Query Archive #24 (Moved January 2001)

Looking for a grandfather; Charles Baker born ca 1824 in South Carolina, died July 10, 1863 Mississippi. Married ca 1852 to Ann ? born ca 1820 in SC. Children, James, 1853; John 1855; Mary 1857 (all 3 in SC) and Charles 1861 in MS.

Charles and family in Clarke County, MS by 1860.

Any assistance appreciated

Charlie Harrison

Looking for more information on Donald Baker and family. Lived in Lima, Ohio in early 1900's. Donald killed in 1928 (29 years old), do not know much about his parents. Possibly Williams relations to Baker as well in that area.

Gwendolyn Baker

Looking for info on Samuel Baker, b:1824, PA or VA, m: 4/25/1853 to Rachael A. Medaris, in Meigs Co, TN; they had 11 kids - oldest was Isaac, b: 1854, TN


George W. Baker married Mary Ann Weaver on July 4, 1875 in Van Zandt Co. TX. Children were Martha Elizabeth, b. 1876,married Thomas Blue; Nancy J., b. 1877; George Thomas, b. 1879, married Sarah Carolina Clements; and Annie, the baby who was adopted when George W. and Mary Ann died sometime in the 1890's. Anyone out there researching this family?

Lyn Cordell

Lyn Cordell

This is a repeat of a earlier query due to a change in my e-mail address. I am looking for any information on John W. Baker b. 1812 in Virginia, married Rebecca Yost in Rockingham Co. Va. in 1832. John and Rebecca migrated to Ohio in 1835. I am looking for any info on John's parents and sibblings. Thank You

Melvin Baker

I am looking for information on Bakers and Grinsteads in Jennings County, Indiana. If anyone knows anything about a marriage between Mary Grinstead and James Baker sometime in the mid to late 1850's, I'd appreciate the input. James seems to have disappeared and the obituary for Mary mentions 3 small children left...one of them would probably be my grandfather who was brought up as a foster child by a family named Eberwein. Any input would be appreciated.

Nancy Baker

Looking for Isaac Baker of Cass Co. Ind. two sons, John w., and Jacob C. Latter is my G,Grandfather. There were also, four girls. Names unknown. suppossedly, they were raised on a tobacco plantation. There was mention of slaves. Was tabacco raised in Indiana??? I have no dates for Isaac. thanks ken

Ken Baker

Looking for any connections to a Nancy Baker or her children. Found in 1850 Wood County, WV census as following: Baker, Nancy 37, John 18, Mary 14, Lavina 13, Smith 11, Ruth 9, Louisa 7, Nancy 3, Catherine 11/12. Ruth is my great grandmother, and was married in Washington Co., OH to Michael Roe. Any help/clues would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
snailmail address: 4721 W. Havasupai, Glendale, AZ 85308

Emily Gibson

Looking for Henry Baker, born, abt. 1862, bertie county, n.c., wife Josephine? Father possibly George Washington Baker, Bertie Co.,NC.

thank you,
Larry Shelton

Larry Shelton

Looking for the Parents of George W. Baker
b.01 March 1835 Baltimore Maryland
d.21 Oct. 1873 Lovington Moulire Co.,IL.
Thanks Robert.

Robert Etter

Looking for Susan Baker b 1806 Rowan Co, NC m 1822 Rowan, NC to Peter Wilhelm b 1794 Rowan, NC
Dau, Mary M. "Polly" Wilhelm b 1825 Rowan, NC
Family it Johnson Co, IL
Polly m Branham D. Worrell of Wayne Co, NC in Johnson Co, IL

Kathy Tobiasson

Kathleen Overman Tobiasson

Looking for a Stephen Baker borned around 1790,he's my husband ggrandfather settled in Alabama

Stella R Thompson

I am the great-granddaughter of "Minnie Baker". She gave birth to a son Robie (Roby) Baker on June 14th 1897. That's it - that's all I know - my family won't tell me anything.
Anyone out there heard of these folks ?


Looking for information on George Baker b.1856 d. around 1887.S/o Henderson Baker and Rose Thomas. Married to Louise Baker d/o Wilson Baker and Liza Fields. I have been told George died on a river raft and was burried in Owsley County , Ky. I am interested in finding his grave.

Mollie Baker Sizemore

Searching for my wife's ancestors from West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Abraham Baker married MaryAnne Taylor in 1892. I have their parents and brothers & sisters in a rough manner. Looking for details and further back. Thanks for any help. Happy to just hear a theory.

