Baxter Cemetery

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Location: US Hwy 17 N, go 13.4 miles, turn right on Pine Harbor Rd. Go 0.1 mi. and turn left on Young Man's Rd. Go 3 miles and turn right on Belle Hammock Rd. The old Ira Wilson Baxter Estate was in the area of Belle's Landing on the White Chimney River. After the Baxters' deaths the new land owner, reportedly, leveled the cemetery.* The exact location today is unknown.

History: John H. Baxter (1795-1873) was born in Colleton Co., S.C. His father, Stephen, who was born about 1752 in N.C. was the son of old Israel Baxter (1690-1769) of Craven Co., N.C. John H. moved to Tattnall Co., GA and then in 1834 to Liberty Co., GA. He had 9 children by his wife, Nancy Delk. Ira Wilson Baxter (1839-1908) was the sixth child. He married: 1). Margaret Underwood (ended in divorce), 2). "Clennie" Caswell and 3). Ann (Fennell?*)**

*Oral History: Annie Fisher Gill.
** The Baxters of the Carolinas and Georgia. Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 4 (126). Fall 1992. pp. 281-284

Posted from Cemeteries of McIntosh County, GA (copy right 2000) with written permission from LAHS.

  • Added: 6 Jun 2012
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