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3. Thomas2 BAKER (Thomas1) was born in East Hampton, Long Island, New York July 26, 1654.(12) Thomas died September 8, 1735 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 81 years of age.(13) He was interred September 1735 at the South End Burial Ground, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(14)

He married twice. He married Ann TOPPING April 24, 1686 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York. He married Elizabeth WESTOVER May 1, 1695 in Connecticut. Elizabeth was born May 3, 1670 in Killingworth, New Haven County, Connecticut. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jonas WESTOVER and Hannah GRISWOLD. Elizabeth died July 18, 1753 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 83 years of age. She was interred July 1753 at the South End Burial Ground, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(15) There is considerable disagreement regarding the marriages of this Thomas Baker as presented on page 206 of Jeanette Edwards Rattray's, "East Hampton History", (Garden City, NY: Country Life Press, 1953). Records appear to substantiate his marriage, in Southampton, to Ann Topping on April 24, 1686. The argument (The American Genealogist, April 1933, p. 201-204) for Elizabeth Westover being the wife who survived him seems relatively convincing and the best of those presented. The makeup of his family, based upon church records, leads me to believe that it is very probable that Ann Topping died young and that Elizabeth was the mother of most of his children. Neither of the two other possible marriages mentioned in "EAST HAMPTON HISTORY" seems likely. Subsequent to the death of his father in 1700, this Thomas Baker would have no longer been referred to as "Thomas Baker, junior". His eldest son Thomas would have, by convention, become Thomas, Jr., and was the individual who married Elizabeth Osborn on 6 December 1711. The suggestion that he was the Baker who married Elizabeth (Edwards) Stratton, widow of Richard, is highly improbable. Elizabeth (Edwards) Stratton died, again a widow, approximately thirty years before this Thomas Baker and was a generation older than he. Whoever the Baker that she married was, it was likely that he was not living in East Hampton at the time of their marriage. Thomas Baker's will, dated 11 February 1721 and proved 4 December 1735, names his wife Elizabeth; daughter Mercy, under 18; and sons, Daniel, Micah, Samuel, Jeremiah, and John. He leaves his son Nathaniel the bulk of his estate and names him executor.

Thomas BAKER and Ann TOPPING had the following child:

child + 15 i. Thomas3 BAKER was born circa 1687.

Thomas BAKER and Elizabeth WESTOVER had the following children:

child 16 ii. Elizabeth BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York circa 1696. Elizabeth died February 17, 1705/6 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 10 years of age.(16)

child 17 iii. (female) BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York 1697. (female) died November 9, 1698 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 1 year of age.(17)

child + 18 iv. Nathaniel BAKER was born January 10, 1698/9.

child + 19 v. Micah BAKER was born circa 1700.

child + 20 vi. Samuel BAKER was born circa 1702.

child 21 vii. (male) BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York March 1704. (male) died March 28, 1704 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at less than one year of age.(18)

child 22 viii. Jeremiah BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York circa 1705. He was baptized April 29, 1705 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(19)

child 23 ix. John BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York circa 1707. He was baptized July 6, 1707 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(20)

child 24 x. Elizabeth BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York circa 1709. Elizabeth died August 6, 1711 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 2 years of age.(21) She was baptized September 25, 1709 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(22)

child 25 xi. Henry BAKER was born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York circa 1713. He was baptized February 15, 1712/3 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.(23)

child + 26 xii. Mercy BAKER was born circa 1715.

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