Abstracts of Three
Kentucky Confederate Pension
Note: These are not my Bakers and I have no more information on them.
JESSE L. BAKER was born in Owen County,Kentucky Feb. 13, 1847, son of Josiah Baker and Lucy Moore.
He lived in Wheatly, Ky. when he filed Confederate pension application No. 32 on 17 July 1912.
He had enlisted in Co. B, 4th Kentucky Cavalry in Owen County in the spring of 1864.
He was discharged March 1, 1865 in Mt. Sterling,Ky.
Jesse died in Owen Co. on 2 June 1936 at age 89.He was listed assingle.
His sole beneficiary was Mrs. Kate Smith Webster of Worthville,Kentucky.
A Mrs. Vallandingham is also mentioned but relationship not given.
A Mr. T.M. Minish of Carrolltonis mentioned in a letter as a relative (received funeral expenses) but relationship not given. He was the undertaker so may have not been related as the pension board thought.
RAYBORN BAKER served in Company A, 8th KentuckyCavalry.
He was born Feb. 1, 1842 in Madison Co.,Ky.
(Note: He also states that he has lived in Fayette Co.“all of his life”.)
Enlisted Sept. 1862.
He was captured in Ohio on19 July 1863 and imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Illinois, exchanged at Richmond 7 Mar. 1865, discharged Mt.Sterling, Ky. May 1865.
He applied for a Confederate pension while living at 716W. Maxwell Street, Lexington, Ky.
Application No. 33, filed 19 June,1912.
His wife had died in 1887. He was dependent on his two sons.
Witness affidavit from Samuel C. Bean stating that he has known Rayborn for forty or fifty years.
Judge J. Peroy Scott states that he knows Rayborn personally and will vouch for him.
Witness affidavit from Judge J. D. Hunt stating that he was Sergeant Major of Co. A of the 8th Ky. Cavalry and that Rayborn was a member of that unit.
Note: No names of family members are given.
ROBERT BAKER was born between 1840 and 1844 in Queens County, New York.
(He wasn't certain of the date.) He went to Kentucky in 1859.
He filed for a Confederate pension at age seventy in Erlanger, Kenton County, Ky., on 6 Dec. 1912
He had enlisted in Company F, 4th Kentucky Cavalry in 1862.
He was discharged at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky on 1 May, 1865.
When asked if he were married or single he replied," Married, every bit of it".
His attorney, O. M. Rogers, who was questioning him called him "Uncle Bob".
He stated that his wife, Susan, owned 12 acres of land and he owned none.
On his initial application he had stated that he owned 8 acres.
NOTE: Confederate Pension Applications are available from:
Dept. of Libraries and Archives
P.O. Box 537
Frankfort KY 40602-0537
(At least that was the address in 1987 when I purchased these records)
James R. Baker Jr.
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