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MEMORIAL 



OF THE 



BAXTER FAMILY 



FROM DATES AND .MINUTES COLLECTED BY 



J< )SEPH NICKERS< )N BA XTEK, 

OF BOSTON. 

Harvard, A. B., A. M., 1875; Boston University Lac- School, /,. L. B., 
I87'j; .Vassarhusetts and Boston Bar, 1876. 






BOSTON: 
P B IM T E I> F K THE KAMI I. Y. 

18 7 9. 



MEMORIAL 



OF THE 



BAXTER FAMILY 

FROM DATES AND MINUTES COLLECTED BY 



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JOSEPH NICKERSON BAXTER, 

OF BOSTON". 

Harvard, A. B., A. M., 1875; Boston University Law School, L. L. B., 
187G; Massachusetts and Boston Bar, 1S7C. 




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BOSTON: 
PRINTED FOR THE FAMILY, 

1879. 



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BOSTON" : 
TRESS OF W. L. UELAND AND SOX, 

4 Post-Office Square. 



ADDRESS. 



Some two years since we undertook the task of collecting 
material for a Baxter Genealogy. Our friend, Henry J. 
Martin, of New York city, who had been collecting, for 
twenty years, towards a Martin-Baxter Genealogy, gave us 
warnins and encouragement at the same time, for which 
we thank him ; better than that, he has repeatedly sent us 
data. 

It is next to impossible to get answers to letters, even 
when we enclose a stamp for return. Some persons imagine 
we are scheming lawyers, about to get some property in Eng- 
land or Prussia away from them, the heirs, — of course the 
property is valued at millions, — and they take no notice of 
our appeals for data. We have thought that the production 
of this pamphlet, loaded down with errors as it is, which you 
will please correct, will show how much, or rather how little 
is known, and give the "oldest inhabitant" a chance to tell 
what he knows and the author don't know. We hope that 
some juvenile Baxter will take a note book in hand, and 
when the "o. i." opens his or her mouth note everything said, 
and send the same to Boston direct. 

It is a shame that this matter has been so neglected ! In 
one case we were able to give a Baxter two bits of informa- 
tion : first, that his mother was married twice ; second, that 
his father had fifteen children, five more than he ever heard 
of before. We verified our information by records, and he 
came to the conclusion there was " something in a genealogy 
after all." 



4 ADDRESS. 

We would call attention to the fact that blanks are to be 
filled up, and also, that to find all that is known about any 
person, it will be necessary to refer to the small numbers as 
well as the capitals. The only way in which any approach 
to accuracy can be made is by each one sending corrections 
to the author, who will preserve and note the same with the 
view of producing a large, finely bound, and illustrated Bax- 
ter Genealogy. That these fragments do not amount to 
such we are well aware. We hope that kind consideration 
will remember that the author's profession makes such de- 
mands on his time that what is given to outside matters is 
either stolen, or taken from the hours sacred to Morpheus. 

We would express our hearty thanks for the aid and 
encouragement afforded us by Col. J. H. Baxter and M. L. 
Baxter, of Washington, D. C. ; Dr. Edwin C. Baxter, of Al- 
bany, N. Y. ; Henry J. Martin, of New York ; Gen. H. H. 
Baxter and J. N. Baxter, Esq., of Rutland, Vt. ; Miss Shat- 
tuck, daughter of Lemuel Shattuck, Esq., late deceased, of 
Boston ; Hon. James P. Baxter, of Portland, Me. ; William T. 
Davis, Town Clerk of Yarmouth, Mass., and Right Hon. Wil- 
liam Edward Baxter, M. P., of Forfar, near Dundee, Scotland. 

We have several coats of arms and escutcheons in our pos- 
session, but have thought it best not to publish them till in 
the larger work. 

A word as to the origin of the name, and we have done. 

William Baxter, nephew of Rev. Richard Baxter, of Eng- 
land, derives Bagster, Backster (so spelled in Fox's Roll of 
Marian Martyrs) or Baxter, "from the word Baecester (ba- 
ker), the sign among the ancient Britons of high nobility." 
Piers Plowman speaks of "baksteres and brewesteres." I 
find " Elias, le Baxter," Ralph, le, Bakster," and " Geliana, le 
Bacster." Capgrave, B. C, 205, uses the word Baxter, a 
female baker. 



ADDRESS. 5 

The several branches of the family are not connected be- 
cause of the obscurity of the antecedents of the " Three Tol- 
land County Baxter brothers, in Connecticut." The Baxters 
from Cape Cod went to Tolland and vicinity, in revolutionary 
Avar times, and Thomas Baxter, over a century before, in 
1653 ; described as of New London and resident in Connect- 
icut, settled at Yarmouth, on Cape Cod, about 1670. The 
Rutland, Vt., Baxters came from Nova Scotia, and, revolu- 
tionary tories, ran to Nova Scotia in 1777. 

From the connection of these families with the Quincy, 

Mass., Baxters, it is seen that the "missing link" is not far 

away. Trusting we shall receive a deluge of correction and 

information, 

We remain, 

THE AUTHOR. 

120 Boylston Street, Boston. 
January 1, 1879. 



MEMORIAL. 



THE BAXTERS of England have been often raised to 
rank, and held noble positions of honor and trust; and 
inasmuch as those of the name, both in England and America, 
have very often been rich and educated, it seems strange 
that no one has undertaken the task of giving the family the 
benefit and stimulus of a history or genealogical record. 



QUINCY, MASS., BAXTERS. 

The first charter of Massachusetts Bay was granted by 
Charles I, and bears date March 4, 1629. It recites letters 
patent of James I, dated November 3, 1620, granting to the 
Council established at Plymouth, in the county of Dover, for 
the planting, ordering, ruling, and governing of New England 
in America, all that part of America, from latitude 40° to 48°, 
from sea to sea. 

In 1625 Capt. Wollaston, with thirty persons, settled Mount 
Wollaston, near Braintree, but abandoned it; and Morton, 
whom the people seized and sent to England from Plymouth, 
called it Merry Mount. 

In 1634 the inhabitants of Boston met and chose seven men 
to divide the Town Lands among them ; on September 3, 
1634, the General Court at Newton decided to add Mount 
Wollaston and Rumney Marsh to Boston. 

In 1636 grants were made to settlers at Mount Wollaston, 
which was incorporated in 1640 as the Town of Braintree. 
Among the grantees of 1636 was Henry .Adams. 



8 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Henry Adams, jr., first town clerk of Braintree, records 
first his own marriage, and second that of Joseph Adams, his 
brother (d. 1694), and Abigail Baxter (d. Aug. 27, 1692), 
Nov. 26, 1^50. Gravestones of Joseph and Abigail still stand 
in Quincy. 



1. GREGORY BAXTER. Of this branch in America 
we first hear of the name of Gregory Baxter, who probably 
came over with Winthrop, or certainly in the fleet with him, 
from England, lie was one of the first settlers of Roxbnry, 
in 1630. He was probably still in Roxbury when his son 
John was born, in 1639. He then moved to Braintree, and 
settled in that part then called Ruggles Point, afterwards 
Bent's Point, but now called Quincy Point. He was there 
in 1610. In 1613 the Boston Records show power given to 
Goodman Basse and Goodman Backster, both of Braintree, to 
buy the overplus in the Three Hill Meadow there. 

In 1631 he was admitted a Freeman ; March 6, 1631, was 
the date of his oath. 

Gregory Baxter was a contemporary of the Rev. Richard, 
of England, though the latter was born at Rowton, England, 
in 1615, and it is not improbable that Gregory came from the 
same neighborhood ; indeed, Gregory is thought by some, 
and tradition holds that he was as near a relative as brother, 
but of this I have not yet ascertained the truth. Gregory 
married Margaret Paddy, the sister of William Paddy, of 
Plymouth, a very distinguished man in that vicinity, his 
name appearing on many public papers and records. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Bethulia, or Bethia, b. 1632: m. Samuel Dearing, of Brain- 

tree. 2 

2. John, b. Dec. 1, 1G39 : m. Hannah White, of Wey- 

mouth: d. Apr. 21, 171!): farmer. 3 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 9 

3. Abigail, b. : m. Joseph Adams, of Brain- 

tree. 4 

Nov. 29, 1(350. 

To say something more of Mrs. Gregory Baxter's family. 
William Paddy was Treasurer of Plymouth County, from 
1640-53. Many deeds were signed by him as witness, on which 
appear as witnesses often the names of Capt. Thomas Willett 
and Ensign George Baxter,* both of whom were afterwards 
Commissioners of the Dutch at New Haven ; and inasmuch 
as the vessel of Capt. Thomas Baxter was seized, and Wil- 
liam Paddy and Samuel Mayo became sureties for the pros- 
ecution against Thomas Baxter (the vessel belonging in 
fact to Capt. Thomas Willett, William Paddy, John Barnes, 
and Samuel Mayo,) I am still in doubt as to whether 
Thomas and Gregory were not different originators of Mas- 
sachusetts families, and for the present I must so consider 
them, looking at Thomas as of the Cape Cod branch, and 
Gregory of the Quincy branch. It would hardly have been 



* GEORGE BAXTER. 
1635. George Baxter, Thomas Willett, and divers other Massachusetts families, settle with 

Dutch at Manhadoes. 
1643. Commands 35 Englishmen in expedition in the New Netherland War against the 

Indians. 
1646. Lieut. Baxter was a messenger to the United Colonies commissioned from the Dutch. 
1648. Dutch alarmed at settlement of New Haven by English. Gov. Stuyvesant, in 1C50, 

complains at Hartford about the encroachments on the Connecticut and Hudson 

Rivers. 

1650. Appointed Commissioner on part of Dutch to English with Thomas Willett. 
1650-53. Magistrate of Gravesend, L. I. 

1651. May 2. Ensign. Assists in removing Vice-Director Dincklagen from the Council. 

1651. Director. George sends a letter to Caddington (who came from Lincolnshire, Eng- 
land, to Salem in the "Arabella," June 12, 1630), Governor of Rhode Island, 
lor which he is accused, with Secretary Tienhoven, of treason to New England. 
No notice was taken of charge. 

1653. Dec. 30. Director. George writes to Holland Government, from New Amsterdam, 
Conn. 

1655. George, with others at Gravesend, L. I., publicly proclaim themselves subjects of the 
Government or Republic of England, and there sets up his arms. Thomas Wil- 
lett also fought against the Dutch. 

1663. Nov. 24. Capt. George Baxter brought the Royal Charter of Charles II from Eng- 
land to the General Court of Commissioners of Rhode Island, assembled under 
the parliamentary patent for the last time. He received £25 gratuity for 
bringing and reading the same. 



10 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

becoming in William Paddy to sue Thomas, a relative, 
although he owned the "Desire" in part. The inference to 
my mind is, therefore, from the peculiar relations these parlies 
hear to one another, they were mutually acquainted, and I yet 
hope to find how they were related. 



2. BETHULIA or BETHIA was b. in Roxbury, June, 
L632. 
She m. Samuel Deaeixg or Deerixg, of Braintree, and 

by him had but one child, born Aug. 6, 1640, a daughter, 
who was called Bethia. Both Deering and his wife were 
mentioned in Gregory's will. 



3. JOHN BAXTER was b. in Roxbury before the re- 
moval of Gregory to Braintree in 1640. 

He was a farmer at Bent's Point, and held the office of 
lieutenant, an office of high distinction at that time. He 
was appointed in 1683, with others, to divide estate of John 
French. He was distinguished for his highly moral charac- 
ter. He lived to the age of eighty years, and imparted lon- 
gevity to his descendants, for his son, grandson, and great- 
grandson, bearing the name of John, lived to nearly the same 

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age. The inscription upon his tombstone, in the Braintree 
burying-ground, gives the date of his death as April 20, 
1710. His will is recorded with the Suffolk Registry of Pro- 
bate. 

( )n June 24, 1659, he married HANNAH, daughter of Thom- 
as White, of Weymouth. (The name Hannah is synonymous 
with " Anna," and is often so written.) She d. 

The Baxters were among the founders of Quincy, and it 
appears that the place in Quincy lately owned by Elijah 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 11 

Spear, near the canal, belonged to the Baxters from a very 
early period, until it was sold by Thompson Baxter, about 1800. 
('apt. Seth Baxter of Quinev used to say that when a small 
buy he lived there with his grandfather, Capt. John Baxter, 
sr., who was perhaps the son of Lieut. John Baxter. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Hannah, b. May G, 1GG1 : ra. (1) Joseph Dyer, (2) Joseph Morse. 5 

2. John, b. Oct. 28, 1CG3 : d. May 23, 1666, of croup. 6 

3. John, b. Feb. 14, 1667: m. Huldab Ilayward, Jan. 24, 1095. 7 

4. Thomas, b. : d. Jan. 7, 1G93, of consumption. 

5. Samuel, b. : m. (1) Mary Beats, June 3, 1697, (2) Debo- 

rah Brackett, Jan. 19, 1713. 8 

6. JosErn, b. June 4, 1G7C: in. (1) Mary Fiske, (2) widow Kebecca 

Saffln. 9 




4. ABIGAIL BAXTER, daughter of Gregory, was b. 
in Roxbury. 

She m. Joseph Adams, Nov. wT, 1650, who was a maltster, 
by whom she had twelve children, and few people have had 
such distinguished posterity in America ; in fact, I may say 
that no one in the annals of America has had such re- 
nowned descendants ; among the number at a near remove 
we find John Adams, the second president of the United 
States, as well as another illustrious co-operator in the 
American Revolution, his cousin, Samuel Adams. 

Joseph Adams was the youngest son of Henry Adams, of 
Braintree, who emigrated from England with his famihy of 
eight sons, in 1040, receiving a grant from the Legislature of 
forty acres for ten of land at Mt. Wollaston. Their first son, 
Joseph, who married for his second wife, Hannah, daughter of j 
John and Ruth Basse, daughter of John Alden, was the father ^ 
of John Adams, b. Jan. 28, 1691, who m. Susanna Boylston, 
daughter of Peter Boylston, of Brooldine. Issue, John 
Adams, b. Oct. 10, 1735, and two brothers. 



12 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE : ' 

b. Nov. 13, 1652 : m. Samuel Savil, April 10, 1C72. 
b. Dec. 24, 1654: m. (1) Mary Chapin. 

(2) Hannah Bass. 
b. Jan. 12, 1656: d. Jan. 27, 1656. 

b. Feb. 27, 1659 : in. John Bass. She d. Oct. 21, 1696. 
b. Dec. 3, 1661 : ) in. Hannah Webb, 
b. Dec. 8, 1661 : > in. John Webb, May, 1680. 
b. Oct. 3, 1663 : d. in infancy. 
b. Sept. 16, 1665 : Supposed to have d. young, 
b. Feb. 12, 1668: in. (1) Samuel Webb. 

(2) Samuel Bass, 
b. Feb. 7, 1670: m. Mary Webb, Feb. 12, 1695. 
b. Jan. 16, 1671 : 
Meiiitahel, b. Nov. 23, 1673: m. Thomas White, July 21, 1697. 



1. 


Hannah, 


2. 


Joseph, 


3. 


JOHN', 


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KlIA, 


7. 


Mary, 


8. 


Samuel, 


9. 


Mary, 


10. 


Feter, 


11. 


JONATHA 


12. 


Mehitau 



5. HANNAH BAXTER, daughter of John Baxter and 
Hannah White, m. (1) Joseph Dyer, of Weymouth, and 
had six children by him. Her sons were much distinguished ; 
Benjamin was a greatly distinguished magistrate of Wey- 
mouth. John Dyer was a colonel and judge at Canterbury, 
Conn. Thomas Dyer lived at Windham, Conn., and was father 
of Judge Eliphalet Dyer, a graduate of Yale in 1740. Of the 
ten Dyers who had graduated at New England colleges in 
1829, nine were of her descendants, and the number has since 
naturally greatly increased. 

Her second husband was Joseph Morse, of Sherburne. 

She d. 



6. JOHN BAXTER d. of croup before reaching the age 
of three years. 



7. JOHN BAXTER. The third child of John Baxter 
and Hannah White was named for his father. He was b. 



BAXTER j GENEALOGY. 13 

Feb. 14, 1G67, and was m. to Huldah Ha v ward, daughter 
of Jonathan Hayward, Jan. 24, 1G93. He was a farmer, and 
lived to the ripe old age of eighty, — dying on March 21, 
1747. All his children, with the exception of Josiah, were 
horn and settled in Quincy, where they were also marrie^. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1696: in. John Hayward, March 6, 1729. 

2. John, b. Jan. 10, 1698: m. Mehitable Willard, Mar. 12, 1728. 10 

3. Jonathan, b. 1699 : m. Mary Thompson (descendant of tirst 

minister of Braintree), Nov. 18, 1725. 11 

4. Josiah, b. Dec. 29, 1701: d. young. 

5. Huldah, b. June 3, 1702: m. Samuel Cleverly, March 14, 1728. 

6. Gregory, b. Feb. 14, 1706: m. Mary Wilson, Oct. 17, 1728. 12 

7. Sarah, bap. May 20, 1711 : m. Benjamin Cleverly, Jan. 14, 1728. 

8. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1719 : m. Allen. 



8. SAMUEL BAXTER, the fourth son of John Baxter 
and Hannah White, was horn , but no record 

of his baptism can be found. He m. (1) Mary Beals (cer- 
emony performed by Rev. L. M. Fiske), June 3, 1697, by whom 
he had six children ; (2) Deborah Bracket, Jan. 29, 1713. 
He joined the church in 1723, was an ensign in the militia, 
and much respected. His wife Deborah joined^the church in 
1722. He died about 1744, leaving a will in the Suffolk Reg- 
istry of Probate, vol. 37, fol. 98. He owned the place occupied 
by his son Samuel, and in after years by Deacon Jedediah 
Adams, and the old church at Quincy was erected near the 
west corner of the land of Ensign Samuel. I think the old 
Quincy church was torn down March 28, 1828. 

THE CHILDREN' OF SAMUEL BAXTER AND MARY BEALS WERE : 

1. Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1698 : d. Mch. 21, 1714:. 

2. Benjamin, b. Feb. 3, 1700: m. Abigail ^^f d. 1754. 13 

3. Thomas, b. Feb. 25, 1702: m. Deliverance Marshall, Nov. 1724. 14 

4. Joseph, b. Jan. 21, 1706: 15 



14 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

5. Barnabas, b. Mar. 1,1707: d. May 9, 1721. Has gravestone iu 

Quincy. 
G. Paul, b. Aug. 2G, 1709 : m. Jane Collins of Hull, Aug. 5, 1730; d. 

in Boston. 16 

AND BY HIS SECOND WIFE, DEBORAH BRACKET, FIVE CHILDREN: 

1. Twins, who died young. 

2. Samuel, b. July 11, 1715: m. Lydia Rawson : he d. Feb. 21, 1777: she 

d. 1791. 17 

3. Charles, b. Apr. 25, 1717. 18 

4. Deborah, b. Aug. 30, 1722. 



9. JOSEPH BAXTER was b. in Braintree, June 4, 
1076 ; was the youngest child of Lieut. John Baxter and 
Hannah White ; grandson of Gregory. 

He married (1) Mrs. Mary Fisk, daughter of Rev. Moses 
Fisk, of Braintree, Sept. 16. 1607. (2) Mrs. Rebecca Saf- 
fin, June 26, 1712. (3) Mrs. Mercy Bridgman, Feb. 21, 
1715. 

CHILDREN BY MRS. MARY FISK WERE': 

1. Joseph, b. Feb. 11, 1099: d. Feb. 29, 1699. 

2. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1700: m. Rev. John Gardner, April 14, 1720. 

3. Sarah, b. Aug. 21, 1702: in. Thomas Buckniiuster, of Fraininghain, 

Mar. 1, 1721. 

4. Hannah, 1). July 15, 1701: m. Rev. Oliver Feabody, of Natick, May 9, 

1723. 

5. Joseph, b. May 14, 1706: d. of small pox, Dec, 1732. 19 
(5. John, b. May 2, 1708: m. Rebeckah Fisher, Oct. 12, 1732. 20 
7. Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1709: m. Mrs. Susanna Lyman, of Boston, Aug. 

18, 173G. 21 

CHILDREN BY MRS. MERCY BRIDGMAN WERE : 

1. Joseph, b. Feb. 5, 1733 : d. Feb. 6, 1816. 22 

2. Nathan, b. Nov. 27, 1735: d. Dec. 21, 1735. 

3. Mary, b. April 15, 1737: 

4. Richard, b. Mar. 3, 1739: d. Jan. 3, 1816. 23 

5. Moses, b. Nov. 11, 1742: d. Aug. 5, 1821. 24 
G. John, b. Oct. 8, 1746: 

7. Sarah, b. Jan. 27,1750: 

Joseph, graduated from Harvard University, 1693; preached 
at the age of eighteen. He was the second minister of Med- 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 15 

field, Mass., April 21, 1007. He d. of dysentery, 1745, the 
sixty-ninth year of his age, and the forty-eighth of his min- 
istry. In Aug., 1717, when Governor Shute had a confer- 
ence with the Indians at Georgetown, on Arrowsick Island, 
he selected Joseph Baxter as their missionary, but through 
the influence of the Jesuit, Rale, Mr. Baxter was rejected. 
He was the successor of Rev. John Wilson, jr. ; ( b. in Eng- 
land, and graduate of the first class of Harvard College in 
1(542). He was mentioned in John Penhallow's letters to 
Samuel Denny, dated Portsmouth, 1728. 

The following " Memoranda," apparently in the hand- 
writing of Mr. Baxter himself as long as he lived, are copied 
from a thin folio volume, bound in parchment, now owned 
by John Mason, M. D., of Bangor, Me. With the exception 
of these " Memoranda," the volume contains nothing but a 
few pages of ethical or religious proverbs or axioms : 

" I was horn in Brantry, June 4, 1G76. Baptized at Brantry by 
the Rev. Mr. Moses Fisk, June 11, 1G7G. Admitted into Harvard 
College, Sept. 20, 1689. Admitted to my first degree, July 5, 1G93. 
Received to full communion with the Church of Christ in Brantry, 
March 4, 1694. Preached my first sermon at Brantry, Nov. 11, 
1694. Preached at Medfield the first time, November 25, 16 94. 
Was called to settle at Med Held, April 26, 1695. Came to live at 
Medfield, January 14, 1695. Was admitted to a second degree, 
July 1, 1696. Was ordained at Medfield, April 21, 1697. 'Was 
m. to Mrs. Mary Fisk, daughter of Rev. Moses Fisk of Braintree, 
Sept. 16, 1697. Joseph Baxter, our first child, was b. Feb. 11, 
1699, on a Sabbath day, about one o'clock, afternoon; was baptized 
Feb. 18, 1699, and d. Feb. 29, 1699, half an hour after sunset. 
Mary Baxter was b. Feb. 16, a little before twelve o'clock, the night 
before the Sabbath, and was baptized Feb. 16, 1700. Sarah Baxter 
was b. Aug. 21, on Friday, about six o'clock in the evening, and 
was baptized Aug. 23, 1702. Hannah Baxter was b. July 15, on 
the Saturday, about three o'clock in the afternoon, and was bap- 
tized July 16, 1704. Joseph Baxter was b. May 14, 1706, about 
one of the clock, in the morning, and was baptized May 19, 



16 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

170G. John Baxter was b. May 2, 1708, on ye evening after the 
Sabbath, a little before midnight, and was baptized May 9, 1708. 
Thomas Baxter was b. Feb. 18, about a quarter after two of 
the clock, in the morning, and was baptized Feb. 19, 1709. My 
wife d. at Brantry, March 29, 1711, in the thirty-eighth year of 
her age. I was m. to Mrs. Rebecca Saffin, June 2G, 1712. My 
second wife d. December 4, 1713. I was m. to Mrs. Mercy Bridg- 
man, Feb. 21, 1715. My father d. April 29, 1719. My daughter 
Mary was m. to the Rev. Mr. John Gardner,* of Stow, April 14, 
1720. My daughter Sarah was m. to Mr. Thomas Buckinin<ter, of 
lramingham, March 1, 1721. My daughter Hannah was m. to the 
Rev. Mr. Oliver Peabody, of Natick, May 9, 1723. My mother d. 
Feb. 29, 1723. John Baxter was m. to Rebecah Fisher, Oct. 12, 
1732. Joseph Baxter d. of the small pox, at Dublin, December, 
1732. Thomas Baxter was m. Aug. 18, 1736, to Mrs. Susanna Ly- 
man, of Boston. The Rev. Mr. Joseph Baxter d. May 2, 1745. 
Sarah Buckminster, the wife of Captain Thomas Buckminster, d. 
July, 1745. Thomas Baxter d. January 27, 1750. Joseph Baxter 
b. Feb. 5, 1733. Nathan Baxter, b. ]S T ov. 27, 1735. Mary Baxter, b. 
April 15, 1737. Richard Baxter, b. March 3, 1739. Moses Baxter, 
b. Nov. 11, 1742. John Baxter, b. Oct. 8, 1746. Sarah Baxter, b. 
Jan. 27, 1750. Nathan Baxter, d. Dec. 21, 1735. Sarah, wife of 
Silas Dullard, d. Oct. 26, 1780. John Baxter, husband of Rebecah, 
d. Nov. 14, 1788. Rebecah, widow of John Baxter, d. July 30, 
1796. Richard Baxter d. Jan. 3, 1816. Joseph Baxter d. Feb. 6, 
1820. Moses Baxter d. Aug. 5, 1821. Mary Mason, daughter of 
John and Rebecah Baxter, d. April 8, 1824. John Baxter, Esq. d. 
March 5, 1832. 

At Brighton, Mass., Jan. 6, by Rev. Frederick A. Whitney, 
Edward Augustus Pierce, son of Benjamin Franklin and Cynthia 
Osborn (Stone) Pierce, and Ellen Frances Jones, daughter of Dan- 
iel and Mary (Farwell) Baxter, all of Brighton. 

Deaths : Mrs. Mary Buckminster Fisk, at her residence in Wor- 
cester, Mass., Jan. 31, aged 66 years, widow of Francis T. Merrick, 
Esq. She was the daughter of William Fisk, of N. Brookfield, and 
granddaughter of Rev. Nathan Fisk, of Brookfield. Her mother 
was Hannah Buckminster, daughter of Captain Thomas Buckmin- 



* Their son, Henry Gardner, IT. C. 17o0, was the first Treasurer of the Commonwealth, 
after the separation from Great Britain; and his son, Dr. Henry Gardner, of Dorchester, 
H. C. 1798, was father of Henry Joseph Gardner, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 17 

ster, of Brookfield, by his first wife, Sarah Baxter. Her only 

surviving child, Mary Buckminster Merrick, in. Hon. D. Waldo 
Lincoln, late Mayor of Worcester." 



10. JOHN BAXTER, first son of John Baxter and Hul- 
dah Hayward, daughter of Jonathan Hayward, was b. Jan. 10, 
1698, and m. Mehitable Willard, of Dorchester, daughter 
.•I' Daniel Willard, March 12, 1728. He lived to be nearly 
eighty years of age ; d. August 80, 1777 ; she d. in 1762. 
They both have grave-stones in the Quincy burying-ground. 
He was a farmer at Quincy Point, and had twelve children. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. John, b. July 20, 1729 : deaf and dumb: d. May, 1807. 

2. Daniel, b. 1730: m. Prudence Spear, daughter 

of John Spear, 1755. 25 

3. Seth, Capt., b. 1732 : m. (1) Eleuor Allen, daughter 

of Jonathan Allen, of Martha's Vineyard, (2) Mary Saunders. He 
d. in 1805. 26 

4. Edward Willard, b. 1734 : d. at Halifax in French War. 

5. Susannah, l>. 1736: ra. Joseph Belcher, of Ran- 

dolph, 1763. She d. in a fit, in 1832, se. 96 yrs. 



6. 


William, 


b. 


1738: 


d. 


young. • 


7. 


Joseph, Capt., 
Arnold. 


b. 


1740: 


m, 


(1) Ann Adams, (2) Jerusha 

27 


8. 


Jonathan, 
on the homestead. 


b. 


1743: 


m 


. Susannah Field. They lived 


9. 


Sarah, 










10. 


Mehitable, 
age of 29. 


i). 




d. 


in Boston, of dysentery, at 


11. 


Mary, 


b. 


1748; 


d. 


July 16, 1S40, se. 92. 



11. JONATHAN BAXTER, the second son of John 
and Huldah Baxter, was b. 1699, and m. Mary Thompson, 
Nov. 18, 1725. Mary was of Quincy. 

