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76. Eliza Jane GABBARD87 was born on 9 May 1839 in Clay County, Kentucky.22 She died on 8 January 1924 at the age of 84 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.88 She was buried in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Newton County, Missouri.

1870 Census. Travellers Rest Precinct, Owsley Co, KY, Hh 212
George M. Baker, age 28, b. VA
Jane 30, b. KY
James A. 8. Sarah A. 3. Joanna 2., all b. KY
Edward Gabbard, age 73, b. VA
Sarah Gabbard, age 72, b. KY

Have not been able to find the family in 1880.

1900 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald Co, MO, Hh 120
George M. Baker, b. Aug 1842, age 57, married 38 years, farmer
Jane, wife, b. May 189, age 62, 8 children - 7 living
Harvie, son, b. Nov 1881, age 18, b. Arkansas

1910 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald Co MO, Hh 31
George M. Baker, age 69, married for 59 years
Jane, wife, 70. Had 8 children - 7 are living

1920 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald Co, MO, Hh 63
George M. Baker, age 78, b. VA, parents b. VA
Jane, wife, age 80, b. KY, parents b. KY
Henry C., son, age 44, divorced, b. KY, works in Timber


RosellaBrooks (\ Posted: 22 Aug 2001 9:29AM; Gabbard Message Board; Ancestry.com
(Elizabeth) Eliza Jane Gabbard was my grandmother several times removed. She was born May 5 or 9, 1839 in Jackson Co, Ky and died Jan 1924 and is buried near Flaming Creek Cem in Ark. Her parents were Edward and Sarah Gabbard. Know of the following children:
James A. 1/23/1861, Ky, 10/21/1939 , Madison Co. Ark, wife Sarah Emily Blevens.
Sarah A (Sally), 10/26/1864 Jackson Co, Ky. 3/17/1950 Madison Co. Ky. Husband, George C. Harrison.
Joanna, 5/16/1869, Green Hall, Ky. husband, Jacob Allen Burris.
William Matthew, 5/25/1871 Green Hall, Ky., 10/20/1950. wife, Nancy Davis.
Edward D. Thomas 9/27/1873 Green Hall, Ky., 4/1934. wife Ida Mae Creason
Henry Carter 8/18/1876 Franklin Co, Ky. 7/29/1965, Huntsville, Ark. wife Martha Jane Thomas
Note: two children seem to be unknown - Harvie born in Arkansas in 1881 in missing from the list and there was a child who died.

Eliza Jane GABBARD and George Matthew BAKER were married on 20 December 1860 in Jackson County, Kentucky.9 George Matthew BAKER, son of Thomas BAKER and Joanna ALFORD, was born on 25 August 1841 in Virginia. He served in the military in 1863 in Co A, 47th KY Regt. He died on 9 April 1921 at the age of 79 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.89

George said by some to be a gg grandson of John Renta Baker, but that is someone's imagination working overtime. He seems to be of a very different Baker family and the time factor simply doesn't work out.

Found on Ancestry.com
George Mathew Baker was from Jonesville, Lee County, VA. He grew up near Green Hall, in Jackson County, KY. He married before the Civil War started and had one son James Alfred Baker, who was born January 23, 1862. George went to Lexington, KY and enlisted in the Kentucky Volunteer Army,after 1863, where he served eighteen months in Company A, 47th Regiment under Captain Pennington. George had medical problems and was discharged 12-18-1864.
George continued to live in Traveler's Rest, Owsley Co., KY until 1879, At that time he and his wife Jane (Gabbard) Baker with their two daughters and four sons went to Arkansas where they settled southwest of St. Paul, or near Health and Bidville community in Madison and Crawford Counties. They had another son in 1880. He was born near Winslow, Arkansas.
In 1897 George and Jane moved to Powell, Mo then to Rocky Comfort in 1904. They are buried in Rocky Comfort, MO. (pg 180, The story of Stella and more - 1989)

Eliza Jane GABBARD and George Matthew BAKER had the following children:

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James Alfred BAKER was born on 23 January 1861 in Kentucky. He died on 21 October 1939 at the age of 78 in Madison County, Arkansas.90

Married Sarah Emily Blevens.
James is buried Rocky Comfort Cemetery, McDonald Co, MO, although he is said to have died in Madison Co AR. FindAGrave lists his birth year as 1862, instead of 1861.
Sarah was born 14 Dec 1862, died 27 Oct 1939, and is also buried at Rocky Comfort.

