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John and Mary (Wason) Baker

of

Campbell County, Kentucky

 

 

Descendants of John Baker

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN2 BAKER  (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1742 in Ireland, and died 02 April 1815 in Alexandria (Campbell Co.) Kentucky.  He married MARY WASON Abt. 1763 in probably Ireland.  She was born Abt. 1745 in Ireland, and died 28 January 1821 in (aged 76) Campbell Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for JOHN BAKER:

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John and Mary came from Ireland to Philadelphia, to Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, then to Fayette County, then Campbell Co., Kentucky. They lived on Pond Creek Road in Campbell County, near the Licking River, according to son, Samuel.

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Draper Collection, Calendar Series Vol. 2

Samuel Bennett Baker wrote several letters to Lyman Draper in 1865. He states that he was born 18 May, 1781 in Westmoreland Co., PA. He said he landed, with his parents, at Limestone (now Maysville) 4 Jan. 1790. Settled in Fayette County, then removed to Campbell County in 1797.

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Westmoreland Co., PA. Tax Lists:

John Baker was in South Huntington Twp. by the time the1783 tax role was formed and was taxed there through 1789.

In 1789 there is also a John Baker listed as a Single Freeman who has no property.There are no other Bakers in this area so it is a reasonable assumption that the second John Baker is a son of the John Baker who has been taxed here who has now reached the age of 22.

Neither John Baker shows up here in the 1790 census.

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Fayette Co, Kentucky:

John and John Jr. are both taxed from 1790 through 1794.

John Jr. is in Pendleton in 1795, while John Sr. stayed in Fayette until 1797.

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From 1804 John Baker of Campbell Co., KY was taxed on an amount of land that was rather easily identified due to the uncommon number of acres and its being on Pond Creek. His land was identified as being between 330 and 335 acres in different tax years.

In 1811 James Baker, who had not been taxed with land before, was taxed for 333 acres and John does not seem to be in this tax record and Samuel is taxed with no land, as he had been before.

In 1812 James and Samuel are taxed without land and John is taxed with 330 acres and is the last year that he is taxed at all.

In 1813 James is taxed with 333 acres. After that the land is taxed by Samuel and James with a clear division of that same land showing up in 1815 when James has 233 acres and Samuel 100 acres.

In 1813 James Baker bought 334 acres of land from John Grant. According to the description, it would  seem to be the land that was considered to be owned by John Baker.

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Last Will and Testament of John Baker of Campbell Co., KY

 

In the Name of God Amen, I John Baker of the county of Campbell & state of Kentucky, being in perfect sence & sound memory do ordain this to be my last will and testament & my desire is that it maybe received by all my just debts being paid.

I give and bequeath this to my Beloved wife Mary Baker the whole of my estate during her life and at her death the land on which I now live to be equally divided between my two sons James Baker and David Baker except fifty acres which my son Samuel is to have during his life provided he thinks proper to live on said land.  The said fifty acres to run lengthways of the survey from one end to the other. The said fifty acres to include where son Samuel now lives.  The aforesaid Samuel is not to have a title to said land to sell or convey it to any person.  If he thinks proper to leave it the above mentioned James & David is to pay him for his improvement.  the above named James Baker is to have the improvement where I now live.  Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Elender Baker one horse in the value of twenty pounds & one side saddle to be worth six pounds & one cow.  Item I give and bequeath to my grandson John Baker Provided he should stay with the family until he becomes twentyone, saddle to be worth four pounds & two suits of clothes. Item I give & bequeath to Sally Garrison one bed of furniture, one low spinning wheel and to be taught to read in the Bible & like wise my daughter Rosannah Thompson is to live on my plantation where she now lives during her life or widowhood & at my death is to have my weaving loom & gear. The balance of my estate my beloved wife is to dispose of at her discretion. I do nominate & appoint Frank Spilman & Mary Baker as executors to this my last will and testament in testimony where I have unto set my hand & affixed my seal this First day of June 1806.

 

In the presence of                      His

Rebecca  Spilman              John  (X)  Baker

Peggy F. Spilman Mark

                      Campbell Clerks Office to Wit

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I George Gordon, Deputy Clerk of the County of Campbell, aforesaid do certify that the foregoing Will of John Baker deceased in court on the 25th of September 1815 & was then proven & ordered to be recorded & is truly recorded in Will Book A, Folio 219.

 

Given under my hand this 28th day of September 1815

 

          (Signature)

     George Gordon  D. C. C. C. C.

--------------------The last will & testament of John Baker deceased was proven by the oaths of Rebecca Spilman & Peggy F. Spilman witnesses.

There to & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of Mary Baker one of the executors there in named who made oath & together with Samuel Baker & James Baker her security entered into & ackowledged their bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars as the law directs. Certificate was granted her for obtaining a Probate in Due.

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Children of JOHN BAKER and MARY WASON are:

2.           i.   JOHN3 BAKER II, b. Abt. 1767, Pennsylvania or Ireland; d. 18 April 1822, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

3.          ii.   ROSANNAH BAKER, b. 18 May 1776, Pennsylvania; d. 28 December 1849, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

4.         iii.   JAMES H. BAKER, b. 31 July 1778, Pennsylvania; d. 30 July 1839, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

5.         iv.   SAMUEL BENNETT BAKER, b. 18 July 1781, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania; d. 22 May 1872, Alexandria, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

6.          v.   DAVID BAKER, b. 20 February 1788, Pennsylvania; d. 20 February 1861, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

            vi.   ELEANDER BAKER, b. Abt. 1790, Pennsylvania; d. 03 December 1813, Campbell Co., Kentucky; m. WILLIAM B. VINEY, 05 December 1811, Campbell Co., Kentucky; b. Bet. 1780 - 1790, Pennsylvania; d. 1842, Camden, Carroll County, Indiana.

