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Title: Samuel Galbraith Maxwell (1786-1839), son of Sir John Maxwell & Katheryn Sterling Tillinghast
Posted by: Mike Maxwell
Date: 05 February 2022

Hello -- Another researcher and I are trying to find out more about the line of Samuel Galbraith Maxwell.  There is the following quote from the book:  Eliot, S.A. 1918. Biographical history of Massachusetts, Vol 9. Massachusetts Biographical Society; Boston, MA.

There are so many names in the quote that it seems like it should be easy to find out more.  But, no.  I cannot find out anything else about Sir John Maxwell and his wife Katheryn Sterling Tillinghast.

Anyone have any information?

From Eliot (1918) [no page numbers in the book]:

"JOHN MAXWELL was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, June 26,1829, and died August 14, 1908. He was the son of Samuel Galbraith Maxwell, (1786-1839) and Anna Livingston (Blair) Maxwell.

"Samuel Galbraith Maxwell was a financier. He was the son of Sir John Maxwell (1758-1842), one of the distinguished orators of his day, and of Katheryn Sterling (Tillinghast) Maxwell. His wife was the daughter of Bradford Jefferson Blair (1762-1817) and Rebecca Dorcas (Craig) Blair, who emigrated from their native Scotland in 1787 and settled in Philadelphia."

Mike Maxwell

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