They lived on the homestead. He owned pew 27 in Old 
Church. 



18 BAXTEIl GENEALOGY. 



TIIKIR TWO CHILDREN WERE : 



Hannah, m. Benjamin Beal. 

Thompson, m. of Bridgewater. 

Thompson was appointed administrator of estate of Jon- 
athan Baxter, his lather, in 1769. His son Jonathan died 
in 1835 ; wife, Eliza. (/Phis son was surety on bond of 
Nancv Baxter, 1813, appointed guardian of Samuel Bax- 
ter's children. Samuel was a wharfinger, of Boston. The 
co-surety of Jonathan was Thomas Robinson, of Boston. ) 



12. GREGORY BAXTER, b. Feb. 14, 1706 ; fourth 
son of John and Huldah Baxter: was m. to Mary Wilson, 
daughter of Dr. .John Wilson of Braintree, Oct. 17, 1728, by 
.John Hancock, of Braintree, who was the officiating clergy- 
man for Gregory's sister, Huldah, who m. Samuel Cleverly. 
All the parties were of Braintree. 

Gregory Baxter, ( who graduated at Harvard, 1725, but took 
no profession), Rev. Joseph Baxter, and Thomas Baxter were 
subscribers to IMnce's Chronology. Gregory d. -Jan. 9, 1763, 
ge fifty-eight, and his gravestone in Braintree is still standing. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. William, b. 

(Thiuk lie went to West Chester, N. V.) 

2. Newton, b. in. Hannah Stow, of Braintree, March 13, 17,">o. 28 

3. Mary, b. m. Capt. Samuel (or James) Clark, Sept., 1752. 
Twelve children. Daughter Elizabeth m Lemuel ['ope. 



13. BENJAMIN BAXTER, second son of Samuel and 
a\Iary Baxter, was b. Feb. 3, 1700: m, Abigail, — U <m^. 

lie d. during the latter part of 17o4, his son Benjamin 
taking out administration on his estate -Jan. 0, L755. He is 






BAXTER GENEALOGY. 19 

described as "yeoman .and housewright," while his son, the 
administrator, is called husbandman. The inventory of his 
estate in the Suffolk Registry shows the value thereof to be, 
under the appraisement of Samuel Bass, Alexander Marsh, 
and James Rrackett, £380 sterling. On Feb. 3, 1761, one- 
third of the estate is set off to the widow, Abigail, including 
an acre of salt marsh adjoining Col. Jonathan Quincy's up- 
land, and one third of a pew in Mr. Wibird's meeting house. 
The further order of distribution, including that to the seven 
children, is as follows: £33, lis., 8d., to the widow; Ben- 
jamin to retain £16, 15s., 9d., his double allowance as oldest 
son ; he to pay to each of the other children £8, 7s., lid.; and 
as the widow and Hannah lived six years on the estate, and 
Paul and Judith five years, the administrator shall deduct 
£21, (is., 8d. from the widow's allowance, £5, 6s., 8d. from 
Hannah's share, and £4, 9s. from Paul and Judith's allow- 
ance. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Benjamin, b. m. 

2. Abigail, b. m. John Adams, of Milton, Feb. 8, 1750. 
Cercmouy performed by Lemuel Briant. 

3. Mary, b. m. 

4. Ann, b. m. French. 

5. Judith, b. m. Abraham Thayer. 

6. Paul, b. m. 29 

7. Hannah, b. m. 

— ______ 

14. THOMAS BAXTER, third son of Samuel and 
Mary Baxter, was b. Feb. 25, 1702, and was m. to Deliverance 
Marshall in Nov., 1724. A Thomas Baxter was admitted a 
Freeman of the Rhode Island Colony in 1735, and a Thomas 
Baxter served in the First New Hampshire Regiment in 1777, 
but of their identity I have no evidence ; I do not think the 
New Hampshire Thomas is this one, inasmuch as he would 
be too old for active service. 






20 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

15. JOSEPH BAXTER, b. Jan. 21, U06. I can find 
no further record of this, the fourth son of Samuel Baxter 
and Mary Beals. 



16. PAUL BAXTER, sixth son of Samuel and Mary 
Baxter, was b. Aug. 20, 1709, and in. Jane Collins, of Hull, 
Aug. 5, 1730, and moved to Boston, where his store was 
burnt out in Mackerel Lane (now Kilby street), in Boston's 
great fire, March 20, 1760, when three hundred and forty- 
nine buildings were burnt He was an administrator of the 
estate of Hannah Baxter of Boston. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 



17. SAMUEL BAXTER, first son of Samuel Baxter 
and Deborah Brackett, was b. July 11, 1715, and m. Lvdia 
Rawson, of Quincy (^she was b. Jan. 17, 1731), by Anthony 
Wibird, April 2:5, 1701. He lived on his father's place in 
Quincy, and d. Feb. 21, 1777, se sixty-one. He has a grave- 
stone in the Quincy burying-ground. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 



18. CHARLES BAXTER, second sun of Samuel IJax- 
ter and Deborah Brackett, was b. April 25, 1717. 

He m. MAEY S. His will was presented for probate 

in November, 1789. The executors were his wife, Mary, and 
Thompson Baxter. The will was witnessed by Benjamin, 
Abigail, and Lydia Field ; different pieces of silverware thai 
he possessed were marked with the following inscriptions: — 



BAXTEB CKNKAI/KiV. 21 

S. B S., E. C R., P.M., D. P,., S. Braokett, M.S., D. S. and 
IS., M.S. D. B. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 



19. JOSEPH BAXTER, fifth child of Rev. Joseph and 
Mary Baxter of Medfield, was b. May 14, 1706. He m. 

Joseph is mentioned in John Penhallow's letters to Sam- 
uel Denny, dated at Portsmouth, in 17*28, and some think 
that this son is meant, but my opinion is that his father 
is referred to. Joseph graduated at Harvard College, in 
the class of 1724, and d. in eight years thereafter of small pox 
in Dublin. Ireland, December, 1732. 



20. JOHN BAXTER, sixth child of Rev. Joseph and 
Mary Baxter of Medfield was b. May 2, 1708. He m. Re- 
becca Fisher, Oct. 12, 1732, and d. Nov. 14, 1788, leav- 
ing; : 

1. John, b. ra. d. 

2. Richard, b. m. d. 

3. Moses, b. m. d. 

4. Joseph, b. m. d. 

5. Mary, b. ra. Thomas Mason, of Princeton, d. April 

8. 1824. Had eight children. Their grandson, Joseph, by their son 
Thomas, studied law at the Harvard Law School with Hon. S. C. 
Allen, and the late Prof, and Gov. Emery Washburn. He has been 
Clerk of the Worcester County Court since 1852. 

His wife, Rebecca, died July 30, 1796. 



21. THOMAS BAXTER, seventh child of Rev. Joseph 
and Mary Baxter, was b. Feb. 18, 1709, and m. Mrs. Susan- 
nah Lyman, of Boston, Aug. 18, 1736. 



22 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

He d. Jan. 27, L750, at Boston, and his brother John was 
appointed guardian of his daughter Dorothy, Feb. 1, 1754. 
The brother-in-law of Thomas was Caleb Lyman. 



22. JOSEPH BAXTER, first son of Rev. Joseph Bax- 
ter and Mercy Bridgman, was b. Feb. 5, 1738, and m. 
and d. Feb. 6,1820. 



23. RICHARD BAXTER, third son of Rev. Joseph 
and Mercj 7 Baxter, b, March 3, 1739, m. 
and d. Jan. 3, 1816. 



24. MOSES BAXTER, the fourth son of Rev. Joseph 
and Mercy Baxter, was b. Nov. 11, 1742 : m. 
and d. Aug. 5, 1821. 



25. DANIEL BAXTER, the second son of John and 
Mehitable Baxter, was 1). at Braintree, or rather Quincy, in 
1730 : was married to Prudence Spear, daughter of John 
Spear, in 1755. 

Prudence Baxter, wife of Daniel Baxter, of Braintree, be- 
came administratrix of her husband's estate, Oct 14, 1774, 
but subsequent to Feb. 7, 1775, the administration was 
revoked, on which day Seth Spear, of Braintree, was ap- 
pointed administrator with lames Bracket!, jr., of Braintree, 
and Stephen D} r er, of Weymouth, as sureties. Seth Spear 
and Joseph Baxter were the sureties on Prudence Baxter's 
bond. The appraisers of the estate were Samuel Bass, James 
Clark and Peter Boylston Adams. 



BAXTBB GENEALOGY. 23 



<* 



THEIR Cim.OKKN Willi 



1. 


Edward Wii.lard 


. h. 


m. 


d. 


30 


2. 


Daniel, 


b. 


in. 


d. 


31 


3. 


Elizabeth. 


b. 


m. 


(1. 




4. 


Relief, 


b. 


in. 


d. 




:,. 


Prudence. 


b. 


m. 


d. 




<;. 


William, 


b. 


in. 


d. 




i . 


Sarah, 


b. 


in. 


d. 




8. 


Esther. 


b. 


in. 


d. 





The following item was in the appraiser's list: "Fifty 
sheep upon Pettick Island, partly lean and partly fat, <£50." 

Daniel Baxter d. of lock-jaw, Sept. 9, 1774, ae forty-four. 
•• An honest man is the noblest work of God,' 1 is the inscrip- 
tion upon his tomb in Qnincy luirymg-ground. He was a 
clothier by trade. Moved to Chelsea and bought a farm; 
became disgusted and returned to farm it at Hough's Neck, 
Qnincy, the place given to his wife, before her marriage, by 
her father. His sudden death deranged the mind of his wife, 
in which state she remained for some years. Then she 
recovered, and set up a very small store, in which she was 
able to save some property which she disposed of by will. 



26. Capt. SETH BAXTER, third son of John and 
Mehitable Baxter, b. 1732, was m. to Elenor Allen, Oct. 
20, 1758, by Rev. Anthony Wibird, of Braintree. She was 
the daughter of Jonathan Allen, of Martha's Vineyard. 
Capt. Setli is described as of Compton Intertaker, of Quincy. 
He was m. to Mary Saunders, of Qnincy, his second wife, 
Dec. 2<), 1767, by Rev. A. Wibird. 

Capt. Seth Baxter was commander of a company of ma- 
rines on board the American cruiser, " Hancock/' when she 
captured the English frigate, " Fox, ''' in Dec, 1775, hav- 
ing on board military supplies which greatly helped the 
Continental troops against the Boston garrison. He d. Aug. 



24 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



8, 1805, sd seventy-four years, leaving three children by his 
first wife, and four by his second. 



CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE 

1. Elenor, b. : m. 

2. Edward Willard, b. : m. 

3. Catherine, b. : ra. 

CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE WERE 

1. Josiah, b. : rn. Joanna Bent, 1828 

2. Rebecca, b. : m. 

3. Seth, b. 1775 : ra. 

30 years. 

4. Thompson, b. 1779 : m. Julia Gould : 



d. 
d. 
d. 



d. 
d. 
d. at Boston, se 



27. Capt. JOSEPH BAXTER, sixth son of John and 
Mehitable Baxter, was b. in 1740. 

A very high-tempered man. He was by trade a shoe 
maker. He was a Captain in Rhode Island in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

He m. (1) Ann Adams, daughter of John Adams, of 
Milton. She d. in 1784. (2) Jerusha Arnold, widow, 
whom he m. June 5, 1785. She d. Sept. 20, 1817, te. seventy- 
two, and he d. May 7, 1829, se. eighty-nine. Both have tomb- 
stones in Quincy burying-ground. 



28. NEWTON BAXTER, second son of Gregory and 
Mary Baxter, was m. to Hannah Stow, of Weymouth, in 
1750. He lived in Quincy. One account I have gives the 
death of Newton Baxter as 1778, leaving as children, Wilson, 
Valentine, Rufus, Hooker (who d. in 1795), and Ebenezer, 
who m. Hannah. 



1. Newton, b. 



their children were : 

: m. Eunice Coolidge, June 20, 1783. 



32 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 25 

29. PAUL BAXTER, second son of Benjamin and 
Abigail Baxter, was b. 

The 16 Paul Baxter may be confounded with this one. 
Benjamin, jr., was appointed guardian of Paul and Hannah in 
1765. Hannah d. at Boston in 1796. Thomas Howe and 
Paul Baxter were administrators of the estate. He m. Ann 



THEIR ONLY CHILD WAS : 

1. John, b. 

Jonathan Dwight, of Springfield, guardian of John, 1782. 



30. EDWARD WILLARD BAXTER, first son of 
Daniel and Prudence Baxter, was b. , and Dec. 

2, 1779, m. Rhoda Field, of Braintree. He was a farmer 

and shoe dealer. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE 



31. DANIEL BAXTER,* second son of Daniel and Pru- 
dence Baxter, was b. 

Hem. Sarah White in 1787 (both were from Thomas 
White), being the third cousin of Daniel. At the age of 
sixteen he was left fatherless, and supported the family, living 
at Hough's Neck. While the French Fleet in the Revolution 
were lying off the coast, he struck up quite a trade supplying 



♦Historical. Daniel Baxter, Esq., well known by the most of our readers, visited on 
Wednesday last, Rock Island, at Hough's Neck, the place where his grandfather, Daniel 
Baxter, lived and died. His death occurred one hundred years ago that day, at the age of 
forty-four. He left a widow and eight children — live girls and three boys — all under 
twenty-one years of age. The children all lived and became heads of families ; the youngest 
died at fifty-live, and the oldest was over eighty. Daniel, the eldest son, was the tirst 
Captain of the Quincy Light Infantry, and took part in putting down the famous Shay's 
Rebellion in 1786. This insurrection was excited by the forcible attempts, made chiefly in 
Worcester County, to collect debts incurred during the Revolutionary War. —Quincy 
Patriot, Saturday, Sept. 12, 1874. 



26 BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 

fchem with provisions. He saved mone^ in Qnincy, and moved 
up to the town, and opened in the butcher business. In IT'.M 
he removed to Boston, then thirty-six years old. Shoe dealing 
was his next business, at the corner of West and Washington 
Streets. This was unhealthy, and he went into the lumber 
business, buying a wharf and house in Harvard Street. This 
was in 1800. In Shay's Rebellion Capt. Baxter inarched a 
company to Springfield. He was for many years in the 
Senate, and a much-honored man : and was also one of the 
founders of Park-Street Church. 

THKIR CHILDREN WERE : 



32. NEWTON BAXTER, Jr., son of Newton and 
Hannah Baxter, was b. . He lived at Watertown, 

Mass., and m. Eunice Coolidge, June 26, 1783. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 



1. Eunice, b. Dec. 28,1783: 

2. Hannah, b. May 18, 1786 : 

3. Isaac Newton, b. Dec. 7,1788: 

4. John Coolidge, b. Aug. 13, 1792: 



CHURCH RECORDS. — Page 8. 

Braintree. — In list of persons joined in marriage. 

" Samuel Baxter and Mary Beal, both of tin's town, 3, 4, 1697," 
U\ I,. M. Fiske. 

Before John Hancock. 

Samuel Cleverly and Iluldali Baxter, both of Braintree. March 
14, 1727. 

Gregory Baxter and Mary Wilford, both of B., Oct. 17, 1728. 

John Hayward, of Mendon, and Hannah Baxter, of B., March 6, 
1728. 



BAXTER OKNEALOCV. 27 

Before Lemuel Briant. 

John Adams, of Milton, to Abigail Baxter, of B., Feb. 8, 1750. 
Newton Baxter and Hannah Stow, of B., March 13, 1750. 
Samuel Clarke and Mary Baxter. Sept. 1752. 

Before Anthony Wibird. 

Daniel Baxtei and Prudence Spear, 1755. 

