Thomas Baxter


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  • Name  Thomas Baxter 
    Gender  Male 
    • The Baxters were early settlers in Bucks county. Some say about 1682, but we have not met with the evidence. In 1762 Margaret Baxter mortgaged her real estate, and afterward paid it off, dying about 1785. William Baxter, silversmith, was in Warwick, 1772, and Robert Baxter, 1813. The name "Baxter" originally "Bakestre" means baker and was spelled Baxter, Beckster and Bexter. In 1631 several families of the name immigrated from Shropshire, England, to Salem, Mass., with John Throckmorton and others. Excommunicated, they went to
      Rhode Island where one family remained. Two other Baxter families settled on Throgg's Neck, West Chester county, New York, where Thomas Baxter died 1715. He was there as early as 1685 and served as Alderman, Justice of Peace, church vestryman and captain. The third family of this name is the one that settled in Bucks county. Colonel Baxter who commanded a Pennsylvania regiment in the Revolution was probably a descendant of one of these families. He was killed at Fort Washington and his remains buried at Tenth avenue and 182d street, New York City. An unlettered stone marks the spot.
      from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M.,
      1876 and 1905* editions..
    Person ID  I26352  Bryant
    Last Modified  26 Nov 2006 

    Family  Margret Pusey,   b. Abt 1720,   d. Abt 1785, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Hannah Baxter,   b. 01 Aug 1749,   d. 22 Jan 1836, Groveland, Livingston Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2190  Group Sheet

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