An American Family History

Alanson Baxter


Alanson Baxter was born in 1790 in the United States.

He married Mary Polly Comstock. Mary was born about 1793 and was Levi and Abigail Comstock's daughter.

Alanson and Polly's children probably included:

Nathan Baxter (1815, married Molly Mallory, daughter of Lemuel Mallory),
Hiram Baxter (1817),
Lathrop Baxter (1819, married Polly Comstock, daughter of Richardson Comstock), and
Eliza Baxter (1824).

In the August, 1820 census of Yonge Township, Leeds County, Ontario, Alanson Baxter was listed with 2 males, 1 female and 3 male children.

Mary Polly died before 1830.

Alanson married Clarissa Van Dusen on March 9, 1830 in Yonge. Clarissa was the daughter of Peter Vandusen and Eva Hogaboom.

Lathrop married Polly Comstock Haige on May 22, 1839 in Ontario and witnesses were Archibald Mallory and Florantine Lapoint. The ceremony was performed by by the Reverend Cyrus R. Allison of Yonge.

After Alanson died in 1875, Clarissa married Elisha Mallory on March 22, 1876 in Mallorytown.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.


Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.



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