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Moses Baker
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1791
Death: Jan. 29, 1838
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

BAKER. Moses, Isaac, Rachel, John, Margaret. According to Moses Baker (b. 27 Apr 1791) as quoted in The Plum Tree Almanac, Vol 7, No 2, Fall 1989, he with his family of five signed up as a member of the Tennessee-Texas land company's wagon train which brought the family to Gonzales. The wagon train was assembled in HardemanCo, Tennessee and departed from there. According to land records, Moses Baker arrived on 20 Feb 1831 married with a family of five (two daughters and a son) and received a league of land on the west bank of the Guadalupe River between Seguin and New Braunfels in current GuadalupeCo. He also purchased four lots in the west outer town tract of Gonzales in 1834. Probate records verify that Isaac Baker (b. 15 Sep 1814), a Gonzales Ranger and member of the Gonzales Alamo Relief Force who died in the Alamo on 6 Mar 1836, was the son of Moses Baker. Land records indicate that Isaac arrived single in the DeWitt Colony on 13 Aug 1830 where he received title on 14 Jun 1832 to a quarter sitio of land just south of his father's tract on the west bank of the Guadalupe River. It is unclear whether this means that Isaac preceded the family in coming to Texas or there are errors in his land grant records. If his birthdate is correct according to his brother John Baker's journal, he would have been just under 15 years old at the time of arrival. Records indicate that Moses Baker stated that he came originally from Alabama. LawrenceCo Alabama records show a Moses Baker married Elizabeth Starkey on 19 Jun 1825. The signature on the marriage bond appears similar to that of Moses Baker's signature on documents in Gonzales records. If this is DeWitt Colonist Moses Baker, then Elizabeth Starkey would appear to be a second wife and stepmother of the four known children. Except those that concern the estate, there appear to be no records of Moses Baker after the Texas revolution. In some records, Moses Baker is said to have participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, but he may have been confused with Capt. Moseley Baker. His son-in-law Joseph D. Clements was appointed executor of his and Isaac's estate on 29 Jan 1838. (Joseph A. Mitchell, De Witt Colony Biographies)

Father of Isaac G. Baker (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)


 
 
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 Children:
  Rachel Baker Davis (1813 - 1847)*
  Isaac G. Baker (1814 - 1836)*
  Margaret Baker Davis (1819 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
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Created by: Gen Story Girl
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71172524
 


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- Carol Lane
 Added: Apr. 2, 2012
In memory of my son's 4th great-grandfather.
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