Simeon W Maxwell b. 1828 and John Smith Maxwell b. 1831 were sons of Henry Maxwell and Jemima Smith.
These brothers married sisters.
The sisters were Margaret/Marguerite E Brister b. 1830 and Emily Jane b. 1846 , they were daughters of Alison Curtis Brister and Martha Mariah Tynes.
Simeon and Margaret/Marguerite parented 8 children : Mollie, Frances Elizabeth "Lizzie", Manda M Sophia, William Simeon "Billy", Martha A, John Benson, Emeline "Emma" and Sarah.
Simeon served in the C.S.A 1861-1865 in the 33rd Mississippi Regiment as found on application for Military headstone dated 19 Feb 1940.
John Smith Maxwell (my great grandfather) and Emily Jane Brister parented 7 children: William E, Amanda Marie, John Edward, James E, Oatis L, Thomas C and Smith (died as an infant).