Andy Ulicny

I am looking for information on Frank and Lillian Baker. They moved from Wales to Pa. He was a policeman we believe. They had two boys. One was Fred Baker and the other I believe William Marsh Baker. He could be Marsh Baker. Fred married Edna Pearl Smith from Texas. My husband, William Marsh Baker, is trying to find out about his family history and this is all he knows from his father's side (Fred). We would appreciate any help or information.

Linda Neal Baker

I would very much like to find relatives of Maud(e) Irene Baker b July 9 1888 d June 6 1919 (poss of TB) she married Melvin Dell and had one child son Ross b May 24 1916. All I know is she had a sister Gertrude E Baker (married Curtis A Morningstar) They were from Stevensville Ontario at this time. if any one could help me I'd greatly appreciate it. I have old family photos I'd gladly scan and send. They have some names on the backs, like "grandpa Baker" not very helpful. There is one of "Aunt La(w)" and Chas Baker. I can't make a connection though. Please help me track down my great grandmother's family.
Thanks much.

Cheryl K

Looking for information on Robie (Roby) Baker. Born in NC, June 1897. Died in VA in 1979. His mother's name was Minnie.
He was married to Pearl Robinson King and then divorced and remarried in VA. He had 4 girls, 1 boy by his first marriage. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows ANYTHING about these folks! Thanks!

A. J. Ambler

trying to find a eliza jane baker she married a amos myers she was born march 1959 in missouri or ark. she died in missouri feb. 6, 1949 you can e-mail me at largeronsue@aol.com thank you sue l

Sue Large

A joseph roberts from who fought in the revolutionary war emigated to greene county georgia. he died in 1815 a copy of his will is available from the state of georgia. I believe he is related to me through his son Joseph roberts.

burch roberts

Looking for Bakers of West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Abraham Baker married Marianne Taylor in Holy Trinity Parish 1892. His father was also Abraham Baker, a blacksmith. I find the Bakers and Taylors in 1881 census, would like to take it further. Anyone have any hints?

Andrew I. Ulicny

Looking for ancestors of Morris (Maurice) Baker, b. 5/9/1790 in MD. Brothers I know about are Thomas b. 1799 and William b. 1795. Morris & William moved first to Brooke Co. (W)V before 1815, then to Hardin Co. OH around 1835. Married Mary Campbell in 1815. Died 2/20/1870 in Hardin Co. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

David Baker

I am looking for the impossible it seems. My stepdad wanted me to search his family history. His father was adopted by an uncle who was a Baker. I have names of his adopted parents Frank Francis and Eleen Flannigan Baker of Pelahatchie (sp) MS. Frank's sister gave birth to Edward Bernard Baker. If anyone has any information on this line please contact me. By the way if Edward Bernard's parents had kept him his last name would have been Lyons. His birth fathers name was Robert Lyons. They were all from Pelahatchie(sp) MS.

Kara Rice
312 E Rose Dr
Midwest City OK 73110

Kara Rice

please looking for sanford baker 1854 mississippi, sibs listed william,semantha,warren,john, nathan, father was farmer,his name is a.c.baker sanfords wife according to census margerett 1860 georgia, last know address was indian terr.oklahoma in 1900, he had 9 children . willis,effie,andrew ,sallie,fannie, tyla, and john d.please any information thank you so much, kathy

kathy baker-mears

I'am looking for Baker's and Conrad's from around Newry,Penna. My g/father is from there. His father was John Baker his wife Ellen[Bradley] Baker. She came from Ireland in the 1840's

Lew Baker

Seeking information on Hiram Baker, m. Addie Long, dau. Leota Baker b. 1904 in Coloma, MI. They had large farm in area of Allegan, MI. Thanks!
22914 NE 46th St
Redmond, WA 98053

Karen Peters

I'm Looking for any info on Edward Louis Baker, From Louisville,ky (born 1906). His mother was a Burns(Byrnes) I'm Looking for information on his parents.

Pam Baker

I am looking for information on Richard Baker b. abt. 1614 who married Faith Withington. He died October 25, 1689, in Dorchester, MA.

Harry Merrihew

Seeking information on the family of Henry Baker and Martha (Stogner) Baker. Henry born Oct 15, 1795 in Franklin County, NC. Martha born Oct 5, 1801 in TN.

