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Baker family genealogy~ Do you descend from Samuel L Baker???

Question by maxine06

According to what I have found in my research, Samuel L Baker b 3 Aug 1803 in Madison Co., KY. d 26 Mar 1874 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. Samuel married
Rachel Davidson b 1810 in Indiana. Samuel was s/o George Washington Baker b 29 Mar 1779 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., North Carolina and married Esther Robertson b
11 Dec 1781 in Caldwell, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina.
Their 3rd child was a daughter, Elizabeth Baker, b 17 May 1832 in Morgan Co., Indiana d 1908 in Villisca, Iowa.She married Isaac Newton Poston b 1826 in TN. They had a daughter Martha Poston and she married James William Buckley. Martha &James "Jim" were my gt grandparents. Now I have believed this my whole life, but now after doing some research for Baker Ancestors on Baker forums, I am so confused and doubting I have the right list of people.
Can someone help me find the ancestors before Samuel L Baker? Would appreciate it so much. Thanking you in advance.


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maxine06 , from Missouri, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2010. is researching the following names: POSTON, TOTTEN, JOHNS and 152 other(s).

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by edmondsallan on 2011-03-19 17:30:13

I think you may have taken a wrong ancestry trail -I have banged the following ancestry trail to see what might not be . One other thing . their are ( 5 ) george washington Bakers -b- between 1778 -- 1782. This one of those mistakes in this wonderful website that has been entered . wrong = (3 ) 0ut of the ( 5 ) have no true ancestry and probably put in to gain Points ? ( I won't explain that now ) Their is only ( 2 ) true ones ) One Has the correct wife'S name The other has wife's name and is nothing to do with your anncestry and his father etc - Ok - grab a cuppa - sit your self down and see if you like this piece of ancestry That I think and have proven ( 99 % ) the missing (1% ) is all of Samuel baker's children - only George is their .
Your Samuel Baker is named after his GG father Samuel Baker

Samuel Baker -b- 3rd Aug -1803 - Kentucky -m- Ratchel Davidson ( ? )
( no children Given )
-Father-George Washington Baker-b-1777-(Caldwell !!!!) North Carolina
-Mother- Esther Robertson m- 13th July 1800 Kentucky
children ( 14 )
- Elizabeth -b- 1801 -d- 1850 - " "( All born in Kentucky )
- Samuel -b- 3rd Aug 1803 -d- 27th Mar 1874
-( unavailable )
-Jane -b- 1806 -d -July 1846
-Caroline -b- 1811 " "
-( unavailable )
-Andrew -b- 1813
-Martha -b- 1817
-George -b- 13th July 1820 -d-1st May 1892-( one of twins )
-Esther -b- "" "" "" " "
-Robert -b- 24th Aug 1824 -d- 3rd July 1884
- ( unavailable )
- ( unavailable )

-G Father -George Baker -b- 1755 -d-1814 - North Carolina
-G Mother -Cazaire Rachel ( nee Mulwee ) m- 1781 - " "

GG -Father -Samuel Baker-b-1727(NC or England )-d-1758-South Carolina
GG -Mother - Elizabeth Thompson -m -1749 - ( Caldwell !!! )NC

- well thats all I researched - what do you think - it all fits - The other ( 3 ) i think is where the mix up occurred - - All the best
- Regards -edmondsallan

by ngairedith on 2011-03-21 12:58:23

Hi Maxine,
Some of the following may be your own postings on the web over time but I am putting them here so you can decide 'by elimination' who the ancestors and descendans of you family were

Samuel L. Baker om Find A Grave has the same info that you have above
- Wife Rachel Davidson (1810-1874) and also has one child, James Davidson Baker (1835-1894)

A family tree for Samuel Baker has his father as George Washington Baker and has 14 children for him & Rachel:

i. MARY5 BAKER, b. 24 November 1828, Morgan County, Indiana; d. 1866, Coles County, Missouri.

ii. ESTER BAKER, b. 12 December 1830, Morgan County, Indiana; d. 01 February 1831, Morgan County, Indiana.

