NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
James Baxter was born in the north of Ireland about 1802 and died in Lisbon, New York, Jan. 16, 1887, at the ripe old age of eighty-five years. He came to America about 1836 and followed farming all his active life. He married Jane _____, born in Ireland, died at Lisbon, June 1, 1887, aged eighty-two years. Have these webpages helped you?
3. David, mentioned below.
4. John, soldier in the civil war; lives in the west.
7. Samuel, lives at Raymondsville, N.Y.
8. Thomas George, lives in the west.
(II) David, son of James Baxter, was born in the north of Ireland, July 16, 1831, died in Lisbon, N.Y., April 7, 1897. He came to America with his parents when he was five years old, and spent the remainder of his life in Lisbon. He was educated in the public schools. He was a well-to-do and highly respected farmer. In politics he was a Republican; in relgion a Methodist.
He married, Jan. 4, 1855, Mary Ann, born in Morristown, New York, Jan. 1, 1831, daughter of Mitchell and Mary (Wilson) McRoberts.
1. David James, mentioned below.
2. Mary Jane, married Will Rose, farmer at Lisbon; children: Raymond, Mabel, Milo and Floyd Rose.
3. John Fremont, a farmer at Lisbon; married Arvilla Steen; children: Eva M. and Leslie J.
4. Sarah Eliza, married Fred Chamberlain, farmer of Madrid; child, Jay Chamberlain.
5. Emma Estella, married Edward Malby, of Ogdensburg.
(III) David James, son of David Baxter, was born in the village of Flackville and town of Lisbon, New York, May 15, 1860. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He went into the milling business in Chase's Mills with an uncle and was afterward for a short time in Louisville. Then for seven years he was in the milling business in the west. He came to Norfolk in 1894 and operated a grist mill there until 1902, when he sold out to the paper company. Since then he has been in the flour and feed business and conducted his farm in Norfolk. In politics he is independent. He belongs to What Cheer Lodge, No. 689, Free and Accepted Masons, of Norfolk. In religion he is a Congregationalist.
He married, June 28, 1899, Maud, born Nov. 20, 1879, in Moira, New York, daughter of Mathias and Abbie (Dow) Van Zandt.
1. Lloyd Mathias, born May 12, 1901.
2. Abbie Irene, April 24, 1904.
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