|Eliza Ward Pickett Baker|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1849|
Eliza Ward Baker
Died in Houston, Texas
Feb. 4, 1849
MOVED TO TEXAS STATE CEMETERY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS in 1929
BAKER, ELIZA WARD PICKETT (D. 1849) Eliza Baker was the daughter of Frances Dickson and Col. William R. Pickett of Autauga County, Alabama. The family had moved to Alabama in the spring of 1818. She grew up on the frontier. One brother, Albert Pickett, was a historian and author of The History of Alabama. Her other brother, William Dickson Pickett, was a lawyer.
Eliza and Moseley Baker were married in Autauga County, Alabama on September 22, 1828. Sometime after the birth of a daughter, Eliza, the Bakers moved to Texas. Wisehart, M.K. in Sam Houston, American Giant relates that on January 20, 1837 the Bakers, along with Francis Lubbock and his wife, accompanied Sam Houston on his first trip to the site of the future city of Houston. He explains, "on the 21st of April at the San Jacinto Ball denoting the anniversary of the battle, Sam Houston, the President of the Republic of Texas, led the Grand March with Mrs. Moseley Baker. He had tactfully chosen the wife of one of his most ardent antagonists, but told her truthfully that he had done so because she was the most beautiful woman there."
The Bakers had two daughters, Eliza and Fanny. Eliza Ward Pickett Baker died in Houston, Texas February 4, 1849.
Biographical information compiled by Nita Munoz.
Moseley Baker (1802 - 1848)*
Old City Cemetery
Created by: Vanessa Burzynski
Record added: Jun 07, 2013
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