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William Baxter (1761 - aft. 1810)

William Baxter
Born in Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 7 Mar 1784 in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died after in Massachusetts, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Mar 2017
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William Baxter served in the 5th Massachusetts Regiment (1777) during the American Revolution
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Ancestor #: A007638
Service: Massachusetts
Rank: Private
Birth: 1761 Massachusetts
Death: Post 1808
Pension Number: *S
Service Description:

  1. Captain Joshua Benson, Colonel Rufus Putnam
  2. 5th Regiment

Name: William Baxter Jr
Event Type: Birth[1]
Birth Date: 1 May 1761
Birth Place: Greenwich, Massachusetts
Father Name: William Baxter
Mother Name: Joanna

Marriage Record: [2] Name: William Baxter
Marriage Date: 7 Mar 1784
Marriage Place: East Haddam, Connecticut, USA
Spouse Name: Abigail Dewey
Volume Title: Volume 025 East Haddam

Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts[3]
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 12


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed March 5, 2017), "Record of William Baxter", Ancestor # A007638.
  1. Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute
  2. White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  3. 1810 United States Federal Census; Year: 1810; Census Place: Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: 17; Page: 119; Image: 00098; Family History Library Film: 0205625

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