|Birth: ||Oct., 1755|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 22, 1838|
Henry Baker was already a man in his seventies when he left his home in Stokes County NC and settled with his adult children in Monroe County IN. The move took place sometime between 1826 and 1828. His 1838 will mentions his wife Elizabeth and six children:
1. Docia Baker Smith (1784 – 1814)
m. Joseph Smith in NC. d. NC. Her grave has not be located.
2. Magdeline Baker Foddrill (1786 – 1867) m. John F Foddrell in NC. d. Monroe Co IN.
3. Nancy Baker Cannon (1786 – 1867) m. William Cannon in NC. She moved to Monroe County with the rest, but later relocated to Auduban Co Iowa.
4. Tansey Baker Gentry (1800 – 1895)
m. James Gentry in NC. She died in Monroe Co. IN. Her grave has not been located.
5. Absalom Baker (1802 – 1869)
m. Harriet Jane Gentry in NC. He died in Monroe Co, IN and was buried in Burch Cemetery.
6. Sarah Baker Tilley (1805 – 1847)
She m. Reuben Dodson Tilley in NC. She moved to Monroe County with the rest, but later relocated to Harrison Co, MO.
All six children married in North Carolina, and, except for Docia who died in 1814, all of Henry's children and their families made the move to Monroe County Indiana between 1826 and 1828.
The grave of Henry's spouse, Elizabeth, has not been located.
There are some who believe that this Henry Baker was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, that he had a previous wife named Phoebe Clark and that his parents were Henry Baker Sr. and Phoebe Hedges. I did not find documentation to confirm any of these facts.
Nancy Cannon (____ - 1884)*
Magdaline Baker Fodrill (____ - 1862)*
Magdaline Baker Foddrill (1787 - 1867)*
Absalom Baker (1802 - 1869)*
Sarah Baker Tilley (1804 - 1883)*
aged 82 ys. 6 m. 25 d.
Maintained by: Beth
Originally Created by: donnysmith
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20356813
Henry Baker's burial may be the earliest in the cemetery. I believe he is also the oldest. May he rest in peace.|
Added: Aug. 28, 2011
Added: May. 13, 2009
Revolutionary War Veteran|
Added: Apr. 1, 2008