- Origin: Ireland
- Earliest Date Known: 1755
Birth of John Baxter
- Arrived in America: bef 1781
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
- Esther b.1775
- Pacey b.1776
- Nancy b.1777
- Rebecca b.1779
- Daniel b.1782
- Samuel 1784
- John b.1786
- James W. b.1788
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.
- Jane b. 30 May 1816 d. 1884
- James b. 1817 Ross Co.,OH d. 27 Feb 1910 m. Melissa Johns [ Dwight Collins ]
- Maria b. 1822 d. 1867
- Curtis b. 26 Oct 1822 d. 20 May 1897 m. Emily Johns [sister to Melissa]
- Smith b.10 Oct 1824 d. 25 Mar 1915 m. Mary Cremean [ Greg Bastian ]
- Samuel b.1817 d.1884
- Rachel b. 27 Jun 1826 d.11 Nov 1865 m. Joseph C. Peck
- David Eaton b. 28 Apr 1828 d.11 Feb 1902 m. Elizabeth Shock
- Eliza b. 3 Jul 1830 d. 30 Apr 1901 m. William Russell Cochran
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.
- Rachel Miller Johns b.13 Sept. 1802 d. 23 June 1862 was the daughter of George MILLER and Sarah (MNUnkn).
- Griffith Johns b. 6 Sept. 1795 d. 20 Feb 1856 and was the son of Abia and Martha Johns.
1850 US Census:Ohio: Allen Co.,District 6, Amanda Township: 17 Sep 1850. Enumer: John Keller
Dwelling:1665 Family: 1665
- James age 33 (b.1817) Farmer. Assets: 800.00
- Malissa age 28 (b.1822) Wife
- Mary age 18 (b.1832)
- Samuel age 11 (b.1839) Son
- Griffith age 9 (b.1841) Son
- Rachel age 6 (b.1844) Daug.
- Keziah age 5 (b.1845) Daug.
- David age 3 (b.1847)
Griffith John Baxter and Mary Agnes Metzler Baxter
Burlington, Kansas abt 1880.
Sarah Wertz Metzler and Mary Agnes Metzler
Allen Co., Ohio
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.)
- Charles W. b. 3 Oct 1867 Allen Co.,OH. d.? m. Clara(Maiden Name Unkn.)
- Viola Belle 'Ola' b. 22 Apr 1869 in Allen Co.OH d. 18 Apr 1943 in Strawn, Coffey Co.KS m. 21 Feb 1892 to Asa Alvin
Meek, son of John Wesley Meek and Susan Anna Smith.
- Peter Delbert b. 26 Apr 1871 Allen Co.OH d. 27 Sept 1938 in Burlington, Coffey Co.KS unmarried. *Twin to James E.
- James E. b. 26 Apr 1871 Allen Co.OH d. 27 Apr 1935 Hartford, Coffey Co.KS unmarried. *Twin to Peter Delbert.
- William Orsen b. 13 Mar 1873 Allen Co.OH d. 6 Jun 1936 in CA. unmarried.
- Bertha M. b. 6 Jun 1875 Allen Co.OH d. 29 Jun 1945 m. 12 Nov 1893 in Strawn, Coffey Co.KS to Arthur Newkirk, son of Frank M. Newkirtk and Lillie A. Wingard.
- Jesse Jerome b. 8 Jun 1881 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS d. 10 Apr 1945 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS m. 26 Feb 1905 in Strawn, Coffey
Co.KS to Carrie Hamlin, daug. of William Hamlin and Eleanor Cochran. *Twin to Sadie Jane.
- Sadie Jane b. 8 Jun 1881 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS d. 14 Dec 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co.OK. m. in Strawn, Coffey Co.KS
to Clyde Lewis Shaubell. son of Francis Marion Shaubell and Martha Alice Manley. *Twin to Jesse Jerome.
Eula Elizabeth Shaubell b. 30 Jan 1913 Kansas City, Jackson Co.,MO d. 29 Mar 1967 Tulsa Osage Co.,OK. Married: 24 Nov 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co.,OK to Arthur James Collins b. 15 Dec 1906 Wetumka, Indian Territory, OK d. 13 Aug 1991 Tulsa, Tulsa Co.,OK. Arthur was the son of: Clarence Loren Collins and Lula May Campbell Collins.
- Larry Lewis b. 15 Sep 1935 d. 18 Ju 1961
- Joyce Elizabeth b. 1938 d. 2013
- Dwight b. 1946 Living
- Clarence Cloyd b. 24 Jan 1884 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS d. 26 Oct 1962 in Strawn, Coffey Co.KS m. 7 Apr 1909 in Strawn, Coffey
Co.KS to Nellie Kimball, daug. of Charles Kimball and
Margaret Lane. *Twin to Rowena.
- Rowena Maudie b. 24 Jan 1884 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS d. 20 Apr 1884 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS. *Twin to Clarence Cloyd
- Harley Benton b. 20 Apr 1887 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS d. 25 Oct 1924 Strawn, Coffey Co.KS unmarried.
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
Baxter Family Member Contacts:
- Griffith H. Baxter, Tulsa,OK for the Biographical Records of Inhabitants of Coffey County Kansas. Coffey County Historical and Genealogical Society, Burlington, KS. Submitted 1985.
- Dwight Collins son of Eula Elizabeth Shaubell, daughter of Clyde Lewis Shaubell and Sadie Jane Baxter.
- Greg Bastian a descendant of James' brother, Smith Baxter.