|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1786|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1876|
Transcribed by William L. Stephenson, Jr.
John Baker was born in North Carolina, December 9, 1786; and died in Broomtown Valley, Chattooga County, Ga., March 12, 1876.
His parents moving to Georgia while he was young, he grew to manhood and married in this State. His wife being a Methodist, he, soon after his marriage professed religion and joined that Church of which he remained a consistent and useful member throughout his life. In each of the several counties of the State in which he lived, he held the office of Justice of the Peace aggregating in this office a period of sixty-three years’ service. He was also a member of the Legislature and judge of the Inferior Court. In all these positions he served his fellow citizens with fidelity and to their advantage. During a large part of his long sojourns on earth, he served the Church as steward and class leader. He was taken sick on the 26th of February last and felling satisfied that the attack would prove fatal, he sent for his daughter and son-in-law and told then that he had no fears concerning the future, that his heavenly Father had separated his sins from him as far as the east from the West. He was in a happy frame of mind, repeatedly praised God on his death bed and passed away without a struggle or a groan. He was buried in the Broomtown cemetery by the side of his wife who had preceded him to heaven twenty-seven years before. He reared eleven children of his own and one grand-daughter and leaves a great many descendants to mourn his departure.
Elias Baker (1760 - 1843)
Sarah Holbrook Baker (1759 - 1858)
Amelia Brawner Baker (1786 - 1849)
John Monroe Baker (1814 - 1880)*
Mary Ann Baker Carroll (1819 - 1893)*
Osburn Irving Baker (1822 - 1902)*
Ann Baker Carroll (1784 - 1865)*
John Monroe Baker (1786 - 1876)
Created by: Carolyn Womack
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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