Bio: Heaslett, Maxwell (History - 1844)

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----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 346-347

MAXWELL HEASLETT, of section 26, Eaton Township, Clark County, was born thirty miles southeast of Quebec, Canada, April 16, 1844, the son of William and Mary (Maxwell) Heaslett, both natives of County Armagh, Ireland, the former born in the year 1814, and the latter in 1815. They now live with their son, the subject of this sketch. Of their ten children, six are still living: William, Sarah, Andrew, Maxwell, Margaret and Robert. A daughter, Jane was married and removed to Upper Canada, but has not been heard from for twenty years.

Maxwell Heaslett was reared on a farm, and received but a limited education. He came to the United States in the fall of 1868, stopping first in Neillsville, where he worked in the pineries and in Hewitt's mill for two years. Since that time he has worked in the pineries during the winters, and drove logs and farmed in the spring and summers. He settled on his present farm of eighty acres in the spring of 1878, and has since cleared thirty-nine acres.

Mr. Heaslett was married May 15, 1878, to Emma E. Hewett, who was born in Essex County, New York, September 3, 1858, the daughter of George (now deceased) and Maria (Magoon) Hewett. The mother was born in Lower Canada, May 30, 1831, and now lives with her children the father was born in Essex County, New York, August 31, 1808, and came to this county in 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Heaslett have two children: Ethel C., born March 22, 1879, and Harry, September 17, 1880. Both Mr. Heaslett and wife were members of the Methodist Church, and the former is a Republican politically.



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