Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bakers in:
 • Joe S. Baker Family Cemetery
 • Sandy Cross
 • Nash County
 • North Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Joe S. Baker
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: May 6, 1865
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1935
Nash County
North Carolina, USA

Joe S. Baker, son of Calvin H. Baker and Sarah Frances Brantley, was born (illegitimate) on 6 May 1865 in Nash County, North Carolina; he died 9 Jul 1935 in Coopers Township, Nash County; under the name Josiah Brantley, he and Medora (Dora, Duck) Crumpler were married by G.B. Bryant, Justice of the Peace, 16 May 1886 at J.D. Baker's house, with witnesses Bennett Lindsey, Lucien Winstead and R.B. Vick.

DNA testing has proven that Joe S. Baker was a Baker descendant.

Dora "Duck" was the daughter of Bennett Crumpler and Rhoda Hawks, born 15 Aug 1868 in Nash County; she died 9 Sep 1946 in Coopers Township; by 1910 she had given birth to eight children, seven living.

Letter from Duncan Baker, Jr., Nash County, 24 Feb 1982: "The Calvin Baker homeplace still stands and Sam Baker's widow is still living there. In a field nearby is the Calvin H. Baker Cemetery. Your great granddaddy (Joe S. Baker) is not buried there but is buried about 2 miles down the road where his farm was located. He and his wife and a woman named Daisy are the only three. The graveyard is now near I-95. On your great granddad's grave is Joe S. Baker. They called him Joe for short. His wife was Madorra Crumpler."

Death Certificates:

Mr. Joe S. Baker; Residence, Nashville, N.C., RFD; Place of Death, Nash Co., Coopers Township; Married, Husband of Dora Baker; Date of Death, July 9, 1935, 1 pm; Date of Birth, May 6, 1865; Age 70 years, 2 months, 3 days; Occupation, Farmer; Birthplace, Nash Co.; Father, Calvin Baker, born in Nash Co.; Mother, Frances Brantley, born in Nash Co.; Informant, Mrs. Dora Baker, Nashville, N.E., RFD; Burial, Coopers Township, July 10, 1935; Undertaker, Summerlin Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, N.C.

Mrs. Medora Baker; Residence, Nash County, N.C., Nashville, RFD #1; Widow; Date of Death, Sept 9th, 1946, 5:45 pm; Date of Birth, Aug 15, 1868; Age 78 years, 24 days; Occupation, Retired; Birthplace, Nash Co.; Father, Bennett Crumpler, born in Nash Co.; Mother, Rhoda Hawkins, born in Nash Co.; Burial, Sept 9/46, Family Cemetery; Funeral Director, Johnson Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, N.C.

Bennett Crumply (Crumpler) married Rhody H (Rhoda K) Hawks, 10 Dec 1850, bondsman Wm Carter, witness Wm H Smith, Nash County NC. She was the daughter of John King Hawks and Temperance (---). John King Hawks died in 1849, Nash County NC.
Family links: 
  Calvin H. Baker (1837 - 1901)
  Sarah Frances Brantley Baker (1846 - 1925)
  Madora Dora Crumpler Baker (1868 - 1946)*
  Joe S. Baker (1865 - 1935)
  William Thomas Baker (1866 - 1939)*
  Dillia M. Baker Batts (1869 - 1931)*
  Atsey R. Baker Gardner (1872 - 1938)*
  Robert Lee Baker (1873 - 1943)*
  Susan Baker Joyner (1875 - 1943)*
  Samuel Calvin Baker (1882 - 1954)*
  Rhoda A.D. Baker Taylor (1885 - 1909)*
  Ethel Mae Baker Bone (1887 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Joe S. Baker Family Cemetery
Sandy Cross
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 1
Created by: HH Hicks
Record added: Dec 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63205697
Joe S. Baker
Added by: Jeff Hubbard
Joe S. Baker
Added by: Jeff Hubbard
Joe S. Baker
Added by: HH Hicks
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Great granddaddy, I hope to meet you someday in Heaven.
- Nancy Meadows
 Added: Mar. 23, 2011

- The John Crumpler Family Tree
 Added: Dec. 23, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service