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16. Julius Robert "Juder Bob" BAKER was born on 1 March 1774 in Lee County, Virginia.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.

Julius Robert "Juder Bob" BAKER and Elizabeth HAMMONS were married about 1792.2 Elizabeth HAMMONS was born on 15 August 1775.2 She died in 1824 at the age of 49 in Clay County, Kentucky.2