my great great grandfather was John Maxwell. His father was Samuel, both born in Pictou Nova Scotia Canada. John moved down to the U.S. and settled in Woburn/Winchester, Massachusetts. He opened a tanning factory. He had several children among the sons were Samuel, James, George, Milton. Among daughters were Victoria, Mary, Blanche and Fannie. John was married to a Mary. John was born around 1830/31 in Nova Scotia. Mary was born 1832 in Pennsylvania. John's father Samuel Maxwell was also born in Nova Scotia.
Their son Samuel G. moved to Titusville, PA and was superintendent of Queen City Tannery. Their 2 daughters moved to New York.