Curtis Baxter: Birth: MAR 1849. Death: 22 JUN 1849
Note: Wellsboro Agitator of Dec 8, 1885 has: --Associate Judge G. H. Baxter will retire from the bench, in this county at the close of this year. The present term of court is the last one of his service on the bench. Judge Baxter has discharged his duties in a most acceptable manner, and he will go back to private life with the respect of his associates and the good will of all who enjoy his acquaintance. The office of Associate Judge becomes extinct in this county with the expiration of the terms of the present incumbents. * * * and, --Mr. G. H. Baxter has opened a meat market in his old grocery store at Nelson. * * * http://www.joycetice.com/articles/tcpost.htm has: <b>The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA., Wednesday, November 22, 1933</b> <b>Joseph F. Gartland Continues His Interesting Historical Articles Nelson</b>--this office was established March 31, 1829, with Samuel Snow as the first postmaster. I have been unable to secure any data concerninghim. The locality was known for a long time as Beecher's Island from a small island in the river settled early by Hopestill Beecher who was a County Commissioner and 1814. W. M. Anderson became Postmaster December 22, 1831 and was succeeded by Joseph M. White September 10, 1832 who served until October 2,1849 when Charles Horsley took office. Morgan Seeley, he descended on this well-known Cowanesque Valley family, became Postmaster December 9, 1852 and was succeeded by John Hammond, an early settler August 8, 1856. Dr. Albert M. Loop assumed office January 20, 1857. He practiced, medicine for many years,was president of the County medical Society and a public spirited citizen. George H. Baxter took over the position long since discontinued. M. B. Seeley next took the office and held it from December 6, 1881 to August 26, 1885 when Dr. Loop was again appointed postmaster. George H. Baxter again succeeded as Postmaster April 20, 1889, Miss Baxter May 16, 1892 and William H.Baxter in May 21, 1896. Oliver B. Blanchard, he descended up early settlers, prominent businessman and well-known throughout the County next succeeded to the office and held it until Frank Selph an attorney was selected for the place January 30, 1914. He was succeeded by George E. Selph, as acting Postmaster March 7, 1931 who held the office for a few days until the appointment of Mrs. Lena B. Smith as postmaster in March 18, 1931. This completes my record of Nelson.--Joseph F. Gartland * * * http://www.joycetice.com/1897/ch60d.htm Brown's 1897 History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania GEORGE HENRY BAXTER was born in Tuscarora, Steuben county, New York, November 9, 1824, and is a son of Ira and Betsey (Manley) Baxter, and a grandson of Rev. Aaron Baxter. The latter was born in Connecticut, in 1766, a son of Aaron Baxter, both of whom served in the War of the Revolution. Ira and his father removed from Connecticut to Schoharie county, New York, and subsequently to Chenango county, early in the present century. Ira afterwards settled in Steuben county, where for a number of years before his death, which occurred in 1838, he was a justice of the peace. George Henry Baxter was reared in his native town, and there received a common school education. In 1849 he located in Nelson, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in merchandising, which he followed the greater part of his time up to 1880. Mr. Baxter was twice married. In 1845 he married Clarissa Campbell, of Nelson. His second marriage occurred in 1850, to Clara Manley, a daughter of Thomas and Betsey (Wright) Manley, of Canton, Bradford county, Pennsylvania. Her grandfather, Charles Wright, was a Revolutionary soldier, and her father, a soldier in the War of 1812. She bore him five children, viz: Nora, Tella F., Eva, wife of J. E. Hazlett; Susan, wife of M. F. Cass, and Calvin S. Politically, he was a Republican, was postmaster of Nelson from 1860 to 1880, associate judge of Tioga county from 1880 to 1885, and from 1889 to 1892 he filled the office of jury commissioner. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Presbyterian church, and belonged to the I. O. O. F. After giving up merchandising he engaged in farming, which he followed the latter years of his life. * * * From Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt's Scrapbook, Undated, but June of 1902
JUDGE BAXTER DEAD. He Succumbs to Rheumatism at His Home in Nelson. Hon. G. H. Baxter died at his house in Nelson, Friday, of rheumatism, from which he had been a great sufferer. Judge Baxter had many friends in Wellsboro, where he has passed much of his time when on the bench. He was a gentleman highly respected and esteemed, and had many warm personal friends. George H. Baxter was born in the town of Addison, Steuben county, N. Y., November 9th, 1824. His father and grandfather were natives of Connecticut, and removed from that state to Schoharie county, N.Y., and subsequently into Chenango county early in the present century, the former afterward settling in the town of Addison. For a number of years before his death, which occurred in 1838, the father was a justice of the peace. His mother married again, which left George to his own resources, and he worked in the summer on the farm, and in the winter attended the district school, until he was 21 years of age, when he married Sarah, daughter of James and Mary Campbell, of Nelson, this county. In 1849 Mr. Baxter removed to Nelson, where his wife died. In 1850 he was married to Clarissa, daughter of Thomas and Betsey Manley, of Canton, Bradford county, Pa., by whom he has five children, one son and four daughters. In the fall of 1849 Mr. Baxter entered into partnership with G. W. Phelps in the mercantile business at Nelson. This continued for one year, when he sold out and engaged in the grocery and provision trade by himself. He gas been engaged in business from time to time ever since; was appointed postmaster at Nelson in 1861, and held the office 19 years, resigning to accept the position of associate judge in 1880. * * * See also http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~capane/ReunionMinutes1942.html
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