Zebediah Baker Jr.


Zebediah Baker Jr.

Maryland, USA
Death 1816 (aged 70–71)
Harrison County, Ohio, USA
Burial Harrison County, Ohio, USA
Plot Marker lost to "brush" or sunken
Memorial ID 110066743 View Source
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Married a very young, wife "Cassandra" in 1769.

Zebediah Baker Jr. is first mentioned on Aug 12, 1770 when he mortgages personal property for 80 pounds of sterling in Ann Arudel Co., MD.

By 1774, with wife Cassandra, he sells the Maryland farm in Baltimore County called "Food Plenty" to Benjamin Wells.

He signed the "Oath of Fidelity" in Ann Arudel Co., MD in 1778.

By 1785 Zebidiah Baker is in Hopewell Twp, Washington Co. PA near Buffalo Creek. This is southwest of Pittsburgh near the W. VA. border. In 1798 Vachel Baker, son of Zebediah, dies in Brooke Co., VA. Zebediah settled sale of personal property. In 1800 Zeb Jr. moves across the Ohio River to Harrsion Co., OH. Son Zachariah sells his Brooke Co. property and moves across to Jefferson/Harrison Co., OH in 1806.

"Zebedee and Cassandra Baker" are listed as part of the founding 9 member class in 1811 that formed the Bethel Methodist Church in Harrison County Ohio. The Baker Farm was one mile west of the church.

He died between 1811 and 1816 and is believed buried in the Bethel Church Cemetery (note that portions of the graveyard have gone back to "bush" and a search for the marker has come up empty in April 1998). A letter to Iona White from Grace Fisher, dated August 28, 1989, says that Lillian Baker (age 83) was a descendant of Zebedee and Cassandra (through Otho). Lillian was sure that Zebedee is buried in the old part of Bethel Cemetery. In Hanna's article on the Bethel Church and Cemetery, he mentioned the Bakers having a cemetery lot in the old section. Iona White visited the cemetery in 1981 and was told by Gertrude Baker (dec'd) that there was nothing in the old part presently but brush. Tami B. Stallard visited the cemetery in April, 1998 and could not find Zebediah Baker but there were many Bakers buried there and many stones not readable, sunk into the ground, or no longer there.

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