Baxter, William (Leeds, Yorkshire, July 6, 1820--February 11, 1880, New Castle, Pennsylvania). Came to U.S. in 1829; was a Methodist until he joined the Disciples of Christ ca. 1838. Graduated from Bethany College, 1845. President of Arkansas College (Fayetteville), 1860-1863. His Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove (1864) tells of his experience as an anti-slavery advocate in a seceding state. Co-worker with evangelist Wlater Scott (1796-1861), whose biography he published in 1874. He contributed hymns to such books as Christian Psalmist, Revised (1854), Christian Hymn Book (1865), and Christian Hymnal, Revised (1882).
His "Whene'er I think of thee" appeared in both the 1865 and 1882 books listed above. Preface to the 1865 book speaks of the e… Go to person page >