Elizabeth Baker

about 1820–18 July 1863 (Age 43)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Baker was born about 1820, in Missouri, United States, her father, Robert E. Baker, was 21 and her mother, Rachel Baker, was 15. She married William Ward Miller on 6 May 1840, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Callaway, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1850 and District 18, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 18 July 1863, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William Ward Miller
1821–
Elizabeth Baker
1820–1863
Marriage: 6 May 1840
Robert W. Miller
1841–1913
John S. Miller
1851–1943
Mary J. Miller
1853–
Marquis Marcus Miller
1856–
Lucinda Miller
1858–
Pocahontas Miller
1860–
Elizabeth Miller
1863–
Martha Anne Miller
1842–1926
Rachel Miller
1846–1929
Rebecca Jane Miller
1847–1921
Thomas Baker Miller
1849–1921
Marcus L Miller
1855–1937
Dixie Miller
1863–1863

Spouse and Children

    William Ward Miller

    Male1821–Male

    Female1820–1863Female

MARRIAGE
6 May 1840
Callaway, Missouri, United States
children

(13)

    Robert W. Miller

    Male1841–1913Male

    Martha Anne Miller

    Female1842–1926Female

    Rachel Miller

    Female1846–1929Female

    Rebecca Jane Miller

    Female1847–1921Female

    Thomas Baker Miller

    Male1849–1921Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1821

Age 1

Missouri is the 24th state
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Elizabeth Miller in household of Wm W Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Miller in household of William Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Baker, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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