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Re: Baxter of Arkansas

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 12:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Baxters, Anyone who is interested; I cam across a civil Court record in Montague County, TX regarding a feud between men in 1879 which resulted in a shootout. In the notes it references on Mr. Baxter who was the son of the Governor of Arkansas.

March 9, 1879, "......McLaughlin has a difficulty in the saloon with a man named Baxter. Baxter had been about Spanish Fort only a short time. They both draw knives and after McLaughlin leaves Baxter, he says I was very near killing McLaughlin. Driskell scoffed that if he had, it wouldn't have cost him a cent.

Baxter said that he had money and displayed a pocket book containing several hundred dollars. He said he was a son of the governor of Arkansas and he had left trouble behind. He was on the skip."

Thought you may find this interesting. While it does not state his first name, you know one of the Governor's sons was in Spanish Fort, TX in March of 1879.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
whobegetyou 19 Oct 2013 6:51PM GMT 
John H. Baxter 30 Sep 2000 11:53PM GMT 
evie 9 Jun 2003 2:18AM GMT 
EvelynHeyd195... 2 Feb 2013 12:18AM GMT 
gkinard 3 Feb 2013 12:35PM GMT 
colinwilkin76 16 Aug 2009 11:56PM GMT 
EvelynHeyd195... 2 Feb 2013 12:17AM GMT 
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