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Elisha Baxter
Birth: Sep. 1, 1827
Death: May 31, 1899

Tenth Governor of Arkansas, 1873-1874. The 1872 gubernatorial election was between two Republicans, Baxter and Joseph Brooks. Baxter won the official count, but Brooks contested the outcome. After Baxter was inaugurated, a circuit judge ruled that Brooks had been elected and was the rightful governor. Skirmishes erupted between the two camps in what was known as the Brooks-Baxter War. At least fifty deaths occurred during the conflict. President Grant ultimately intervened and sided with Baxter. The Brooks forces disbanded, leaving Baxter to complete his term. A new state constitution in 1874 brought about the end of Reconstruction in Arkansas, and the end of Baxter's political career. (B. Newman) 
 
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 Children:
  Millard Patten Baxter (1850 - 1925)*
  Edward Adolphus Baxter (1853 - 1941)*
  George Baxter (1859 - 1906)*
  Harriet Orra Baxter (1866 - 1894)*
  Fannie L Baxter (1870 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Batesville
Independence County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 2001
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
Obituary:Ex-Governor Elisha Baxter of Arkansas died at his home in Batesville, Ark. yesterday. He was born in Rutherford Co., N.Carolina on Sep.1,1827. His education was received in the public schools of his native county. He removed to Arkansas when a yo...(Read more)
- Paul V. Isbell
 Added: Apr. 28, 2011

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Oct. 25, 2009
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