Henry Baker

Maleabout 1782–4 August 1848

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Baker was born about 1782, in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Baker, was 24 and his mother, Jemima Woodruff, was 19. He married Hannah Ross in 1805, in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 August 1848, in Westfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Henry Baker
Hannah Ross
Marriage: 1805
William T Baker
Phebe Webb Baker
Sarah Eliza Baker
James Ross Baker

Sources (7)

  • Henry Baker, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Henry Baker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Baker, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"

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  • Marriage
    1805Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 1

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.


    Age 12

    1794: Formed from Elizabeth township in Essex County 1798: Incorporated 1804: Part to Rahway township 1841: Part from New Providence township 1847: Part to Plainfield township 1857: Set off to Union County

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 18

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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