Seth Baxter and Elenor Allen of B., Oct. 26, 1758.' 
~~~Capt. Benjamin Beale and Hannah Baxter, of B., Jan. 24, 1760. 

Samuel Baxter and Lydia Bawson, of B., April 23, 1761. 

Joseph Belcher and Susannah Baxter, of B., Jan. 6, 1763. 

Deacon Moses Belcher and Mrs. Abigail Baxter, of B., May 23, 
1765. 

Seth Baxter and Mary Saunders, of B., Dec. 20, 1767. 

Jonathan Baxter and Susannah Field, of B., Oct. 16, 1768. 

Edward Willard Baxter and Khoda Field, of B., Dec. 2, 1779. 

Capt. Joseph Baxter and widow Jerusha Arnold, of B., June 5, 
1785. 

Henry Turnergay and Nancy Baxter, of B., Aug. 23, 1789. 

"William Baxter and Abigail Newcomb, of B., Aug. 7, 1791. 

Eben Newcomb, jr. and Esther Baxter, of Quincy, Aug. 17, 1794. 

Joseph Field and Belief Baxter, of B., May 3, 1791. 

Jedediah Spear and Abigail Baxter, of Q., Dec. 25, 1796. 

Edward Willard Baxter and Eunice Belcher of Q., Jan. 17, 1797. 

Jonathan Baxter, jr. and Polly Doble Hayward, of Q., June 4, 
1798. 

Samuel Baxter and Joanna Bent, of Q. I am unable to tell in 
what month, as Mr. Wibird has written it in his short hand. 

Benjamin "W. Glover and Mehitabel Willard Baxter, of Q., Jan. 
6, 1799. 

Before me ond after mi/ ori/inotion, Peter Whitney, Feb. 5, 1800. 

Elijah Spear and Susannah Baxter, of Q., April 13, 1800. 
William Spear and Lydia Baxter, of Q., June 10. 1804. 
Samuel Baxter and Nancy Hayward, of Q., Jan. 6, 1805. 
James Newcomb, of B., and Lucy Baxter, of Q., April 6. 1806. 
Henry S. Gay and Prudence Baxter, May 4, 1807. 
James Baxter and Mary Phipps, Dec. 25, 1808. 
John Colman and Esther T. Baxter, Nov. 29, 1810. 
Savil Baxter and Mary Copeland, Nov. 5, 1818. 
Lemuel Baxter and Alley B. Keating, April 30, 1820. 



28 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

William Baxter and Margaret Plummer, of Weymouth, Sept. 7. 
1820. 

Adam Curtis and Eliza A. Baxter. Nov. 2, 1820. 

George Faxon and Abigail Baxter, June 5, 1821. 

William Baxter, jr. and Elizabeth. Arnold, Feb. 17, 1822. 

Jonathan Baxter, jr., and Maria C. Shipleigh, March 28. 1822. 

Watts Russ and Caroline Baxter, March 28, 1822. 

Paul Wild and Ann Baxter, Oct. 10, 1822. 

Jonathan Cook and Sarah Baxter, April 5, 1824. 

Charles W. Lee, of Wilmington, N. C, and Hannah B. Baxter. 
Sept. 6. 1825. 

James Loyd Stormer and Ann A. Baxter, Feb. 21, 1828. 

Josiah Baxter and Joanna Bent, Sept. 17, 1828. 

Elijah Baxter and Lucinda Spear, Jan. 20, 1820. 

Daniel Baxter and Abigail Curtis, Jan. 22, 182'.). 

George Baxter and Abigail Crane, 1829. 

Jacob C. Hallett, of Boston, and Elizabeth Baxter, Oct. 12, 1830. 

Thomas A. Billings, of Dorchester, and Caroline Baxter, of Q. 3 
Sept. 11, 1831. 

NOTES. 
Joseph Arnold, of Braintree, from whom Clarissa Baxter was descended, was probably 
brother of the celebrated Benedict Arnold. He was in Braintree about 1640. There were 
Arnolds in many of the surrounding towns. 

Major and Hon. Simon Willard was in Cambridge in 1634. He bought Concord of some 
Indians, and settled there. In 1660 he went to Lancaster, now Harvard; then to Groton. 
till destroyed by the Indians; then to Salem, and finally to Charlestown. 

George Spear founded Speartown, now part of Braintree or Quincy, in about 1640. He 
came from Yarmouth, Eng., and his descendants are scattered from Cape Cod to Boston. 
He, or one of his sons, founded Yarmouth, Me. His son, Samuel Spear, had estate in 
Quincy at his death valued at £1118, 10s., a very large estate at that day, which was 
divided among his children by John Baxter, Peter Adams, and Samuel Baxter. 

A colony from Braintree and Quincy settled Mendon, Mass., which was destroyed by In- 
dians in 1676. They resettled it. 

The Whites came from Rev. Jolm White, of Dorchester, Eng., one of the composers of 
the Assembly's Catechism. Probably not from Peregrine (except perhaps back by Thomas's 
marriage). 

Clarissa Baxter was from Tin .mas White's son, as well as from one of hi;: daughters in 
the line of the Baxters. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. J'.' 



RUTLAND, VERMONT, BAXTERS. 

33. SIMEON BAXTER, probably the reverend ton 
minister who preached the celebrated sermon in Newgate 
Prison, Conn., advocating the assassination of President (thru 
General) George Washington, in 1777. He escaped to Nova 
Scotia, — Halifax. There were several tory Baxters there, 
whose descendants are now leading men in that country. 

HIS ONLY CHILI) WAS: 

Simeon. b. • Captain (?). 34 



34. SIMEON BAXTER, settled near Iveene, X. H., 
and there kept a hotel. 

HIS ONLY CHILD WAS : 

Horace, b. Nov. 15. 1790: Lawyer: m. Elvira Webb: il. May 8, 1857. 35 



35. HORACE BAXTER, Lawyer, b. Nov. 15, 1790; 
ni. Elvira Webb, July 6, 1813. She wash. Mar. 22, 1791. 
He d. May 8, 1857. She d. Sept. 13, 1861. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Martha E. b. Apr. 2,1815: d. Mch. 21, 1835 : uinn. 

2. Horace Henry. b. Jan. 18, 1818: m. (1) Eliza Wales. 

(2) Mary E. Roberts. 36 

3. Algernon Sidney, b. Nov. 14, 1819 : m. (1) Maria Wheeler. 

(2) Auiaretta Farasworth.37 

4. JOHN Nevers, b. May 18, 1822: in. Sarah F. Coffin, of Nan- 

tucket. 38 

5. Mary \V. b. L824: d. Apr. 8, 1840 : unm. 



36. Gen. HORACE HENRY BAXTER, first son of 

Horace and Elvira Baxter. 



30 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

M. at Bellows Kails, Vt., to Eliza Walks, Dec. 21, 1841, 
who d. childless, Sept. 8, 1849. M. at Manchester. Vt., to 
Mary Elizabeth Roberts, Dec. 18, 1851. 

Gen. Baxter lives on Fifth Avenue, New York, and is much 
esteemed for his liberality and " whole-souledness." Presi- 
dent of the " Baxter National Bank," of Rutland, Vt. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Harry, b. May is, 1856: d. .Mar. 29, 1860. 

2. Hugh Henry, b. <>ct. 2, 1861 .• 



37. ALGERNON SIDNEY BAXTER, second son of 
Horace and Elvira ; broker, New York City. M. ( 1) MARIA 
Wheeler, Chesterfield, X. II., who d. 1854. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Ciiaki.es Henry, b. Apr. 12, 1842; d. Dec. 12, 1847. 

2. William Wallace, b. Apr. 1, 1845: 39 

3. Martha Elvira, 1). Apr. 22, 1850: in. Arthur F. Rees, New York, 

Nov. 7. 1872. Their children are: 1, Harold Baxter, b. Aug. 30. 
IS73; 2, Mary Elizabeth, b. Apr. 23, 1875; 3, Josephine Baxter, 
b. Sept. 26, 1877. 

BY SECOND WIFE, AMAKETTA FARNSWORTH : 

1. Florence, b. Aug. 12. 1858. 

2. Duke, b. Sept. 28, 1859. 



38. JOHN NEVERS BAXTER, third son of Horace 
and Elvira Baxter, m. Sarah F. Coffin, of Nantucket. He 
is the manager of the Rutland Marble Quarries, also a lawyer, 
and Vice President of the "Baxter National Bank," of Rut- 
hind, Vt. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. John Coffin, b. Sept. 9, 1847: d. May 12, 1852. 

2. Horace, b. Aug. 8, 1849, at Bellows Falls, Vt. 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. :> '1 

3. Edward Green, b. Sept. 3, 1851, at Bellows Falls, Vt. 

4. Mart Webb, b. Sept. 7. 1S54. ,, ., in. E. Har- 

rison Sanford, Of -New York, 1874. Their children are: 1. RoLLIN, 

b. 1875; 2, John B., b. 1877. 
.">. David Xkvins. b. Sept. 25, I860, at Burlington, Iowa. 
6. Walter Folger, b. Jan. 20, 1864, at Rutland, Vt. 



39. WILLIAM WALLACE BAXTER, second son of 
Algernon Sidney Baxter and Maria Wheeler, his wife, b. 
Apr. 1, L845, in Brooklyn, L. I. M. in Troy, N. V., Feb. 13, 
1866, to Mary Cornelia Lillie, daughter of the late 
Lewis Lillie, Esq., of Troy, X. Y. 

THEIR CHILDKEN ARE : 

1. Lewis Sidney, b. Jan. 29, 1867, in Salem, Washington Co.. N. Y. 

2. Martha Wheeler, b. Oct. 1, 1869, in Castletou, Vt. 



Att the court of His Ma He held att Plymouth for (he jurisdiction of New Plymouth, on 
the twenty-seventh day of October, Anno Domini, 1680, Thomas Baxter was on the jury. 

There is also a record of a suit, between Thomas Baxter, of Yarmouth, and Timothy Cole, 
in which a verdict, was rendered for the plaintiff, Thomas Baxter. This was the court oi 
March 7. 1675. 

The names of George Baxter and Thomas Willett appear often on the county records 
from 1646, and on (he deeds from the Dutch to the English. 

The following is copied from the history of New London in that part that relates to the 
yellow fever in that town in 1798: — 

"The health committee performed their duties in a most satisfactory and noble manner. 
Vigilant, cheerful, assiduous, unwearied, and impartial, they executed their difficult and 
hazardous office until their services were no longer needed. Their names will be found 
honorably recorded in the following town vote: ' In town meeting, Feb. 4, 1799, voted that 
i Ids town entertain a very high sense of the fidelity, benevolence, and unwearied exertions 
of Messrs. John Woodward. John Ingram, dames Baxter, and Ebenezer Holt, jr.. the 
committee of health, during the late epidemic in this town, and that the thanks of this 
town are cordially tendered to them for their meritorious services.' " 

In the " History of Norwich '" it is stated that in 180;; a building was erected for hemp- 
spinning by Nathaniel Howland and Co., and it further says that "The Howlands appear 
to have been stimulated by a Baxter, cotton-spinner from England. 



■'>- BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



THE CAPE COD, OR BARNSTABLE COUNTY, 

BAXTERS. 

The Cape Cod, or Barnstable County, Baxters trace their 
origin from Capt. Thomas Baxter, whom we first hear of in 
Connecticut, in L658. Sept. 12, 1653, Capt. Thomas Baxter 
seized the vessel, called "The Desire,"' of Samuel Mayo, of 
Barnstable, in the colonie of Plymouth. Mayo presented 
petition upon oath, "concerning the seizure by Baxter under 
the couller of a commission from Road Island.'" 

Mayo was transporting goods for one Leverich, of Sand- 
wich, in reference to a new plantation he intended to settle 
"a! Oyster "Bay, on Long Island, within English ly me tts." 
The seizure was in Hempstead harbour, to prevent the carry- 
inn on of trade with the "Duch." Lieutenant William Hud- 
son was sent on the complaint to the proper authorities in 
" Road Island," to find out the date and particulars of the 
"Commission to offend the Duch" which Baxter claimed to 
hold. Thomas Baxter, not at all frightened, persisted in his 
work, and under the same commission seized a "Duch boat 
neare Fayerfield harbour," and the "Duch" immediately 
fitted out two more vessels to attack Baxter. A proclama- 
tion was made Sept. 17, 1653, by the Commissioners of the 
United Colonies, for the "Duch" to keep out of the harbors, 
bays, etc., within the United Colonies jurisdiction. 

Lieutenant Hudson returned from Rhode Island, Sept. 20, 
1653, bringing a letter to the Commissioners from Mr. Estone, 
of Newport, dated Sept. 16, 1653, to the effect that the 
" counsell ' were not present, but that Baxter had been 
authorized by them to offend the " enimies," of England, as 
according to their instruction, that Baxter is bound to bring 
his " prises into Newport, for try all, that the State may 



BAXTKi; GENEALOGY. 33 

get its sheaic" The letter was signed "Nicolas Estone, 
Newport." 

Samuel Mayo went with Hudson, but on receiving no 
satisfaction, he asked that his barque be found in " Conec- 
ticotl or New Haven to be held for tryall." 

William Paddy and Samuel Mayo became sureties on the 
bond for suit of the owners of " The Desire," against Thomas 
Baxter, if the vessel of Mayo was held. The owners were 
William Paddy, Thomas Willett, John Barnes, and Samuel 
Mayo. Willett and Paddy were residents of Plymouth in 
HUT, and the sister of William Paddy, Margaret, married 
Gregory Baxter, who was the first Baxter of whom we have 
record in America. He was a resident of Braintree, Mass. 

The court ordered Baxter to pay Mayo £150 for his unjust 
seizure of the vessel and cargo ; only (provided Baxter return 
the vessel to Mayo, with the sails and ropes, two swords and 
four guns, taken from the vessel,) £18 was to be deducted 
from the £150. In 16o4 the General Court ordered that the 
estate attached by the constable of Fairfield, Conn., for the 
forfeiture of the recognizance of Capt. Baxter, be remitted. 

Capt. Thomas Baxter is described as of Wethersfield, 
Conn., in 1654 ; and I find that in 1658 a special warrant was 
ordered by the General Court of Connecticut, and given to 
Jonathan Gilbert to arrest Thomas Baxter for several misde- 
meanors in the jurisdiction of that State, with power to raise 
forces to execute his warrant. In May, 1662, the General 
Court of Connecticut granted a divorce to Bridget Baxter 
from Thomas Baxter, who was in England at that time. 
The parties in this ease were described as of New London. 

I have no positive knowledge of the fact, but I think that, 
disgusted with the turn of affairs in Connecticut, Capt. 
Thomas thought he would try Massachusetts, and conse- 
quently settled in Yarmouth, Mass., the adjoining town to 
3 



3 I BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Barnstable. To William Davis, recent Town Clerk of 
Yarmouth, I am indebted for much of the history of the 
descendants of Capt. Thomas Baxter. 

(A Cape Cod tradition gives the name Shubal or Michael, 
near relative of Rev. Richard Baxter, of England, as the orig- 
inator of the Cape Cod Branch, but I can yet find no evidence 
of it.) 



40. TH( >M AS BA XTER, of Yarmouth, Mass., m. Tk.m- 
perance Sturges, widow of Edmund Sturges, jr., Jan. 27, 
1679. She d. March 12, 174.3. He d. June 22, 1713. 

THEIK CHILDREN WERE : 

1. John, b. : in. Desire Gorham, June 11, 170(1. 41 

2. Thomas, b. : m. : d. 42 

3. Shubael, b. 1687 : m. : d. 43 

The record of these children is lost. These names were 
taken from will of Thomas. 



41. JOHN BAXTER, son of Thomas, m. Desire Gor- 

ham, June 11, 17<>6. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2,1700: m. William Dowiies, 1725. 

2. Sarah, b. Oct, 28, 1708 : m. Gorbam Cob. April 20, 1732. 

3. Jeney, b. Nov. 5, 1710: m. Richard Baxter, Jan. 2(5, 1733. 

4. Temperance, b. Aug. 14, 1712 : m. Samuel Downs, Feb. 25, 1730. 
b. July 5, 1714 : m. and removed to Martha's Vineyard, 
b. Mar. 3, 1715: m. Hannah North, of Barnstable, Nov. 

44 

b. Jan. 12, 1717 : m. Abigail Taylor, Feb. 21, 1711. 45 

b. Mar. 21,1720: m. (1) Deborah Nickerson, of Harwich, 

She d. 1747: m. (2) Thankful Merchant. Oct. 4, 

46 

b. Feb. 20, 1721 : m. 



5. 


John. 


6. 


Joseph, 




15, 1747. 


i . 


Isaac, 


8. 


11i:/.i:ki aii. 




1743. S 




1758. 


9. 


Desire, 



I'.AXTF.R GENEALOGY. 35 

10. Samuel. b. Feb. 4, 1722 : m. 

11. Thomas, b. Feb. 1, 1724 :m. 

12. Shubal. b. Dec. 21, 1726: ra. Mehitable Eallet, Barnstable, Mar. 

5, 1746. 42 



42. THOMAS BAXTER, second son of Thomas, m. 
Makv, daughter of John Lattimer, of Wethersfield, Conn., 
May 3, 1705. Second wife, Hannah Crowell. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Timothy, b. Feb. 26. 1706 : m. Sarah Kilbourn. of Wethersfleld, 

Conn. 48 

2. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 23, 1708: m. at Wethersfleld: 

3. Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1710: in. Zilpha Nickerson, Nov. 8, 1740. 49 

4. Cornelius, b. Nov. 30. 1712: m. (1) Dorcas Gage, 1737. 

m. (2) Joanna Merchant, 1747. 50 

5. Leah, b. Dec. 17. 1715: m. and had a son, Simeon Berry, b. 

1739. 

6. Malachi, b. April 30, 1718 : m. Thankful Kelly, March 18, 1738. 51 



43. SHUBAEL BAXTER, son of Thomas, m. widow 
Elizabeth Downs ; she d. April 17, 1746 : he d. April 12, 
1741. 

their children WERE : 

1. Thankful, b. Jan. 29, 1711 : m. (1) Thomas Thacher, July 11, 1730. 

m. (2) Samuel Lambert, Jan. 28, 1747. 

2. Richard, b. July 6, 1710: m. (1) Jane Baxter, of Barnstable, Jan., 

1733 : d. 1768. m. (2) Mary ( loffln, of Nantucket, 1775. 52 

3. Hannah. b. May 25.1720: m. 



44. -I ( )SEPH B A XTER, son of John, m. Hannah North, 
of Barnstable, Nov. 15, 1747. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 



1. Daniel, b. Dec. 18, 1748 : ra. Martha Baxter, July 20, 1775. 53 

2. Winnikred, b. Sept. 5, 1750: m. David Baxter, Dec. 23, 1770. 

3. Mary, b. May 28, 1752: m. Stacy Blish, Nov. 25, 1773. 



36 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

4. John, b. April 16, 1754 : m. Reliance Ewers, of Barnstable, May 

15, 1777, and moved to China, Me. 54 

5. Desire, b. May 22, 1750: in. Nathaniel llallet, of Barnstable. July 

20, 1775. 

6. Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1759 : m. Samuel Drody, Aug. 28, 1777. 

7. Hannah, b. Mar. 18, 1761 : in. Parker. 

8. Prince, b. Dec. 1, 1703 : m. 55 

9. Joseph, b. May 11. 1706 : m. Desire Taylor, March 18, 1793. 56 



45. ISAAC BAXTER, son of John, m. Abigail Taylor, 
Feb. 12, 1744. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. David, b. Feb. 14. 1745: m. Winnifred Baxter, Dec. 23, 1770. 57 

2. Isaac, b. Aug. 29, 1747 : m. Lydia Linnell. 58 

3. Deborah, b. July 26, 1752 : m. Levi Crowell, Oct. 5, 1774, and moved to 

Kennebeck, Me. 

4. Martha, b. July 20, 1755 : m. Daniel Baxter, July 20, 1775. 

5. Taylor, b. June 24, 1758 : m. Sarah Crowell, June 10. 1774. 59 



46. HEZEKIAH BAXTER, son of John, m. ( 1 ) Deb- 
orah Nickerson, of Harwich, April 21, 1743 ; d. May, 
1747. (2) Thankful Merchant, Oct. 4, 1758. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Lemuel, b. Jan. 2, 1745 : 60 

BY SECOND WIFE : 

1. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 17, 1761 : in. Elizabeth Burgess, 1787. 61 

2. Hezekiah, b. Oct. 12.1703: 62 



47. SHUBAL BAXTER, seventh son of John, m. 
.Mkhitable Hallet, of Barnstable, March 17, 1746. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE 



1. Susannah, b. Dec. 18, 1748: 

2. Anne, b. June 17, 1751 : 

3. Rebecca, b. Oct. 25, 1755 : m. Thaddeus Brown, 1773. 

I. MKHITABLE, b. Sept. 5, 1757 in. Edward Crowell, Aui<. 81, 1775. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



37 



5. Temperance, b. Dec. 1759: m. James Stuart, (Maine,) Oct. 3, 1781. 

fi. SHUBAL, b. Nov. 9, 1761 : m. Rebecca Linnell. Jan. 21, 1790. 63 

7. Lockwood, b. Oct. 5, 1764 : m. and removed to Liverpool, Eng. 64 

8. Ezekial, b. July 13, 1767 : m. Catherine Bearse, 1789. 65 

9. Elizabeth. b. July 12, 1774 : m. Jethro Rathburn, 1793. 



48. TIMOTHY BAXTER, son of Thomas Baxter and 
Mary Lattimer, m. Sarah Kilbourn, of Wethersfield, Conn., 
.Inly 14, 1726. 



THEIR CHILDREN, BORN IN WETHERSFIELD, WERE: 

John, b. Dec. 28, 1726 : m. 66 

Honour. b. Mar. 2, 1729 : m. 
Martha, b. Dec. 14, 1730 : m. 
4. Elisha, b. Oct. 29, 1732 : m. II. Woolwich, Dec. 13, 1756, and had 

nine children. 67 

Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1735: m. 

Mehitable, b. May 25, 1740: m. 



5. 
6. 



49. TH( >MA8 BAXTER, third son of Thomas Baxter 
and Mary Lattimer, m. Zilpha Nickerson, of Chatham, 
Nov. 8, 1740. 

THEIR children were : 

1. Benjamin, b. Sept. 20, 1741 : in. Elizabeth Ryder, Harwich, 1765. 68 

2. Reuben, b. May 2, 1745 : m. Elizabeth Crowell, Oct. 31, 1765. 70 

3. Stephen, b. July 1, 1748: injured in head on board a whaler, and 

insane afterwards. 71 

4. Ruth, b. June 5. 1751 : in. Reuben Swain, Nantucket, 1768. 

5. Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1755 : in. Prudence Baker, Dec. 6, 1790. 72 

6. Zilpha, b. Oct. 1, 1758: 



50. CORNELIUS BAXTER, son of Thomas Baxter 
and Mary Lattimer, m. (1) Dorcas Gage, Feb, 11, 1737, 
( 1) Joanna Merchant, 1747. 

1. Martha, b. Mar. 26, 1747 : 

2. Jerusha, b. Dec. 15, 1749: in. Joseph Studley, Feb. 15, 1770. 



38 MAXTER GENEALOGY. 



3. Anna. b. < >ct. 25, 1752 : m. Abraham Baker, 1772. 

4. Molly, b. Oct. 25,1754: 

5. Barnabas, b. Jan. 13, 1758: m. (1) Catherine Bearse, 17s; ; 73 

in. (2) Mercj Bradford, 1791. 

6. Cornelius, b. April 16, 1760: 74 

7. Thankful, b. Feb. 5, 1763 : 

8. Nathaniel, b. April 17. 1765: m. Rutli Chase, Harwich. 17'.>2. 75 

9. David. b. April 15, 1707: m. Mercy Baker, Oct. 23, 1788. 76 
10. Mary. b. Dec. 22. 1772: m. Zenas Baker, Oct. 5, 1789. 



51. MALACH] BAXTER, son of Thomas Baxter and 
Mary Lattimer, in. Thankful Kelley, March 10, 1738. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Rebecca, b. Dec. 26, 1739. 

2. David, b. Nov. 12, 1741. 77 

3. Malachi, b. June 19, 1743. 78 

4. Hannah, b. May 26, 1744. 

5. Abigail, b. June 2f>. 1745. 

6. John, b. July 12, 1750. 79 

7. Jedediah, b. Aug. 26, 1753. 80 



52. RICHARD BAXTER, son of Shubal, in. (1) 
Jane Baxter, Apr. 11, 1734; she d. Feb. -2t'>, L768; m. (2) 
Mary Coffin of Nantucket, 1T7."». 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Thankful, b. Jan. 23, 1735: in. Joseph Ilallett. Barnstable, June 15, 

1760. 

2. Shubal, b July 18, 1736 : m. Elizabeth Taylor, Oct. 23", 1757. 81 

3. Hannah, b. Dec. is. 1738: d. Sept. 25, 1740. 

4. RICHARD, b. Sept. 15, 1742: m. Patience Davis, Barnstable, Nov. 21, 

1771. 82 

5. Desire. b. .May 15, 1744: in. Leveretl Taylor. Jan. 21. 1 7)'.^, 

6. John, b. Mar. 8,1746: d. Jan. 8, 1747. 83 

7. Prince. b. Aug. 27,1748; m. Sarah Blish, Barnstable, December 3, 

1778. 84 

S. Thomas. b. Apr. 12, 1750: 85 

9. Jane. b. Apr. !), 1756: in. Thomas Bragg, Nov. 20, 1777. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 39 

53. DANIEL BAXTER, son of .Joseph, m. Martha 
Baxter, July 20, 1775. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 



54. JOHN BAXTER, son of Joseph, m. Reliance 
Ewers of Barnstable, May 15, 1777, and moved to China, 
Me. Fie d. Oct. 7, 1831. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Betsey, b. 

•2. Daniel, b. 1803 : 

3. John, b. 

Revolutionary pensioner, Certificate 12,214. Declaration made 
May 12, 1818. Alleges his age is 64; now resident of Vassalboro, 
Me.: born at Yarmouth, Mass.; that he enlisted January, 1776, for 
one year, upon the Continental establishment, in Capt. John Gran- 
nis*> company of Col. Bradford's Mass. regiment, but more imme- 
diately under command of Lieut. Col. Bassett ; was discharged and 
paid off at Boston, December, 1776, having served the full term of 
enlistment. 

In affidavit, dated May 30, 1820, he testifies that the following 
i- a schedule of his whole estate and income, clothing and bedding 
excepted: 

150 acres of land in Vassalboro (nearly 21 acres of which 
are under improvement, and 25 acres are situated 
in a bog), with small dwelling-house, partly fin- 
ished, ainl barn thereon, of the value of ... . $1,200.00 

( >ne old mare and a colt, worth 40.00 

Three c<>ws, of the value of 45.00 

The one-half of a yoke of oxen, and of a yoke of steers, 

3 years old. both of the value of 40.00 

Two yearlings, worth 10.00 

Three calves, worth 6.00 

Ten sheep and six lambs, worth 21.00 

Eight swine, worth 20.00 



40 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Old household furniture, u<>r exceeding in value . . . 40.00 

Implements of husbandry, worth 8.00 

One-horse wagon, worth 80.00 

One old sleigh and harness, worth 5.00 

Debts due to me that can lie collected, not exceeding . 25.00 

And I owe as much as $350, on which I pay interest. 

My income, deducting the interest of the money I owe, does not 
exceed $85 a year. 

My family at home consists of myself; my wife Allea, se. 64, 
very rheumatic; my daughter Betsey, se. 22; my son Daniel, ae. 18, 
very feeble, unable to labor much ; my grandchild Alexander, je- 
ll, and my grandchild Franklin, ge. 9, who is constantly sick with 
the asthma. (Has a son John at this time). 

Pensioned from May 12, 1818, at $8, as private, Col. Bradford's 
regiment of the Mass. Line. 

Reliance Baxter, widow of John, pensioned from March 4, 1836. 

Clerk of Town of Barnstable, Mass., certifies that it appears of 
record that John Baxter and Reliance Ewers were joined in mar- 
riage, May 15, 1777. 

Register of Probate, Kennebec Co., Me., certifies John Baxter, 
late of Vassalboro, Me., d. at Winslow, Oct. 7, 1831. 

Son Daniel Baxter, living at Vassalboro, Me.. July, 1838, se. at 
t hat time 35 years. 

Son John Baxter. 



Since the manuscript was given into the printer's hands, the following information has 
heen receive*!, which, as will be seen, outlines more completely the near descendants of 
• lohn Baxter. John Baxter, of Barnstable or Yarmouth. Mass., brother of Daniel on 
Cape Cod. Hi "children were William, John, Daniel, Dorcas, Jane, Lydia, Sarah, Tatty, 
Kuniee, and Betsey. William Baxter, son of John : his children were Zimri H. (married 
and lives at Salt Creek, Utah; has a large family). Alexander P., Franklin W., Hannah. 
and Eliza. John Baxter, son of John ; his children were Solomon and Jesse Daniel Bax- 
ter, sou of John: married and had one s..n. Alexander I*. Baxter, second son of William. 
married Eliza I. Deland. of Salem, Mass.; lived with his grandfather, in Vassalboro, Me., 
when about eleven years old; their children were Augusta V., Minnie B., and Grace I). 
Franklin \V. Baxter, third son of William ; his children were Frank \V.. Emily T., Eliza- 
beth, Anna F.. George P., Charles, and Frederick. 



55. PRINCE BAXTER, son of Joseph. 



THKIK CHlf.DRKN WKKK : 



i:.\xter genealogy. 



41 



56. JOSEPH BAXTER, fourth son of Joseph : b. May 
11. 1766; m. Desire Taylor, March 18, 1793. 



THEIR CHILDREN WKRK 



1. Ol.IVE. 

2. Leverett, 

3. Nathan, 

4. WlNSLOW, 

5. Hannah. 

6. WlNSLOW. 

7. Mary Atwood. 

8. Martha. 

9. John Taylor, 
10. Edward. 



b. Jan. 
b. Mar. 

I). Nov. 
b. Feb. 
I). Nov. 
b. Aug. 
b. Nov. 
b. May 
b. Feb. 
1). Nov. 



20, 1795 : 
20, 1797 : 
20, 179s 

6, 1801 : 
23, 1802 : 

6, 1804 : 

10, 1806 : 

11, 1811: 
5, 1814: 

22, 1815: 



86 

87 



57. DAVID BAXTER, son of Isaac, m. Winnifred 
Baxter, Dec. 23, 1770. 



THEIR children were 



1. 


Alexander, 


b. 


Oct. 


9. 


1771 : 


ni. 


S,ir:i 


ih I. 


i. Baker, Mar. 31, 


1794. 88 


•> 


Obed. 


b. 


Oct. 


19. 


1772: 










89 


3. 


Oliver, 


b. 


May 


4, 


1775: 


d. 


Maj 


17. 


1775. 


90 


4. 


Oliver. 


b. 


July 


12, 


1776 : 










91 


5. 
6. 


David. 
Walter, 


i). 
1). 


Oct. 
Dec. 


19, 
26, 


1777: 

1780 : 










92 
93 


7. 


Mary, 


b. 


Apr. 


30, 


1782: 












8. 


John. 


b. 


Oct. 


17. 


1783: 










94 


9. 


Martha, 


h. 


Mar. 


1'2, 


1 785 : 












10. 


Ntmphas, 


b. 


Oct. 


12. 


L788: 












IL 


Franklin, 


1). 


< >ct. 


7. 


1790: 












12. 


Allen. 


1). 


Apr. 


11. 


1793: 


d. 


1815. 









58. ISAAC BAXTER, second son of Isaac, m. Lydia 
Linnell, March 31, 1785. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 



1. Susannah, b. July 20,1786. 

2. Isaac. b. Aug. 20, 1788. 

3. Daniel. b. May 6, 1790. 



♦ 



I- BAXTER GENEALOGY 



4. Wn.i ivm. I). June 23, 1 71)2. 

5. Sylvia. b. Sept. 25, 1796. 



59. TAYLOR BAXTER, son of [saac, m. Sarah 
( )rowell, June 1»i, 1774. 



Til KIR CHILDKKN WERE: 



1. 


Abigail, 


b. 


A Ug. 


18, 


1774. 




2. 


Isaiah, ■ 


b. 


April 


26, 


1776. 




3. 


Ansel, 


b. 


Dec. 


29, 


1777. 




1. 


Asa. 


b. 


Aug. 


28, 


1779. 




5. 


Nancy. 


b. 


July 


2;». 


1781. 




6. 


Deborah, 


1). 


Aug. 


