Christian S. Maxson, farmer, P.
O. Edgewood, son of Ephraim and Mary (Smith) Maxson,
natives of Virginia. They moved to Ohio and lived there
many years. In 1852 they moved to Clayton County, Ia.,
and Ephraim died here in 1859. Christian was born in
Indiana, Oct. 18, 1842. He was educated in Iowa, and has
followed farming, with the exception of about three years
at carpenter's work. He now owns 204 acres of land, a
part in Clayton County, on section 33, and a part where
he lives, across the line in Delaware County. In 1865 he
married Clarrissa Fisher. There were three children by
this union, one living--Mary Matilda. On Nov. 3, 1872,
Clarrissa died, and in 1877 he married Mrs. Lorana
Newman, nee Bush, widow of J. Wesley Newman, of this
county. There was one child by this marriage--Mary
Elmira, born in 1869. Since her marriage to Mr. Maxson
there have been two children--Clara Bell and Daisy. Mrs.
M. is a member of the Congregationalist church. Mr. M.
votes the Republican ticket. Mr. Maxson enlisted in the
Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers, Company B, Captain
Crook. He served three years, and was in seven of the
hard-fought battles--Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big
Black, Vicksburg and several others. He was discharged at
New Orleans in 1865, and although where bullets flew
thick he was not wounded.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 896-897
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