Thomas Baxter, Jr. (1653 - 1713) MP

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Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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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.


Came to America around 1650 -------------------- 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.

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Thomas Baxter, Jr.'s Timeline

Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Age 22
Age 24
Westchester County, Province of New York
January 16, 1679
Age 26
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 26
Age 26
Throggs Neck, Westchester County, Province of New York
Age 29
Westchester County, Province of New York
Age 30
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 30
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)