 

Notes for WILLIAM B. VINEY:

1830 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Marion > Wayne   no further record found.

 

           vii.   CHARLES BAKER, b. Abt. 1791, Fayette County, Kentucky; d. 24 March 1806, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for CHARLES BAKER:

The only mention of Charles found in any record is his death date in the Samuel Baker family records.

 

          viii.   THOMAS BAKER, b. Abt. 1795, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. April 1842, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for THOMAS BAKER:

Thomas seems to have been unmarried and lived most of his life with his brother David. He may have been disabled in the War of 1812.

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Campbell County Court May Term 1842, Will Book C, page 58.

 

               Will of Thomas Baker

 

Thomas Baker of the county of Campbell and Commonwealth of Kentucky being in a low state of health but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make the following my last Will and Testament in the words and figures as follows, that is: first my Will is that Charlotte Baker widow of James Baker deceased be exonerated from all the accounts charged against her of her husband in his lifetime. Second I give to Polly Baker one cow and calf that is now here and this is in consideration for her kindness to me during my sickness. Thirdly and lastly I give to my two brothers David and Samuel Baker all my estate after paying my just debts and funeral expenses and I wish my black mare to be sold and the proceeds of the sale applied in that way and I do hereby nominate the aforesaid David Baker and Samuel Baker my Executors of this my last Will and Testament thereby Revoking all former Wills and Testaments made by me in any wise. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of April 1842.

 

Witnesses                         N. B. I give E. K. Spilman

Henry E. Spilman              fifteen dollars of my estate

John Baker               Thomas (his mark) Baker (seal)

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Campbell County Court May Term 1842

 

     A writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas Baker dec'd was presented to Court and fully proven by the oaths of Henry Spilman and John Baker subscribing witnesses thereto whereon after the same was established and ordered to be recorded which is being recorded in Will Book C page 58.

 

          Attest Benjamin D. Beall D. C.

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Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN3 BAKER II (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1767 in Pennsylvania or Ireland, and died 18 April 1822 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He married (1) UNKNOWN Bet. 1789 - 1792 in Unknown.  She died Bet. 1810 - 1816 in Pendleton County, Kentucky.  He married (2) SUSANNAH JANE GATTON 28 August 1816 in Pendleton County, Kentucky, daughter of THOMAS GATTON.  She was born Abt. 1794 in Maryland, and died 07 December 1875 in Jasper County, Illinois (Crooked Creek Twp.).

 

Notes for JOHN BAKER II:

 

    JOHN BAKER, JR., born ca 1767 was in Pendleton Co., Kentucky in 1795. According to tax and census records, he probably had four sons and four daughters by his first wife, and at least 4 sons and 2 girls by his second wife.  John's farm was on Harris Creek, near the Licking River, near the Campbell Co. line, near the Bonar and Castator families. According to tax records, John lived in Pendleton from  1795 thru 1812, then moved to Campbell. John Jr. had Black people in his household. They may have been slaves, or employees.

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Notes for SUSANNAH JANE GATTON:

Cemetery Records of Jasper County (IL), 1980, by Russel Wm T. Bickers , there is a grave for her in the Fairfield Cemetery.  It's located in Sec 31 T8N. R9E, SW corner NW 1/4.  It's in Grove township. about halfway between Island Grove & Rose Hill (Crooked Creek Twp.). 

Susan Connett  d Dec 7 1875 aged about 81y

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Susannah was married to John 1816-1822, married to Nicholas Connett 1824-1835/1837

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1830 census Fayette County, Ohio, page 306. Concord Township

Nicholas Connett

Males 02210000100000   females 1110010000000

Males  (2) 5-10, (2) 10-15, (1) 60-70

Females  (1) -5, (1) 5-10, (1) 10-15, (1) 30-40

( children 7 to 14 would belong to John Baker. Under 7 to Nicholas)

That would be 3 or 4 sons and 2 or 3 daughters for John Baker.

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1840 census Wayne County, Indiana, page 370, Washington Township

Susan Conant

males 1012000000000   females  0110001000000

Males  (1) -5, (1) 10-15, (2) 15-20

Females (1) 5-10, (1) 10-15, (1)40-50

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Susanna- 1860 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Putnam > Floyd - with George Wilson

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Children of JOHN BAKER and UNKNOWN are:

              i.   WILLIAM4 BAKER, b. 05 February 1793, Kentucky; d. 01 September 1850, Indiana or Iowa or on the trail.; m. SARAH CASTATOR, Bet. 1813 - 1816, unknown (probably Pendleton Co., Ky.); b. 12 September 1797, Kentucky; d. 16 April 1894, Myers Falls, Washington (Buried Kettle Falls).

 

Notes for WILLIAM BAKER:

 William and Sarah were in Pendleton Co., Kentucky on the 1820 and 1830 census.  In Shelby County, Indiana in 1840.

