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BAKER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENENALOGY
 
 
REASON BAKER

GENERATION 3

 

 

3.   STEWARD BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born July 18, 1810 in Montgomery CO., KY, and died September 26, 1886 in Boone CO., KY.  He married ELIZABETH MOORE; December 08, 1831 in Boone Co., KY, daughter of HUGH MOORE and ANNE ALLEN.  She was born November 15, 1810 in Rockbridge CO., VA, and died July 23, 1882 in Boone Co., KY.

 

 

Notes for STEWARD BAKER:

Owned 400 acres land in Boone Co.,

Burial: Big Bone Lick State Park, KY.

 

Genealogist Dorothy Merrifield incorrectly states he died in 1866.

Buried at the Baker Cemetery Big Bone Lick State Park 3380 Beaver Rd. Union, KY

German decent

Occupation: Farmer

 

 
    STEWARD BAKER HOUSE 1969
 
 
His farm is now the location of Big Bone State Park in Boone County KY.  Grave marker says "Steward" Baker, though every other source says Stewart.  The correct family spelling is Steward.  See THE KENTUCKY POST, May 30, 1969, pgs 1 & 2, for article about Big Bone Park and the decision to tear down his home to build a miniature golf course.
 
 
 
    THE CELLAR AND CEMETERY IS ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE STEWARD BAKER FARM 
 
 
 
 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH MOORE:

Marriage performed by David Lillard, Boone Co.,Ky, 5-97

Scotch/Irish decent

Buried at Baker cemetery, Big Bone Lick State Park, KY.

     

   STEWARD BAKER CEMETERY AT BIG BONE LICK STATE PARK

 

 

Children of STEWARD BAKER and ELIZABETH MOORE are:

                              12.   i.   GEORGE WASHINGTON BAKER, b. November 25, 1832

                                      ii.  JAMES MILTON BAKER, b. September 20, 1834, Boone Co., KY; d. March 17, 1853, Boone Co., KY.

 

Notes for JAMES MILTON BAKER:

Bur. Baker Cem. Tom Blacks Place, Beaver Hamilton Rd.

 

                              13.   iii. WILLIAM HARRISON BAKER, b. November 15

                                      iv. SALLIE A. BAKER, b. February 22, 1839, Boone Co., KY; d. December 24, 1870, Boone Co., KY; m. WILLIAM W. GRIMSLEY; b. Abt. 1835; d. August 18, 1923, Walton, Boone Co., KY.

 

Notes for SALLIE A. BAKER:

Buried Baker Cemetery at Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY.

 

Notes for WILLIAM W. GRIMSLEY:

On the 1883 D. J. Lake Map of Boone County, Hamilton precinct, there is a Wm Grimsley house above where Big Bone Creek runs into the Ohio River.

William was in Columbus penitentiary with Morgan's Raiders.

 

                              14.   v.  EDWIN H. BAKER, b. May 21, 1841

                                      vi. LUCINDA [LUCY] ELLEN BAKER, b. November 22, 1843; d. September 14, 1925; m. MATTHEW BETHARD, October 15, 1862, Shelbyville, Shelby,  MO.; b. Abt. 1843.

 

More About  LUCY ELLEN BAKER:

Or Lucinda

 

                              15.   vii.   MARY JANE BAKER, b. May 29, 1846

                                      viii.  ZACHARY TAYLOR BAKER, b. December 04, 1848, Boone CO., KY; d. May 31, 1906, Boone CO., KY.

 

More About ZACHARY TAYLOR BAKER:

"It is said that Uncle Zach died with a jug by his side."

John and Jane Baker

 

He was unmarried

Buried at Baker Cemetery, Big Bone Lick State Park, KY.

 

 

4.  GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born July 12, 1812 in Boone CO., KY, and died December 01, 1884 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co. MO.  He married REBECCA JANE MOORE January 19, 1835 in Boone CO., KY, daughter of HUGH MOORE and ANNE ALLEN.  She was born 1818 in Rockbridge Co., VA, and died May 12, 1889 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co. MO.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER:

".....George W. Baker and wife, Rebecca J. Baker, who were reared and married in Kentucky, and came to Missouri in 1852.  They settled near Shelbyville, but since have moved to Shelbyville, Mo.  The father (George) is one of the energetic and respected men of that vicinity, and has held the office of constable for four years.  He and wife are members of the Christian Church."

Source: History of Monroe and Shelby Co., MO.

 

 
   GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER KENTUCKY RECORDS
 
GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER MISSOURI RECORDS   
 
 
 
     

In the south, in the county of Shelby, the state of Missouri resided George William Baker and wife Rebecca Jane Moore.  They had settled here after emigrating in 1850 from Kentucky.  They owned a  “plantation” and a large home, which, along with eleven children made necessary the ownership of slaves.  They some of their slaves with them from Kentucky having been brought up by parents who themselves owned slaves. 

