Jacob Baker

7 November 1789–10 March 1874 (Age 84)
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Baker was born on 7 November 1789, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry William Baker, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Miller, was 21. He married Catherine Bush Streit on 6 January 1814. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 10 March 1874, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Baker
Catherine Bush Streit
Marriage: 6 January 1814
Henry Streit Baker
Susan Catherine Baker
Agustus Baker
Emma F Baker
William Ball Baker
Harriet Elizabeth Baker
Camillus Streit Baker
Mary Virginia Baker
George Philip Baker
Jacob Edward Baker Sr.
Julia Evalina Baker
Reverend Robert M. Baker
Portia Baldwin Baker
Christian Streit Baker

Spouse and Children

6 January 1814
Winchester,, MD


    Henry Streit Baker


    Susan Catherine Baker


    William Ball Baker



    Harriet Elizabeth Baker


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 2

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

Age 23

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Jacob Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Baker, "United States Census, 1850"

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