Richard L. Baker

Searching for Parents of Caleb I. Baker, B.11 April 1820, married Maria Decker, 6 March 1843 in Athens County Ohio, served in Civil War. Together they had 10 children and they moved to Tippecanoe County, Indiana early 1870's. The information I have on Caleb is that he was born in NY. I have other information on the family which I am willing to share. Any information would be appreciated, My snail mail in P.O. Box 205, Lafayette, IN 47902

William Lee McGlothlin

Henry Baker, born 1895 in NC. Married Martha Stogner, born in TN. They produced: Tabitha Baker 1826, Martha Jane Baker 1828, James Thomas Baker 1830, George Washington Baker 1832, Isaac Newton Baker 1834, William Joseph Baker 1836, Henry D.Baker 1838, Daniel M. Baker 1840, Mary Elvina Baker 1844, Viola A. Baker 1845,
Daniel and William served in the 29th Illinois Infantry, Company F. Daniel discharged from service 1865 at Hempstead TX. Lived for many years in or near Galveston, TX. Later moved to Powshiek, county IA. and then to Eugene, Or. Died abt. 1935. Seeking information on any and all of these members of the Baker family.

Richard L. Baker

Researching Mary Ann Baker died 2/15/1859. Married a John Dunn who died 3/10/1853. They had 12 children, Eliza Jane, Issac Baker, Hannah Ann, William Axley, James Hodgson, Andrew Jackson, Sarah Hariet, David Campbell, Mary Catherine, Maria Virginia, Martha Payne and John Thomas.

I am a decendent of Issac Baker Dunn and his wife Mary Hazelrig Lynch. My Grandfather was named Leo Baker Starritt. I would like to know what if any information you have on Mary Ann Baker's parents, sibblings, etc. and more importantly, any information on her, herself.

I find it interesting that she so impressed her children and their children that that name continues to this day to be used as a middle name in my family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

It is ama

kate starritt

Looking for ancestors & descendants of John S. Baker, b.1814,York Co;died 1895. Married Mary Ann Rinternecte. Mother's name Barbara. Have some descendant information I can share! (197 Wise's Grove Rd., New Brighton, PA 15066)

Kathy Young

My grandfather was named Clyde Henry Baker. He was born in Frostburg, Maryland aproximately 1900. We have no other information on him and no idea who his father's family was. Can anyone help.

Bill Cutlip

I am looking for information on Rebecca Baker (parents Absalom and Eleanor Baker) who married Joseph Fletcher Ellett and had 4 children: (1) William Jackson Ellett 11-12-1815 (m Rebecca McGaha 1838 & Eleanor Jane Dickson 1854), (2) Mary b1842, (3) Robert Joseph b 8-9-1948, (4) James A b 1861. Any help appreciated!

Deborah Ernsberger

I am looking for any info on jacob baker who was from birchwood,tn. he and his three brothers survived the sinking of th sultana during the civil war. after his first wife died he moved to mosouri and married. he is buried at monet,mo. I would appreciate any help.

Sarah Baker

sarah baker

Looking for information on Daniel Baker and Linbrook Baker
both are mentioned in the will of Linbrook Chamberain from Seneca falls, Senceca Co. New York. Dan and Linbrook Baker
both moved to Michigan. the date of the will was 21 March 1838

Mark Baker

Looking for info on the ancestors of Andrew B. Baker, b.22 Feb 1822 in PA. He married Sophia Teeples, b. in NJ. They emigrated to Tuscarawas Co, OH by 1850. Andrew was the son of John Baker, b. 30 Nov 1789 in Germany. Andrew's mother was Mary Rutter, b. 11 Mar 1801 in PA. They lived in PA until 1825, when they moved to Ohio.

Harold G. Baker

in search of information on my Baker line Frank E Baker born Lake Co., IL abt. 1848. mother may have been Catharine. 1910 census of Henry co mo says his father was born in New York and mother born in New York.
Msrried Mary Springer in Buchanan Co., Iowa 7-8-1876. her realtives may have been John Springer and George Springer.
Frank Baker and Mary Springer had two children Edgar and Leona. Frank Baker married a second time to Anna Parrett. they had one child: Warren Baker who is my grandfather.
Frank Baker and Anna Moved to missouri around 1902 and settled in Henry County. We still have part of the home place in the family. Frank Baker may have had a sister named Minnie.
Any help would be appreciated. I have a box full of papers that belonged to FRank
Thanks Stella

Stella Lee

Looking for information re: William Baker b. ca 1754 VA (m. Alice) d. 1804 NC, children known: William b. 1796 (m. Sarah Bagnall/Bagnell,etc.b. 24 Aug 1796), Sarah b. 22 Feb 1777, Elizabeth b. 5 May 1769. William served as a private from NC in the Rev. War.

