John was born in 1692 in Scotland, the son of Robert Baxter and Mareon Rowand.
His wife was Katrin Rob, who he married on 2 FEB 1716 in Glasgow, Scotland. Their six known children were Walter (1717-?), Robert (1719-?), Margaret (1721-?), Janet (1723-?), John (1727-?) and Marion (1730-?).
!Notes: Additional source: Doreen Baxter's post at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/BAXTER/2002-04/1017961498 BAXTER-L Archives