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 There is a record of William buying land in Shelby County Indiana in 1831 and Nancy was born in Indiana in 1832.

 The family was in Hendricks Twp in 1840 and 1850. Sons, George and David are nearby, as are daughters, Rosanna (Rose Ann) and Catherine, with their husbands.

 In the fall of 1850, William and Sarah, with daughters Mary, Nancy, Prudence and Almira were living in Hendricks Township.

They, along with most of their married children and many of their friends and neighbors left for Page and Taylor Counties, Iowa in August 1850. Some of the family were in Iowa Sept. 14 and William died Sept. 1, 1850, either in Indiana, Iowa or on the way.

There is a question of who went to Iowa when. They seemed to have arrived in Iowa a few at a time between 1850 and 1855.

It does appear that Sarah arrived with George and David so William probably died on the way west.

The only problem is that she isn't with George or David on the 1851 Iowa State Census.

 

On the 1856 Iowa State Census, the question is asked "Years resident in the state".

William and Rosanna (Baker) Copeland  "3" (They came from Illinois)

Edward Hollis family  "1"

Jesse and Mary (Baker) Bridges  "1"

David Peter and Ann Baker  "6"

The George Baker family  "6"

Sarah (Castator-Baker) Beaver  "7" (she probably meant 6, since she was in Shelby in 1850)

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Some birth and death dates are from the David Peter Baker family Bible.

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Notes for SARAH CASTATOR:

After William's death in Sept. 1850, the next record found of Sarah is in January 1856, when she remarried to Jacob Beaver in Hawleyville, Page Co., Iowa.

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In 1880 Sarah was living with Jesse and Elmira (Baker) Bridges in Lincoln Twp., Crawford County, Kansas.

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Sometime after 1880, Sarah (again a widow) went with William and Prudence Chase to Washington. She died in Myers Falls, Washington on 16 April 1894. Her death record verifys that her maiden name was Castator.  Her age is listed as 99, which does not agree with other records. Prudence gave the information and probably guessed at Sarah's age. The record states that her maiden name was "Castater" and for mother it just says "born Sweden".

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             ii.   JOHN BAKER III, b. Abt. 1794, Fayette County, Kentucky; d. Bet. December 1822 - August 1826, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. SALLY BELL, 11 May 1814, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1792.

 

Notes for JOHN BAKER III:

The 1820 Campell census shows this for John Baker lll:

John Baker Jr. is on page 18. Married and in the 16-26 yr. column. Wife is in the same age group and there are 3 females under 10.

1 white male 18 - 26, 3 white females to - 10, 1 white female to16 -26, # of persons engaged in agr. - 1.

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HOWARD, Henry & Sally YOUNGMAN, 20 Dec. 1822, m by JH, bond John Baker, consent by father William Youngman, Campbell Co., KY

This document (the bond) in Nov. 1822 has a different signature that the ones where John married Susanna Gatton and the consent form for Mary Baker to John Bonar. Those two appear the same.

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 BAKER, John & Sally BELL (Beale?), 11 May 1815, m by CJT, b John Norris, Campbell Co., KY

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Second marriage for Sally Bell, wife of John Baker lll?

Marriages of Campbell, Boone and Kenton Counties, Kentucky, 1795-1850

ISHAM, William & Sally BAKER, 21 Aug. 1826, m by RW, b William Bell, Campbell Co., KY 

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Notes for SALLY BELL:

1820 BEALL JOHN Campbell County KY 019 No Township Listed

 

            iii.   DAVID BAKER, b. Abt. 1799, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH SPENCER, 27 September 1819, Campbell Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for DAVID BAKER:

David Baker married Elizabeth Spencer in Campbell Co., KY. Married by Henry Roach. Bond posted by John Baker. They were gone in 1820. No further record found.

 

 

            iv.   MARY (POLLY) BAKER, b. Abt. 1800, Pendleton County, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1832 - 1840, Pendleton Co., Kentucky; m. JOHN BONAR, JR., 23 October 1817, Pendleton Co., Kentucky; b. Abt. 1794; d. Abt. October 1833, Pendleton Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for MARY (POLLY) BAKER:

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Pendleton County, Ky. Marriage Record:

Boner, John (X) and Polly Baker.  Bond #63.

Bond Date:  21 October 1817.  Bondsman:  Robert Riddle.

Consent of John Baker given 20 October for the marriage of “my daughter Polly. 

Attest:  Laban Records, Robert Riddel.

(*) John Boner married Polly Barker on 23 October 1817.

Marriage Register 1799-1849:  John Boner married Polly Ba(r)ker

(given both ways) on 23 October 1817.  Witness name spelled Robert Riddle.  pp. 66,92.

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Notes for JOHN BONAR, JR.:

 John Jr. appears to be in the household of Mary Bonar in the 1810 census.

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Pendleton Co. Court records:

Mar 1816 - Pendleton Co., KY Order Book C, page 71.  John Boner, infant orphan of John Boner, dec'd chose William Thrasher as his guardian.  Security, George Turner.

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25 Oct 1853 - Suit filed by Stephen Boner vs. Larkin Smith establishes the children of John Boner, Jr. to be Stephen, Thomas, Daniel, Betsey, Polly, and Jane.  John Jr. was dead when suit was filed (Pendleton Co. Court Pkg. 65)

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David Baker became custodian of Elizabeth, Daniel and Jane in May or June 1842 or 1843 at the request of their father's mother. (David's statement in the Bonar Land Dispute in 1855.)