 

 

 
     THE REMAINS OF GEORGE AND REBECCA BAKER HOME IN SHELBYVILLE, MO
 
Photo was taken in the 1950’s the house no longer exists
 
 
THE SHOO FLY FAN AND THE LITTLE SLAVE BOY
 
 
I do not remember many stories told about my great great-grandfather but I am sure there must have been many as I remember my Aunt Bab visiting and telling stories for hours on end.  Following are a couple of stories that I do recall, their home was very large and they owned slaves, there was a large table for the family to sit at for supper and in the summer the heat and flies could be annoying.  They had constructed a shoo fly fan above the table which had a long cord attached to it.  A young slave boy would stand in the corner of the dining room and pull the cord to move the fan and theoretically keep the flies off the food, keeping the diner’s cool in the process.
 
Evidently this was a coveted position among the slave children.  Any chore that was in the house was considered “prestige”.  The child probably was given any leftovers from the dinner, which was probably much fancier fair than he would have been given if he were just a field hand.  Can you imagine a 10 year-old boy standing gently pulling on a cord for the length of an entire meal, all the time he must have been thinking of the food he would receive when everyone was through with the meal.  There might have been times of special treats when the little boy had to try hard to keep his eyes from too greedily looking at the meal.
 
 This is a family who fought with the Union Army during the Civil war and who thought of their slaves as treasured family members who lived in the family home.  Such a relationship between slave and master is told in the section under George and Rebecca’s son James Robert (listed under ancestor #17) and his slave “Black Jim”.    The following story is about one of George’s slaves known as Aunt Maggie.
 
 
 
 AUNT MAGGIE
A Baker Family Story
As told by Margaret Baker 1969
 
 
 
 
I often recall a time when I cared for my Aunt during a long nine months of sickness.  She explained to me when she started her recovery “I had to have you take care of me because our family never had strangers, just loved ones care for them in times of sickness – Oh, yes, the trained nurse was very nice but she was a stranger.
 
Out of this time together with Aunt Effie came some of my nicest memories. She told me things she had never told before.
 
The great love and confidence the Bakers shared with their colored folks was unmatched in their town.  My Grandpappy, Aunt Effie’s father, had a companion named Jim who traveled with him shortly before the Civil War from Kentucky to Missouri when they both were small boys.
 
Jim’s mother, as was the custom with the Bakers’ colored folks, aimed to deliver a child of the same sex and as nearly as possible, the same age as that of each white child in the family.  That’s the way Black Jim and my Grandfather happened to have the same caring black nanny – and the same name, James.
 
James Baker was nicknamed “Pinkie” by his teasing and competing “Black Jim”.  Growing up together they had a wonderful time fishing, riding, and chopping wood.  However, not all black mothers were as fortunate as Black Jim’s mother, as their efforts did not always produce a child to match that of the white mother.
 
There was one special woman among all those who came and went in the Baker home, I believe her name was Maggie.  For years she nursed the sick and was the one and only mid-wife.  There came a time when her weary bones and shuffling feet indicated to the family that she was in need of warmth and rest.  It made her very sad to be relieved of her special position and see it given over to a younger woman.  Thus it was, that when the next baby was about to be born, Maggie sat behind the big wood stove in the kitchen, possibly she was given the job of keeping the water steaming in the big iron kettles.  Poor thing, she put off her nursing habit with great grief as the new baby was about to make its entry in the Baker family Bible.  Everyone felt sorry of old Maggie but necessity kept everyone rushing around in a whirl of excitement waiting for the new family addition.
 
When the new baby arrived and was bathed and wrapped in warm family love, the pace of activity slowed and for the first time someone noticed something unusual about Aunt Maggie sitting behind the stove.  She was very very still.  There had been none of the usual urging from her to see or hold the new child.
 

Aunt Maggie was now far away in the place babies really come from.  The undertaker was called and the family set about to honor this dear devoted woman.  Later, sometime in the night, the phone rang and someone answered, and now of course since I wasn’t there I can only guess what was the exclamation in my great-grandmothers kitchen. “Aunt Maggie” said the undertaker, “was a man!”  The full meaning of the announcement took several days to finally penetrate.

 

Nature had played a trick on poor Maggie’s mother, producing a boy when a girl was needed to grow up as companion to a newly arrived Baker daughter.

 

I’m sure this will be recorded in our family history as a very successful and noble masquerade.

