 19 Oct 1871, Richardson Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F24171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    999999_Petition-of-Middle-Island-Inhabitants-to-Virginia-Legislature_15Dec1828.pdf
    999999_Petition-of-Middle-Island-Inhabitants-to-Virginia-Legislature_15Dec1828.pdf

    Histories
    999999_Ephraim-Bee-and-Early-Doddridge-County-Part1_by-Jennifer-Wilt.txt
    999999_Ephraim-Bee-and-Early-Doddridge-County-Part1_by-Jennifer-Wilt.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    2. [S5] Headstone.

    3. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 15.