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Baker line of Amelia County-1740's

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Baker line of Amelia County-1740's

Posted: 18 May 2010 9:02AM GMT
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Here is my Baker line for Amelia County, Va. I am interesting in communicating with anyone connected to this line!
The Baker brothers, Caleb Sr., Samuel, Douglas and Robert Jr.and their families moved to Amelia County, Virginia (the western part of Amelia County became Prince Edward County in 1754), with their families in the early 1740s after leaving their gun-making business in Lancaster County, Pa where they are considered to be the first to make the Kentucky-Pennsylvania Rifle.
They must have found the warmer climate of Virginia much to their liking and discovered you could buy three times as much land for less money than in Pennsylvania. That alone would make the move to Colonial Virginia worthwhile for a family seeking land and a new future.
The brother Douglas Baker probably arrived the earliest, as far as we can tell, perhaps even traveling with Rev. Thomson to nearby Cubb Creek in 1739.
Douglas bought land on the 24th of March in 1740, 1415 acres of land on Spring Creek of Buffaloe River for 7 pounds, 5 shillings. (Virginia Land Grant Book 19:928)
His brother and my direct ancestor, Caleb Baker Sr. bought land probably soon after they arrived in beautiful Virginia in 1742. (Source: Amelia County Deed Book 1, Page 442 and 443.)
It was on the thirteenth day of November of 1742 when a land sale took place between William Kennon Sr. and Willian Kennon Jr. of the Parrish of Dale in the County of Henrico, and our Caleb Baker Sr., of the Parrish of Raughley in the County of Amelia. This first land purchase for my Caleb Baker Sr. was for “nine hundred and seventy acres on both sides of the Buffaloe River” for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, current money of Virginia.
Three years after buying his first land, on the fifteenth day of August of 1746, Caleb Baker in the consideration of one hundred pounds current money turned around and sold to his son Henry Baker, four hundred acres, and “bounded as followeth. (Amelia County Deed Book 2 pages 489 and 490)
“Beginning at a lower red oak of Samuel Bakers in Robert Gillespies line, North fifty three degrees, east one hundred and sixty poles to a corner Red Oak. South forty degrees, east three hundred and twenty four poles to a corner standing in Cobbs line. West 20 degrees, south thirty-two poles to a corner White Oak, south thirty-five degrees, west sixty eight poles to a corner hickory, west fifteen degrees, south seventy poles to the Samuel Baker’s Corner West Oak standing in Sam Cobbs line, north eighty-two degrees, west two-hundred and ninety-eight poles to the beginning.”

On that same day, Caleb Baker Sr. also sold to “my next direct ancestor, Samuel Baker, also his son” on the fifteenth day of August, 1746, four-hundred and sixty-three acres on Spring Creek for 100 pounds of current money. (Source: Amelia County Deed Book 2, pages 491,492, 493) “Beginning at a corner elm in Col. Samuel Cobbs line…..”

Robert Baker, Jr. is my Caleb Baker Sr’s brother. In his will, dated 2 Mar 1759 and proved April 10 of that same year, it is stated that he was of “Buffaloe Settlement, in Prince Edward County, Gentleman.” (Source: Prince Edward County W.B. 1:21)

When I received his land indenture, (Source: Amelia DB2 pg 472) it indicated it was the 20 Mar 1746, when Stephen Collins of the Parish of Raleigh in the County of Amelia of the one part and Robert Baker of the parish and county aforesaid of the other part. For consideration of twenty-four pounds current money of Virginia, “one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred arces beginning at Cunningham’s Corner….”

Here is my Baker line:
1. ROBERT BAKER SR my direct ancestor, was born about 1660 in Pennsylvania, and died 19 September 1728 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married SUSAN PACKER? Abt.1685 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was born Abt. 1664 in Massachusetts, and died Bef. 1728 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Children of ROBERT BAKER SR. and SUSAN PACKER are:

i.. DOUGLAS BAKER, b. Abt. 1688, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 16 December 1755, Prince Edward
County, Virginia.m- JANE THOMPSON
ii.. CALEB BAKER SR (my next direct ancestor) b. Abt. 1690, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 20 April 1754, Prince Edward County,Virginia.m-MARTHA BROOKS
iii. SAMUEL BAKER, b. Abt. 1694; d. Abt. 1758, Rowan County or Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
iv. MAY BAKER, b. Bet. 1703; d. Ashe County, N.E. in 1800 m. ROBERT ELLIOT; b. Abt. 1692.
v. MARY BAKER, b. Bet. 1699 - 1700; d. 1778; m. THOMAS CALLAWAY, CAPT. b. Bet. 12 October 1700 -
1712, Essex County, Virginia; d. February 1800, Ashe, North Carolina.
vi. ROBERT BAKER JR. b. 1708, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 10 April 1759, Buffalo Settlement, Prince Edward
County, Virginia.M- MARY
vii. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 1713. M John Hill?



Generation No. 2

ROBERT BAKER JR. (ROBERT)
was born 1708 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died 10 April 1759 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married MARY Abt. 1728 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

Children of ROBERT BAKER and MARY are:

i. ELIZA BAKER, b. Prince Edward County, Virginia. M- WILLIAM BALDWIN
ii. SAMUEL BAKER, b. Prince Edward County, Virginia; .d – 24 Dec 1757 - M –ELIZABETH THOMPSON. Their son Robert married a SARAH
iii. unknown daughter – M – JAMES ANDERSON

MAY BAKER (ROBERT)
Was born 1700-1703 in Chester County, Pa and died in Walnut Grove, Ashe County, N.E. in 1800. She married Robert Elliott- b about 1700.

Children of May Baker and Robert Elliott are:

i.JAMES ELLIOTT was born before 1743.
ii MARY ELLIOTT was born about 1743.
iii SARAH ELLIOTT was born in 1745 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. She married Andrew Crockett

MARY BAKER (ROBERT)
. b. ABT 1700-1705 d. 1778; m. THOMAS CALLAWAY, CAPT around 1735. He was b. Bet. 12 October 1700 -
1712, Essex County, Virginia; d. 1800 Ashe, North Carolina
i Carey Callaway.
ii Elizabeth Callaway died after 1808 in South Carolina.
iii James Callaway.
iv Mary Callaway. Mary married James M. Nye.
v. Shadrack Callaway Shadrack married Catherine C. Baker daughter of James H. Baker , Sr and Ann Cox. Catherine was born on 27 Mar 1820.
vi Charles Callaway was born before 1746.
vii Richard Callaway was born before 1746 in Ash County, North Carolina. He died on 5 Mar 1822 in Ash County, North Carolina.
viii Thomas Callaway , Jr. was born in 1753. He died on 27 Mar 1819.
ix Frances Callaway was born before 1755. She died on 12 Nov 1851.
x Joseph Callaway was born before 1755. He died before 1830. 49 M
xi William Callaway was born before 1755 in Ash County, North Carolina. He died after 1800.
xii Elijah Callaway was born on 12 Nov 1769. He died on 3 Mar 1847

DOUGLAS BAKER (ROBERT) was born Abt. 1688 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died 1765 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Hemarried JANE THOMPSON Abt. 1733 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

Children of DOUGLAS BAKER and JANE THOMPSON are:

i. ESTHER BAKER, born Aft. 1739- M – GEORGE SHILLADAY
ii. ANDREW BAKER, born 1755; died Aft. January 1804. He married CATHERINE BAKER
iii. DOUGLAS “DUGGY” BAKER , JR., born 1743; died 1778 in Prince Edward Co, VA-M-MARY ELLIOTT After his death Mary married William Scott.
iv. JOSHUA BAKER, born Abt. 1745; died 1776. He married HANNAH SMITH
v. SAMUEL BAKER born Abt. 1748; died 1801 Prince Edward County, VA m- MARY ANNE ARMSTRONG
vi. JEAN BAKER, born Abt. 1749.m-JOHN ARMSTRONG d 1813 Rogersville, TN
vii. MARTHA BAKER, born Abt. 1751.m- WILLIAM DAVIDSON
viii JOSEPH JOEL BAKER born 1754-1815 m-HANNAH
ix. ROBERT BAKER -1747 d 1773 m MARGARET GRAHAM

