Huldah Baker

22 May 1737–12 November 1812 (Age 75)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Huldah

When Huldah Baker was born on 22 May 1737, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Judah Baker, was 38 and her mother, Jane Nickerson, was 38. She married Isaac Mayo in 1758, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 12 November 1812, in Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Mayo
1733–1806
Huldah Baker
1737–1812
Marriage: 1758
Isaac Mayo
1778–1815
Susannah Mayo
1781–1814

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1758
Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (4)

1776

Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 39

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 63

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Huldah Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hulde Baker, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Huldah Mayo, "Find A Grave Index"

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