John was born May 2, 1789. John Baxter named and lived at Baxter Harbor. "The history of Kings County..." says he was born in Moncton, N.B.... He passed away 1872 and is buried Hillaton Cemetery, Hillaton, Kings County, Nova Scotia. I found his middle name on a record as "Blucher". 
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By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton page 554-555.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jcahill/simon.htm#id2131, extensive Baxter genealogy - each person not specifically cited.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1871/001101-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=570577&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=alghkvi0k4imp4mv6nnn19j156 census states birthplace "Nova Scotia" Moncton was no longer part of NS at the time of John's birth,
"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2PG-9JF : accessed 29 Jul 2014), John Baxter, 07 Nov 1872; citing Cemetery, Baxter Harbor, Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference cn 245, p91; FHL microfilm 1298861.
Daughter Jane's death certificate shows wife "Fisher": "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7N4-DS6 : accessed 29 Jul 2014), John Baxtor in entry for Sarah Jane Baxtor Ells, 12 Mar 1901; citing Revere, Massachusetts, v 519 cn 39, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2057735.
http://nseaton.org/Eaton/getperson.php?personID=I12232&tree=nseaton This source also claims birthplace of Moncton - but without citation.
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