What a nice surprise to get your letter today. I have a lot of information on the Baxter's. (but, still looking for more)
For starters; Bluford is the eldest son of John Grover Baxter and Sarah "Mary" Taylor.
Children: Bluford born 25 Feb 1866 (CA) James born 13 Jul 1868 (CA) Minnie born abt. 1870-1874 (CA)
Then John's wife passed away. John Grover remarried; Sarah Frances Loveall and they had (7) children (CA) I am descendant of their daughter "Pearl" Baxter. I understand the migration of the family to be the Baxter's from (TN)(MO)then to California. I have a biographical sketch of Bluford Baxter. If you would like to contact me privately, for a copy of it. I would be happy to exchange information with you.