* CALEB BAKER SR.(ROBERT) This is my direct ancestor. He was born Abt. 1690 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died 20 April 1754 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married MARTHA BROOKS Abt. 1713 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN BROOKS and MARGARET OSBORNE. She was born Bet. 1693 - 1695 and died Bet. April - May 1759 in Buffalo Creek, Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Children of CALEB BAKER SR. and MARTHA BROOKS are:

i. ESTHER BAKER, b. Abt. 1716, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Bet. 1754 - 1759, Cub Creek, Charlotte
County, Virginia.—m-SAMUEL WALLACE
ii. SAMUEL BAKER, SR., (my next direct ancestor) b. Bet. 1718 - 1724, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 16 March 1782, Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married 1)-ELIZABETH GLOVER 2) CHRISTIAN RITCHEY
iii. HENRY BAKER, b. Abt. 1720, Chester County, Pennsylvania.m -SARAH
iv. ABRAHAM BAKER, b. Abt. 1722, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1779, South Carolina; m. SARAH.
v. MARTHA BAKER, b. Abt. 1728, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1790.M-CHARLES EWING
vi. MARY ANN BAKER, b. Bet. 1726 - 1730, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 25 June 1787, Bedford County,
Virginia. M- ROBERT EWING
vii. CALEB BAKER JR. b. Abt. 1734, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 10 March 1824, Prince Edward County,
Virginia. M- CATHERINE HODNETT
viii. RUTH BAKER, b. Bet. 1733 - 1736, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; m. SAMUEL JOHNSTON; b. Abt. 1733.
b. Abt. 1747.


Generation No. 3

ESTHER BAKER (CALEB, ROBERT) was born Abt. 1716 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1754 - 1759 in Cub Creek, Charlotte County,Virginia. She married SAMUEL WALLACE, SR. Abt. 1741 in Cub Creek, Charlotte County, VA. He was born Abt. 1710 in York County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1800 in Kentucky.

Children of ESTHER BAKER and SAMUEL WALLACE are:

i. CALEB BAKER WALLACE, b. Abt. 1743, Amelia County, Virginia; d. 1814, Woodford County, Kentucky;
m. (1) ROSANNA CHRISTINE; m. (2) MRS. MARY BROWN; m. (3) SARAH MCDOWELL, April 1774,
Boteourt County,Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 26 December 1745, Cub Creek, Charlotte County, Virginia; d. 11 January 1814,
Woodford County, Kentucky; m. HENRY PAWLING, Abt. 1763, Charlotte County, Virginia.
iii. ANDREW WALLACE, b. 25 September 1748, Cub Creek, Charlotte County, Virginia; d. 02 July 1829,
Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; m. CATHERINE PARKS.
iv. SAMUEL WALLACE, JR., b. Bet. 1749 - 1750.


*SAMUEL BAKER, SR. (CALEB, ROBERT) This is my next direct ancestor. He was born Bet. 1718 - 1724 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died 16 March 1782 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married (1) ELIZABETH GLOVER Abt. June 1749. She was born Abt. 1732, and died Abt. 1768 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married (2) CHRISTIAN RITCHEY 13 May 1768. She died Abt. 1795 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

Children of SAMUEL BAKER SR. AND ELIZABETH GLOVER are:

i. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. Amelia County, Virginia; d. Knox County or Jefferson County, TN m-ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL
ii. SAMUEL BAKER, JR., b. Abt. 1752.
iii. GLOVER BAKER (my next direct ancestor) b. Abt. 1755; d. 28 February 1827, Old Soldiers Home, Liberty (Later known as Bedford), Bedford County, Virginia .M- MARY FERRELL-1779 Bedford County, Va
iv. ROBERT BAKER, b. Abt. 1757; m. HANNAH FERRALL, 07 April 1781 Bedford County, Va.
Bedford County, Virginia;.d by 1813-Bedford County, Va
v. CALEB BAKER, b. Abt. 1760; d. Abt. 1792; m. JANE THOMPSON, 27 March 1782, Prince Edward County,
Virginia.
vi. MARTHA BAKER, b. Abt. 1762; m. JOHN EWING, Abt. 1780.
vii. JOHN BAKER, b. Abt. 1764; lived in Washington County, Al

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