22, 


L783. 




7. 


Zudoc, 


b. 


Jan. 


29, 


1787. 




8. 


Sally, 


b. 


March 26, 


1789. 




!). 


Taylor. 2d 


. b. 


Nov. 


24, 


1790. 




10. 


Henry, 


b. 


Sept. 


22 


1792. 




11. 


Abelard, 


1). 


June 


9, 


1796. 




12. 


Leonard, 


b. 


July 


13, 


1798 : ( 


1. 1804. 



60. LEMUEL BAXTER, son of Hezekiah, 



61. EBENEZER BAXTER, son of Hezekiah Baxter 
and Thankful Merchant, m. Elizabeth Burgess, 1787. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Rebecca, b. Aug. 28, 1789. 

Ebenezer Baxter, revolutionary pensioner under Certificate No. 
2216. 

In declaration, dated April 2, L818,tha1 he is resident of Slater's 
Village, Smithfield, Providence County, R. I., was born in Yar- 
mouth. Mass., in 1761, enlisted May 15, 1777, in 14th regiment 
Mass. Line, Col. Gamaliel I had lord. — Capt. John Lamont's com- 
pany, Gen. Putnam's brigade, — continued in this regiment until 
"drafted into Gen. Wayne's infantry, on expedition againsl 'Stony 
I'oint. 'ai't.T taking of which 1 returned to said 14th regiment and 



BAXTBE GENEALOGY. I'. 

continued therein until May. L780, when discharged." In addition 
to the above, served in Capt. John Russell's company, Lt. Col. Bas- 
set's regimenl in the eighl months service, and in the sis months 
service in Capt. Hasting's company under Col. Henry Jackson, 
making the whole time in service tour years and two months. 

In declaration, dated dune ">. L820, states "has no property of 
any description whatever; " has a wife and rive children dependent 
on him for support. 

Ebenezer Thacher (in affidavit dated Feb. 7, 1818,) testifies he was 
personally acquainted with Lemuel Baxter, of Yarmouth, who 
served in Capt. John Russell'- company, Col. Bradford's regiment, 
and "was knowing to Lemuel Baxter being slain by the Indians." 
Also, thai Ebenezer Baxter was a three-years soldier in same brigade 
and regiment. Capt. John Lament's company, "and was knowing t" 
his being taken prisoner by the Indians, and his escape." 

Same, in affidavit (dated May 5, 1818,) that claimant served with 
him in same company and regiment, about three years, -except ahoul 
three months and twenty days, when he was a prisoner taken by the 
Indians, and he returned the day before Burgoyne surrendered, and 

gave information to our army that they were about to surrender. He 
was with me at the taking of Stony Point.''* 



62. HEZEKIAH BAXTER, sen of Hezekiah Baxter 

and Thankful Merchant. 



HIS CHILDREN WERE : 



63. SHUBAL BAXTER, son of Shubal Baxter and 
Mehitable Hallett, in. Rebecca Linnell. Jan. 21, L790. 



lUKIR CHILDREN WERE: 



1. 


Lo< KWOOD, 


1). 


Aug. 


19, 


1790: 


2. 


Asm .. 


b. 


April 


7, 


L793 : 


3. 


Rebecca. 


b. 


Aug. 


6, 


1794 : 


I. 


Zenas, 


b. 


Jan 


10, 


L798 : 


5. 


TEMPERANCE; 


1). 


May 


7, 


L800: 


ti. 


Love, 


b. 


Dec. 


16, 


1802 : 



44 BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 

64. LOCKWOOD G. BAXTER, son of Shubal, re- 
moved to Liverpool, England. 



6b. EZEKIAL BAXTER, son of Shubal, m. Catha- 
rine Bearse, 178!'. 



THEIB CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Temperance, b. <>ct. 29, 1792: 



66. JOHN BAXTER, son of Timothy Baxter and 
Sarah Kilbourn, I). Dec. 28, 1726. Probably his son John is 
pensioner referred to below. 

John Baxter, b. at Wethersfield, revolutionary pensioner, Certifi- 
cate N<>. -bono, declaration made Sept, 11, 1832, alleges "enlisted in 
Nov. 1775. with Lieut. Noah Allen, and served in Col. Brewer's 
regiment Continental bine, under Capt. Soule, for about two weeks, 
when the company under Capt. Smile was united to Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's regiment, enlisted in town of Saundersfield, County of Berk- 
shire, Mass. of which town was then a resident. Joined Col. 
Brewer's regiment at Dorchester, and after two weeks marched 
with Capt. Soule's company to Prospect Hill, and there joined Col. 
Whitcoinb's regiment ai Prospecl Hill about a month, then to Rox- 
bury, until after British left Boston. At Boston until in Aug., 177(1. 
the regiment took up line of march for Ticonderoga; at Ticonder- 
oga till first of January, 1777. when discharged, and returned to 
Saundersfield. That in April. 1777, he again enlisted in Capt. Eli- 
zur Deming's company, serving about one and a half months. 
Again enlisted in June, 1777, in Capt. Wheeler's company, Col. 
[seley's regiment, and marched with his command from Saunders- 
field, through Troy, to Saratoga, Fori Edward, etc., and to within a 
short distance of Fort George, where the retreating army of (Jen. St. 
Clair was met, which they joined. The army moved southward to 
Stillwater, when Gen. Gates tools command of the army in the North, 
his company was disbanded, and he returned home, it being aboul 
the last of August. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 45 

That on June 1, 1778, he again entered the service of U. S. as 
gunner on the privateer ship of war " < Jen. Putnam," commanded by 
Capt. Thomas Allen : Salliston and Gait wore mates. Sailed from 
New London, and cruising east of the Great Banks of Newfound- 
land, returned to New London Sept. 15, having been about three 
and a half months; during cruise captured six British brigs. 
Again enlisted in July, 1780, with Capt. Noah Allen, whose com- 
pany he immediately joined at West Point. About a week after 
his arrival, 'he joined the select corps of infantry under the Mar- 
quis de La Fayette, under whose command he served in New Jer- 
sey, crossing the Hudson at Stony Point. Was placed in Com- 
pany commanded by Capt. John Kilby Smith. During time he 
was in New Jersey, he remembers marching with a detachment of 
about one thousand men to Elizabethtown to cross to Staten Island, 
but the expedition did not succeed. Returning, in November, from 
New Jersey to West Point, where he remained until Dec. 15, 1780. 
when discharged. 

According to a record of birth, now in his possession, he was b. 
Aug. 19, 1757, at Wethersfield, Conn., wdience he removed when 
seven or eight years old to Saundersfield, and thence in 1788 to 
Herkimer County, N. Y., and in 1802 or 1803 to Brownsville, Jef- 
ferson County, N. Y., where he has ever since resided. (All of de- 
claration.) 

Report from Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, dated 
dan. 30, 1844, shows him member of Capt. Elijah Dearing's com- 
pany, April and July, 1777; and Capt. Zenas Wheeler'.- company 
in August and September. 1777. His name also appears upon the 
pay roll of the Town of Saundersfield, from July 2, to Dec. 19, 1780. 
No rolls of Capt. Marc Soule after Oct., 1775, of ship Putnam, or of 
Lieut. Wilcox, in 1781, on file ; m. Candaer Emerson, July, 1806 ; 
d. at Brownsville. N. Y., April 17, 1847, se. eighty-nine years, eighl 
months. 

Widow pensioned under Cert. No. 5005. still survives, or death 
not known. 



67. ELISHA BAXTER, son of Timothy Baxter and 
Sarah Kilbourn, in. Honor WOOLCOTT, Dec. 13, 1750. 



46 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



HIS CHILDREN. ALL BORN AT WETHER8KIELD, CONN.. W 11:1 



1. 


Honor, 


b. Sept 


8, 


1757 


2. 


Hhoda, 


b. Aug. 


24, 


175S 


3. 


Elisha, jr. 


,b.Feb. 


8, 


] 762 


4. 


Honor, 2d 


b. Feb. 


17, 


1765 


5. 


Lucy, 


b. Mar. 


20, 


1768 


6. 


Leonard, 


b. Oct. 


28, 


1771 


7. 


Prudence, 


b. Feb. 


8, 


1775 


8. 


Anne, 


b. June 


20, 


1778 


9. 


Polly, 


b. Oct. 


1, 


1781 



69. BENJAMIN BAXTER, son of Thomas, in. 
Elizabeth Ryder, (b. July 17, 1744; d. .March 1, L829,) 
Harwich, Aug-. 15, 1765; he d. Oct. 17, 1812. 



THEIR children were : 



1. 


Ebenezer, 


b. 


April 7, 


1766: 


2. 


David, 


b. 


Feb. 10, 


1768: 


3. 


Elizabeth. 


b. 


June 22, 


1772: 


4. 


Simeon, 


b. 


Sept. 21, 


1775: 


5. 


Zilpha, 

sin). 


b. 


Jan. 10, 


1779 


6. 


Benjamin 2d 


b. 


.Nov. 27, 


1781: 


7. 


Charity, 


b. 


May 18, 


1785: 



Probably went to Tolland, Conn. 

in. John Baxter April 19, 1798 (cou- 



70. - REUBEN BAXTER, son of Thomas, m. Elizabeth 
Crowell (she d. Dec. 8, 1833,) Oct. 31, 1765: lie d. Aug. 14, 
1813. 

He went to Tolland, Conn., to buy a farm in war times, 
probably 1780, but was disgusted and returned to Dennis. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 



- I 



6. 



Hannah, b. July 19, 1767 

Reuben, b. June 7. 1770 

Rebecca, b. June it. 1771 

Edward, b. July 14. 1773 ; 

Obed. I). Sept. 12, 1774; Dennis. Mass. : 

John. I>. Jan. 31, 1777, Dennis, Mass. : 

7. Reuben, b. Mar. 13, 17«1 : 

8. Betty, b. Sept. 10, 1784 : 



95 
96 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 47 

71. STEPHEN BAXTER, son of Thomas. Injured 
mi the head in a " whaleman," and was often insane. 



72. THOMAS BAXTER, fourh son of Thomas, m. 
Prudence Baker, Dec. 6, 17 '.hi. 



73. BARNABAS BAXTER, son of Cornelius, m. (1) 
Catherine Bearn, 1787; m. (2) Mercy Blatchford, 
1791. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Johanna, b. Aug. 17, 1794 

2. John Blatcheord, b. July 5, 1796 

3. Barnabas 2d. b. June 22, 1798 

4. Sophia, b. Nov. 4, 1800 

5. Elmira, b. Nov. 19, 1803 

6. Benjamin. b. June 13, 1809 



74. CORNELIUS BAXTER, second son of Cornelius. 

Revolutionary pensioner under Certificate No. 11,791. In declar- 
ation, dated March 31, 1818, that he is resident of Yarmouth, 
Mass., aged 58 years, enlisted (and served three years,) between 
1775 and 1780, entered service from Yarmouth, served under Lieut. 
Josiali Miller, of Capt. John Lemont's company, Col. Bradford's 
regiment, Massachusetts Line ; discharged at Westpoinl by Col. 
Bradford. 

f In declaration, dated August 9, 1820, states he has no real estate, 
no persona] estate, "except my twenty dollars left of my last pen- 
sion " " I have no family, I owe nothing, nothing is due me, and I 
am unable to labor except a part of the time." 

Ebenezer Thacher, of Yarmouth, testified he served in same 
company and regiment with claimant from May, 1777, to spring of 
1780. "Said Baxter was with us in storming Stony Point and in 
taking Burgoyne, and also in New Jersey at the battle of Mon- 
mouth." 



48 BAXTEK GENEALOGY. 

75. NATHANIEL BAXTER, son of Cornelius, m. 

Kith Chase, of Harwich, 1792. 



76. DAVID BAXTER, son of Cornelius, m. Mercy 
Baker, Oct. 28, 1788. 







THEIR CHILDREN WERE 


1. 


Isaiah, 


b. Dec. 22, 1788 : 


2. 


David, 


b. Nov. 3, 1790: 


3. 


Betsey 


b. Oct. 6, 1792 : 


4. 


Warren, 


b. Sept. 30, 1794 : 


5. 


Nabby, 


b. Sept. 27, 179G : 


6. 


Ezra. 


b. Jan. 17, 1798 : 


7. 


Nary, 


b. Jan. 15, 1803 : 


8. 


Sally, 


b. Jan. 25, 1805 : 


9. 


Alice, 


b. Feb. 12, 1809 : 



77. DAVID BAXTER, third son of Malachi. 

Revolutionary pensioner under Certificate No. 8,783. In declar- 
ation, dated April 22, 1818, alleges "he is a resident of Yarmouth, 
Mass., aged 72 years, that he enlisted in February, 1777, for three 
years, in Capt. John Russell's company, Col. Bradford's regiment, 
Massachusetts Line; served out his enlistment, and was discharged 
at West Point, in February. 1780 ; was at the capture of Burgoyne 
and the Monmouth battle;" that Samuel Taylor, Cornelius Baxter, 
and Ebenezer Thacher served in same company with him during 
three years. In declaration, dated August 9,1820, "has no real 
estate or personal estate, has family dependenl on him; his wife, 
aged 71 years, is wholly unable to labor." 

Samuel Taylor, of Yarmouth, Mass., testifies, "claimant joined the 
company to which he belonged about May 1, 1777, and February 
20, 1780, when applicant was discharged, he was still in service. 
The regiment was commanded by Gamaliel Bradford, Berechiah 
Barret, lieutenant colonel, and Patterson, brigadier general. Bax- 
ter is poor and needy, and needs assistance of his country." 



78. MALACH] BAXTER, second son of Malachi. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 49 

Revolutionary pensioner under Certificate No. 16,599. In declar- 
ation made April 23, 181S. states he lives in Yarmouth, Mass., and 
is ag< d 70 years; that he served in the war of the Revolution, and 
from reduced circumstances stands in need of the assistance of his 
country; that in July, 1775, he enlisted in Capt. Edward Ham- 
mond's Qompany in the First Regiment, then commanded by Col. 
(Gen.) Warren; that he was in the battle of Hunker Hill, where his 
colonel was killed, and he lost the sight of one eye, and was wounded 
in the foot, continuing to serve for two and one-half years ; was at 
last in the Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Line, Col. Wm. Shep- 
ard, and was discharged at West Point. Was in the battle on 
Rhode (?) Island ; "only pushed bayonets there for four hours and 
can now show three wounds;" "cannot see to write." 

Malachi Baxter m. Rhoda Mantor, April 24, 1777, as appears in 
records of town of Tisbury, Mass. 

Rhoda Baxter, widow of Malachi, pensioned under Certificate No. 
5,286. In declaration, dated June 29, 1837, states she is a resident 
of Tisbury, Mass. ; aged 77 ; that she is a widow of Malachi Baxter, 
to whom she was married at Tisbury, April 24, 1777, by Rev. Geo. 
Demons. That her husband died at Tisbury, July 17, 1835. 

Rhoda Baxter died Dec. 28, 1843, leaving surviving children, 
John Baxter, Cynthia Luce, Abagail Harding, Betsey Butler, and 
Sally Dexter, as appears by Certificate of Register of Probate, 
Dukes County, Mass., dated April 17, 1854. 

Malachi Baxter states in 1820, he has no family. 



79. JOHN BAXTER, fourth son of Malachi. 



80. JEDEDIAH BAXTER, son of Malachi. 



81. SHUBAL BAXTER, son of Richard, m. Elizabeth 
Taylor, Oct. 23, 1757. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Suuit.vi , 1). Jan. 1 f. 1758 : 
4 



,11 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 



82. RICHARD BAXTER, second son of Richard, m. 
Patience Davis, Barnstable, Nov. 21, 1771. 



THEIR CHILDREN \\ ERE 

1). May 19, 1772 
1). Feb. 23, 1771 
b. Nov. 20. 177.". 
b. Nov. 27, 1777 



1. Richard, 

2. Edward, 

3. James, 

4. Robert, 

5. Hetty STURGE8S, b. Feb. 17. 1780 
G. Polly, b. Apr. 28, 1782 

7. Fanny. 1). May 5, 17s 1 

8. Henry, 1). Feb. 13, 1786 
;t. Charles, b. Jan. 8, 1788 



83. JOHN BAXTER, son of Richard, d. Jan. 8, is 17. 



84, PRINCE BAXTER, son of Richard, m. Sarah 
Blish, Barnstable, Dec. 3, 177s. 



0. 

6. 

7. 



TIIKIll CHILDREN WERE: 



1. Jenny, b. Aug. 27, 1779 : 

2. Sally, b. Oct. 14. 1781: 

3. Prince, b. April 4, 1784: 

4. John. b. May 6, 17s*; : 
Hiram, b. Aug. 13, 1788: 
Samuel, b. Oct. 10, 1790: 
Paulina, b. April 11, 1793 : 
Stacy, b. Sept. 6, 17!».", : 



85. THOMAS BAXTER, fifth son of Richard, m. 
Mary 

their children were: 



Thomas, b. June 22, 177 1: 

Warren, b. Dec. 12, 1776: 
SiniBAL, b. Aug. 28, 1778 : 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



51 



86. LEVERETT BAXTER, son of Joseph. 



87. NATHAN BAXTER, son of Joseph. 



88. ALEXANDER BAXTER, son of David, m. Sarah 
L. Baker, March 31, 1794. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE 



1. 


Lucy, 


b. 


June 


27, 


1794 


o. 


Alexander, 


b. 


May 


1, 


1796 


3. 


Ira, 


b. 


Jan. 


23, 


1798 


4. 


Sylvester, 


b. 


Oct, 


24, 


1799 


5. 


Maria, 


b. 


Jan. 


», 


1801 


G. 


Priscilla, 


1). 


Aug. 


5, 


1802 


7. 


John Atwood 


b. 


April 29, 


180G 


8. 


Priscilla, 


b. 


Oct. 


26, 


1807 


9. 


Sarah L., 


b. 


Sept 


3, 


1S09 


10. 


Martha, 


b. 


May 


11, 


1811 


11. 


A CHILD, 


b. 


Dec. 


12, 


1813 


12. 


Emily, 


b. 


Mar. 


28, 


1815 


13. 


Allen. 


h. 


Oct. 


19, 


1816 



(1. Dec. 17, 1813 



89. OBED BAXTER, son of David, m. (1) Bridget ; 

she (1. April 7, 1807 : (2 ) Bethiah , b. at Hvannis, Mass. ; 

shed. Aug. 27, 1826. 

THEIR children were : 

1. Heman, b. Jan. 14, 1801 : 

2. AbnerE., 1). Mar. 6.1804: 

.".. Caroline. b. Oct. 22, 1805 : d. Feb. 24, 1807 : 
4. Bridget Ely. b. Mar. 8, 1807: d. April, 1807: 



CHILDREN by his SECOND WIFE WERE: 

1. Bridget B., b. July 14, 1812: hi. Asa Bearse. 

2. Rodney, b. Mar. 8,1815: in. Eleanor Bearse (sister of Asa) : 

d. 1877. 97 

3. Alfred. b. April 5, 1817: d. June 25, 1834. 



52 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

•t. Horatio N., b. Jan. 17, 1820: m. Abby Bearse : d. at sea. Note. 

r,. Ezra E., b. Aug. 12, 1822: 

6. John, b. April 19, 1825 : m. (1) Eleanor Xickerson, 

(2) Jennie L. Child. 98 

7. Simeon F., b. Aug. 6,1827: 

8. Helen, b. Nov. 29, 1829 : m. Ebeuezer Crowell, Dec. 1851. 

9. Obed, b. July 24, 1832 : Note. 

10. Alfred, b. Nov. 22, 1834 : d. Dec. 26, 1835. 

11. Elizabeth C, b. Oct. 22, 1S36 : m. Charles Hinckley. 



90. OLIVER BAXTER, son of David, d. May 17, 177f>. 



91. OLIVER BAXTER, son of David, m. Sally 
— : he d. July 17, 1855, a3. seventy-nine years: she d. 



Oct. 2o, 1857, ;r. seventy-nine years. 



THEIR CHILDREN WEKK : 



1. Bridget, b. Jan. 2, 1S09 : d. Aug. 18, 1838. 

2. Jui.iannk, b. Nov. 10, 1810 : 

3. Richard, b. July 11, 1813: 



92. DAVID BAXTER, son of David, m. Betsey 



their children were 



1. Phebe, I). Dec. 6, 1801 : 

2. Obed, b. Dec. 23, 1802: 

3. Erwin, b. Oct. 1, 1804: 

4. Allen, 1). Dec. 18, 1819: 



93. WALTER BAXTER,sonof David, m. Sally 

d. M.,\ I I. L838. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE 



1. Eunice, b. May 3, 1812: d. Jan. 26, 1826. 

2. Elijah, b. Dec. 19, 1813: 

3. Edwin, b. Jul} 23, 1816: 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 53 



i. Albert, b. Sept. 10, L818 : d. Dec. 26, L825. 

5. IIkman. b. Oct. 10, 1820: 

(3. RuEBEN, 1). Od 31, 1822: d. Nov. 29, l 



94. JOHN BAXTER, son of David. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. John Bush, b. July L5, 1810: 

•_'. Stacey, i). Jan. .".I, 1814: Professor of Elocution, at Harvard Col- 

lege : drowned at Long Branch, 1878. 



95. M.\. mi; OBED BAXTER, son of Reuben and — 
in. Mary (railed " Polly ") Howes, of Dennis: d. Dee. 5, 
184."), se. seventy-one years: she d. Sept. 30, 1865, ;e. ninety- 
one years. 

lie was a very Christian gentleman, and much respected 
by his townsmen. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. OBED, b. Sept. 12, 1774: 

2. Mary, b. May 1, 1775: 

3. Polly, b. June 18, 179G: d. 1823. 

4. OBED,jr., b. Dec. 3, 1797: in. (1) Mercy Baker, 

(2) Lovey Kelly : he d. 18G2. 102 

5. Elijah, b. Feb. 22, 1802 : m. (1) Polly Baker, 103 

(2) Keziab Baker. 



6. Ezra, b. June 11, 1805 

7. Mercy, b. Aug. 20, 1811 

8. Pheise, b. Sept. 10, 1814 



d. young, 1820. 



96. JOHN BAXTER, son of Reuben Baxter, m. 
ZlLPHA BAXTER (cousin, and daughter of Benjamin), April 
19, 1798: lie d. June 20, 1854, a_>. seventy-seven years: she d. 
June 8, 1819, se. seventy years. 

THEIR CHILDREX WELL : 

1. IIem.yn, I). Mar. 20, 1799: m. Mary L. Baker, Mar. 14, 1822. 



54 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

2. John, jr., b. Dec. 21, 1800: in. Esther Howes, of Chatham, Feb. 21, 

is 25. 

3. Crowell, b. Feb. 25, 1805: m. Sally Kindrick, of Harwich, Dec. 27, 

1827 : he (1. 1845. 

4. ALPHEUS, b. NOV. 26, 1808 : ill. (1) .Martha Robbins, Jan. 'J, 1831: 

(2) Ruth Kelly. 100 

5. Hannah, b. Sept. Hi, 1811: d. L839, unmarried. 

6. Hirah, b. Nov. 16, 1813: in. Celia C. Farris, of Yarmouth, Dec. 22, 

1836. 

7. Reuben, b. Nov. 8, 1816: d. young. 

8. Louisa, b. Sept. 17, 1820: in. Nathan B. Farrs, of Yarmouth, Jan. 

(I, 1842. 
it. Nabby, b. Nov. 30, 1825 : d. young. 



97. RODNEY BAXTER, of Hyannis, son of Obed 
Baxter, m. Eleanor Bearse, sister of Asa Bearse: she d. 

1877. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Marianna, b. m. Joshua Baker, and moved 

to Boston. 

2. Allen, b. m. Hattie Ryder, of Chatham, 

and moved to Bostou. 

Note. Horatio N., son of Obed Baxter, m. Abby Bearse. There children were: 
Horatio enlisted at Boston, June 23,1862. His honorable discharge from the United 
States steamer "South Carolina," upon which he was chief quarter-master, is dated 
April 22, 1865. He was confined in " Libliy Prison " and d. of disease there contracted. 



98. JOHN BAXTER, son of Obed Baxter and Bethiali, 
m. (1) Eleanor, daughter of Theophilns and Mary Sanford 
Niekerson, (descended from Roger Williams,) of Dennis, 
Mass., July 24, 1850 ; d. July 20, 1858. (2) Jennie, daughter 
of Child, of Hoboken, New York, 1860. 

CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE : 

1. Mary S., b. Sept. 5, 1851, at South Dennis, m. Charles Frederiek 

Russell, of Boston, Feb. 25, 1874. 

2. Eleanor N., b. at South Dennis, Oct. 13, 1857. 

3. Joseph N., b. at sea, Atlantic Ocean, April 10, 1855, bark "Z. D." 

long. 79° W., lat. 29° 10' N. 99 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 55 

CHILDREN l'.V His SECOND SV1IF, WEKE : 

1. Kate M., b. 
•j. John, b. 

Was born at Hyannis, Mass., April 19, 1825; son of Obed ami 
Bethia Baxter; Iiis father died when he was 11 years of age, and he 
was sent t<> sea when lie was bul 12 or 13 years old. He married 

Eleanor Nickerson, of South Dennis, in 1850. His first child was 
born at South Dennis, in 1851. About this time he bought part of 
the barque " Z. D.." of Boston, and went as captain to Rio Janeiro, 
taking his wife and child with him. From there he went to New- 
Orleans, and then to Constantinople. 

On the homeward journey they had a son, Jos. N. Baxter, born 
April 10, 1855, in the Gulf Stream, lat. 29° 10' K, long. T'.l- W. 
He next commanded the ship '•'Nabob," running between New York 
and Shanghai. On his second voyage they had bad weather losing 
all the rigging, but putting in a jury mast, they came home from 
St. Helena in the quickest time on record, for which the different 
insurance companies presented him with an elegant chronometer. 

The ship was then re-masted, and wdien about to sail again, he 
married his second wife, and then they sailed for Shanghai, in 1860. 

The next voyage, on leaving Shanghai, he went to London, thence 
to return to Shanghai and home. This was to he his last trip, but 
on Nov. 6, they were caught in a typhoon and wrecked on an island, 
when most of the crew were drowned ; but the captain and a few 
others managed to reach ground after a hard struggle. They found 
a small village, and after great delay were forwarded to the Ameri- 
can Consul, and through him, home. 

He arrived in the ship " Fearless, " from Manilla, in May, 1862. 
He stayed at home seven months, when he was put in command 
of the steamer "John Warner," carrying troops from New Orleans 
to stations. He was transferred from the "John Warner" to the 
"Pocahontas," which left New Orleans on the 24th of May, 1864, hav- 
ing aload of wounded soldiers from the Gulf Department, returning 
home. Samuel Baxter was put in acting captain, on account of John 
I Baxter's sickness, but on the passage, the "Pocahontas" was run 
into and sunk by the "City of Bath," June 1, 1864, in which colli- 
sion the " Pocahontas " sunk, and Capt. John Baxter is supposed 
to have gone down with her. The accident occurred off Cape 
Hatteras. 

Note. 01>e<l Baxter, .sun of Obed Baxter, m. Jennie Passage. Their children were: 
Obed Lincoln, b. June 9, 1SG0, at Yarmouth; Arabella Crowell, b. Feb. I, 1862, a: V.u- 



56 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



mouth; Edgar Adam, b. June 29, 1863, at STarmoutb; Alice May, 1>. June II, lRGti, at 
Barnstable; John, b. April 11. 1868, at Barnstable; .Jennie Bertha, b. July 16, 1870, at, 
Barnstable; Clarence Walter, b. Aug. 31, 1872, at Barnstable; Rodney, b. Oct. 31, 1S75, 
at Barnstable. 



99. JOSEPH NICKERSON BAXTER, son of John 
and Eleanor Baxter; b. at sea, 1855. On death of father 
and mother, moved to Boston, and lived with his uncle, 
Joseph Niekerson, a prominent lawyer there located. At- 
tended the Boston Latin School, and thinking after live years' 
attendance he was fitted to pass the examination for Amherst 
College, he left without finishing the six years" course usually 
necessary for college, and with hard study through the sum- 
mer months, abandoned Amherst and entered Harvard, from 
which college he graduated in the class of 1875. He was 
admitted to the Boston University Law School, in October, 

1875, and graduated from its two years" curriculum, in May, 

1876, and was admitted, in the same month, to practice as a 
lawyer at the Massachusetts bar. He at once commenced 
practice in the office of Joseph Niekerson. In his leisure lie 
has found time to write much for the "Press," and has also 
occupied the position of editor of a weekly paper. In 1878 
lie left the office of his uncle, and is practising alone, and is 
now located in Denver, Colorado. 



100. ALPIIEUS BAXTER, son of John Baxter, m. 
Martha Robbins, of Dennis, at the house of his brother, 
John, jr., at Providence, P. I. John, jr., and Alplieus were 
both sea captains, and sailing from Providence, lie m. Ruth 
Crowell, Feb. 20, 1858. Living in Dennis. 

CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE: 

1. Mauy Laud, b. Oct. 30, 1832 : m. Charles Ward, of Chatham, 

i -:,:>. 

2. Axpheus, b. Oct. 31, 1834 : d. young. 



BAXTEB GENEALOCY. 57 

3. Alpheus, b. May 20, 1837 : d. young, 

t. Martha Williams, I). April 12, 1839: in. Zeno Chase, of Dennis d. 
I 853. 

5. Elizabeth Laud, I). Dec. 19, 1810: m. Joseph Franklin Brooks, of 

New Bedford. 

6. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 13, L842:m. .Mary F. Haffords, Jan. 9, 1866. 

7. John Laud, d. young. 

8. Walter Morrill, b. Aug. 17, 1848: m. Emily Richardson, of Provi- 

dence. Has two girls. 

NANTUCKET WHALERS BEFORE 1812. 
To French Ports: 

Capt. Francis Baxter, " Industry," L'Orient. 
,, Reuben Baxter, " Baleine," Havre. 
To English Ports: 

Capt. Benjamin Baxter, " Liberty," London. 
., Francis Baxter, "Rover," „ 
,, David Baxter, "Charles," 

,, Reuben Baxter, "Belvidere," in September, 1813, put into Talcahuana, be- 
cause of war, and arrived home safely. 



101. HEMAN BAXTER, .son of Heman and 

Baker, m. Julia A. Baker. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

George H., b. m. Rebecca Crowcll : 

Julia A., b. m. Samuel Baker, son of Hon. Jos. K. 



Baker, of Dennis. 
Willie, b. 

Louisa Hall, b. 



102. OBED BAXTER, jr., son of Major Obed Baxter 
and Mary Baxter, lived at Dennis, m. (1) Mercy Baker, 
(2) Lovey Kelly. 

CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE : 

1. Nabby, b. June 14, 1822: m. Payson Crowell, 1842, 

moved to Philadelphia. 

2. Ezra, b. Oct. 20, 1824 : in. Polly Kelly, 1847 : drowned 

at sea, 1854. 

3. Thankful Winslow, b. April 4,1829: m. Capt. Cyrus Nickerson, 

1849. 

4. Lucretia, b. Jan. 17, 1827 : d. young. 

5. Obed, Ik Jan. 3,1831: m. Helen M. Nickerson, 1861. 



58 BAX l i;i: G ENEALOGY. 

6. Joseph, b. April 3,183-1: in. Harriet Stanton, of Con- 

aecticut, 1868. 

7. Henry, I). Dec. 19, 1837 : unmarried. 

CHILDREN BY Ills SECOND WIPE WERE: 

