Biography of Alexander Baxter of Le Roy, NY

Alexander Baxter was born in Dundee, Scotland, July 6, 1832: He came to the United States, and after reaching his majority he settled in Le Roy. He worked for 21 years for Mrs. Lent (now Mrs. Bissell) as a florist, and at the same time managed a garden of his own for 28 years. He died in November, 1882. He married Mary, daughter of Patrick and Ellen (Donavan) Elwood, who came from County Tipperary, Ireland, in November, 1847, and settled in Batavia. His children were John, who enlisted in the army from Michigan and died in Minnesota, from the effects of two wounds received in the war, and William, who served in the 6th U. S. Cav., and was killed at Brandy Station. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood died in Batavia. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter had nine children, viz.: Ellen (Mrs. Blair), George (deceased), Jennie (Mrs. Rogers), William, John (deceased), Mary, Maggie, Annie, and Robert. Mrs. A. Baxter has a beautiful house in Le Roy, and deals in all kinds of flowers.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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