I noticed there are postings where it has been indicated that John Baxter, son of Nathaniel Sr, of Warren Co., NC, married as a first wife Martha Acree and second Nancy Norsworthy. That is not the case.
The John Baxter that married Martha Acree is believed to be the son of John Baxter Sr, brother of Nathaniel Sr.
The John Baxter that married Nancy Norsworthy is believed to be the son of Nathaniel Sr.
Martha ("Patty", "Patsy") Acree married John Baxter, son of John Sr, in 1799 and had two children: Helen A. who is believed to have married a Williams Hawkins and Plummer W. Baxter born November 21, 1805. John Baxter died before November 27, 1810 and Martha passed the administration of her husband's estate to Elizabeth Glasscock (Warren Co., NC Will Book 15, p. 298). It appears that Martha returned to her father's home and helped to take care of Isaac in his last years. In October 1817, an agreement was made between Joshua Acree, Abraham Acree, Martha Baxter, and James Jeffers (husband of Mary Acree), to divide the personal and real estate of their father who was yet living, based on the contents of his will written in 1814. Martha Baxter was to have possession of the houses where Isaac Acree lived provided she took care of their father with Joshua Acree, Abraham Acree, and James Jeffers each paying her an eighteen dollar allowance. They agreed on further allowance if Isaac Acree should get helpless (Warren County, NC Deed Book 21, p. 301). Isaac died before February 1820 when his will was probated. Martha received 3 negroes and lent 50 acres of land during her lifetime where Isaac had lived. The land adjoined Burwell Horton and Thomas Bell. (Warren Co., NC Wills Vol. 22, p. 294). It is believed Martha Baxter continued to live on her father's land. She even bought an additional 133 acres from Lewis Kimball in 1828 and sold 11 1/2 acres of this same land to William C. King in 1833. She was dead by February 1835 when Plummer W. Baxter and Helen Hawkins sold the remaining land bought by their mother from Kimball to Abner Aycock (Warren Co., NC Deed Book 25, p. 429, Deed Book 26, p. 434, p. 513).
In 1829, Plummer Baxter married Nancy Hawks, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawks. William C. King was his bondsman. Plummer and his family moved to Tennessee about 1835 and eventually to Arkansas in the 1840s.
Helen (Baxter) Hawkins may be the same Helen Baxter that married Williams Hawkins May 5, 1831 Cumberland County, North Carolina and died 1840 in Morgan County, Alabama. More research will need to be done to prove this is the same Helen.
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