I am searching for the family of William. His father was Richard Maxwell and his mother was Ruthy Hodge. William was born in Ill. 1820 and Richard died in 1821. I have been pointed in the direction of Ohio as a possibility. William was born in Shawneetown, Ill. Richard might have a brother named David Maxwell who was a sherrif in a town close to Shawneetown. A sister named Elizabeth who married Robert Peeples or Peebles.