 

The family believed that the mother of Aunt Maggie dressed him and brought him up as a girl so that he could have a better life and a good position.  Imagine this poor man having to pose as a woman and always be alert that no one would discover his awful secret.  If discovered it probably would have meant death as he served in the capacity of the most intimate sort the female members of the household.  In this time period of slavery the family’s reaction was not as expected, after the shock wore off they saw the humor of the situation and realized the complex subterfuge that was involved in carrying out this lifelong deceit.  It is told that Rebecca throughout her life would suddenly chuckle, thinking of dear old Aunt Maggie and her ability to so completely fool the family.  The family through the generations has treasured this story just as Aunt Maggie was treasured during her life. 

 

 

More About George William Baker:

George William Baker was constable in Shelby Co, MO, and in his official capacity took possession of many parcels of land as a result there were too many documents for me to copy in the short time we had to spend there. I estimate that there were upwards of 100 deeds and I would have had to study each and every one of them, a very time consuming duty, to be positive that I found every one of his personally purchased properties. I elected therefore to use a parcel map of the area showing the property owners name, to determine his various farms.

 

The children of George and Rebecca and a niece, Lucy Ellen [Baker] Bethards the daughter of Steward and Elizabeth Moore Baker, on October 16, 1889 sold 3 pieces of property located in the county of Shelby, and also in the city of Shelbyville.
 
This is an important 9-page document [shown is the last page only] as it shows the names and spouses of all involved in the land transaction. I will insert the first two pages, as the rest are more or less the same with the exception that the other documents state the relationship of the spouses.
 
Another four-page document selling more land is dated December 23, 1889 and it is an almost exact replica of the first sale, therefore I will not show the second document.
 
 
                    This is the only document dealing with George William Baker's Estate that I have found.  It appears to be an adjustment correcting an error in the distribution of George's estate.
 
  
  DEED CONVEYED BY GEORGE W. BAKER HEIRS 
 

                       REBECCA JANE BAKER'S OBITUARY

 

Note: I have come into possession of Rebecca’s obituary in a newspaper dated May 8, 1889 and her date of death was given as May 1, 1889 this is a case where the tombstone was carved incorrectly!

   

George W. Baker And Rebecca Jane His Wife Were My Great Great Grandparents They Share The Same Marker

George’s Side Of The Marker Is In Better Condition As The Marker Tilts Slightly And Protects it From Rain

Buried At The Masonic Cemetery, Shelbyville, MO.

 
 
    MASONIC CEMETERY
 
The Marker Reads:
 
         George W. Baker                    Rebecca J.
                 Born July 21, 1812              Wife of G. W. Baker
              Died Dec. 1, 1884                 Died May 12, 1889
                   Aged 72 yrs 4 m & 10 ds        Aged 72 ys 2 ms          
 

 

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER:

Members of the Christian Church

History of Monroe & Shelby Co. states there were 10 children.

Marriage bond by Stewart Baker, c. by Anne Moore (relationships not stated0

Occupation: Farmer

 

 
 

Children of GEORGE BAKER and REBECCA MOORE are:

16.         i.   CATHERINE TINE BAKER, b. December 28, 1835, Boone Co., KY.

             ii.   SARAH ANN BAKER, b. Abt. 1838; m. DONALD A. BRANT, February 21, 1867; b. April 30, 1834, Marion Co., Mo.

 

More About DONALD A. BRANT:

Raised Norman horses, also cattle

Occupation: farmer, stockbreeder

 

      D. A. BRANT Obituary   

 

      DONALALD ALEXANDER BRANT Obituray

 

 

More About SALLY ANN BAKER:

 

Obituary
 
 
 

 Our dear aunt, Mrs. Sallie Brant, wife of D. A. Brant, died Nov. 12, 1906.  Was born Dec. 5, 1887; married Feb 21, 1867; died of typhoid fever, after a long and painful illness of 23 days.  All was done that medical skill, loving hands and kind neighbors could do, but in vain.  God giveth and He taketh away.  We in our poor understanding would ha e dept her, but He who too her gently from us knows best and can help us to say "Father thy will, not ours.

It was a sad watch to those who stood around her bed, realizing as we did that no earthly help could be rendered the patients sufferer.  She was conscious almost to the last and when her life went out a sweet smile played over her pale face as if to beckon her sorrowing ones to a better world.  Though possessed of a frail constitution she was ever a ministering angel unto others.  As I looked for the last time on her lifeless form and pale, sweet face, calm and peaceful in death, I pondered thus:

"Who would live always away from his God,

Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,

Where rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains,

And the noontide of glory eternally reigns?"

