Seth Baker

Male21 May 1783–30 April 1865

Brief Life History of Seth

When Seth Baker was born on 21 May 1783, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Thomas Baker, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Peabody, was 36. He married Abigail Lawrence Abbott on 8 February 1803, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 April 1865, in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Madagascar.

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Family Time Line

Seth Baker
1783–1865
Abigail Lawrence Abbott
1791–1856
Marriage: 8 February 1803
Thomas Baker
1810–1832
Timothy Hall Baker
1812–1835
Charlotte G D Baker
1821–1907

Sources (10)

  • Seth Baker in household of Joseph W Hitchcock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Seth Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Seth Baker, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1803Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 3

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

    Age 5

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

    1808

    Age 25

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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