John Castator rented land from John Jr's. mother, Mary, from the time John Jr. died until she died, then David Baker took it for the children (John Castator's statement in the Bonar Land Dispute).

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 John W. Bonar (?) was apprenticed to Robert Rawlings in 1823.

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1830 Census, Pendleton Co., KY, page 72

John Boner..

Males..(2) to 5, (2) 5 to 10, (1) 10 to 15, (1) 30 to 40

Females..(2) to 5, (1) 30 to 40

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 25 Oct 1853 - Suit filed by Stephen Boner vs. Larkin Smith establishes the children of John Boner, Jr. to be Stephen, Thomas, Daniel, Betsey, Polly, and Jane. John Jr. was dead when suit was filed (P. Court Pkg. 65)

  

             v.   MARGARET BAKER, b. Abt. 1810, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1846 - 1850, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM JENNER, 07 January 1830, Campbell Co., Kentucky; b. 10 January 1809, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1865 - 1870, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for MARGARET BAKER:

Consent was given for Margaret's marriage by her uncle, James Baker, because she was an orphan. The only James Baker in the area was the son of John Baker of Campbell Co. This would indicate that her father was John of Pendleton, who died in 1822,  and that he was a son of John of Campbell co.  Bond was by John Harris.

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Notes for WILLIAM JENNER:

In 1870, children Martha and George W. Jenner are living with James Acklin. In 1900, James Acklin is living with Martha and her husband John Wells.

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            vi.   MATILDA BAKER, b. Abt. 1810, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (1) GEORGE G. WOOD, 12 April 1831, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. Bet. 1800 - 1810; m. (2) JAMES ACKLIN, 27 April 1842, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1805, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1880, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for GEORGE G. WOOD:

Kentucky divorce record:   Matilda Wood - George G. Wood  28 Feb 1842. 

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Notes for JAMES ACKLIN:

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 1850 Census Campbell Co., KY

James Acklin    age 44  Farmer   born KY

Matilda            age 38                 born KY

Martha J. Ginner age 32              born KY

George W. Ginner age 3              born KY

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Listed as James Ackton in 1860

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James is listed as a 75 year old widower in 1880

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Children of JOHN BAKER and SUSANNAH GATTON are:

           vii.   JAMES M.4 BAKER, b. Abt. 1817, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1882 - 1900, probably Maries Co., Missouri; m. PHOEBE DODDRIDGE, 23 March 1843, Wayne County, Indiana; b. Abt. 1821, Indiana; d. Aft. 1900, probably Maries County, Missouri.

 

Notes for JAMES M. BAKER:

James M. Baker, b. ca. 1817, wife Phebe (in Putnam Co., IN, 1860-1870, then vanished)

1872 History of Wayne county, Indiana says James and Phebe lived in Illinois.

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Phoebe Doddridge married James Baker on 1843-03-23 Wayne Co., IN. (Book D ; Page 181)

In 1840, John Dodredge is 3 census names below Susan Conant (Connett), mother of James Baker.

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Not found in 1850.

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1860 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Putnam > Franklin - Bainbridge

James Baker  43  KY

Feeba             40  IN

Frances Reily  4  IN (male)

John Gantt 68 

John Irven 21 

William Irven 19 

Mira J. Ervins 14 

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1870 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Putnam > Franklin - Carpentersville

James Baker  53  KY

Phebe             49  IN

Francis Riley  15 (male)  IN

and several boarders

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Not found in 1880

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Homesteaded 40 acrs in Maries Co., Missouri in 1882.

Patentee: JAMES M BAKER   Survey  State: MISSOURI  Acres: 40   Issue Date: 4/29/1882   Land Office: Booneville

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Notes for PHOEBE DODDRIDGE:

1880 United States Federal Census > Missouri > Maries > New Bloomington > District 100

Widowed. A boarder.

Lorenzo Baker's widow and children were also living in Maries County at the time.

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          viii.   SAVANNAH BAKER, b. Abt. 1818, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, probably Tipton County, Indiana; m. JOHN RUSSELL, 28 January 1840, Wayne County, Indiana; b. Abt. 1818, Ohio; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, probably Tipton County, Indiana.

 

Notes for JOHN RUSSELL:

Marriage:

BAKER SAVANNA    RUSSELL JOHN     WAYNE 1-28-1840

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1840 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Wayne > Abington   An older woman, age 40-50 was living with them.

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In Madison Twp. Tipton County, Indiana in 1850, 1860 and 1870.

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1860

John Russel 42 

Savannah Russel 41 

Robert Russel 19 

Nancy Russel 18 

Margaret Russel 17 

Lucy Russel 15 

Rachel Russel 11 

James Russel 9 

Mary E Russel 5 

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1870 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Tipton > Madison

Russel, Nancy     28

Margaret              27

James P.             19

Mary E.                18

John William         9

Both parents apparently died between the ages of 40 and 50 (1860-1870).  Judging by the neighbors, the kids are living on the same farm the family had lived on in 1850 and 1860.

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            ix.   HENRY BAKER, b. Abt. 1819, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, probably Putnam County, Indiana; m. SUSAN CRISTALL, 28 February 1843, Putnam county, Indiana; b. Abt. 1821, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, probably Putnam or Clay Counties, Indiana (possibly remarried).