1. Abbie, b. 1-17: in. Browning Baker, July, 1870. 

2. Mary B., b. 1845: m. (1) Leonidas Frye, 1865. 

(2) Jonathan Ware, 1872. 

3. Thomas II., b. Feb., 1850: in. Elizabeth Evans, 1874. 
1. Christopher, d. young. 

5. Jennie, d. ,, 

6. Mercy, d. ,, 



103. ELIJAH BAXTER, son of Major Obed and 

Mary Howes, of Dennis, in. (1) Polly Baker, (2) Keziah 

Baker. 

children by his first wife were : 

1. Polly, b. m. Jonathan Collins, of Dennis. 

2. Elijah, b. m. Olive Crowell, of Yarmouth. 

children by his second wife were : 

in. Olive Gage, of Yar- 

m. Geo. E. Thatcher, of 

in. Cornelia Kelly : he d. 



1. 


Alexander, b. 




mouth. 


2. 


Paulina, b. 




Dennis. 


3. 


Levi Lincoln, b. 




1878. 


4. 


Allerton Hall, b. 


5. 

G. 


Joshua Howes, ) t . , 
William Howes, S ' 


7. 


Kesiaii Kelly, b. 



C m. Ellida J< 

{ died, 187* 



m. Ellida Jones, of Boston, 
73. 



[Almost every Baxter al the Cape is, and has been, a well-to-do 
sea captain. They follow the sea from boyhood, and before reach- 
ing the age of thirty they are in command. The Cape Cod sea 
captains are famous, the world over, for their bravery, courtesy, 
intelligence, and knowledge of navigation. At fifty they have tired 
of the sc -a, and stop at home to t ill fche broad acres which their thrift 
has enabled them to acquire. Not one that I have seen about 
genealogical matters but whal wished to know more of bis ancestry. 
They till possess the broad, high forehead of the Baxters, which 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 59 

seems bo be as much of a characteristic as the Wellington or Nick- 
erson aose. 

They all adhere i<> the idea that the three brothers, who came 
over in L630, were settled, one in Quincy, one in Yarmouth, and one 
in Connecticut ; and this seems very like the true solving and con- 
nection of the branches. One old fellow says thai a1 the same time 
a Baxter went to Norfolk, Virginia. I have a memorandum of a 
Robert Baxter going to Virginia, in 1635, and as the Baxters arc 
found so frequently in the records of Norfolk County, England, it 
takes no long stretch or' the imagination to find that the Baxters arc 
lineally descended from the owners of the manors in that county, 
England.] 



BO BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



THE CONNECTICUT BRANCH OF THE FAMILY 

OF BAXTERS. 

There is a connection between early settlers of Salem, and vicinity 
of Boston, with those of Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield, Conn. 

In 1628 some persons in England obtained from the Cnunc.il for 
New England a land grant extending from three miles south of the 
Charles River to three miles north of the Merrimack, and From 
ocean to ocean, across the continent. In 162!) these persons, with 
others, being Puritans, and those favorably disposed towards Puri- 
tans, many of them men of influence at Court, received a charter 
incorporating them under the title of ''The Governor and Company 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England." The Company sent 
out a few settlers to Salem. (Daniel Baxter, in Salem, 1639, by 
wife Eliza, had Eliza, h. Sept., 1644: Susannah, b. 164(5: Rebecca 
and Priscilla, b. June, 1652. Susannah m. Isaac Hyde, 1665.) 

In 1630, after the charter was transferred to New England, 
many came over and located in Boston and vicinity. In 1629 
eleven ships arrived at Salem with 1,500 people. A company from 
Devonshire, Dorsetshire, and Somersetshire, in England, arrived 
in Boston April 30, 1630, and settled (1) at Dorchester as a church; 
(2) Watertown; (3) that of Rev. Thomas Hooker (who went to 
Tolland in 1630), organized at Cambridge, then called Newtown. 
Some of his parishioners came from Weymouth, Mass., in 1634. 

In 1634 these three Churches applied to the General Court for 
permission to remove to the Connecticut River. This was refused. 
An exploring party, however, went down and spent the winter at 
Wethersfield, Conn., thus making it the first settled town in Con- 
necticut. In 1636 the petition was granted and the three Churches 
named their settlements (1) Newtown, (2) Dorchester, (3) Water- 
town. In 1637 the names were changed to (1) Hartford, under 
Hooker, (2) Windsor, under Warham, (3) Wethersfield, under 
Smith. 

In the close of the year 1637 there were 250 men, or 750 inhabi- 
tants in the three towns. A levy was made in 1637 of 90 men, 
nearly one-half of the colony; 42 from Hartford, .'!() from Windsor, 
and 18 from Wethersfield, under Capt. John Mason, who surprised 
and broke up the tribe of Pequof Indians, under Chief Sassacus, at 
Grroton. On sailing hack, the site of New Haven was discovered 
and made known to Rev. John Davenport and Company. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. <H 

Thomas Baxter was in Wethorsfield in 1654, and in New Lon- 
don, too. 

John Baxter, Salem, m. Abigail Whitney, having as children, 
John, b. 16(58: Abigail, b. 1670: Elizabeth, b. 1673. 

John Baxter, of Charlestown, b. about 1627 : m. in 1659, Han- 
nah Trumbull, daughter of John : d. 1687. 

( >n the first page of Hartland County Records, Connecticut, is a 
memorial presented to the General Assembly of Connecticut, May 2, 
1761, praying for the right to be named a town, Hartland, and to 
choose town officers. Petition granted, and Simon Baxter was 
chosen selectman and one of a committee to lay out highways. In 
September, 1761, Simon Baxter went to New Haven with a petition 
for a tax bill. 

In 1762 Simon Baxter was one of a committee to wait on the 
Court of this County for an appointment of a place of public wor- 
ship, lie held other small offices till 1770. His name then disap- 
pears from the records, and the presumption is that he moved. 

104. WILLIAM BAXTER was b. in the parish of 
Andover, Coventry, Tolland County, Conn. He enlisted 
in the company of Capt. Joseph Hatch, of Norwich, Vermont, 
attached to Major Hasilton's company of Rangers, August, 
1776, and served fifteen months. He enlisted again in 1778, 
and served two months in a Connecticut regiment, commanded 
by Major Elias Buell. He was at the battles of the Cowpens 
and Hubbardan. He was married in May, 17 NO, to Deborah 
Buell, daughter of Peter Buell, of Coventry, Tolland County, 
Conn., by a Justice of the Peace, named Burnapp. She was 
1). in Tolland County, April 10, 1766. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Harry, b. Feb. 10, 1787 : m. Mary Moore, March 8, 1820: d. 

at Quincy, 111. 107 

2. Fanny. b. Feb. 1789 : m. Bradford Andrews : d. at Glover, 

Vt., about 1854. 

3. Laura, b. m. Daniel Fish, in 1819. Mr. Fisli 

was the son of David and Abigail Fish, and was b. in Adams, Mass. 



62 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Ann-. 18, 1790. He was a fanner, and lived in Danby, 111. He d. 
\..v. 21, 1872, and his wife died Dec. 27, 1840. Issue: Harriet, b. 
April 27, 1820^111. Gilbert Way, April, 1*40, and has i>sue : Kdinoud, 
Laura, Elmore, and Eva. Laura. I). Oct. 20, 1825; d. Feb. 4, 1845. 
Alinira, b. Nov. 22, 1827; in. Jesse M. Brown, 1846, and lias issue: 
Darwin and Harriet. Mrs. Brown d. Oct. 10, 1855. George, b. 
July 1, 1829; in. Hattie Bell, in 1845, and has issue: Clara, Ida, and 
Frank. John, b. April 28, 1831; in. Ann Sandercox, 1855, and has 
issue : Eddie and Arthur. 

4. Harriet, b. in. William Warren House, in 1818, 

son of and . His mother was a sister of Gen. Warren. 

Issue: William Henry Baxter, b. May 2, 1820. He m. (1) Rachel 
Armanda Fuller, March 4, 1844; b. in Ohio, in 1826. Issue: Mary 
Harriet, b. Dec. 7, 1845; in. Frank Jay, of Louisville, Ky., and d. 
Feb. 15, 1874, leaving two children. Abner Alonzo, b. Sept. 7, 1847. 
Mrs. Rachel A. House d. Oct. 23, 1850. W. 11. B. House in. (2) 
Louisa J. Johnson, April 5, 1851, who was born in 1825. Issue : Martha 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 12, 1853; Rachel Armanda, b. May 30, 1854; m. Ed- 
ward O. Levely, April 18, 1876, and has Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1877 ; 
Abigail Isora, b. Oct. 4, 1855; Hester Ellen, b. Jan. 18, 1856; Saliua 
Louisa, b. Oct. 2, 1857; Thomas Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1858; Caroline 
Alinira, b. Aug. 26, 1860 ; d. Dec. 10, 1S76 ; Hester Ellen d. March 
24, 1870. Harriet (Baxter) House d. May 9, 1820. Her husband, 
William Warren House, m. (2) Hester Applegate, of Wilmington, 
Clinton County, Ohio, by whom he had a son, Samuel. Mr. House 
d. Aug. 23, 1822. 

5. Caroline, b. m. her cousin, James Baxter, sixth 

son of Elihu and Triphena (Taylor) Baxter, of Norwich, Vt. Issue : 
Harriet Angelia, b. Oct. 4, 1S21 ; m. William B. Palmer, and had 
issue: Hattie A., b. March 5, 1845; d. Dec. 30, 185 . Mrs. Palmer 
d. April 18, 1845. Henry, b. July 3, 1823; d. Aug. 3, 1823; George 
W., b. July 1, 1824; d. Aug. 3, 1878; unm. ; Charles B., b. Jan. 5, 
1826; William James, b. Jan. 22, 1828; d. Feb. 22, 1832; James, b. 
June 25, 1830; d. Sept. 25, 1830; James E., b. July 28, 1831; d. 
June 9, 1878; unm. ; William W., b. April 25, 1834 ; d. Oct. 29, 1840. 

6. Almik.v Dkbokau, b. m. Joseph Winthrop Martin, esq., 

March 3, 1828. Issue: Henry Joseph, b. Nov. 13, 1828; Caroline 
A., b. Jan. 24, 1832; d. June 8, 1832; Edgar, b. April 10, 1834, d. 
Jan. 3, 1836; Caroline L., b. June 16, 1837. 

Mr. Baxter, with bis family, removed from Connecticut to 
Rutland, Vt, in 1792, where lie kept a tavern until about 
L822, whenhe removed to Massana, New York, where he died 
Aug. 25, L832. His widow resided with her daughter, Laura 
Fish, until IS:!!, when she removed to Stanslead, Lower 
Canada, to reside with her daughters, Caroline, wife of the 



BAXTER GENEALOGY* 63 

lion. James Baxter, and Almira Deborah, wife of Joseph 
Winthrop Martin, esq. Mrs. Caroline Baxter having become 
a widow, Nov. 18, 183T, removed to Brownington, Vt., to 
educate her children, where her mother Deborah visited her 
and died March -J!', 1840. 

| William Baxter, revolutionary pensioner, under Certificate No. 
1435, in declaration dated April 27, 1818, states he is a resident of 
the town of Lenox, Mass.. and aged fifty-seven years ; that he enlisted 
June 2, 1778, in the town of Hadley, Mass., in Capt. Joshua Ben- 
son's company, of the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, commanded 
hy Col. Rufus Putnam, for nine months, and was discharged March 
7, 1779, at Cortland Farms, N. Y. ; that Jan. 1, I780,he enlisted 
again in same company and regiment for six months, and was dis- 
charged at Wesl Point, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1780. That during his 
service he was at West Point and White Plains, N. Y., and at 
Danbury and Woodbury, Conn. 

[Copy of an original paper in case.] 

Cortland's Farms, March 7, 1779. 
This ma}' certify that William Baxter, of Capt. Benson's com- 
pany, Col. Putnam's regiment, has turned in his arms, accoutre- 
ments, and ammunition. 

[Signed.] HENRY BRAGG, 

Sergeant. 

[Copy of an original paper in case.] 

West Point, December 15, 1780. 
This certfies that William Baxter, a six months' levy, discharged 
from the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, has been victualled, in- 
cluding the seventeenth instant, and no longer. 

[Signed.] MOSES CARLTON, Q. M. 

Issuing Commissaire for 

Joseph Burnham, Aid. 

In declaration, dated Jan. 29, 1820, states lie is by occupation a 
cordwainer, — is "lame and wholly unable to labour;' 5 that his 
family, residing with him, is seven in number, as follows; Abagail 
Baxter, aged fifty-nine, who is quite infirm, and has been for a 
number of years past; Almena Baxter, aged nineteen years, and 
Emela Baxter, aged 12 years, his daughters ; Edward Baxter, aged 



Ill BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

17, and William B. Baxter, aged 14, his sons ; and Wm. C. Baxter 
and John S. Baxter, his grandsons, both aged right years. 

Pensioner, removed from Mare to Oswego County, N. Y., some 
time previous to Dec. 22, 1824.] 

NOTES. 

Jesse Gove, (of Rutland, Vt.) in affidavit made July 8, 1840, testifies from recollection 
and information, as to (ho intermarriage of William Baxter (deceased), with Deborah Hud. 
daughter of Benjamin Buel, of Coventry, Conn. ; that lie knows the parties cohabited in 

the character of husband and wife, in this town ami in Pittsford, for about twenty-live 
years, after 1792, when they first came to this town to reside. They came here from ( !oven- 
trv. and brought one or two children with them, ami had others born to them after wan 1, all 
of whom he well knew until the parents removed to the northern part of this State, between 
the years 1810 and 1820 (or may be, 1825). Their names were Harry, Francos or Fanny, 
Laura, and two others (girls) whose names are forgotten. Harry was the eldest; fixes date 
of the arrival of the family from records in town clerk's office in Rutland, where a deed is 
recorded from one Roger Eigley, of Vergennes, to Baxter and a man named Lester, which 
deed is dated May 4, 1792. Mrs. Baxter's marriage with Wm. Baxter, as he has often 
heard repeated by her mother and sisters (all now deceased), who resided in this place, was 

furtive, not having been approved at the ti by her parents, though a reconciliation was 

effected before they left Connecticut, ami they were then received into favor by all branches 
of the family. Harry Baxter had arrived at his majority and was in business at Pittsford, 
as far back as 1810 or 1811. He left that place, however, before his lather died, ami mi- 
grated to some of t he Western States. 

Elias Stevens, of Royalton, Vt., in affidavit, made dune 17, 1830, testifies lie is in his 
eighty-fifth year; (hat in 1776 (in August, he thinks) one Hosilton, of Woodstock, was 
appointed Major by the government of New York to raise three companies of soldiers, called 
Bangers, in \\ hat is now the State of Vermont. Joseph Hatch, of Norwich, was appointed 
Captain of one company; William Baxter and self enlisted under said Hatch : Baxter as a 
soldier, ami self as Sergeant ; in 1777 was disbanded. 

I i.borah Baxter (widow of William), pensioner under Certificate No. 5,042, on account of 
service of her late husband on post in < apt. Horsington's company, Vermont State Line. 

Wm. Baxter appears to have been a pensioner, and to have died Aug. 25, 1832, at Stani- 
burg, L. C. 

Nathan Baxter, jr., revolutionary pensioner, under Certificate No. 
14,196, states in declaration dated Oct. 9, 1832, that he is a resi- 
dentof Masonville, Delaware Comity, N. V. ; aged sixty-eight years: 
enlisted at Hebron, Conn., February, 1778, as a substitute for his 
father, Nathan Baxter, of Hebron, in a company of detached 
militia under (Ja.pt. Samuel Gilbert, in Col. Joel Jones's regiment, 
for three mi hi I lis; marched to New London, and there served in 
garrison till discharged at expiration of term of enlistment, lve- 
enlisted in same company and served three months, being engaged 

during this term of service in garris luty, and " in building a fort 

on the west side of the town called by the people. Fort Nonsense." 
Again enlisted in August, 1779, for six months, in company of 
militia commanded by Capt. Edgerton, in Col. Abbot's regiment; 
served full term at New London, G-roton, and vicinity, and after 
discharge, returned bo his home at Hebron. Again enlisted in 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. G5 

quartermaster's department, in May, 1780, in Capt. Bulkley's 
company, under Col. Timothy Pickering; was engaged driving 
team from Hartford to Fishkill ; served his term and returned 
home. Again enlisted in spring of 1781, in a company commanded 
by Capt. Olmstead ; served about nine months ; was in several 
skirmishes, in one of which he was severely wounded in the leg by 
a musket-ball. He was b. at Hebron, Conn., May 17, 1764. In 
dune, 1835, he removed from Maronville, 1ST. Y. to Carlyle, 111. 

Aaron Baxter [went from Cape Cod to Hebron ; relative of 
Simeon ; revolutionary pensioner, under Certificate No. 2,548 ; in 
declaration dated Mar. 23, 1818,] states he is a resident of Hebron, 
Conn., aged eighty-two years ; that at commencement of war of 
revolution he enlisted and performed one term of duty as a soldier 
near Boston, and another at the North, and in the early part of 
1777 he enlisted at Hebron, in Capt. John Hammond's company, 
Col. John Durker's regiment, Connecticut Line, for three years, 
and served until close of term of enlistment ; was in battles of 
Germantown and Monmouth, and several skirmishes. 

In declaration dated June 21, 1820, he states he has no real 

estate or debts due him ; has — 

« 

Household goods of value of $6.00 

One old loom 3.00 

Tools for making trays 2.00 

$11.00 

Family consists of wife, seventy-five years old, and himself, aged 
eighty-four years. Occupation, maker of wooden trays. 

Aaron Baxter (son of the above), revolutionary pensioner under 
Certificate No. 8,216, in declaration dated Oct. 17, 1832, states he 
is a resident of Addison, N. Y., aged sixty-six " last November ; " 
enlisted in March, 1782, in the town of Spencer, in Capt. Henry's 
company, Col. Willett's regiment, and served nine months. Again 
enlisted in Capt. Tearce's company, Col. Willett's regiment, as sub- 
stitute for Samuel Horsford, in May, 1783; discharged Jan. 1, 
1784; b. at Hebron, Conn., 1766. 

John Baxter, 2nd, Chary, N. Y., revolutionary pensioner, under 
Certificate No. 4,397, in declaration dated Jan. 7, 1819, states he 
is a resident of the town of Chary, N. Y., aged sixty-three ; that he 
enlisted at Cambridge, Mass., in January, 1776, in Capt. Barnes's 
company, Col. Sargent's regiment, Massachusetts Line; in Febru- 

5 



66 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

ary, was transferred to Capt. Jabez Hall's company, Col. Seth 
Winner's regiment of infantry, Massachusetts Line; that he wenl 
to Quebec after fall of Gen. Montgomery, and with the army re- 
treated to Ticonderoga; that he served his term of enlistment 
(one year) and was discharged. 

In declaration dated Oct. 3, 1820, states he enlisted in May or 
June, 177."), for eight months, in Capt. Asa Barnes's company of 
Col. Woodbridge's regiment, and served out his term ; again enlisted 
ninler same captain, in Col. Sargent's regiment, Massachusetts Line ; 
in dan nary, 1776, transferred to Capt. Hall's company, Col. War- 
ner's regiment. 

That following is a correct schedule of his property : — Real estate, 
none; personal estate, excepting necessary bedding and clothing, — 

1 old wheel $3.00 

2 butter rings 50 

1 iron wedge 25 

3 cows 36.00 

2 yearlings 10.00 

2 calves 6.00 

1 old plough . . . Y 3.00 

1 axe 1.50 

4 sheep 4.00 

1 old axe 50 

1 shovel 1.00 * 

1 scythe 1.00 

7 old chairs 1.75 

1 pot 50 

1 dish kettle "... 50 

6 cups and saucers 25 

2 flat-irons 1.50 

6 knives and forks 50 

6 iron spoons 50 

1 wash kettle 25 

1 old Bible and Psalm Look 1.50 

Several Old Looks 3.00 

1 old clock 3.00 

1 sleigh 10.00 

5 hogs 18.00 

$108.00 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 67 

Eunice Baxter, widow of John, late of Dunham, Canada East; 
m. Jan. 14,1778; d. Feb. 17. ISI7: left seven children: Hannah 
Curtis, Rhoda Warner, John Baxter, John Baxter, (?) Ada Curtis, 
Miranda Warner, and Jotham 15. Baxter, all residents of Dunham 
and Clarenceville, Canada East, and Sally Warner, of St. Albans, 
Vt., as appears by Certificate of Probate Judge, Jeptha Bradley, 
dated at St. Albans, Vt., May 16, 1849. 

John Baxter d. Jan. 7, 1846. 

John B. removed from Chary, N. Y. to Dunham, Canada, in 1843. 



105. ELIHU BAXTER, son of and , b. Dec. 

18, 1752 or 1749, at Norwich, Conn.; d. Aug. 6, 1838 or 1835, 
at Norwich, Vt., m. Triphena Taylor, Oct. 24, 1777 : b. at 
Pelham, Conn., Sept, 24, 1762; d. at Norwich, Vt., March 14, 
1825. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. William, b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 3, 1778 : m. Lydia Ashley, April 

17, 1799 : d. at Brownington, Vt., Oct. 1, 1827. 108 

2. Ira, b. at Norwich, Vt., m. d. at 

Norwich, Vt. 109 

::. Elihu, b. at Norwich, Vt., April 10, 1781 : m. Sarah Cone, Aug. 17, 

1807 : d. at Portland, Me, Jan. 3, 18G3. 110 

4. Chester, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1785: m. Hannah Root: d. at 

Sharon, Vt., Oct, 16, 1865. • 111 

5. Tripiiexa, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1783 : ra. Josiah Root, brother 

of Chester's wife: d. at Monroe, Mich., Jan. 10, 1837. 

6. La vina, b. at Norwich, Vt., m. d. at 

Norwich, Vt., (young.) 

7. Erastus, b. at Norwich, Vt., m. d. at 

Gorham, N. Y. 112 

I: SEk } **«. "■ - ■«•'*. vi - \ !!: it S, v,.., *. 20 y ,, 

10. James, b. at Norwich, Vt., m. Caroline Baxter, his 

cousin: d. at Stanstead, P. <,>.. 1838. 113 

11. John, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1792 : m. Harriel Lathrop : d. 

at Lebanon, N. H.. Oct. 24. 1817. 114 

12. Zilpha, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1797 : m. Dr. Sweat : d. 

at Unionville, Vt., March L2, L866. 

13. Harry, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1799: in. Sophrona Steele (2) 

Avaline : d. at Barton, Vt., March 17. 1852. 115 

M. Hiram, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1800-1 : m. d. 

at Norwich, Vt., Oct. 8, 1807. 116 

15. Statira, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1803: m. Shephard : (still 

living) Sharon, Vt. 



f i S B A XTEE G E N E ALOG Y . 

106. HIRAM BAXTER, son of and 

Supposed to have had no faniil} T . 



107. HARRY BAXTER, only son of William Baxter 
and Deborah Bucll, was born in Rutland, Vt., Feb, 10, 
1787. He was a trader, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. He 
m. Mary Mooue, March 5, 1820. She d. March 10, 1868. 
While on a business trip West, Mr. Baxter d. of apoplexy, at 
Quincy, 111., May 14, 1841. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Harry Moore, b. Feb. 28, 1820: d. Sept. 17, 1830. 

2. Harriet, b. Oct. 20, 1822 : m. William Hicks, March 2, 

1841, and lias issue: Melissa J., b. April 1, 1S42; d. Aug. 18, 1843; 
James W., b. May 14, 1844; killed at the battle of Chicamauga, 
Sept. 19, 18G3; William A., b. Nov. 28, 1845; Mary E., b. Feb. 19, 
1848; Louis, b. Sept. 9, 1849. 

3. Twin DAUGHTERS, b. March 15, 1824 : d. March 16, 1824. 

4. Eleanor, b. May 15, 1825 : m. Hugh Henry, Feb. 13, 1844, 

and has issue : Margaret Almira, b. Nov. 5, 1845 ; m. Daniel S. 
Ganty, March 31, 1S75, and resides in Kansas; Virginia Ann, b. 
Oct. 0, 1S47; m. Wm. Alteire, Dec. 24, 1868, and resides in Ohio; 
William Baxter, b. March IS, 1851 ; John Dwight, b. May 20, 1854; 
Hugh Harry, b. Nov. 8, L856; Eleanor Isabell, b. July 18, 1801. 

5. Almira Deborah, b. June 5,1827: m. James Gabriel Eoot, March 

20, 1843. His mother was Clarissa Buell. Their children are : 
Irene Ellen, b. Dec*. 13, 1844; d. Oct. 20, 1840; Umata Maria, b. 
Dec. 19,1840; Alpheus Henry, b. Nov. 19, 1848; Edward, b. May 
13, 1850; d. July 23, 1851; twin sons, b. Jan. 1, 1853; d. Jan. 2, 
1853; Baxter, b. .March 20, 1855; d. March 23, 1855; Mary Clarissa, 
b. April 3, 1859; d. July 5. 1859; Jennie Baxter, 1). April 13, 1863; 
d. June 10, 1863; Isabell. b. July 24, 1801 ; Harry, 1>. March 27, 1807; 
d. July 24, 1807; Harriet Lillian, b. Feb. 3, L870. 
o. Mary Ann, i>. Aug. 31, 1829 : m. Rolin G. Wills, March 23, 

1857. She d. Aug. 1, 1861, leaving issue. 

7. Clarissa Caroline, b. Nov. 1, 1832: d. Feb. 4,1834. 

8. William Henry, b. May 19, 1835; d. Oct. 14, 1843. 



108. WILLIAM BAXTER, lawyer, son of Elihu Baxtei 
and Triphenn Taylor, l>. at Norwich, \'t., Aug. '■), 177 s : in 



BAXTBE GENEALOGY. 69 

Lydia Asiii.hv, April 17, 1799; d. at Brownington, Vt., Oct. 1, 
L827. She was b. at Claremont, N. H., Nov. 21, 1779; d. at 
Derby, Vt., April 23, 1850. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Carlos, b. at Brownington, Vt., Jan. 14, 1801: d. June 30, 1803, 

ai Brownington, Vt. 117 

2. Adai.ink, b. at Brownington, Vt., Dec. 1805: d. March 26, 1807, 

at Brownington, Vt. 

3. Tortus, b. at Brownington, Vt., Doc. 4, 180G : d. March 4, 1868, 

at Washington, 1). C. 118 

4. Carlos, b. at Brownington, Vt., Dec. 15, 1809: d. 1874, 

at Burlington, Vt. 119 

5. William, b. at Brownington, Vt., 1810: d. 1811. 

120 

6. Adai.ink, b. at Brownington, Vt., Oct. 13, 1813: d. March 5, 1815, 

at Brownington, Vt. 

7. CHARLEsB.,b. at Brownington, Vt., Aug. 25, 1816: d. Dec. 23, 1832, 

at Royalton, Vt. 121 

8. Eliza, b. at Brownington, Vt., July 14, 1818 : (now living) at Co- 

aticook: m. Lathrop Chamberlain, had one son, Portus Baxter, 
who was in Libby Prison; d. on the transfer boat from Bichmond. 



109. IRA BAXTER, second child of Elihu Baxter and 
Triphena Taylor, b. at Norwich, vt., Nov. 20, 1770 ; d. at 
Norwich, Vt., March 11, 1838 ; m. at Hartford, .Vt, Arsena 

Spragtje, b. at , 1785 ; d. at Norwich, Vt, June 20, 

1853. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Laura, b. at Norwich, Vt., April 24, 1803: d. Sept. 9, 18G2, at 

Norwich, Vt. 122 

2. Carlos, b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 1, 1804: d. Sept. 17, 1855, at 

Albany, Vt. 123 

3. Carlton S., b. at Norwich, Vt., 1805 : d. Aug. 4, 1815, at 

Norwich, Vt. (killed.) 

4. Arabella, b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 22, 1807: d. Oct. 26, 1849, at 

Norwich, Vt. 124 

.".. Alpa, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1809 : d. July 3, 1831, at 

Lawrenceville, N. Y., (had no children.) 125 

6. Caroline, ' b. at Norwich, Vt., Dec. 15, 1811: d. May 22, 1812, at 

Norwich, Vt. 

7. Marshall D, b. at Norwich, Vt., March 17, 1817 : d. Jan. 5, 1876, at 

Lyme, N. II. 126 



7<> BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 



8. Henry, b. at Norwich, Vt., April L5, 1821: (now living, May 

24, L878.) 127 

9. Harriet, b. at Norwich, Vt., April hi. 1823: d. Aug. 25, L854, at 

Norwich, Vt, 128 



110. ELIHU BAXTER, jr., physician, son of Elihu 
Baxter and Triphena Taylor, b. at Norwich, Vt., April 10, 
1781; d. at Portland, Me., Jan. 3, 1863; m. Sarah Conk, 
Any. 17, 1807: b. July 31, 1787 : d. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Hiram C, b. Aug. 17, 1808 : d. 129 

2. Hartley W., b. July 15,1811: d. 1839. 130 

3. Elizabeth W\, b. Nov. 17, 1813: in. Henry Gooding, May 13, 1834: 

d. Sept. 20. 

4. William H., b. Jan. 14, 1817 : m. Mary A. Jackson. Jan. 18, 1859. 

131 

5. Sarah A., b. Oct. 9, 1S20 : in. (1) Joseph Mius Barrey, Jan. 13,' 

1840. (2) T. Raddin, jr.. Dec. 1853. 

6. James P., b. Mar. 23, 1831 : in. (1) Sarah Kimball Lewis, Sept. 

18, 1854. (2) Mehitable C. Proctor, April 2 ; 

1873. 132 



111. CHESTER BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and 
Triphena Taylor, 1). at Norwich, Vt, 1785; m. Hannah 
Root; d. at Sharon, Vt., Oct. 16, 1863 or 1865. 



• THEIR ONLY CHILD WAS : 

1. Hannah. I). m. Deane. 



112. ERASTUS BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and 
Triphena Taylor, of Norwich, Vt., b. at Norwich, Vt., Dec 

