Artemas Baker

Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Oct 1853 (aged 73)
Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 40853643 · View Source
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Married Methettable Connant 17 Aug 1813, Windham, Portage County, Ohio. Father of 17 children.

Studied law at Hartford, Conn. and in the early 1800's went to Ohio and settled first at Revenna the county seat of Portage County. It was in Revenna that he started law practice. And it was in Ohio that he met and married Methettable Baker, also a native of MA. She was the daughter of Thatcher Conant and Elizabeth Manley and was born in Becket, MA.
Artemas helped to build the National Road through the Ohio area. Because the project went broke he was never paid. He then determined in 1850 to move his family to Texas.
His new son-in-law Oswin Teagarden helped him build a flat boat to carry the family down the Ohio to the Mississippi River. The group then traveled from LA up the Red River by paddle boat to the west Texas area and from there they settled in Lancaster, TX.

New Information from Davine Harding BIG THANKS
Sharon, I am always so grateful when someone goes to so much trouble to post the information they have. However, in genealogical research we can only be as accurate as the information available at the time. New data become available everyday and I have discovered there were 3 Artemus Bakers born in Mass around the same time and they all died around the same time too. 2 died in Worcester, Mass and your ancestor died in Dallas.

I think this is YOUR Artemus Baker.

NAME: Artemas Baker
BIRTH DATE: 6 Aug 1777 DIED: 11 Aug 1853 Dallas Texas
BIRTH PLACE: Westminster, Massachusetts
FATHER NAME: George Baker
MOTHER NAME: Dinah Baker

This Artemus married Methatable (sp) Connant.
most researchers show Artemus as the son of Jonas Baker and Bettie Wildern

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  • Added: 19 Aug 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Artemas Baker (4 Feb 1780–11 Oct 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40853643, citing Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sharon (contributor 47003932) .