William was born about 1746 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of Walter Baxter but his mother is unknown.
His wife was Margaret Mitchell, who he married in 1777 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Their only known child was Walter (1778-1855).
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!Note: This family from LDS Ancestral File.
!Notes: Additional source: Doreen Baxter's post at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/BAXTER/2002-04/1017961498 BAXTER-L Archives