 

Notes for SUSAN CRISTALL:

Susan and kids are in Bainbridge without Henry in 1860.

1860 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Putnam > Clinton

Kids are in Clay without parents in 1870. They are with a married sister.

1870 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Clay > Brazil

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             x.   SYLVESTER A. BAKER, b. 04 December 1820, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 18 November 1887, Bainbridge, Monroe Twp., Putnam County, Indiana (Bainbridge Cemetery); m. HULDA HENDRIX, 12 March 1846, Wayne County, Indiana; b. Abt. 1820, Kentucky; d. 27 June 1892, Bainbridge, Putnam county, Indiana (age 71).

 

Notes for SYLVESTER A. BAKER:

Wayne County, IN. Marriage Records:   BAKER SYLVESTER to HENDRICKS HULDAH in WAYNE Co, In. 3/12/1846

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PUTNAM County, IN (where Susannah Connett eventually moved)

1850 Floyd Twp., Putnam Co., IN census p. 396

Silvester A. Baker, age 29, male, farmer, born KY

Huldah, age 29, female, born KY

Ede? Likens?, age 9, female, born IN, attended school

(Eda Likens married James M Ryan  15 Sep 1857  Putnam  2  289) 

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1880 Census- Place Bainbridge, Putnam, Indiana   Page Number   406C  

S. A. BAKER     Self      M   Male       W   60   KY   Cooper   IRE   MD 

Hulda BAKER   Wife     M   Female   W   60   KY   Housekeeper   ---   --- 

Luela RYAN    GDau     S    Female   W   16   IN    Asst. Housekeeper   IN   IN 

J. A. THARP   SFather   W   Male       W   78   MD   Retired Farmer   MD   MD 

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Sylvester and Hulda were married 3/12/1846 according to Wayne County Book E, page 43. 

Sylvester was born 12/4/1820 and died 11/18/1887 and is buried in Bainbridge Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Putnam County.

  According to the 1870 census, Sylvester was living in Monroe Twp., Putnam Co, Post Office:  Bainbridge,  and he was a cooper.  Living with him were Huldah age 52 and both were shown as born in Kentucky. 

 Hurlda Baker, age 71 died June 27, 1892. She died in Bainbridge (Book H-2, page 11).

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            xi.   LORENZO D. BAKER, b. Abt. 1821, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Gasconade Co., Missouri; m. ELIZABETH JANE SOWERS, 18 November 1847, Wayne Co., Indiana; b. December 1829, Pennsylvania; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Maries Co., Missouri.

 

Notes for LORENZO D. BAKER:

Lorenzo Baker, b. ca. 1822, wife Eliza (in Putnam in 1851, then went to Gasconade Co., Missouri, died 1870's in Gasconade)

Eliza J. Showers (Sowers) married Lorenzo D. Baker on 1847-11-18 Wayne Co., IN..(Book E ; Page 198)

Henry Sowers is 2 census pages before Susan Connett in 1840.

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McCorkle-Hillis Cemetery-Putnam County, Indiana

Baker, Sylvester A., son of L.D. & E.L. Baker, d 01 Aug 1851, aged 10m 2d

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In 1860, they were in Lawrence Co., Illinois.He is listed as "Lewis Baker".

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Name:    Lorenzo Baker ,   Residence:    Newian, Illinois  Enlistment Date:    01 September 1864 

Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  Side Served:    Union 

State Served:    Illinois  Unit Numbers:    368 368 

Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 01 September 1864

Enlisted in Company K, 45th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 01 September 1864.

Mustered out Company K, 45th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 03 June 1865

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Name:    Lorenzo Baker Company:    K  Unit:    45 Illinois Infantry. 

Rank - Induction:    Private  Rank - Discharge:    Private  Allegiance:    Union 

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Census Records:

1860 United States Federal Census > Illinois > Lawrence > Bond

Lewis Baker 35  PA

Eliza Baker 32  PA

Elizabeth Baker 11  IN

James Baker 5  IN

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1870 United States Federal Census > Missouri > Gasconade > Third Creek

Lorenzo  48  KY  Carpenter

Eliza  44  PA

Elizabeth 22  IN

James  14  IN

Barbara  6  IL

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Notes for ELIZABETH JANE SOWERS:

1880 United States Federal Census > Missouri > Gasconade > Canaan > District 82

Edger Norris 23  MO  VA  VA

Jane Norris 17  IL  PA  PA

Monroe Norris 1  MO  MO  IL

Jane Backer 52  PA  PA  PA mother-in-law

 

1900 United States Federal Census > Missouri > Maries > Johnson > District 76 - page 6

Living with Nathaniel and daughter, Barbara Norris.

Baker, Eliza J.  M-in-law   Dec 1829  70 Wd   5 births/ 1 liv PA   PA  PA

According to Elizabeth's 5 births and 1 living, the dau Barbara she is living with is the only surviving child.

  

           xii.   GIRL BAKER, b. Abt. 1822, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

 

3.  ROSANNAH3 BAKER (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 18 May 1776 in Pennsylvania, and died 28 December 1849 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  She married (1) SAMUEL THOMPSON 27 April 1802 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He died Bef. 1807.  She married (2) DANIEL THATCHER 1807 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He was born 1765 in Kingswood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and died 31 December 1813 in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for ROSANNAH BAKER:

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Pennsylvania.

