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Rev Andrew Baker
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Birth: 1749
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1815
Jonesville
Lee County
Virginia, USA

Andrew Baker was a pioneer Baptist preacher of note who married into the Avent family of North Carolina and settled in southwest Virginia later in his life. His last church was Thompson's Settlement Baptist Church, still extant in Lee County, Virginia, and several miles from where Andrew is buried in a pasture in Van, Virginia.

There is some question about his Revolutionary War service, specifically if he was the same Andrew Baker who served in the regiment noted on his tombstone or one who served in another regiment.

All of his children, with the exception of the youngest daughter, Martha, who married Eli Davis and lived at Mulberry Gap in modern Hancock County, Tennessee, are listed in his Bible, which I have posted here. Martha is actually listed, too, on the next page. That page has been seen by living people but has been lost to researchers.

The only children of Andrew and Elizabeth are below:

Solomon, born 13 August 1770
Henry, born 14 August 1774
Andrew, born 18 February 1777
Joseph, born 8 April 1779
James, born 27 January 1782
John, born 15 August 1784
Nancy, born 10 January 1787
Elijah, born 8 May 1789
Martha, born 27 October 1791

I do not control FindAGrave links to children, and, for some reason, someone enjoys having FindAGrave link to false children of this couple. If the "child" is not on the list above, ignore it. The only child whose place of burial is actually known as far as I know is Martha's, who is buried in her family cemetery at Mulberry Gap. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Avant Baker (1752 - 1844)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Soloman Sanders 1770 Baker (1770 - 1847)*
  Henry Baker (1774 - 1811)*
  Andrew B Baker (1777 - 1840)*
  Joseph 1779 Baker (1779 - 1847)*
  James 1782 Baker (1782 - 1840)*
  John (P) 1784 Baker (1784 - 1855)*
  John P 1784 Baker (1784 - 1855)*
  Nancy Baker (1787 - 1856)*
  Captain Elijah 1789 Baker (1789 - ____)*
  Martha Baker Davis (1791 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ruddle's Regmt
Rev War

 
Burial:
Robert Clark Cemetery
Van
Lee County
Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.61454, -83.15494
 
Created by: Phillip Walker
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50911809
Rev Andrew Baker
Added by: Phillip Walker
 
Rev Andrew Baker
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Rev Andrew Baker
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- Deborah Sigrist
 Added: Aug. 10, 2017
If you are a serious researcher and looking for information regarding the Andrew Baker lineage, there is much information posted here that is factually incorrect, please do not use this information without documentation. ~ A Baker descendant!
- CL Hileman
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016
The legacy you started continues to live in the family you created. Rest in peace my 5th Great Grandfather. My ancestry is through your son, James Walter his son Eligah his son Thomas Vester his son Columbus his son Ervin and his son (my father) Allen.
- Roger Baker
 Added: May. 28, 2016
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