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Genealogy of Henry Austin

Austin as a surname is a variation of Augustine or Augustus. The Austin line enters the Spracklin line with the marriage of George E. Spracklin to Grace Belle Austin on 29 March 1903. There have been several Austin coats of arms granted as early as 1660 but many of the lines have died out. This particular Austin line came early to Calvert Co., Maryland. They were planters, that is, owners of plantations and more than likely raised tobacco on the land there. To help them with their plantations, they owned slaves as evidenced by wills. And it is quite possible, that the early Austin’s had close associations with the Quakers of early Maryland. According to the wills, the Austin men remembered their God who blessed them with all that they had. Many of the heraldic symbols in Austin’s’ arms were crosses. The motto: “Trust in God and He will give strength” seems quite appropriate. It is quite probable that the Austin family came from England to New England sometime around 1665. Likewise the Harrisons, Lyles and quite possibly the Marshalls all came to Maryland around the same time. Samuel and Henry Austin, sons of Thomas Austin, came to Calvert Co., Md. Henry Austin was born before 1687 and died in Calvert Co., Md. He had married twice: first, to Elizabeth Lyles, widow of Robert Lyles who had died around...

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Genealogy of Belfield Kirtley Austin

Belfield Austin, son of John H. Austin and Louisa J. Broyles, continued living in Henry County, Missouri where on 28 October 1883 he married Gertrude Wilma Rhodus. While in Missouri they had five children: two of which died by 1890 of cholera. During the summer of 1898 the family moved to Shelby County, Illinois where Henry, Belfield’s brother, was already living with his wife near Lakewood, Illinois. In November of that same year, Belfield and Gertrude had another son Herbert. Unfortunately on 29 Feb. 1899, “Mrs. Belfield Austin died at her home northeast of town (Lakewood)… and the remains were interred in the Harmon Cemetery Sunday. She leaves a husband and four children.” Belfield was left with children to care for, the youngest being a small baby. On November 6, 1899 C. A. Kellar assumed guardianship of the baby Herbert and moved to Colorado: Belfield K. Austin remained at his home near Lakewood until his death in 1943. His estate was administered by his son Gilbert. A public sale was held in May/June 1944 to sell two tracts of land and 1 tract of oil and mineral rights to satisfy the state of Illinois claims against the estate. The land was a five acre tract near Lakewood and five lots in Cowden. Belfield’s obituary read: ”Hatfield K. Austin, son of John and Louisa Austin, was born near Madison, Virginia, August...

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Genealogy of Nicholas Baker of Scituate Massachusetts

K155 NICHOLAS BAKER: b. in England, 1610; d. in Scituate, Mass., 1678; St. John’s College, Cambridge, Eng., 1632; M.A. 1635; ordained as a minister in Scituate, and served the Puritan Church there until death; may have married his first wife in Eng.; m. (2), 1663. Samuel: 1628-1714; m. Fear Robinson; m. (2), Abigail (Lathrop) Huntington; lived in Hull, Barnstable, Norwich, Conn., Windham and Windsor, Conn. John: 1672-1763; m. Anna Annable; purchased lands in Windham County, Conn., 1643. Samuel: 1706-1791; m. Prudence Jenkins. Samuel: 1740-1812; m. Lydia Smith; m. (2), Chloe Silsby; m. (3), Sarah Farnham; established a separatist church called the “Brunswick Church”. Erastus: b. 1764. Ephraim: b. 1766; m. Phebe Edgerton Abbott; m. (2), Mary Kelsey; moved from Windham Co., to Salisbury, and then to Catskill, N. Y. Henry: moved to North Carolina before the Civil War. Charles: 1790-1853; m. Eleanor Abeel; a capt. in the War of 1812; in 1838, located in Columbus Twp., St. Clair Co., Mich. Moses Cantine: 1823-1894; m. Clarisa Thurston, moved to Oceana Co., Mich. Ch.:  Ashley Cantine: b. 1849; m. Beatrice Woodward.  Henry Woodward (b. 1887; m. Elsie Phipps), Floyd Miller (b. 1897). Frank E.: b. 1851; m. Emma Hall; d. 1907; had Clyde Harvey (b. 1882). Garrett A.: m.; in 1883 lived near Marshville, Mich. Ch.: Everett; Albert; William; Moses Cantine. Henry Augustus: m.; d. at Port Huron, Mich., 1873. Charles Nelson: 1832-1875;...

