I am responding to your message because at this time the FORUM does not allow me to send a new message. My MAXTON family is not of Lancaster, PA as far as I know unless Lancaster is in Berks Co. I don't know. This is all I know about my MAXTON family ancestors, but I note that you say yours went to OH, so there may be a connection. Seek additional information. Audrey
Descendants of Amos MAXTON
Generation No. 1
1. AMOS2 MAXTON (???1) was born 20 Nov 1820 in Fleetwood/Coxtown, Ruskmaner Twp., Berks Co., PA, and died 10 Aug 1896 in Miami Co., OH. He married NANCY BEARD 01 Sep 1846 in Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH, daughter of JOHN BEARD and ELIZABETH FOX. She was born 20 Mar 1826 in Vandalia, Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH, and died 19 Dec 1909 in Piqua, Miami Co., OH.
Notes for AMOS MAXTON:
In 1850 Amos, a farmer, and his family lived in Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH. Living with the family in 1850 was Adaline MILLER, 11y b OH & William CASTLE, 24y old laborer, b OH. In 1860, Amos 45y old farmer, b PA, & his wife, Nancy, 28y, b OH, was living in Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., OH with P.O. as Sidney, OH at 129/343, with real estate valued at $1800 & Personal Property valued at $450; with these having gone to school within the year: Catharine 13y, John 13y, Montgomery 12y, Martha 7y, and young Amos Franklin MAXTON was only 2y. All children were born in OH. Amos & Nancy lived in Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., OH at the time of the 1880 Federal Census. They eventually moved to Miami Co., OH. There are 13 burials on the Amos MAXTON family plot, Lot 85, in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami Co., OH.
Children of AMOS MAXTON and NANCY BEARD are:
2. i. CATHERINE MARY3 MAXTON, b. 12 Jun 1847, Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH; d. Jun 1923.
3. ii. MONTGOMERY "GUM" MAXTON, b. 27 Jun 1848, Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH; d. 1934.
iii. JOHN VALENTINE MAXTON, b. 26 Aug 1849, Vandalia, Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH; d. 17 Nov 1935, Piqua, Miami Co., OH.
4. iv. MARTHA ELIZABETH MAXTON, b. 13 Sep 1852, Butler Twp., Montgomery Co., OH; d. 02 Jun 1930, Piqua, Miami Co., OH. Martha is buried as Mrs. Martha MAXTON as she had a son born out of wedlock, and never married.
v. AMOS FRANKLIN "FRANK" MAXTON, b. 18 Feb 1858, Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., OH; d. 1934, Piqua, Miami Co., OH; m. ELIDA KEPLINGER, 17 Jan 1884, Shelby Co., OH; b. ca 1869, OH; d. 1914.
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