Her heart and home were always open for every good work and word.  She joined the Christian church and gave her heart to Christ some 43 or 44 years ago and upon his almighty arm she was leaning with perfect repose as she walked through the valley and the shadow of death.  On the blackness of the soul's anguish rises the sun of righteousness with healing in his wings, gliding death's sable cloud and turning it to gold.  Any words of mine would be only chaff, though well meant for grain, but listen, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

The profusion of flowers at the funeral service was a fitting and fragrant expression of the esteem and love of a large circle of friends and loved ones.  She was a true and devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother and a loving sister.  She leaves an aged husband and 3 devoted children- two daughters and one son, two sisters and six brothers and many other relatives to mourn her death.  When the funeral day came there was a large delegation that assembled from differant parts of the country to pay their farewell tribute to the memory of one held in such high esteem and respect, whose pleasant smile, cordial grasp and cheerful voice had all been hushed in death.

Her remains were taken to the Fairview Christian church where a short funeral service was held, conducted by Re. J. H. Wood and from thence to the I. O. O. F. cemetery for burial.

May we all so live that when the conflict of life is over we may meet our loved ones in that glorious and blessed land where there will be no more parting from those we love.  Glenn.

 
Obituary 
 
 
 
 

Mrs. D. A. Brant died at her home southeast of this city at 6 a. m. last Monday, Nov. 12, 1906, of typhoid fever, after and illness of three weeks.  Funeral took place at 1 p. m. yesterday at Fairview Christian church, of which she was a member, conducted by Re. J. H. Wood, after which the body was brought to this city and buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Brant was daughter of the late Geo. W. Baker. She was born in Boone county, Ky., Dec. 5, 1837, and in 1852 came to this county with her parents.  She was married to Mr. Brant in 1866.  She leaves a husband, a son, 2 daughters, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of fiends.  Her father died in 1884 and her mother in 1889.  All her brothers and sisters were at her bedside before her death except Jim Baker and Mrs. Mat Bethards of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Brant belonged to one of the pioneer as well as one of the best known families in Shelby county.  She possessed many attractive virtues and was highly respected and loved by all.  To the husband, children, and relatives we extend our sympathy.

 

17.       iii.   STEWART BAKER, b. Abt. 1841; d. Abt. 1863.

            iv.   WILLIAM BAKER, b. Abt. 1842.

             v.   ELIZABETH BAKER, b. Abt. 1843.

18.       vi.   JAMES ROBERT BAKER, b. September 11, 1845, Covington, Boone Co. KY.

19.      vii.   JULIUS A. BAKER, b. Abt. 1847, Boone Co., KY.

20.     viii.   MARY JANE BAKER, b. 1848, KY.

            ix.   EDWIN BAKER, b. Abt. 1850.

             x.   REASON BAKER, b. October 28, 1852; d. May 25, 1923; m. Margaret Hanley. Both are buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, MO.

                   [Possibly a son]

 

                   More About REASON BAKER:

                   Reason's retirement announcement from the paper dated Wednesday February 17, 1915

                   "Good Tax Collections By Retiring Officer Baker

                   Collector Reason Baker and his deputies collected $4000 state and county taxes during the month of January just passed.  During the month of December their collections totaled $88,000 the largest amount collected for that month in any year of - - - Baker's eight years in office and doubtless a larger amount than any ever collect by former collectors.

                   Mr. Baker will retire from office in about 2 weeks.  On Monday, March 1, he will turn over the keys of his office to Mac Blair collector-elect  after eight years of splendid service.  His retirement to private life will be accompanied by the kindliest good wishes of all our people.

                   As yet, Mr. Baker has not made public any of his plans for the future, but we hope that he and his splendid family will remain in Shelbyville."

           

           xi.   BERIN BAKER, b. 1852, MO.

 

More About BERIN BAKER:

He was living with Geo. & Rebecca at time of 1870 census

May have used name of Reason (middle name?)

 

      xii. HUGH MILTON BAKER was born March 08, 1855 in Shelbyville, Shelby, MO, and died January 11, 1928. He is buried in the Masonic Cemetery.  He married 1st MARY E. and m. 2nd LORENA ENNIS.  She was born September 23, 1863, and died September 17, 1943. She is buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, MO.

 

Notes for HUGH MILTON BAKER:

He was living with Geo. & Rebecca at time of 1870 census

Hugh and Mary E. had two sons.  It appears that Mary died just 5 days after giving birth to Wade. I don't know if Hugh had any more children by either wife.

Infant Son d. 1879

Wade Baker b. April 20, 1885 d. April 25, 1885.

          xiii.   CHARLES A. BAKER, b. Abt. 1858. (Could this Charles be a grandson, son of Stewart & Hester see documents under #17 Stewart Baker?). He married Mary.

 

                        Notes for CHARLES A. BAKER:

                        I have seen his name as Charles A. and Charles Q.  His middle name was probably the family name of Aquilla.

                        His age taken from census? (abt. Apr 1860)

The date on document [See #17 under Stewart Baker] nearly illegable but looks like 1868, which would mean date of birth is wrong since Charles was married.

