~Mary Elizabeth (Cass) Baker, daughter of Benjamin Epps Cass and Jemima (Elliott) Cass. A Civil War widow,she married James Thomas Baker on May 10, 1866 in Monroe Co., Tennessee.
James Thomas Baker was the son of David B. Baker and Mary Ann "Polly" (Barnett) Baker and great grandson of James C. Baker and Nancy (Estes) Baker.
Together they had 10 children.
1.Sarah Jemima Baker, born Sep. 30, 1867 in Monroe Co., TN~married Alexander Eck Wilson 2.James Armstrong Baker, born Oct. 4, 1869 in Monroe Co., TN~married Bettie Thomason 3.Alta Ann Baker, born Dec. 25, 1871 in Missouri~married J. Harvey Wilson 4.David Epps Baker, born Apr. 1, 1874 in Bonham, Fannin Co., TX~married Katie V. Nix 5.Joseph Broomes Baker, born Oct. 15, 1876 in Texas~married _____ McCracken and Mary Mulican 6.Thomas Edward Baker, born Sep. 9, 1879 in Denton Co., TX~married Lena Dixon 7.John Key Baker, born Apr. 6, 1881 in Denton Co., TX 8.Louisa Jane "Lulu" Baker, born Oct. 2, 1883 in Denton Co., TX~married William Clarence Lugengyhl 9.Lawrence Cass Baker, born Mar. 12, 1886 in Denton Co., TX~married Ida Taylor 10.Dee Baker, born Aug. 5, 1889 in Denton Co., TX~married Ruth Reynolds
Mary Elizabeth (Cass-Grubbs) Baker was the wife of John R. Grubbs, married abt. 1862. They had one child, Jessie B. Grubbs was born to Mrs. Grubbs prior to her marriage with James Thomas Baker, whom he raised as his own.