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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BAX BIOGRAPHIES

1708B (excused from attendance due to illness;
died before the 2nd session of 1708B-1711 Assem-
bly). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: over 50 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: by August 20, 1709. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £293.0. 1 1 sterling. LAND: over 50 acres.

BAXTER, JAMES (?-1763). BORN: of age by
1747. NATIVE: possibly, if so, at least second gen-
eration. RESIDED: in Cecil County. MARRIED
Elizabeth. CHILDREN. SONS: William Baxter (?-
1773); Joseph. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth, who mar-
ried Thomas Jones, of Baltimore County; Grace,
who married (first name unknown) Smith; Mary
Waugh (1742/43-?), who married (first name un-
known) Thomas; and Rachel (1745-?), who proba-
bly married in 1771 Baruch Williams. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican, St. Mary Ann's Parish, Cecil
County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Cecil County, 1750-1751 (elected to the 2nd ses-
sion to fill vacancy; Bills of Credit 3). LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Cecil County, 1747-1763 (quorum,
1757-1763); St. Mary Anne's Parish Vestry, Cecil
County, in office 1748-1751 and 1755; justice,
Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery,
Cecil County, commissioned 1749, 1750, 1752,
and 1759. MILITARY SERVICE: colonel, 1763.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION. 275 acres in Cecil County. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH acquired 577 acres in Cecil County,
1754—1761; guardian of 607 acres in Queen Anne's
County for John Role's heirs, ca. 1754-1758; sold
original 275-acre tract in 1760. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on February 24, 1763, probably in
Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,791.14.8 current money (including 19 slaves);
FB, £619.8.3. LAND 577 acres in Cecil County.

BAXTER, WILLIAM (?-1773). BORN: in Cecil
County, of age by 1764; eldest son. NATIVE: at
least second generation. RESIDED: in Cecil County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: James Baxter (?-
1763). MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTHER: Joseph. SIS-
TERS: Elizabeth, who married Thomas Jones, of
Baltimore County; Grace, who married (first name
unknown) Smith; Mary Waugh (1742/43-?), who
married (first name unknown) Thomas; and Ra-
chel (1745-?), who probably married Baruch Wil-
liams. CHILDREN. Probably died without progeny.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
probably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE

SERVICE. Lower House, Cecil County, 1768-1770,
1771. LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Cecil County, by
1762-1763; North Elk Parish Vestry, Cecil
County, in office 1764-1767; justice, Cecil County,
by 1764-at least 1769 (quorum, 1768-at least
1769). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: at least 270 acres in Cecil
County, plus possibly 107 additional acres (all
inherited from his father). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between March and June 1773 in Cecil
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £453.10.9
(including 3 slaves, 22 books, and china). LAND, at
least 270 acres, plus possibly 107 additional acres,
all in Cecil County.

BAYARD, PETER (1702-1766). BORN: on July
10, 1702, in North Sassafras Parish, Cecil County;
eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in
Bohemia, Cecil County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Samuel Bayard (1675-1721), son of Pe-
trus Bayard (?-1699, died in New York), and wife
Blandina Kierstede. MOTHER: Susanna (?-1750),
daughter of Lege de Bouchelle and wife Anna
Margaretta Couda; Susanna, who was well edu-
cated, could write and speak Latin, French, and
Dutch, as well as English. BROTHERS. Samuel
(1705-?), who married in 1729 Francina, daughter
of Francis Mauldin (?-1734/35); James (Jacobus)
(1708-?), a merchant. SISTER: Anna Marya (1700-
?), who married in May 1738 Dr. Sluyter Bou-
chelle. OTHER KINSHIP: his father's first wife was
Elizabeth Sluyter. MARRIED Susanna Richardson
(?-1766), whose family resided near Wilmington,
Delaware. CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Susanna, who
married Jonathan Smith, of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania; Elizabeth (?-1763), who married Rev. John
Rogers, an intimate friend and advisor of Gen.
George Washington; and Nansey (Ann), who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Scott. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican, St. Stephen's Church, North
Sassafras Parish, Cecil County. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1745. OCCUPATIONAL

PROFILE: farmer, 1724; merchant, 1742. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Cecil County, 1745/46-1748, 1749 (election
voided on June 6, 1749, when the Lower House
judged that the election was not valid). LOCAL
OFFICES St. Stephen's Church Vestry, North Sas-
safras Parish, Cecil County, elected 1726; church-
warden, St. Stephen's Church, North Sassafras
Parish, Cecil County, 1734-1735; justice, Cecil
County, 1744-at least 1757 (quorum, 1756-at
least 1757); justice, Court of Oyer and Terminer
and Gaol Delivery, Cecil County, commissioned

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