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Genealogy of Daniel Baker

B. Daniel Baker: 1780-1849; m. Elmina Hanford; l. In Whitestown, Jamesville, Oswega Co., Auburn and Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and thence to Leona, Winnebago Co., Ill. a. Leander Hanford : b. 1814; m. Martha C. Wing; graduated from the Univ. of Louisville (Ky.), 1842; served in Civil War as Brigade Surgeon in the Union Army; res. Belleville, Ill. Ch.: Leander Wing (b. 1853), Charles Hanford (b. 1856). b. Preserved Daniels: b. 1816; 1. at Durand, Ill. C. Preserved: 1782-1815; m. Lydia Cummings. D. Asa: b. 1791; m. Abigail Ridley. a. Samuel Ridley: b. 1828; m., Mary Bruner; 1. at Rockton, Ill. Ch.: Frank (1857), George (1859). 2. Abijah: 1749-1824; m. Esther Parker; m. (2), Phoebe Boyden; served in the army in the Revolutionary War. A. David: 1782-1861; m. Jemima Richardson; m. (2) Lucy Fairbands. held various military and civil offices in Franklin. a. Abijah Richardson: 1805-1876; grad. Amherst, 1830; D.D., Austin College, Texas, 1878; made valuable contributions to the literature of the Congregational denomination; m. Harriet Newell Woods. (I) George Stuart: b. 1838; grad. Union Theological Seminary, 1870; m. Margaret Coates; served in several different pastorates in N. Y. (II) Charles Richardson: b. 1842; grad. Cambridge Theological Seminary; m. Mary Sneden Schenck. (III) William Henry: b. 1845; grad. Harvard Medical School; professor of gynaecology there; m. Charlotte Ann Ball. Ch.: Roy Ball (1876); Harold Woods (1881). (IV) Walter: b....

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Genealogy of Thomas Baker of East Hampton Connecticut

Genealogy of Thomas Baker 1153 THOMAS BAKER: came from England in 1639 and was enrolled as a “Free Planter” at Milford, one of the original six towns of the New Haven Colony, on the organization of that town, 1639; in 1650 purchased property and real estate in Easthampton, a settlement that was begun in 1649; wrote his name “Backer”, and it was so written in both the Easthampton Patents and in many places in the early Easthampton records. His son Thomas appears to have written his name without the “c”, and it has been so written by the descendants of Thomas for at least a hundred and fifty years; Hobart House was built in 1682; 1618-1700; m. Alice Dayton, 1643. Thomas: 1654-1735; m. Ann Topping. Nathaniel: bapt. 1699. Micah: bapt. 1700. Samuel: 1702-1767; m. Mercy Schellinger. Samuel: b. 1729. Jacob: b. 1732. Jonathan: 1736-1820; m. Mary Barker; separated in 1770, and a divorce followed; m. (2), Sarah Morris. Samuel: 1763-1842; m. Elizabeth Daniels; captured by Indians in 1777, and sold to an officer on the staff of General Burgoyne; one of few Americans present at the formal surrender of Burgoyne and his army to General Gates at Saratoga; served in the Revolutionary War. William: 1791-1863; m. Eunice Conger. Azariah: 1819-1863; m. Harriet Kennedy. Hugh. John K. Ch.: Winfield, Harold, William Kenneth. Benjamin Franklin: b. 1823; m. Mary Brundage. Aaron...

