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Capt John/Johann Hontas "John" Baker, Sr
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Birth: 1737
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: 1787
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA

Killed and buried along the Flats of Graveyard Run, Cresap's Bottom, Marshall Co., West Virginia
Killed by Indians while away from Bakers Fort.

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Captain John Baker (Becker) married Elizabeth Ann Sullivan about 1760 in Philadelphia, PA and they lived in Shenandoah, VA; Dunkard Creek, Greene County, PA; Redstone Fort, Brownsville, PA. Finally, they settled along the banks of the Ohio River after the Revolutionary War, in the area that is now Marshall County, WV. When Captain Baker was about fifty years old, he lost his life in a conflict with Indians.

Capt. John Baker served in the Revolutionary War. Virginia Militia unit under Col. Silas Hedges (1736-1811) served as private in the Virginia troops. He was born in Virginia; died in Wellsburg, Va. (now W. Va.).

Arrived in the US; Rotterdam to Philadelphia on the ship Neptune in 1754

John Baker is listed in the 1966 Edition DAR Patriots Index as Virginia Soldier

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I have added Margaret Baker Yoho as a daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth Baker. I'm hoping our records are correct. I also added the sign erected on the roadside close to where Capt John is buried. The Bakers are very distant relatives. Margaret married Yoho, their daughter Mary married Christian Peter Gatts, who was my husbands step fathers gr gr grandfather.
Family links: 
  George Perilous Baker (1714 - 1802)
  Elizabeth Ann Sullivan Baker (1744 - 1836)
  George Washington Baker (1762 - 1845)*
  Martin David Baker (1780 - 1857)*
  Charles Baker (1788 - 1854)*
  George Baker (1732 - 1802)*
  John/Johann Hontas Baker (1737 - 1787)
  John Baker (1738 - 1787)*
*Calculated relationship
Location of his body may be in the Appalachian Mtns in the spot called "Graveyard Run" which is located near the point where the B & O Railroads cross each other. He is said to have been buried in a hickory bark casket along with John Wetzel after being killed by Indians.
Body lost or destroyed
Created by: Dora E Niceschwander Isa...
Record added: Jun 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71425905

Rest in peace. My 5th great grandfather.
- PraterAndHillKin
 Added: Feb. 7, 2017

- bonnie moatz
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
This is my 5th Grandfather; my Grandmother is Della May Baker Carson.
- lori moline
 Added: Jan. 31, 2017
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