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 Melissa <I>Twitty</I> Baker

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Melissa Twitty Baker

  • Birth 11 Sep 1815 Smith County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 15 May 1864 Jefferson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial McClellan Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 7012485

Eldest of three daughters of Sarah Mackey Twitty and an unnamed Cherokee Indian, she married D. William Baker in 1831 in White Co. TN. They had 15 children, 12 of whom survived.

The family moved to IL in 1839.
Melissa was renowned for her straight, black hair which was long enough to sit on. She also told wonderful stories.

Her known children are:

Margaret J. Baker 1830-1896
m1850 Isaac Boswell
James Jewett 1832-1905
John Preston 1835-1915
Thomas C. 1836-1914
William M. 1840-1887
Harry A.E. 1842-1864
Andrew Bodine 1843-1916

Joseph C. Baker 1845-1848
Dicey Evelyn Baker 1847-1848
Benjamin Baker bd 1848
Mary Catherine Baker 1849-1904

Charles Peter 1852-1931
Nancy"Pansy"E. Baker 1854-1916
m1870 Wm. Jasper Shehorn
Evelyn Dicey Baker 1855-1874
m Wm.Rhymes
Benjaman Siegel 1861-1929

NOTE: The cemetery was originally known as Hickory Hill.

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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 14 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7012485
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa Twitty Baker (11 Sep 1815–15 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7012485, citing South Hickory Hill Cemetery, McClellan Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .