Have also seen his place of birth as Buncombe Co NC. He recorded his date of birth in his Journal, but no place.
Extract of Goose Creek Salt Works, Nov & Dec 1807, Order Book for Accounts, Clay Co KY,
A journal belonging to Robert "Juder Bob" Baker states in the preface, that Julius Bob was an officer in the Kentucky Cornstalk Militia, disbanded 1810. Robert Baker [presumably the same man] served as a Lt. in the 2nd Regt of William's Kentucky Volunteers in the War of 1812. Robert and Bowling Baker, were both paid for the services of their horse and saddles on the March to Canada where they ended up at the Battle of the Thames.
This appears to be the same Robert Baker:
p.136 9 Aug 1815 Claim filed for service in the Kentucky mounted volunteer militia by Robert Baker of Clay Co.
The Bakers are said to have come to Madison Co in the spring of 1801 and settled in a part that would become Clay Co. After his second marriage, Juder Bob and his unmarried children moved to an area of Clay Co near the Breathitt County line. This is still one of the most isolated areas of Kentucky.
1850 Census. Kentucky Twp, Owsley, KY, Hh 84
Buried Cortland Cemetery, Cow Creek, Owsley Co, KY. He has a military stone - Lt. in Capt. Thomas McJilton's Company, Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia, War of 1812.
There are varying lists of children as there are for almost all the Baker families. I have listed the children as they are recorded in Robert Baker's journal, presumably by himself. He recorded the births of many of his grandchild as well, although it isn't always possible to tell which family was which.
Robert Julius "Juder Bob" BAKER and Elizabeth HAMMONS were married about 1792 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.2 Elizabeth HAMMONS was born on 15 August 1771. She died in 1824 at the age of 53 in Clay County, Kentucky.2
Robert Julius "Juder Bob" BAKER and Elizabeth HAMMONS had the following children:
Robert Julius "Juder Bob" BAKER and Catherine "Caty" BOWLING were married on 24 February 1825 in Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky. Catherine "Caty" BOWLING was born on 10 May 1776 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. She died in 1850 at the age of 74 in Clay County, Kentucky.
Said to be a daughter of James Bowling and Sarah Blevins. She may have been married three times - to John Amis, Wiley Horton, and Robert Baker.
Buried Cortland Cemetery, Cowcreek, Owsley Co KY
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