Guinston (Muddy Creek) Presbyterian Church records:

Rosey Baker daughter of John and Mary Baker of Chanceford, PA , born June

15, 1774, baptized at Guweenstown April 30, 1775.

James Baker son of John and Mary Baker of Chanceford, PA, born July 11,

1776, baptized at Guweenstown September 22, 1776.

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Children of ROSANNAH BAKER and SAMUEL THOMPSON are:

              i.   MARY (POLLY)4 THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1803, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 19 September 1849, White County, Indiana; m. RANSON MCCONNAHAY, 26 March 1829, Campbell County, Kentucky (recorded Bourbon Co.); b. 30 November 1803, Bourbon County, Kentucky; d. 22 April 1868, Pulaski County, Indiana.

 

Notes for RANSON MCCONNAHAY:

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COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA, HISTORICAL  AND

BIOGRAPHICAL, Published by F.A. Battey & Co, Chicago, 1883, pg 231  

 

RANSON McCONAHAY, deceased, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., November 30, 1803, and was the son of David and Jane (Ranson) McConahay, the former a

native of Pennsylvania and of Scotch-Irish descent. Ranson received a good practical education, and when a young man taught school ; he also learned

blacksmithing and shoe-making, and followed either trade for a time. and also engaged in farming.  March 26, 1829, he married Mary Thompson, in Campbell

County, Ky., and in the same year moved to Tippecanoe County, this State, where he farmed until 1832, when be came to what is now White County, and located

about thirteen miles south of the site of Monticello. There he farmed and taught school ten or twelve years, and then moved to Liberty Township, where be was

appointed to fill the unexpired term of William Sill, who died while serving in the capacity of Clerk, Auditor and Recorder of White County, under the official name

of  County Clerk.  At the expiration of the term, Mr. McConahay was elected to the office, and re-elected, his last term closing, in 1858, when his son Orlando

succeeded him. He then engaged in mercantile business in Monticello, Burnettsville, Norway, and also in Pulaski County. In about 1867, he retired from active life, and

April 22, 1868, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Haworth, in Pulaski County. His remains lie interred in the cemetery in Star City. His first wife died in White

County September 19,  1849 ; she had borne him eight children, of whom six reached maturity - Orlando, Laura, James A., Horace T., Mary and Melissa A. He

was married, December 17, 1850, to his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Haworth) Sturgeon, who has borne him two children  Ranson C. and John W. She is still

living and resides in Jasper County. Orlando MeConabay, the eldest son, was born in Tippecanoe County February 14, 1831, but was reared in White County. For

eight years, beginning in 1859, he served as Clerk of Courts of White County, and is now engaged in the practice of law and is serving as Justice of the Peace. He was

married, December 25, 1854, to Sarah A. W. Ritchey, who died February 28, 1862, leaving one son-Samuel T. His second wife, Maria L. Price, to whom be was

married January 18, 1865, has borne him one daughter-Asenath B. Up to 1863, Orlando McConahay was a Democrat, but differing with his party in war views, he

then became a Republican.

 

 

 

             ii.   SAMUEL THOMPSON, b. 14 July 1804; m. REBECCA WHITE, July 1838, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 1869, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucly.

 

     

Children of ROSANNAH BAKER and DANIEL THATCHER are:

            iii.   JOHN4 THATCHER, b. 14 March 1809; d. 09 November 1896; m. MARGARET SPILLMAN, 22 October 1835, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 01 April 1815; d. 23 December 1867.

            iv.   MALINDA THATCHER, m. ALEXANDER WILLIAM JOHNSON.

             v.   DAN ALLEN THATCHER, b. 08 June 1810; d. 21 September 1852; m. ELIZA REILEY.

  

4.  JAMES H.3 BAKER (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 31 July 1778 in Pennsylvania, and died 30 July 1839 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He married CHARLOTTE STURGESS HARRIS 09 March 1816 in Grants Lick (Campbell County) Kentucky, daughter of CHARLES HARRIS and HANNAH.  She was born 23 March 1797 in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, and died 06 October 1839 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for JAMES H. BAKER:

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Rosey Baker daughter of John and Mary Baker of Chanceford, PA , born June

15, 1774, baptized at Guweenstown April 30, 1775.

James Baker son of John and Mary Baker of Chanceford, PA, born July 11,

1776, baptized at Guweenstown September 22, 1776.

The above are from "Guinston (Muddy Creek) Presbyterian Church.

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Children of JAMES BAKER and CHARLOTTE HARRIS are:

              i.   JOHN W.4 BAKER, b. 14 March 1817, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 03 December 1900, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (1) NANCY JANE SMITH, 21 March 1839, Campbell Co., Kentucky; b. 08 March 1822; d. 1856, at age 34 in childbirth. Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (2) SARAH A., Aft. 1856; b. June 1819, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for SARAH A.:

Listed on 1870 census with Sarah and John Baker is Cordelia Wayland, age 1. This is probably a grandchild.

