From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 338, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"CHARLES H. BAXTER, an ex-Trustee of Princeton Township, is a native of the Empire State (New York), and was born in Putnam County September 4, 1844, and is a son of MARCUS and ANN E. (ODEL) BAXTER. Scarcely had the scenes of life commenced with the subject of this notice, when his father died, and he was left to help support a widowed mother. The spring of 1860 found young BAXTER wending his way on foot to Peekskill, New York, where he entered the Democrat printing office and began learning the business, and continued at it for five years, save one winter, during which time he was a conductor on a street car in the national metropolis. In 1865, MR. BAXTER went to Illinois and immediately engaged in farming, and continued there until 1869, when he came to Princeton Township, and for several years taught school in the winter and farmed during the farming season. In 1875, he was appointed Township Assessor, and was elected Township Trustee in 1876 and 1878. During these administrations, he did much for the schools of the township, and also increased teacher's wages. In 1881, MR. BAXTER received the appointment of Postmaster at Wolcott, which position he still retains. On the 10th of November, 1871, he was married to MISS ANN M. GILL, of Newark, Ohio. There have been four children born to them, viz.: MABEL, CHARLES E., FLORA and FREDERICK. CHARLES E. died April 28, 1878, and MABEL May 7, the same year. In religious belief, MR. BAXTER is a Universalist, and in politics Republican, and is one of Princeton Township's most enterprising citizens. In September, 1872, the mother of MR. BAXTER was married to GEORGE D. WASHBURN, one of the oldest residents in Monticello."