14, 1787; in. Lucy Freeman, daughter of Freeman, 

and living, 1878. lie d. at Grorham, X. V. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. .John F.. b. at Norwich, Vt., Oct. 22, 1813 : m. Elizabeth Rus- 
sell, ol' Norwich, Vt. : d. at Republic, O., Dec. 14, 1855, without issue. 



BAXTBB GENEALOGY. il 

2. Caroline, i>. at Norwich, Vt., Jan. 10, 1815 : m. Stephen Brown, 

ofThetford, Vt., 1848: d. no issue. 

;;. George, b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 14, 1818: tn. Adaline Peray, 

of Chateongay, N. V., 1850; she d. at Gorham, N. Y.. 1878; twelve 

children. 133 

I. James, '>. at Norwich, Vt., 1822: ra. Eliza Hazard, of 

Pennsylvania: six children. 
5. STATIRA, b. at Norwich. Vt.. 1825: in. ('lias. \V. Fish, 

of Weymouth. Mass., 1S47 : d. at Manchester. N. 11.. Jan. 22. 1876. 

134 
<;. Marcia, b. at Norwich, Vt., May 5, 1828: spinster, Republic, 

O. : d. Dec. 14. 1849. 

7. .Mary, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1832: m. Thos. McCul- 

lough. of Bangor. N. Y.. 1848: living at W. Constable, X. Y., 1878, 
three children. 135 

8. Morris. b. at Norwich, Vt., 1835: ra. Julia Ren wick, 

of Elgin, Wis. living, 1877: two children. 136 

9. Heartley, b. at Westville, N. Y., 1839 : m. Belle Mcintosh, 

of Malone. N. Y., 1864, living. 1877: tive girls. 137 



113. Hon. JAMES BAXTER, sixth son of Elihu Bax- 
ter and Triphena Taylor, was born at Norwich, Vt,, Doc. 21, 
1788. He commenced mercantile business at Stanstead 
Plain, Lower Canada, in 1817. In 1820 he was elected to 
the Provincial Parliament, and was the first member sent 
from Stanstead County. In 1882 he was appointed by the 
Governor General a member of the Legislative Council, 
which office he held until the time of his death, which took 
place Nov. 18, 1837. 

He m. his cousin Caroline, fourth daughter of William 
Baxter and Deborah Buell, of Rutland, Vt., Sept. 14, 181!>. 
She was born at Rutland, Vt, Feb. 10, 1795, and died April 
18, 1865. 

THEIR CHILDREN' WERE : 

1. Harriet, A., b. Oct. 4, 1821 : m. William B. Palmer, son of Ex. 

Governor Palmer, of Vermont, and had Hattie A., b. March 5, 1845; 
• 1. Dec. 30, 1851. Mrs. Palmer d. April 18, 1845. 

2. Henry, b. July 3, 1823 : d. Aug. 3, 1823. 

3. George W.. b. July 1, 1824 : resides at Danville, Vt., unm. 

4. Charles B., b. Jan. 5, 1826: resides at Dauville. Vt., unm. 



72 BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 

5. William J., b. Jan. 22, 1828: d. Feb. 22, 1832. 

6. James, b. Jane 25, 1830: d. Sept. 25, 1830. 

7. James E., b. .July 28, 1831 : resides in San Francisco, Cal., mini. 

8. William W., I). April 25, 1834 : d. Oct. 2!), 1840. 

Almira Deborah Baxter, wife of Joseph Wiuthrop Martin, d. May 25, 

1878. 



114. JOHN BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and Tri- 
phena Taylor, 1). at Norwich, Vt., 1792 ; d. at Lebanon, 

N. H., ( )ct. 24, 1817 ; m. Haeeiet Latheop. 



115. HARRY BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and Tri- 
pliena Taylor, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1799; d. at Barton, Vt., 
Mar. 17, 1812 ; m. (1) Sopheona Steele : (2) Avallne 



116. HIRAM BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and Tri- 
phena Taylor, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1800 ; d. at Norwich, Vt, 
Oct. 3, 1807. 



117. CARLOS BAXTER, son of William Baxter and 
Lydia Ashley, b. at Brownington, Vt., Jan. 11, 1801 ; d. June 
30, 1803. 



118. PORTUS BAXTER, son of William Baxter and 
Lydia Ashley, b. at Brownington, Vt., Dec 4, 1806 : d. 
Washington, D. C, Mar. 4, 1868; m. Ellen J. J. Harris, 

at Strafford, Vt., June 19, 1832: d. at Strafford, Vt., Nov. 26, 
1811. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. William H. b. at Strafford, Vt.. Mar. 27,1833: tl. at Derby Line, 
Vt., April 13, 1843. 138 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 73 

2. JedediahH., b. at Strafford, Vt., June 20, 1835 : d. at Strafford, 

Vt.. Mar. 9, 1836. 139 

3. JedediahH., b. at Strafford, Vt . May 11, 1837: still living. 140 
I. Myron Leslie, b. at Strafford, Vt., Jan. 18,1810: 141 

5. Makcia. E., b. at Strafford, Vt., Aug. 6,1842: d. at Derby Line, 

Vt., April 14, 1843. 

6. Henry Clay, b. at Derby Line, Vt., Dec. 16, 1844 : 142 

7. William P. b. at Strafford, Vt., July 26, 1847 : 143 

8. Ellen J. b. at Stratford, Vt., Mar. 18, 1850 : d. at Derby Line. 

Vt., Sept. 21, 1862. 



119. CARLOS BAXTER, son of William Baxter and 
Lydia Ashley, b. Dec. 15, 1809; d. 1874, at Brownington, 

Vt, 



120. WILLIAM BAXTER, son of Wm. Baxter and 
Lydia Ashley, b. 1810: d. 1811. 



121. CHARLES B. BAXTER, son of William Baxter 
and Lydia Ashley, b. Aug. 25, 1816 ; d. at Royalton, Vt., 
1831 



122. LAURA BAXTER, first child of Ira Baxter and 
Arsena Sprague, was b. at Norwich, Vt., April 24, 1803; m. 
Dec. 27, 1821, Henry S. Burton, who was b. at Norwich, 
Vt, Feb. 19, 1793 ; now lives at Norwich, Vt. (farmer.) She 
d. at same place, Sept. 9, 1862. 



THEIK CHILDREN WERE : 



1. Cornelia C, b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 8, 1824 

2. Henry C, b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 22, 1835 

3. Ira B., b. at Norwich, Vt., Mar. 8, 1837 



144 
145 
146 



i I r.AXTKi; genealogy. 

123. CARLOS BAXTER, second child of Ira Baxter 
and Arsena Sprague, It. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 1, 1804; d. at 
Albany, Vt., Sept. 17, 1855. His first wife was Lora 1'ar- 
ti;iim;k, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1804; d. at same place, Dec. 1J, 
L837 : m. Sept. 11, 18o9, at Norwich, to Rosalinda M. Orn, 
who was b. at Chelsea, Vt., April 1'.', 1815; now lives in 
Whipple Town. 

CHILDREN BY Ills FIRST WIFE WERE: 

1. Charles M., b. at Buffalo, N. V.. April 23, 1831 : 147 

2. James M., b. at Norwich, Vt., July 12,1832: 148 
:;. William 1'.. b. at Wells River, Vt., 1835: d.al Norwich, Vt., 

Aug. 10. 1856: 

children by ins second wife were : 

1. Lora P.. b. at Cambridgeport, Mass.. May 26, 1841: d. at Glover. 

VI.. April 28, 1866. 149 

2. Lorene E., b. at Norwich, Vt., June 26, 1843: d. at Glover. 

Vt.. Oct. 9. 1864. 150 

3. Allen s.. b. at Albany. Vt.. 
I. Ellen L., 1). at Albany. Vt., 
5. Emma J., b. at Albany. Vt.. 



May 26, 1S45 : 


151 


Mar. 26, 1847: 


152 


July 13, 1849 : 


153 



124. ARABELLA BAXTER, second daughter of [ra 
Baxter and Arsena Sprague, 1>. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 22, 1807 ; 
«1. at Norwich, Vt., Oct. 26, 184'.); in. January 2, 1825, to 
Samuel Little, a farmer, b. at Norwich, Vt., Januai'3 2">. 
1800; d. at Norwich, Vt., Dec. 29, 1870. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE 



154 

155 

d. at Norwich, 



1. RoSETTA, A.. b. at Littleton, N. H., Jan. 17. 1826 

2. Ira C, b. at Littleton, N. II., June 17, 1827 

3. Anna Eliza. b. at Littleton. X. II.. Dec. 2, 1828 

Vt., Aug. 20, 1870. 156 

4. BarrietL., b. at Littleton, N. H., Aug. 30, 1830: 157 

5. Marshall D. B.. b. at Littleton, N. II., April 2, 1834 : d. at Bath. 

X. II.. April. 1864. 158 

6. Samuel II. b. at Littleton, N. II., July 20, 1837: killed in fronl 

of Richmond, Va., May 13, 1864. 159 

7. Edward P., b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 9, 1841: d. in hospital 

at New Orleans, May 11, 1862. 

s. Walter G., b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 18, 1849 : lives at Den. 

mark, Iowa. 160 



BAXTEB GENEALOGY 7-*> 

125. ALP A BAXTER, fifth child of Ira Baxter and 
Arsena Sprague, m. William Taylor, of Hartford, Vt., July 
1, L827 : d. ai Lawrenceville, N. Y., July 30, 1831. Had qo 
children. 



126. MARSHALL D. BAXTER, seventh child of Ira 
Baxter and Arsena Sprague, 1>. at Norwich, Vt., March 17, 
I slT : (1. at Lyme, X. H., Jan. 5, 1876; m. Nov. 1, 18:58 to 
Esthee Goddard, b. at Royalton, Mass., March 17,1806: 
lived at Lyme, N. H. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Elizabeth G., b. at Norwich, Vt., July 6, 1840: now lives at North 

Thetford, Vt, 

2. Alpa M., 1). at Norwich, Vt., Feb. 9, 1844: m. Jan. 23, 1868. to 

II. P. Gummings, who was b. at Thetford, Vt., Jan. 19, 1837. Their 
children were: Allen C., b. at Thetford, Vt., Nov. 22, 1868; Lizzie 
Ann, b. at Lyme, N. H., Nov. 7, 1870; Burton E., b. at Thetford. 
Vt., Sept. 22. 1873; Marshall B., b. at Thetford, Vt., Dec. 2, 1875; 
Harlan P., b. at Thetford, Vt., Jan. 6, 1878. 

3. Arthur G., b. at Norwich, Vt,, Oct. 7, 1S45 : d. at Norwich, Vt., 

Aug. 12. L854. 

4. Annie L., b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 17, 1S47 : in. Arthur W. Ja- 

quith. Mar. 16, 1872, who was b. at Thetford. Vt., March 16, 1845, 
a merchant now at North Thetford, Vt. Their children were: 
Charles A., b. at Thetford, Vt., June 5, 1873; Alace, b. at Thetford, 
Vt., June 18, 1874; d. Sept. 13, 1874. 



127. HENRY BAXTER, youngest son of Ira Baxter 
and Arsena Sprague, was b. at Norwich, Vt., April 15, 1821 : 
was in. Nov. 23, 1842, to Adelia G. Woodruff, (daughter 
of Edward "Woodruff and Elizabeth Conant.) b. at Tinmouth, 
Vt., Jan. 12, 1822. Lives at Highgate, Vt., physician. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Frank W., b. at Highgate, Vt., Aug. 14, 1843: son of Henry Baxter : 
he in. Marion A. Barney (b. at Highgate, Oct, 1, 1841,) June 10, 
L866 : lives at Highgate, merchant. The children are : Henry M., b. 



76 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

al Hastings, .Minn., Oct. 25, 18G7; d. at Swanton, Vt., Sept. 21), 
1868, sa, eleven months : Josephine A., b. at Highgate, July 29, 1869'; 
(1. at Highgate, Vt., Feb. 22, 1871, ;e. one year, seven months : Hut- 
tie M., 1). at Highgate, July 1 1. 1872. 

2. George H.. b. :it Highgate, Vt., April 23, 1846: d. at Highgate, Feb. 

6, 1854. 

3. Charles E., b. at Highgate, Vt., Jan. 21, 1848: d. at Highgate. Mar. 

1, 1854. 



128. HARRIET BAXTER, youngest child of Ira Bax- 
ter and Arsena Sprague, b. at Norwich, Vt., April 16, 18il-i ; 
(I. at Norwich, Vt,, Aug. 'lb, 1854 ; m. June 16, 1846, to L. S. 
Patridge, b. at Norwich, Vt., and now living at Norwich, Vt. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Lewis B., b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 31, 1848 : oldest child, ui. July 

20, 1869, Adclia G. Weeks, of Dunville, Vt., and lives at Yankton, 
Dakota. 

2. Lizzie A., 1). at Norwich, Vt., Oct. 22, 1850 : m. July 12, 1871, Wales 

N. Ward: lives at Athol, Mass., farming. 

3. Harriet L., b. at Norwich, Vt., May 5, 1854 : in. James M. Bingham, 

Dec. 25, 1872, and lives at Norwich, Vt., farming. 



129. HIRAM C. BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and 
Sarah Cone, b. Aug. 17, 1808: physician, Kenduskeag, Me.; 
m. Marcia J. Jones, Jan. 17, 1837, b. June 5, 1813. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Edwin C, b. Feb. 1,1840: 162 

2. Sarah F., b. May 20, 1842: d. May 5, 1845. 

3. Maria L. b. May 19, 184)',: 

4. Lizzie D., b. June 22, 1850: 



130. HARTLEY VV. BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter 
and Sarah Cone, 1). July 15, 1811 ; m. Jane Felch ; d. 
1839. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

l. James Hartley, b. 1838: m.. Emma Nash. 163 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 77 

131. WILLIAM H. BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter 
and Sarah Cone, b. Jan. 14, 1817; m. Maiiy A. Jackson, 
Jan. 18, 1859. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Willie Elihu, b. Mar. 5, 1863, at Porland, Me. 

2. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1864: d. Aug. 2, 1864. 



132. JAMES P. BAXTER, son of Elihu Baxter and 
Sarah Cone, b. Mar. 23, 1831; m. (1) Sarah K. Lewis, Sept. 
18, 1854: (2) Mehitable C. Proctor, April 2, 1873. 

children by nis first wife were : 

1. Florence L., b. July 20, 1855: d. Sept. 10, 1857. 

2. Hartley Cone, b. July 19, 1857 : graduate of Bowdoin, 1877. 

3. Clinton L., b. June 29, 1859: 

4. Eugene R, b. Jau. 12,1862: 

5. Mabel. b. May 17, 1865: d. Oct. 22, 1865. 

6. James P., jr., b. Feb. 27, 1867 : 

7. Alba, b. May 9, 1869 : d. Feb, 12, 1873. 

8. Rupert H., b. July 26, 1S71 : 

CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE WERE : 

1. Emily P., b. July 15, 1874: 

2. Percival P., b. Nov. 22, 1876 : 



133. GEORGE BAXTER, son of Erastus Baxter and 
Lucy Freeman, b. at Norwich, Vt, Sept. 14, 1818 : m. Ada- 
line Peray. 

their children WERE : 

1. Marcia, b. 1851 : in. G. G. Haseltiiie, of Manchester, N. II., 1871. 

2. Charles, b. 1852 : 

3. Lucy, b. 1854: m. Frank Taylor, of Manchester, N. H., Sept. 

10, 1874: child, Oct. 8, 1875. 



4. John, b. 1856 

5. William, b. 1858 

6. Henry, b. 1860 

7. Adaline, b. 1862 
.8. Ella, b. 1864 

9. Bertha, b. 1865 

U). ill'.AKTLLY, 1). L868 

11. Elmer, b. 1871 



d. Jan. 18, 1871. 
d. Jan. 23, 1871. 
d. Jan. 8, 1862. 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 

134. STATIRA BAXTER, daughter of Erastus Bax- 
ter and Lucy Freeman, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1825 ; m. Chas. 
W. Fish, of Weymouth, .Mass., 1847; d. ai Manchester, 
N. H., Jan. 22, 1876. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. E8TELLA, b. Mar. 29, 1850: 

2. Eltiiea. b. April 25, 1852 

3. HURBERT, b. Nov. 26, 1866 



135. MARY BAXTER, daughter of Erastus Baxter 
and Lucy Freeman, b. at Norwich, Vt., 1832 ; m. Thos. 
-McCullough, of Bangor, N. Y., 1848: living at W. Consta- 
ble, N. Y., 1878. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Frederick, b. at Malone, N. Y., 1850 : 

2. Kate L., b. at Malone, N. Y., 1852 : 

3. Charles, b. at Malone, N. Y., 1855 : m. Hattie Cushman, of West- 

ville, N.^Y., Sept. 18, 1877. 



136. MORRIS BAXTER, son of Erastus Baxter and 
Lucy Freeman, b. at Norwich, Vt, L835; m. Julia Ren wick, 

of Elgin, Wis.: living, 1877. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Charles, b. at Elgin, Wis., 1862 : 

2. Bertha, b. at Elgin, Wis., 1871 : 



137. IIEARTLEY BAXTER, son of Erastus Baxter 
and Lucy Freeman, 1). at Westville, N. Y., 1839; in. Belle 
Mcintosh, of Malone, N. Y., 1864: living, L877. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE: 

1. Jesse, b. at Malone, N. Y., 1865 : 

2. Jennie, b. at Malone, N. Y., 1867 
.:. May, b. at Malone, N. Y., 1871 
■1. Estella, '). at Malone, N.Y., 1874 
.">. Kate, b. a1 Malone, N. V.. 1876 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 79 

138. WILLIAM II. BAXTER, son of Portus Baxter and 

Ellen J. .1. Harris, b. at Strafford, Vt., March 27, 1833; d. at 
Derby Line Vt., April 13, 184:5. 



139. JEDEDIAH H. BAXTER, son of Portus Baxter 
and Ellen J. J. Harris, I). June 20, 18o~> ; d. at Strafford, Vt., 
March 9, 1836. 



140. JEUEDIALI H. BAXTER, son of Portus Baxter 
and Ellen J. J. Harris, b. May 11, 1887, at Strafford, Vt.; 
M. D.; m. Florence Tkyon, March 9, 1876, b. at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Nov, 11, 1845, no child, 1877 ; surgeon of the Massa- 
chusetts Twelfth Regiment, 1861, Volunteers; brigade sur- 
geon, 1862. Residing in Washington, D. C, and of the sur- 
geon general's office. 



141. MYRON L. BAXTER, son of Portus Baxter and 
Ellen J. J. Harris, b. at Strafford, Vt,, Jan. 18, 1840 ; m. 
Elizabeth E. Osborn, at Aurora, 111., Jan. 80, 1871. Re- 
siding in Washington, D. C. 

THEIR ONLY CHILD IS : 

1. Janette Josephene, b. at Washington, D. C. Feb. 5, 1874. 



142. HENRY C. BAXTER, son of Portus Baxter and 
Ellen J. J. Harris, b. at Derby Line, Vt, Dec. 16, 1844 ; m. ( 1 ) 
Laura L. White, Sept. 21, 1866 ; she d. March 30, 1872, at 
Derby Line, Vt.: (2) Eunice Carter, April 2), 1873. 

CHILD i:v ill-- FIRST will: WAS: 

i. Portus b. on. :. [867 ■ 



80 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE WERE 

1. Janette II.. b. at Derby Line, Vt., Feb. 28, 1871 : 

2. William H., b. at Derby Line, Vt., May 25, 187G : 



143. WILLIAM P. BAXTER, broker, son of Portus 
Baxter and Ellen J. J. Harris, b. at Strafford, Vt., July 26, 
1847, num., and living- at Chicago, 111. 



144. CORNELIA C. BURTON, first child of Laura 
Baxter and Henry S. Burton, b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 8, 
1824 ; m. Charles Henry Burton, Oct, 8, 184"), b. Oct. 6, 
1822, at Glover, Vt., farmer, and lives at Denmark, Iowa. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Andrew C, b. at Glover, Vt., June 3, 1847: in. Julia Lavenworth, 

Mar. 24, 1870; farmer, and lives in Lewis, Cass County, Iowa. 

2. Laura, b. at Norwich, Vt., April 2, 1850 : d. at Pleasant 

Ridge, Sept. 18, 1870. 

3. Ellen L., b. at Pleasant Ridge, Iowa, Mar. 30, 1855 : m. Walter G. 

Little, May (!, 1873 ; they have one child, Freddie. 

4. Annetta, b. at Pleasant Ridge, Iowa, Jan. 5, 1858 : d. at Pleasant 

Ridge, Iowa, Sept. 16, 1858. 

5. Charles E., b. at Pleasant Ridge, Iowa, Sept. 9, 1860 : 

6. William S., b. at Pleasant Ridge. Iowa, July 12, 1862 : 

7. Tracy II., b. at Pleasant Ridge, Iowa, Mar. 17, 1805 : 

8. Clara B., b. at Pleasant Ridge, Iowa, June 15, 1868 : 



145. HENRY C. BURTON, second child of Laura 
Baxter and Henry 8. Burton, b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 22, 
L835; m. (I)Martha H. Waterman, Aug. 18, 1850, 1>. at 
Norwich, Vt., Mar. ?,, 1840; d. Feb. 1, 18G5: (2) Edna Slack, 
Nov. 18, 18G7, b. at Norwich, Vt., July ID, 1848. 

CHILD BY HIS FIRST WIFE WAS : 

1. HATTIE C. 1). at Norwich. Vt.. April 21. 1861 : 



I'.AXTF.i: GENEALOGY. , 81 



CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE WERE 

1. Gertrude L., b. at Norwich, Vt., Jan. 9, 1869 : 

2. Nellie E., b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 30, 1872 : 



146. IRA B. BURTON, third child of Laura Baxter 
and Henry S. Burton, 1). at Norwich, Vt., Mar. 8, 1837 ; m. 
Sept, 1, 1859, Emily D. Waterman, b. at Norwich, Vt., 
Sept, 17, 1837 : now lives at Norwich, Vt, farmer. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE 

1. Jennie M., b. at Norwich, Vt., June 25, 1860 

2. Alice L., b. at Norwich, Vt., Mar. 31, 1862 

3. Hattie M., b. at Norwich, Vt., Dec. 30, 1864 



147. CHARLES M. BAXTER, first son of Carlos 
Baxter and Lora Partridge, b. at Buffalo, N. Y., April 23, 
1831 ; m. Eunice Hatch, May 20, 1856, b. at Norwich Vt., 
May 5, 1830 : have no children, and live at Lebanon, N. H. 
Manufacturer of hand saws and wood machinery. 



148. J. M. BAXTER, second son of Carlos Baxter and 
Lora Partridge, b. at Norwich, Vt., July 12, 1832 ; m. Eu- 
phenia Richardson, Aug. 12, 1858, b. at Stockton, N. Y., 
Aug. 28, 1834. Farmer at Lewis, Cass County, Iowa. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Charles M., b. at Lewis, Iowa, June 22, 1859 

2. Almina R., b. at Lewis, Iowa, Sept. 6, 1861 

3. Lorene E., b. at Lewis, Iowa, July 22, 1863 
i. William D. C, b. at Lewis, Iowa, Mar. 20, 1866 

5. Henry P., b. at Lewis, Iowa, May 6, 1868 

6. Ted Ira. b. at Lewis, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1870 



149. LORA P. BAXTER, daughter of Carlos Baxter 
and Rosalinda M. Orn, b. at Cambridgeport, Mass., May 26, 
6 



82 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

1841 ; d. at Glover, Vt., April 28, 1866 : m. Henry F. 
Phillips, of East Glover, Vt., June 15, 1861. 

THEIH ONLY CHILD WAS : 

1. Bertha J., b. Jan. 10, 1863 : d. Mar. 12. 1865. 



150. LORENE E. BAXTER, daughter of Carlos Baxter 
and Rosalinda M. Orn, 1». at Norwich, Vt., June 26, 1843 ; m. 
James Borland, of Glover, Vt.; d. at Glover, Vt, Oct. 9, 
1864. No children. 



151. ALLEN S. BAXTER, son of Carlos Baxter and 
Rosalinda M. Orn, b. at Albany, Vt,. Mar. 26, 1845 ; m. Hen- 
len M. Bancroft, of North Haverhill, N. H., April 23, 

1868. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Henry W., b. Oct. 14, 1871, at Whipple, Iowa; d. Oct. 14, 

1871. 

2. Charles E.. b. Sept. 27, 1872, at Whipple, Iowa. 

3. EffieE., * twins, b. July 22,1874, at Whipple, Iowa. 

4. Ettie II., 3 

5. James A. C, b. Feb. 14, 1878, at Whipple, Iowa. 



152. ELLEN L. BAXTER, in. Dec. 22, 1870, at Lewis, 
Iowa, to Frank H. Hunt, of Bath, N. H. : now lives at 
Lewis. Nf) children. 



153. EMMA JANE BAXTER, m. March 9, 1868, at 
Lewis, Iowa, to 0. Milton Festkn. 

THEIR CHILDREN ARE : 

1. Ellen R., !)• Jan. '•>, 1869: 

2. Arsenitii, I). Nov., 1870: 



I : A XT Kit GENEALOGY. 83 



3. Elphkna M., b. May, 1872 

4. HBNRY J. b. Dec, 1874 

5. Jennie, b. 1876 

6. Frank, b. Dec. 1877 



154. ROSETTA A. LITTLE, first daughter of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, m. May 1, 1851 to Lucius S. 
Lorel, who was 1). at Union Village, Vt., Sept. 7, 1818, 
where he now lives, a farmer. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Abbie S., b. at Union Village, Vt., Aug. 7, 1853 : d. at Union Village, 

Feb. 18, 1859. 

2. Alpha R., b. at Union Village, Vt., Oct. 28, 1855 

3. John F., b. at Union Village, Vt., Jan. 28, 1860 : 

4. Eliza N.. b. at Union Village, Vt., Mar. 9, 1869 



155. IRA C. LITTLE, second child of Arabella Baxter 
and Samuel Little, was m. Nov. 18, 1856, at Denmark, Iowa, 
to Cyntha A. Dean, who was b. at d. Mar. 16, 1861. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Delia F., b. at Denmark, la., May 1, 1858 : d. May 15, 1860. 

2. Ora G., b. at Denmark, la., Jan. 6, 1861 : 

3. Ira C. b. : m. (2) Laura L. Newton, 

of Pleasant Ridge, la., Aug. 29, 1863. Their children are: Owen, 
b. Oct. 15, 1866; Abbie, b. Jan. 7, 1869; Daphna, b. June 17, 1871. 



156. ANNA ELIZA LITTLE, third child of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, m. (1) Wm. G. Nelson, Nov. J, 
L848 : (2) Charles \V. Burnham. 

ONLY CHILD BY FIRST HUSBAND WAS: 

1. Abby W., b. at Thetford, July. 1850: d. Nov. 10, 1865. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND HUSBAND WERE : 

1. Arthur II., b. at Norwich, Vt., Oct. 15, 1857: 

2. Ciiarlks J., b. at Norwich. Vt . Dec 25, 1858 : d. Nov. .",. 1865. 



I I'.AXTKl: GENEALOGY 

157. HARRIET L. LITTLE, fourth child of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, b. at Littleton, Aug. 30, 1830 : m. 
Mar. 15, 1849, John A. Slack, who was b. at Norwich, Vt, 
Nov. 18, 1826. Now lives at South Royalton, Vt, May 25, 
1878. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Charles W.,'b. at Norwich, Vt., Sept. 17, 1850 : m. Feb. 20, 1872, 

Genie II. Burnham, who was b. at Putney, Vt., April 1, 1851 : now 
lives in Royalton, Vt. : have one child, Eunice M., b. Dec. 1G, 1872. 

2. Samuel L., b. at Norwich, Vt., Nov. 18, 1851 : m. Oct. 2, 1869, to 

Adella Batchelder, of Plainfielci, Vt., lives in Sweetland, Cal. 
Their children were: Hattie E. b. Sept. 11, 1872; Wallace W., b. 
Dec. 4, 1875 ; both b. at Sweetland, Cal. 

3. Fred J., b. at Norwich, Vt., Dec, 3,1853: 

4. Lewis P., b. at Royalton, Vt., Nov. 22, 1855 

5. Hattie L., b. at Royalton, Vt., Nov. 8, I860: 

6. LouisaS., b. at Royalton, Vt., Feb. 6,1862 



158. MARSHALL D. BAXTER, fifth child of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, m. Albina Johnson, in 1854 : 
had one child, Clarence. Father and son both d. in April, 
1864. 



159. SAMUEL H. LITTLE, sixth child of Arabella 
Baxter* and Samuel Little, m. Ella Pollard, 1863, Man- 
chester, N. H. 



160. EDWARD P. LITTLE, seventh child of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, m. Nancy S. Forsyth in 1859: 
had one child, Edward P., b. Aug. 3, 1862. 



161. WALTER G. LITTLE, eighth child of Arabella 
Baxter and Samuel Little, m. Ella Burton, at Denmark, 
[a., in 1 s72. They have one child, Freddie, b. May, lsT3. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 85 

162. EDWIN C. BAXTER, son of Hiram, *b. Feb. 1, 
1840 : physician, Albany, N. Y. : m. 



163. JAMES H. BAXTER, son of Hartley, b. 1838 
m. Emma Nash. i 



NOTES. 

John Baxter, revolutionary pensioner, under Certificate 24,898. 
By a declaration dated Nov. IS, 1825, it appears that claimant at 
that time resided at Cahawba, Ala., having removed to that place 
about six years prior to that date from North Carolina. He 
alleges service in Capt. Spring's company of cavalry, of Col. 
Irwin's regiment, Gen. Davidson's brigade of the North Carolina 
Line. No further data. 

Elizabeth Baxter, widow of Andrew, revolutionary pensioner, 
under Certificate No. 7,939, on account of service of her late hus- 
band as private and lieutenant of dragoons, revolutionary war. 

Hugh Brewster, in affidavit states he served with Andrew Baxter, 
who entered the service as a private in Capt. Martin's company, in 
Major Davy's battalion, and served three months; that B. after- 
wards served ten months as first lieutenant under Capt. Martin in 
Col. Wade Hampton's regiment of light dragoons ; that said Baxter 
was always a very prompt and energetic soldier and officer ; that 
he was captured by the British and kept some time in confinement 
at Charlestown ; has no knowledge of his being in service after- 
ward ; " that he married the daughter of Thomas Harris, of Meck- 
" lenburgh County, N. C, but does not know the given name of the 
'-lady.' " 

William F. Collins, comptroller of public accounts, State of 
North Carolina, certifies under date Nov. 28, 1844, that name of 
Andrew Baxter appears on books of his office as having received a 
specie certificate for £6 15s., and another for £20 17s. 6d., as ap- 
pear in Book No. 10, Certificates Nos. 6,019 and 6,056. Also one 
other certificate for £16 10s., as appears in Book No. 23, Certificate 
No. 20, all of which seems to have been for military services. 

Widow testifies that her husband at one time "obtained two 
" negroes which was given as pay for some part of his services." 



86 BAXTEB GENEALOGY. 

Surviving children of Elizabeth Baxter (deceased), widow of An- 
drew: Tims. W. Baxter, Mar)' Springer, Eliza T. Baxter, Eli H. 
Baxter. 

Andrew Baxter (b. 1725), m. Elizabeth Harris (b. July 30, 1764), 
Jan. 8, 1784. He d. Oct. 4, 1816, near Milledgeville, Ga. 

Children of above: John Baxter, b. Mar. 2, 17 — ; dames, b. Aug. 
8, 17—; he d. Jan. 21, 1787; Thos. W., b. Dee. 16, 1787; Andrew 
S., b. Mar. 1, 1790; Cynthia, h. Nov. 13/1792; Magy Laird, )>. 
May 8, 1794; Elizabeth Thomson, b. -June 28, 1796; Eli, b. Nov. 
17, 1799; Richard, b. Sept. 22, 1802, d. Sep. 9, 1807. 

John Baxter, Spring Place, Ga. War of 1812. 

William Baxter, Brooks County, Va., revolutionary pensioner, 
under Certificate No. 12,099, in a declaration dated Feb. 13, 1835, 
states he is a native of Baltimore County. Md. ; settled in this 
country (Virginia), in 1776, and has lived here ever since ; in fall 
of 1776 was stationed at Holliday's Cove, on the Ohio River ; served 
under Capt. Cox; they were engaged building block houses and 
in ranging; does not know by what authority he was in service; 
furnished his own gun and drew rations and ammunition ; on day that 
his three months expired he enlisted under Lt. David Steel for three 
years, or during the war; marched from Holliday's Cove to Pittsburg, 
and thence to Baker's Fort ; remained there about three months 
and then returned to Pittsburg and joined the regiment, under 
Major Sims, and marched to the eastward; when in Bedford County 
furnished a substitute and went home, having served from Novem- 
