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Corp David Baker
Birth: Jun. 3, 1749
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1838
North Carolina, USA

Son of Thomas Baker and Dorothy (Davenport) Baker, Cpl. David Baker was born at Culpeper County, Virginia on June 3, 1749. David Baker enlisted in the Continental Army in February 1776 in the Third Regiment of the Virginia Line under Captain John Thornton. He was named Corporal and held that rank during the two years of his service. He ended military service in February 1778 at Valley Forge, Philadelphia County, Penn. After serving in the Battle of White Plains, the Battle of Trenton (where his brother Richard was killed) and the Battle of Princeton, Baker went into winter quarters 1776-77 at Morristown, New Jersey. In 1777, he was in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and went into winter quarters 1777-78 at Valley Forge. He was mustered out from Valley Forge in February 1778.
He is listed in the official muster rolls of Valley Forge as having served in the 3rd Division, commanded by Maj. General Marquis de Lafayette, the 3rd Virginia Brigade, commanded by William Woodford, 3rd Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. William Heth, and in Captain Thornton's company.

The town of Bakersville, North Carolina is named after him.

He married Mary Webb in 1779 at Burke County, North Carolina, and together they had six children, all born at Burke County, North Carolina.

1.Elizabeth Baker b. April 20, 1780 m. William Bailey
2.Thomas Baker b. May 24, 1782 m. Susannah Wiseman
3.William Baker b. April 20, 1784 m. Judah/Judith A. McKinney
4.Nancy Baker b. Dec. 31, 1786 m. Jonas Davenport
5.James Crittendon Baker b. Dec. 27, 1788 m. Nancy Jane Estes
6.Mary Baker b. Oct. 13, 1792 m. Reuben McKinney

David Baker married Dorothy Wiseman Aug. 9, 1793 at Burke County, North Carolina. Together they had seven children, all born at Burke County, North Carolina.

1.Susannah Baker b. Sep. 6, 1795 m. Solomon Pitman
2.Martin Alexander Baker b. Dec. 9, 1797 m. Elizabeth Buchanan
3.Dorothy Baker b. Aug. 11, 1799 m. David Davenport
4.David Davenport Baker b. Jan. 9, 1801 m. Sena McJimpsey
5.Josiah Baker b. Oct. 20, 1802 m. Julia McJimpsey
6.Sophia Baker b. Jul. 6, 1804 m. Rueben Young
7.Charles Capron Baker b. Dec. 2, 1806 m. Mary A.Keener

*Corrections appreciated

Family links: 
  Thomas Baker (1711 - 1777)
  Dorothy Davenport Baker (1716 - 1790)
  Mary Webb Baker (1762 - 1793)*
  Dorothy Wiseman Baker (1765 - 1855)*
  Thomas Webb Baker (1782 - ____)*
  James Crittenden Baker (1786 - 1865)*
  Nancy Suffiah Baker Davenport (1786 - 1882)*
  Mary Baker McKinney (1792 - 1830)*
  Martin Alexander Baker (1797 - 1868)*
  Dorothay Ann Baker Davenport (1799 - 1885)*
  David Davenport Baker (1801 - 1890)*
  Josiah Baker (1802 - 1881)*
  Sophia Baker Young (1804 - 1891)*
  Charles Capron Baker (1806 - 1887)*
  David Baker (1749 - 1838)
  Charles Baker (1762 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Bakersville Historical Cemetery
Mitchell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: B. Baker-Bennett
Record added: Aug 17, 2006
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Corp David Baker
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Corp David Baker
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Corp David Baker
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