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16. Robert Julius "Juder Bob" BAKER was born on 1 March 1774 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.2 He died on 29 November 1859 at the age of 85 in Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky.2

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,
Ky Historical Society, Mss. Reel 43, Item #649
Nov 1807
Robert Baker purchased ____ Bushels of cornmeal

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:
Clay Co Deed Book A., 1806-1827. Abstracts compiled by Florence Nelson Young & Virgil D. Young, 1975
p.110 12 Jul 1814 Robert Baker of Clay appointed William M. Phelps his attorney to receive his pay for his services and the services of his horse as Lt. in Capt. Thomas McGiltons (McJilton's) Company of mounted volunteer militia from Kentucky in the 11th Regt late on the expedition into upper Canada commanded by his Excellency Isaac Shelby.

p.136 9 Aug 1815 Claim filed for service in the Kentucky mounted volunteer militia by Robert Baker of Clay Co.
Deed Book A, page 136 Date: 9 Aug 1815
Robert Baker of Clay co, late a Lieutenant in the late campaign of Ky volunteer militia commanded by his Excellency Isaac Shelby, belonging to Captain Thomas McGitton's company, attached to the 11th Regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Williams, now appts William M Phelps to receive moneys due to him.

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
Robert Baker Sr., 76, Farmer, b. NC
Catey, 73, b. NC
[The following must be grandchildren]
Andy, 23. Polley 24. William, age 1 - all b. KY
Margaret Baker, 21, b. KY

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:

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John Hammons BAKER.

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ii.

Mary BAKER was born on 27 November 1795 in Kentucky. She died on 17 October 1875 at the age of 79 in Arno, Douglas County, Missouri.

Married James Turner 1 May 1812, Clay Co, KY.

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Esther BAKER.

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Robert "Boston Bob" BAKER.

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v.

Ann "Nancy" BAKER.

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Zelphia BAKER.

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Jane BAKER.

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Andrew BAKER was born on 28 January 1810. He died in 1854 at the age of 44.

Andrew "Andy Pandy" married Mary Abner.

1850 Census. Kentucky Twp, Owsley, KY, Hh 78
Andy Baker, 38
Polley, 34
John 15. Nancy 13. Robert 11. Louisia 8. Jackson 6. Martha 3. Lydia, age 1

Mary is buried Cortland Cemetery - her stone reads, b. 3 Apr 1816, d. 15 Aug 1887. An annotation suggests her father was Elisha Abner.

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Susanna BAKER was born on 26 March 1813.

In the Journal of Robert Julius Baker: Susannah Baker, d/o Robert Baker Sr., married 6 Sep 1832 to William Hunt. The births of the following Hunt children are noted:
William Franklin Hunt, b. 10 Feb 1834
Nancey Hunt, b. 6 Feb 1837

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