Baxter, Franklin P., 1853-1927
- Existence: 1853-1927
Franklin P. Baxter (June 25, 1853-April 24, 1927) was raised in Greene County, Tennessee and eventually took up residence in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he remained until his death. As a minister of an East Tennessee Cumberland Presbyterian Church and co-owner of Wolfe and Baxter Furriers, Franklin Baxter became a prominent leader in Johnson City's social, civil, and financial affairs. He had earned a college degree from Tusculum College, Tusculum, Tennessee and a seminary degree from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee sometime by the late 1870s. Franklin Baxter married Sarah Jane Campbell in December of 1884 and eventually had five children: Thompsie E. Baxter, Ruby L. Baxter, Franklin P. Baxter, Jr., Edith Baxter, and Maude E. Baxter.