Friday, March 16, 2012
General Samuel Bell "Sam" Maxey
Civil War Confederate Major General. Maxey was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Maxey served in the West and led Native Americans troops in Indian Territory. Maxey attended West Point and graduated in 1846, second to last in a class of 59. He was sent immediately to fight in the Mexican War. He fought at the Battle of Cerro Gordo, and he resigned his commission after the war to study law in Kentucky.
After the war, Maxey continued to support his Native American friends when he served in the U.S. Senate and was an outspoken advocate of Indian rights.
Birth: Mar. 30, 1825.
Death: Aug. 16, 1895.
Rice Maxey (1800 - 1878)
Lucy Pope Bell Maxey (1794 - 1866)
Wife: Marilda Cass Denton Maxey (1833 - 1908)
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Paris Lamar County, Texas.