ber to July. This regiment was under Col. John Gibson. 

Rev. Edward Smith, Brooks County, Va., certifies (Nov. 26, 1832), 
that he believes claimant to be seventy-four years of age, and con- 
curs in the general opinion of the neighborhood that claimant was a 
soldier in the revolution. 



BAXTBB GENEALOGY. S7 



ORIGIN OF WISCONSIN BRANCH. 

164. FRANCIS (or John) BAXTER, in the greatest 
probability, brother of Rev. Richard Baxter, of England, b. 

He is said to have come from England in the latter part of 
the seventeenth century : purchased a farm at Enfield, Conn. : 
killed by a gun in the hands of one Johnson. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Francis, b. 

2. William (or John), b. 

3. Mary ( ?) b. 

4. b. in Massachusetts 

5. b. in Southern Connecticut : 



d. ae. 88. 



165. FRANCIS BAXTER, b. at Enfield, Conn., about 
1707 : m. (1) Sarah Mackfield, from Scotland : (2) 
Saxton : lived on homestead for ninety years ; used to 
speak of " Uncle Richard " (probably Rev. Richard Baxter, 
of England). 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Francis, b. m. 167 

2. Witty, b. m. Edward Wood; one son 

and two daughters. 

3. Moses, b. m. and moved from Tolland 

to Washington County, N. Y. 168 

4. Marian or Miriam, b. m. at Wallingford, Conn. 

5. Alexander, b. Jan. 13,1751: m. at Benton, 1785 : d. 169 

6. Benjamin, b. m. (1) Mabel Brown; 172 

(2) Hannah Hale, Torring- 
ford, Conn. 

7. Thomas Ellsworth, b. m. 

8. Molly, b. m. Townsend, Wilbra- 

ham, Mass. 

9. David, b. m. Irene Parsons, of Enfield : 

son of David (d. 23). 
10. Peggy, b. m. Abiel Hancock, of Long- 

meadow : had four sons. 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 



CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE WERE: 

1. Sally, b. in. Eliezer Talcot, of Dalton, 

Mass. 

2. William, b. m. his step-mother's younger 

sister, Ruth Aborns : removed to Cornwall, Vt. 173 



166. WILLIAM (or John) BAXTER, son of Francis 
Baxter, of Enfield, Conn., b. m. 

Probably ancestor of the three brothers of Tolland, Conn. 









THEIR 


CHILDREN WERE : 


1. 


Benjamin. 


b. 




m. 


2. 


William, 


b. 




m. 


3. 


Elihu, 


b. 




m. 


4. 


Simon, 


b. 




m. 



[Probably the reverend tory preacher of Newgate, Conn.] 
5. John, b. m. 

Their children settled in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecti- 
cut, and were the tories who ran from Connecticut to Canada and Nova 
Scotia, at the time of the revolutionary war. 

MEMORANDA. 

of an interview between J. H. Baxter and Mrs. Lake, July 22, 
1878: 

A Baxter, christian name unknown, ran away from home in 
Scotland, at the age of fifteen, with a wife aged fourteen, and came 
to the United States, probably to Connecticut. 

He had at least one son, Moses Baxter, of Conn. 

The latter had at least two sons and one daughter, namely : Dr. 
John Baxter, of Boston, Mass., Moses Baxter, of Fort Ann, N. Y., 
and Mariam Baxter. 

Mariain Baxter m. Lyman Littlefield, of Kingsbury, Washington 
County, N. Y., and had at least two sons and one daughter, 
namely : Hamilton, Littlefield, lumberman, of Oswego, N. Y., 
Lorenzo D. Littlefield, farmer of , and Jails Littlefield. 

Jails Littlefield m. John Leland Lake, of Stanton, Dutchess 
County, N. Y., and is the Mrs. Lake referred to above. 



167. FRANCIS BAXTER, b. went with 

Gen. Wolf and was ai the capture of Quebec, and for several 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 89 

years in the English navy. In revolutionary war he went into 
the service of his country, and served to close of war. He 
in. Sarah Ellsworth (she lived to be 102), and settled in 
East Windsor, Conn. Greatest pugilist in Washington's 
army. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Francis, b. : supposed to have settled in Lansingburgh, 

N. Y. : d. in Ohio. 

2. John, b. : in. Ann Smith (sister of Polly). 

3. Levi, b. Aug. 14, 1764 : in. Polly Smith, of Lansingburgh, N.Y., 1849, 

settled in Shenaugo County, N. Y. 174 

4. Thomas, b. 

5. Polly, b. : m. Archilaus, or Joel Osborne, East Wind- 

sor: d. 1842. 
G. Submit, b. : m. Walter Van Pelt, d. at Dryden, Tomp- 

kins County, N. Y., 1851. 



168. MOSES BAXTER, b. m. 

Early moved from Tolland to Washington County, N. Y. 
Settled at Fort Ann, and lived there till he was ninety-eight. 



1. 


Louis, 


b. 


2. 


Moses, 


b. 


3. 


John, 


b. 


4. 


Levi, 


b. 


5. 


Selia, 


b. 


6. 


Mabel 


b. 


7. 


Polly, 


b. 



their children were : 

m. Baker, (prominent family, four sons.) 



169. ALEXANDER BAXTER, b. at Endfield, Conn., 
Jan. 13, 1758 (Hartford County). Died at Cornwall, Vt, 
Feb. 1810 ; m. the widow of Elihu Benton, of Tolland, Conn., 
about 1785. Constitution broken by long confinement in the 
New York Sugar House, during the war. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. Elihu Benton, b. Jan. 16,1787: 170 



90 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

2. Mary, 1). Sept. 13, 1790: m. Capt. Delos Dustin : residing in 

Southville, N. Y., 1878. 

3. Alexander, jr. b. Mar. 18, 1793 : 171 



170. Rev. ELIHU BENTON BAXTER, son of Alex- 
ander Baxter, b. Jan. L6, 1787, at Tolland, Tolland County, 
Conn.; went to Cornwall, Vt., 1808. In 1810, preached for 
the Baptist church. Oct. 20, 1808, m. Clarissa Field, of 
Cornwall, Vt. About Is 1 2 he joined the Methodist church, 
still preaching as opportunity presented. In Sept. 1814, he 
volunteered to assist in driving the British back into Canada, 
and was at the battle of Plattsburg. In 1815 he was licensed 
to preach, by the Quarterly Conference of Vermont, and in 
1818 he removed to the State of New York. Still following 
his trade as a means of support, and preaching as occasion 
offered, he, in 1827, returned to Cornwall, Vt, was examined 
and licensed to preach by the Roj^alton Association of the 
Congregational Church, and in 1829 he abandoned his trade 
and devoted himself entirely to preaching for the remainder 
of his life. He died at . His wife d. at 

THEIR CniLLREN WERE : 

1. Bkjamin Stephens, b. Aug. 8, 1809 : m. Sophia Strong, 

of Berlin, Washington County, Vt. He is a preacher of the Gospel, 
and resides in Bangor, La Cross County, Wis., and has issue: 
Lawry, Emetine, Mary Ann, Elihu Benton, Owin Field (d. ), 

Benjamin Franklin, Chauncy Knapp, and Leonora Sherald. 

2. Mary Maria, b. Dec. 11,1810: 

3. Emeline Kikkiiam, b. May 4, 1813 : d. Apr. 14, 1829. 

4. Lydia Stevens, b. Sept. 24, 1815 : m. for her second 

husband Wallace W. Gordon. They had one child, Alexander Bax- 
ter, who d. in childhood. She resided in the city of La Cross, Wis., 
Mar. 8, 1856. 

5. Loyal Alexander, b. Jan. 30,1818: lives in Colorado, 

and has issue : Caroline B. and Charles O. Caroline B. m. Hiram 
Martin. 

6. Clarissa Cordelia, b. Mar. 31, 1820: m. L. J. Newton, 

and has issue: Caroline (dead), Alexander Baxter, John S. K., 
Clary, M. A., Elihu Benton, and Edward L. (dead.) 



BAXT BB G EN EALOGY. ! » 1 

7. OrrisSaK., b. June 16, 1822 : in. (1) Smith G. 

Houghton, by whom she had two children. (2) Sebastian 

Fletcher, by whom sin- has : Horace, Sephia, and Martha. They live 
in Burns. La Cross County, Wis. 

8. John Bannester Goodnough, b. Mar. 1. 1825: graduated from the 

Medical College, Castleton, in 1845. In 18(11 he enlisted as assistant 
surgeon, was soon made brigade surgeon, had charge of a hospital 
in New Orleans for three years, and at the close of the war was 
mustered out of service as a brevet colonel. He is now examining 
surgeon in the Pension Office at Washington. D. C. He m. Leonora 
Calkins, of Elizabethtown, Essex County, N. Y., and has issue: 
Clary, Cordelia. Emma, Gidron Hawley, Sephia, John B., and Francis 
Hamilton. 

9. Ruth Field, b. May 3, 1827 : m. Nathaniel Rich- 

ard, and resides in Sycamore, Decalb County, 111. They have issue: 
Mary E. E., Charles Thomas, and Lydia Stephens. 

10. Elijah Orvis, > fcwins b _ Jul 20 1829 

11. Elisha Mathews, ) " ' 

Eljah 0., in. for his second wife Malinda Gleason, he resides in Burnet, 
Dodge County, Wis. Issue : Elihu Benton. Clarissa, Cordelia, Carolina 
Manirva, and Frederick Elijah. 

Elisha M . m. Caroline Middleton, and resides in Horicon, Warren County. 
X. Y. Issue : Malinda, Clarissa, Emma Adaline, Edwin Day, and 

12. Emeline Benton, b. Jan. 26,1832 

13. Caroline Benton. 

14. Adeline Brigh.' 



c * ON ' Uwins; b. Jan. 26, 1835 

I AM, ) 



A narrative of the life and times of Elihu Benton Baxter, who 
was b. in the, town of Tolland, Tolland County, Conn., Jan. 16, 
A. D. 1787. 

"My father's name was Alexander, who was b. in Endfield, on 
the thirteenth day of January, A. D. 1758, (Hartford County). Died 
in Cornwall, February, A. D. 1810, State of Vermont. 

" He m. my mother, a young widow of Elihu Benton, of Tolland, 
Conn., about 1785. My mother had two children by first marriage : 
Warham and Martha Submit. They are heads of families, residing 
in St. Lawrence County, X. Y. My father had three children by 
my mother: Elihu Benton (the name of her first husband), b. Jan. 
16, 1787 ; Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1790 ; Alexander, jr., b. Mar. 18, 1793. 
My sister is now a widow of Capt. Delos Dustin, residing in South- 
ville, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. God has written her childless. 
My brother Alexander has buried two wives ; now a widower. The 
names of his children are : Mary, Martha, Delos Dustin, Julia, Jane, 
and Noble. Jane and Julia are dead. Martha is in California; 
Noble in Missouri ; and Mary and Delos live in Illinois ; Mary, at 



92 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Sharbera Grove ; Delos, at Waine Station. My brother Alexander 
resides with him. 

" My grandfather Baxter was b. in Endficld, about 1707. In due 
time he m. Sarah Mackfield, a young lady from Scotland, by whom 
In- had sons and daughters whose names were as follows: Francis 
(named for his father), Mitty, Moses, Merian, Alexander, Benjamin, 
Molly, David, and Peggy. My Scotch grandma then d. in full view 
of an immortal crown of glory. From information I received in 
childhood from her contemporaries of her many virtues, I have ever 
cherished a strong attachment to her memory. Thank God for such 
a grandmother. My grandfather m. a widow Saxton, of whom I 
have but little knowledge. The names of the children by the second 
marriage are Sally and William. 

" My uncle Francis went with Gen. Wolf, and was at the capture 
of Quebec, and for several years served in the English navy. At 
the commencement of the revolutionary war, went into the service 
of his country, and served to its close. He m. and settled in East 
Winsor, Conn., where he lived to the day of his death. I only know 
that his wife we called Aunt Sally. He raised three sons : Thomas, 
John, and Levi. Thomas and John settled in Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
who have left a large posterity. Levi settled in Shenango County, 
N. Y., where it is reported he became rich and honored as Judge of 
the Court. His posterity are still there. 

" About the history of one or two daughters I have no knowledge. 
This uncle was noted as being superior as a pugilist to any man 
in Washington's army. Once he was badly cut on the head, arms, 
and leg, by a tory, by the name of Bill Meed, after he had surren- 
dered as a prisoner of war. 

" Mitty m. Edward Wood. She had one son, named Edward, and 
two daughters, named Roxana and Mitty, all of whom had families. 
" Uncle Moses early removed from Tolland to Washington County, 
N. Y., settled in Fort Ann, where he lived to the day of bis death, 
aged ninety-eight. He had three sons : Mares (Marcus ?), John, 
and Levi, all of which left numerous families. He had several 
daughters; I can only remember the names of Selia, Mabel, Polly, 

and Louis. Louis m. Baker, whose four sons are so conspicuous 

at the present time. 

"Aunt Miriam, I understood, married, had a family of children, 
lived in Wallingford, Conn. I am unacquainted with further par- 
ticulars. 

"Alexander, my father, was an honest, hard-working man, reared 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 93 

his family on the farm left by Elihu Benton. He purchased a part, 
and worked the one-third of mother's and the part set off to the 
heirs (Washam and Mitty). It was a hard, stony 3 sterile soil, which 
never produced a crop sufficient for the support of his family. 

" My father returned from the war with a broken constitution, pro- 
duced, principally, by his long confinement in the old sugar-house 
in the city of N. Y. He closed his earthly pilgrimage about three 
years after coming there, after many years of suffering, with pros- 
pects glowing with immortality. As he stepped into the river of 
death, as I stood by his bedside, a heavenly light lit up in his coun- 
tenance. He says to me, ' They have come ! ' I asked, ' Who have 
come ? ' ' Hark ! ' says he, ' Don't you hear them sing ? ' * Who 
sing?' 'Angels.' The last act, according to my request, was a 
hearty squeeze of my hand, as a token of all was well, and final con- 
quest in Christ. Thus passed away a soldier of the revolution, who 
had suffered all for the liberties of his country, and a soldier of the 
cross, a glorious victor. Aged fifty-three. 

" Uncle Benjamin was m. twice. Aunt Mabel, his first wife, and 
the mother of the most of his children, was remarkable for her piety 
and heavenly vision in a trance, a short time before she finally died 
and was buried. Uncle Benjamin, after living in several places in 
the north part of Connecticut and southern Massachusetts, removed to 
the Butternuts, N. Y., where I understand he died in a ripe old age. 
He had a very large family ; I remember the names of but few of 
them. Of sons there was : Benjamin, Alexander, Ralph, and Joseph. 
Daughters : Mabel, Polly, Selia, and Lois. I understand that the 
most of his children reached manhood, and settled in different sec- 
tions of the country. 

" Aunt Molly m. a man by the name of Townsend, lived, and prob- 
ably d. in Wilbraham, Mass. She had a large family ; their history 
I cannot give as I early left Connecticut and went to Vermont. 

" Uncle David m. Irene Parsons, in Endfield. Soon after his mar- 
riage was killed ; the split of a gun overcharged, in his hand. He 
had a son b. months after his death, who grew up to manhood 

with my grandfather. He was named David. Soon after arriving 
at manhood he went to his Uncle William's in Cornwall, Vermont. 
Within two yeskis was killed by an axe flying from the helve, 
piercing his bowels. 

" Aunt Peggy m. Abiel Hancock, settled in Longmeadow, six miles 
south of Springfield Hill. Made an honest living by blacksmithing, 
as he was proverbially called "the honest blacksmith." Aunt Peggy 



( .»4 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

had four children, all sons. Names : Abiel, Zenas, Balijah, and 
the other I have forgotten. They mostly, if not all, engaged in the 
several departments of the United States Armory, Springfield, 
where they accumulated wealth and attained distinction. 

" My half-aunt, Sally, m. Elizer Talcot, had a large family of chil- 
dren. The names I cannot give. When I was about ten years old 
Uncle Elizer removed to Dalton, Mass., where he spent his last 
days. Many of his grandchildren, and perhaps some of his younger 
children still survive (as I learn), an honor to their name (which is 
better than precious ointment) both in church and state. 

"My half-uncle, William, m. my mother's youngest sister, Ruth 
Aborns. He was made the heir of the old homestead, which was 
first settled by his grandfather, in the first 'settlement of that part 
of Connecticut, where his father was b. and his numerous family 
and the most of his own children. About seven years before the 
death of his father (whom he was bound to support), he sold out the 
old patrimony, and removed to Cornwall, Vt., leaving his father 
destitute, under the delusive hope that Billy, according to promise, 
would return soon and take him to Vermont. The rest of the un- 
pleasant story is soon told. Soon after Billy went to Vermont, his 
aged father had a shock of the palsy, when the selectmen of the 
town provided for him in the family of Isaac Pearc, one hundred 
rods west of where he was b., where he was well cared for to the day 
of his death, which occurred on his birthday, Jan. 14, A. D. 1808 ; 
aged ninety-three years. 

" The names of his children were : Luther, Polly, William, Lydia, 
Cynthia, and Chancy. The posterity of Luther, William, and 
Chancy are in Cornwall, except those who have settled in Minne- 
sota, and perhaps in other places. Polly d. an old maid. Lydia 
d. when a young lady. Cynthia has a family residing in Castleton. 
Luther's widow lives on the old farm which Luther purchased of Asa 
Woodard. Uncle William reached about seventy at his death. His 
last years, he, too, suffered, being paralytic. Aunt Ruth lived to 
over eighty, when she d. 

"My great-grandfather and his family (I believe that his name 
was either Francis or John) came from England in the latter part 
of the seventeenth century. He purchased a farm in the east part 
of Endfield, five miles east of Connecticut River. That portion of 
the town was known by its nickname, Shitico. Other parts, in like 
manner, by nicknames such as Wallop, Shantie, GrOOSe Hill, Terry 
Lane, Nip Street, etc. 1 was told by several very aged people 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 5»f> 

that lie was a good man — strong domestic feelings. He had just 
removed from his log house into a new framed one, clapboarded 
on the studs. He had lent his gun to a neighbor by the name of 
Johnson, who told him he wanted to shoot a deer. In the following 
evening, while he was ascending his stairs leading to the chambers, 
to put his children to bed, the fiend Johnson shot him from with- 
out through a knot-hole. I can give no further account of John- 
son, or the mother of his children. They were not heard from 
afterwards. My great-grandfather had three children, which were 
cared for by friends up to mature age. Their names were : Francis, 
William, and, I think, Mary. My grandfather Francis inherited his 
father's farm as the oldest son, on which he lived nearly ninety 
years, until sold by his youngest son, William, mentioned in the 
preceding narrative. He was regarded by all his neighbors as a worthy 
pattern of meekness, sobriety, breathing love and good-will towards 
all men. He was a man of industrious habits to the day he was struck 
down with numb palsy, at the age of eighty-eight. I was not acquaint- 
ed with him till I was six years old. For two years after that I used 
to see him almost daily in the field and in his room appropriated 
to his exclusive use, where I have listened to his songs and more 
serious counsel. Uniformly, on parting, he would bestow on me the 
following or similar benediction and imposition of his patriarchial 
hands. 'God bless thee, my son Benny, and make as good a man 
as Uncle Richard, and do good long in the world.' There can be 
no doubt about our belonging to the Richard Baxter family. 

"My grandfather told me that he had an uncle in the southern 
part of Connecticut, and another in Massachusetts. That is all I 
know about it. The posterity of John is more numerous than 
Francis. The names of several of his sons who settled in Massa- 
chusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, whose families were very 
numerous, were: Benjamin, William, Elihu, S imon, John, and 
perhaps more. The greatest number of them were tories, and went 
to Nova Scotia, where their descendants are numerous at the pres- 
ent time, as well as in the New England States and in Canada. 
Thus I close the Baxter side of the house, according to my best 
recollection." 

Notes. — S imon Baxter , the second settler of Hartland, Conn., 
in 1755. In the war of the revolution he turned traitor, fled, and d. 
- / in Hnlifrv:. Baxter has twelve coats of arms. 

Rev. Elihu Benton Baxter, eldest son of Alexander and 

Baxter, was 1>. in Tolland, Tolland County, Conn., Jan. 16, 1787. 



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BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



At the age of eighteen he was indentured to Elisha Scott, to learn 
the carpenter and joiner's trade, and, with his master, removed to 
Poultney, Rutland County, Vt., where he remained until he was 
twenty-one, at which age he went to Cornwall, Vt., where he had 
relations residing, and went into business for himself. 

In 1810 he commenced preaching, under the patronage of the 
Baptist church, Elder Henry Green being his preceptor, still pur- 
suing his trade to support his family. On Oct. 20, 1808, he m. 
Clarissa, only daughter of Elisha. 

From History of Cornwall, Vt. — " The farm on which C. B. 
Baxter and his mother now live was settled by Asa Woodward, 
who bought of Samuel Benton, in 1787. From his hand it passed 
to Luther Baxter, thence to his widow and son, the present occu- 
pants." 



171. ALEXANDER BAXTER, Jr., b. Mar. 18, 1793 ; 

m. (1) , (2) , living, 1878, with his son Delos. 



1. Mary, b. 

2. Martha, b. 

3. Delos Dustin, b. 

4. Julia, b. 

5. Jane, b. 

6. Noble, b. 



THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

living at Sharbera Grove, 111., 1878. 
,, California, 1878. 
„ Waine Station, 111., 1878. 



Missouri. 



172. BENJAMIN BAXTER, son of Francis Baxter, of 
Endfield; m. (1) Mabel Brown, Dec. 28, 1780; (2) Han- 
nah Hale, daughter of Silas and Hannah Hale, Jan. 22, 
1794 : Mabel d. Aug. 6, 1793. 

CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE ! 

1. Benjamin, b. Aug. 23, 1781 

2. Alexander, b. 

3. Hervy, b. May 16, 1785 : 

4. Ruth, b. Sept. 23, 1787: m. Levi Hancock, May 8, 1808. [Long- 

meadow Records, above.] Lived in several parts of Connecticut 
and Massachusetts, and finally removed to the Butternuts, N. Y. 

5. Simeon, 1>. Nov. 21, 1789 : 



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6. Mabel, b. Aug. 21, 1791 : d. April 14, 1814. 

7. Patty, b. July 22, 1793 : 

CHILD BY Il'S SECOND WIFE WAS 

1. Sktii, 1). Sept. 29, 1794. 



173. WILLIAM BAXTER, son of Francis Baxter, m. 
Ruth Adorns, and removed to Cornwall, Vt.; d. at the age 
of seventy ; paralytic. Ruth d. at the age of eighty. 









THEIR 


CHILDREN WERE : 




1. 


Luther, 


b. 




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2. 
3. 


Polly, 
Willi am, 


b. 
b. 








4. 


Lydia, 


b. 




d. young. 




5. 


Cynthia, 


b. 




m. 


: Casleton 


6. 


Chancy, 


b. 









174. LEVI BAXTER, b. Aug. 14, 1764 ; was a de- 
voted Presbyterian christian, and raised up a very respecta- 
ble family of children. He d. at Sidney Plains, N. Y., about 
May, 1851. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. John. b. : in. : still living (1878) at Sidney 

Plains, N. Y. ; aged eighty years. 176 

2. William, b. at Delhi, 1805 : in. 

3. Levi, b. : m. : Jonesville, Mich. 177 



175. THOMAS BAXTER, b. 
and d. at Lansinburgh about 1849. 



m. 



1. Dennis S., b. 
York, in 1878. 



THEIR ONLY CHILD WAS: 

1785 : m. living at Lansingburgh, New 

178 



176. JOHN BAXTER, of Grafton, Rensselaer Comity, 
N. Y., was burn Aug., 1774, in the town of East Windsor, 
7 



98 BAXTER GENEAIOGY. 

Hartford County, Conn. He m. ( 1 ) Ann Smith, Nov. 18, 
1798, in Troy, N. Y. She was b. July 22, 1782, at Shrews- 
bury, Worcester County, Mass.; c*. Sept. 14, 1810; (2) El- 
eanor Burdick, Jan. 6, 1812, in Grafton, N. Y. She was 
1). Nov. 3, 1772, in Hopkinton, U. I., She d. July 12, 1824. 
(3) Martha IUbcock, March 20, 1825* in Grafton, N. Y. 
She was b. Feb. 22, 1800, in Grafton, N. Y. She d. June 3, 
1846. He d. April 26, 1851. 

4 

THE CHILDREN BY HIS FIRST WIFE WERE : 

1. Francis, b. Nov. 6, 1799, Lansingburgh N. Y. ; d. there May 

20, 1854. 179 

2. Ann, b. March 20, 1801 ; d. Sept. 12, 1810. 

3. Dennis Ellsworth, b. Oct. 4, 1802, Lansingburgh, N. Y. 

Deacon for man}' years. Died in Grafton, Rensselaer County, N. Y., 
April 11, 1851. 180 

4. Sarah, b. June 18, 1804 : ra. Charles Stickney, in June 

1823. Had one daughter, Jane Ann ; d. June 30, 1824, in Troy N. Y. 

5. Polly, b. Apr. 6, 1806 ; m. Henry L. Lovejoy, Rindge, Vt. 

6. John Covel, b. May 11, 1807, Lansingburgh, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 

19, 1877, in N. Y. Deacon for many years. Also a lay preacher. 181 

7. William Madison, b. Feb. 27, 1809, Troy N. Y. Deacon for many 

years. 182 

the children by his second WIFE WERE : 

1. Elisha LANGWORTnY, b. May 3, 1813, Grafton, N. Y. 

2. Benj. Burdick, b. Aug. 14, 1814; Baptist minister in Roysdale, 

Texas. 

3. Ann Eleanor, b. Dec. 14, 1815; d. in Narasota, Texas, Feb., 

1872. 

4. One son, who d. next day. , 

5. Levi Thomas, b. Sept. 2, 1817; d. in Feb., 1872. 

6. Eleanor, 

the children by his third wife were : 

1. Abby Huldaii, b. Dec. 15, 1825; d. March 4, 1848, in Grafton. 

2. Leland Howard, b. Aug. 18, 1827; d. Feb. 17, 1857. 

3. Lydia Mary, b. Oct. 27,1830; m. Joel \Vager, Dallis, Clin- 

ton County, Mich. 

4. Elijah Wii.i.kv, b. Feb. 3,1833; not heard from since 1850. 

5. ALMEDA Martha, b. June 30, 1835; d. July 21, 1837. 
G. David Gifford, b. Feb. 8, 1838. 

7. Eliza Amy, b. Aug. 1, 1840. 

8. Sharlotte Minerva, b. March <;, 1*43. 

All of these descendants, with tlicir ancestors, were profes- 
sors of religion, and members of the Baptist church. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 99 

177. LEY I BAXTER, son of Levi : b. 

THESE MAY BE THE CHILDREN OF LEVI, JUNIOR'S, WIFE : 

183 



184 



1. 


Gen. Henry, 


: b. 




2. 


Hon. Welter J., 


b. 




3. 


Hon. B. L.. 


b. 




4. 


Reuben T., 


b. 


Glens Falls, N. Y 


5. 


William, 


b. 





178. DENNIS S. BAXTER, son of Thomas 



179. FRANCIS BAXTER, son of John Baxter, was b. 
in 1779, and d. in Lansingburgh, N. Y., in May, 1854. He m. 
Rebecca Howe, of Schaghticoke, N. Y. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. William Eldridge, b. : m. Troy, N. Y. 

2. M. E., b. : m. Olslaver: lives at Holy 

Cross Parsonage, Troy, N. Y. 



180. DENNIS BAXTER, son of John Baxter, m. Sophia 
Maxon, of Petersburgh, N. Y. His widow and family live on 
Maple Ave., Troy, N. Y. 



181. JOHN CO VEL BAXTER, b. May 11, 1807, of Lan- 
singburgh, N. Y. After his conversion, in 1841, was conspicu- 
ous in Christian work, and prominent in the Sunday School. 
He was baptized into the Berean Baptist Church, in 1841. Su- 
perintendent of that Sunday School, in Dec, 1859. He was 
elected deacon of the Fifth Avenue Church, in New York, Nov., 
1861, filling the office till his death, in 1877. He was superin- 
tendent of Sunday schools until 1867. In his convictions he 
was frank and outspoken, but in his nature, kind and sym- 



100 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

pathetic. He m. Lydia ; she d. June 22, 1874. 