Nadine Newhouse

Ruth Chancey of Pasquotank County, daughter of Edmund Chancey, Jr., and Sarah Keile, married Col. Henry Baker about 1700. Their children included John, Mary, Blake, Sarah, Ruth, Zadock, Henry, David, Edmund and Samuel Baker. It is my understanding they lived in Chowan County. I need any data for these people, Ruths date of death, anything for the children. I only have "about" birth dates for them.

Some military history for Colonel Baker would be good also.

Thank you for any input anyone may have. Robert Chancey

Robert Chancey

I am searching for Isaac Baker, B. Jan 25 1809, London, England; d. 1870 1835 moved from Ithaca, NY to Lottsville.

Married to Susan.

Bruce A. Baker

Looking for info on John Baker who was discharged from First New York Reg. American Revolutionary Army in June 1783.Relocated to Washington Co., Alabama, wherehe and his wife, Elizabeth Blair, farmed and raised a family. I have good info on john Baker heirs but nothing on his ancestors.

Jack W. Baker

Charles Baker was born abt 1764 in Montgomery Co, VA. He married Mary Alford in 1786. Can anyone help with information on Charles' parents/siblings?

Kary Wild

I am looking for any information about a Jacob Baker that was left on a doorstep in Philadelphia, PA.


Janice Dunkerton

Researching the following: Huit Baker b.1808 (NY or PA) died in 1887 in Ontario, Canada (He had one brother named Jahiel). Huit was married to Elvira b.1808. Children: Benjamin Franklin b.1828 (NY or PA), David Ticknor b.1835 NY, Huit Jr. b.1842. I am a decendant of the Benjamin Franklin Baker line, his wife was Catherine and children were Sarah, Charles, Samuel, Lewis, and Herbert. My understanding is that there may be Pennsylvania Dutch in this Baker lineage, however I haven't been able to prove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott Baker

I am looking for a link of Willis K. Baker of Erie or Warren County Pa, and Earl Allen Baker of Lottsville, Pa. I have an article from the Erie Dispatch about Earl Allen Baker the miller of Lottsville from 1948. I have the last will of Willis K. Baker. What I don't have yet is a connection? Anyone from NW Pennslyvania got any stories?

Bruce A. Baker

I'm just starting to work on my family tree, but my family can't help much. I know my grandfathers name was Rufus Baker. He passed away about 1974. He lived in southern Tennessee. If anyone can give me information on where to start I would be grateful.

Laurie Baker

Alatha Jane Baker b 2 Apr 1797 in KY, m Jabez G Moore, moved to Davis Co,Iowa, then to Taylor Co, Iowa. Alatha's
father was Lovell Baker b 12 Nov 1783 in VA, died 1852 Cass Co. GA. Her mother was Prissila Price b 1786.d 28 Feb 1872 Gravity, Taylor Co, IA

Maria Minear

Looking for any information on Abigail Baker married to John Card in Newcastle NH 7 Nov 1829
Mother of Eliza and Lousia Card;Lived in Portsmouth NH.

Joanne Bergeron

I am looking for the date and place of death for Harmon Alpha Baker, son of John and Catharine Baker. (born abt. 1868, german township, Fulton County Ohio)
Can anyone help?


Any information on Frank Baker born in 1860's, father was Charles Baker, came from England. Frank resided in Michigan and died in 1943. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Shelley Vallier

I am researching Baker's from Tennessee. My great grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Baker B: March 19, 1860 in Robinson Co., TN. She married W. James Lloyd. Also the name Dewey Baker. If anyone has these names please e-mail me...I am desperate. Thank you for your time.

Melinda Leady

Seeking info on Leonard Baker and/or Alfred Henry "Pash" Baker (brothers born Kensington London, England circa 1880/1900). Leonard, emigrated to Canada c.1920 with wife and 2 sons. "Pash" lived Bexley Heath, Kent, died c.1960.
Father was also Alfred Baker, mother Fanny nee Smart. Strong connection with Betts family of Harlesdon, Middx.

Tony Betts

Looking for links to Andrew Thomas Baker whose mother and father was Sarah Jane Griffith and Sarah Jane Griffith and whose spouse was Elizabeth Petrey. He was from Knox Co. Kentucky.

Gus Clouse

Am looking for any information on my Grandfather, James Oscar Baker. Reported to have been born 1865 in Bankinsburgh, West Virginia. Cannot locate any town by that name. Also mentioned was Harpers Ferry. Do not know anything more on him other than could have strong religious ties from that area.

