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Henry Perry Baker
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1822
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1877
Goliad County
Texas, USA

Henry was named for his paternal grandfather and great grandfather in North Carolina while his middle name reflected the maiden names of his grandmother and great grandmother there.

Sometime after 1830 he moved west with his father to Tennessee, Arkansas, and finally Texas. He filed a land claim for 320 acres in Lamar County in 1840 and married Nancy Louvina Cornelison there on Feb 13, 1845.

In 1850, Henry and Nancy were living in Bastrop County next to Nancy's parents Jonathan and Louvinia Cornelison, with an E. Baker, believed to be his half sister, working in a neighboring household.By 1860, Henry and Nancy were living in Williamson County with his half brother Joseph Lafayette, Memorial # 40864864, and Nancy's parents nearby.

During the Civil War, Henry enlisted with Capt. Edward Vontress's Company A, of Morgan's Regiment of Texas Cavalry. Morgan's men generally served as scouts and raiders in Arkansas, Missouri and northern Louisiana. Since they did not operate as a unit, they fought where needed.

Henry joined on March 26, 1862, and departed for Arkansas in early June. Less than two month's later, the 13th had lost 30 men to disease. By October finally, three brigades had recovered enough to engage in movements up and down the White River. However, heavy rains and freezing weather winter resulted in further epidemics and by February 1863, The Texas 13th had been reduced by illness from the 855 men it started with to only 615.

Henry served until March 13, 1863, his career cut short by the fact that he turned 40 during his first year of service. In the early years of the war, the Confederacy released men over that age. His discharge papers noted that he should be paid for wages, clothing, the use of his horse, and personal equipment. He was also to be paid transportation from Pine Bluff Arkansas to Georgetown, the county seat of Williamson County, Texas.

By 1870 Henry and Nancy had moved to Goliad County to be near her parents. In 1877 he patented land again in Lamar County, evidently based on his share of the Baker family ranch after his half brother John C. Baker died. A few weeks later Henry also died and was buried in Goliad County. The following year his mother-in-law, Louvinia Cornelison, died and was buried next to him, Memorial # 5036087.

Henry and Nancy had no children and Nancy remarried widower John William Moore in Goliad County in 1881 before they moved on to Hamilton County, Texas where Nancy is buried.

Family links: 
  Joseph Baker (1798 - 1862)
  Nancy Louvina Cornelison Moore (1831 - 1892)
  Henry Perry Baker (1822 - 1877)
  Joseph Lafayette Baker (1840 - 1901)*
  Robert Perry Baker (1841 - 1861)*
  John Calhoun Baker (1843 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Goliad County
Texas, USA
Plot: D-II-1
Maintained by: Jan
Originally Created by: Tom Denham
Record added: Aug 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5035947
Henry Perry Baker
Added by: Jan
Henry Perry Baker
Added by: Jan
Henry Perry Baker
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Added by: Tom Denham
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- Jan
 Added: Jul. 10, 2012

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