4. Rev. Andrew BAKER was born circa 1749. He died on 24 September 1815 at the age of 66 in Lee County, Virginia.
Article taken from "Lee Co., VA and Surrounding Areas", by a
Mrs. VanLandingham, on Andrew Baker and Elizabeth Avant.
Rev. Andrew Baker was born in VA in 1749 and was an early Baptist
Minister in North Carolina and Virginia. About 1769 he married
Elizabeth Avant, b. Oct. 12, 1752, d. after 1811. The Rev. Baker was
pastor of various churches in North Carolina and Virginia, his last
pastorate being at Thompson's Settlement Baptist Church, the oldest
church in Lee Co., organized in 1800. The minutes of the latter named
church read: " October third Saturday, A.D. 1811, the church met and
after devine service proceeded to business. First received Rev.
Andrew Baker and his wife, Elizabeth Baker, by letter." "On the
sabbath, the 23rd. day of April A.D. 1815, a remarkable occurance was
transacted by Elder Andrew Baker, who baptized James Gilbert in the
Loan Branch, a tributary of Wallings Creek. James Gilbert was the
last male that he baptized in his lifetime." "Sabbath the 24th. day
of Sept. A.D. 1815, was a remarkable occurance in the memory of
several persons, for on this day old Father Andrew Baker expired after
some days of sickness, aged 66 yrs. He lived 22 weeks after he
baptized James Gilbert and Martha Randolph, who is the wife of William
Randolph. His remains were buried in the Robert Clark's Cemetery, 7
miles SW from Jonesville, Lee Co., VA."
Rev. Andrew BAKER and Elizabeth AVENT were married circa 1769 in Virginia. Elizabeth AVENT was born on 12 September 1752 in Surry County, Virginia.