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Bolin Baker
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Birth: May 30, 1834
Death: Jul. 10, 1914

Bolin Baker was the son of Martha (Baker) & George Baker. He was born in Indiana. His family moved from Indiana to Linn Co., Mo where he was living in 1850 with his mother and siblings who were still at home. His father had already passed away by this time.

His forename is seen with various spellings in his lifetime depending on who was writing his name such as Boling, Bowlin, Baling, Bolen, etc. There are quite a few men with the same name, as Boling was a surname that came from a female line earlier in the large Baker family.

Bolin's known siblings were William, James, Robert J., George, and Alice "Aley."

He married to Irena Belzer on 22 May 1853 in Sullivan Co., MO. They were the parents of John Washington, Martha Frances, Rachel Angeline, Francis Marion, William Tecumseh Sherman, George H. T., Richard Grant, and Clara Baker.

He served the Union in Civil War from Missouri entering as a Corporal.

He became widowed 21 May 1872 when Irena passed away.

He moved from Missouri to Iowa.

He married to Arminta Matilda (Belzer) Ellis on 23 Dec 1880 at Lakonta, Mahaska, Iowa. (She was not a sister to his first wife.) She was the widow of Joseph Josiah William Ellis. He became step-father to her three sons, Oscar Alonzo, James Elmer, and Oliver Grant Ellis.

In 1885 at Des Moines, Iowa.

Bolin Baker served the Union in the Civil War. His residence was at St Catherine, Linn Co., Missouri at that time. He enlisted on 2 Dec 1861 as a Corporal at the place where he lived. He survived the War.

Service Record:
Enlisted in Company F, Missouri 25th Infantry Regiment on 21 Dec 1861.Mustered out on 22 Nov 1863.Transferred to Company H, Missouri 1st Engineer Regiment on 22 Nov 1863.Mustered out on 31 Dec 1864.

He passed away 10 July 1914 in Iowa.

Gone but not forgotten . . .

Family links: 
  Martha Baker Baker (1804 - 1880)
  Arminta Matilda Belzer Ellis Baker (1845 - 1921)
  Bolin Baker (1834 - 1914)
  George A. H. Baker (1837 - 1916)*
  Alice Baker Thomas (1843 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Wendy F
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31792674
Bolin Baker
Added by: kim hayes
Bolin Baker
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Gone but not forgotten. RIP Great Uncle.
- Wendy F
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

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