son of Andrew and Tryphena Baxter
who died at
September 15th, 1838
26 years, 5 months and 25 days
"From hope's bright scene, in life's glad morning born
Lamented youth: thy early fate we mourn
Far from thy home, from friends and kindred dear
Thou passed death's shadowy vale unmoved by fear.
No mother loved, was there to bathe thy brow;
Nor sister's gentle voice to soothe thy wo;
But strangers bent in pity o'er thy dying bed,
And wept for thee, the loved, the early dead.
Farewell! Thy friends will meet thee on that shore
There parting words will pass the lips no more."
Grandson of James Baxter
Cousin of John Baxter