 

 

5.   EDWIN BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born June 06, 1818 in Ohio, and died April 22, 1880 in Boone Co., KY..  He married JEMIMA ROUSE October 29, 1846 in Boone Co., KY., daughter of ELIJAH ROUSE and MARGARET UTZ.  She was born April 06*, 1826 in Boone Co., KY., and died May 11, 1888 in Boone Co., KY.

 

Notes for EDWIN BAKER:

Will made 7 Mar. 1879 probated 3 May 1880

Died. aged 61 yrs. 10 mo. 22 ds.

Buried Garnet/Baker cemetery Cincinnati /Northern KY, Airport

Marriage by Lewis Conner, b William A. Rouse, C-22, Boone Co., KY

His house was a log structure built about 1850. As of 2003 it was dismantled and is being reassembled as a bed and breakfast in the Burlington area (10 miles from the airport).

 

Notes for JEMIMA ROUSE:

Died aged 66 yrs. 1 mo. 6 da.

Buried Garnet/ Baker cemetery Cincinnati /Northern KY., Airport

*Or born 1822

 
 
   JEMIMA ROUSE WIFE OF EDWIN BAKER JR.
 
   EDWIN BAKER WILL
 
 
 
   INVENTORY page 1
  INVENTORY page 2
 
 
  EDWIN BAKER PROBATE  JUNE 3, 1880    page 529
 
                                                                    page 530
 
                                                                    page 531
 
                                    FINAL PROBATE    page 452
 
 
 

Children of EDWIN BAKER and JEMIMA ROUSE are:

i.     MARY CHRISTENA BAKER, b. August 14, 1847; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON BAKER; b. July 16, 1851, Boone Co., KY.   

ii.  SARAH SAPHIRE BAKER, b. August 19, 1849; d. February 20, 1926; m. CHARLES SHELTON GARNETT, September 19, 1867, Boone Co, Kentucky; b. August 08, 1847, MO; d. January 29, 1925, Hebron, Boone Co, KY.

 

More About SARAH SAPHIRE BAKER:

Burial: Hebron Lutheran Church, Boone Co, KY

 

More About CHARLES SHELTON GARNETT:

Burial: Hebron Lutheran Church, Boone Co, KY.

 

           

   SARAH SAPHIRE [BAKER] GARNET 
 
 
   CHARLES H. GARNET, SARAH SAPHIRE AND SON WILLIAM
 
(Pictures of Jemima Rouse and Sarah Saphire Baker 
courtesy of Janet Ryan of Crescent Springs, KY.)
 
 

iv.  MARGARET L. BAKER, b. 1852; d. September 23, 1864, Boone Co., KY.

 

More About MARGARET L. BAKER:

Burial: Garnet/Baker Cemetery-Northern KY-Cincinnati Airport

Died aged 12 yr. 7 mo. 18 da.

 

             v.   ROENA BAKER, b. Abt. 1854

 

More About ROENA BAKER:

Not proven a daughter of Edwin and Jemima Baker.

Burial: Garnet/Baker Cemetery-Northern KY-Cincinnati Airport

 

 

vi.  JOHN HENRY BAKER, b. May 31, 1854; d. 1920; m. ANNA BELLE CLUTTERBUCK, December 21, 1880; b. September 09, 1855; d. 1949.

 

More About JOHN HENRY BAKER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Burlington, KY

Note: One researcher gave me the name of Roena Baker as the Roena that is buried at the Garnett Family (AKA Baker-Rouse) Cemetery Northern KY-Cincinnati Airport. She was born October 1885, died February 01, 1886.

She is listed on the Family Cemetery Register of the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board for the Baker-Rouse Cemetery under Baker: Plot C3- Roena/dau of J.R. & A. Baker/Died Feb. 1 1886/aged 5 mo & 23 da.  Also: The Boone County Recorder Feb. 10, 1886-- "Jack Baker has the sympathy of the neighborhood in the loss of his youngest child" - Limaburg.

I take it that this is a death notice for Roena, assuming her father was nicknamed Jack. Although I don't know why her mother Anna Belle was not mentioned. 

 

More About ANNA BELLE CLUTTERBUCK:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Burlington, KY

               

           vii.   LOUISA FRANCES BAKER, b. March 25, 1865; d. 1927; m. JOHN NELSON POSTON, December 21, 1882, Boone Co, Kentucky; b. May 25, 1853; d. 1922.

          viii.   FLORA BELLE BAKER, b. July 21, 1860.

 

Notes for FLORA BELLE BAKER:

School teacher.

Never married.

Burial: Garnet/Baker Cemetery-Northern KY-Cincinnati Airport

 
 
Kentucky Post circa: 1960's:
 
 
 
 

Claims Aunt Buried in 1934 in Private Airport Cemetery

C. R. Garnett knows well the little cemetery lying near the south end of Greater Cincinnati Airport's main runway.

I was born and raised within 300 yards of there says, the 78 year-old retired carpenter, now living at Panorama Senior Citizen Apartments, Covington.

