Notable Lydia (Odell) Baxter (1809 - 1874) “an American Poet” and Hymn writer

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Lydia (Odell) Baxter (1809 - 1874)  is a notable surprisingly she isn’t on Wikitree that I could find. I’d like to build her genealogy in collaboration. One of her hymns was sung at my great grandfather’s sister Florence Mae (Gibbs) Titus (1891 - 1942) funeral. 

Is there any further resources to help in this Notables genealogy?

WikiTree profile: Lydia Baxter
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (595k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier
Wikipedia I believe has wrong month and day of death?

Possibly mentioned in the 1870 census?

Event Type: Census
Name: John C Baxter
Sex: Male
Age: 62
Event Date: 1870
Event Place: New York City, New York County, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): New York City, ward 22, New York, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1808
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Page Number: 25

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John C Baxter M 62 New York
Lidia Baxter F 60 New York
Wm H Abel M 34 New York
Lidia Abel F 30 New York
Agnes Nathen F 28 New York
Kate Maloney F 27 Ireland

Household ID: 186
Line Number: 14
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Digital Folder Number: 004274856
Microfilm Number: 000552511
Image Number: 00519
Indexing Batch: N01596-1

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), John C Baxter, 1870.

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Found a lot about her hymns but not much about her personal life. There's this


by Joyce Vander Bogart G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
I really like this enjoyed reading it. Thank you

That was interesting. I looked for her on Familysearch; could not find. Looked for Jonathan on Familysearch; could nof find. Looked for Simeon on Familysearch and found them! Here she is!!

Wow excellent work I couldn’t find them. You got itlaugh

The sister Mary on her find a grave bio is mentioned as being blind. I’ll need more sources as we try to connect this family.

Lydia’s brother in law FindAGrave see his bio

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