Robert L Baker

Seeking the Baker family from Ireland.
Richard Baker b.1816 Dublin, Ireland, married Mary Jennings.Emigrated to London, Ontario area where most of their children were born, then they finally settled in Victoria,B.C. Canada.


Searching Alethia (Lethy) Baker born 13 May 1800, father was Jeremiah Baker, Sr., mother was Lydia Sessions. She died on 16 Oct. 1879 and is buried at Bethlehem Church (near Lenox) in Cook County, Ga.

Chris Land

Looking for any info on the Bakers of Liberty Co, Georgia. This would include James Baker, son Jeremiah Baker who married Louisa Willis daughter of Benjamin Willis.

Dan Simpson

information on james (ted) baker born 1821 d.1893 married to ester baker lived in n.salem twp Linn co. Mo. had 9 children some married to McCollum. My grandfather was Andrew Clinton. married to Winnie McCollum.

Jim Baker
clintmac @aol.com

Looking for Gilbert Troy Baker. Lived in Madison County Indiana. Married Leannah Vasbinder in 1896. On the marriage application it list Gilberts parents as James Baker and Rachel Walters. I can't seem to find Gilbert anywhere until 1910. I know he was born in 1870 and census says he was born in Indiana. Any help here? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.....Paula


Abraham Baker b. circa 1804 in Tenn., his son Abraham Jr. is my gg grandfather and was born in Miss. Abraham Sr. had following children: Jesse, Hannah, Joseph, Rebecca, Isham L., Malissa A. and Patsy all born in Tenn. Abraham Jr. and Hiram were born in Miss. The entire family moved to Texas and are in the 1880 census of Gonzales County Tx.
Abraham Sr. states his parents were born in N.C. Searching for his parents.

Dolores Ann Shuler

I am looking for information on Mary Elizabeth Baker b: March 19, 1860 in Tennessee, d: January 24, 1942 in Marion, Williamson Co., Illinois. Was married to W. James Lloyd and they had 7 children. Lela, George, James, Louella, Addie, Dee and my grandmother, Bessie Ruth. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Melinda Leady

Looking for family of Jonathon Baker born somewhere around 1840's. He had a son named Charles Raymond Baker from Franklin County Ohio. Jonathan's wifes name was Amanda nee Crawl(Krall). Jonathan's father and mother were Adam and Delilah Baker from the Shenandoah Valley. During civil war Janathan went with the confederates and rest of family disowned him and went with the north, He never saw his siblings again, although he said he prayed for them every night. I would like to find out more about his family and if there are any descendants that would like to know more about this missing family member and his descendents. Please help if possible.

Brad Breen

I am the only son of William Edward Baker of Port Washington Long Island New York b. jan 16 1906. My grandfather was a oysterman from the same area and was married to Louise Schmidt. I am new to geneology and would like to get some assistance in researching my roots. Can anyone assist me as I am Disabled and on a limited budget.

Edward J. Baker

Looking for parents of John Thomas Baker B: 1856 in KY married Alice Zerelda Anderson Married 1886 in Navarro or Hill Co., TX

Stan Baker

I am seeking any information on the ancestors of Thurman Curtis Baker, Sr of who lived in Springfield, IL in the late 1800's (b. 1840's d.after 1909)
m.1.(30 March 1869 in Macon, MS) Mary Allen (1844-1875) of Macon, MS m.2 unknown
Thurman Curtis and Mary Allen had two children: Donna Allen Baker (1872-1909) m. G W Rotan, Jr of Waco, TX. Thurman Curtis Baker, Jr m.1 Nita Poole m.2 Elsie Simmons who had son John from previous marriage. T C Baker, Jr moved from IL to San Antonio, TX

Raydon Eiland Alexander

Looking for my 3rd GrGrandfather James C. Baker b.July 1845 IL. married Mary E. ? b. January 1845 IL. I have found them in the 1900 & 1910 census Caldwell Co., Tx. They had one son that I know of, Albert A. Baker b. 1863 IL d. 1897 Caldwell Co., TX. married Mary Alice Carter abt 1885 Caldwell Co., TX. Will be glad to share information. Thank you

Ron Clark

Looking for information on a Jacob Baker(really)
born in 1796 and married a Hannah Rigby. They lived in the New Castle, PA area. Six children - Joseph, thomas, Seth, Hestor, Daniel and Jacob Quest.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Michelle Baker Wagner

I am searching for info on Abraham Baker Sr.,b abt. 1803/04 in TN. His wife's name is Mary and the 1880 census in Gonzales County Texas states their parents were born in NC.
They were in McNairy County TN in 1830, in 1840 and 1850 were living in Tishomingo County Mississippi but then show up in Texas in 1860. I am trying to connect to correct parents. My g grandfather Abraham Baker Jr. was born in Miss and went to Texas with his parents. He married Margaret "Maggie Jane" Runnels in Gonzales County Texas. Would appreciate any hints someone can give and I will be glad to share info also.

