JEFFERSON PETER BAZE, JR.

McCulloch County History  Vol. I
Compiled by Wayne Spiller     1976



     Jefferson Peter Baze, Jr.,  born in McNairy County, Tennessee, 21 June 1844, died in Brady, Texas 10 January 1914; married (1) Sarah_____ on 18 October 1866, and (2) Elizabeth F. Whisenhunt on 6 August 1868.
    1st wife: Sarah was b. 22 August 1849 and died October 1867.  She bore one child, Florence, born 11 October 1867 and died on 19 February 1868.
    Elizabeth was born 10 February 1853; d. January 1926.

The children of Elizabeth (Whisenhunt) and J. P. Baze were:
    1.  J. T., born Ark. 18 August 1869, died 10 July 1870.
    2.  R. J., b. Ark. 12 October 1870; d. 14 November 1921.
    3.  J. P. Jr., b. Bastrop Co., Tx. 1 Dec. 1872; d. 2 July 1875.
    4.  A. C., b. Burnet Co., Tx. 23 August 1874; d. 11 April 1916.
    5.  J. K., b. Burnet Co., Tx. 25 October 1875; d. 18 Oct. 1912.
    6.  P. A., b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 17 July 1877; d. 6 Dec. 1858.
    7.  V. J. (Viola), b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 6 January 1879; d. 30 January 1926.
    8.  O. A. (Ollie), b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 1 March 1880; d. 29 January 1930.
    9.  G. T., b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 23 May 1881; d. 29 November 1960.
    10.  W. J., b. McCulloch Co., Tex. 15 January 1883; d. 15 November 1972.
    11.   M. J., b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 15 December 1884; d. 28 January 1900.
    12.   R. E. (Rosa), b. McCulloch Co., Tx. 2 April, 1886; d. 17 September 1967.
    13.   E. A., b. in McCulloch Co., Tx. 9 July 1890; d. 28 January 1947.
    14.   Martin, b. in McCulloch Co. Tx. 8 August 1892; d. 28 October 1942.

      The parents of Elizabeth Whisenhunt were Martha M. and Peter W. Whisenhunt, both of whom were born in Georgia, he 25 March 1827, and she on 15 June 1830.  He died 3 January 1884 and she 8 December 18__.
     The parents of Jefferson Peter Baze were Delilah Julian, b. 13 October 1813; died 10 October 1884, and Jefferson, b. 6 May 1816; d. 2 October 1874.  He is buried in Smithwick Cemetery of Burnet County, Texas; she at Red Rock in Bastrop County, Texas.
    Jefferson Peter Baze had brothers in McCulloch County, D. P. and Tom.  J. P., at one time, in addition to operating his stock-farm, operated a store in the rock building now owned by Camp San Saba Lodge No, 555 A.F. and A.M.
     J. P. and Elizabeth Baze came to Camp San Saba in 1876, and there acquired land and established a home.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, several Masonic orders and was keenly interested in education.
    He joined General Price’s command in the second year of the War Between the States and served through the remainder of that conflict.
 

McCulloch County History Vol. I
Compiled by Wayne Spiller     1976
Submitted by: Louann Hall