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Calloway Leander MAXWELL (VETERAN CSA)

Hart ( Bentonville) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Calloway
FIRST SERGEANT
Company C 15 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
April 22, 1842 - January 11, 1929

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, January 17, 1929

MAXWELL, Calloway Leander - The passing of Leander Maxwell on Friday night, January 11, 1929 removes from Benton county its oldest native born son. The 86 years of his long and useful life have seen changes unheard of by his sturdy parents who came here from Tennessee and located in a sparsely settled wilderness that has since grown into the garden spot of Arkansas. Calloway Leander Maxwell was born south of Bentonville April 22, 1842 where he grew to manhood. When a young man he enlisted in the Southern army and served four years as a member of the Fifteenth Arkansas Division. He was in the Battles of Pea Ridge and Farmington in this section and in several engagements in the south. At the close of the war he came home and built a log house on Sugar creek northeast of Bentonville. Into this he took his bride, a second cousin, Miss Matilda Maxwell. To them were born seven children, four of whom are now living: Mrs. Belle Baldwin, who made her home with him for several years; Mrs. Addie P. Casey of Tulsa; W.T. Maxwell of Rogers, president of the Home Building and Loan Association of Fort Smith and Mrs. Maggie Mayhew of Floydada, Texas. Several grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive him. Funeral services were conducted at the Maxwell home Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large number of old friends and relatives. Burial was made in the Hart cemetery south of Bentonville in the community of his childhood.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, January 17, 1929

Leander Maxwell, age 86 years, oldest native born citizen of Benton county, died at his home north of Rogers at eleven o'clock Friday night. Death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Maxwell served four years in the civil war, enlisting in the fifteenth Arkansas regiment, trans-Mississippi department, under General Price and was in the battle of Pea Ridge, Farmington, luka Springs and Corinth. Taken prisoner twice he was confined once in Fort Gibson, later exchanged and again taken, running the "gauntlet" into southern territory. He built his first home of logs, with a mud and rock chimney, on the spot where now stands the beautiful country home "Wildflower" of his son, W.T. Maxwell, and where he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Belle Baldwin. He had lived in this section when there were no buggies in the county, when the old fashioned chain locks were used on wagons and when a tree was tied to the rear wheels of wagons going down steep hills for brakes. He lived to see the private schools turned into public schools and was a pupil of J. Wade Sikes, who died last week. *** Calloway Leander Maxwell was born in Benton county, Arkansas April 12, 1842; died January 11th, 1929. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Belle Baldwin, who has made her home with him for several years; Mrs. Addie P, Casey, widow of former County Clerk I.C. Casey, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Maggie Mayhew, Floydada, Texas and W.T. Maxwell, Rogers, Ark. Several grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive him. One son, Henderson Rush, died in infancy; Rev. J.H. and John D. passed away during the past few years. Funeral services were conducted at the Maxwell home Sunday afternoon and he was laid to rest in the Hart cemetery south of Bentonville in the community of his childhood. Men are measured by the knowledge of them gained by association and acquaintance. Uncle Lee, as he was familiarly known in his community, was but a plain substantial citizen, always met his financial obligations punctually, supported the right as seen by him, loved and provided for his family according to the requirements of the times, enjoyed the confidence of those who knew him best. W.T. Maxwell.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, January 17, 1929

W.T. Maxwell returned to Dallas, Texas Tuesday night after being called here by the illness and death of his father, Lee Maxwell.

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Satureday, January 12, 1929

Leander Maxwell, age 86, died at Wildflower, his home north of Rogers at 11 o'clock last night. Death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Maxwell was the father of W.T. Maxwell, former secretary of the Rogers Community Club, now president of the Home Building and Savings Association of Fort Smith, with branch offices at Dallas, Texas where he and Mrs. Maxwell are now in charge. Death has removed from Benton county in less than a week not only the oldest citizen, J. Wade Sikes but the oldest native of the county by the passing of Mr. Maxwell who was born near Bentonville of parents who migrated to Arkansas from Tennessee. The last 54 years Mr. Maxwell has lived on the same farm on Sugar creek and has the patent from the government for the original 40 acres, a part of the 285-acre tract which he owned until his death. Besides Will T. Maxwell he is survived by Mrs. Addie Casey and Mrs. Mayhew of Texas and Mrs. Belle Baldwin, with whom he has made his home since the death of his wife many years ago and who was Miss Emmeline Maxwell, a second cousin. Mr. Maxwell served four years in the Civil war, enlisting in the Fifteenth Arkansas regiment, Trans-Mississippi Department, under General Price and was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Farmington, luka Springs and Corinth. Taken prisoner twice he was confined once at Fort Gibson, later exchanged and retaken, run the gauntlet, getting into southern territory. He build his first home of logs with a mud and rock chimney, on which now stands "Wildflower," the handsome country home of his son, Will. He knew this section when there wasn't a buggy in all the county, when the old-fashioned chain locks were used on wagons and when a tree was tied to the rear wheels of wagons going down steep hills for brakes. He has lived to see the private schools turned into public schools and was a pupil of J. Wade Sikes. He has seen all the changes in the country from heavy wooded lands where black bears, panthers and wolves roamed and where wild turkey was as common as crows are now. Deeply religious and honest he has never used an oath and has never borrowed a dollar and had acquired a good education even though schools were those days a luxury. Funeral services will be conducted at Wildflower at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be in Hart's cemetery in charge of A.D. Callison.

Marilda
1848 - May 1902

*Obituary
Gentry Journal-Advance
Friday, May 15, 1902

MAXWELL, Emeline - J.R. Maxwell was called Sunday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Emeline Maxwell, which occurred at her home near Bentonville. The remains were laid to rest Monday at 4 o'clock p.m., funeral services being conducted by Rev. Waldrip. Deceased was the mother of Prof. W.T. Maxwell and Mrs. I.C. Casey of Bentonville.

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