Adjutant General of Vermont and Businessman. He attended Windham and Windsor County schools and became a clerk in Boston before opening a Bellows Falls, Vermont dry goods store. He received a contract to grade rail bed and lay track for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, and his success led to work for other lines including the Western Vermont and Cleveland and Toledo. Baxter then settled in Rutland and purchased the Rutland Marble Company. He was Adjutant General of Vermont from 1859 to 1861, and prepared the militia in anticipation of the Civil War. After hostilities commenced he relinquished the position in favor of someone with combat experience, and returned to his businesses, including founding the Rutland County Bank. From 1863 he resided in New York City and Rutland, and served as President of the New York Central Railroad and Rutland's Baxter National Bank. In addition to being a major investor in Rutland's utilities, he was a Director of numerous shipping and railroad companies. The Gaysvile, Vermont Grand Army of the Republic post was named for him. His family contributed to construction of the H.H. Baxter Memorial Library, a landmark which now serves as Rutland's Jewish Center.
Mary Elizabeth Roberts Baxter
1828–1895 (m. 1851)