Children of Osborne Ball and Rachel Hall Baxter were:
1. Ardath Baxter married to Ulyss Paul Reese . Children were: Larry Reese, Duane Reese, Darrell Reese and Norman Reese.
2. Latha Dawn Baxter b. 26 Mar 1933 married Melvin "Bobby" Watson. Children were: Angie Watson married Nemah Farzaneh
3. Diane Baxter b. 5 Nov. 1944 married 1. Luther Taylor . Children were: Sabra Taylor, Shawna Taylor, Gabriel Taylor.
She secondly married Fred Shelton
4. Dane Baxter married Ida Cureton . Children were: Rachel Baxter, Lance Baxter.
Noah Baxter, father of Osborne Ball Baxter, was born on 4 Dec 1873 in Cocke Co, TN. He died on 8 May 1944. He was buried in Ball Cem, Cocke Co, TN. He was a school teacher in Cocke County, teaching at McMillan, Bell Hill, Ravens Branch, and Blacks. He was later a mail carrier in the Crestmont area during the time of the heaviest timber-cutting operations in the Smokies. Parents: James Knox Polk Baxter and Rebecca Matilda Caton. He was married to Cassie Anne Ball on 3 Dec 1899 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Osborne Ball Baxter, Docia Mae Baxter, Lewis Knox Polk Baxter, Samuel Noah "Sam" Baxter, Mattie Jane Baxter, Viola Ann Compton Baxter, Goldie Eldon Baxter , Georgia Marie Baxter, Effie Lee Baxter.
James Knox Polk Baxter, father of Noah Baxter, was born on 5 Feb 1848 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. He died on 6 Feb 1920 in Lawrence Co, TN. He was buried in Lindsey Grove Cem, Lawrence Co, TN. He moved to Lawrence Co, TN about 1910. Parents: Jesse Baxter Rev. and Mary Ann Norton.
He was married to Rebecca Matilda Caton on 13 Feb 1873 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Noah Baxter , Sarah Jane Baxter, Albert Ruel Baxter, Margaret Viola Baxter, Mary Ellen Baxter.
He was married to Mary Ann Killian on 17 Feb 1884 in Pigeon Forge, Sevier Co, TN. Children were: Walter Carroll Baxter, Bertha Pearl Baxter, Bruce R. Baxter, Addie L. Baxter, Carrie Mae Baxter, Hopkins Lacy Baxter, Azora Belle Baxter, Hattie Lee Baxter, Nora Jesse Baxter, Elmer R. "Tracy" Baxter.
Jesse Baxter Rev., father of James Knox Polk Baxter, was born on 11 Feb 1826 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. He died on 9 Jun 1885. He was buried in Matthews/Baxter Cem, Sevier Co, TN. Parents: James Baxter and Rhoda Giles.
He was married to Mary Ann Norton. Children were: Willis Baxter, James Knox Polk Baxter, Nancy Jane Baxter, William Holloway Baxter. He was married to Sarah "Sallie" Matthews about 1855 in Sevier Co, TN. Children were: Perry Oliver Baxter, Mary Ann Baxter, Lydia Baxter, Elizabeth Baxter, Lewis Scott Baxter, Robert Anderson Baxter, Jesse Preston "JP" Baxter.
He was married to Lucretia Caroline Houk on 24 Jan 1856. Children were: Hopkins Lacy "Hop" Baxter, Sarah A. "Sack" Baxter, Dorothy Baxter , Harriet V. "Hattie" Baxter.
James Baxter, father of Jesse Baxter Rev., was born about 1793 in Georgia. He died on 1 Feb 1866 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. He was buried in Bradleys Chapel Cem, Cocke Co, TN. Info on James' ancestry comes from Beth O. Freeman's genealogy in "Winter/Spring". James was a veteran of the War of 1812, in Capt. J. Duncan's company of the Tennessee Militia. Parents: William Baxter and Rachel Bayne.
He was married to Rhoda Giles on 2 May 1816. Children were: John Baxter, Mary "Polly" Baxter, Anna Baxter, William Alexander Baxter, Jesse Baxter Rev., Holloway Baxter, James Baxter Jr., Sanders Baxter, Perry Baxter, Lloyd Baxter, Elizabeth "Betty" Baxter.
William Baxter, father of James Baxter, Parents: Edward Baxter and Eva Barth. He was married to Rachel Bayne. Children were: James Baxter.
Ulyss Paul Reese
Services for Ulyss Paul Reese, 76, of Brinkley Road, who died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, following a heart attack, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. The Rev. W.D. Thomason will officiate. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Newport, Tn.
He was the son of the late Paul and Ida Samples Reese. He was preceded in death by son Duane Reese; and daughter Vanda Reese. He is survived by his wife, Ardath Baxter Reese; sons Larry (Joy) Reese of Mt. Juliet, Darrell (Lyvonn) Reese and Norman Reese, both of Murfreesboro; brother H.C. Reese of Chestnut Hill; sisters Estelle Teague of Newport, Georgia Douglas and Addie Smelcher, both of White Pine, Mary Burchfield and Faye Owen, both of Sevierville, Phebe Shropshire of Parrotsville; and eight grandchildren. A native of Jefferson County, he was retired as C.E.O. of Reese Food Brokerage and Reese Inc. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and was a Mason. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Daily News Journal Feb. 21, 2002 Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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