Jefferson County Biographies
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Maxon, Edgar C., was born in the town of Adams, July 26, 1857, a son of P. S.
Maxon, also a native of Adams, born April 3, 1831, and his parents, Jesse and Betsey (Brown) Maxon, came to Jefferson
county in 1829 and bought a farm near Adams Center, Jesse Maxon being one of the founders of the Seventh Day Baptist
church. P. S. Maxon was a carpenter and farmer and manufacturer of cheese. He married Amy L. Gould, and served
his town as assessor for eighteen years, and supervisor in 1896 and 1897. Edgar C. Maxon was educated in the common
schools and in 1876 came to Adams Center and engaged in mercantile pursuits; in 1891 he engaged in the milling
business, flour, feed and coal. In 1878 he married Vinalla White, and they have two sons, Harry P. and Frank S.
Mr. Maxon is one of the con servative men of his town, taking an intelligent interest in school and church matters
and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, who has received and merited the respect of his associates.
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898