A volume of her poetry, entitled "Gems by the Wayside," 
was published in 1855. " The Gates Ajar," p,nd many other 
poems, are from her pen. 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE : 

1. John Francis, b. 

2. Lydia Ann, b. : 



182. WILLIAM MADISON BAXTER was b. Feb. 27, 
1809, in the city of Troy, N. Y. Was m. Nov. 10, 1835, in New 
York city, to Eliza Peterson, who was b. April 20, 1812, in New 
York. William left Grafton, N. Y., a poor boy ; worked 15 
years to obtain a capital, and then became a lumber merchant 
in New York city. He was very successful for 17 years. In 
1852 and 1853 he bought the lots and built a Baptist meeting 
house, on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 30th Street, 
New York, on his own responsibility. At one time he was dea- 
con, trustee, clerk, treasurer, and secretary of the board of trus- 
tees. From 1854 to 1856, he was councilman of the 56th 
Council District, of the 18th Ward. In Jan., 1863, he retired 
from business, and in 1864 purchased the place in Fishkill, 
Dutchess County, N. Y., near Fishkill Village. Eliza Bax- 
ter d. April 10, 1863, in New York. 

THEIR children WERE : 

1. Almira Ann, b. April 13, 1837, in New York city; m. Dauiel 

Webster Baldwin, a lawyer in New York. No children. 

2. Eliza Gertrude, b. Feb. 5, 183!); m. Ephraim E. Scofield; had 2 

children. 

3. Esther Jane, b. Aug. 9, 1843: m. Henry Odell, and had 3 

children. 

4. Richard Madison, b. Oct. 6, 1846; in. Elizabeth Bogardus; had 4 

children, William, Lottie, Mamie, and Elizabeth. 

5. William Ezra, b. May 28, 1848; m. Louisa Fremdin, and had no 

children. 
G. Lemuel Webster, b. May 21, 1854 ; unmarried. 



BAXTEE GENEALOGY. 1<>1 

183. Gen. HENRY BAXTER, grandson of Levi Bax- 
ter, d. at Jonesville, Mich., Dec. 30, 1877, of pneumonia, 
i. Baxter had been a resident of Michigan for many years, 
and was for a 1 mg time a miller at Jonesville. The Detroit 
Tribune says : " Early in the Rebellion he joined the regiment 
organized in Hillsdale County, and was commissioned a cap- 
tain. He was a gallant soldier, and was severely wounded 
three times, earning promotion to a brigadier-generalship, and 
serving until the close of hostilities. At Fredericksburg he 
especially distinguished himself by his bravery, and was one 
of the first to cross the Rappahannock on that disastrous day. 
Shortly after the close of the war he was appointed United 
States Minister at Honduras, and held this diplomatic posi- 
tion until it was legislated out of existence by the consolida- 
tion of all the Central American missions. A few r months 
ago he returned to Michigan, and had recently embarked in 
the lumber business at Jonesville. He was a man about fifty- 
five years of age, and leaves a wife and three chidren. Hon. 
Wilter J. Baxter, of Jonesville, Mich., and Hon. B. L. Bax- 
ter, of Tecumseh, Mich., were his brothers, and the family is 
one of the most conspicuous in the State. 



184. Dr. WILLIAM BAXTER, son of Levi Baxter, of 
Sidney Plains, an old and esteemed homoeopathic physician 
of Wappinger's Falls, d. July 3, 1875, aged seventy years. 
He was b. in Delhi, Delaware, studied medicine, and came 
in Wappinger's Falls in 1838. He was successful as a phy- 
sician, esteemed as a neighbor and a citizen, performing all 
the duties of life in an upright and conscientious manner, 
and died universally regretted. 



102 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 



THE BAXTERS OF ENGLAND. 

We find the family in several counties of England ; notably, 
Norfolk and Wilts. 

It is somewhat difficult in this country :o collect data of 
our English ancestors, and from our want of familiarity with 
the customs and localities of England, we are at a loss, at 
times, in putting together two and two so as to make four. 
I have here collected a few memoranda in the hope that 
the small amount of information may excite the wrath of our 
English cousins to furnish us with more. (See Table A, 
page 105). 

The Marshes, or the King's Manor, held under Stigand, arch- 
bishop, by Aluric, a freeman, before the conquest. William More 
conveyed the manor and lands to Thomas Baxter, in the third year 
of Philip and Mary's reign ; Thomas left it to his oldest son 
Thomas, by Anne, his wife, in the thirty-fifth year of Elizabeth's 
reign. 

In 1349 John Baxter was Rector of Hockwold, and in the twen- 
ty-first year of James I's reign, Francis Baxter, of Stanford Rivers, 
in Essex, was Lord of Cockfield's or Ellingham's Manor, in Hock- 
wold. He conveyed in 1361 to Thomas Hey ward for £2,400. 

In 1359 John Baxter was Rector of Weavingham Parish. 

In the tenth year of Henry Vs reign, John Baxter, of Horning, 
and J. Roys convey the Manor of Hawebones, in Edingthorpe 
(Edgthorpe), to W. E. Fen, of Yarmouth Magna, and his wife. 

In 1361 Reginald de Baxter was appointed Prior of Lotton, by 
the Pope. He was also Prior in the Parish of Dios. 

In 1394 Elizabeth Baxter, of Forneett, m. Richard Frere, of 
Occold. Their children were : Alexander, George, and Margaret. 
The Freres were of Roydon, Norfold ; were descended from those of 
Swelling, County of Suffolk. 

In 1500 George Baxter m. Margarel De Plumptre. The family 
of De Plumptre was settled for centuries in the town of Notting- 
ham, England, representing that borough in Parliament from the 
time of the Plantagenets. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. - L03 

In 154<> Christopher Baxter was the Rector of BradfieM Church 
and Parish. lie was huried in Tasehury Church, in 1619. Thomas 
Baxter was buried in Tasehury Church, in 1586. 

In 1570 Rainthorpe Hall Manor, which was given to Roger de 
Ram is, by William the Conquorer, was sold to Sir Thomas Corn- 
wallis. Knight, and William, his sou. ThOmas Baxter built Ran- 
thorpe Hall ahout 1600. In the windows are, first, Howard, Duke 
of Norfolk, and, among others, Baxter, impaling Drake quarterly : 1. 
azure, a wyvern, or; 2. stock-giron, of six A. B., on the first three mar- 
tels, vert. 3. party per pale, A. G., a chevron between three trefoils, 
counter-changed. Baxter and Bludworth quartered, impaled with 
Bowyer: 1. argent, lion, rampant, between three crosslets, fitche, 
gules; 2. azure, three shovels, argent shod, or; 3. azure, two bars and 
two plates in chief, argent; 4. as first. 

Baxter and Sherman, azure, a pelican, or. 

Baxter and Flynt, sable, on a chevron, argent between three cres- 
cents, ermine; two lions combatant, gules, quartering party per pale, 
sable and azure, a chevron party per pale, sable and gules. 

Thomas Baxter sold the manor to Thomas Newel. 

(Norfolk County, England, vol. v, p. 210.) 

Tasehurgh. Fortification on river Taus, Taii, or Tees, Station 
Ad Taiium, mentioned in Pentingerian tables here, summit of 
hill. The Ad Taum of Caesar. On an altar tomb, in the parish 
church appears the name of Baxter, and the coats of arms of Baxter 
and Bludworth. Baxter, argent, on a pale within a bordure, sable, 
three bezants, and on a brass plate at the top, a Latin inscription 
that Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Gen. George Bludworth, and 
wife of Gen. Thomas Baxter, by whom were two sons and three 
daughters. She d. Oct. 8, 1587, 33. thirty-eight. On a brass, 
nailed to a seat in the chancel, are Baxter's and Bludworth's arms, 
and a Here lies Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Baxter Gener- 
osi, who d. single, June 3, 1586, 33. 16." 

Thomas Baxter, patronus, 1586, of this Church, d. Dec. 3, 1611, 
33. seventy-five. He built Ranthorpe Hall in 1600. It hath three 
shields. 

1. Baxter as before crest, a pelican vulnerating herself, proper. 

2. Baxter and Talmach, gules, a fret or. 

3. Drake, azure, a wiverne, or. 

(From Gurney's Supplement, p. 814.) 
Thomas Baxter built Ranthorpe Hall, in Floden Parish, about 



104 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

1000. Arms — argent on a pale sable, three bezants, all within 
bordure of the second. 

In 1572, in the account of the funeral procession of Stanley, Earl 
of Derby, is mentioned the ardor of the mourners •' next about the 
body, it being in the said chariot, rode four esquires, being assist- 
ants to tbe body, their hoods on their beads, and their horses 
trapped down to the ground, Robert Baxter, Robert Dalton, Roger 
Bradshaw, and John Preston." 

This Robert is probably the same referred to in a deed from 
" John Wardman de Skipton to Robtu Baxter de Carleton teneri 
Henrica Malholme, dated Sept. 6, in the thirty-first year of Eliza- 
beth's reign (1589)." A charter relating to the manors of Elslack 
in Craven, County of York, and family of Malbome. 

Richard Baxter, b. about 1580, m. (1) Beatrice, daughter of Rich- 
ard Adeny, of Rowton, near Highereatb, near tbe seat of Lord 
Newport. He lived at Eaton, Constantine, Shropshire, England, and 
was a freeholder. Beatrice d. in 1631. (2) He m. a daughter of 
Sir Thomas Hunks, a woman who proved an eminent blessing to 
him. He d. in 1685. 

Richard was thrown into prison at Lillshall, and was relieved by 
his son Richard. 

Rev. Richard Baxter, b. Nov. 12, 1615, m. (1) Sept. 10, 1662, to 
Margaret, daughter of Francis Charlton, justice of the peace, in 
the County of Shropshire, in Bennet Fink Church, by Samuel 
Clark. Witnessed by Mr. Henry Ashurst, and Mr. and Mrs. Ash. 
Margaret was b. about 1639. 

Rev. Richard Baxter was offered the bishopric of Hereford, but 
declined. He was b. at Rowton, Shropshire, England, and lived 
there till 1625 ; then he removed to his parents' home, at Eaton Con- 
stantine, in the same county. His father was of competent estate, 
but the estate had been involved by the gambling of his Rev. Father 
Grandfather. Rev. Thomas Hooker, who settled in Cambridge, and 
Newton, in the Braintree Company, and who went to Connecticut, 
enjoyed his confidence. His wife d. June 17, 1781 ; and he d. Dec. 
8, 1691. 

In 1675, Mr. Richard Baxter donated to Harvard College, several 
books in a case. Received Oct. 27, 1675. 

Richard Baxter m. (1) Anna Trenchard, b. in 1672, daughter 
of William Trenchard of Cutteridge, and (2) Ellen, daughter of Sir 
George Norton, of Abbotts Leigh, in Somersetshire. 

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was granted Hordhill, in the Isle of Wight, by Baldwin de Ri- 
paries, Earl of Devon. These were the Trenchards of Dorset and 
Wilts. Baldwin lived in the time of King Henry I. 

In the domestic papers of the Reign of Elizabeth, I find the 
name John Baxter, in Sept., 1584. 

In June 28, 15S9, I find a statement of the cause between Wil- 
liam Calthorpe and Thomas and Richard Baxter, as to money lent 
and the offers of Calthorpe to settle the deed. Also a statement of 
several other causes with other parties as to money lent, and similar 
offers to settle. Calthorpe appears on the record to have sold all 
his patrimony and property, and to have neither lands or goods to 
make further satisfaction to the Baxters. These two Baxters may 
be identified in Thomas, the builder of Rainthorpe Hall, and in the 
father of the Rev. Richard Baxter of Atherstone County, Warwick, 
a family of great antiquity, early settled in the County of Salop, 
and now represented by Stafford Stratton Baxter, esq., of Ath- 
erstone. (See Table B, page 10(5.) 

Harriet, daughter of Michael Baxter, esq., m. Charles Dudley 
Madden, esq., of Spring Grove, County Fermanaugh, lieutenant in 
4th dragoons, b. Jan. 10th, 1784. Madden family descended directly 
from Heremon, third son of Milesius, king of Spain, and from the 
Milesian colonizers of Ireland. 

March 24, 1647, sale of Bishoprick, York County, Dureham Grange 
lands. Bought by William and Thomas Baxter for Sir John Dan- 
vers, £1,111 7s. 4d. 

June 3, 1648, Wilt County, sale to William and Thomas Baxter, 
of the Courte Act and royalties of Potterue, £43 17s. 4d. 

July 12, 1648, sale of the pallace of Salisburie to William and 
Thomas Baxter, £880 2s. Account of sale of Bishop's lands. 

In colonial papers, Apr. 22, 1658, I find a petition of Nathaniel 
Brewster, William Washbourne, and George Baxter, on behalf of 
several inhabitants of Fairfield and Long Island, in New England, 
to be referred to Committee for Foreign Plantations, for their re- 
port. On May 6, this petition was re-committed to same committee 
to speak with Major Bourne and Capt. Willoughby therein. This 
was George, Com'r of the Dutch. Thomas Baxter was of Fair- 
held, Conn., at that time. This record is from Interregnum Entry 
Book, vol. cvi, pp. 573-600. Jeremiah Baxter petitions Lord 
Protector and Council, July 10, 1658. Petition endorsed for ad- 
mission of petitioner to his Highness, "Pray admitte." 

Nicholas Baxter, Apr. 8, 1692, surrendered out of court two brick 



108 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

houses, etc., connected with will and charity of Sir Nicholas Crisp.', 
L669. 

Manor of Mendham Priory came to the Baxters, who sold it to the 
Grardiners. " 

Tn the church is a Latin inscription: "Resting-place of Ste- 
phen Baxter, Gen., who d. Sept. 12, 1096; aged seventy-nine; and 
on a neat mural tablet a Latin inscription recounting the learning 
and bravery of Wni. Grodbold in 1300, and that the monument was 
designed by a most excellent man, Thomas Baxter, Gen., executor, 
who suddenly d. by being thrown from his horse; and Franci sens 
Gardiner, Ariniger of Norwich, and husband of Thomas Baxter's 
sister and executor, had raised it. Baxter, with label of 3, as in 
church at Ranthorp; impailing D'eye, as in vol. ii, p. 385. " Here 
lies Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Baxter, of Mendham." 

Grace Baxter, daughter of Rev. J. Baxter, of Lincoln Cathedral, 
about 1700 in. Robert Cracroft, esq., of Hackthorn. The family 
of Cracroft had been resident of Hackthorn several centuries. 
Walter 1). Cracroft was lord of the Manor of Cracroft County, Lin- 
coln, A. D. 1284. Issue : (in church notes for Hampshire, Eng., 
Odihain : — ) 

Alexander Baxter, esq., b. about 1726; d. Nov. 18, 1792; aged 
sixty-six. Also Mr. George Dundas, nephew of Alexander. Mrs. 
Mary Baxter, widow of Alexander and lady impropriatress of this 
parish; d. Aug. 24, 1801; aged eighty-one years. 

Andrew Baxter, an eminent metaphysician, was b. at Aberdeen, 
in 1680, and was educated at Kings College. He d. at Whetington, 
East Lothian, 1750. He wrote "Inquiry into the Nature of the 
Human Soul." Greatly praised by Warburton. Also several other 
works. 

— Baxter, esq., m. Eliza Hogg, of County Tipperary, about 1790. 

John Baxter's daughter Sarah, of Shields, m. Richard Pemberton, 
of Bainbridge, Holme. 

Thomas Baxter, brother-in-law of Albany Wallis, esq. (who d. in 
1800), is mentioned in the latler's will, and is bequeathed the mes- 
suage lands, &c, called the Tower Green, in Knarsdale. 

Robert William Baxter was one of the brothers of St. Kathar- 
ine's Hospital, near ill,- town of London, in 1807. 

James Baxter, esq., of Sibdon, Shropshire, only son of hue dames 
Fleming Baxter, esq., of Sibdon Castle, b. 1805; m. 1833 Frances 
White, of Ludlow, County Salop; and has with other issue: Henry 
Fleming, in holy orders; M. A. Brasenose, Oxford Curate of 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 109 

Bushbury in L869; Anno Maria, daughter of J. W. Weaver, esq., 
of Oaken, Wolverhampton, J. P. and D. L. County Salop. Lord of 
Manor Sibdon, and patron of that living, Sibdon Castle, Newton, 
Shrewsbury. 

William Edward, esq., of Asheliff, Forfarshire; eldest son of Ed- 
ward, esq., of Kincaldrum and Dundee in 1847; Jessie, daughter of 
John Howe, esq. 

Educated at Dundee and Edinburgh University. M. P. for Mont- 
rose since 1855. Appointed Secretary to Admiralty, 1868. Ashcliff, 
Dundee. 

Sir. David Baxter, Bart — , of Kilmaron Castle, Fifeshire (cr. 
1631) — second son of William Baxter, esq., of Balganies County, 
Forfarshire, by Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Gorrell, esq., of Hazel 
Hall, County York, b. 1793 ; m. 1833, Elizabeth, daughter of Rob- 
ert Montgomerie, esq., of Barnahall, County Ayrshire. Is a J. P. 
and D. Lord Magistrate, County Forfarshire, merchant of Dundee, 
Kilmaron Castle, at Balgravie Cupar, Fifeshire N. B., 5 Moray 
place, Edingburgh. 

John B. Baxter, of Craig Tay, England, writes that he has traced 
the Baxter family back to John Baxter, of Tealing, but that he 
has not yet gone back to William the Conqueror. The writer, John 
B. Baxter, was b. in 1797. Is an L. L. D. 

Alexander Baxter of Dundee Scotland, who emigrated to Ameri- 
ca in the year 1800, and settled in Scarsdale, Westchester County, 
State of New York, was b. in the year 1750, Feb. 20. He d. at 
West Enfield, Tompkins County, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1819. He was 
noted for his piety, and died beloved and respected by all who knew 
him. 

His descendants are as follows : — 

Alexander Baxter, b. in Dundee, Nov. 22, 1780; baptized Nov. 26, 
1780 ; d. Dec. 18, 1780. 

John Baxter, b. Jan. 15, 1782, baptized Jan. 16, 1782. He did 
not come to America with his father, but remained in Dundee. 

Mary Baxter, b. Jan. 10, 1784, baptized Jan. 11, 1784; d. Feb. 
15, 1786. 

James Baxter, b. Jan. 6, 1786, baptized Jan. 8, 1786; d. in Cum- 
berland County, Penn., about the year 1822. 

Agnes Baxter, b. Sept. 29, 1787, baptized Sept 30, 1787 ; d. Jan. 
7, 1792. 

Alison Baxter, b. Jan. 10, 1790, baptized Jan. 17, 1790;- d. at 
Pensacola, Fla., 1849. 



110 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

George Baxter, b. Apr. 30, 1792, baptized May 6, 1792 ; d. in 
Mamaroneek, Westcbester County, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1859. 

David Baxter, b. May 16, 1794, baptized May 17, 1794 ; d. Dec. 
21, 1794. 

George Baxter, tbe fourth son, was a resident of the town of 
Mamaroneek, forty years or more, greatly respected, and was elected 
to fill many offices of trust and honor by his fellow citizens. Ap- 
pointed guardian of Christopher Marshall Baxter, son of John 
Baxter, of Boston, Nov. 29, 1830. Bond signed as witness by 
John Delay, who was on the bond of widow of Rufus Baxter, jr., of 
Charlestown. His descendants are as follows : — 

James Baxter d. leaving a family of seven children. 

Nathaniel B. Baxter, bachelor, living. 

Alexander Baxter, d. leaving two sons. 

William Baxter, d. in childhood. 

George L. Baxter, living; family of five children. 

John C. Baxter, d. a bachelor. 

Deborah Baxter, living; family of three children. 

Lot H. Baxter, d. a bachelor. 

Charles M. Baxter, d. in California; family, two sons. 

Sidney Baxter, d. in childhood. 

Mary J. Baxter, family, one son. 

Prank Baxter, family, one son. 

Mary A. Baxter, the widow of George Baxter, the fourth son, is 
still living in the town of Mamaroneek, is in good health, and is 
eighty-one years of age. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY HI 



The following is the record of the Baxters who have graduated 
from Harvard College: — 

Joseph Baxter, b. 167G. Class of 1693. Died, 1745. Author 
and preacher of the election sermon on "Duty of People to Pray to 
and Bless God for their Rulers." Delivered May 31, 1727, at Bos- 
ton. (May 31 is still the date of artillery election in Boston.) He 
was author of " Charge at the Ordination of John Adams," see 
" John Adams," and also of preface to " Jesus Chirst an Example." 
See "John Adams." This was the Rev. Joseph Baxter, of Med- 
field. 

Joseph Baxter, b. . Class of 1724. Died, 1732. He 

was the son of the preceding, and d. so shortly after leaving college 
that we have but little record. He is referred to in the letters of 
John Penhallow, as a missionary to the Indians. 

George Baxter, b. . Class of 1725. Died, 1763. 

Stephen Baxter, b. . Class of 1788. Died, 1846. 

Thomas Marshall Baxter, b. . Class of 1813. Died, 1818. 

Joseph Baxter, b. . Class of 1815. He was a M. D. of 

Columbia, November, 1848. 

John Baxter, b. . Class of 1818. Harvard gave him a 

degree of M. D. and Penn., 1817. Died, 1848. 

Joseph Benjamin Baxter, b . Class of 1862. Medical School. 

George L. Baxter, b. . Class of 1863. 

James McGregor Baxter, b. . Class of 1871. Medical 

School. 

Joseph Nickerson Baxter, b. . Class of 1875. Degree 

L. L. B., Boston University, 1876. 



Of some of the Baxters who have prominently appeared in print, 
may be first mentioned: — 

Rev. Richard Baxter, b. . Author. 

William Baxter, b. 1650, at Llanlugan, Montgomeryshire, Wales. 
Nephew of Rev. Richard, a distinguished philologist and archaeolo- 
gist. Schoolmaster, and head of the Mercer's School, London. 
Author of two editions of " Anacreon," and two of " Horace," and the 
" Eligniae BaxterianiaB of Roman Antiquities." Fond of deriving his 



112 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

name from Bsecester (baker), the title of nobility among the ancienl 
Britons. He also published a Latin grammar. Died, 1723. Courtier 
of Charles II. 

Andrew Baxter, b. 1686 or 1687. Honorably mentioned among 
the philosophers of the Georgian era. Metaphysician and philoso- 
pher. Educated at King's College, Aberdeen. Teacher of gentle- 
men of rank, with whom he travelled much abroad, spending some 
years in Utrecht, Holland. He published several books: "Inquiry 
into the Nature of the Human Soul," wherein is evinced the im- 
materiality of the soul, from the principles of reason and philosophy. 
" Matho-sive Cosmothearia Puerilis," or an adaptation of scientific 
principles to children. He m. in 1724, having one son and three 
daughters. He d. at Whittingham, in 1750. 

Thomas Baxter (1733). Letter from a gentleman in Barbadoes 
to a friend in London, in regard to administration of Gov. Byng, 
published in London in 1740. The friend speaks of the veracity 
and high standing of the writer, Thomas Baxter, and speaks also of 
his death. The letter is very well written, and shows the writer to 
have occupied a high position at Barbadoes. 

B, D. Baxter (London, 1868,) publishes " The National Income." 
(1869,) " The Taxation of the United Kingdom." (1871,) " National 

Debts." 

M. Baxter (London, ), " The coming Battle and National 

Convulsions foreshown in prophecy to occur 1861-1867." (London, 

), " Coming Wonders expected between 1867 and 1875." (Toronto, 
1861), "Louis Napoleon, the Infidel, anti-Christ." (Toronto, ), 
" Louis Napoleon, the Infidel, anti-Christ," predicted in prophecy to 
confirm a seven years' covenant with the Jews. 

George A. Baxter, (Richmond, S. C, 1836,) published " Essay 
on the Abolition of Slavery." 

Evan Buchanan Baxter (London, 1872), translator from German 
in Medical Encyclopedia. Also an article on " Pathological His- 
tology." 

1). W. C. Baxter, "Volunteer's Manual," Philadelphia, 1861. 

B. Baxter (London, 1661), "A Posing Question put by Solomon 
to the Wisest Men," with an epistle by R. Baxter. 

Dr. Jedediah H. Baxter (Washington, Government Printing 
Office, 1875), "Statistics, Medical and Anthropological, of the Pro- 
vost-Marshal General's Bureau, of over a million men examined." 
Compiled under direction of the Secretary of War, by J. H. B., 
A. M. M. D., Chief Medical Purveyor and Colonel U. S. Army. 



BAXTER GENEALOGY. 113 

William Baxter, " Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove ; or, Incidents of 
the War in Arkansas." (Cincinnati, 1864.) 

William Baxter, editor — "Anacrcen Carmina Grace." 

William E. Baxter (London, 1855), "America and the Americans." 
(1862), " Social Condition of the Southern States of America." 

Joseph Nickerson Baxter (1876), author and contributor to Bos- 
ton press. Editor of this pamphlet, and several books ready for the 
press. 

NOTES. 

This family removed from Connecticut about 1800. 

Augustus or Austin Baxter, (had one brother) revolutionist, but 
brother was a royalist, and fled to Canada, New Brunswick, or 
Provinces. Augustus lived at Reading, Fairfield County, Conn., 
m. Martha Darling (she was a direct descendant of Mr. Darling 
who m. a daughter of Governor Berkley, colonial governor of the 
province of Virginia). 

Stephen Baxter, b. 1781, Fairfield County, Conn., m. Nancy 
Couch, living with Mrs. Cheney, 1878, over 93 years old ; then 
moved, early in this century, into Duchess County, New York. 
Afterwards moved to Broome County, North Binghamton ; there 
lived till 1839 ; then moved to Champaign County, Ohio. Large 
family, — one daughter, Mrs. Martha Cook, now resides near Bing- 
hampton, N. Y. Two sons, Abraham C. and W. H., now reside at 
Urbana, Ohio. Stephen, jr., d. from wounds received at battle of 
Port Republic, Va., June, 1862. Two daughters, Mrs. Charrie A. 
Cheney and Mrs. Amelia Owen, both widows, live at Mechanics- 
burg, Champaign County, Ohio. Mrs. Nancy Rogers resides at 
Hume, Edgar County, 111. Mrs. Abbie D. Hoor, Urbana, Ohio ; 
husband, V. Hoor. Samuel removed to Broome County, N. Y. ; 
some of his descendants still reside in New York State. Two sons 
of Stephen d. after reaching middle age. Seven of Stephen's 
children living in 1878, youngest over 50. 

Massachusetts Colony, 110 miles in length. In 1636 some of the 
settlers of Masssachusetts moved to and formed colonies of Con- 
necticut and New Haven (one govt., 1664). 

Rev. Dr. Leybury, of philosophic nature, Lexington, Va., had a 
model, "Scarcely seen more massive enough than seemed appropri- 
ate dome for great thoughts." Washington College, Bethel, Va., 
rector and president thirty years ; fleshy and plethoric. 



114 BAXTER GENEALOGY. 

Rev. George Addison Baxter, son of George Baxter and Mary 
Love, daughter of Colonel Love (emigrants from Ireland-at an early 
age, landing on banks of Delaware), was b. in Rockingham County, 
Shenandoah Valley, Va., July 22, 1771. Parents of George d. 
while he was very young and he was received into the family of 
Thos. Rogers, who m. Elizabeth Baxter and emigrated to Boston, 
Mass., from Londonderry, 1721. In 1728 he moved to Phiadelphia. 
Eight children. John, companion of Darius. George followed his 
emigrating countrymen to frontiers of Virginia to flossy Creek con- 
gregation. Here m. daughter of Col. William Fleming, Scoteh 
emigrant, a settler there. He became ruling elder, Revolutionary 
Volunteer Legislature, fifteen times. Gave his family English edu- 
cations, choosing one child for profession of ministry. 

George Addison, son of George and Mary Love, New London 
Academy, November, 1792. 

See Foote's Sketches of Virginia, 2d series, pp. 260-269. 

At a recent book sale, in New York, the following is the thrilling 
title of a book sold to the Lenox Library, for $16 : "Mr. Baxter 
baptized in Bloud, or a Sad History of the Unparallel'd Cruelty of 
the Anabaptists in New England. Faithfully Relating the Cruel, 
Barbarous, and Bloudy Murther of Mr. Baxter, an Orthodox Min- 
ister, who was killed by the Anabaptists, and his Skin most cruelly 
flead off from his Body. Published bj r his mournful Brother Ben- 
jamin Baxter, living in Fen-Church Street, London." 



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