Baxter, Benjamin Jaques (1853-1923)


Benjamin was born on 2 February 1853 at Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, to parents William, a tailor, and Selina. He was baptised on 14 February 1853 at Ashby de la Zouch.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Benjamin.

  • 1871 carpenter
  • 1881 student of theology

After leaving the PM ministry he emigrated to USA in 1883 and became a presbyterian minister.

He married Sarah Cordon (b1855) in the summer of 1878 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • William Cordon (1879-1954) – a cashier in railroad office (1920)
  • Henry David G (b1881) – a marine engineer (1940)
  • Elsie Naomi (1882-1963)
  • Harold Jacques (1884-1913) – a railroad electrician (1910)
  • Albert B (b1888)

Benjamin died on 4 May 1923 at Vernon Shiawasse, Michigan, USA.


  • 1874 Burton on Trent
  • 1875 Lincoln I
  • 1876 Nottingham I
  • 1878 Mansfield
  • 1879 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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