Ancestry Of Marie Antoinette Baker
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:
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.