Baxter, James

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 Database, 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.