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Genealogy of Richard Baker

H152 RICHARD BAKER: the first American ancestor of those known distinctively as of the Dorchester family of Baker; arrived in this country from England, 1635; m. Faith Withington about 1639; made a Freeman of the colony 1649; a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; nearly every year from 1642-85 his name is on record as exercising some office in the town administration of Dorchester; d. 1689. (1) John: 1643-1690; m. Preserver Trott; home occupied as a barrack for American troops during the siege of Boston: an efficient townsman. (A) John: 1671-1745; owned extensive farming tracts; m. Hannah Withington. (a) James: 1713-1776; m. Priscilla Paul; inherited homestead; an extensive farmer. 1. James: 1739-1825; grad. Harvard, 1760; m. Lydia Bowman; practiced as a physician; established a country store; in 1772 began the manufacture of chocolate at Dorchester Lower Mills. A. Edmund: 1770-1846; m. Sarah Howe; m. (2), Mrs. Elizabeth Lillie (Vose); took charge of the chocolate manufacture. a. Walter: 1792-1852; graduated from Harvard 1811; began study of Law at Litchfield, Conn., ran profitable woolen manufacturing business during war with England; in 1824 took sole charge of chocolate manufacture, and under new style of “Walter Baker”, it became prosperous and widely known; m. Deborah Smith Mott; m. (2), Eleanor Jameson Williams. (I) Walter: 1827-1887; m. Frances Cordelia Temlett. Ch.: (1) Walter Sydney: has been a resident of England from boyhood; m....

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Genealogy of James Baker

(a) Preserved: 1711-1777; m. Martha Harrington; owned and occupied the homestead property. 1. James: 1742-1803; last of the name of Baker to own and occupy the ancient dwelling house built by Richard for his son John. A. Samuel: b. 1778; m. Charlotte Muncreef. 2. Samuel: 1744-1819; m. Elizabeth Clapp; m. (2), Sarah Clark. A. Eleazer: 1784-1853; m. Susan Munroe; an ingenious mechanic. a. George Washington: 1824-1888; m. Frances L. Shedd; m. (2), Elizabeth Abbot Daland; engaged in some form of mercantile business. Ch.: Charles Daland (b. 1872). 3. Preserved: 1746-1842; m. Submit Clapp. A. John: 1780-1843; m. Patty Ellis; high sheriff of Norfolk County, appointed 1813. a. George Ellis: 1816-1887; m. Eveline M. Stevens; private secretary to gov. of New York, 1855-56; in political and personal affiliation with William H. Seward, Horace Greeley and Thurlow Weed; during President Lincoln’s administration was “disbursing agent” of the dept. of State. (1) George Fisher: b. 1840; m. Florence Tucker; elected president of the First National Bank of New York City, 1877. Ch.: George Fisher: b. 1878. b. John Joy: b. 1822; m. Harriette Pearson Titcombe. (1) Alfred Titcomb: b. 1861; m. Mattie M. Nichols. Ch.: Harold Titcomb: b. 1888. c. Fisher Ames: b. 1837; graduated from Dartmouth 1859; admitted to the Bar 1860; served in the Civil War and retired as lieut.-col.; m. Catherine Whiting Fisher. B. Benjamin: 1786-1857; m. Lydia Thayer....

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Genealogy of Timothy Baker

Part of the law firm of Smith, Baker, Efller & Eastman; had issue: (1) Bessie (b. March 22, 1884); m. June 26, 1907, Frank Norton Spencer. (2) Pauline (b. Dec. 3, 1885); unm. (3) Herbert Howard (b. Sept. 24, 1888); m. 1913, Katharine Menzies Kinsey; grad. from Yale College; is at present Vice-President and Sec. of the Libbey Owens Glass Co. of Toledo. Ch.: Herbert Howard, Jr. (b. May 22, 1915), Katharine Menzies (b. Nov. 26, 1916), Richard (b. Oct. 15, 1921). (4) Marjorie (b. Sept. 8, 1898); m. Oct. 7, 1924, Aaron Barrows Cutting of Montclair, N. J. c. Timothy: b. 1824; m. Elizabeth Raymond; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. d. Charles Henry: b. 1828; Toledo, O. e. George: b. 1832; m. Fidelia Latimer; Toledo, O.; nurseryman. B. Abner: b. 1791; m. 1817, Eunice Hall. C. Edward: b. 1794; m. Lucena Whitney; m. (2), Lucinda Goodhue; d. 1849. a. Timothy: a dentist at Marysville, Cal. D. Artemas: b. 1798; m. Lucy Leonard; blacksmith and farmer. a. Abner W.: b. 1828; m. Mary A. Cronkhite; res. Watertown, N. Y. Ch.: George 1. (b. 1855). b. Artemas L.: b. 1835; went to California in 1852; miner. E. Theodore: b. 1801; m. Almira Morse; removed to Norwalk, O., where he was a prominent man; 1862 removed to Cleveland, where he and son, Homer, are in the tanning business; m. (2), Margaret Williams....

