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Thomas Baxter, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Baxter and Bridget Baxter
Husband of Rebecca Risley and Temperance Sturgis/ Baxter
Father of Thomas Baxter; Mary Kinison; John Baxter; Rebecca Adams Palmer; Dorcas Tippett and 9 others
Brother of Alice Hunt (Baxter) and Abigail Palmer

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Immediate Family

About Thomas Baxter, Jr.

Thomas was a bricklayer and a soldier in Capt. John Gorman's Company. He lost the use of one hand in the battles and returned to operate Baxter's Grist Mill. They lived in West Yarmouth.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100612740

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Came to America around 1650 -------------------- [ THE REFERENCE BELOW REFERS TO THE BAXTERS OF WESTCHESTER , NOT THE BAXTERS OF YARMOUTH. SEE THIS WEBSITE http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jcahill/baxter.htm]

According to Miss Frances Baxter in her book, Baxter Family: Descendants of George and Thomas of Westchester Co, NY published by Tobias A Wright in 1913:

Thomas settled in Westchester Village which in 1698 had a census of 517 including Thomas and his wife Rebecca who eventually had 11children:

Thomas 14 Aug 1675 - m. Abigail

Mary 1677 - m. Kinison

John 11 May 1679 - m. in 1705 Mary Honeywell

REBECCA (our ancestor) 1682 - m. John Palmer

Dorcas 1685 - m. George Tippett of Yonkers

Abigail 14 May 1687 -m.1st Joseph Betts and 2nd Abraham Emmons

Keziah 1690 - m. charles Glover

Elizabeth 1 July 1693 -m. Samuel Sands

Miriam 1697 - m. Underhill Barnes

Phebe 1698 - m. Drake

James 1 Jan 1702 - m. Anne Gillian

She also tells us that:

1686 Patent of Westchester was given by Gov. Dongon to several "freeholders of the town" including Joseph Palmer and Thomas Baxter

1692 Indians deeded land to several men including John, Joseph, Samuel Palmer; John, Joseph, Josiah Hunt, and Thomas Baxter

1696 Thomas Baxter was an alderman in the Borough of Westchester

1702 Thomas Baxter was a vestryman at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

His will dated July 1 1714) gave his land and possessions in Westchester to his children and was executed by his son-in-laws Joseph Betts and John Palmer. This data is reported by Frances but also found in Wills of early residents of Westchester Co. 1664-1784 by William S. Pelletreau, published by F.P. Harper New York 1898.

http://archive.org/stream/memorialofbaxter00baxt/memorialofbaxter00baxt_djvu.txt

40. TH( >M AS BA XTER, of Yarmouth, Mass., m. Tk.m- perance Sturges, widow of Edmund Sturges, jr., Jan. 27, 1679. She d. March 12, 174.3. He d. June 22, 1713.

THEIK CHILDREN WERE :

1. John, b. : in. Desire Gorham, June 11, 170(1. 41

2. Thomas, b. : m. : d. 42

3. Shubael, b. 1687 : m. : d. 43

The record of these children is lost. These names were taken from will of Thomas.

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Thomas Baxter, Jr.'s Timeline

1653
1653
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
1675
1675
Age 22
1677
1677
Age 24
Westchester County, Province of New York
1679
January 16, 1679
Age 26
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1679
Age 26
1679
Age 26
Throggs Neck, Westchester County, Province of New York
1682
1682
Age 29
Westchester County, Province of New York
1683
1683
Age 30
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1683
Age 30
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1685
1685
Age 32
Westchester Village, Westchester County, Province of New York