Jane Baker

20 September 1793–about 1845 (Age 51)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Baker was born on 20 September 1793, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Baker, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Denton Montgomery, was 26. She married William Rice in 1808, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1845, at the age of 52, and was buried in Cortland Cemetery, Cowcreek, Owsley, Kentucky, United States.

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William Rice
Jane Baker
Marriage: 1808
Charlotte Rice
Sitha ( Sytha) Rice
Grandall Preston Rice
Ebenezar Baker Rice
Mary Polly Rice

Spouse and Children

Wayne, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 3

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 15

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Jean Baker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jane Baker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Deeds, 1800-1901; general index to deeds, 1800-1960. William Rice Sells Land in Wayne County, Kentucky 17 August 1818

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