Joseph Baker

Male1754–5 September 1826

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Baker was born in 1754, in Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Baker, was 24 and his mother, Mary Chamberlain, was 31. 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, 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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Joseph Baker
Elizabeth Sadler
Marriage: 4 November 1777
Amasa Baker
Roswell Baker
Mercy "Minnie" Baker
Chester Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Horace Baker

Sources (15)

  • Joseph Batzer, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Baker - Published information: birth: 1754; Massachusetts, United States
  • Joseph Baker, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    4 November 1777Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 22

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


    Age 36

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list


    Age 37

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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