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James Baxter, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1811
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1897
Carroll County
Ohio, USA

After his wife, Elizabeth Cooper died in Huntsville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, James Baxter married Sara, widow of Cornelius Baxter of Ohio. Although James Baxter's stone has a date of death being July 27th, his obituary indicates that he died on Wednesday July 21st and was buried on the 23rd. Death certificate needs to be consulted. The obituary is apparently incorrect regarding his children. Although three of his sons had died before their father, one son, Dr. William Baxter was still living in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Begin obit:
In the demise of this aged resident last Wednesday at Atwood, this county has lost one of its aged, oak-rooted citizens. A man of firm connections and and genial withal. In the forties he lived in this town, where his family of three daughters and three sons were born. The three sons preceded him to the unknown, but he, like "A tree of deepest root, was found least willing still to quit the ground." Was 84 years old. Was sick only a week. Leaves a widow, nee Yant, and two daughters, survivors. His daughter Rachel Crain, of Illinois, was at his funeral. Interment at Baxter's Ridge, Friday, July 23, 1897.

Source: "James Baxter," obituary clipping, Carroll (Carroll County, Ohio) Free Press, 28 July 1897.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Cooper Baxter (1810 - 1882)*
  Sara Ann Yant Baxter (1830 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Matthew C Baxter (1834 - 1897)*
  Anna Baxter VanBuskirk (1837 - 1920)*
  James Baxter (1839 - 1870)*
  Rachel Baxter Crain (1840 - 1932)*
  Thomas Corwin Baxter (1845 - 1866)*
  Louisa Baxter Weir (1847 - ____)*
  Mary E Baxter (1850 - 1874)*
  William Baxter (1852 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Baxters Ridge Cemetery
Carroll County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: rootsjockey
Originally Created by: Ed Burton
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22263491
James Baxter, Sr
Added by: Ed Burton
 
 
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