Dolores Ann Shuler

I thought this entry may help a few of you. I do NOT do any research except to update the newsletters, any info I post is for your research use only.

John Baker was born circa 1640 in Massachusetts. The only clue we have as to his parents is one obscure document that refers to him as being the son of "Andy Baker." We know John came west and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he raised his family.

John Renty Baker was born in 1735 in either Virginia or North Carolina. (He is the great grandson of the John Baker mentioned above.) His grandfather, Robert, who lived on Piquea Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was a gunsmith who developed the rifle that became known as the "Kentucky" Rifle. He and his sons, who were all gunsmiths, also invented and developed hand operated machines to cut the rifle barrels.

John's father, Andrew, had lived for a time in Prince Edward County, Virginia, before moving to Buncombe County, North Carolina.

John Renty became what was known as a "Long Hunter." This label was given to those men who would go long distances into Indian territory to hunt, staying for months at a time in the wilderness. In 1763 he was living on the Green River among the Cherokees in what is now Kentucky, and it was from this base that he and other Long Hunters made trips down the Cumberland River to Spanish Natchez to sell their furs. Tradition says that he married an Indian woman during this period and had several children by her although he had a wife and family waiting for him back in North Carolina.

When the American Revolution started, John served as a Captain in Colonel Benjamin Cleveland's Regiment. After the war, he brought his family from North Carolina to Kentucky and settled in what would become Clay County.

After the death of his wife, John Renty became a recluse and lived in a rockhouse near the mouth of Buffalo Creek, now in Owsley County, Kentucky, and died there in 1820. John fathered at least 21 children that we know of.

His son Julius Robert (known as Julius Bob) settled on Bullskin Creek in Clay County and became Justice of the first Clay County Court and Sheriff of Clay County. One of Julius Bob's sons was called Boston Bob. There are many mountain stories about Boston Bob. Once he shot off his finger to see what it would feel like. He kept the finger in a bottle of whiskey till one day he became so thirsty, he threw away his finger and drank the whiskey.

The Bakers are the source of many colorful stories but they also were involved in one of the longest, bloodiest family feuds in our country's history. It began in 1843 when Dr. Thomas Baker (a grandson of Julius Bob) shot John Bales.

Dr. Baker and John Bales were both married to daughters of John White and the two young couples became more intimate than is usual in that mountain country. Dr. Baker became insanely jealous of his wife and Bales. Finally in a fit of rage he deserted her and began suit for divorce but suddenly withdrew it. He went to the salt works, where Bates worked in Manchester, called him to the door and shot him with an old-fashioned "pepper box" pistol.

Bates died in great agony, but in his death throes he cursed Baker and authorized the expenditure of $10,000 from his estate toward the capture and conviction of his slayer. This tragedy greatly excited and divided the populace which led into the feud which lasted 59 years, and took over 100 lives in the southeastern Kentucky mountains before it ended.

1. "The Baker Files," by Dr. Claude Baker, Professor of Biology, Indiana U. SE
2. "The Overmountain Men, Early Tennessee History" by Pat Alderman, 1970, Published by The Overmountain Press, Johnson City, TN. Copy found in North Carolina State Library.
3. Rev. John J. Dickey Diary -- on microfilm. Page 2281-2282.
4. Baker Family Newsletter Int., Crystal Jensen Editor
5. "Dozens of Cousins," by William G. O'Connor, Trotwood, OH, 1987, 1992.
Crystal Jensen

I am looking for Bakers or Allens around Jackson area

mack baker

Am looking for information about Morrell (?) C. Baker. He was the son of William C. Baker born around 1822 in Georgia, and Elizabeth ? 1823. Other children were Nancy C. 1849, Samuel M.1847, William T. 1851, John M. 1854, Isadone E. 1857, Stephen J. 1859?. Have nothing else. Morrell married Matilda R. Farquhar in Drew County, AR. Divorced and he may have gone to Texas. Reportedly remarried and is buried in Sturgis, MS. Can anyone help?

