Baxter, Joseph

Baxter, Joseph a Congregational minister, and a lineal descendant of Richard Baxter of England, was the son of Lieut. John Baxter of Braintree, Mass., and was born June 4, 1676. He was a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1693, and was ordained April 21, 1697. He offered his services as a missionary to the North American Indians, but they were so greatly under the influence of the Jesuit Ralle that they declined the offer. Mr. Baxter died May 2, 1745. See Allen, Amer. Biog. s.v.; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i, 319. (J.C.S.)

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