The Maxson Family Association was formed in 2000 to foster awareness, dialog, and research about the Maxson family across the USA. The Maxson name traces back to the records of First Church of Boston. There, an English blacksmith named Richard Magson is recorded in 1634 as the servant of one James Everill. Subsequent records identify Richard by the Maxson name. Richard is believed to be the progenitor of all (or nearly so) the Maxsons in the USA today. (The name Maxon – without the “s” – is a spelling variation that is also widely associated with Richard.)
Richard signed the Portsmouth Compact in 1639, becoming a founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Maxson family members dedicated a new stone commemorating Richard’s presence at the new colony. A ceremony at Founders Brook Park in Portsmouth was held with Richard’s descendants and representatives of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, May 24, 2009.
About the Website
This web site is being reconstructed on a modern platform. Please bear with us. This website will contain writings, images and links about the people who are Richard’s legacy. To the extent possible, information that is presented on this site, in the Maxson Family Association Newsletter and in the writings and publications of members is carefully researched and documented. This website is intended to be a resource of geneological information, family stories, and history regarding all things Maxson. Participation is encouraged. The Maxson Family Association always welcomes corrections, clarifications and challenges to the knowledge gathered by the association’s members and made available on this website.
This website will be enhanced with more information organized by topic in the coming months. Suggestions and submissions are welcome; contact the Webmaster. Initial categories include Maxson History, Reunions, Newsletters, Commemorations, Places, Social Network and Contacts.