|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1809|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1858|
Inscription: d. Aug. 28, 1859 (should be 1858); aged 48 yrs. 8 mos. 18 days.
Jonathan BAKER was another old settler of Woodford County. He came to the area ca. 1826 before Woodford County came into being. He was born in Kentucky December 10, 1809.
He was a farmer. He married per license in McLean County, Illinois on December 19, 1833 Sarah, "Sally" BRACKEN, daughter of Matthew and Jane. Jonathan enlisted in the Black Hawk War at McLean County, Illinois on May 4, 1832. He was in Captain Robert McCLURE's Company of Mounted Volunteers. He died as the result of an accident on August 28, 1858. He was hauling bricks. Just as he prepared to unload them, the horses were startled and reared. He tried to catch the lines, but fell, and the horses pulled the load over his abdomen. He was dead in 30 minutes. Sally, his wife, is not buried in the Baker Cemetery. She and several of her children moved to Redwood Falls, Minnesota. I presume that she is buried there. Their children:
William F. BAKER, born ca. 1834, married Hannah ?; believe they went to Minnesota.
Henry Clay BAKER, born ca. 1840/1, married ?, had a family in Minnesota.
John A. BAKER, born Feb. 10, 1836, married Betty W. PAYNE December 23, 1858, had one child, Florence May BAKER.
Nancy Jane BAKER and Mary Elizabeth BAKER were twins, born March 2, 1843. When the railroad was put through this area, the twins peddled milk, eggs and cream to the workers. Consequently, when the first train went over the track, they were given a free ride to the end of the track and back. This gave them quite a thrill. Nancy married Nathan GOODELL Feb. 28, 1859 and had one child, Sanford GOODELL. She died young -- age 27. Mary Elizabeth married George Lyman BARNEY on April 1, 1860.
Laura D. BAKER was born in May, 1847. She died unmarried at age 18.
Sanford C. BAKER was born ca. 1855. He married Emma S. ? and had one child,
Harriet A. BAKER. He and his family lived in Minnesota. He died June 29, 1884.
Sarah Bracken Baker (1812 - ____)*
Henry Clay Baker (1841 - 1915)*
Created by: Cliff
Record added: Jul 05, 2006
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