Henry Baker

about 1782–4 August 1848 (Age 66)
Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Baker was born about 1782, in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Baker, was 23 and his mother, Jemima Woodruff, was 18. 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 Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States


    James Ross Baker


    William T Baker


    Phebe Webb Baker



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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

Formed Jan 27, 1794
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

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)

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

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