TUNE: “Battle Hymn of the Republic“The house of Baker cherishes traditions of the past, With the world’s great movements they have all their fortunes cast; And when they pledge their honor they are loyal to the last. The clan goes marching on! Chorus: Glory to the name of Baker! Glory to the tribe of Baker!
ALFRED THE GREAT, KING OF ENGLAND, father of: EDWARD THE ELDER, KING OF ENGLAND. His great-granddau. was: LADY ADELA DE VERMANDOIS: m. Hugh the Great, Count de Vermandois, son of HENRY I, KING OF FRANCE. LADY ISABEL DE VERMANDOIS: m. (first) Robert, first Baron de Bellmont, cr. Earl of Leicester. From them was descended, 5
American Bakers of Royal Descent Lewis C. Baker Family ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, father of: PRINCESS MARY: m. Walter, Lord High Steward. Their son was: ROBERT II, KING OF SCOTLAND; had, by his first wife: PRINCESS CATHERINE: m. David, Earl of Crawford. LADY ELIZABETH LINDSAY: m. Sir William Douglas. SIR HENRY DOUGLAS: of Lochlevan;
ALFRED BAKER: M.A., LL.D.; Prof. of Math.; b. Toronto; educ., Univ. of Toronto; mem. of var. committees, including Senate of Univ. of Toronto. Add.: Muskoka. PROF. ALFRED THOMAS: Litt. D.; Ph.D.; F.R.S.L.; Prof. of French and Lt.; b. 1873, s. of late Rev. Thomas; educ., Univ. of Heidelberg. Publications: Sur Robert de Blois. Add.: London.
ALEXANDER BAKER: (1582-1638); Jesuit; b. in Norfolk; entered Society of Jesus, 1610; visited India as a missionary; left a manuscript in defense of the doctrine of regeneration by baptism as held by Catholics. ANNE ELIZABETH: (1786-1861); philologist; assisted her brother, George Baker, in his “History of Northamptonshire”; published, “‘Glossary of Northamptonshire Woods”. ANSELM: (1834-1885); artist;
J. Montgomery Seaver began to publish manuscripts in the 1920’s on what he called the 100 most prominent names in America. In actuality, they were simply 100 of the most common names, and the whole series was part of a scam in which Jesse was eventually charged by Postal Inspectors. While Jesse over emphasized the benefits of his manuscripts, he did in fact provide some relevant information. The following manuscript is part of the Bell Family History published by Jesse in 1924. In it you will find short genealogies on many British and early American Bell families.
THE M(a)cDonald Family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The M(a)cDonald family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States; its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family
THE Baker Family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Baker family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family
“The Switzer family is of German and Swiss origin and was founded in America by three brothers, John, Valentine and Nicholas, sons of John Switzer, who never came to America. About 1770 the three brothers settled in Hardy, then Hampshire ‘County.” FROM “THE HISTORY OF BARBOUR COUNTY” Cornelia Switzer-Burkholder, a daughter of Daniel Morgan Switzer,
Abraham Switzer, son of immigrant Valentine Switzer, and his wife, Mary Hotzenpillar Switzer, was born in Hampshire County, Va., on April 4, 1767, and died near Crawfordsville, Ind., Jan. 12, 1838. He was married to Elizabeth Grant. Elizabeth Grant Switzer, was married to Abraham Switzer. She was born September 30, 1777. Died Aug. 10, 1845.