Mary J. Baxter

3 July 1843–26 January 1873 (Age 29)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary J.

When Mary J. Baxter was born on 3 July 1843, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, David Baxter, was 48 and her mother, Frances Elder, was 35. She married Robert Franklin Baxter on 1 February 1866, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 26 January 1873, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Milton, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Franklin Baxter
Mary J. Baxter
Marriage: 1 February 1866
Sarah Elizabeth Baxter
Rufus Madison Baxter

Spouse and Children

1 February 1866
Cannon, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 19

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere ( see Baker ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Baxter in household of M Baxter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J Baxter in household of Robert F Baxter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Baxter in household of David Baxter, "United States Census, 1850"

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