Ancestry Of Marie Antoinette Baker
Wife Of Fellowes Davis
ROBERT BAKER, of Salem, Mass. Supposed to have come from Norwich, England, with the Endicott fleet, settling in Salem where he was granted a tract of land in 1637. Name of wife not known. His son:
CORNELIUS BAKER, d. Sept. 1714. Born in Salem, moved to Beverly in 1690 and was first of the name in that town, m. Abigail . Their son
JONATHAN BAKER, b. Aug. 28th, 1705, m. Elizabeth Trask, of Salem. Their son
JONATHAN BAKER, Jr., Married by Rev. John Chapman, Oct. 22nd, 1745, to Mary Conant. He was a member of the 1st Company of Haverhill, to which place he
moved, and marched to the relief of Ft. William Henry, Aug. 16th, 1757. (See town records of Beverly, Salem & Haverhill.) Their children were
John, b. Oct. 17th, 1746.
Mary, b. Jan. 3rd, 1748.
Bethiah, b. Jan. 15th, 1750.
BENJAMIN (of whom later), b. Jan. 15th, 1753.
Lydia, b. Apr. 11th, 1755.
Simeon, b. Apr. 11th, 1757, and five others born in Haverhill.
BENJAMIN BAKER, b. Jan. 15th, 1753, d. Nov. 11th, 1830. Was a soldier in Capt. Gordon Hutchins' company, Col. John Stark's N. H. reg't. In action at Bunker Hill, June 17th, 1775. In 1781 settled in Salisbury, N. H. (formerly called Bakerstown). He m. Apr. 29th, 1779, Mary George, of Warren, N. H. During his long life he accumulated a large landed estate. He took corn in payment for hide and leather goods. In prosperous years he filled his graineries and after short crops sold for cash. Always had money to loan on land security and constantly added to his acres. A public spirited citizen, prominent in educational and church work. His wife died Oct. 30th, 1830.