There is a biographical sketch of John BAXENDALE (27 Feb 1856 - West Leigh, England), of Warren, Iowa, within the book History of Warren County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, by Rev. W. C. MARTIN (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1908), at pages 819-20.
Mr. BAXENDALE is shown to have married on 24 Nov 1875 and to Mary A. ROPER, daughter of William ROPER, of Standish, Lancashire. The couple sailed from Liverpool in 1880, first settling at Fontenet, Indiana.
Since the entire text is readily available online at Google Books, I am not going to post a complete transcription here, but wanted to call attention to the sketch as it might be of interest to some members of the BAXENDALE family.
The book can be found at:http://books.google.com/books?id=Z1A0AQAAMAAJ&dq=Roper%2...