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Elisha Baxter
Birth: Sep. 1, 1827
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 31, 1899
Batesville
Independence County
Arkansas, USA

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) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Baxter (1760 - 1852)
  Catherine Cassandra Lee Baxter (1791 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Newell Patton Baxter (1828 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Millard Patton Baxter (1850 - 1925)*
  Edward Adolphus Baxter (1853 - 1941)*
  Katherine Miller Baxter Alexander (1856 - 1921)*
  George Elisha Baxter (1859 - 1906)*
  Harriet Orra Baxter (1866 - 1894)*
  Fannie E. Baxter (1870 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Baxter (1794 - 1870)**
  William Baxter (1796 - 1838)**
  Andrew Baxter (1800 - 1848)**
  Thomas Jefferson Baxter (1802 - 1873)**
  Sarah Baxter Suttle (1806 - 1849)**
  Elizabeth Baxter Harrill (1815 - 1891)*
  Esther McDowell Baxter Durham (1817 - 1868)*
  John Baxter (1819 - 1886)*
  George W. Baxter (1824 - 1854)*
  Elisha Baxter (1827 - 1899)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Batesville
Independence County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 2001
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