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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Franklin P. Baxter Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0175
Scope and Contents The Franklin P. Baxter Papers include numerous commercial publications in several different languages, legal documents, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, and a periodical documenting the diverse collecting activities and interests of Franklin Baxter during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition to these documents there are several miscellaneous records that were incorporated into the Baxter Collection by the staff of the B. Carroll Reece Museum prior to the...
Dates: 1797-1931