Our family tree is through William and Elizabeth Maxwell. We have a similar story regarding the father Maxwell being killed by indians. Our story describes that the children survived by hiding in the hollow log. They also talk about the family bible being hidden, then split in to, one half to the boy, the other to the girl. The half to the boy was in my family possesion until around 1980. It did not contain the birth records, the other girls half did. No one here knows what happened to the girls half.