Merrellyn Stark

Is there any information on John Baker born 1761, died between 1841-1851. married Mary Coulsey. Lived in Reephram, Norfolk County, England?

Joe Baker Lewis

Is there any information out there on a John Baker l832-l874 who married Sarah Belle John l840-l92l. She was the daughter of Seth John. Thank you

Doris Johns

Trying to find anything on my Great Grandfather Benjamin H. Baker. Per forms completed by him, he was born in Pennsylvania April 21, 1821. I think he was of German decent, but not sure. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Don I. Baker 2735 West Wilshire Blvd. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116-4014 donebaker@aol.com

Don Baker

NH Bakers. Looking for info. on George & Kate (Carroll) Baker. Their children were Joseph, Mary, and Thomas Francis Baker (b. abt 1893)and died Jan. 1927. Thomas married Margaret Murphy and had the follwoiing children: Marjorie, Paul, George, and Mary. Any help would be appreciated!


Am looking for info on John S. Baker Born 9-11-1840 Kentucky died 1-15-1934 Wright County Missouri. He was married 3 time 1)Mary Elizabeth Austin 2)Mary Ellen Harrison 3) Mary Naomi Robertson. His father was a Jesse Baker from Kentucky. John had 17 ? children. John is my great grandfather.

Kitty Baker Helfrich

need info. James Baker of James City Co. VA by 1710 from England; his son James Baker of Frederick Co.VA(now Clark Co)on Col. Burwell grant, Sims Index book 1 p. 154, 22 acres on Lost River; sons Samuel b.ca 1725,William b.ca 1727, wills of both in Hardy Co WV.

Rebecca Taft

Looking for ancestors of William Baker and Judah McKinney
from VA and NC around 1800. Moved to TN and lived with son
David Davenport Baker, born 1820(?).
Think they are related to Winslows of MA early in the 1700s
or before.

Deborah West

i am searching for berthena baker who was married to john wilson.their daughter,eliza jane wilson,my g-grandmother was
b.13 oct.1858 in jellico creek,ky.she was married to william clark stephens.if anyone has any info on them or their siblings,please e-mail me directly.i will answer to all that inquires.thank you in advance.elaine amato

Elaine Amato

Looking for Betsey Luella Baker. She married Charles Curtis Cole in Ingham Co. Mich in 1883.

Geneva Thompson

looking for ancestors of john baker who enlisted in First New York Reg. American Army in Nov. 1776 and was discharged in June 1783 and relocated to Washington Co., Alabama.Based on info in Alabama I estimate he was born around 1758.

Jack W. Baker

I am looking for Thomas Baker who married Hannah Adans, May 5 1698 in York Co. Mass. (Me) They had 8 children. John, Sarrah, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph, Isachor, Hannah and Zebulon. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Bill Baker

Bill Baker

I'm searching for descendents of the brothers and sisters of my grandmother, Caroline Baker. Her brothers and sisters were: Susan, born c. 1863, Noah, born c. 1865, Alice, born c. 1872, Jefferson, born c.1875, Laura, born c. 1877, Martha, born c. 1878. I've found some descendents of Minerva, born 1870. She married Carter Anderson. Laura married Tyler Maxey but I haven't found any descendents. Martha married Jim Lawson; I haven't found any of their descendents. My Caroline married lst McClellan Belcher and 2nd George Sproles. Caroline's parents were Wallen W. Baker and Sidney Warren. Wallen was born 1837, Tennessee, son of John S. Baker(1804) and Susannah Wallen(1804). I have lots of info on the Wallen side. Wallen's brothers were: William, born 1826, James, born 1827, Elizabeth, born 1829, John, born 1831, Susannah, born 1831, Nancy, born 1835, Ely, born 1839, Manily, born 1842, Mary, born 1844 and Noah, born 1846. Would love to hear from anyone connected to these families.

Navada Gibson Heflin

I am looking for the father of John H. Baker.John H. was born 1841 and was married to Wilhemina(Minnie} Hosler in Galion Ohio around 1882.John H. must have lived in that area
for some time, he served in the civil war and was drafted from that area.His papers states his father is John J. Baker, but no location.
thanks for any help

Connie Baker

Looking for ancestors and info. on Charles Baker, born 1818 of the Warren County, Ohio (Stubbs Mill Rd.) Bakers. He's the grandfather of my great-grandfather, Charles Baker. I think my great-grandfather told me his people had been Welsh coal miners and come by way of Pennsylvania.

