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More Information on Richard Bolling Baxter

Richard Bolling Baxter

1840 - 1924

Section D, Lot 10, Grave 2
-- See section's Lot Layout map

Inscription and Notes:

"C.V." marker on his grave.

Military Service: Confederate States of America

Richard B. Baxter was a prominent Presbyterian businessmen in Sparta. He was known for his "beautiful" Jersey bulls, his imported English shotguns, and his generosity with game killed on his hunting trips.  Finally, he was chosen by David Dickson as one of three trusted men who witnessed  the signing of Dickson's will. See page 83, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege by Kent Anderson Leslie, University of Georgia Press, 1995.

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