Abraham Maxim

MAXIM, Abraham. b. Carver, Maine, 3 January 1773; d. Palmyra, Maine, 28 March 1829. He was a composer and singing master, best known for his collection, The Northern Harmony. Abraham Maxim was the son of John Maxim (1745-1827) and Martha Norris Maxim (1750-1813). He married Anna Merrill (1780-1876) on 11 September 1801 in Turner, Maine, and the couple had seven children.  In a biographical sketch of Abraham Maxim, S. P. Cheney wrote in 1878 that he had received two sources of information. One was a ‘recent letter from Mr. John Maxim of South Carver, Mass., the youngest brother…’ and the other was an old letter written by Abraham himself, dated 20 December 1815. In the former Abraham was...

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