David Elisha Baker

Male14 April 1824–22 August 1908

Brief Life History of David Elisha

When David Elisha Baker was born on 14 April 1824, in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Clay Baker, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Christenberry, was 17. He married Susan Hardesty on 4 June 1863, in Greene, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 22 August 1908, in Koleen, Jackson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Howell Cemetery, Jackson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Elisha Baker
Susan Hardesty
Marriage: 4 June 1863
Granville Baker
Newton Hiram Baker
Margaret Baker
Marquis DeLaffayette Baker
Martha J Baker
Sarah Elizabeth Baker
Jonas Baker

Sources (12)

  • David Baker in household of Robert Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Baker, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • David Baker, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1863Greene, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 17

    Historical Information 1841: Greene, Indiana, United States


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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