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The Salem Mass. Baxters

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First posted to the web 17 Nov 2000
Date Last Modified: 8Sep2018

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The Descendants of Gregory Baxter  ( ? - 1659)

Generation One

1. Gregory1 Baxter. Gregory Baxter married Margaret Paddy of Plymouth, Mass. He died on 21 Jun 1659.

He emigrated in 1630 probably from Rowton, England in Winthrop's fleet.[ If truly from Rowton then probably some relation to the Connecticut Baxter family IF the ancestry given by Hon. J. P. Baxter turns out to be correct. (GFC Comment) ].

Children of Gregory1 Baxter and Margaret Paddy were as follows:

Generation Two

2. Bethulia or Bethia2 Baxter (Gregory1) was born in Jun 1632. She married Samuel Dearing.

Children of Bethulia or Bethia2 Baxter and Samuel Dearing were:

3. Abigail2 Baxter (Gregory1) was born in Sep 1634 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Colony. She married Joseph Adams, son of Henry Adams, on 29 Nov 1650 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass.. Date is also given as Nov. 26, 1650. She died on 27 Aug 1692 at age 57. She was buried at Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass.

Children of Abigail2 Baxter and Joseph Adams were as follows:

4. John2 Baxter (Gregory1) was born on 1 Dec 1639 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Colony. John Baxter married Hannah White of Weymouth.[Someone has annotated Joseph Nickerson Baxter's book to give the month of birth as November. (GFC Comment)]. He died on 21 Apr 1719 at age 79. He died on 29 Apr 1719 at age 79.

Children of John2 Baxter and Hannah White were as follows:

Generation Three

5. Joseph3 Adams (Abigail2Baxter, Gregory1) was born on 24 Dec 1654. He married Mary Chapin. He married Hannah Bass, daughter of John Basse and Ruth Alden, in 1688.

There were no children of Joseph3 Adams and Mary Chapin.

Children of Joseph3 Adams and Hannah Bass were:

6. Hannah3 Baxter (John2, Gregory1) was born on 6 May 1661. Hannah Baxter married Joseph Dyer of Weymouth. Hannah Baxter married Joseph Morse of Sherburne, Mass. She died on 19 Sep 1726 at age 65.

Children of Hannah3 Baxter and Joseph Dyer were as follows:

There were no children of Hannah3 Baxter and Joseph Morse.

7. John3 Baxter (John2, Gregory1) was born on 14 Feb 1667. He married Huldah Hayward, daughter of Jonathan Hayward, on 24 Jan 1695; Year is also given as 1693. He died on 21 Mar 1747 at age 80.

Children of John3 Baxter and Huldah Hayward all born at Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass, were as follows:

8. Samuel3 Baxter (John2, Gregory1) married Mary Beals on 3 Jun 1697; J. N. Baxter also quotes church records that give the date of their marriage as "3,4,1697" which I would interpret as 4 March 1697. (GFC comment)

The church records also states they both were residents of Braintree and married by Rec. L. M. Fiske. He married Deborah Brackett on 19 Jan 1713. He died circa 1744.

Children of Samuel3 Baxter and Mary Beals were as follows:

Children of Samuel3 Baxter and Deborah Brackett were as follows:

9. Rev. Joseph3 Baxter (John2, Gregory1) was born on 4 Jun 1676 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass. He was baptized on 11 Jun 1676 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass, by the Rev. Mr. Moses Fisk. Rev. Joseph Baxter married Mary Fiske of Braintree, Mass on 16 Sep 1697. He married widow Rebecca Saffin on 26 Jun 1712. He married Mrs. Mercy Bridgeman on 21 Feb 1715. He died on 2 May 1745 at age 68.

Children of Rev. Joseph3 Baxter and Mary Fiske were as follows:

There were no children of Rev. Joseph3 Baxter and widow Rebecca Saffin.

There were no children of Rev. Joseph3 Baxter and Mrs. Mercy Bridgeman.

