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Re: Baxter of Arkansas

Posted: 1382208686000
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.
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