I am trying to find any families who may be connected to my 4xGr-grandmother Anna MAXWELL (maiden name unknown) who was born in 1772-1775 and who died in Plainfield, NJ in July 1866, age 94. I do not know her husband's name.
In the 1830 Census Anna MAXWELL is between 50-60 years old, living in Westfield, NJ with one unnamed male between 20-30 years of age.
In the 1850 Census she is living with some of her children in Plainfield.
Her daughter was Elsie MAXWELL (born c. 1801 - died Nov. 26, 1880 in Plainfield NJ).
Elsie Maxwell was married to Alex HAMMEAL. Their children are:
William HAMMEAL (born c. 1830) who married Bridget TULLY
Clarkson HAMMEAL (born c. 1837) who married Jane SCHENCK
Mary Jane HAMMEAL (born c. 1821) who married Jacob HOAGLAND.
William HAMMEAL later lived in Brooklyn, NY and I am descended from that line.
The name HAMMEAL later became, in some instances, HAMMELL, HAMMEL, etc.
The first name CLARKSON was carried through several generations and I am wondering if it could be a family name, so there could be a connection to a CLARKSON family.
I have come across several possibilities but nothing that connects definitely with any other MAXWELL family.
Any help is greatly appreciated.