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William Baker
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1780
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1854
Oak Orchard
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

William Baker was the youngest son of Henry Baker, a tanner by trade who had immigrated from Germany about 1750, and his wife Eva Saylor.

When William married Catharine Hull in 1810, the young couple lived on the Baker family farm in Frederick County. When his father died in 1815 William continued running the farm and the tannery, which he inherited in 1828 when his mother died.

William and Catharine had five children by 1820 when Catharine was brutally murdered by two family slaves (who had been left to William is his father's will). She was buried in the Baker family cemetery on a hill behind the homestead.

William remarried, to his first wife's cousin, in 1827. William and his second wife, Magdaline Greenwood, had two more children. William Baker and his family lived on the old homestead until his death in 1854 and was buried with his wives (Magdaline died in 1860) in the old Baker family cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Baker (1743 - 1815)
  Eva Saylor Baker (1747 - 1828)
 
 Spouses:
  Catharine Hull Baker (1788 - 1820)
  Magdaline Greenwood Baker (1789 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  Daniel Baker (1811 - 1888)*
  John Baker (1812 - 1865)*
  Margaret Baker (1814 - 1826)*
  Henry Baker (1816 - 1896)*
  Andrew Hull Baker (1818 - 1891)*
  Joseph Greenwood Baker (1828 - 1899)*
  Catharine H. Baker (1829 - 1897)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adam Baker (1769 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Baker Arter (1776 - 1863)*
  William Baker (1780 - 1854)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of
WILLIAM BAKER
who departed this life
Oct. 30 1854
Aged 71 years, 3 months
& 18 days
 
Note: Head and Foot Stones are present. (Map death date incorrect. Should be 1854.)
 
Burial:
Baker Family Cemetery
Oak Orchard
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Grave site #6
 
Maintained by: achantle
Originally Created by: Denise Haviland
Record added: Jan 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83217699
William Baker
Added by: achantle
 
 
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GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to pay tribute and view ! Yes as you so have blessed us and all these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service! :
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

- Shirley M. Avera
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 
 
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