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Austin S. Baker
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1824
Danby
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1906
Danby
Rutland County
Vermont, USA


Receiving a thorough and practical education in the public and private schools of Danby, Austin entered the battle of life fully equipped for an energetic struggle. Possessing a strong and well-developed physique and highly trained reasoning powers, he adopted the profession of teaching for some years. Settling on the homestead in Danby he devoted himself to farming for twenty-eight years, giving much attention to dairying and horse breeding. He also wrote poetry, and several of his poems can be found in the book, "The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C. Williams.

As an ardent Republican, his fellow-townsmen honored Mr. Baker with an election to nearly every office in their power to bestow. He performed the duties of selectman, the super intendant of schools and Justice of the Peace, serving with equal credit to each capacity. He was an assistant judge of Rutland County Court for six years and established an enviable reputation in the ministration office. During the Civil War Judge Baker was greatly instrumental in raising men.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, taking an active share in the work of Marble Lodge, No. 17, of Danby. Judge Baker was united in wedlock January 27, 1848, to Betsey M., daughter of Orange and Maria (Jones) Green.

Reference:
Ullery, Jacob G. Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont. Brattleboro: Transcript Publishing Company, 1894.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Baker (1778 - 1858)
  Susanna H. Mathewson Baker (1785 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Betsey M. Green Baker (1829 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anson Baker (1805 - 1877)*
  Benjamin M. Baker (1807 - 1894)*
  Edia Baker (1814 - 1866)*
  Orean Baker (1818 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Baker (1820 - 1910)*
  Austin S. Baker (1824 - 1906)
  John Fox Baker (1827 - 1918)*
  Susanna Philena Baker Harrington (1832 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Scottsville Cemetery
Danby
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35862827
Austin S. Baker
Added by: Charlotte Hill Edsall
 
Austin S. Baker
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Austin S. Baker
Added by: Diana L. Brace
 
 
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- Sharon Hines
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012
Thank you for taking time to upload this photo. I have this gentleman's photograph in my unlabled photos from my Hill Family of LaGrange Co., IN. I have several photos actually of Rutland Co. VT that were not labeled. I now have a name for a face that...(Read more)
- Charlotte Hill Edsall
 Added: Jul. 24, 2011
Rest in Peace in the Arms of our Lord. I have the privigle of have in hand some of your letter you wrote to family members while you were in the service. I also have some poems you wrote the late 1800's. They are beautiful and really give me light on wh...(Read more)
- Carol Horton
 Added: Sep. 6, 2009
 
 
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