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Genealogy of Francis and Paul Baker

Genealogy of Paul Baker C. Phineas (1786). 4. Paul: b. 1758; m. Elizabeth …… ; had Paul (b. 1789). 5. Jethro: b. 1755. (e) Lot: b. 1721/2; m. Desire Baker. 1. Lot: b. 1746; m. Elizabeth Wixon; m. (2), Hannah Snow. 2. Hezekiah: b. 1749; m. Abigail Weeks; had Barzillai (b. 1780), Hezekiah (b. 1791). 3. Stephen: b. 1754. 4. Theodore: b. 1757. 5. Abij ah : b. 1764. (B) Jonathan. (C) Isaac. (3) Daniel: b. 1650; m. Elizabeth Chase. (A) Daniel: b. 1675. (B) Samuel: b. 1676; m. Patience ……. (a) Shubal: b. 1710; m. Lydia Stuart. 1. Silvanus: b. 1734/5; m. Hannah Burgess; m. (2), Jane Crowell. A. Silvanus: b. 1757; m. Phebe Chase. Ch.: Sylvanus (b. 1788), Richard (b. 1790). B. Bethuel: b. 1761; m. Rhoda Farris. Ch.: Freeman (b. 1788; m. Olive Studley), Bethuel (1790), Farris (1793), Thomas (1795), Morris (1798). C. Obadiah: b. 1765; m. Mary Kelley; m. (2), Nabby Hopkins. Ch.: Obadiah (1793), Jehial (1797), Oren (1800), Lewin (1803), John Hopkins (1812). D. Jonathan: b. 1770; m. Huldah Downs; drowned at sea, 1809. Ch.: Hiram (1799), Baxter (1803), Zebulon (1809). 2. Shubal: b. 1741; m. Rebecca Chase; m. (2), Elizabeth Chase. A. Archelus: b. 1767; m. Mehitable Chase. B. Shubal: b. 1772; m. Mercy Smalley. C. Ezra: b. 1774; m. Susannah Gage. D. Michal: b. 1776; d. 1796. E. Ensigh: b. 1779; m....

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Genealogy of Edward Baker of Saugus Massachusetts

G151 EDWARD BAKER: farmer; settled on the south side of “Baker’s Hill”, Saugus (then Lynn), Mass., 1630; undoubtedly came in the fleet under Gov. Winthrop; admitted a Freeman, 1638; m. Joan (d. 1693); d. 1687. Joseph: m. Ruth Holton, 1662; he and eldest son, Joseph, killed by Indians, 1675; had five ch. John: b. 1645; m. Abigail Fisher; settled in Dedham; d. 1719. Samuel: b. 1673; m. Mary Aspinwall; inherited lands in Northampton; d. 1717. Ch.: Daniel (b. 1717; m. Elizabeth Allis; d. 1798). John: b. 1677; m. Sarah Whiting; d. 1768. Timothy: b. 1708; m. Abigail Pond; d. 1786. Jabez: m. Hannah Morse. Jabez: b. 1771; m. Abigail Burridge; d. 1854. Jabez: b. 1799; m. Ann Burridge. Ch.: George Warren (b. 1824). Nathaniel: settled in Belchertown, Mass. Ch.: Hinsdale, Leonard (settled in N. Y.), Ira, Ivers, Hadassah. Timothy: b. 1745; m. Cynthia Onion; assisted in building Forts in South Boston during the Revolutionary War; d. 1831. Aaron: b. 1778; m. (1), Hannah Gay Baker; m. (2), Roxy Whiting; capt. of a Militia Company in West Dedham; d. 1856. Lusher Gay: b. 1807; m. Elizabeth P. Sanford. Ch.: George Ellis (b. 1834; m. Ellen Smith), Lusher Gay (b. 1850). Samuel Whiting: b. 1817; m. Rachel Cole. Charles Richmond: b. 1841; m. Sarah E. Smith. Ch.: Frederick Augustus (b.1856). Aaron W.: b. 1845. Edwin Whiting: b. 1849. Eustis: b. 1824;...

