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Christian S. Maxson
Lodomillo Twp.

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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