Stacy Edge

11801 N. 50th Street, Tampa Florida
I was originally born in Dekalb, Illinois. My father's name was Richard Charles Baker and my grandfather's name was Claude Baker. I think his father's name was "Po" Baker? I am not sure, but I believe we are from Pennsylvania originally, but that is unsure. Any info you could provide would be appreciated.

Bradley T. Baker

I am looking for any information on a James Baker from KY. He was married to a Rachael Gentry. They had 1 son William Lewis Baker born 1-26-1864. After that I know Rachael remarried 2 times & had childen but nothing else about James Baker. Anyone have any information on James & Rachel Baker from KY & moving to MO. Thank you for your help.


I am searching for information on a Robert F. Baker, Parents Robert F. Baker and Lena A. (Anderson) Baker, who may have known a Peggy or Margaret Campbell in 1961-2.


Searching for information on Samuel Baker of the 5th Regiment/Rev.War.He is listed as an Enlisted man in "New York in the Revolution as Colony and State" by James A. Roberts, Comptroller written in 1897.

Kirk Baker

Looking for information On Great Grandfather William Henry from upstate NY. Believed to have moved from NY to Polaski,Ill. around 1896 and later on to Kansas.

Henry William Baker II

Looking for parents of Stephen Baker borned abt 1790 in NC. Thank You Joe

Stephen Baker

I'm looking for the family of Laura Josephine Baker. She married Ralph Hemsley Wilson in Newtonville Massachussets on 16th April 1938, and emigrated to England.
If anyone can help me with this, please contact me at the above e-mail, or at
Steven Baker
15 Hillside Road
Teg Down
SO22 5NW
United Kingdom

Jon Page

Don't have homepage. Looking for Baker famlies in Somerset Co. NJ 1860's - particular my g. grandfather John Ncholas Baker b. there 1865 later went to Kansas and m. Daisey Hitchcock in 1891 and died there in 193. Searching his parents and siblings. Thanks for any info you may have to share.

Jeanette Reed

Searching for a Jacob Baker married to a Ruth Tomlin in Kentucky. He would have been born around 1800. This is the only approximation that I have. His son William married Sarah E. Rice in 1852 in Shelby Co. Indiana. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

Paul Dwiggins

I am impressed with the nice format you have! Searching for John Nicholas Baker, b. 1865 Somerset
County, NJ; married Daisy Hitchcock in Peabody, Kansas 1891; died there 1938. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Jeanette (Baker) Reed

Jeanette (Baker) Reed

From the Baker Newsletter Contents Volume #7, Col Henry Baker married Ruth Chancey of Pasquotank County, NC.

"The Baker Family of Hertford County, North Carolina; by Judge B.B. Winborne. Col. Henry Baker & Ruth Chancey; Major John Baker; Simon Baker. Private Manuscript."

I am researching the Chanceys of Pasquotank. If known, I would like to have Col. Bakers birth, marriage and death dates, as well as any known dates for Ruth Chancey. This is one of my brick walls with this family, and every source I find anywhere, has different dates. Col Baker born anywhere from 1684 to 1707.

Any help with this query will be appreciated.


Robert Chancey

Seeking information on the ancesters of Rebecca Baker b. 1773 in Chester, PA. Rebecca married John Johnson b 1775 in Chester, PA. They later moved to Washington, PA and then to Knox, OH.

Bruce Johnson

Looking for ancestors of John Baker who was discharged from First New York RegimentAmerican Army in June 1783, and moved to Washington Co., Alabama, with wife Elizabeth ???? where he farmed an raised a family.I have good info on his heirs from 1800 to date that I will gladly share.


fathers name is harry william, mother was audrey louise murray. anyone who knows anything, please contact me. daddys brothers are george and russell( i think its 2 l's), i also have a cousin by the name of skip, hes son to george.


i live in england and need to find the history of my farthers surname "baker". I live in somerset.

C. Baker

Looking for a Stephen A Baker born abt 1790 NC.

Joseph R Thompson

Am seeking info on O.S.(Orrin, Oren)Baker. In 1865 he defended the Andersonville Prison Captain, Henry Wirz. Baker apparently was a lawyer who lived in Washington, D.C. as well as Alexandria, Virginia. He may also at one time resided in St. Louis, Missouri. He has proven to be most elusive. I would appreciate any help or guidance. Jane Singer, 2004 Walnut Avenue, Venice, California 90291

Jane Singer