Born: 1798 Kentucky
Flourished: 1832-1850 Menard County, Illinois
In 1831, Baxter lived in Sangamon County, Illinois. He purchased land and settled in a part of the county that would later become Menard County. He farmed near Petersburg until at least 1850, and then moved to Logan County, Illinois.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:100, 69:57, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Petersburg, Menard County, IL, 275; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Lincoln, Logan County, IL, 105.