John Baker, Sr

  • Birth 1760 Genoa, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 30 Sep 1822 Fulks Run, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Fulks Run, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 96891120

John Baker Sr. also called John Hessian Baker. was born in VA abt 1760, He married Elizabeth Turner,daughter of James Turner 1st.She is thought to be the oldest child of James Turner 1.

Note; John Baker was Literate at least in the german language.
This John Baker supposed to have been a Hessian soldier fighting with the british against the Americans during the Revolutionary war..Old records refer to Baker as Becker.The name Hessian was indicated as a nickname for him.

According to A Sketch'' of the Brocks Gap Turner Family.'' Rockingham Co Tax records show that ''Hessian John Baker'' evidently lived at the James Turner 1 homeplace at Genoa.VA. From around 1802 untill 1812.The 1806 tax record begins to list the old Turner land in the name of John Baker.Begining in 1812,the Home Place.''is in the name of the younger James Turner.while John Baker in 1813 has 2 tracts on Brock's Gap Dry River.most certainly the 250 acres which had been owned by the younger James Turner.In other words John Baker had traded the Turner homeplace in Genoa to James Turner 11 for James's land on Dry River.

Note do not know where John Baker is buried. most certain in the Michael Baker cemetery farm. with his son Michael and wife Elizabeth Turner Baker. or possible on the Turner farm land cemetery?at Fulks Run?
John Baker died September 30,1822. and Elizabeth Turner Baker died before or by 1829?

Children listed for them as
1. Philip Baker born 1787 marr widow Elizabeth Fulk Airie.child of John Fulk 1. she died abt 1832 married 2nd widow Matilda---- Zirkle
2.Elizabeth ''Betsy' Baker born abt 1794 marr Solomon Ritchie on Jan 21st 1813
3 Catherine ''Katy'' Baker born abt 1796.marr Isaac Ritchie.son of Jacob Ritchie on Feb 1st 1819. they were first cousins.
4.John Baker Jr. married Sarah Turner daughter of James Turner 11.they were 1st cousins.
5.Modeline also called Polly or Mary Baker married Thomas Turner.son of David Turner.they were 1st cousins and were married July 3,1817,. Thomas Turner was my grt grandfather, but Polly was not my grt grandmother.
6 Mary Baker married John Snyder of Mathias Snyder on October 13.1817
7 Margaret Baker married Phillip Circle or Zirkle on June 2. 1828.
note i have no further resource known about Michael Baker. only Burial location on his farm.

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  • Created by: barbara sterling
  • Added: 11 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96891120
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Baker, Sr (1760–30 Sep 1822), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96891120, citing Baker Family Cemetery (defunct), Fulks Run, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by barbara sterling (contributor 47067092) .