Rhoda Baker

6 September 1817–31 December 1896 (Age 79)
New York, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Baker was born on 6 September 1817, in New York, United States, her father, Solomon Baker, was 47 and her mother, Mourning Dove Calloway, was 47. She married King R. Ireland about 1837. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 31 December 1896, in Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Crockett Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

King R. Ireland
Rhoda Baker
Marriage: about 1837
Jonathan R. Ireland
George Washington Ireland
Jesse Kirk Ireland

Spouse and Children

    King R. Ireland



about 1837


    Jonathan R. Ireland


    George Washington Ireland


    Jesse Kirk Ireland


Parents and Siblings




    John William Baker



    Andrew Jackson Baker


    Henry Baker


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 8

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 24

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Roda Sayles in household of G V Sayles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rhoda Baker Ireland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rhoda Sayles (born Baker), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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