Maxwell, Audley

Migrated with his wife, Hannah Pow­ell, from Massachusetts to South Carolina, and then to a grant of 500 acres of land in the Midway District he named Limerick Plantation in 1748. He was representative from the Midway District to the General Assembly, a tax assessor and collector, and Justice of the Peace. He acquired 13 slaves when their ownership became legal in Georgia. He lived a few years after his wife died in 1776.


Their children were Audley Maxwell Jr., Mary Maxwell, Elizabeth Maxwell, and Rebecca Jane Maxwell. His brothers, James and Thomas Maxwell, both single, migrated from South Carolina to grants of land they received in the district, some of it on the Isle of Wight, in 1751. James Maxwell married (1) Sarah Brown (1760-1761), and (2) Ann Stevens, and their children were James and Audley Maxwell (twins), born in 1766, Elizabeth Maxwell, born in 1768, Joseph Maxwell, born in 1771, James Edward Maxwell, born in 1772, and Joseph Maxwell, born in 1786. Ann Maxwell died in 1788. Thomas Maxwell married Sarah P. Donnom and their one surviving child was William Maxwell, born in 1785.


From “Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia” by Robert Long Groover; Appendix Number 39, Page(s) 224; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office