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Bakers in the American Revolution

Officers of the Continental Army Amos Baker (Conn.). Surgeon’s Mate of Bradley’s Connecticut State Regiment, May to December, 1776. David (N. J.). 1st Lieutenant of Spencer’s Continental Regiment, 1st May, 1777; resigned 6th April, 1778. David (Mass.). Private in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Sergeant of Heath’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Sergeant 24th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 8th October, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 9th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; resigned 28th December, 1777. Henry (Md.). 2d Lieutenant 5th Maryland, Ist August, 1781; transferred to 2d Maryland, 1st January, 1783; retained in Maryland Battalion, April, 1783, and served to 15th November, 1783. Hugh (Pa.). Lieutenant Pennsylvania Militia, ; was a prisoner in 1780. James (Pa ). 3d Lieutenant 1st Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, July to December, 1776. (Name also spelled Barker.) James (Va.). Ensign; killed at Stony Point 1st June, 1779. Jesse (S. C.). 1st Lieutenant 2d South Carolina, – January, 1777; Captain, 2d October, 1778; was in 3d South Carolina in May, 1780; taken prisoner at Charleston 12th May, 1780. John (Ga.). Captain Georgia Riflemen, 8th January, 1776; Colonel Georgia Militia; wounded at Bull Swamp 8th November, 1778, and was in service to January, 1783. John (Mass.). Captain of Little’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Captain 12th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776. John (Mass.). 1st Lieutenant of Baldwin’s Artillery Artificer Regiment,...

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Prominent American Bakers of Today

ALFRED BRITTIN BAKER: Clergyman; b. Matawan, N. J.; 1836; s. Elishu 0., Dean of the Cathedral of the Diocese, 1919; Trustee Burlington Coll., and St. Mary’s Hall. Add.: Princeton, N. J. ALFRED LANDON: broker; b. N. S. Can., 1859; s. Addison; pres. Chicago Stock Exchange. Add.: Chicago. ALFRED ZANTZINGER: illustrator; writer. ANTHONY GEORGE: M.D. ARCHIBALD MCEACHERN: surgeon. ARTHUR LATHAM:mathematician; b, Cincinnati, 1853; s. John G.; head of dept. of mathematics, Manual Training High School, Brooklyn; 1901-17. Add.: Rye, NY. ARTHUR MULFORD: clergyman, editor; b. Wapakoneta, 0.; 1880; s. John Mulford; Chaplain 120th Inf., U.S.A. with A.E.F., 1918-19; capt. Co. K. 151st Ind. N.G.; 1923-24. Add.: Phila., Pa. ASHER CARTER: captain U.S.N.; retired. BENTON: lawyer; b. Bismarck, N.D., 1889; s. Isaac P.; desc. of John B. of Pa., Revolutionary soldier; Dir. U. S. Fuel Administration 1917-19. Add.: Bismarck, N.D. BERTHA KUNZ: lecturer, dramatic reader. PERCY BRYANT: sculptor; b. London, Eng.; 1881; s. John; executed bust and heroic statue of King Edward, VII; made busts from life of President Wilson. Add.: New York City. SAMUEL BURTIS: artist; b. Boston, Mass., 1882; s. Samuel Burtis; now istr. Corcoran Sch. of Art, Washington, D. C., and asst. prof. of coil. of fine arts, George Washington Univ. Add.: Washington. CHARLES FULLER: Zoologist. CHARLES HINCKLEY: civil engr., b. 1864; now deceased. CHARLES SAMUEL: lawyer; b. nr. Azalia, Ind.; 1855;  Thomas N.; mem numerous learned and...

