Isaac Byler Maxwell
Full Name: Isaac Byler "Ike" Maxwell
Date of birth: April 20, 1831
Date of death: December 15, 1931
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Bluffton / Llano
Coleman, Concho, Llano, McCulloch, Runnels, San Saba
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- "Texas Town Awaits Fate as Waters Due to Rise," 8/13/1931, p. 7. "I.B. Maxwell or 'Uncle Ike' as he is known throughout Llano and Burnet counties, is 94 years old and probably the oldest resident in Llano county today. He was born on April 17, 1837 in Lottidale, Tennessee . . . In 1884 'Uncle Ike' was elected to the legislature, and advised building the capitol at Austin out of granite instead of soft chalk rock which it had been decided to use. He assured the legislature that Llano and Burnet counties would furnish ample granite with which to complete the work. Being present when the capitol was begun, he placed a silver dollar with his name on it in the corner stone."
The Llano News.
- Obituary, "County's Oldest Citizen Dies," 12/24/1931, p. 1. Married three times, father of nineteen children, "In 1884 elected to the state legislature . . ."
The Llano News.
- Biographical sketch, I.B. Maxwell, p. 42. Born 4/21/1831 in Lottidale County, Tennessee. Former Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner of Llano County, Texas.
Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
- Census of 1880 - Ike Maxwell, Blanco, Llano County, age 43, born circa 1837 in Tennessee, farming.
Census of 1900 - Ike B. Maxwell, Blanco, Llano County, born April 1837 in Tennessee, farmer.
Census of 1910 - Issac B. Maxwell, Llano County, age 72, born circa 1848 in Tennessee, farmer.
Census of 1920 - Isaac B. Maxwell, Llano County, age 82, born circa 1848 in Tennessee, farmer.
- I.B. Maxwell, birth date 4/20/1836 in Tennessee, death date 12/15/1931 in Bluffton, Llano County, Texas.
FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
- I.B. Maxwell (1837-1931), burial in Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, Llano County. Includes portrait, photo of historical marker at graveside.
Find a Grave.
- BLUFFTON, TX. "One of the earliest settlements in the region that was to become Llano County, Bluffton originated when Billy Davis settled on the west bank of the Colorado River in 1852. He was followed by a relative, I. B. Maxwell, in 1853. Maxwell reportedly named the settlement for his hometown, Bluffton, Arkansas, perhaps because of the bluffs facing the new community on the east bank of the Colorado River."
Handbook of Texas Online.
- Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9.
San Saba News.
- Text of historical marker, Isaac Byler Maxwell, Bluffton Cemetery, Llano County.
Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
I.B. Maxwell, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
Committee Information top
This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.
Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.
Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.