iii. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 17 May 1832; d. 1850;
- married ISAAC NEWTON POSTOM, 15 January 1846, Rolla, Missouri; b. 1836; d. 1907.
- Marriage: 15 January 1846, Rolla, Missouri

iv. ANDREW JACKSON BAKER, b. 17 February 1834, Morgan County, Indiana;
- m. (1) JOANNA MEANS, 1858, Red Oak, Iowa; b. 1837; d. 04 October 1873;
- m. (2) MARGARETTA BOATMAN, 1874, Phillips County, Kansas; b. 1852; d. 1934.
- More About JOANNA MEANS:
- Burial: Baker Cut Cemetery, Montgomery County, Iowa
- Marriage: 1858, Red Oak, Iowa
- Marriage: 1874, Phillips County, Kansas

v. JAMES DAVIDSON BAKER, b. 07 November 1835, Morgan County, Indiana; d. 01 September 1894.

vi. SUSANNAH CAROLINE BAKER, b. 16 November 1837, Linn County, Missouri; d. 1871, Red Oak, Iowa;
- m. JOHN GOURLEY, 1858; b. 31 October 1833, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
- Marriage: 1858

vii. MARTHA JANE BAKER, b. 01 December 1839, Linn County, Missouri;
- m. SAMUEL CALDWELL DUNN, 22 October 1858.
- Marriage: 22 October 1858

viii. MISSOURI BAKER, b. 14 October 1841, Linn County, Missouri;
- m. CHARLES HENRY THAYER, 13 November 1862, Red Oak, Iowa.
- Marriage: 13 November 1862, Red Oak, Iowa

ix. DANIEL WEBSTER BAKER, b. 18 October 1842, Linn County, Missouri; d. 1859.

x. RACHEL BAKER, b. 08 March 1845, Linn County, Missouri; d. 13 May 1872;
- m. WILLIAM THAYER, 22 June 1865, Red Oak, Iowa.
- Marriage: 22 June 1865, Red Oak, Iowa

xi. MARGARET ESTER BAKER, b. 03 May 1847, Linn County, Missouri; d. 26 November 1926, Orleans, Nebraska.

xii. SAMUEL WILLIAM BAKER, b. 29 February 1848, Linn County, Missouri; d. 01 August 1931;
- m. MARY ELIZABETH MITCHELL, 1862; b. 1850; d. 1933.
- Marriage: 1862

xiii. SARAH EMILY BAKER, b. 31 July 1853, Linn County, Missouri; d. 29 August 1910, Seattle, Washington;
- m. WILLIAM STANLEY, 07 December 1869, Red Oak, Iowa.
- Marriage: 07 December 1869, Red Oak, Iowa

xiv. LAURA RACHEL BAKER, b. 09 January 1856, Linn County, Missouri; d. 31 January 1923, Idalia, Colorado;
- m. (1) FRANCIS W. ACTON, 04 February 1872;
- m. (2) JOHN GOURLEY, 1885, Red Oak, Iowa; b. 31 October 1833, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
- Laura's second husband, John Gourley, was first married to her sister Susannah Caroline.
- Burial: Haigler, Nebraska
- Marriage: 04 February 1872
- Marriage: 1885, Red Oak, Iowa

This family tree for Samuel L. Baker has him as a son of George Washington Baker, wife as Rachel Davidson and 2 children:

MARY EMILY5 BAKER, b. 1828, Indiana; d. Unknown.

JAMES DAVIDSON BAKER, b. 1835, Indiana; d. 1894, Indiana.

This family tree has George W. Baker
- (died 1846 in Linn County Missouri)
- (children Deed Book D 1847 hipp: 51 It was George W. Baker's sons who went from Morgan Co. IN to Linn Co. He had sons Samuel and John R. and he died in August 1846 in Linn Co. Missouri. Not known where he was buried. His children are listed in Deed Book 1847, Linn Co. MO. (no book or page given)

- his son Samuel L. Baker b. 3 Aug. 1803 in Kentucky m. 24 June 1827 Clay Co KY Rachel Davidson; Morgan Co. IN 1828; moved to Linn Co. MO 1840. He moved to Pulaski Co. MO and opened a saw and grist mill.