1900 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald, MO, Hh 86
James A. Baker, b. Jan 1862, 38, married 16 years, b. KY, Blacksmith
Sarah E., wife, b. Dec 1863, 36, 9 children, b. MO
Frank W., son, b. Mar 1885, 15, b. AR
Miles W., son, b. Nov 1886, 13, b. AR
Mary J., dau, b. Aug 1889, 10, b. AR
Tande, son, b. Nov 1891, 8, b. MO
Rose B., dau, b. Nov 1893, 6, b. MO
Della V., dau, b. Apr 1877, 3, b. MO
Charles, son, b. Dec 1899, age 7 months, b. MO

1910 Census. Granby, Newton, MO, Hh 74
James A. Baker, 48, married once for 28 years, farmer
Sarah, wife, 44, 11 children - all are living
Rosa, dau, 17
Della, dau, 13
Charley, son 10.
Roy, son, 8
Iva, dau, 4
Norman, son, age 6 moths

1920 Census. Center, McDonald, MO
Alfred J. Baker, 57
Sarah E., 56
Charlie, 19. Roy, 17, Iva, 13.

1930 Census. Elk Horn, McDonald, MO
James A. Baker, 68. Sarrah E., 66.
Roy, age 27.

Buried Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Newton Co, MO.

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Sarah A. BAKER was born on 26 October 1864 in Jackson County, Kentucky. She died on 17 March 1950 at the age of 85 in Madison County, Arkansas.

Sarah married George c. Harrison.

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Joanna BAKER was born on 16 May 1869 in Kentucky.

Joanna married Jacob Allen Burris.

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William Matthew BAKER was born on 25 May 1871 in Kentucky. He died on 20 October 1950 at the age of 79 in Fairland, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Married Nancy Davis.

1910 Census. Center Twp, McDonald Co MO, Hh 738
W. M. Baker, 38, b. KY, married 20 years
Nancy, wife, 38, b. KY, 9 children - 5 are living
Jane, dau, 18. George, son 15. Mima, dau 13. James, son 8. Theodore, son, age 5.

1920 Census. Precinct 20, Delaware Co, OK, Hh 40
William M. Baker, 48, b. KY
Nancy, wife, 47, b. KY
Theodore, son 14, b. MO as were his siblings
Vente, son, 8
Fern, dau, 3

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Edward Dale or Thomas BAKER was born on 27 September 1873 in Kentucky. He died on 25 February 1934 at the age of 60 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri. He was buried in Gibson Cemetery, Neosho, Newton County, Missouri.

Married Ida Mae Creason.

1900 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald, MO, Hh 187
Edward D. Baker, b. Sep 1873, age 26, married 4 years, b. KY
Ida, wife, b. May 1880, age 20, 3 children, b. MO as were the children
Bessie B., dau, b. May 1856, age 4
Ora, son, b. Jun 1896, age 3
Emma, dau, b. Sep 1899, age 8 months

1910 Census. Center Twp, McDonald Co, MO
Ewd. Baker, 35, married 15 years, b. U.S.
Iva, wife, 29, b. MO, 7 children, all are living
Bessie, dau 15. Ora, dau 13 - actually a son!. Emma, dau 10. Alvin, son 9. Elva, dau, 7. Wanda, dau 4. Flossie, dau, age 2.

1930 Census. Newtonia, Newton, MO
Edward Baker, 55
Ida M., age 51
Raymond J. 14
Loyd D., age 11.

Missouri Death Certificate #5875
Edward D. Baker died at Sale Hospital, Neosho, Newton Co, MO. on 25 Feb 1934. He had cancer of the stomach and esophagus - there was an autopsy. He was married to Ida Baker. Born in Kentucky, he had been a farmer. His father is listed as Geo. M. Baker, born in Ohio, the informant, Ida Baker, didn't know his mother. He was buried Gibson Cemetery.

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Henry Carter BAKER was born on 18 August 1876 in Franklin County, Kentucky. He died on 29 July 1965 at the age of 88 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

Wife was Martha Jane Thomas.

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Harvey BAKER was born on 15 November 1880 in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas.