John Baxter b.1755 Ireland d. 1830 Washington Co.,PA Married: 1781 in Mendham, Morris Co.,NJ Sarah Cary b. 8 Mar 1760 Mendham, Morris Co.,NJ d. 20 Jan 1839 Washington Co.,PA Samuel Baxter b.abt 1784 Knox Co.,OH d.10 Aug 1830 Allen Co.,OH m. 14 Sep 1815 Chillicothe, Ross Co.,OH Keziah Cremean b.4 Mar 1795 Caroline Co.,MD d. 4 Nov 1872 Marion, Ross Co.,OH. Daughter of Curtis Cremean and Philadelphia Grayless

Residences: 1820 Ross County, Ohio. 1827/1828 Amanda Township, Allen County, Ohio and settled on the banks of the Auglaize River where Samuel pioneered a farm.
James Baxter b. 9 Sept 1817 Ross Co.,OH d.? married on 20 APR 1837 (this date is later given as 20 FEB 1837) to Melissa Johns b.10 Jan 1820 d.? Daughter of Griffith Johns and Rachel Miller. James Baxter took over the responsibility of running the family farm after his father Samuel died in 1830.

1850 US Census:Ohio: Allen Co.,District 6, Amanda Township: 17 Sep 1850. Enumer: John Keller

Griffith Baxter - Mary Agnes Metzler Wedding
Griffith John Baxter and Mary Agnes Metzler Baxter
Burlington, Kansas abt 1880.
Mary Agnes Metzler and Mother, Sarah Wertz Metzler
Sarah Wertz Metzler and Mary Agnes Metzler
Allen Co., Ohio

Griffith Baxter - Mary Agnes Metzler Wedding
Griffith John Baxter and Mary Agnes Metzler Baxter
at their home in Hartford, Kansas in their elderly years.

Griffith John Baxter b. 6 Mar 1841 in Allen Co.,OH d. 15 Jun 1922 Hartford, Coffey Co.,KS married 25 Dec 1866 in Allen Co., OH to Mary Agnes Metzler b. 30 Mar 1849 in York Co.,PA. d. 5 Nov 1930 in Hartford, Coffey Co.,KS. Daughter of: Peter S. Metzler and Sarah Wertz Metzler Mary Agnes Metzler was the daughter of Peter S. Metzler and Sarah Wertz, and Granddaughter of Jacob Metzler and Elizabeth Stombaugh - Daniel Wertz and Sarah (Maiden Name Unkn.)

Mr. Baxter held the office of township trustee for 16 years and was county infirmary director for 6 years 'arriving at these positions of honor by energy and close application to business'. The family are members of the Christian church in which James was an elder. He took an active interest in the improvement of stock and farm products and the advancement of education.
Griffith John Baxter moved from Lima, Ohio and settled near the town of Strawn, Coffey Co.Ks in 1879. Both are buried in Strawn Cemetery, Strawn, Coffey Co.,KS.

Left to Right Standing: Eula Shaubell Collins - Sadie Jane Baxter Shaubell
Sitting: Francis Marion Shaubell - Larry Lewis Collins - Clyde Lewis Shaubell

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