This site has
Samuel L. Baker marrying Rachel Davidson and ther children were:

Elizabeth Baker
James Baker
Martha Baker
Laura Baker
Mrgaret Baker
Rachel Baker
Daniel Baker
Missouri Baker
Susannah Baker
Andrew Baker
Sarah Baker

This family tree at Rootsweb Samuel Baker has his father as George Baker, marrying Rachel Davidson and having a daughter
Mary 'Polly' Baker

Samuel L. Baker, marrying Rachel Davidson is listed on this DNA test as one of 7 men having an exact matched DNA report. Going into the tests, this Baker Clan was represented by the largest number of men. Their history is well documented in most cases and they represent a very large number of Baker researchers, male & female.

The family tree of My Eastern Kentucky Family follows the lineage of Rachel Davidson as daughter of Mary Polly MORRIS & James Davidson.
It states that she married Samuel L. Baker, a judge, son of George Washington BAKER & Esther ROBERTSON, that they had 14 children and also has a link to each child showing spouces and their children

This family tree Lineage of John 'Renta' Baker has Samuel as son of Reverend George Washington Baker (1779-1846) & Esther Robinson

This family tree John Baker Descendants has Samuel's father as George Washington Baker, grandfather as John Renta Baker, great grandfather as Andrew Baker, has him marrying Rachel Davidson and having 14 children:

i Mary Emily (Polly) Baker was born on 24 Nov 1828.
- She died on 26 Oct 1866.

ii Esther Baker was born in Dec 1830 in Morgan Co., IN.
- She died on 1 Feb 1831 in Morgan Co., IN.

iii Elizabeth (Betty) Baker was born on 17 May 1832.
- She died after 1907.

iv Andrew Jackson Baker was born on 17 Feb 1834.
- He died UNKNOWN.

v James Davidson Baker was born on 7 Nov 1835.
- He died on 7 Sep 1894.

vi Susannah Caroline Baker was born on 16 Nov 1837.
- She died in 1871 in Red Oak, IA.
- Susannah married John Gourley in 1858.
- John was born on 31 Oct 1833 in Washington Co., PA.
- He died UNKNOWN.

vii Martha Jane Baker was born on 1 Dec 1839.
- She died UNKNOWN in Anacorte, WA.
- She was buried in Guemes Island, beside her daughter Rachel.
- Martha married Samuel Caldwell Dunn on 20 Oct 1858.
- Samuel was born on 23 Jun 1822 in Guernsey Co., OH.
- He died on 5 Mar 1905 in Villisca, IA.
- He was buried in Arlington Cemetary, near Villisca, IA.

viii Missouri Baker was born on 14 Oct 1841.
- She died UNKNOWN.

ix Daniel Webster Baker was born on 18 Oct 1842.
- He died in 1859.

x Rachel Baker was born on 8 Mar 1845.
- She died on 13 May 1872.
- Rachel married William Thayer on 22 Jun 1865.

xi Margaret (Mag) Ester Baker was born on 3 May 1847.
- She died on 26 Nov 1926 in Orleans, NE.
- She was buried in Woodruff Cem., Woodruff, Philips Co., KS.
- Margaret married John Henry Russell on 3 Sep 1866 in Red Oak,IA.

xii Samuel William Baker was born on 28 Feb 1848.
- He died on 1 Aug 1931.
- Samuel married Mary Elizabeth Mitchell in 1862.
- Mary was born in 1850. She died in 1933.

xiii Sarah Emily Baker was born on 31 Jul 1853. S
- he died on 29 Aug 1910 in Seattle, WA.
- Sarah married William Stanley on 7 Dec 1869 in Red Oak, IA.

xiv Laura Rachel Baker was born on 9 Jan 1856.
- She died in Mar 1923 in Haigler, NE.
- Laura married (1) Francis W. Action on 4 Feb 1872.
- Laura married (2) John Gourley in 1885 in Red Oak, IA.