"It's part of the old Baker estate," he said, after a recent article about the burial plot in the Kentucky Post.

  "My grandfather, a Baker, who came here from Virginia, bought the farm - 125 acres for $125 back in the 1800's"

He said, the farm was passed down to the Garnett, Poston and Moore families and on to W. L. Robinson, who sold the remaining 27.43 acres to the airport in 1953.

"But there have been burials there since 1892," he said.  Tombstones indicated 1891 to be the last burial.

"We buried my Aunt Belle Baker there on Sep 19. 1934," he said.  "My brother (the late Walter Garnett) and I put up a greyish marker.

"But now we can't find Aunt Bell's monument.

"I'm afraid it fell over, sunk into the ground and was covered over," he said.

  "I hope someone can find Aunt Bell's marker so it can be put back."

  "I know right where she is buried- can walk right up within two feet of it."

  The burly, cigar-smoking Garnett said some 20 persons are buried in the half-acre plot.

He said the cemetery is still owned by heirs of the deceased through a deed of the late John and Eliza Poston, who owned the farm at one time.  

 

(Aunt Belle Baker is Flora Belle Baker, born July 21, 1860 to Edwin and Jemima Baker.   C. R. Garnett is Carl Richard Garnett , son of Charles Shelton Garnett and Sarah Saphire Baker.) 

 

 

 

6.  CATHERINE BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born July 25, 1819, and died October 23, 1912.  She married BENJAMIN B. ALLPHIN September 01, 1839 in Boone Co., KY, son of RANSOM ALLPHIN and MARY DUDGEON.  He was born May 16, 1814 in Boone Co., KY, and died May 10, 1900.

 

More About CATHERINE BAKER:

Known as Kate

Marriage by B. Tiller, b. James Baker B-30

 

  ALLPHIN FAMILY BIBLE   

 

Notes for BENJAMIN B. ALLPHIN:

The Kenton County newspaper index notes a B. B. Allphin as a prisoner during the Civil War.

 

Or m. AUG 30 1839      

 

Children of CATHERINE BAKER and BENJAMIN ALLPHIN are:

                                      i.   MAGARET ELLEN ALLPHIN, b. October 16, 1840, Boone Co., KY; d. May 11, 1858, Boone Co., KY.

                                      ii.  MARY TERRY ALLPHIN, b. March 18, 1842, Boone Co., KY.

                              21.   iii. SARAH ELIZA ALLPHIN, b. July 02, 1846

                                      iv. JAMES JULIUS ALLPHIN, b. January 10, 1850.

                              22.   v.  ALBERT ALONZO ALLPHIN, b. September 30, 1851

                                      vi. RANSOM ALLPHIN, b. August 30, 1853; d. January 10, 1855, Boone Co., KY.

                                      vii. NANCY LUCINDA ALLPHIN, b. October 08, 1857.

                                      viii. GEORGE EDWIN ALLPHIN, b. May 14, 1858; d. July 25, 1859.

                                      ix. NORA FRANCES ALLPHIN77, b. May 14, 1858; m. JOHN GAINES FINNELL, October 20, 1879; b. Abt. 1858.

                              23.   x.  BENJAMIN B. ALLPHIN, b. September 22, 1860

 
      ALLPHIN BOYS PICTURED WITH MOTHER CATHERINE
 

                                                            ALLPHIN HANCE FINNELL HUME ROBERTS FAMILY

 

 

       FAMILY TREE'S SUBMITTED BY SALLY MARKSBERRY

 

 

7.  REASON BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born January 26, 1822 in IN, and died 1908 in Shelbyville, MO..  He married DORINDA DUDGEON October 09, 1843 in Boone CO., KY, daughter of WILLIAM DUDGEON and ANN BURRIS*.  She was born 1827 in Boone Co., Kentucky.

*I had previously listed Nancy Slater as the mother of Dorinda but Larry Stout a descendant and long time researcher of this family corrected my information saying that Ann Burris was Dorinda's mother and Nancy Slater was the wife of Nancy's brother Joel F. M. Dudgeon.

 

Notes for REASON BAKER:

In the 1850 Boone Co., census: A Wm. Baker age 21 (b. 1829) was living with the family.

 

Dorinda inherited Lot 4, (22 acres), on Big Bone River, Boone Co., KY, Book O p. 519 of her father's estate.

13 Nov. 1835 Reason purchased lot 3, 31 acres from Joel F. Dudgeon (Dorinda's brother), for $200.00.

 

According to the 1850 census I believed father Edwin lived next door but after visiting the area found that his home was on the other side of the hills with the lands adjoining.

