Maxey, John C. (Maxy, Maxcy)

Born: 1814-11-22 Bowling Green, Kentucky

Died: 1892-12-03 Springfield, Illinois

Alternate name: Maxy

John C. Maxey moved to Springfield, Illinois, in the late 1830s and was engaged in the livery business. In 1835, he married Farnetta C. Lloyd, with whom he had six children. Maxey held numerous local offices and served on the board of supervisors for Sangamon County. In 1850, Maxey and John Craddock launched an express delivery service between Springfield and Saint Louis, Missouri.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 484-85; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 28 May 1846, 3:3; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 16 July 1850, 3:1; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 2:1089.