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Thomas Baxter Baxley
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1857
Robeson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1936
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA

After the death of his father in the Civil War, Thomas moved with his mother and brother from Robeson County to Richmond County in North Carolina. They moved sometime between the 1870 and 1880 US Federal Census. Thomas married Cornelia Ann Terry in 1890. The Terry family were long-time residents of Richmond County and were landowners.

The Baxley-Terry homeplace was on Bear Branch Road directly across from the T-intersection with Hall Road in Richmond County. Bear Branch Cemetery is across Bear Branch Road from the house. It burned after 1993. (The house is visible in a 1/29/1993 view on Google Earth.)

Thomas and Cornelia Terry Baxley donated the land for Bear Branch Cemetery. These lands were originally owned by Cornelia's Terry family who lived north of Hitchcock's Creek. The earliest marked grave here is dated 1853.

There is evidence of a Bear Branch Church in a frame building. It was one of three churches that combined in 1854 to form Green Lake United Methodist Church, located at the intersection of Bear Branch and Green Lake Roads. The congregation moved in 1857 to Green Lake UMC.

[Written by Jo Terry Maliawski-Boras, great-granddaughter of Elisha C. Terry]
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wesley Baxley (1829 - 1864)
  Jane E. Gibson Baxley (1826 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelia Ann Terry Baxley (1859 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Grover Cleveland Baxley (1892 - 1972)*
  William Allen Baxley (1894 - 1961)*
  Elisha Rowland Baxley (1896 - 1983)*
  James Ledbetter Baxley (1898 - 1968)*
  John Thomas Baxley (1901 - 1969)*
  Bertha Baxley McDonald (1905 - 1983)*
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas Baxter Baxley (1857 - 1936)
  Allen Lane Baxley (1858 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
BAXLEY
They donated this land for Bear Branch Cemetery

 
Burial:
Bear Branch Cemetery
Roberdell
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Jo Terry ღ
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31440577
Thomas Baxter Baxley
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Thomas Baxter Baxley
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- Jo Terry ღ
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012

- Jo Terry ღ
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- Jo Terry ღ
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