She was from Coldstream (formerly Lennel), Berwick, Scotland. Ann Maxwell probably met AMW, her sisters Eliza and Alicia, and Scottish cousin Ann Clunie at Berwick when young. She married Dr Robert Maxwell of Dumfrieshire. Her daughter married James Scott Aspinwall, an influential merchant of New York.
She lived with her daughter and son-in-law for some time at Nyack, NY.