Margaret Baker

Female–January 1887

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret Baker was born in Virginia, United States as the daughter of Joseph Campbell Baker Jr. and Elizabeth Alford. She married John Berry Hurt on 29 October 1815. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John Berry Hurt
1786–1873
Margaret Baker
–1887
Marriage: 29 October 1815
Elizabeth Hurt
1815–1898
Deliah Hurt
1846–
Nancy Elizabeth Hurt
1821–1893
James Bryan Hurt
1824–1890
Mary A Hurt
1825–1893
Joseph Holston Hurt
1832–1880
Isom Mann Hurt
1833–
Henry H. Hurt
1835–1864
Martha Honor Hurt
1836–1921
Sarah Emily Hurt
1839–1905
Cynthia Ann Hurt
1842–1920
Nancy A Hurt
1843–1926

Sources (21)

  • Margaret Hart in household of Berry Hart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margt Hurt, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Margaret Hurt in entry for Isom Manns, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1815
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    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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