An American Family History

Richard Baxter

  also spelled Backster  

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Richard Baxter was born in 1753 in Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut. He was the sonaBa

He married Lavinia Shipman. She was the daughter of Daniel Shipman.

Daniel Baxter (1791, married Nancy McEathron),
Hiram Baxter (1793, married Delanah Thomas),
Joel Baxter (1795, married Amey Baldwin),
John Baxter (1797, married Elizabeth Utman),
Lydia Baxter (1799)
Clarinda Baxter (1801) and
Isaac Baxter (1801).

The family moved to Leeds County, Ontario from Vermont on an ox sleigh.

1797 Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario census:

Richard, Vina, Clara, Shipman, Henry and Lyddea.


Hebron, Connecticut was incorporated in 1708 in Hartford County. It became part of Windham County in 1726 and part of Tolland County in 1785.




from the History of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario

Richard Baxter, an early settler, had four sons, David, Hiram, Joel, and John. Mr. Baxter settled on Lot No. 36, in the 6th Concession, having removed his family from the State of Vermont on an ox sleigh.

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