 

REASON BAKER

 

Mr. Baker is a native of Indiana, born in Switzerland Co., on the 26th day of January 1822.  His parents were Edwin and Sarah Baker, from South Carolina.  Reason Baker was reared in Kentucky, and in 1843 was married to Miss Dorinda, a daughter of William and Nancy Dudgeon, of Jessamine County, KY, and of the same original family of which William A. Dudgeon, of Fayette, in Howard Co., MO., druggist and county treasurer, descends.  Mr. Baker came to Missouri in 1853 and settled in Shelby County, where he bought 240 acres of land.  Soon afterwards he added 80 acres, making a fine stock farm of 320 acres, on which he has been engaged in raising rain and stock, the latter including horses, mules, cattle, etc.  During the late war he served about four months in the militia.  Mr. and Mrs. Baker have eight children: James R., Amanda E., William M., Martha J., George E., Cornelius S., Reason C. and Richard M.  Three others died in infancy.

Source: History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri 1884.

 

In 1850 in the Shelby Co. census a William Baker age 21 (b. 1829) was living with them.

1850, Census states that Reason was b. in IN.

1860 census, Lived in Hunnewell Twp., Shelby Co., MO. a Nancy Fitzgerald, age 60 was living with him. (I would like to identify this Nancy Fitzgerald).

 

                                                                      REASON AND DORINDA'S PHOTO ALBUM

 

       MAP OF DUDGEON CEMETERY IN BOONE CO. KY.

NEWPAPER ATICLE CONCERNING THE DUDGEON CEMETERY 
 

 

                          REASON BAKER PROBATE RECORDS 

 

 

Buried on his farm, near Shelbyville, MO.        REASON BAKER CEMETERY      

 

       

Marriage bond by George Baker

Marriage performed by J.B. Latimer

 

Occupation: Farmer, Stock Raiser

 

    

 

Children of REASON BAKER and DORINDA DUDGEON are:

 

                    

              i.   REASON CRITTENDON7 BAKER, b. Shelby Co, MO; m. KATE JAMESON, February 02, 1884, Shelby Co, MO

 

              More About Reason Baker:

              AKA Crittendon and Crit.

              Reason's father was living with Crit and Kate by the 1900 census.

 

                                                     REASON CRITTENDON

 

 

                                                   1880 Census - Crit Baker

 

                                                    1900 Census - Kate Baker

 

             ii.   JAMES REASON BAKER, b. September 11, 1844, Boone Co, KY. m. NANCY EATON

 

                                                    JAMES and NANCY BAKER'S PAGE

 

            iii.   ARABELL BAKER, b. December 11, 1846; d. October 31, 1847.

             iv.   AMANDA ELLEN BAKER, b. 1849. m. SAMUEL FORMAN.

                                     
                 AMANDA and SAMUEL'S PAGE  
 

 

 

                                      v. WILLIAM MARSHALL BAKER, b. AprIL 1851, Boone Co, KY; d. August 23, 1926, Shelbina, Shelby Co., MO. 

 

 

  
      WILLIAM MARSHALL BAKER'S PAGE
 

 

                                        vi.   MARTHA JANE BAKER, b. 1855.

          

                                   MARTHA JANE and HUGH DEMPSEY'S PAGE

 

           vii.   RICHARD MILTON BAKER, b. 1857, d. Aug. 27, 1953, Shelby Co, MO; m. Effie Gertrude Collins [2 children Louella and Milton]

 

                               Death Certificate for Richard & Obituary for Effie

 

          viii.   GEORGE E. BAKER, b. 1858.

           ix.   CORNELIUS S. BAKER, b. February 1860.

 

                                    CORNELIUS and LULA BELLE'S PAGE

            

                x. CATHERINE BAKER b. Abt. 1864.

8.  MARY ELLEN BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born February 25, 1825, and died August 06, 1910 in Boone Co., KY.  She married JAMES MADISON HUME, January 14, 1849 in Boone CO., KY, son of JOHN HUME and MARY HOWE.  He was born April 01, 1822 in Boone Co., KY., and died September 16, 1896 in Boone Co., KY.

 

     

Children of MARY BAKER and JAMES HUME are:

                                      i.   KATIE HUME, b. Abt. 1850; m. ROSS OR SCUDDER.

                                      ii.  SALLY HUME, b. Abt. 1852.

                              29.   iii. MARY HUME, b. November 02, 1858

                                      iv. EDWIN HUME, b. Abt. June 1856; d. September 25, 1863, Boone Co., KY.

                                      v.  MALE HUME, b. Abt. 1858.

                              30.   vi. BOODLE HUME.

                              31.   vii.DOVIE HUME.

                                      viii.WILL HUME.

                                      ix. JIM HUME.

                                      x.  NELLIE HUME, m. SUTTON.

                                      xi. SLEET HUME.