 

             ii.   HANNAH W. BAKER, b. 25 December 1818, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 16 February 1902, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. HENRY MILLER, 13 May 1848, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 10 August 1816, France; d. 26 January 1890, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for HENRY MILLER:

1880 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Kenton > Kocks > District 129

 

            iii.   MARY JANE BAKER, b. 05 May 1820, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (1) SELMAN ABBOTT; d. Bef. 1880; m. (2) WILLIAM MILLER, 17 April 1850, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1810, Ohio.

            iv.   JAMES H. BAKER, b. 24 September 1822, Kentucky.

 

Notes for JAMES H. BAKER:

Never married. Lived with his mother.

 

             v.   CHARLES W. BAKER, b. 01 June 1826, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 28 December 1896, Campbell County, Kentucky (Pleasant Ridge Cemetery); m. MARY LOUISE BRIDEWELL, 18 March 1858, Campbell Co., KY; b. 10 December 1834, Kentucky; d. 20 October 1889, Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY.

            vi.   MELISSA CATHERINE BAKER, b. 17 January 1827, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 28 November 1916, Campbell County, Kentucky (Oakland Cemetery); m. WILLIAM MANN, 04 February 1854, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1810, Kentucky.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MANN:

1880 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Kenton > Kocks > District 129

 

           vii.   ELIZABETH ANN BAKER, b. 24 September 1829, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 15 September 1890, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. JAMES L. STEVENS, 12 May 1846, Campbell  County, Kentucky; b. 07 January 1827, California, Kentucky.

          viii.   THOMAS JEFFERSON BAKER, b. 13 April 1832, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 28 November 1916, Campbell County, Kentucky (Oakland Cemetery); m. MINERVA ROSETTA BRYAN, 18 March 1858, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 05 December 1839, Kenton County, Kentucky; d. 06 September 1910, Boone County, Kentucky.

            ix.   SARAH ANN BAKER, b. 24 September 1834, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 09 May 1928, Jefferson County, Kentucky; m. (1) JOHN HEDGE; m. (2) SAMUEL BRYAN; b. 30 June 1840; d. 26 January 1926.

             x.   MARIAH JANE (IVO) BAKER, b. 17 October 1838, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM GIBSON, 20 February 1877, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. September 1851, Tennessee.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GIBSON:

Living with James H. Baker in 1880

1880 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Campbell > Grants Lick > District 46

1900 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Kenton > Latonia > District 123

 

 

5.  SAMUEL BENNETT3 BAKER (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 18 July 1781 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, and died 22 May 1872 in Alexandria, Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He married ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG 02 February 1805 in Campbell Co., Kentucky, daughter of JOHN ARMSTRONG and SARAH ROBESON.  She was born 28 September 1782, and died 06 October 1839 in Lived west side of Licking, now Kenton Co., Kentucky.

     

Children of SAMUEL BAKER and ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG are:

              i.   SALLY4 BAKER, b. 05 February 1806; d. 05 November 1806.

             ii.   ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 05 February 1806, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 06 April 1840, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM GRIFFEY, 12 October 1826, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 1803, Kentucky; d. 1868, Campbell County, Kentucky  (Baptist Cemetery).

 

Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFEY:

William Griffey married Elizabeth Baker on 10-10-1826 in Campbell   Cty., probably Alexandria.   Elizabeth died 4-06-1840 in Alexandria.  

They owned the Griffey Hotel in Alexandria.

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            iii.   MARY WASON BAKER, b. 24 March 1808, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 26 March 1881, Grants Lick, Campbell Co., KY; m. (1) WILLIAM COLVIN, 20 January 1835, Campbell  County, Kentucky; b. 19 February 1805, Bracken County, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1850, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (2) ISAIAH TELDIN HAYMAN, 20 April 1857, Campbell  County, Kentucky; b. 1801, Maryland.

 

Notes for ISAIAH TELDIN HAYMAN:

1860 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Campbell > Not Stated  The Colvin children are listed as Hayman.

 

            iv.   ROSANNA R. BAKER, b. 31 August 1810, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1880, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. EDWARD SHAW, 07 June 1838, Campbell Co., KY; b. 19 February 1809, Persimmon Grove, Campbell Co., KY; d. 30 May 1892, Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY.

             v.   NANCY BAKER, b. 19 May 1812, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bef. January 1845; m. JOHN JENNER, 28 August 1833, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 02 June 1811, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 27 March 1878, Richland County, Illinois.

            vi.   JAMES A. BAKER, M.D., b. 27 March 1814, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 03 April 1903, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. MARGARET ELEANOR ROBERTS, 11 June 1846, Campbell County, Kentucky; b. 10 October 1829, Maryland; d. 1906, Campbell County, Kentucky.

           vii.   RICHARD TARVIN BAKER, b. 13 September 1816, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. February 1891, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (1) SARAH KERCHEVAL BEALL, 21 April 1846, Campbell  County, Kentucky; b. Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1850, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. (2) MARY JANE ORR, 08 February 1854, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. January 1834, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for RICHARD TARVIN BAKER:

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., Campbell Co.

 

R. TARVIN BAKER, was born on the Licking River, September 13, 1816. His father, Samuel Baker, a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., being a

graduate of Gettysburg College; he immigrated to Kentucky in 1800, where he engaged in teaching, and was also a practical engineer and surveyor;

his father was John Baker, a native of Ireland, and his wife, the mother of our subject, was a daughter of John and Jane Armstrong, who

were Scotch people.  R. Tarvin Baker was the fifth in a family of thirteen children, and was reared on the farm. When quite young, his

father being sheriff of Campbell County, he became deputy sheriff and served several years. In the meantime he began the study of law, and

attended the Cincinnati Law School, where he graduated March 5, 1844. He them moved to Illinois, and became the law partner of M. K. Browning,

but remained only six months, however when he returned to Campbell County, from which county he was elected to the Legislature in 1850.