This VERY large site John 'Renta' Baker (pdf file) mentions that Samuel & Rachel's son, Daniel Baker born in 1842, was the first male child born in the settlement of Lunn County Missouri (on page 4 of 342)

- it is a great read actually and mentions that Mrs Esther Baker (his mother) was the first to weave a cloth in that county and that Jacob Keith, William Putman, George W. Baker and Andrew Baker, in July 1840 made the first settlement on section 31, townnship 61, range 19 and section 11, township 60, range 19.
- George W. Baker, the noted pioneer Old School Baptist minister, held the first religious services in the community at private houses.
- It has Samuel L. Baker as the 2nd of 14 children, marrying Rachel Davidson and having 14 children
- this could be the original of one of the above trees (in a different format)

Samuel & Rachel are on the Marriage Records of Clay Co., KY
- just thought I would throw that in because I came across it :)

- A Genealogy Research column for Pulaski County, Missouri and her neighbors, by the late Don Vincent of Tacoma, Washington
- says:
... Balaam and Mary Baker (third cousins) lived in Pulaski Co. from 1747-1864 or 1865. Samuel Baker (Judge Baker) Marys father lived in Pulaski from about 1847 until 1851. Balaam is in the 1850 and 1860 Pulaski listing. Samuel in 1850 Pulaski, house 611.
- Samuel Baker, born 1803 in Kentucky married 1827 Clay County, Kentucky Rachel Davidson. He probably came to Morgan Co. Indiana with his father George W. Baker in 1828. First five children were born in Indiana; several Morgan Co. land transactions for him.
- Fall of 1851 Samuel and his son-in-law I.N. Poston, moved from Missouri to Page Co. Iowa.
... Wish to contact descendants: Ralph D. Shipp 850 8th St. Boulder, CO 80302

On the Robert Bolling Bowling tree he also has the George Washington Baker, John Teneretta 'Renta' Baker ancestry

On the tree of Mulwee - Baker Family
- Cazaire Rachel Mulwee
- was born 1760/64, ahd died in 1822
- she Married n 1781 or 1774 in Mecklenburg. Co. N.C.
- to George Baker
- George was born 1760, died circa 1814
their 10 children were:
1. Aaron Baker
2. Rebecca Baker [married John Mitchell]
3. Jonathon Baker - born 1783
- Married 16 Sep 1801 to Tamsen Rodden - born 1786
4. George Baker - born 1785
5. Michael Baker - born 1790
6. Jacob Baker - born 1792
7. Rachel Baker - born 1795
- Married 27 Feb 1838 to James Mulwee
8. Hannah Baker - born 1797
9. Abel Baker - born circa 1797, died 14 Jun 1848 - Tombstone
- Married 4 Jan 1816 to Susannah Dow - born circa 1799, died 26 Dec 1879 - Tombstone
10. Elizabeth Baker - born 1800
- Married 22 Sep 1829to Benjamin Rodden - born 1789 in Virginia

In the first comment above George & Cazaire Baker were the parents of George Washington Baker (b.1777), the only George on this list was born in 1785

On this tree The Krippendorf Tribe
George Baker was born in 1755 in Charlotte, North Carolina and married in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Cazaire Rachel Mulwee (1760-1822) of Ireland
- incomplete list of children

your great grandparents Martha POSTON & James William BUCKLEY are on this tree Descendant of Andrew Baker
- it says that Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel L. Baker who was the son of George Washington Baker who was the son of John 'Renta' Baker who was the son of Andrew Baker etc etc (& going back another 10 generations) like most of all the above links ...

- the children of Elizabeth & Isaac Poston were:
i. Mary E. Poston, born 1850; died Unknown.
- She married Hughlyn Mitchell.
ii. Richard S. Poston, born 1852; died Unknown.
- He married Francis Winters.
iii. Martha Matie Poston, born 1854; died Unknown.
- She married James Buckley 04 Jul 1877.
iv. James Buchannan Poston, born 1856; died Unknown.
- He married Jennie Patterson.
v. John Townsend Poston, born 1860; died Unknown.
- He married Mame Landers.
vi. Adam Poston, born 1862; died Unknown.
vii. Frances Poston, born 1872 in Twin Falls, ID; died 1961.
- She married Otis Sampson.

I think the reading of all those links (and the deciphering of all the information) should keep you busy for awhile :)

happy hunting

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