Susanna Baker

Brief Life History of Susanna

When Susanna Baker was born on 9 March 1769, in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker, was 26 and her mother, Susannah Whipple, was 19. She married Amos Bachelder on 1 August 1793, in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 November 1843, in Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Amos Bachelder
Susanna Baker
Marriage: 1 August 1793
Elijah Batchelor
Elisha Batchelor
Lucinda Batchelder
Susanna Batchelor
Chloe Batchelor
Sophia Batchelor

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  • Susanna Baker, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Susanna Batchelor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susanna Baker in entry for Amos Batchelor, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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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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