Although he has been in public life nearly thirty years, filling in at one time, during a war exigency, in the term of Gov. McGoffin, the

office of governor of Kentucky for a short time. His first marriage was Miss Sarah Bell, daughter of Col. Benjamin D. Bell of Campbell

County; she lived but two years and eight months, and February 4, 1854, Mr. Baker married Mary J. Orr, daughter of Dr. John Orr, of Alexandria,

and three sons and two daughters have blessed their union: William B., Courtland T., John S. (deceased), Sarah B. and Maggie O.  William B.

and Courtland are both attorneys.

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Richard Tarvin Baker -- Baker was born on the Licking River in Campbell County on Sept. 13, 1816.

The fifth of 13 children of Samuel and Elizabeth Armstrong Baker, he attended law school in Cincinnati and was graduated on March 5, 1844.

His established a law practice in Alexandria but later moved to Illinois. After six months he returned to Alexandria.

In 1846, Baker was elected Campbell County attorney and in 1850 he was elected to the legislature.

He was married twice, first to Sarah Bell, daughter of Col. Benjamin D. Bell, who died two years and eight months later and then to Mary J. Orr, daughter of Dr. John Orr.

The couple had three sons and two daughters.

Baker died in February 1891 at his home in Alexandria.

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          viii.   JANE G. BAKER, b. 16 July 1818, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 06 August 1839, Campbell County, Kentucky.

            ix.   LANSON G. BAKER, b. 10 June 1821, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, probably Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for LANSON G. BAKER:

 U.S. Census > 1870 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Campbell > Grants Lick- Page 13

Listed as Lansing, age 49, single, in the 1870 Campbell Co. census, near Charlotte Baker and James A. Baker

 

             x.   JOHN B. BAKER, b. 17 June 1824, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 12 April 1862, Camp Cedar, near Lebanon, Kentucky(Civil War).

 

Notes for JOHN B. BAKER:

John B. Baker ,  

Enlistment Date: 06 October 1861 

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

Side Served: Union 

State Served: Kentucky 

Unit Numbers: 777 777 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant 1st Class on 06 October 1861

Enlisted in Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 12 December 1861.

Died Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 12 April 1862 in Lebanon, KY

(Samuel Baker family records say Lebanon, Tennessee)

 

 

6.  DAVID3 BAKER (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 20 February 1788 in Pennsylvania, and died 20 February 1861 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.  He married NANCY GALLAGHER 11 December 1811 in Campbell Co., Kentucky, daughter of PATRICK GALLAGHER.  She was born Abt. 1794, and died 1828 in Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for DAVID BAKER:

The 1820 census shows 1 male -10 and David plus two girls under 10 years of age and 1 female 17-24.

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The 1830 census shows (1) male 10-15 (John), (1) 40-50 (David), (1) 50-60 his brother Thomas.

(1) female 5-10 (Rosannah), (1) 15-20 (Mary), (1) 20-30 Unexplained but could be John Jr.'s daughter Matilda.

He also had (1) slave and (6) free Blacks in his household.

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The 1840 census shows 1 male 10-15 and 1 male 20-30 plus David 50-60 and 1 female 20-30

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WILL BOOK C, PAGE 257, DATED 26 AUGUST 1858

 

I David Baker , of the county of Campbell and State of Kentucky being sick and weak and infirm in body do make and ordain this

to be my last will and testament as follows:  First I give to my daughters Polly Melligan and Rosanna Spilman my farm whereon

I now live to be equally divided between them, and that within six months after my death and this diversion is to be made by

Samuel Wright and James Ackland, should I have any household property my will is that my daughters above named may divide

same without any appraisement, and I have some notes on John W. Baker, that I want the proceeds of them to be given equally to

my two daughters after paying my just debts and my funeral expenses and I do nominate and appoint Samuel Baker my sole

executor hereby renouncing all former wills made by me in any wise.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this

26th day of August 1858.

                                    

/s/David Baker (seal)

Attest:

William I. Wright

Maria Spilman

 

State of Kentucky

        Campbell County Court

March Term, March 4, 1861

The foregoing last will and testament of David Baker was

produced in open court at the above term and fully proven by the

oaths of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be

recorded which is actually done in my office.

 

     

Children of DAVID BAKER and NANCY GALLAGHER are:

              i.   MARY (POLLY)4 BAKER, b. Abt. 1812, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 16 March 1880, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; m. PATRICK MILLIGIN, 10 September 1846, Campbell Co., Kentucky; b. Abt. 1814, Ireland; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

Notes for PATRICK MILLIGIN:

Oath of intention or declaration of intention to become a citizen in Campbell County in July 1845.  Patrick is listed as a blacksmith in 1850.

note: The surname is spelled Mulligan on some records.

 

             ii.   JOHN BAKER, b. Abt. 1817, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky; d. 08 February 1856, Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky.

            iii.   ROSANNA BAKER, b. 22 June 1824, Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY; m. EDWARD K. SPILLMAN, 04 November 1840, Campbell Co., KY; b. 13 March 1821, Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY.

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