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Prominent Bakers of American, Past Generations

ABIJAH R. BAKER: clergyman; b. Franklin, Mass., 1805. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Medford, Mass., in 1836, and in 1849 assumed a pastorate in Lynn; was author of many books, including “The School History of the United States”, “The Catechism Tested by the Bible”, and “O Question Book on the Sermon on the Mount”. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: musician; b. Wenham, Mass., 1811; from 1842 to 1848 was supt. of musical instruction in the grammar schools. He introduced music into public schools of Lowell and Lawrence; became editor of Boston Musical Journal; and, from its foundation in 1857, was principal of Boston Music School. DANIEL: soldier; b. about 1775; brevetted Major for gallantry at the battle of Brownstone. After war of 1812, he was promoted to rank of LieutenantColonel of 6th infantry, and commanded that regiment at the battle of Bad Axe River, in the Black Hawk War, 1832. D. Detroit, Mich., 1836. DANIEL: clergyman; b. Midway, Liberty Co., Ga., 1791; resigned as pastor Presbyterian church in Harrisburg, Va., 1821, and later went to Washington, D. C., where he lived until 1828; after 1830 traveled in South a s evangelist and settled in Austin, Texas, where he founded and was 1st Pres. of a college; author of several books. D. Austin, Tex., 1857. DAVID JEWETT: lawyer; b. East Haddam, Conn., 1792; admitted to bar in 1819, he began...

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Battle Hymn of the Bakers

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! Glory to our grand old family! The clan goes marching on. Edward, Richard, John and James were fathers of our clan. Sir John was the ambassador and George a famous man. We have a pride in “Baker” and we’ll boost it all we can. The clan goes marching on! The Baker blood is mingled with the royal bloods of old. Each century our numbers have increased a hundred fold. Among the world’s great families our family is pure gold. The clan goes marching on! We have our dukes and peasants, common folk and blue bloods, too; We greet each other with a smile and “Cousin, howdy do!” This goes with all the Bakers and it goes with me and you. The clan goes marching on! The Bakers fought at Concord, Gettysburg and Waterloo; In crusades to the Holy Land they marched as heroes do; They died in seventeen seventy-six, and nineteen eighteen, too. The clan goes marching on! “Fi-dei co-ti-cu-la crux is the Baker motto true; “The cross is the touchstone of faith” to...

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American Baker Families of Royal Descent

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 generations removed: BALDWIN DE WAKE: m. Lady Hawise, granddaughter of LLEWELLYN THE GREAT, PRINCE OF NORTH WALES. JOHN: 1st Lord Wake; d. 1300. LADY MARGARET DE WAKE: m. Prince Edward, of Woodstock, s. of EDWARD I, KING OF ENGLAND. PRINCESS JOAN PLANTAGENET: the Fair Maid of Kent; m. Sir Thomas de Holland, K. G., Earl of Kent. SIR THOMAS DE HOLLAND: 2nd Earl of Kent, from whom was descended (10 generations removed) THOMAS LLOYD: 1st Deputy-Governor of Pa. RACHEL LLOYD: m. Samuel Preston, Mayor of Phila., 1711, and Treas. of Pa., 1714-43. HANNAH PRESTON: m. Samuel Carpenter, Jr., of Phila. JUDGE PRESTON CARPENTER: of Salem, N. J.; d. 1785; m. Hannah Smith. MARGARET CARPENTER: m. 1776, James Mason Woodnutt, of Salem, N. J. PRESTON WOODNUT: m. Rachel Goodwin, and had: HANNAH ANN WOODNUTT: m. NATHAN BAKER. Issue. 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...

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