James William Baxter

Male1813–13 July 1882

Brief Life History of James William

When James William Baxter was born in 1813, in England, United Kingdom, his father, William Baxter, was 36 and his mother, Mary Howe, was 31. He married Maria Sleight on 6 September 1837, in Midville, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Newburgh Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Newburgh Heights Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 13 July 1882, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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James William Baxter
Maria Sleight
Marriage: 6 September 1837
William Baxter
Mary Ann Maria Baxter
Sarah Baxter
Eliza Baxter
Catharine Baxter
Emma Baxter
Christopher Sherman Baxter Sr.
Charles Baxter
Alma Baxter
Clara Baxter

Sources (16)

  • James Baxter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James William Baxter - Church record: Baptism record or certificate: birth-name: James William Baxter
  • James Baxter, "England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1837Midville, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1813 · The Battle of Lake Erie

    Age 0

    The Battle of Put-In-Bay was fought on September 10 off the coast of Lake Erie. This battle was fought between the United States and the British during the War of 1812. The British wanted to seize control of Lake Erie at the beginning of the war. The battle lasted one day but many casualties occurred on both sides before the British ultimately surrendered to the U.S.


    Age 2

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English baxter ‘baker’ (from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, earlier ‘female baker’, the feminine equivalent of bæcere). Compare Baker .

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

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