John W. Baker, farmer; P. O. Campbell; owns 135 acres in Sec. 19; was born in Morgan Co., Ill., Feb. 17, 1840; lived with his parents until the age of 6, when they died, leaving him to shift for himself; he emigrated to this State in 1861, settling in Coles Co. Was married to Susan D. Rodgers April 5, 1866; she was born in Coles Co., Ill., Feb. 9, 1851; the fruit of this marriage is three children – Effie M., Mary A. and Isaac W. Mr. B. has held the office of School Director six years, and Commissioner of Highways three years. Was in the late rebellion; enlisted in 1861, Co. B, 7th I. V. I.; served three months; re-enlisted Sept. 25, 1861, in Co. E, 5th I. V. C., and served four months in that regiment; was in the battle of Vicksburg, and several other battles and skirmishes. Mrs. Baker’s grandfather on her mother’s side was in the Black Hawk war.
Biographical Sketch of John W. Baker
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-john-w-baker.htm - Last updated on Oct 10th, 2011
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