I.B. Maxwell

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

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 79 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Bluffton / Llano   Coleman, Concho, Llano, McCulloch, Runnels, San Saba

Terms of Service top

House District 79
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Legislatures: 19th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Bluffton / Llano
Counties in district: Coleman, Concho, Llano, McCulloch, Runnels, San Saba

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • "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.
  • 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.

Other Resources

  • 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. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • 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, historical marker photo. 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.
  • 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.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Historical marker, Isaac Byler Maxwell, Bluffton Cemetery, Llano, Llano County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


  • Photograph. I.B. Maxwell, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Constitutional Amendments  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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