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Jane Maxwell

Female 1780 -


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  • Born  1770 or 1780 
    • Jane Maxwell Cook's date of birth is undocumented here. According to researcher Cynthia Ventorini (dec. 2005) as transcribed by Annette Maxwell,
      "...George Cook was listed in the 1850 census as 87 years old and living with his son George and his family. I cannot find George Cook in census records prior to 1810. The 1840 FC lists a female as between 50-60, so Jane must have died between 1840 and 1850. Her birthdate would have been between 1780-1790."

      Further, several researchers have indicated that Jane was underage when she was married, and required her father's permission. If, as can be inferred from the 1840 Federal Census, she was born in 1780, she would have been 16 when she married in 1796. I have listed her date of marriage as 20 Dec. 1796, but I'm not certain where that date came from.


      It may be inferred that Jane Maxwell Cook died before the 1850 Census was taken.
    Gender  Female 
    Person ID  I2069  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  14 May 2010 

    Father  Adam Maxwell,   b. 1752, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1837, N. Buffalo, Armstrong County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Elizabeth Wallace,   b. Abt 1765 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Family ID  F613  Group Sheet

    Family  George William Cook,   b. 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married  20 Dec 1796  Cumberland County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Cook,   b. 18 Mar 1806, Walker's Mills Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1857, Manorville, Armstrong Co., Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Jeremiah Cook,   b. 1814, Kitanning Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Cook,   b. 1800
     4. John Cook,   b. 1800
     5. George Cook,   b. 1806, 1808 or 1810, Armstrong County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Adam Cook
     7. William Cook
     8. Alexander Cook
     9. Robert Cook,   b. 1823
     10. Andrew Jackson Cook,   b. 1828
     11. Thomas Cook,   b. 1825
     12. Samuel Cook,   b. 1810
    Last Modified  8 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F612  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1796 - Cumberland County, Pa Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Transcript of Adam Maxwell's Last Will and Testament
    Transcript of Adam Maxwell's Last Will and Testament
    Written and signed in 1820
    Estate Petition on Behalf of Adam Maxwell, dec'd
    Estate Petition on Behalf of Adam Maxwell, dec'd
    Petition filed by Mahlon White, et al, for a valuation of the estate of Adam Maxwell. Despite the existance of a will, Maxwell is claimed herein to have died intestate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S118990] SSAR National Registry, A. Howard Clark, (collated and edited by), (Louis H. Cornish, New York), 333.
      "...great-grandson of George and Jane (Maxwell) Cook; great'-grandson of Adam Maxwell, Lieutenant Penna. Line; great'-grandson of Jeremiah Cook, private Crawford's Regt;"
      In the SAR listing for Samuel McNewl Schall, Chicago ILL (SAR #11657)George Cook is cited as above.

    2. [S118990] SSAR National Registry, A. Howard Clark, (collated and edited by), (Louis H. Cornish, New York), 333.
      great-grandson of George and Jane (Maxwell) Cook; great'-grandson of Adam Maxwell, Lieutenant Penna. Line; great'-grandson of Jeremiah Cook, private Crawford's Regt;

    3. [S118991] Maxwell, Adam, "Estate Administration Document".
      " ... Humbly represents that Adam Maxwell died intestate, on or about this 15th day of May last leaving a widow and five sons to (act?) William Maxwell of the County of ______ in the state of Ohio, James, David, and John of the County of Armstrong, and Elizabeth of the County of Armstrong, Sarah intermarried with Benjamin White of Coshocton County, Ohio. Jane intermarried with George Cook of Armstrong..."