John Baker

about 1847–
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Baker was born about 1847, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Wesley Baker, was 40 and his mother, Ann Cogdill, was 40.

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John Wesley Baker
1807–1892
Ann Cogdill
1807–1892
Susie F. Baker
1828–1906
Lawson Baker
1831–
Susan Baker
1833–
William Baker
1833–
Thompson Baker
1835–1901
James Baker
1837–
Andrew Baker
1838–
Susannah Baker
1839–1887
Merrill Baker
1841–1864
Janies Baker
1841–
Jane Baker
1843–
Joseph Baker
1845–
Joseph K P Baker
1845–
John Baker
1847–
Merrill Baker
1849–
William John Baker
1832–1896
Lawson Baker
1835–
America Jane Baker
1841–1922
John R Baker
1846–
Joseph Baker
1847–1882
Thomas Baker
1850–

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World Events (3)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 0

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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