 

9.      AQUILLA BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born November 30, 1825 in Boone CO., KY, and died May 16, 1885 in Boone Co., KY.  He married MARTHA A. HOWARD March 09, 1848 in Boone Co., KY.  She was born Abt. June 1825, and died September 13, 1887 in Boone Co., KY.

 

Notes for AQUILLA BAKER:

Deed Book Q

P 248

 

This Deed made and entered into this 7th day of February 1849 between James Corlean of the forst part and Quiler Baker of the other part all of Boone County Kentucky, Witnessed that the said James Corlein for and in consideration of one dollar in had paid and for other consideration hath and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alsign convey and confirm unto the said Quller Baker a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said County of Boone and situated upon the waters of Mudlick and Com____ Beginning at an elm and honey locust corner of said Corlein for 50 acres standing on the North west side of said creek near the mouth of (Compreen) thence up said run N43 poles to a sycamore thence N32 poles to two small sycamore on an island of Mudlick cr. 10, thence up it passing the mouth of McCaws fork N53 East 56 poles to the beginning .  With its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Quiller Baker and his heirs forever, given under my hand the day and year above written.

                              James Corlein

 

 

Marriage performed by J.B. Latimer, bond by J.B. Latimer

Buried South Fork Christian Church Cemetery (the headstone has gone missing, 2001).

Occupation: Farmer, Sheriff

 

 

More About MARTHA A. HOWARD:

Buried South Fork Christian Church Cemetery

Died aged 62 yrs. & 3 mos,

 

 

Children of AQUILLA BAKER and MARTHA HOWARD are:

                                      i.   FRANCIS BAKER b. 1849; d. March 16, 1870, Boone Co., KY.

 

More About FRANCIS BAKER:

Died aged 21 yrs, 1 mo. & 28 days

 

                              32.   ii.  THOMAS BAKER, b. Abt. 1852

                                      iii. ELLA BAKER, b. Abt. 1856, Boone Co., KY; d. October 13, 1878, Boone Co., KY.

 

More About ELLA BAKER:

Died age 22 yrs. 8 mos, 15 days

 

                                      iv. JAMES M. BAKER, b. March 14, 1874, Boone Co., KY; d. April 21, 1874, Boone Co., KY.

 

More About JAMES M. BAKER:

Buried South Fork Christian Church Cemetery

 

 

10.  MARGARET A. BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born Abt. 1832, and died November 03, 1919.  She married H. E. HUME. 

 

Notes for MARGARET A. BAKER:

 

"A.E. Hume and Margaret Baker was married in Boone Co., KY, at the (home of the) brides father.  Lived in Boone Co., till 1854, when they moved to Edgar Co., Ill, where they lived five years, then moved back to KY and bought the old homestead of Edwin Baker where he still resides.  Two children was borned to the. M.H. Allphin, & Sallie Hume.  Sallie who died Nov. 16th 1892"

Source: Allphin Family Bible.

 

The claim that Margaret & H.E. bought the Edwin Baker farm is in conflict with earlier information that Catherine and Benjamin Allphin bought Edwin's farm.  Proof exists that it was B. B. Allphin that purchased the farm from Edwin and the farm was passed down through the Allphin family until the present owner purchased it in the early 1970’s.

 

Her name is found in father Edwin's will probated 3 Nov 1879.  Will was made 2 Feb 1876

 

 

Children of MARGARET BAKER and H.E. HUME are:

                                      i.   A. H. HUME, b. January 26, 1854.

                                      ii.  SALLIE HUME, b. March 24, 1860; d. November 16, 1892.

 

 

11.  WILLIAM F. BAKER (EDWIN2, REASON1) was born September 01, 1836, and died December 03, 1867 in Boone Co., KY.  He married MARY C. Abt. 1859.  She was born Abt. 1818, and died August 07, 1868 in Boone Co., KY.

 

More About WILLIAM F. BAKER:

Buried: New Bethel Baptist Ch. Cem. SR 490 SE of Verona

William was single and living with Reason and Dorinda in 1850

 

More About MARY C.:

Died aged 50 yrs. Buried New Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Boone Co, KY.

 

 

Children of WILLIAM BAKER and MARY C. are:

                                      i.   EDWARD BAKER, b. 1860.

 

More About EDWARD BAKER:

Lived in St. Louis

 

                                      ii.  JESSIE ALBERT BAKER, b. May 22, 1862; d. July 22, 1863, Boone Co., KY. Buried New Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Boone Co, KY.

                                      iii. ARDENIAL L. BAKER, b. Abt. May 1864; d. October 04, 1880, Big Bone Lick, Boone Co., KY.

 

Notes for ARDENIAL L. BAKER:

On grave marker: 16y 5m 27d

 

 

 
                                         
 
 
 
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