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Baker family of Scituate ,RI and Pittston, Me

Query by moog25

I am searching for a pro bably 4th or 5th great grandfather Baker (no first name unfortunately) who was born aug 7, 1797 in Scituate RI, died aug 16, 1864 in Sommerville Ma. His wife (also no first name) was born june 27, 1798 and
died dec 20, 1885. Their daughters Emma, born nov 6, 1838 in Pittston, Me and Celia, born feb 16, 1841 in Pittston Me. Emma's grandchild, Mrs Prevost McCouch, was a biologist, whose husband was a professor at the University of Pa Medical School in 1947. This information was on a card to my great grandfather's sister Aimee Baker of Appleton, Wi from her cousin Rev B Lyman of Bennington Vt. I have been told that my grandfather Ernest Albert Baker, of Appleton, Wi, was the first lawyer in a long line of Methodist Ministers. Unfortunately my searches using this information have turned up nothing.

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on 2013-08-28 19:45:53

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by noggin on 2013-09-18 09:45:06

I find it difficult to believe you have the birth and death dates of of these 4x g/parents but do not know there names. I have tried putting in the dates of birth/deaths deaths you give for a Baker with no luck.

So lets try another angle - Emma, born nov 6, 1838 in Me (Maine ?) who did she marry?

by noggin on 2013-09-18 09:51:20

Ok taken another route Celia feb 16, 1841 in Pittston Me. Two hits which show her father's name as Charles Baker (Rev)

"Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
Name: Celia Greene Baker
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1840
Father's Name: Charles Baker
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50283-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
GS Film number: 1033823

"Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
Name: Celia Greene Baker
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1840
Birthplace: Maine
Father's Name: Rev. Charles Baker
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03045-5
System Origin: Maine-EASy
GS Film number: 9747

by noggin on 2013-09-18 10:00:22

Occ. of charles shown as Meth Clergyman. So now we have parent as:
Charles Baker and Hannah ??????

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles Baker
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Home in 1850: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Family Number: 230

Charles Baker 52
Hannah Baker 51 b New Hampshire
Caroline M Baker 25
Melbelle Baker 17
Emily A Baker 11
Celia G Baker 9
Clara Roberts 8

by noggin on 2013-09-18 10:04:15

Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Name: Reverend Charles Baker
Gender: Male
Death Date: 16 Aug 1864
Death Place: Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Father: Jeremiah ***
Mother: Sarah ***

*** Parents

by noggin on 2013-09-18 10:07:39

Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Name: Hannah D Baker
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1798
Birth Place: Plymouth, N H
Death Date: 20 Dec 1885
Death Place: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Age at Death: 87
Father: Samuel ***
Mother: Abigail D ***

*** Parents

by noggin on 2013-09-18 10:28:21

I have done all I can using your Births and Death data but I did not find a
Emma, born nov 6, 1838. Could it Be Emily A ?

Charles BAKER

birth: 7 August 1797 Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
death: 16 August 1864
father: Jeremiah BAKER
mother: Sarah BROTON

spouse: Hannah DEARBORN


Caroline Matilda BAKER,
Emily Atwood BAKER,
Celia Green BAKER,
Charles BAKER,
Henry BAKER,
Francis BAKER,
Laura Elizabeth BAKER,
Melville BAKER,
Albert BAKER,
Greenleaf BAKER

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MWPB-9JB Baker line

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MWPB-9X1 DEARBORN line

by noggin on 2013-09-18 10:36:57

Sorry missed this wedding off:

"New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
Name: Charles Baker
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 01 Jun 1823
Spouse's Name: Hannah Dearborn
Clerk's Jurisdiction Place: Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 1000965
Digital Folder Number: 4242889
Image Number: 329

Suggest you use this site to find Charles and Hannah's parents marriages:


by moog25 on 2013-09-20 21:40:54

Thank you so much for your research. The 1850 census record gives some credence to an old family story that an ancestor, a minister, discovered a child being abused and took her home. This Clara Roberts could be the child in the story. I'll have to see if I can find any further information.

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