John Caleb Walton Baker

25 April 1833–16 March 1912 (Age 78)
Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Caleb Walton

When John Caleb Walton Baker was born on 25 April 1833, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Walton Baker, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth "Cobb" Baker, was 26. He married Helen Jane Claywell on 12 March 1855, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Park City, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 1, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 16 March 1912, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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John Caleb Walton Baker
Helen Jane Claywell
Marriage: 12 March 1855
Millard Fillmore Baker
Sarah H. Baker
Julia L Baker
James Walton Baker
Lula Ellen Baker
Mollie J Baker
E. S. Baker
Ethel Lee ( Ella) Baker
Charles Samuel Baker
Leda Mae Baker

Spouse and Children

12 March 1855
Cumberland, Kentucky, United States


    Millard Fillmore Baker


    Sarah H. Baker


    Julia L Baker


    James Walton Baker


    Lula Ellen Baker


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Isabel "Sallie" Baker


    Hettie Ann Baker



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 17

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 28

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J M Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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