Generation Four

10. John4 Adams (Joseph3, Abigail2Baxter, Gregory1) married Susanna Boylston.

Children of John4 Adams and Susanna Boylston were:

11. John4 Baxter (John3, John2, Gregory1) was born on 10 Jan 1698 at Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. He married Mehitable Willard, daughter of Daniel Willard, on 12 Mar 1728. He died on 30 Aug 1777 at age 79. They have gravestones at Quincy burying-ground, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass.

Children of John4 Baxter and Mehitable Willard were as follows:

He was a Captain in Rhode Island in the Revolutionary War.

12. Jonathan4 Baxter (John3, John2, Gregory1) was born in 1699 at Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. He married Mary Thompson on 18 Nov 1725. Mary was of Quincy, Mass. He died circa 1769.

Children of Jonathan4 Baxter and Mary Thompson were as follows:

13. Gregory4 Baxter (John3, John2, Gregory1) was born on 14 Feb 1706 at Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Gregory Baxter married Mary Wilson of Braintree, Mass. The church records list her name as Mary Wilford and that both individuals are from Braintree, Mass on 17 Oct 1728. He died on 9 Jan 1763 at age 56. He was buried at Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass.

Children of Gregory4 Baxter and Mary Wilson were as follows:

14. Benjamin4 Baxter (Samuel3, John2, Gregory1) was born on 3 Feb 1700. He married Abigail Beals. He died in 1754.

Children of Benjamin4 Baxter and Abigail Beals were as follows:

15. John4 Baxter (Joseph3, John2, Gregory1) was born on 2 May 1708. He was baptized on 9 May 1708. He married Rebecah Fisher on 12 Oct 1732. He died on 14 Nov 1788 at age 80.

Children of John4 Baxter and Rebecah Fisher were as follows:

16. Thomas4 Baxter (Joseph3, John2, Gregory1) was born on 18 Feb 1709. He was baptized on 19 Feb 1709. Mrs. Susanna Lyman married Thomas Baxter of Boston on 18 Aug 1736. He died on 27 Jan 1750 at Boston, Suffolk County, Mass, at age 40.

Children of Thomas4 Baxter and Mrs. Susanna Lyman were:

Generation Five

17. John5 Adams (John4, Joseph3, Abigail2Baxter, Gregory1) was born on 30 Oct 1735 at Braintree (now Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass. He married Abigail Smith on 25 Oct 1764. He died on 4 Jul 1826 at age 90.

Children of John5 Adams and Abigail Smith were:

18. Daniel5 Baxter (John4, John3, John2, Gregory1) was born in 1730. He married Prudence Spear, daughter of John Spear, in 1755. He died of lockjaw on 9 Sep 1774. He was buried at Quincy burying-ground, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass; "An honest man is the noblest work of God," is the inscription upon his tomb in the Quincy burying-ground.

Children of Daniel5 Baxter and Prudence Spear were as follows:

19. Captain Seth5 Baxter (John4, John3, John2, Gregory1) was born in 1732. He married Elenor Allen, daughter of Jonathan Allen, on 26 Oct 1758. He married Mary Saunders on 20 Dec 1767. He died on 8 Aug 1805.

Capt. Seth Baxter was commander of a company of marines on board the American cruiser, "Hancock," when she captured the English frigate, "Fox," in Dec., 1775, having on board military supplies which greatly helped the Continental troops against the Boston garrison.

Children of Captain Seth5 Baxter and Elenor Allen were as follows:

Children of Captain Seth5 Baxter and Mary Saunders were as follows:

20. Newton5 Baxter (Gregory4, John3, John2, Gregory1). Newton Baxter married Hannah Stow of Braintree, Mass on 13 Mar 1750.

Children of Newton5 Baxter and Hannah Stow were:

21. Paul5 Baxter (Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2, Gregory1) married Ann (--?--).

Children of Paul5 Baxter and Ann (--?--) were:

Generation Six

22. Newton6 Baxter (Newton5, Gregory4, John3, John2, Gregory1) married Eunice Coolidge on 26 Jun 1783.

Children of Newton6 Baxter and Eunice Coolidge were as follows:



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