Joseph Baker

1754–5 September 1826 (Age 72)
Ashfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Baker was born in 1754, in Ashfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Baker. He married Elizabeth Sadler on 4 November 1777, in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1790 and Augusta, Augusta Town, Oneida, New York, United States in 1800. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 5 September 1826, in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Baker
Elizabeth Sadler
Marriage: 4 November 1777
Amasa Baker
Roswell Baker
Mercy "Minnie" Baker
Chester Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Horace Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1777Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 22
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 22
    New York is the 11th state.
    Age 37
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 148669;2007: 309370; 2010: 419586)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.Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Joseph Baker in entry for Roswell Baker, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Joseph Batzer, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Joseph Baker, "United States Census, 1790"

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