Nehemiah Baker Jr.

1754–31 January 1817 (Age 63)
Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Baker Jr. was born in 1754, in Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Nehemiah Baker Sr, was 38 and his mother, Lydia Regester, was 37. He died on 31 January 1817, in Middletown Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63.

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Nehemiah Baker Jr.
1754–1817
Ann Baker
1758–1809

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Lydia Anne Baker

    Female1743–1822Female

    Female1744–Female

    Joseph Baker

    Male1745–1827Male

    Female1748–Female

    Male1750–1804Male

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 33

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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